2016 AGA Aquascaping Contest

Dutch Aquascape

Comments from Judges

The entries of this year in this category really prove once again that we need to do a lot of promotional work to let people understand the basics of the Dutch Style. Where some tanks excel at really showing strong contrast, they miss the real focal points. Others still use way to many species (maximum of 1 species per 10cm of tank) or are in their turn missing the contrasts.

Dutch Style is also about a consistent sense of depth that integrates foreground, mid-ground and background plants. And whilst Dutch Style is famous for the usage of the "streets of plants", this only works when used in good limitations and in support of focus points.

However, we do see that contestants are doing their best to understand these principles and work with them. We hope that they will continue their quests for the ultimate Dutch Style aquarium!

Marco Aukes

This category is very important to recover the great Dutch style, the very origin of aquascaping. Some layouts are in very good shape, but another ones were misunderstood. The Dutch style is very defined and has direct rules to be judged. I hope that this category keep growing and people understand the real importance of it. Good job people.

André Longarco

In this category, not only values, good health of plants, or that have more varieties, only those things does not make it a Dutch aquarium. I think there are many details that would have to redirect this mode and return to give the value it really has. All that today is our hobby was born here. Thank you very much to all the participants to keep its essence alive.

Balbi Vaquero
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First Place
Gabor Vereb
Hungary
Second Place
Andrea Beatriz Lauria
Italia
Third Place
Lovas Attila
Hungary
WANG,HUNG-CHUAN
TAIWAN
CHAI LI HSU
TAIWAN(R.O.C)
Winardi
Indonesia
Nicole Nagy
Hungary
Jan Marius Marioara
Romania
Cory Hopkins
United States
Pavel Skorupa
Lithuania
Chen Meng Chun
Taiwan
Farhad Taraj
Iran
Pedro Miguel Gomes Silva Rosa
Portugal
Hossein dashtban
Iran
Jagdeep Singh
Australia
Simeoni
France
Jan-Yi, Lee
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Paul Harris
United Kingdom
Disqualified
Luciano Pozzoni
Bernareggio
Disqualified
Giuseppe Landieri
Italia
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