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Aquatic Experience Aquascaping Live! Contests
Sanctioned and Presented by The Aquatic Gardeners Association

2017 Aquatic Experience

Sponsored by Fluval


Aquatic Experience Chicago-2016 was the host site for the 3rd Aquatic Experience LIVE! Aquascaping Contests. The event was sponsored by Fluval and sanctioned by the Aquatic Gardeners Association. Contestants competed in one of two categories (Small or Large Tank) for $3,900 dollars in prize money. The contest and judging took place on the exhibit show floor Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 1:00pm-4:30pm. The work-in-progress and award winning aquascapes were on display for attendees to view all three days of the show. AGA representatives were on hand to answer questions and promote the art and science of aquatic gardening.

Click on the photo to see a larger version. All Photos by Karen Randall. See the winners for  2017   2018.

Small Planted Tank:

John Pini, First Place

Hiep Hong, Second Place

Marvin Lo, Third Place

Kim Moreau-Gronewald, Fourth Place

Shawn McBride, Fifth Place

Ted Judy, Sixth Place


Large Planted Tank:

The Aquascapers' Collective: Arturo Commisso, Cory Hopkins, Megan Hopkins, Hiep Hong, Xiaozhuang Wong, First Place

Phil Kerewich & Jake Zucker, Second Place

Chicago Aquatic Plants Society: Bailin Shaw, John Pini, Malay Biswas, Scott Miller, Marvin Lo, Third Place

Aquagirls Jennifer Williams & Rachel O'Leary, People's Choice

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Questions? Email membership at aquatic-gardeners.org