Hi everyone, I've decided to start this journal in order to document the process of my latest aquascape. This journal will also tie into a school project that I’m doing called an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification). An EPQ is worth 50% of an A-Level and is essentially an essay or...
Big Fan and a Heartfelt Thank You!
I am a great fan of UKAPS and have been following the interesting trials, tribulations and conversations as a mute spectator for a long time. I would like to start with a sincere “Thank You” to all the members of this forum, who have helped planted...
NEW Cinematic video about the nature aquarium and the story of Takashi Amano in Japan. A Lot of work to edit it together but was very fun to do, hope you will get inspired for your wonderful aquascaping journey.
I am hosting an Ask me anything in the comment section of my new video. So feel...
have you ever thought about creating or planning your aquascapes digitally?
For me, there was always the problem of converting my layout ideas into reality. So I tried to develop a new way of planning layouts...
It's named "Scape It". Scape It allows you to create stunning layouts...
Are these Loctite superglues safe for use in aquascaping?
I've found some contradictory answers, with some people saying no and others saying they've used them with no bother.
Specifically, these two types in the photo below.
There's no warning about aquatic/marine life on them that I can...
Decided to make a new journal to share some moments of my underwater world.
Hope you will enjoy it!
Cinematic video about the nature aquarium and the story about Takashi Amano
45P Nano Aquascape
45p Nano aquascape by Nigel Aquascaping, on Flickr
Microsorum sp. pearling
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.
Fluval Roma 240 (walnut cabinet)
Fluval 307 filter + biomaster thermo 600
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...
I've titled this piece "Life in Borneo". "ive always wanted to do an aquascape full of Bucephalandra and if you have 3 minutes to spare give it quick watch and leave your comments below !
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:
I am looking for some advice and hope you can help. I am currently saving for my first tank and am wondering what size would be best? It's going to be between a 60x30x35 or a 45x29x30. I plan on rescaping fairly often, as It's part of the hobby that interests me, but I don't have the...
I'm happy to announce that the show goes on! The next meet up will Sunday 1st March, 5 pm at Scaped Nature, 60 St Giles Street, Norwich, NR2 1LW.
In the future, we hope to run these evenings on the last Sunday of every month. This month however we have made an exception...
Where: Scaped Nature, 60 St. Giles Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1LW
When: 5pm, Sunday 26th January 2020
I have organised a casual get together for anyone with an interest in aquariums, fish keeping and aquatic plant husbandry to meet, chat and enjoy a...
Just settled this scape today for an Friend, though it was an good Idea to create an journal :-)
He's an beginner so nothing too fancy here, just an kinda iwagumi setup full of easy plants. ;-)
60x40x40cm, optiwhite rimless tank, 96liters
Twinstar e600 led
JBL e901 filter...
Starting a New journal as this nano used to be my epiphytes nursery and I've décided to scape it and Host some fishes in it.
Here it is After rescaping , don't mind the pale kessai Wood that is just in, it will be as dark as the river wood in some weeks.
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 - https://www.youtube.com/user/viktorlantos
George Farmer -...
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. :)
Optic white 80 x 40 x 40 cm 128l
ADA RGB Solar
Co2 art elite regulator + atomizer
Rotala Green, Rotala...
So I decided to do a how-to on Emersed Culture(s) for newbies to the whole "Emersed World!" of aquatic plants.
I have been planting and "Harvesting" Emersed aquarium (or aquatic) plants, for around 3 years now. In that time I have learned a lot in such little time, that is due to...
Hello everyone! I just bought all the supplies for my new tank, so probably I’ll start aquascaping soon. This forum is an amazing opportunity for everyone to learn a lot.
Thank you guys for doing that for the hobby.
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)!!
Tank: 550L or...
Hello everyone ! I'm setting up my first "real aquascape" and I wanted to create a paludarium in my 30L nothing too crazy I want to keep everything simple.
I was inspired by this paludarium :
So I started to play around with the rock and try to create an hardscape :
I think that it...
Hello ! First of all Happy new year to everyone !
I'm launching a new tank of 40L and I want to create my first real aquascape, but my budget is not enought to buy a good light, and I saw on the internet a lot of beautiful aquarium using led bulb light.
I bought one (Full spectrum, 6500K, 500L...
Very quick scape (1hour because my son is sick and needed to go to doctor) for an friend, simple nature aqua style.
180 liters tank from juwel
Chihiros a series
Pressurised CO2 2kg bottle
Jbl e901 + flow pump
Plants from aquaflora...
Hey forum members, today I bring you an article of which I spent time making and enjoyed doing so, I hope you enjoy to.
