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Contest Works

Members of the Green Aqua Team are regularly taking part in international aquascaping contests. Our presence helps promote the Nature Aquarium concept, it develops our creativity and drives us to come out with timeless scapes. This selection features our best results at these contests, with the top works first, as well as our Contest Tanks featured on our YouTube Channel.


SANCTUARY

Balázs Farkas, NOT YET SUBMITTED, Tank Setup Videos: 1. Planning, 2. Hardscape, 3. Planting.

Farkas Balázs: Sanctuary, 2019
Sanctuary - concept by Éva Kedves, 2019

● AQUARIUM 150 x 60 x 50 cm (59 x 23.6 x 19.7 in), 450 liter (119 gallon) Green Aqua Rimless opti-white glass tank (15 mm - 0.59 in glass thickness) ● CABINET 150 x 60 x 100 cm (59 x 23.6 x 39.4 in) custom Green Aqua Premium cabinet, Anthracite grey color ● LIGHTING 2x ADA Solar RGB LED lights ● FILTRATION 2x Eheim 2080 external filters, Seachem Matrix and Purigen filter media, glass in-and outflows ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system withAqua Medic CO2 reactor ● OTHER GEAR 2x Eheim Skim 350 surface skimmer, Oase ClearTronic 11 W UV filter, Twinstar Nano+ Sterilizer, GHL Doser 2 SA - 4 pump fertilizer doserHARDSCAPE 200 kg. (441 pounds) Light Pagoda Stone - hardscape made of 7 pieces (individual weight in kg-s: 21.6 - 31.5 - 26.15 - 31.9 - 29.25 - 18.3 - 25.85), custom Bonsai Tree ● SUBSTRATE 7x 9 liter ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia, 1x 6 liter ADA Power Sand Advance L ● FISH AND SHRIMP Crossocheilus siamensis, Otocinclus affinis, Caridina multidentata 'Amano' PLANTS 48x Micranthemum spec. 'MonteCarlo', 2x Hydrocotyle verticillata, 5x Bolbitis heteroclita 'Difformis, 30x Riccardia chamedryfolia (graeffei), 6x Cryptocoryne wendtii kompakt, 7x Marsilea crenata, 5x Eriocaulon breviscapum, 25 Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini', 20x Eleocharis parvula mini 'pusilla', 4x Hottonia palustris, 3x Fontinalis antipyretica, 5x Fissidens fontanus ● FERTILIZING ADA Brighty K, ADA Green Brighty Mineral, ADA Iron, Seachem Excel ● ACCESSORIES Impa Super Ancora Verticale Grey - glue for stones, Seachem Reef Glue for plants ● SETUP July 23, 2019 ● CONCEPT ARTIST Éva Kedves ● FULL SIZE IMAGE - on Flickr.

 

BEFORE THE CREATION OF ADAM

Balázs Farkas, EAPLC 2014: 3rd place, IAPLC 2014: Winning work, 50th place

Farkas Balázs: Before the Creation of Adam (2014)

● AQUARIUM 180x60x60 cm opti-white, 650 liters ● LIGHTING 3x ADA Solar I ● FILTRATION Eheim 2260 + 2073 external filters, ADA Bio Rio filter media ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system ● HARDSCAPE Handcrafted Basalt - by Gergő Ámmer sculptor (inspiration: sci-fi movie Riddick) ● FISH AND SHRIMP Crossocheilus siamensis, Otocinclus affinis, Caridina multidentata 'Amano' PLANTS Micranthemum Sp. Monte Carlo, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Hydrocotyle verticillata, Ranunculus inundatus, Staurogyne repens, Eleocharis Sp. montevidensis ● SUBSTRATE ADA Power Sand Special M, ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia ● BACKGROUND back-light LED - printed graphics designed by Ákos Nádaskuti. ● SETUP 12.24.2013

 

SAGUARO FOREST

Balázs Farkas, IAPLC 2013: Winning work, 46th place

Farkas Balázs: Saguaro Forest (2013)

