Acuavida Aquascaping Contest?

Discussion in 'Events' started by Steve Smith, 26 Mar 2009.

  1. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    Not heard of this one before, just stumbled accross a post on another forum. Looks like a Spanish group but an international contest :)

    Check it out here:

    http://aac.acuavida.com/home-en

    The guidlines don't say anything about keeping your entries private either which is refreshing :) It does however say that you need to give the age of the scape. I believe they want to see aquascapes that have been growing for a little while, as apose to something banged together for the contest.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. aaronnorth

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    there seems to be a lot of contests forming latley. Not sure whether it is a good thing or bad :? I think there is about 5 now?
     
  3. samc

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    i think they need to spread them out more. they are all at once :twisted:
     
  4. Mark Evans

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    good point. it's one mad rush for one time of the year, spread out, we have more to look forward to more times of the year. these rules about not showing works publicly have cancelled me out big time :lol:
     
  5. Steve Smith

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    I have to say, the amount of people that post pics of their scapes and still submit them to the ADA/AGA contests is quite high. I doubt it's a strictly enforced rule, but then again, if you're gunning for the top spot it might be worth not posting at all...

    Also, these forums require you to be registered in order to see posts, so that at least affords some protection... it's not strictly "publicly" available ;)
     
  6. James Marshall

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    Hi Guys

    The results are in, i'm absolutely chuffed, I scored 9th place in the nano section, and 37th overall. Highest placement from the UK i believe.

    Cheers James
     
  7. john starkey

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    Hi James,
    Well done excellent result for you,could you post some pics please,
    Regards john.
     
  8. Steve Smith

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    Congrats! Please, post up your scape in the aquascaping section! I'm sure everyone would love to see it and the specs :)
     
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  10. JamesM

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    62nd overall for me ^_^

    In a George sammich I see :D

    26th in the Medium tank category :D
     
  11. Mark Evans

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    in a world full of nature aquariums, James did brilliant!

    well done mate!
     
  12. aaronnorth

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    well done James, :D
     
  13. Nick16

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    i came 31st in the medio category and im ranked 76 in the world rankings, (whatever that means.) and my tank looked horrific in the photo, it was only 1 month old!
     
  14. aaronnorth

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    nice job, i thought i entered this one but clearly not :lol:
     
  15. Nick16

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    :lol:

    yeah the tank looked aweful (well compared to now!) plants are a mess, lack of trimming etc.

    well done all who entered, least the UK had some entries!
     
  16. john starkey

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    Good effort mate,
    regards john.
     
  17. zig

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    well done all! Respectable result there James some v good quality entries in the contest.

    I liked George's Iwagumi nano I thought it had a nice balance to it, I thought the fish made it look a bit busy though (minor complaint for a very nice tank ;) )

    Very good turnout overall for a first time run competition (I think its the first time)
     
  18. JamesM

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    Thanks guys :)

    I'm just glad I wasn't laughed out of the competition with my effort :lol:

    Peter, I think its the second year, but I could be wrong mate...
     
  19. Tony Swinney

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    Congrats guys - great results amongst good competition :D

    Tony
     
  20. zig

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    Second year, I need to get out more ;)

    I don't think you would be laughed out of it, there seemed to be an emphasis on originality especially with the result in the nano contest. Overall v good standard.
     

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