IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 18 ‘Lofty Spirit’

Lofty Spirit Chow Wai Sun HONG KONG W200×D66×H66(cm) This is a dynamic impression layout, using monstrous shape driftwood. The creator attached mosses meticulously to the driftwood, and it draws attention instantly, but from the view of natural feeling, the curve line of driftwood is too steep. A large open space on the right made the whole layout looks unbalanced. The layout could be more organized if set up in a less wider aquarium tank.

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IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 19 ‘Whisper of the Mountain – Rising to the Summit’

Whisper of Mountain – Rising to the Summit Lin Ting Quan TAIWAN W127×D60×H50(cm) The layout presented a natural canyon. The plant was meticulously arranged, but as a whole layout, it has some difficulties, because it is not clear where the gravity center is. The layout is roughly divided by 2:3 ratio, but the heaviest stone is located on the left side. The gravity center would become clear if the stone were placed on the right…

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IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 20 ‘Vine’

Vine Gary Wu HONG KONG W152×D51×H58(cm) The creator made a triangular composition layout by using normal driftwood and twiggy wood. The combination of unique shape driftwood, and natural aquatic plant arrangement made a good ambience in the layout. But the open space on the right seems too big, and the layout could be better if set in a shorter tank.

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IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 21 ‘Knot’

Knot Jiang Wei CHINA W130×D50×H55(cm) The whole layout was meticulously created by arranging stones and mosses. The green moss color is vivid, and it matches well with soft color cosmetic sand. It is regrettable the layout is completely divided into two, and left and right layout seems unconnected. It could have been better if left and right layout were organized well by planting in the central part.

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IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 22 ‘Enchanted Forest’

Enchanted Forest Michael G.W. Wong HONG KONG W120×D60×H60(cm) The way of driftwood arrangement is new and interesting. The driftwoods on both left and right side look like roots and branches of the tree, but the one in the center seems floating due to the buoyancy. This driftwood in the center makes the whole layout unbalanced. It could have been better if the driftwood were shifted to the right, and laid to the ground.

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