Each year aquarium enthusiasts around the world submit images of their personal aquariums with the hopes of having the best aquascape in the world. These tanks require countless hours of effort (and a large budget certainly helps!). Most are in the style of Takashi Amano, the famed cyclist and nature photographer turned aquarist.
This year saw 1,603 submissions from 55 different countries. Submissions are rated based on overall appearance, balance, and likeness to the natural world by Aqua Design Amano (ADA). From the gnarled roots of a mangrove forest to mountain peaks, many different scenes are represented in these finely manicured tanks.
Check out the link below for images and information on the top 12 tanks! We hope you’ll be inspired!