Hungarian Aquascaping Contest - HAC 2016

Hungarian Aquascaping Contest 2016

Hungarian Aquascaping Contest 2016


Contest information - 2016

The Hungarian Aquascaping Contest - sponsored by Green Aqua (ADA Hungary) - is the biggest Hungarian Nature Aquarium contest, an ADA-approved event.

This year we have a very special prize to 4 winners (the best three in the Normal Category and the winner of the Nano Category). They will travel to Portugal - costs fully covered - to visit the Florestas Submersas, the world's biggest Nature Aquarium, Mr. Takashi Amano's last work.

Special thanks to the International Jury, Luca Galarraga (Brazil), Juan Puchades (Spain), Filipe Oliveira (Portugal), Adam Paszczela (Poland), Jurijs Jutjajevs (Germany), Ralf Gerlach (Denmark), and for the Hungarian judges Balázs Farkas, Attila Néder, Viktor Lantos, Tibor Szecsei.

Congratulations to all, who participated, and we are proud to present the rankings of 2016 and the description of the top works. This year has brought a higher level of quality to the contest, with a suprise winner - this was his very first entry ever. We are glad to see so many new entrants with high quality aquascapes.

You will find more details, reviews as well as the previous years' works and rankings on the official HAC Page.



Florestas Submersas by Takashi AMANO

Normal Category


GOLD PRIZE - GREEN PATH

Rank #1. Author: József Szili-Kis. Setup: August 18, 2016

HAC 2016 Rank #1

AQUARIUM 100x40x45 cm opti-white, 180 liters ● LIGHTING 2 x 45W DAY SMD LED module ● FILTRATION Eheim 2075, Eheim 2173 (Thermo) external filters ● FERTILIZING Green Aqua Macro and Micro, Easy CarboCARBON-DIOXIDE pressurized, with Aqua Medic reactorHARDSCAPE Red Moor wood, Fossilized WoodFISH, SHRIMP Crossocheilus Siamensis, Otocinclus Affinis, Caridina Multidentata 'Amano', Hemigrammus erythrozonus, Boraras brigittae, Boraras urophthalmoides, Red Cherry ShrimpPLANTS Bucephalandra Wavy Green, Bucephalandra spec. ‘Wavy Leaf’, Bucephalandra spec. ‘Mini Needle Leaf’, Anubias Barteri v. Nana Petite, Microsorum pteropus ‘Trident’, Microsorum pteropus Narrow, Bolbitis Heudelotii, Hygrophila pinnatifida, Pogostemon erectus, Ludwigia Palustris, Ludwigia Super Red Mini, Ludwigia brevipes, Rotala rotundifolia, Hottonia palustris, Blyxa japonica, Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Eleocharis parvula mini, Staurogyne repens, Monte Carlo, Marsilea crenata, Cryptocoryne parva, Mayaca fluviatilis, Hemianthus Micranthemoides, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Fissidens Fontanus, Taxiphyllum barbieri/Vesicularia dubyana, Taxiphyllum sp. Flame DETAILS 50% weekly water change. Contest Entry Number 34 (first contest entry of contestant). Total points: 1149. First place with 5/10 jury members.



SILVER PRIZE - LOST IN THE MAGICAL FOREST

Rank #2. Author: Béla Molnár. Setup: May 3, 2016

HAC 2016 Rank #2

AQUARIUM 120x70x55 cm opti-white, 462 liters ● LIGHTING 2x 150W HQIFILTRATION 2x Tetra EX 1200 external filters ● FERTILIZING TF Planter CARBON-DIOXIDE pressurized, DIY reactor HARDSCAPE Red Moor wood, Lava Stone, other wood and stones, gravel ● FISH, SHRIMP Trigonostigma hengeli (Hengeli rasbora), Hemigrammus rodwayi (Golden tetra) ● PLANTS Vesicularia ferriei 'Weeping' moss, Fissidens fontanus, Blyxa japonica, Riccardia chamedryfolia (graeffei), Hygrophila pinnatifida, Staurogyne repens, Myriophyllum matogrossense, Taxiphyllum sp. 'Flame' moss DETAILS Weekly RO water change of 100 liters. Contest Entry Number 36. Total points: 1082. First place with 0/10 jury members.



