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Re: [APD] Aquabotanic Aquascaping Contest, only about month left to enter!

Cool, I better get to work getting my slave labor to rid the algae. Actually
the algae is detaching from the leaves and rocks and is losing the
battle.... All it took was understanding, supplied by this group. thank you
for the help list,,, good to know this is a solid knowledge base that shares
(now if I could only get my spell checker working again)
thanks for the help,,,mark
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <revance at indiana_edu>
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [APD] Aquabotanic Aquascaping Contest,only about month left to

> Quoting Mark & Peta <mbethke at socal_rr.com>:
> > Sounds like fun :~)
> > But do I need
> > A) a clean planted aquarium w/ no algae present (can delete the algae
> > my coral photo-8) .
> Yes they will count off for having lots of algae because that indicates
> system isn't completely balanced... if they find you deleted it with photo
> editing software they disqualify you.
> > B) Do I need a very structured look?
> I have heard opinions in various contests going both ways. They generally
> to see enough structure that it looks natural and still be visually
> > C) is there any way to weed-out perfectly planted set-ups that are put
> > together just for the photo shot?
> >      This I have noticed in many magazines.Obviously not an established
> > aquarium.
> I don't know about this particular contest, but the ones I have seen
> can tell if a tank hasn't been established... they also look at
> issues. If someone just threw a tank together for the photo and managed to
> it LOOK established, they often have plants placed in a way that would not
> well in the long run... the judges often point these out.
> > D)If the aquascape looks established and has a genuine natural look is
> > any credit given?
> Yes
> You should check out
> http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/?&op=showpage&name=view-showcase
> You can see what kind of comments the judges make... I think these
> will answer all your questions. You can also look at their rules for their
> contest, included in the rules is a list of things they look for when
> I think just browsing this contest will provide you better answers than I
> give. I don't have much experience with contests other than I really enjoy
> looking at all the entries to various contests and reading the judges
> so I can improve my own tanks.
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