Sadly because many of the aquascapers had no chance to see with their eyes what's underwater ... I'll take my liberty to post some of Chris photos .. judge for yourself the quality of aquascapes made by nature seen in his latest timeline photos...
The tank is 40cm away from the wall, no background was applied to the back glass.
Regarding the lid, I couldn't live without it, all my fish are jumpy, I've lost a lot of them before adding it and I won't go back, I can always increase the light intensity with reflectors or by adding another...
Before people start pumping photons, scared they have too little light, here's a photo with my tank:
I'm using 2x18w T8s / 60l, no reflectors, 10cm above the surface and a plexi lid, most of the time covered in dust.
I decided to change a bit the way I edit the photo, here's an update from today's water change and equipment cleaning.
If you want some info please ask, I know you don't want to read walls of text. :)
Some with the original pics, might need to scroll for the pics to load.
This is the only tank that I liked from the whole competition:
309 – Zsolt Ágner – IAPLC 2014