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The work, "Metempsychosis" by Mr. Yi Ye from China is 5th place in the world rankings. This layout leaves the impression of deep forest by using many root-shaped driftwood that emphasizes perspective. Although it has less novelty or impact since we see a lot of similar touches in top works this year, it definitely has quite a fascination with its natural ambience. However, the evaluation polarized in that point, showing that the judge, Mr. Mitsuo Yamasaki from Japan and Mr. Nader Agahi from Iran valued this work while Ms. Defeng Wang from China passed a stern judgment. Additionally, it requires to pre- pare good-shaped driftwood with same texture in order to create this type of layout, which depends on the author's taste and skill to show. We can see his ambition to create this layout in that respect.

IAPLC 2015 Gallery - Look back history - World Ranking 0005 - Bronze Prize


Author: Yi Ye / China

Aquarium Size/W120×D50×H50 (cm)

Aquatic Plants

Fissidens fontanus

Eleocharis parvula

Eleocharis sp. "Mini"

Hygrophila pinnatifida

Microsorium sp.

Vesicularia dubyana

Fantinalis antipyretica

Vallisneria sp.

Fish & Invertebrates

Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus

Paracheirodon axelrodi


World Ranking 0005 Bronze Prize IAPLC 2015

Top ten AGA 2015 - Aquatic Garden 200~320L 


While my Chinese friends one by one informed me that they had received the contest results from August 11 onwards, I was feeling restless because I did not receive the news yet at that time. In fact, it did not reach me due to my error in the address submitted and this caused the failure in the postal delivery. As soon as I found this out, I rushed to the post office to collect the EMS and tremblingly opened it. "I got No.5 in the world ranking!" I have been longing for this and I couldn't express my feeling at that time in words. I promptly informed my wife and the members of CAA (a group of planted aquarium hobbyists) about this great result. My peers shared the joy with me. I thank my family and friends around me. With their support, I could maintain my own layout style up to now. CAA members gave me a lot of advice. I would also like to extend my appreciation to each jury of IAPLC for awarding the high rating. Lastly, my heartfelt appreciation to Master Amano. Because Master Amano was there, I got to know wonderful Nature Aquarium. Master Amano's presence has been unchanged since my school days. I wish that Master Amano in the heaven will watch over us walking the path of Nature Aquarium developed by him. May Master Amano rest in peace.


The typical concept of this layout is very complete except maintenance and planting works.
— Long Tran Hoang

Brilliant impression and composition. I really admire the way of obtaining such a great effect. But I have to say that it seems a bit monotonous for me to find this masterpiece (as a structure) with a very limited planting scheme. Also it seems a very hard tank to maintain for a long time. Anyway I have enjoyed watching with care this great work!!!
— Juan Puchades Rufino

Strong impact and excellent use of shade.
Skillful planting and use of mosses.
Congratulations in my TOP10!
— Luca Galarraga

Outstanding layout with superb depth. Great job!
— Bailin Shaw

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