1. Nigel95

    Nigel's Aquascaping & Water Garden - Photos & Videos

    Hi guys, Decided to make a new journal to share some moments of my underwater world. Hope you will enjoy it! Microsorum sp. pearling Microsorum Plant Pearling O2 in a Water Garden - Photosynthesis by Nigel Aquascaping, on Flickr Green neon tetra Simulans aquarium fish by Nigel Aquascaping...
  2. Putney

    Aquascape stores in N France

    Hi guys, I'm going to be driving form London to Lille in France for a short trip and wanted to know if anyone could recommend any nice Aquascape shops around North France / West Belgium I've seen quite a few vids of George Farmer doing some store vists but difficult to filter and work out by...
  3. MattT34

    My first Aquascape

    Hi All I'm Matt and I'm new here and relatively new to Aquascaping so be kind 🤣 This is my first major Aquascape, I had a small planted tank years ago but you couldn't really call it Aquascaping. Tank specs, Fluval Roma 240 (walnut cabinet) Fluval 307 filter + biomaster thermo 600 Light...
  4. J

    acetic acid,Silicone curing effect on aquarium

    Hi, im going to be setting up a aquascape maybe a dry start carpet first however I keep dartfrogs terrarium, and when designing one I use pond foam and quite alot of silicone,few tubs of silicone on the backgrounds and the room it’s being built in will Stink of acetic acid while the silicone...
  5. CooKieS

    The bigger the better...80x40x40 project

    Hi guys, Finally, going to sale my beloved Ada 60p for something bigger; an optiwhite 80x40x40. Plans? Making it in the top 50 at Iaplc 2021. :)lol:) Received the black cabinet today, now I’m starting to look for new filtration, what would you guys recommend (it’s 128liters tank)? Looking for...
  6. Putney

    My First Tank | 35cm Cube - "Up the Hill"

    I had goldfish in my room when I was a teenager which my parents looked after and I never really appreciated them... Now I'm much much older and having seen the potential of aquascapes from the likes of Cinescaper and Green Aqua with also the range of aquatic plants available, I just had to try...
  7. LondonDragon

    Aquascaper 900 - Comeback Lockdown Tank :)

    Hi everyone, As some might have seen this thread "Thanks to UKAPS" I have an empty tank in my living room for quite a while :rolleyes::rolleyes::eek: Over the last couple of years I have been obtaining all the equipment I wanted on bargain hunters (eBay), now that I have all the pieces I...
  8. Nigel95

    ADA Nature Aquarium Gallery and Japanese Aquascaping

    Hey everyone :) In October 2019 I have been to Japan and have done lots of aquascaping activities. I made a cinematic video with the best highlights of my trip. I hope you will enjoy the moments through my camera lens. Please subscribe if you like the video. During the trip I have been to: -...
  9. Matty456

    Eleocharis-only tank?

    Hi all. I'm interested in setting up a new nano tank with a couple of large dark stones in the centre, a tall eleocharis in the background and a shorter eleocharis in the foreground. I'm not a big fan of HC/MC carpets aesthetically, I prefer the slender grass blades of the eleocharis. This idea...
  10. Carbondioxide

    January sales 20% off everything

    If your looking at changing your diffuser or starting a new aquascape in the new year, visit our website and take advantage of our January sale. discounts available across our entire range of products until the 5th January.
  11. CooKieS

    'slow death of a roots', 17l optiwhite nano aquascape

    Hi, Found the inspiration for this by walking in the forest...would like to create something very natural looking, with simple plantation. Tank 31x21x25cm, 17l, optiwhite fireaqua Sunsun mini canister filter 400l/h Onf nano led Tropica soil Ancien stones Ada la plata Sand and gravel...
  12. Conort2

    Re-scape issues

    Hi guys looking to rescape my tank soon however I have a bit of an issue. The tank is full of shrimp, tangerine tiger and orange sakuras of all different sizes. The fish won’t be an issue to catch and store in a container but what can I do about the shrimp, I can catch the bigger ones but there...
  13. Canadian_Bear

    Getting Better Newbie

    Hello fellow aquascaping people. Im a UK guy here that found my passion for indoor plants years ago, and now aquascaping. I am about 3yrs into this and I can say that I have made many mistakes and wasted tons of money. I love this hobby and hope to gain some insights as well as share. I...
  14. Paul Lane