Today we will explore numerous online stores that sell shrimp, some being very popular and well known, and some being a bit less of the two...! All in all I found out which...
Howdy UKAPS Members,
Some may know me from other forums, particularly APC since I'm a talkative member on there. I have been stalking UKAPS for some years now but never joined because I figured everyone was in the UK but recently I saw Nicpapa and Nigel over here as well as some other members...
New nano scape for a live contest (Vivarium) in November.
Have a look at my Youtube channel :)
>> www.youtube.com/nigelaquascaping <<
R-Nigel-Hoevenaar-40-cm-nano-aquascape-Taihang-Mountains-- by Nigel Aquascaping, on Flickr
Specs planted tank aquarium
hello, i added a few amano shrimp to my aquarium a few days ago,
and i noticed that some of them have been nibbling the tips of my eleocharis hairgrass , which is strange as i didn't think they eat plants ,
could it be that there just hungry as i have not fed them anything yet, and the aquarium...
I'm struggling with these swords in my tiny tank. Absolutely no idea why I bought such a large plant for such a small tank. It was in the early days of the tank and I had basically no knowledge or experience. I can't get them to grow properly; they have always had some kind of deficiency which...
Morning all, my first post on this forum as I'm struggling to get a clear answer whilst doing my 'google' research!
I've been running a couple of planted, 'low/ medium' tanks so far, a 46l and a 125l tropical. They have both seen good planting results with a seachem fluorite base on one and a...
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.
° Aquarium : home made, 100x55x45cm
° Lighting : 6x39w T5...
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...
Time to share another assembly. This will be my last assembly made in England.
Tank : Clearseal 40x 30x 30 cm aprox. 36 litres
Filtration : Dennerle scapers flow
Lighting: Chihiros Aquasky 451 (Initially 6 hours, currently 7 hours day)
Heating : Fluval mirrored M 200 watts
Right so I started a new scape a few weeks ago and at the start it was good. The monte carlo carpet was growing fast and the moss was transitionin well.
Then after 1 1/2 weeks I decided to dose my ei ferts (I hadn't used it in several months). A few weeks later I get this brown algae plague. I...
So, this is the tank in question; an Aquael Hex 60 litre thing. Initially it's just going to be a new home for my shrimp and snails, but once things have been up and running for a few months, the plan is to keep ten or so otos in there too. I've never had tank larger than 30 litres...
Hello Aquascapers, I have come back from a long retirement from this hobby and decided to rescape my dull tank.
My current idea for the scape:
-use a mix of weeping moss and spiky moss on the lava rocks
- use flame moss for the rear of the tank
- have a mix of monte carlo and DHG in the front...
Here's a video of me aquascaping a Dennerle Scapers Tanks using some very cool plants, and with guest appearance from the legendary Stefan Hummer aka The Plantahuhter!
I hope you like it!
It’s been a while since I posted something here on the forum.
So I would like to share a cube aquascape I set up a few weeks ago.
The tank Is a fluval Chi.
I bought this for 10£ on the festival of fishkeeping. They normally have some good prices during the show, specially on second hand tanks...
Just setup a new tank, thought i could share,
ADA 90P (90x45x45)
Aquaeden cherry (90x45x80)
2 X Chihiros Series A
Eheim Professional 3 600
Heating / Cooling:
Kit Co2 aquamedics with...
this is the journal for my new layout.
This was the last image of the previous layout!
Learned a lot with this tank lot's of challenges!
Love to keep the neon tetras and the very special apistogramas B. Shishita.
For this layout i'm working with black/red vulcanic rock and some wood...
This is my first ever vlog! I hope you like it.
It's a different style to my usual videos. The production level is lower (recorded on iPad with minimal editing) but it's a more relaxed style and insight into my life as an aquascaper.
Please give me ideas for future vlogs and I'll...
It took me six months between receiving the tank and setting it up, but here is finally my first aquascape (and aquarium) ever.
A short list of the material:
- 90x45x45 from TMC
- 90x45 TMC cabinet
- 2 Radion XR15 Freshwater
- EHEIM Pro4 350
- JBL 2kg CO2 bottle
- inline diffuser from...
Have been working on this hardscape for some time, but due to lots of other projects and assignments, haven't quite finished it yet.
Probably will refine some details and finish it after the Aquascaping Experience on the 5th of March :)
Tank: Optiwhite 120x50x50 cm
It's just 4 weeks left until the most exciting aquascaping the UK has ever seen - The UKAPS Aquascaping Experience, held on Saturday, 5th March 2016. More details here - www.ukaps.org/ae
To make things even more exciting, UKAPS have teamed up with some of our excellent sponsors, who...
