Stephen is the UK Aquascaping Champion 2016

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 Stephen Rhodes with his winning aquascape, called 'Snake Pass'. Stephen Rhodes with his winning aquascape, called 'Snake Pass'.
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. 

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... Alexea Tonge came joint third...  ...alongside Hayley Sloman.

...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.