Most Stunning Aquarium Photos: Winners of the 2015 International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest

Aquarium is a serious thing for some people. Not like most people who are satisfied with giving their pet goldfish some colorful gravel, a plastic plant, and maybe one of those bubbly treasure chests, the entrants to the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) have turned aquarium into a amaizing underwater wonderland. To have a aquarium look like anything close to below, years of preparation and tons of efforts are required. The tank should focus almost entirely on the aesthetic presentation of plants using only natural elements.

The scoring of each aquarium is based on a complex matrix of six criteria: the recreation of natural habitat for fish; the creator’s technical skills; the long-term maintenance of the habitat; the originality and impression of the layout; presentation of natural layout; and the overall composition and planting ‘balance’. Participants face severe penalties for reconfiguring elements from their own past entries, stealing ideas from others, and using plants that may not last long-term in the environment presented.

Here are the top 10 winners from 2015 International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest, which had 2,545 entries from 69 countries. Japan, China, Brazil, and France dominate the top finalist spots. Take a look at those amazing underwater land. Personally, I like #8 mostly, it fools my eyes and make me think I am not looking at a aquarium but some mountain area with birds in the sky.

All photos belongs to IAPLC & AquaA3.

#1 (Grand Prize) Takayuki Fukada, Japan
Most Stunning Aquarium Photos: Winners of the 2015 International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest
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Ocean Kitchen: Giant Aquarium Kitchen Island

Designed by Robert Kolenik, a Dutch designer who focuses on high-end sustainable design, ocean kitchen is a unique aquarium under then kitchen top which effortlessly lifts just with the press of a button. The ‘Ocean Keuken’ is actually shaped like a large ‘L’ – the storage and equipment compartment inside the counter is hidden with mirrors to make the aquarium seem larger than it is. How awesome to have an island like that at home!

Ocean Kitchen: Giant Aquarium Kitchen Island
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11 Creative Ways to Raise Fish at Your Home

Watching fish swim is enjoyable and helps to relieve pressure in current high-speed lifestyles. Besides all the health benefits, aquarium and fish bowl can be a beautiful addition to your home that attracts a lot of attention. Here, we have 11 creative and unusual aquarium and fish bowl for your fish. Now your fish can be set up on the wall, in the sink, on the toilet, in the air, inside the table and even live with bird! How cool it is!

11 Creative Ways to Raise Fish at Your Home

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15 Creative and Unusual Aquarium Designs

Aquarium can be very advanced with all those state of the art functions. While today, we are not going to talk about those fascinating technologies. Instead, we will only focus on the creative aquarium’s shape design and the fabulous effect when you incorporate these deigns into environment. In this post, we compiled a list of 15 Creative and Unusual Aquarium Designs, from tiny bulb-shaped aquarium to huge column-shaped aquarium. Can’t believe there are so many creative use of aquariums in our daily life!

15 Creative and Unusual Aquarium Designs
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