ScapeFu016: Aquascaping Analysis and How it Can Improve Your Aquascape

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ScapeFu016: Aquascaping Analysis and How it Can Improve Your Aquascape I was hoping not to be flying solo this week but due to technical difficulties (i.e., my fault), JJ and Juris were not able to make it. They will be back next week that promises to be a great show. In this episode, I discuss the importance of thinking critically … Read More

Aquascaping analysis – Project Ryuboku

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Project Ryuboku aquascaping

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.

Aquascaping Masters: Arizona by James Findley

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Aquascaping master James Findley Arizona

Aquascaping is reaching new heights with master aquascapers like James Findley. In my opinion, James is one of the most innovative aquascapers we have today. He is experimenting and pushing boundaries and, in the process, taking aquascaping to the next level. I wanted to share with you this new, beautifully produced video by James that details the making of one … Read More

Analysis of Sunrise in the Valley

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Sunrise in the Valley by Marcelo Tonon Chiovatto

Marcelo Tono Chiovatto’s masterful and award-winning work, Sunrise in the Valley, is a hauntingly beautiful scene. In this Aquascaping Masters Analysis, I take a deep look into this aquascape to understand what makes it so dreamy and mystical. Is it truly worthy of it’s World Top 3 ranking?

Analysis of Viktor Lantos – Forest

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Forest by Viktor Lantos

Forest is an aquascape by renown Hungarian aquascaper, Viktor Lantos. In this work, Viktor explores many aspects of design with nature aquariums and hits the mark, instinctively, with most. Forest is a beautiful concave design full of symmetry and repetition. I truly enjoyed learning from it and, I am sure, you will too.

Analysis of 2010 IAPLC Winner

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  While we wait for the pictures of the the IAPLC 2011 winners to be released, I thought it would interesting for you if I analyzed last year's winning aquascape.  The winner was chosen by a group of international aquascaping experts and, as such, I am by no means questioning their conclusions as to the ranking of this aquascape. I … Read More

Analysis of Our Preciousss

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The next aquascape that I’ve chosen to give my humble thoughts on is “Our Preciousss” by Akvaryum Dizayn Istanbul. I think it will make a good contrast to my previous post analyzing the 2010 Iron Aquascaper efforts. I also happen to like it very much for what it is and what it tries to do. In my opinion, aquascaping is … Read More

Analysis of 2010 Iron Aquascaper aquariums

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The 2010 Iron Aquascaper competition at the Aquatic Gardeners Association Convention featured a heated battle between Luis Navarro and Frank Wazeter. Luis is a seasoned aquascaper with many years of experience.  Frank is the relative newcomer who’s come a long way in a short amount of time.  Although Luis ultimately came out the victor, I think all spectators were satisfied … Read More