Professional aquascaper, George Farmer, joins Art to talk about the UK Aquascaping Experience taking place the 5th day of March, 2016. If you will be in the UK in March, I would highly recommend that you make an effort to attend. It’s free. There will be 4 events: Hardscape Challenge with a £1,000 prize – Information on how to enter the … Read More
How to Add CO2 – Introduction to Aquarium Plants Tutorial
How to add CO2 to your planted aquarium tank. This is part 4 of the Introduction to Aquarium Plants Tutorial. Learn how I do it.
CO2 Basics – Aquarium Plants Tutorial
In parts 1 and 2 of this Introduction to Aquarium Plants Tutorial, we discussed the first part of what I call the golden equilibrium for planted aquariums – Light = CO2 = Fertilizer. You need to find the golden equilibrium for you particular setup. Once you do, you will have a beautiful and healthy aquarium where algae is minimized and plants … Read More
Use of Contrast in Aquascaping – ScapeFu Friday Challenge
Hi! This is the FIRST ScapeFu Friday Challenge! Yay! Up first, contrast in aquascaping! Let’s define contrast in aquascaping: Contrast refers to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in an aquascape so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama. If you want your aquascaping to improve, you need to learn … Read More
Light Basics Continued – Introduction to Aquarium Plants Tutorial Part 2
In Light Basics part 1, we covered the very basics of lighting for the planted aquarium. We talked about why light is important to plants, how we can meet a plant’s needs in a short or longer time and we introduced the concept of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR). If you haven’t read it yet, please go do so now as … Read More
Light Basics – Introduction to Aquarium Plants Tutorial
Light is one of the most important things to know in order to keep aquarium plants healthy. Learn the basics of light in this aquarium plants tutorial.
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Four Insights IAPLC Reveals About Aquascaping
An analysis of the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) 2010-2015 stats reveals some interesting and unexpected insights into the world of aquascaping. I have four take-aways for you.
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The Movie of Aqua Design Amano
Hi, Happy Earth Day! In case you haven’t seen it yet, this 22 minute video from Aqua Design Amano is rare in that it’s in English. I hope you enjoy it! Regards, Art
Aquascaping analysis – Project Ryuboku
Aquascaping analysis of Project Ryuboku by Polish aquascaper, Pawel Mielniczek is a wonderful example of a hybrid style aquascape. Hints of nature aquarium, an undertone of biotope and plenty of triangle. Join me as we explore what makes this aquascape so beautiful and attractive.
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