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 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
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.
George Farmer is well known in the aquascaping world. He is the co-founder of the UK Aquatic Plants Society and an incredibly talented aquascaper. I wrote about George in the past and referred to him as one of aquascaping’s most influential people. I still feel that way. So, when I came across a post by George on how he took … Read More
One of the challenges we face in growing the planted aquarium hobby is maintenance. It’s hard work to keep aquascapes in shape. Let’s face it, most of the aquascapes we drool over are snapshots in time. They don’t look that way all the time. In one of my podcasts, I had a great discussion with Mike Senske about this and … Read More
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
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
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