    Hello from Emsworth

    Hi all, new to this site. I have been an avid pond keeper for many years, moved in my new place and now got kids so having a pond are out of the picture,so now got fish tank, and going down the road of aquascape tank with a few fish. Fish tank is up and running just waiting to buy Co2 set up to...
  15. CooKieS

    Ada 60P, 'behind blue eyes'

    Hi, I'm actually planning the hardscape of my 2020 contest tank, as Always my beloved 60p. Rocks: seiryu stones Soil material: la plata Sand, Aqua gravel Roots: -senganni -river Wood -talawa Wood This will be an mixed style tank, jungly in the foreground and more NA style in the background...
  16. Kalum

    Favourite YouTube Aquascaping Channels

    I've watched most of the videos from my favourite 'go to' channels to learn or get inspiration from so looking for any others with good content These are top of my list, what is everyone else watching? Green Aqua - George Farmer -...
  17. L

    Easy dudes, from the mcr.

    Hi everyone, I’m Lou from Manchester and I love keeping fish and plants. I have had an aquarium since I was 14 and was aquascaping right from the start. Back then it wasn’t called aquascaping, I was just going for the most natural look possible. I care for, and am tinkering with a 250ltr 1m x0.5...
  18. Nigel95

    Nigel's 80cm Nature Aquarium Aquascape

    Hey guys! This is my 80cm contest tank for 2019. Results are coming soon so I'm sharing the hardscape now and will update this journal later on. :) Tank Optic white 80 x 40 x 40 cm 128l Light ADA RGB Solar Co2 Co2 art elite regulator + atomizer Aquaflora Plants Rotala Green, Rotala...
  19. Aqua Hero

    First month of an aquascape

    So you've planted a bunch of in-virto plants and have flooded the tank. You got the co2 running, lights on and filter flowing. Now what? Currently with my tank, some of the plants are melting back (which is to be expected), the light is on the lowest setting running for 6 hours and co2 is on...
  20. Aqua Hero

    Emersed Marsilea cremata and hirsita

    I bought these to plants and I was informed that crenata grows smaller than hirsita but from the packs I got it's the opposite. You think the person made a mistake and put them in the wrong bags or is this just normal?
  21. Aqua Hero

    Confused about dry start method

    I'm preparing to do a dry start method with both carpeting plants and mosses (since they will all come in their emersed form). I literally spent the whole of yesterday reading articles, forum posts and videos on this method and there is a lot of conflicting information which is confusing me...
  22. Aqua Hero

    First month of a new aquascape

    I've been reading and watching videos to recap on this hobby again after a long break I saw a video where someone said that I have to do water changes everyday for the first week, then every other day for the next 3 week's. Then after that I can do weekly water changes. Is this necessary...
  23. Aqua Hero

    3 year old ferts still useable?

    So I decided to come back after about 3 years, I looked through my old equipment and saw that I still have my old Marco and micro mix in a bottle. Can I still use them after three years? If I recall I pre mixed it with ei ferts and used pure ro water
  24. J

    Good Morning from Manchester

    Stumbled across this video whilst watching George Farmer's vid on his Aquascaper 1200. I started a year ago with a 67L hugo kamishi simplicity tank. I've recently purchased a 106L that I'll be moving these guys over to once its up and running and this tank will be turned into a shrimp tank...
  25. C

    Help! Struggling as a beginner

    Hello all, looking for some help with some new developments in my planted aquarium. I have an ADA 60f, using a cookie+ light with CO2 injection. Tank has been set up with plants for about 4 weeks now, had no problems at all before today. I added 14 red cherry shrimp 2 weeks ago, I’ve since added...
  26. Akwarysta_pl

    054l - My own Borneo

    Hello; I want to present my aquarium which was arranged by the way of buying of some new plants. I had to put them to the aquarium without any idea concerning scape and I had collect another plants in the next days and put them also there randomly. In the next days I saw this all together in...
  27. Akwarysta_pl

    054l - My own Borneo - Michał

    Hello; I want to present my aquarium which was arranged by the way of buying of some new plants. I had to put them to the aquarium without any idea concerning scape and I had collect another plants in the next days and put them also there randomly. In the next days I saw this all together in...
  28. Lauris

    Dragons Den

    Hellooo all, It has been a while since I have been here. Due to studies and my job and my time, that I can spare with my family, I had no space for this up till now. 18 months of break with 1 failed DSM (due to no time) in between and I'm back on the track again. Still with the same size of a...
  29. L

