I think it's a combination of their aesthetic value, their perceived popularity and schooling behaviour.
Aesthetic - Very high impact. Too high for many.
Popular - Too popular for many.
Schooling - They don't school when comfortable so not great for the that final photo unless you can 'scare'...
I'm looking at creating more UK-based content featuring fellow hobbyists that are comfortable to share their aquariums and stories.
You don't have to have the highest-end equipment or have the fanciest aquascape. I'm more interested in telling engaging stories that my audience will...
What's the story you're trying to convey with the design?
For me the whole design lacks real cohesion, with the lovely ornamental-style stems in the background contrasting excessively with the more diorama-style hardscape and carpeting plants. In my eye, it's almost a scape of two distinct...
I thought I'd share our latest podcast. We hope you enjoy it. Let us know what other topics you'd like to hear about. :D
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Sorry the delay guys. I don't fully understand the situation with Amazon myself.
You could try ordering through an independent book store, but I don't know how long shipping would take, as the publishers are in the USA.
You can also pre-order signed through my website...
I've started a new podcast on aquascaping if you're interested!
Feedback and ideas for future episodes and seasons welcome.
Also I have a new website. https://www.georgefarmerstudios.com
I know there's a few of you with some experience of these units already but I thought I'd share my video. Interested to hear your feedback.
It was interesting to read that most of my audience that commented preferred the Twinstar 1200, or even Kessil A360we Tuna Sun.
One thing I did...
I just use the supplied OASE media. Never had an issue with it. In a healthy planted aquarium the plants do the majority of the biological filtration. Buying more media is a waste of time and money in my view if you have a heavily planted and healthy aquarium with sensible fish load and good...
Following my recent trip to the US I created a playlist of the videos I create during my time at ADG. Despite the US having many more challenges getting consistent good quality and variety of aquarium plants compared with Europe these guys are really leading the way in aquascaping over...
Hi, I spoke with the Abyss Aquatic Warehouse this morning and there's provisional plans to organise a big event this summer - my intention is to help with some aquascaping activities. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for details!
Who is going?
I'll be scaping three tanks (Aquascaper 600, 900, 1200).
There's some huge displays there including a 3 metre Iwagumi and 700 litre African-theme scape.
8000 litre reef...
Should be fun.
It's also free!
I have 2x Kessil A360we Tuna Sun over my 120x60x45H cm. 50% intensity, 50% colour. 35cm from water surface. 8 hour photoperiod. PAR is approx 50 at substrate so able to grow anything with good CO2, circulation etc.