● AQUARIUM 120x45x45 cm opti-white, 240 liters ● LIGHTING 2xADA Solar I ● FILTRATION 2 x Eheim 2080; Eheim Substrat Pro, Seachem Matrix, Seachem Purigen filter media ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system ● HARDSCAPE petrified wood stone (inspiration: Arizonai landscape with cacti) ● FISH AND SHRIMP Hyphessobrycon megalopterus (Black Phantom Tetra), Poecilia sphenops (Black Molly), Crossocheilus siamensis, Otocinclus affinisCaridina multidentata 'Amano' PLANTS Cladophora aegagrophila, Pogostemon helferi, Eleocharis parvula, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Vesicularia ferriei 'Weeping', Echinodorus tenellus, Cryptocoryne parva ● SUBSTRATE ADA Power Sand Special M; ADA Aqua Soil Malaya, ADA Colorado Sand ● BACKGROUND white paper.

 

REMOTEST POINT OF LAND

Balázs Farkas, IAPLC 2011: Winning work, 64th place

Farkas Balázs: Remotest Point of Land (2011)

● AQUARIUM - 120x45x45 cm opti-white, 240 liters ● LIGHTING 2xADA Solar I ● FILTRATION 2 x Eheim 2080 Substrat Pro; Seachem Matrix; Seachem Purigen filter media ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system ● HARDSCAPE petrified wood stone (North-Western China, Xinjiang Prefecture; this is the area which is the furthest from any ocean - hence the name of the Aquascape) ● FISH AND SHRIMP Popondetta furcataOtocinclus affinisCaridina multidentata 'Amano' PLANTS Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Tropica' ● SUBSTRATE ADA Power Sand Special M; ADA Aqua Soil MalayaADA Colorado Sand ● BACKGROUND white paper.

 

ASIAN SPIRIT

Viktor Lantos, IAPLC 2012: Winning work, 67th place, CBAP 2012 International Nominations 1th place

Lantos Viktor: Asian Spirit (2012)

● AQUARIUM 120x45x45 cm opti-white, 240 liters ● LIGHTING ATI 4x54W T5 light ● FILTRATION 2 x Eheim Professional 2075 ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system ● FISH AND SHRIMP Sawbwa resplendens, Otocinclus affinis, Poecilocharax weitzmanni, Caridina multidentata 'Amano'  PLANTS Eleocharis parvula, Hemianthus Cuba, Echinodorus Tenellus, Hydrocotyle Tripartita, Staurogyne Sp, Fissidens Fontanus, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Vesicularia dubyana 'Christmas', Ranunculus Inundatus, Rotala Sp. Green, Rotala Indica, Hemianthus Micranthemoides ● SUBSTRATE ADA Power Sand Spec, ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia, ADA Mekong Sand ● BACKGROUND white paper.

 

THE PEACE, THAT WE ALL SEEK, AND FEW OF US EVER FIND

Viktor Lantos, IAPLC 2017: Winning work, 70th place

Lantos Viktor: The Peace That We All Seek, And Few of Us Evetr Find (2017)

● AQUARIUM 120x45x45 cm opti-white, 240 liters ● LIGHTING ATI 4x54W T5 light ● FILTRATION 2 x Eheim Professional 2075 ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system ● FISH AND SHRIMP Paracheirodon simulans, Axelrodia riesei, Otocinclus affinis, Caridina multidentata 'Amano'  PLANTS Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini', Hemianthus Cuba, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Cladophora Aegagrophila, Crepidomanes cf. malabaricum ● SUBSTRATE ADA Power Sand Spec, ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia, ADA La Plata Sand ● BACKGROUND white paper.

 

FLY ABOVE THE GIANT CLIFF

Viktor Lantos, IAPLC 2011: Winning work, 80th place

Lantos Viktor: Fly Above the Giant Cliff (2011)

● AQUARIUM 120x45x45 cm opti-white, 240 liters ● LIGHTING ATI 4x54W T5 light ● FILTRATION 2 x Eheim 2075, Substrat Pro; Seachem Matrix; Seachem Purigen filter media ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system ● HARDSCAPE Seiryu stone ● FISH AND SHRIMP Trigonostigma hengeli, Crystal Red; Caridina Multidentata 'Amano' PLANTS Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' ● SUBSTRATE ADA Power Sand Special; ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia, ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia Powder ● BACKGROUND white paper.