BRONZE PRIZE - THE LAST PARADISE

Rank #3. Author: Patrik Németh. Setup: February 10, 2016

HAC 2016 Rank #3

AQUARIUM 120x45x45 cm opti-white, 240 liters ● LIGHTING 2 x ADA Solar I - 150W HQI FILTRATION ADA Super Jet Filter ES-1200 external filter ● FERTILIZING ADA Brighty K, ADA Green Brighty Step 2, ADA Green Brighty Special ShadeCARBON-DIOXIDE pressurized, with glass diffuserHARDSCAPE Red Moor wood, ADA Horn Wood, ADA Yamaya stone, ADA Koke stone ● SUBSTRATE ADA Aqua Soil AmazoniaFISH, SHRIMP Crossocheilus Siamensis, Otocinclus Affinis, Caridina Multidentata 'Amano', Hyphessobrycon megalopterus (Black Phantom Tetra)PLANTS Echinodorus tenellus, Micranthemum umbrosum, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Rotala sp. green, Bolbitis heudelotii, Ceratopteris thalictroides, Didiplis diandra, Eleocharis Parvula Mini, Marsilea Crenata TC, Staurogyne Repens, Vesicularia ferriei Weeping, Hygrophila pinnatifida, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Fissidens fontanus, Hydrocotyle Tripartita Japan, Microsorum pteropus “needle leaves”, Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis, Vallisneria Nana, Marsilea hirsuta, Littorella uniflora, Hydrocotyle cf. tripartita, Dennerle Ludwigia repens ‘Rubin’ DETAILS Weekly 40% water change. Contest Entry Number 5. Total points: 1078. First place with 1/10 jury members.



RANK #4 - PATH OF PROGRESS

Author: Tamás Danyikó. Setup: July 23, 2016

HAC 2016 Rank #4

AQUARIUM 100x45x45 cm opti-white, 200 liters ● LIGHTING Giesemann Matrix II 4×39 WattFILTRATION Eheim Professional 3 - 2080 external filter with 2 x 4 liter Seachem Matrix and Seachem Purigen media ● FERTILIZING Green Aqua Macro and Micro, Seachem ExcelCARBON-DIOXIDE pressurized, with external reactorHARDSCAPE Frodo StonesFISH, SHRIMP Otocinclus Affinis, Caridina Multidentata 'Amano', Hyphessobrycon amandae (Ember tetra), Microrasbora kubotai, Caridina Cantonensis spPLANTS Hemianthus callitrichoides ‘Cuba’, Marsilea crenata, Crepidomanes cf. malabaricum, Eleocharis parvula mini, Eleocharis acicularis, Rotala ‘bonsai’, Eriocaulon breviscapum, Bucephalandra spec. ‘Mini Needle Leaf’, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Solenostoma tetragonum, Cladophora aegagrophila DETAILS Weekly 50% water change with RO water. Contest Entry Number 53. Total points: 1072. First place with 1/10 jury members.



RANK #5 - ZHANGJIAJLE

Author: Béla Molnár. Setup: May 2, 2016

HAC 2016 Rank #5

AQUARIUM 120x70x55 cm opti-white, 462 liters ● LIGHTING 2x 150W HQIFILTRATION 2x Tetra EX 1200 external filters ● FERTILIZING TF Planter CARBON-DIOXIDE pressurized, DIY reactor HARDSCAPE Indian Petrified Wood StoneFISH, SHRIMP Trigonostigma hengeli (Hengeli rasbora), Hemigrammus rodwayi (Golden tetra) ● PLANTS Fissidens fontanus, Riccardia chamedryfolia (graeffei), Staurogyne repens, Micranthemum spec. 'Montecarlo', Bucephalandra spec. 'Mini Needle Leaf' DETAILS Weekly RO water change of 100 liters. Contest Entry Number 37. Total points: 1033. First place with 0/10 jury members.




RANK #6 - THE BIG TREE

Author: Patrik Németh. Setup: July 12, 2016

HAC 2016 Rank #6

AQUARIUM 120x45x45 cm opti-white, 240 liters ● LIGHTING 2 x ADA Solar I - 150W HQI FILTRATION ADA Super Jet Filter ES-1200 external filter ● FERTILIZING ADA Brighty K, ADA Green Brighty Step 2, ADA Green Brighty Special ShadeCARBON-DIOXIDE pressurized, with glass diffuserHARDSCAPE Red Moor wood, ADA Koke stone ● SUBSTRATE ADA Aqua Soil AmazoniaFISH, SHRIMP Crossocheilus Siamensis, Otocinclus Affinis, Caridina Multidentata 'Amano', Hyphessobrycon megalopterus (Black Phantom Tetra)PLANTS Echinodorus tenellus, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Bolbitis heudelotii, Eleocharis Parvula Mini, Marsilea Crenata TC, Staurogyne Repens, Vesicularia ferriei Weeping, Hygrophila pinnatifida, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Fissidens fontanus, Microsorum pteropus “needle leaves”, Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis, Vallisneria Nana, Marsilea hirsuta, Littorella uniflora, Bucephalandra spec. 'Mini Needle Leaf' DETAILS Weekly 40% water change. Contest Entry Number 6. Total points: 1026. First place with 0/10 jury members.




DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR AWARD - KEY'S FOREST

Rank #7. Author: Zoltán Csányi. Setup: June 23, 2015

HAC 2016 Rank #7

AQUARIUM 90x45x45 cm opti-white, 240 liters ● LIGHTING ATI Sunpower 4x39WFILTRATION 2x Eheim Professionel 3 - 2075 external filter ● FERTILIZING Micro and Macro Dry Fertilizers mixed, Seachem ExcelCARBON-DIOXIDE pressurized, with external reactorHARDSCAPE Lava stones, Driftwood ● SUBSTRATE ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia, ADA La Plata SandFISH, SHRIMP Neon tetra, Otocinclus Affinis, Caridina Multidentata 'Amano' ● PLANTS Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite', Blyxa japonica, Riccia fluitans, Micranthemum spec. 'Montecarlo', Rotala rotundifolia, Rotala indica ‘Green’ DETAILS Weekly 50% water change. Contest Entry Number 29. Total points: 989. First place with 1/10 jury members.




RANK #8 - BRIDGE OF OBLIVION

Author: András Czesznak

HAC 2016 Rank #8

RANK #9 - DEVIDING PATH

Author: Nicolette Lovas-Nagy

HAC 2016 Rank #9

RANK #10 - DEEP IN THE FOREST

Author: János Kukk

HAC 2016 Rank #10

RANK #11 - UNTITLED

Author: Ádám Lepnyak, first place with 1 jury member

HAC 2016 Rank #11


Photos for all other entries can be viewed on the Hungarian Aquascaping Contest 2016 page.



 

2016 Ranking (with total scores)

1. Green path - József Szili-Kis - 1149
2. Lost in the magical Forest - Béla Molnár - 1082
3. The Last Paradise - Patrik Nemeth- 1078
4. Path of Progress - Tamás Danyikó - 1072
5. Zhangjiajle - Béla Molnár - 1033
6. The Big Tree - Patrik Nemeth - 1026
7. Key's Forest - Zoltan Csanyi - 989 - ** Discovery of the Year Award
8. Bridge of oblivion - András Czesznak - 971
9. Deviding Path - Nicolette Lovas-Nagy - 968
10. Deep in the Forest - János Kukk - 930
11. Untitled - Ádám Lepnyák- 925
12. Rainy Woody - László Takarics - 925
13. Untouched nature - Gábor Márton- 919
14. Something New - Dániel Szente - 892
15. Flame - Attila Lovas - 864
16. Huangshan-Tiandu-fen - Viktor Láng - 857
17. Life on the mysterious Cliff - Péter Gáncs - 843
18. Scottish Highland - Zoltán Pénzes - 829
19. KAIJU - László Sziládi - 821
20. Kangaroo Creek - Levente Surányi - 808
21. Triangle project - Zoltán Szelei Kis - 806
22. Untitled - Hunor Orbán - 782
23. Lewe Ewoqui - Gábor Bodor - 770
24. Zöld paradicsom - Viktor Kovács - 764
25. Tribute to James Findley - László Kiss - 762
26. Next to the Forest - Tamás Tóth - 762
27. Yavin 4 - Ádám Németh - 756
28. Untitled - István Sebe - 753
29. Creeping moss - Zoltán Demeter Dürgő - 726
30. Morannon - László Simon - 724
31. floresta verde - Gábor Bence - 707
32. Tanonc - Zsolt Fehér - 689
33. Holland - Nicolette Nagy - 687
34. Island of Darkness - Zoltán Takács - 682
35. Untitled - Ferenc Zengő - 681
36. Green Island - Gergő Kalinovits - 677
37. Tamásfalvi kilátó alatt - Tamás Nagy - 662
38. Princess Evelin - Alajos Pekárs - 643 - ** Shrimp Award
39. Dragon Hill - Péter Dobra - 643
40. Lush bushes - Tamás Szabó - 632
41. Driftwood - Péter Dobra - 619
42. A folyón át a fák közé - Éva Kapuvári - 601
43. Anonymous - Henrik Szabó - 601
44. Molly - Ferenc Vona - 574
45. Untitled - Richárd Farkas - 572
46. Fairy Tale - Andrea Tremmel-Cseh - 557
47. Rio - Attila Lovas - 551
48. Blue in Green - Péter Juhász - 546
49. Lujeppa's jungle - Levente Tóth - 520
50. Relentless Chaos - Gábor Csizmazia - 518
51. Happy Pool 200l - Zoltán Gál - 517
52. Iron Manten - Gyula Herr - 516
53. Első szárnycsapás - Ádám Koller - 510
54. Lávaköves - Péter Bernvalner - 486
55. Anubias Wood - Gábor Csernák - 457
56. Jungle for Tigers - Antal Tanner - 454