    Custom 550L Planted aquarium build

    550L Planted aquarium build We have recently just set up a planted aquarium for our client in London. The client was looking for a heavily planted double island style aquascape in their living space. Any feedback is appreciated (good or bad)!! Thanks all. Aquarium Specs: Tank: 550L or...
  30. K

    Water Flow Issues

    Hi There! I have a 50x45x37(h) cm 80lt planted tank with a very big driftwood inside. I use an Eheim 2217 (~1.000lt/h theoretically) for filtration and I just very recently added an Eheim Nano filter (~300lt) to avoid any dead spots caused by the wood. My inlet and nano filter are hidden behind...
  31. B

    HC Cuba dry start

    Good day, New to the hobby and absolutely love it. Hurts the wallet though I have to say !! Anyways, straight to the point. Doing a dry start with HC Cuba. 45 Gallon tank. Temp 20-24 Celsius, humidity 90%, using ADA power sand special, topped with ADA aquasoil. Spraying once a day creating to...
  32. oscarlloydjohn

    Nano heater recommendations?

    I'm looking for a nano style heater for my Mini M, something that is low profile and won't distract from the scape. I was using an Eheim Jager but it's so obtrusive. I have tried both the Fluval Edge heater and Newa Therm Mini 20p but both can't seem to get the tank water over 20C. They both...
  33. CooKieS

    Playing with talawa Wood

    Hi there, Setup: 60p (60x30x36cm) Hardscape: talawa, seiryu and maybe kessil Wood for détails Soil: sand and amazonia First shot, any advice welcome: Thanks! Cheers , Thierry
  34. DutchMuch

    TryHard Dutch Aquascape (Ukaps Edition!)

    Hey there guys welcome to my journal, I figured i'd make one on here since I have one on just about every other forum. I am currently in the progress of creating a Dutch Aquascape, this of course is a work in progress as I am currently working on dialing down fertilization methods that are on...
  35. Nigel95

    Nigel's Mountain scape 36L

    New nano scape for a live contest (Vivarium) in November. Have a look at my Youtube channel :) >> << Final video Final shot R-Nigel-Hoevenaar-40-cm-nano-aquascape-Taihang-Mountains-- by Nigel Aquascaping, on Flickr Specs planted tank aquarium Tank 40x30x30...
  36. Harry H

    Hello from Emsworth Hampshire UK

    Hi everybody, I am from Emsworth Hampshire, relatively new to the hobby, about 6 months in, currently have 20l nano and 60l cube, both low tech, but using liquid CO2 and fertilisers. I am hoping to find like minded people near, to exchange ideas, know how etc. Also looking for some background...
  37. J_rock

    Hi everyone! newbie here from Leeds.

    hey guys, Newbie here from Leeds. I am planning to set-up my first aquarium and while looking for videos in Youtube, i came across with “Aquascape”. It looks fantastic and it inspired me to set-up my first aquascape. Thanks there is a site like this which i believe would be helpful to a...
  38. Will.P

    First Aquascape

    Hi everyone, I have decided to go big or go home and ordered an Evolution Aqua Aquascaper 900, part paid for by my fabulous partner for my birthday, I originally asked for permission to have a 600 as it is going in the lounge, she asked if I would prefer the 900 :) needless to say I jumped at...
  39. Nigel95

    Why you should use a scape box - Learn hardscaping faster

    A scape box helped me a lot to improve my hardscape skills faster. Full video about why you should use a scape box, how it can look like, some general tips and a few hardscapes of mine.
  40. Antoni

    Breaking the radio silence - my latest scapes

    Hi everyone, I feel a bit embarrassed as I have been so quite for a very long time here at UKAPS... To fix that I decided to post couple of pictures of my most recent scapes: the 120: The Dennerle Scapers tank: Few close ups: Both tanks has been running for about a year...
  41. Robertus van Tilburg

    kei stone spiderwood scape

    ada60-p. I am playing again with my aquascaping tools... This time a kei stone spiderwood setup.
  42. alex08

    Nature's Path

    Following Roots and Grit, Nature's Path will have a more defined hardscape and hopefully i won't let it be covered to much. I managed to get my hands on some more ferns and will also change the lighting and go for led. Equipment : ° Aquarium : home made, 100x55x45cm ° Lighting : 6x39w T5...
  43. LukeDaly

