For me the UKAPS Aquascaping Experience 2016 has been the culmination of years of gradually building the UK aquascaping and planted tank scene to a point where UKAPS can justifiably host a free entry, world-class event. UKAPS is well known for its active forum that enjoys a community of like-minded hobbyists with a wide range of experience levels. At the time of writing we are home to 12,000 international members, several experts and an array of highly-regarded sponsors.
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This month the first edition of the Romanian Aquascaping Competition came to a finish. The first one of this kind in Romania, the contest attracted a handful of aquarists from the country, who entered their aquarium in one of the 3 categories hoping that it would be a winner. We’ll present the winners from the first and most important category: Planted tanks, with its 3 sub-categories: less than 100 liters, between 100 and 300 liters and more than 300 liters aquariums.
The first category in the AGA Aquascaping Contest features planted aquariums smaller than 28 litres, or what we might call nano scapes. Last year there were 90 entries in this category and here we present the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners as well as the ones that got in the Top Ten ranking.
It’s one thing to be good at something, and another thing to be the best. Aquascaping has gone pass the limit of being just a hobby, it has become a valued art. This post is trying to help you find out how to win an aquascaping competition, by touching subjects like basic aquascaping technical and layout conditions, the importance of photography in aquascaping contests, and listing the basic aquascaping judging criteria while exploring what aquascaping judges are after when judging aquariums.