Stunning Highlights from the 2016 International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (12 pics)




#1 (Grand Prize) Takayuki Fukada, Japan / All images courtesy IAPLC & Aquabase. Since the 1990s, an intrepid group of aquascaping artists have gradually raised the bar of what’s possible with the design of a traditional aquarium. Using only natural elements, the aquariums you see here are years in the making to ensure plants and animals all exist in harmony while trying to achieve merits on an exhaustive list of aesthetic criteria. Over 2,000 participants from 60+ countries submit designs for the annual International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) and here are some of our favorites from this year. The 2016 winner was Takayuki Fukada (who also won last year’s grand prize ) and you can see more photos on Facebook courtesy Andre Albuquerque of AquaA3 .

Stunning Highlights from the 2016 International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest

#2 Chao Wang, China

#2 Chao Wang, China

#3 Junichi Itakura, Japan

#3 Junichi Itakura, Japan

#4 Katsuki Tanaka, Japan

#4 Katsuki Tanaka, Japan

#5 Adriano Montoro Nicacio, Brazil

#5 Adriano Montoro Nicacio, Brazil

#6 Yoyo Prayogi, Indonesia

#6 Yoyo Prayogi, Indonesia

#12 Yi Ye, China

#12 Yi Ye, China

#14 Yanfei Qian, China

#14 Yanfei Qian, China

#18 Wei Chen, China

#18 Wei Chen, China

#19 Yucheng Pan, China

#19 Yucheng Pan, China

#21 Hoai Nam Vu, Vietnam

#21 Hoai Nam Vu, Vietnam

#27 Juan Puchades Rufino, Spain

#27 Juan Puchades Rufino, Spain




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