    Time to start over! | Currently on DSM but will be Hi-tech fully planted nano

    Hey ladies and gents, I have been out of the hobby for about 2 years now and have decided to jump back in! This build will eventually become a fully planted tank hopefully home to some form of dwarf cichlid. This time I thought I would try out the dry start method and see if I can get my moss...
  44. Lola15

    Newbie from East London looking for CO2 and aquascaping advice

    Hi everyone! I'm planning on purchasing a Juwel Lido 200 next week. It will be the first time I've used CO2 and tried to aquascape. Any tips for a beginner? My dad and I have always kept aquariums but this CO2 introduction has made me nervous! If anyone knows a decent place to purchase gas...
  45. Robertus van Tilburg

    New Scape Dragon stones.

    Made a new Scape. Starting the hardscape: Included the details: Ready: Will return after a few weeks growth.
  46. AllyP

    Diary of a Mad Fish Tank

    I'm not gonna lie, but I'm feeling a very shy and out of my depth (the first of many bad puns) but here goes! Not only am I a newbie to the wonderful world of aqua- scaping but this is the very first forum I have ever joined (shamefully looking down and trying desperately hard not to look...
  47. T

    Twinstar SP Series LED for ADA 90f

    Hi, I have just purchased an ADA 90f (L90cm, W30cm, D20cm) tank and needed some advice on whether to go for the new Twinstar 600SP or 900SP to hang above the tank. I am planning on getting medium difficulty plants from Tropica, however wasn't sure if the 600SP would offer the coverage for the...
  48. Richard Swales

    The Iwagumi Journal

    Hi There I am undergoing a new project to create an Iwagumi style Aqua Scape aquarium. This series of posts will journal my project week to week as a progress to keep you and indeed myself in the loop! I want to use this build my skills in aquascaping by being able to reflect and critique...
  49. MiZuboov

    Aquascape without algaes is it really or..?

    Hallo! I've begun ADA cube garden 30х30х30. I've used full system ADA (PowerSand, Amazonia, PowerSand and other additivies) + lightning Aquasky 301 + superjet es 150. I've used RO Spectrapure. First week: change water 50% + 2drop (each of it: phyton git, green gain, green bacter - every day...
  50. MiZuboov

    Param of water in aquascapes?

    Hallo! What do you think, what param of water in aquascpapes is optimal? Given that I will to use all products of ADA (MH - lightning, additivies, fertiliziers) I have RO\DI Spectrapure and I can to make anything parameters of water. I want to know dKh, dGh, pH (in the middle of the day, before...
  51. Richard Swales

    Iwagumi Layout

    Hi, Picked up some rocks for my Sanzon Iwagumi today, pretty happy with them, but can't decide on a placement layout. I liked this one (see pic) but something just isn't quite right, can any body spot something that might help me? Perhaps I need more rocks to go with these three, possibly...
  52. E

    Help! plant deficiency or toxicity ? ( new pics)

    hello everyone, as the title suggests I'm not sure whats wrong with my mont carlo, its been carpeting well however i have noticed some deficiency or something wrong. some leaves don't appear healthy. leaves seem to be almost transparent around the outside and lighter in the middle , as the...
  53. E

    help needed mont carlo deficiency?

    hello everyone, as the title suggests I'm not sure whats wrong with my mont carlo, its been carpeting well however i have noticed some deficiency or something wrong. some leaves don't appear healthy. leaves seem to be almost transparent around the outside or darker and lighter in the middle ...
  54. ricreis394

    120x50x50 first high-tech aquarium

    Hello everyone, I started this hobby 2 years ago. Now I want to go further and I'm gonna create a new aquarium, a 120x50x50. Friday my stand will arrive and then I can show to you the results, since that I can post the project picture so you can see the stand. It's a recreation of a ADA stand...
  55. alex08

    Roots and Grit

    Figured i start the new year with a new setup in my 200 litre. So, i worked even more on the hardscape part and i'm well aware of the grade of maintenance i'll have to do. But where's the fun in it if there's no challenge? Starter pack : LxWxH - 100x55x45 cm Lighting - 6x39w (3000k and 6500k...
  56. O

    Iwagumi Nano 30 x 21 x 26cm

    Hi All, After browsing on the forum for the past couple of years I decided to take the plunge and set up an account, and thought what better way to start than to create a journal for a new scape! The aim is to try and create a steep mountain creek inspired by recent travelling, thus I thought...
  57. HannahFergusonFan

    How to improve my Tank looks.

