Marine Aquascaping: the contest at CIPS 2017

by | Jan 4, 2018 | Contest, Events | 0 comments

Along with the freshwater aquascaping competition, CIPS 2017  held a contest for Marine Aquarium creators, that we have decided to call MarineScaping.

While the results weren’t my taste, I was happy to see the industry trying out something new, and I’m looking forward to watching this idea develop and evolve in the future.

I don’t really know the rules for this particular contest; they were reported in Chinese and we weren’t able to get a good translation. We don’t know how much time was granted to the players, nor we know who were them because, unlike what we saw for the freshwater Aquascaping contest, there were no names or pictures shown. If I’m correct, the chairman of the contest was Tony Vargas, at least this is what I could pick up on Twitter in the days preceding the exhibition.

MarineScaping aquariums

We talked about it, and now I present to you the finished products. As always, I would like to know your opinion about this. And which one, amongst those proposed, is your favorite.

Well, the last one was outfitted with fake corals…

Someone has reported to me on facebook there was other tanks I didn’t see, please, if you have any pictures, send them to me so I can update the article.


For a comprehensive overview of CIPS 2017 you can read our editorial here.

  • danireef

    Danilo Ronchi, aka DaniReef lives in Italy where he is hydraulic engineer, but starting from his love for reef aquarium and photography, he began to write about marine aquariums from 2006 and now he's published his first book "Marine Aquarium". From 2007 Danilo writes on his blog where publishes articles, pictures, product reviews, aquariums coverage, reportage and history of his tank. Now he's happy to be part of

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