The Incredible Underwater Art of Competitive Aquascaping.
The world of competitive aquarium design, or aquascaping, is just as difficult, expensive, and cutthroat as any other sport but requires expertise in many different fields to guarantee success.
The world’s largest nature aquarium and aquatic plants layout competition is the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) which annually ranks hundreds of competitors from around the world.
To see more, check out: IAPLC Grand Prize Works, IAPLC 2011 Top 27, IAPLC 2013 Top 6, IAPLC 2012 Top 200 (or here), and the first Eastern European Planted Aquarium Design Contest.
The Incredible Underwater Art of Competitive Aquascaping:
Forest Scent, Pavel Bautin. Russia. 2010 IAPLC Grand Prize Winner
Pale Wind, Takayuki Fukada. Japan. 2013 IAPLC Gold Prize
Whisper of the pines, Serkan Çetinkol. Turkey. 2013 IAPLC Top 27
Verve!, Chow Wai Sun. Hong Kong. 2011 IAPLC Bronze Prize
Way to heaven, Dmitriy Parshin. Russia.
Wild West, Stjepan Erdeljić. Croatia.
Georgi Chaushev, Bulgaria. 2012 IAPLC Top 100.
Francisco Wu, Spain. 2012 IAPLC Top 100.
Long Tran Hoang, Vietnam. 2012 IAPLC Third Place.
Pilgrimage, Shintaro Matsui. Japan. 2013 IAPLC Fifth Place.