Excluded
57. Sándor Zoltán Csányi - 0 - **
58. Amazonas - Lukács Andreas - 0 - **
59. Fissidens fontanus - Dániel Iványi - 0 - **

 

Nano Category


GOLD PRIZE NANO - THE CAVE

Rank #1 - Nano. Author: Sándor Mátrai. Setup: December 28, 2015

HAC 2016 Rank #1

AQUARIUM 45x27x30 cm opti-white, 36 liters ● LIGHTING ADA Aquasky 451 LED light ● FILTRATION Eheim Experience 250 - 2424 external filter ● FERTILIZING ADA fertilizersCARBON-DIOXIDE pressurized, with glass diffuserHARDSCAPE Manten StonesFISH, SHRIMP Neocaridina HeteropodaPLANTS Hemianthus Callitrichoides ‘Cuba’, Eleocharis parvula mini, Marsilea crenata, Vesicularia Ferriei ‘Weeping’ DETAILS 50% weekly water change. Contest Entry Number 02. Total points: 1010. First place with 1/10 jury members.



SILVER PRIZE NANO - ILLUSION

Rank #2 - Nano. Author: András Péter. Setup: March 1, 2016

HAC 2016 Nano Rank #2

AQUARIUM 60x33x20 cm opti-white, 39 liters ● LIGHTING Vertex Illumix ● FILTRATION Eheim Classic 2213 external filter ● FERTILIZING ADA Brighty K, KH2PO4CARBON-DIOXIDE pressurized, with glass diffuserHARDSCAPE Driftwood, Basalt stones ● SUBSTRATE ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia, ADA LaPlata sandFISH, SHRIMP Microrasbora Kubotai, Otocinclus AffinisPLANTS Marsilea crenata, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Eleocharis parvula mini, Fissidens fontanus, Taxiphyllum sp. Flame, Vesicularia Ferriei ‘Weeping’ DETAILS 50% weekly water change. Contest Entry Number 01. Total points: 980. First place with 5/10 jury members.



BRONZE PRIZE NANO - CANYON

Author: Bálint Czeglédi

HAC 2016 Rank #3

First place with 1/10 jury members.

RANK #4 - IRONDRAGON

Author: Attila Ádám

HAC 2016 Rank #4

First place with 2/10 jury members.

 

2016 Ranking - NANO Category (with total scores)

1. The Cave - Sándor Mátrai - 1010
2. Illusion - András Péter - 980
3. Canyon - Bálint Czeglédi - 979
4. Irondragon - Attila Ádám - 942
5. NewAge - Dávid Szabó - 901
6. Boninano - Tímea Mészáros - 766
7. Nano forest - Edit Kiss - 763
8. Immergrün - Tamás Rupp - 762
9. 2nd Step - Zsolt Fehér - 722
10. Embrace of Branches - István Magyarosi - 720
11. The Road - Bence Balázs Fanta - 716
12. Mountain spring - András Báder - 703
13. Untitled - Lajos Komonyi - 697
14. Gripping tunel - Norbert Tóth - 670
15. Hide and seek - Andrea Tremmel-Cseh - 662
16. Untitled - Ádám Léder - 600
17. We are just moments... - Dávid Szabó - 583

Jury member firs places

Viktor Lantos
normál: Key's Forest 132 pont
nano: Illusion 131 pont

Balázs Farkas
normál: Path of Progress 138 pont
nano: A barlang 138 pont

Attila Néder
normál: Green path 133 pont
nano: Illusion 125 pont

Tibor Szecsei
normál: Green path 126 pont
nano: Illusion 127 pont

Luca Galarraga
normál: Green path 120 pont
nano: Canyon 103 pont
Juan Puchades
normál: Green path 133 pont
nano: Iron Dragon 113 pont

Filipe Oliveira
normál: Lepnyák Ádám 119 pont
nano: Illusion 119 pont

Adam Paszczela
normál: Green path 132 pont
nano: Iron Dragon 106 pont

Jurijs Jutjajevs
normál: The Last Paradise 135 pont
nano: Illusion 140 pont

Shrimp Award

Princess Evelin - Alajos Pekárs

Discovery of the Year Award

Key's Forest - Zoltan Csanyi


Photos for all other entries can be viewed on the Hungarian Aquascaping Contest 2016 page.



Jury

HAC 2016 Rank #4