IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 7 ‘Forest Silent’

Bronze Prize (World Ranking No.7) Title: Forest silent Name: Grigoriy Polishchuk Country: UKRAINE Aquarium Size: W120×D50×H50(cm) Aquatic Plants: Cryptocoryne wendtii Cryptocoryne beckettii Cryptocoryne lutea Vesicularia dubyana Anubias barteri var. Valisneria nana Hemianthus micranthemoides Echinodorus tenellus Microsorum pteropus Fish & Invertebrates: Tanichthys albonubes Otocinclus affinis Caridina japonica Neocaridina denticulata Evaluation: A typical concave composition layout from Ukraine is selected for Bronze prize. Composition of the layout materials and balance of the whole layout were highly evaluated.…

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IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 8 ‘Into the Green’

Into the green Long Tran Hoang VIETNAM W155×D81×H50(cm) This is a unique layout produced with characteristic shape stones tied with ferns and mosses. The left and right balance is good, and all the composition is organized well. But the white cosmetic sand seems unnaturally white. In order to enhance the natural look of stones, the cosmetic sand close to the natural color should have been used, or the foreground filled with aquatic plants.

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IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 9 ‘Infinite Wonder’

Infinite Wonder K.P. Wong HONG KONG W120×D45×H45(cm) The layout is composed with natural looking complex shape stones. The composition is excellent, and it gives us an impression of seeing a magnificent scenic place. However, using too many colors of aquatic plants was disadvantageous. Especially the bright red color stemmed plants do not match these stones. Mosses and Anubias were planted between the stones. This layout could have been better if planted only with green color…

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IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 10 ‘Whitehead Gap’

Whitehead Gap Li Da Wei CHINA W120×D50×H50(cm) Distinctive texture of stones and nicely trimmed stemmed plants are perfectly matching. The use of cosmetic sand in the foreground also improves the natural look. It is very regrettable thicket of stemmed plants in the background was not filled completely to the right end. The layout could be more natural if they were taller and had more inclination at both sides so that they cover the joint part…

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IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 11 ‘Drizzle’

Drizzle Wang Chao CHINA W120×D55×H50(cm) The creator expressed a natural feeling well with stones, driftwood, cosmetic sand and mosses. The way stemmed plants in the background grow also looks natural. The overall impression and natural look is very positive, but the arrangement of driftwood, and their angles did not make a good impression. The layout could be different if driftwood angles were a bit lower as they seem too wide.

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