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Using plants with different colors and shape to create multi- layers and adding river and woods in the center, to make the overall structure more stable. When I was feeding, the fishes swam out from the rivers, this is my favorite scene during the process of making this planted tank.

IIAC 2019 World Ranking Announcement - World Ranking 0005 - Merit Prize

Autumn Forest

Author: Kevin Liu / Taiwan

W120 x D60 x H55 (cm)

Comments from Diego Marinelli

Branches without leaves and warm, saturated colors: the feeling of autumn comes out great from this composition. I love this combination with fish and the sense of depth given by the use of aquatic plants.

Comments from Frederic Fuss

I really liked this layout because of its perfect color scheme. Very skillful transitions from deep red to orange, dark green and light green. The hardscape has its weaknesses and some areas in the front are slightly neglected. All in all, one of the strongest participants this year. Thanks a lot!

Comments from Gary Wu

A peaceful layout, a perfect color combination. The branches position and shape like a blooming flower interspersed with the colorful plants create this harmonize atmosphere. Good job.

Comments from Hsu Yung Lin

Using driftwood to create the infinity space and combine with different kinds of water plants, an excellent work with great depth.

Comments from Lin Ting Quan

A work with elegancy, peace and beauty. Water plant selection and arrangement is very unique. The overall atmosphere is calm and close to nature, doesn't emphasize on the hardscape. An excellent layout.

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