 

MY PRIVATE ISLAND

Viktor Lantos, IAPLC 2010: Winning work, 96th place

Lantos Viktor: My Private Island (2010)

● AQUARIUM - 120x45x45 cm opti-white, 240 liters ● LIGHTING ATI 4x54W T5 light ● FILTRATION 2 x Eheim 2075, Substrat Pro; Seachem Matrix; Seachem Purigen filter media ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system ● FISH AND SHRIMP Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, Caridina multidentata 'Amano' ● SUBSTRATE ADA Power Sand Special, ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia

 

ISLAND

Viktor Lantos, IAPLC 2012: 111th place

Lantos Viktor: Island (2012)

● AQUARIUM 120x45x45 cm opti-white, 240 liters ● LIGHTING ATI 4x54W T5 light ● FILTRATION 2 x Eheim 2075, Substrat Pro; Seachem Matrix; Seachem Purigen filter media ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system ● HARDSCAPE ADA iron wood  PLANTS Marsilea Hirsuta, Glossostigma elatinoides, Eleocharis parvula, Hygrophila sp. araguaia, Microsorum needle leaf, Rotala rotundifolia, Rotala Sp. green, Rotala wallichii, Cryptocoryne wendtii green, Cryptocoryne wendtii Tropica ● SUBSTRATE ADA Power Sand Special; ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia ● BACKGROUND white paper.

 

THE RUPTURE

László Tartó, Márton Mészáros, Ádám Lepnyák IAPLC 2014: 122th place

Tartó László, Mészáros Márton, Lepnyák Ádám: The Rupture (2014)

● AQUARIUM 60x30x36 cm opti-white, 63 liters ● LIGHTING ADA AquaSky 601 LED ● FILTRATION 1 x ADA SuperJet ES600-EX ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system ● HARDSCAPE Seiry stone ● FISH AND SHRIMP Paracheirodon simulans (Green neon tetra), Tiger shrimp PLANTS Eleocharis parvula, Eleocharis acicularis, Echinodorus tenellus, Riccardia moss, Flame moss, Fissidens fontanus ● SUBSTRATE ADA Power Sand Special M; ADA Aqua Soil AmazoniaADA La Plata Sand ● BACKGROUND white paper. ● SETUP 03.02.2013.

 

ROCKY SHORE

Balázs Farkas, IAPLC 2012: 155th place

Farkas Balázs: Rocky Shore (2012)

● AQUARIUM - 60x30x36 cm opti-white, 63 liters ● FILTRATION Eheim 2073, Eheim Substrat Pro, Seachem Purigen filter media ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system ● HARDSCAPE Seiryu stone ● PLANTS Hemianthus Callitrichoides "Cuba"; Flame moss; Fissidens Fontanus ● FISH AND SHRIMP Boraras Maculatus ● SUBSTRATE ADA decoration sand; ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia; ADA Power Sand Special ● BACKGROUND ● BACKGROUND white paper.

 

POINT OF NO RETURN

Balázs Farkas, IAPLC 2017: 167th place

Balazs Farkas: Point of No Return (2017)

● AQUARIUM 180x60x60 cm opti-white, 650 liters ● LIGHTING 3x ADA Solar I ● FILTRATION Eheim 2260 + 2073 external filters, ADA Bio Rio filter media ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system ● HARDSCAPE Indian petrified wood stones, Red Moor wood ● FISH AND SHRIMP Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi (100x), Crossocheilus siamensis (8x), Otocinclus affinis (40x), Gyrinocheilus aymonieri (1x), Caridina multidentata 'Amano' (100x), Clithon sowerbyana (300x) PLANTS Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' (11x), Bucephalandra spec. 'Mini Needle Leaf' (33x), Bucephalandra spec. 'Broad Wavy' (16x), Riccardia chamedryfolia (graeffei) moss (42x), Crepidomanes cf. Malabaricum (22x), Cryptocoryne lutea 'Hobbit' (7x), Echinodorus Tenellus (5x), Marsilea Crenata (10x), Vesicularia dubyana 'Christmas' moss (20x), Eleocharis Parvula Mini (20x), Ranunculus inundatus (8x) ● SUBSTRATE 6 liter ADA Power Sand Special M, 3x9 liter ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia, ADA Colorado Sand (6x8kg), Dennerle PlantaHunter Burma gravel (1x5kg 2-4mm, 1x5kg 12-15mm) ● SETUP 12.27.2016

