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Public popular voting for IAPLC 2012 is now open!

http://www.iaplc.com/

Vote for your favorite tank and see which ones are getting the most votes. This vote isn't counting toward the final judging but it is interesting to see what is popular this year. #167 isn't the leader!


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and dont forget folks, #148 is one of ours

aka: someone of the TPT community


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#167 definitely is the boldest, craziest


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Yep 167. I looked through the entries like this. Seen it, seen it, seen it, seen it, seen it, WOW! seen it, seen it. Lol.


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Great scapes in there. 167 really stood out to me. How the heck did they do that?


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it doesnt even look real!



my favorites are: 41 - 81 - 105 - 150

how do they have "floating" rocks, are they just suspended by line/wire?

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it doesnt even look real!



my favorites are: 41 - 81 - 105 - 150

how do they have "floating" rocks, are they just suspended by line/wire?

I think so. Cork or foam suspended by line.


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167 is just like last years grand prize only a bit more.
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man good stuff, glad to see our own 148 has moved up to 99 lol thats awesome!! great skill this year, tough votes, man i wish they had screen savers for all of them!! anyone know where you can find some of these beauties for screen savers???!!


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167 just hurts my eyes to look at and follow...
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167 didn't look pleasing to me. Looked more like a time warp. My favorite was 41 as well followed by 98 with an Avatar-ish like look. I liked the Amazon canopy look from 159.
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159 is definitely my favorite. I'm surprised it only has about 70 votes/in 7th place.
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I dunno about 167...it's not very tranquil...I don't want to be stressed looking at an aquarium! It is innovative, gotta give it that.

159 is beeyootiful!

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hands down 159, just stunning! closely followed (imo) by 21, I really dig the perspective.

167 just doesn't do it for me although its cool.


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The tanks really point out how overdone the "road" element is. Of course the diminishing lines of the roads are an important element to create a sense of depth but that can be accomplished with plants or hardscape too.

There are a few tanks incorporate a bridge that accomplishes this effect w/o relaying on the road. See #150 and #80

I like #26 mostly because the focal point is the driftwood. Tom Barr had a tank that offered that presentation that I like.

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