    Hi, I have planted my 29G tank (36"x14"x15") Lighting: 2x24watt CFL tubes 6400k with reflector=56watt + 1 LED flood light of 15watt 6500k CO2: CO2 injection by Flourish Excel for now, I am going to instal CO2 system within a week. Fauna: 11 Neon tetra and 2 guppies Flora: Didiplis Diandra...
  58. Ryan Young

    Varnishing Oak branches for aquarium

    Hi, Following on from a previous thread which I asked about collecting wood in my local area, I managed to find some very nice Oak branches without bark on. I understand that Oak is a close grain wood so should not get soggy and flake too quickly; however is there any type of clear protective...
  59. Archer

    Came this far

    Hello guys! So I want to share my journey to the hobby about my first planted tank. At the moment, I am waiting for the delivery of my aquarium items. How I came about the things I purchase boils to the issue of space. I live in Hong Kong and as you know, flats and rooms here are practically...
  60. R

    70L Planted Tank - Corydoras Trilineatus | Three Lined Cory Videos

    Hey all, Just put up my first videos of my 70L Planted Tank with my new Corydoras Trilineatus (Three Lined Corys) Really happy with the way they came out. More fish and plenty for videos still to come. Let me know what you think! Enjoy! Ryan
  61. George Farmer

    How to aquascape a nano aquarium

  62. George Farmer

    How to plant a low-maintenance Nature Aquarium

    The video says it all... :)
  63. Ben Gibson

    My first ever aquarium (Iwagumi) Fluval edge 23L

    Hello all, my names Ben, I live in Stoke on Trent, and I'd like to show you all what I've recently been working on. This is my first post in these forums so go easy as i'm a NOOB :nailbiting: I've always since been a child admired aquariums of all kinds but after seeing a close friend create...
  64. AKD594

    Hardscape - Wood and rocks - when do and don't they work

    Planning a 'scape. Just curious about hardscape - particularly the use of wood and rocks together. I've always been more a fan of wood and have read in some places that you are better of using one or the other. However I've seen the combination work well in numerous tanks. My questions are...
  65. Ryan Young

    Need Opinions!

    Hi all, have had my 200 liter tank running for a while now and had a load of problems for ages such as algae dying fish etc. I have finally sorted all these problems and now want some opinions on my tank- changes I could make etc. Bare in mind I have just done a large clean and therfore cut my...
  66. Ryan Young

    Dennerle Nano cube 30, lighting etc.

    Hey guys. Just purchased a more or less new Dennerle Nano Cube 30 for £50 after wanting something smaller in comparison to my 200l tank, my plan is to keep a few shrimp and hope they breed so they can be introduced to my 200l tank whilst keeping a few in the 30l. I love aquascaping and am...
  67. Richard Dowling

    Jade Mountain - 60x45x30

    Hi All, Here is my new scape which has been going a month now. Im having problems with green spot algae on the rocks. Im thinking of going back to EI salts and making sure phosphate is in there. The current method (whilst being nice and lazy) doesnt seem to be doing the problem much good...
  68. J

    Re-scape of aquarium, before and after

    After a few years with the old set up (capped soil, jungle style) I felt the substrate had run it's course so bought some aquasoil, some new wood and a few different plant species, and re-did the scape. The new scape is based on James Findley's "Nature's Chaos", except I note that his tank that...
  69. Gordon Hawkes

    Some Inital Questions With New Scape - Cycling, Glossostigma, CO2

    Hi everyone, Started setting up a nano tank the other day, here it is this evening: You can see video which documents setup here: - Since the video I've perfected the lily pipe positioning and it's generally a little...
  70. Gordon Hawkes

    What plants to go with?

    Evening everyone, going to be putting together a scape in a 35L nano tank for shrimps nearer to Christmas, I have everything I need from the tank itself, to the lily pipes for the external filter. Except of course the plants. I'm going to go with something simple, I have two large lumps of lava...
  71. George Farmer

    Same style of aquascape, after 10 years of practice...

    Hi all, Almost 10 years ago I created a low-maintence aquascape - mainly ferns, Anubis and crypts. Today I took the final shot of my latest 'scape - mainly ferns, Anubis and crypts. Note the difference. Mainly use of hardscape, open foreground and more complex textures. I thought it was an...
  72. George Farmer

    Superfish Home 80 - Step-by-step video

    Hi all This is my first attempt at a step-by-step video. I hope you like it! Cheers, George
  73. Antoni

    "After the storm" - my new scape.