 

MOSS FOREST (FERN FOREST TRAILS)

Zsuzsanna Lantos, IAPLC 2011: 167th place

Lantos Zsuzsanna: Moss Forest (2012)

● AQUARIUM 90x45x45 cm opti-white, 182 liters ● LIGHTING 6x54W T5 ATI ● FILTRATION 2 x Eheim 2075 ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system ● PLANTS Weeping moss, Spiky moss, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Fissidens Fontanus, Flame moss, Hygrophila Pinnatifida, Rotala Sp. Vietnam, Ceratopteris thalictroides, Limnophila aquatica, Didiplis diandra, Micranthemum Sp. Monte Carlo ● FISH AND SHRIMP Sundadanio axelrodi, Crossocheilus siamensis, Sakura shrimp, Tiger shrimp, CRS shrimp, Caridina multidentata 'Amano' ● SUBSTRATE ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia, ADA La Plata decoration sand

 

SAVANNA

Tibor Szecsei, IAPLC 2014: 179th place

Szecsei Tibor: Savanna (2014)

● AQUARIUM 90x45x45 cm opti-white, 182 liters ● LIGHTING Giesemann Reflexx Nano 150W ● FILTRATION Eheim 2075 ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system ● PLANTS Riccardia chamedryfolia, Christmas moss, Micranthemum Sp. Monte Carlo, Fissidens fontanus, Eleocharis parvula, Marsiela crenata, Anubias petite ● FISH AND SHRIMP Sakura shrimp, Caridina Multidentata 'Amano', Red Cherry shrimp ● SUBSTRATE Tropica substrate, H.E.L.P soil, Ada Mekong Sand

 

EWENI

Attila Ádám - Piga Team, IAPLC 2014: 218th place

Piga team: Eweni (2014)

● AQUARIUM 60x30x45 cm opti-white, 81 liters ● LIGHTING ADA AquaSky 602 LED ● FILTRATION 1 x ADA SuperJet ES600-EX ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system ● HARDSCAPE Dragon stone ● FISH AND SHRIMP  Hyphessobrycon amandae  PLANTS Eleocharis parvula, Eleocharis acicularis, Micranthemum Sp. Monte Carlo ● SUBSTRATE ADA Power Sand Special M; ADA Aqua Soil AfricanaADA La Plata Sand ● BACKGROUND white paper.

 

DISTANCE

Viktor Lantos, IAPLC 2015: 226th place

Lantos Viktor: Distance (2015)

● AQUARIUM 120x45x45 cm opti-white, 240 liters ● LIGHTING ATI 4x54W T5 light ● FILTRATION 2xEheim 2075 ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system ● PLANTS Hemianthus callitrichoides Cuba, Micranthemum sp. Monte Carlo, Flame moss, Riccardia Chamedryfolia, Fissidens Fontanus, Ranunculus Inundatus, Christmas moss, Cryptocoryne Parva, Anubias Nana Petite, Marsilea Crenata, Staugoryne Repens ● FISH AND SHRIMP Microrasbora Kubotai, Sundadanio Axelrodi, Crossocheilus siamensis, Otocinclus affinis ● SUBSTRATE ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia, ADA Mekong Sand, ADA Power Sand

 

BLUE LAGOON

Zsolt Ágner - Ozzy Team, IAPLC 2014: 309th place

Piga team: Eweni (2014)

● AQUARIUM 60x30x45 cm opti-white, 81 liters ● LIGHTING ADA AquaSky 602 LED ● FILTRATION 1 x ADA SuperJet ES600-EX ● CO2 Green Aqua pressurized system ● HARDSCAPE Manten stone, Red Moor wood ● FISH AND SHRIMP Barbus Pentazona, Otocinclus affinis  PLANTS Anubias nana petite, ● SUBSTRATE ADA Power Sand Special M; ADA Aqua Soil MalayaADA La Plata Sand ● BACKGROUND white paper.

 

You will find additional images of our contest works here and here.


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