I needed help carrying that up 3 flights of stairs it was super heavy. Its the biggest tank I've ever owned. I started off with a 60L then went up to 2 100L's and now I have graduated this.
It was a mission just getting the wrapping off.
It was hard getting the cardboard off aswell.
I was in Destination Aquatics In Milton Keynes last weekend and was told that George Farmer was doing a talk at the end of the month. So I checked around and found out the correct details and found out that he will be starting his talk at around 1pm on the 31st of October.
Name: The Green Stream
Setup Date: 13/03/2015
Description: The Green Stream was born as an idea a few months, the concept was to replicate the underwater image of a river bank with sand bed where the vegetation brings out the transition between the bed and the margin, which is the perspective in...
Cheers to all,
Some eye candy to share this time. One of our tanks from the showroom. Above and under water.
With 100mm macro the border between the 2 worlds nicely blended :)
Green Aqua Showroom by viktorlantos, on Flickr
Green Aqua Showroom by viktorlantos, on Flickr
Green Aqua Showroom by...
The results of the GAPLC 2014 are out. Not many UK aquascapers took part, but still, not bad ranking!
Here is a link.
Congats to everyone who competed!
Roy Smith, aka Greenfinger for 5-th place in Wabi Kusa and 56-th place in Nano Category!
Tim - 46-th place in Nano...
I remember in the past we've seen so many nice CAU examples and other asian ones how they refined their layout to the contests.
Preparing tanks to the contest is not just about trimming and timing. Til you have time you can do almost any change to have a better appearance on your layout...
With the end of 2013 fast approaching I thought it would be interesting to share our personal planted tank and aquascaping highlights from the year.
They can be anything from your own successful 'scapes, breeding fish, beating algae, new kit, new plants etc.
Mine was setting up my...
I'm interested to hear about your favourite aquarium shop that has an interest or bias towards aquascaping.
For instance they may have a decent planted display tank or two and stock aquascaping-friendly kit such as CO2 and decent hardscape.
Similar to this thread -
UK Shops for...
OK so today i underwent the 1st stages of the change, i have emptied my tank and had a real good clean out this took nearly 4 hours lol, all algae etc has been removed. After this i have broken down my canister filter (fluval 405), removed all media and carbon etc and all compartments are now...
Please consider entering this year's AGA contest.
2013 AGA Aquascaping Contest
It's free and you can enter three aquascapes.
In many ways it's better than the IAPLC in my opinion.
There's a good chance you'll receive actual feedback from highly reputable judges. There's...
As the IAPLC deadline is around the corner i thought i do open a topic on this.
ADA published a nice video on photo capturing at least for the basics.
You probably seen this before:
a week ago or so we also captured one of our tanks. since my partner keymaker (Balázs) is coming from the...
after taking down my 20 l scape the Hare hill after Christmas, I have started a new aquascape with plants and substrate, kindly provided by Tropica.
The tank has been set up in the beginning of February and is now about 2 months old.
20 l Boyo nano tank with filter...
Can't find much detail at the moment but photography is by Chris Lukhaup.
Definitely one to check out, especially if they do an English translation.
Timeline Photos | Facebook
Aquascaping: Aquarienlandschaften gestalten: Amazon.co.uk: Oliver Knott, Chris Lukhaup: Books
following straight on from the brief 'Coastal Erosion' journal, i thought id better begin a new journal for the rescape.
After considering a hardscape only set up :eh: .... i came to my senses, and used the plants from coastal erosion to start the tank off. These needed adding to and...
my lad is 3 almost 4. i had my 60cm sat in the corner with a box of stone wood and substarte. i put the substarte in and left it. last night i let my little boy have a go at scaping and this is what he came up with.
ABSALUTLEY NO help from me, apart from adding the substarte.
So, it's time to get the 120cm out again, but the difference being, it's in someone else's house. my Aunty and uncles to be precise.
it's literally 2 minutes from me, so i can treat the tank as if it were my own. it's an impressive house, so i couldn't resist persuading them to have a 4 footer...
Well, my tank is here at last and im most pleased with it.
Its a 90x45x45cm optiwhite on a metalika stand from Aquariums Ltd. Had a wee problem with the original tank which was sorted with no problems by Ray at AQ and to say im happy with it is an understatement. The silicon on these tanks is...
120 x 45 x 45 240L opti-white
substrate, 5 x 10L florabase
lighting, 2 x 54wt5
filter, AquaPro NR4 1550lph, korolia no.3
injected co2 via boyou inline diffuser.