    Hi guys, Here is my new creation. Dennerle scapers tank 45x36x31h (cm) Cabinet Custom made by me (DIY) 2 x 24WDennerle Scapers lights Tropica soil JBL CristalProfi 701 Inline heater Hydor 200w CO2 1.5bps 24\7 Plants: Tropica's Hemianthus Cuba, Riccardia Chamedryfolia, Cladophora Aegagropila...
  74. Norfisk

    Easy aquascapes with a great "wow effect"

    This is my first post on this forum and I'd like to say hello to all ;) I have a Dennerle 30 L Nano cube and I'm saving money to buy a ADA 60P tank. I don't have much experience with Japanese style aquascaping but I'd like to have an aquarium with a certain "wow effect". Are there examples of...
  75. George Farmer

    When things don't go to plan... - Day 28 update

    Hi all, I thought I'd share this video with you all after some of the comments I've received asking "how do you do it?" etc. I'm by no means a perfect plant grower! I have issues with my aquascapes and plants as much as the next man. Perseverance and patience are usually all it takes to...
  76. George Farmer

    Journal My best low-tech 'scape so far

    Hi all, I thought I'd post a quick photo of my Superfish Expert 70. No CO2 or liquid carbon. Occasional ferts (Colombo Pro) and Colombo Pro Soil. Internal filter and It hasn't had a water change in 3 months. Plants are mostly crypts, buces, Rotata and some Anubias, Cyperus. Incredibly low...
  77. Aqua Hero

    Aquascape: Edens Gate

    i thought i would just show my new aquascape aquascape: Edens Gate Tank: 61 x 41 x 58 Juwel Lido 30 UK Gallons Lights: Odyssea Quad T5HO Unit, 2 x 24W 6400K Bulbs, 2 x 24W IQuatics Plant Growth Bulbs. 9 hours per day Substrate: ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia mixed with ADA Power Sand, White Sand...
  78. Aqua Hero

    Brown rock for aquuascaping

    i wanted some suggestions on some brown rocks i could use for a new scape am planning
  79. Ryan Young

    Just a quick question about Ludwigia...

    Hi, for the aquascape I want to make I have a lot of green plants in mind. I like Ludwigia and have used them before but does anyone know what the best Ludwigia is that bushes out a bit and is quite tall? Thanks
  80. George Farmer

    Superfish Expert 70

    Hi all I set this up about 7 weeks ago. To be honest wasn't sure about the lighting - it measured 5 umol at the substrate! However, all the plants are growing and I'm even getting red R. rotundifolia! Using Colombo range (soil, ferts, liquid CO2), non-CO2 gas injection. Aquafleur plants.
  81. James Fawkes

    George Famer @ Maidenhead Leicester - Update

    Hi, So I had the pleasure of attending this event yesterday. Was a really nice morning, and was great to meet George and Maurits. The tank looked awesome and had some really cool plants, my favorite being Bucephalendra (I think that's the name). Only got a few snaps because I had to rush off...
  82. George Farmer

    Superfish Home 60

    Hi all, I recently set up this little tank. Quite an impressive all-in-one system suitable for beginners. I'll update videos every week and post photos as and when.
  83. Joel Smith

    Aquascape Filter Help

    Hey all, I'm currently gearing up to redo my initial aquascape into a creation that shows the lessons i've learned and the experience i've gained. I have a 340L: 123x47x65CM tank. I have two API Rena Filstar XP3 hooked up, each one doing 1324LPH. They come equipped with a jet flow outlet...
  84. Andy Tran

    The Swamp

    The Tank A year ago I decided to get a 23L Fluval Edge, and about a month into owning it I took the top pane of glass off. The Fluval Edge’s design was neat, but the glass and small opening really limits what I wanted to do with it. The tank went through many phases from Walstad to high tech...
  85. Mikeba

    Aquascape Awards

    Hi! We’re very excited to launch our new website called Aquascape Awards. A while ago we came up with the idea to create an online platform where aquascapers can find inspiration, but also share their work with fellow hobbyists. The (future) idea is to select a montly "Scape of the month"...
  86. viktorlantos

    Success and failures

    Cheers guys, i am not posted journals a while ago, as things keeps me very busy, but since we're moving out of the crazy season it's time for sharing and caring again :) I though i share my last tank which i built at home. Running a business is not easy and most of the guys who is involved...
  87. George Farmer

