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IAPLC 2016 Aquascaping Contest Top 27 Photos & Comments

The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) is the world’s largest aquascaping competition. For the contest, which is hosted by ADA (Aqua Design Amano) in Japan, aquascapers from right around the world submit photos of their aquatic layouts which undergo a thorough judging process which results in a world ranking of all the entrants. Now…

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IAPLC 2012 Booklets Available

The ADA International Aquatic Plants Contest (IAPLC) Booklet for the 2012 contest is now available! The 2012 contest had the largest number of entries ever: 2,021, from 63 different countries, demonstrating the popularity of ADA and the Nature Aquarium. The Nature Aquarium concept was developed by Mr Takashi Amano the founder of Aqua Design Amano, and has…

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IAPLC 2012 2nd Round Grading – James casts his votes!

International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) 2012: Voting Begins! The top 200 aquascapes have been selected by the IAPLC steering commitee which includes Practical Fishkeeping Magazine Editor Jeremy Gay. You can see the top 200 entries (in no specific order) on this page. 2nd round grading is in progress; the contest participants, aquarium stores selected…

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New Photo Galleries Online!

We are pleased to announce that we have added two new photo galleries to our website… IAPLC 2011 contest Results (top 27 Places) This gallery includes a video slideshow of the top 27 placements as well as individual photographs with written details including official comments for the first handful. Some truly inspiring aquatic layouts from…

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