Tank: 120 x 45 x 45 optiwhite from aquariums ltd
Lighting: Arcadia 4 x 54wt5 (running 2 x 54t5)
Filter: Aquadistri 1500LPH
Co2: pressurised via in line diffuser (2 hours before lights on- 2 hours before lights off)
Ferts: EI via spoon (dry)
Substrate: Columbo flora base x 5 10L
Just thought I would post a few photos of my Juwel Rio 125.
I haven't been in the planted scene for too long, I have really started using real plants in the past 9 months, was using mainly plastic before.
Started reading the various forums on the web and also asked a lot of...
I'm collecting everything i need for an up and coming journal in my 60cm.
A change in substrate, is exciting.(thanks to Aquajardin :thumbup: ) I've used ADA in the past with tremendous results, I'm itching to get this into a tank :D
The [IWAGUMI] Project Scree aquascape has evolved after almost 7 months with the original plant layout.
Here's the original thread - viewtopic.php?f=35&t=12095
The hardscape concept, inspired from a mountaineering expedition to Snowdonia, Wales -
To final full-tank shot -
Keen to attempt...
Ehehei 777th Journal :)
That is what we have managed to do during LFKC meet on Sunday.
Huge thanks to all the guys for coming and helping with the hardscape. This would not look as it does without your help and advice.
Initially plans were very different but i am very happy how this turned out...
Llyn Peninsula (below) was stripped down this week with much regret but I wanted to have a go of using the black lava rock I picked up from a local quarry a while back.
90x45x45cm ADA Entry 2010 by Stu Worrall, on Flickr
This is what ive been working on for the last few days.
Lots of prep...
Hi Guys, has some might be aware sometime ago decided to setup a shrimp only tank to see if I could breed some cherries and hopefully one day some decent Crystal Reds.
The Tank has been up and running for about a month and since over the past week I have noticed loads of little Cherries on my...
Hi, this is going to be a loooooooooong planning...
Some of you have seen my recent topic about bottom drilled tanks. Originally i wanted to go for 370L bottom drilled but decided that its a little to big and i dont have enough experience to pull it out yet and that its better to go for...
I thought i'd have a mess around with some hardscape this afternoon, ready for my new scape. The old scape will be shut down next week and i'm away on holiday for a week. I will have my plants on order over the week when i'm away and will be planting on the Friday when i get back. I have the...
Inspired by a recent mountaineering expedition to Snowdonia.
This is my third attempt at an Iwagumi, and I think it has potential. I think it's the strongest use of hardscape I've used in any design so far.
This dry run with the hardscape has been set up in a 60x30x30cm, but I will be...
Right, thought it was about time I finally start my journal especially after a few people pushing me to start it up. Brownie points to the first person to guess why I chose the name for the journal ( those who know are excluded).
Having had so much fun running high tech, there was one tank...
I dont know what to call it, its too early and i think I will only get a real feel of where it is going when im in the tank, bruising my fingers and getting angry at the tree stumps. Hopefully I wont get too frustrated about it and it will manifest itself with ease... hmm.
***WARNING*** This journal is likely to contain any, some or all of the following: mud, dirty glass, terrible typing, horrible crawly things, really boring fish, algae, piles of rotting crap, bad photography, drunken ramblings, non-existent aquascaping, total disaster and complete disregard for...
Following on from this last scape which to be honest got too grown in.
Final photo for IAPLC 2011 - #577 - The Unknown Valley
The Unknown Valley Stu Worrall - 90x45x45c IAPLC 2011 - #577 by Stu Worrall, on Flickr
Ive now stripped the tank down and started on a new design.
this time its...
Introducing - Featured Journals
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Here's my previous tank before work commenced:
Tropical fish/plant layout June11 by oddnoise, on Flickr#
I’ve been keeping tropical fish for about 15 years now and over the last seven years I have focused on creating planted layouts but with a fair share of non plant friendly exotic fish. In...
Well better later than never, here is the top 20 IAPLC Results plus UKAPS Members entries. Well done everyone that participated.
1. Zhang Jianfeng (China)
2. Siak Wee Yeo (Malaysia)
3. Long Tran Hoang (Vietnam)
4. Song Pin Chen (Taiwan)
5. Yutaka Kanno (Japan)
6. Duc Viet Bui...
Results from the competition by our Hungarian cousins ;)
#1 Main category
#2 Main category
#3 Main category
All works from Main category: Hungarian Aquascaping Contest (HAC) - Galéria
#1 nano category
#2 nano category
#3 nano category
All works from nano category...