    My current 'scapes - 65cm NA and 30cm cube

    Hi all, I thought I'd post pics of my current 'scapes before I tear them down soon and create some new layouts. Both have been featured fairly recently in PFK magazine although they've been re-scaped a little. The first is a Natural Aquario 65x40x45cm. I set it up as a sub-tropical set-up and...
  88. Antoni

    Through the Rock - An Epic Journey

    Hi guys, After having a great time and Hanover I got Inspired from the Art of Planted Aquarium and I have rescaped my 60 cm with lots of Seryuo and redmoor and plants, kindly sponsored by Tropica. Here is a short video of the evolution of the hardscape: And this is how the tank looks today -...
  89. Vivian Andrew

    New scape suggestions required

    Hi All, I have made a new scape with stones and driftwood, need your suggestions on the scape
  90. George Farmer

    30cm - The Cube

    Hi all I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year! :) Here's a few shots of my home tank, a 30cm cube. It's been set up for a few months and is surprisingly low maintenance. I'm not using CO2 injection but add liquid carbon and Tropica Specialised daily, 1ml each. I...
  91. Saltynay

    Hide and Seek Riverbed (Low tech)

    This is my first proper attempt at a planted tank. I have been into freshwater for 11 years but only dabbled in plants never truly researching the components to put together a large aquascape / art piece. So lets dig in: Idea I have for years loved my kuhli loaches and the way they remain...
  92. Ivan Lugovic

    HAS Contest 2014

    Hello everybody, just like last 2 years: HAS Contest 2012 (link) HAS Contest 2013 (link) we held aquascaping contest at our croatian aquascaping site Our Contest is special because contestants had a task to keep aquascape journal for three months (not just the final...
  93. Aquascape Croatia

    One of a kind Aquaristic and Terraristic show in Europe - AkTer FEST

    Hi! Today I want to present you one unique exhibition, now taking place for 10th year in Croatia - AkTer Fest! AkTer Fest 2014 is taking place 1.-5. October 2014. Zagreb. We are preparing few contests where everyone from Europe can take part. Ill write about it later.. For now, let me explain...
  94. Sebastian Costin

    Iwagumi: Aquael Shrimp Set Aquascape

    Hi, In an attempt to create a cube iwagumi below you find the hardware: Tank: Aquael Shrimp Set 30 Lighting: Aquael Leddy Tube 6W/6500k Filtration: JBL E701 Greenline + 13mm Lilypipe Soil: ADA Amazonia Powder Decoration: ADA Seiryu Stone Fertilization: Tropica Plant Growth Specialised...
  95. Simon Day

    Aquascape Number 1 - Retro journal

    Like many of the people using this forum I seem to have caught this aquascaping bug by chance. The following dozen or so steps just about sum it up really: Step 1. buy 'low maintenance' goldfish pet for daughter……Step 2. watch said 'low maintenance' pet die due to lack of maintenance (and...
  96. michael woods

    Help needed! First aquascape

    Referred to this site numerous times over the past few weeks as some of the information I've found has proved invaluable. However, I'm wondering if there's anyone out there who can help. I'm currently cycling my first 64l aquascaped tank using: Interpet fish box 64l Fluval 106 canister filter...
  97. michael woods

    Rookie error?

    Referred to this site numerous times over the past few weeks as some of the information I've found has proved invaluable. However, I'm wondering if there's anyone out there who can help. I'm currently cycling my first 64l aquascaped tank using: Interpet fish box 64l Fluval 106 canister filter...
  98. Antoni

    Wabi kusa - Spontaneous setup - unexpected visit - Ladybug

    HI guys, a week ago, I have started this new wabi kusa project. Had a small tank laying around (dirt cheap tank from Pets at home) used to use it as a storage for excessive plants- kind of a overflow tank :) but got bored to keep it half empty with some random sad looking plants I have...
  99. Robertus van Tilburg

    "3 stones"

    In this thread, i will be posting some new info on my latest iwagumi aquascape called "3 stones" Because a picture says more than thousand words I start with that.
  100. Robertus van Tilburg


    My name is Robertus. I have been keeping aquariums for over 30 years now. Some of you might know me ( During that time I always had freshwater setups. Now I have become more active in the aquascaping direction. I will open a thread with my latest iwagumi setup called...