^why don't we just throw our work shoes in the tank? It'll be "fun" and "different"..
Last time I checked, they were awarding the best , most natural looking tanks . That says a lot.
To each his own I guess.
What's with all the hostility. No call for that. Yes, to each his own.
And just so you know, there have been plenty of aquascape using figurines created by well respected aquascapers. From Buddha statues, to animals figures in underwater jungles, to sunken shipwrecks, to Asian palace settings, to Indian Jones style scenery, and I've even scene a couple scapes using Star Wars figurines recreating a scene from a movie and they look great.
Last time I checked, in nature there aren't above-ground scenery replicas/aquascapes created underwater.
Aquascapes are works of art, just because it has plants doesn't make it "natural". Now biotopes are "nature" replications in a tank.
No need to downgrade anyone just because it's not to your liking.
I myself can appreciate all underwater art, even if it has figurines. Although personally, I would have went with a more realistic looking tank, but yes to each his own, to each..his own.
Now enough of that and back on topic.
I could imagine a aquascape done up with a post-apocalyptic city underwater (like a I AM LEGEND scene with vegetation taking back over the city, but underwater) or like this thread, maybe a lone disabled tank getting overtaken by nature, or even a combat scene with tanks and toy soldiers, art can be masterpieces however it may be done.