2014 AGA Aquascaping Contest

Dutch Aquascape

Comments from Judges

I hope we see more real Dutch style tanks in this category in the future, and fewer tanks that clearly don't belong here. We only have a very few that even come close to meeting the criteria for a Dutch scape this year. Please read the rules for next year, or enter the "Aquatic Garden" category instead!

Karen Randall

A fresh new category in this contest, with the ultimate goal to promote, spread and maintain the Dutch Style of aquascaping. But just like when we put a new aquarium plant in our tanks, a new category needs the best attention possible and in some cases a lot of patience to get the result we all would like. Unfortunately this year a lot of tanks had to be disqualified because they did not belong in the Dutch Style category. The remaining tanks however, are a nice and promising start of this new category. Hopefully with a lot of attention and encouragement, we can make this flourish just like the rest of the categories in this contest.

Marco Aukes

Very cool category back to the roots of planted aquariums. So it is a category for plant lovers...and I am still a aquatic plant lover ;)

Oliver Knott

You will probably notice that a number of tanks were disqualified in the Biotope and Dutch style categories. These tanks were pre-judged by a panel of experts and it was determined that these aquascapes did not meet the criteria set forth in the rules of the contest. The contest committee dislikes disqualifying any tank from the contest. However, given the number of tanks and the clearly stated rules, we felt compelled to take these routes. If there are questions regarding the reasons for disqualifying the tanks, please feel free to contact one of our judges or members of our contest committee.

Bailin Shaw
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First Place
José Antonio Jurado Rivera
Spain
Second Place
CHAI LI HSU
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Third Place
Marcin Kowalski
Ireland
Alexandru Lucian Caileanu
România
Maria José Suarez
España
Fernando Garcia
España
Disqualified
Dave Engle
United States of America
Disqualified
Camille C. Curato
Philippines
Disqualified
Chi Ming Wei
Taiwan
Disqualified
Narongrit Dantragoon
Thailand
Disqualified
Paramet Menkhao
Thailand
Disqualified
Pablo Díaz
España
Disqualified
Kokas László Sándor
Hungary
Disqualified
Aleksandr Plaksin
Ukraine
Disqualified
YEM CHENG HSIM
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Disqualified
LI,JAN-YI
Taiwan (R.O.C)
Disqualified
Juan Pedro Rodríguez
España
Disqualified
Manuel Puerta Carrasco
España
Disqualified
Daniel Marchal
España
Disqualified
Antonio Sistero
España
Disqualified
Ryan Buitenhuis
Canada
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