The 2009 Aquatic Gardenerâ€™s Association International Aquascaping Competition is up online and has some inspirational eye candy from our freshwater brethren. Aquscaping seems to be one of the things we are constantly striving to master and at times, is probably one of the most frustrating aspects of the hobby regardless of being a reef or freshwater enthusiast. Hopefully contests like this and CORAL Magazineâ€™s $10,000 reef aquascaping contest will help inspire you on your quest for that stunning aquascape. A lot like a beautiful reef tank, a pleasantly arranged and manicured freshwater planted tank is always a showstopper and these contestants have provided some stunning habitats. Michael G.W. Wong of Hong Kong took â€œBest in Showâ€ honors with the stunning underwater angelfish haven we opened with. Click on the gallery below to enjoy this yearâ€™s pics and make sure to check out our post from last yearâ€™s contest.