Aquatic Garden, 200~400L

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The large aquatic gardens category included a lot of beautiful tanks at very similar levels of development. That made judging very difficult.
— Roger Miller
Roger's right... as I received the entries in the mail, I kept saying "ooh, this one's sure to win". And then another day would come and another entry would show up... "No, THAT one's going to win!" In the end, some of the ones I thought were very beautiful didn't even place. Just further evidence of an increasingly talented group of aquarists.

Frequently Asked Question: Why are the first few entries in the "large" category actually less than 200 L? Shouldn't they be in the "medium" category? Since contest close, I've gotten a few people ask this, all from Europe. They are right, of course, the volumes don't match up per se. This is a curious phenomenon in American aquarium manufacturers and hobbyists to call everything with a 48-inch (122cm) front panel a "55 gallon", even if it's as low as 42 gallons. The intent of the "large" category was to include aquascapes that feature this 122cm panel -- you will note they have a very different feel from even the 100cm-wide panels in the "medium" category.
— Erik
Best of Show & 1st Place
#88
La Ropa beach
Luis Navarro
United States
Second Place
#58
Edge of the forest
Wolfgang Amri
Austria
Third Place
Jiří Panáček
Czech Republic
Honorable Mention
Petr Skypala
Czech Republic
Honorable Mention
#54
Summer of Nostalgia
Agus Po
Canada
Honorable Mention
#99
ULM-1 (Ultra Low Maintenance)
Vincent Chan
United States
Honorable Mention
Gilbert E. Martinez
United States
#31
55 Gallon Aquascaped Aquarium
John Martin
United States
Carlos Jose Sanchez
United States
Lee Heng Soon
Singapore
#63
Untitled Aquatic Jungle
Kim Lew
United States
#81
Lots Of Leaves
Dustin Swanson
United States
#74
Plant Collector-itis
Anthony W. Baker
United States
Jacian Ho
Singapore
#57
A Path in the Forrest
Agus Po
Canada
Scott Leiferman
United States
#100
The 10-Week Aquascape Fitness Plan
Erik Olson
United States
Martin Stastny
Czech Republic
#46
Fifty fifty
Daniel Larsson
Sweden
#40
Lost in Green
Joel Baloro
Canada
#50
"Flower in bloom"
Joel Baloro
Canada
Ron Barter
Canada

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