Stephen is the UK Aquascaping Champion 2016
Stephen Rhodes with his winning aquascape, called 'Snake Pass'.
The 2016 UK Aquascaping Championship took place on Saturday, October 15 at J & K Aquatics, in North Petherton, Somerset.
The final was in the form of a live ‘scape off, with finalists selecting their hardscape materials and then ‘scaping throughout the day until 3.45pm. The UK Aquascaping Champion was decided by a judging panel and public vote. Stephen Rhodes, who was also in the final last year, created a ‘scape called ‘Snake Pass’ to win the contest.
Stephen won a bespoke Clear-Seal aquarium to the value of £850, £250 cash and sponsor goodies.
Dan Harris, with his second-placed aquascape.
Second-placed aquascaper, Dan Harris, won a Ciano Emotions Aquarium, £200 cash and sponsor goodies.
Alexea Tonge came joint third...
...alongside Hayley Sloman.
Joint third place winners Alexea Tonge and Hayley Sloman, won a Ciano Emotions Aquarium, £150 cash and sponsor goodies. All the finalists in the ‘scape off got to keep their creations along with the Clear-Seal Edgeline.
Tetra, Eheim, Arcadia, Reeflowers, Aquadeco, Ciano, Clear-Seal, Dennerle sponsored this year’s competition, which was attended by over 130 people.
For further details check out the UKASC website at www.ukasc.co.uk.