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nature aquarium

  1. CooKieS


    Hi all, As my passion for rare plants grown up since 2 years, and my bank account reduced more and more, I decided to setup a budget friendly small tank to grow rare plants and sell some eventually. So here’s the equipment used: -Viv mini S optiwhite tank 31x18x26cm -Ledstar Aqs-Pro 45 led...
  2. charlie93

    60p Nature Aquarium journey

    Hi all, Charlie here - I'm fairly new to ukaps and this is my first journal post. I've been aquascaping for around 3 years now and this is my first 60p composition. I'll be sharing updates as things progress over the months and welcome any feedback along the way. Side note: does anyone else...
  3. finniche

    60P Variations

    Introduction: This journal is about creating different scape concepts in 60x45x36 cm ADA60P tank. After getting into the aquascaping side of this versatile hobby I have watched and sort of analysed hundreds, if not thousands, of pictures(and videos) of aquascapes. More than a few have stuck in...
  4. finniche

    ”Cradle” 250 liter nature aquarium

    Going local with the hardscape materials in this one. Finnish granite as rocks, branches from pine trees. Initial inspiration was an old Amano scape, I might have gone a little overboard with the wood and plant selection compared to that. Slow growers mainly in this one. I will do an update in 6...
  5. Ullalaaqua

    140l project - Driftwood dominated Nature Aquarium

    Again here sharing my latest project. The tank I’m currently working at is 70x45x45cm. Those of you who have followed my aquascaping journey from the beginning know, that this is the tank where I made my very first aquascape in 2020. This scape is gonna be the second and last one in this tank...
  6. Joris

    Manzi island 180L

    Hi guys! Quite a few years ago I started a journal here about my first aquascape. Since then I actually lost motivation and interest in the hobby - mainly due to investments in cheap equipment which made maintenance a pain in the ass. This was a great lesson learned and now thanks to a friend...
  7. Shoshi Scaping

    EPQ Aquascaping Journal ~ Nature Aquarium

    04.04.2021 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...
  8. Shoshi Scaping

    Iwagumi Journal for an EPQ

    14/03/2021 Hi everyone, I have decided to start this journal in order to document the process of my new iwagumi aquascape. This journal will also tie into a school project that I’m doing called an EPQ. An EPQ is worth 50% of an A-Level and is essentially an essay or artefact on any topic you’d...
  9. finniche


  10. H'''C

    ADA Mini M Desk Nature Aquarium

    Hello everyone pretty simple Na, had some lava rock lying around and a few branches of Redmoor so i put them to together to make this. first picture is the first week second ones are after about 2 months. the aquarium is now at the 4 month mark, its doing ok however it has issues with...
  11. Nigel95

    The Spirit of Nature Aquarium - The Aquascaping Story of Takashi Amano

    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...
  12. CooKieS

    ‘Lazarus’...80x40x40, back on track!

    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...
  13. 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: -...
  14. doylecolmdoyle

    5ft Blackwater Shallow Stream

    Tank - Fire Aqua 1500 x 210 x 240, 10mm low iron glass. 20G / 75 ltr Stand - Ikea Kallax bookshelf's as stand, with extra soild wood top. Filter - 1 x 1400lph canister filters (eheim copy) Light - MML LED Tube on a Cade hanging kit Hardscape - Bog wood / random wood Substrate - Gravel Plants -...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. CooKieS

    17l fireaqua iwagumi

    Hi, Small nano 17l opti by fireaqua. 31x20x26cm Ancient stone Some Wood roots First tryout in 10min; Any plants suggestions welcome! Cheers
  18. Nigel95

    45P Nature Aquarium Mountain Aquascape

    New project in the ADA 45P Cube Garden. A brazilian mountain layout try.. this hardscape really need plants to look better. Sides, middle and background will be planted with mostly stem plants. Some color as well. Please subscribe to my Youtube channel :thumbup...
  19. CooKieS

    180l nature aqua

    Hi, Very quick scape (1hour because my son is sick and needed to go to doctor) for an friend, simple nature aqua style. Specs: 180 liters tank from juwel Tropica soil Chihiros a series Pressurised CO2 2kg bottle Jbl e901 + flow pump Asia roots Seiryu stones Plants from aquaflora...
  20. FJK_12

    ADA 45p v2.0

    I broke down my 45p for the summer the other day, I am away for most of it so can't keep the tank going on its own. Having no other tanks set up and an empty one lying around with some hardscape I got the itch to put something together... I will have to wait to fully set this up in a few months...
  21. 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...
  22. CooKieS

    Ada 60P - nature aquarium

    Hi there, long Time no see but I can't leave this Beautiful hobby. I'm actually collecting stuff and thinking about the hardscape of my 2018 tank. Specs- Ada 60p Twinstar 600 led Jbl e901 Inline CO2 2kg Tropica soil powder Chihiros doctor v4 Inox pipes Hardscape: River Wood River Gravel and...
  23. AquamaniacUK

    The old forest

    Hi 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 Co2 ...
  24. 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.
  25. Shinobi

    ADA 60p "Reach Out"

    Hey guys! been lurking for a while now, thought it'd be my turn to take on an high-tech aquascape and would appreciate your comments and inputs as it goes along. Please excuse my bad English /: what we have so far: ADA 60p. JBL 901 Cristalprofi filter. inline Hydor 200w heater. Chihiros A-series...
  26. 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...
  27. CooKieS

    Simple nature aquarium - 36x22x26

    Hi, Launched this scape for a friend yesterday; Optiwhite 36x22x26cm approx 6gallons Asia wood Seiryu stones Ada amazonia Tropica powder Jbl mineral soil Sunsun filter Chihiros A series 360 Pressurised CO2 Glass lily pipes Fissidens fontanus Marsilea crenata Rotala green Rotala rotundifolia...
  28. G

    Video - Step-by-step Aquascape

    Hi all 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! Cheers, George
  29. CooKieS

    Juwel lido 200, 'kraken'

    Hello, My first non-nano scape , done in one afternoon for a friend, this was fun and it made me wanna have bigger tanks. :) Specs: Juwel lido 200 Stock lightning and filter Eheim skim Soil: JBL sansibar Asia roots Seiryu stone Ferts: Easy carbo Ferro Plants: Anubia barteri Buce green...
  30. G

    How to aquascape a nano aquarium

  31. G

    How to plant a low-maintenance Nature Aquarium

    The video says it all... :)
  32. Natureaddict

    Nano Nature Window

    Hi everyone from Sunny South Africa! :) I'm starting this journal in slight retrospect. Tank has been set up for four days now and seems to be coming along well, but it's early days yet... Without further a do, here are the specs: Tank: 46x33x30cm Lighting: 2 x 24w t5ho (6500k) diy Substrate...
  33. G

    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...
  34. G

    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
  35. G

    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...
  36. G

    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...
  37. G

    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.
  38. Crawdaddy

    CD's 60cm

    Latest FTS (Week 8): Latest Spec: Tank: ADA Cube Garden 60P (60x30x36) Lighting: BOYU luminaire unit with 2 x 24w T5 on 6 hours per day Co2: Pressurised disposable welding bottles. Co2Art dual stage regulator with adapter. Solenoid valve set to come on at 7 hrs before lights on and 1 hr before...
  39. G

    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.
  40. G

    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...
  41. João Miguel Silva

    The Green Stream - Aquascaping 90L

    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...
  42. Pedro Rosa

    Wabi-Kuza II

    I made one more Wabi-Kuza, it's the forth but the second that i publish. This is a record breaking size :) - 38 cm!!! It's made by 5 ready made Wabi-Kusas (with Rotala sp. Ceylon, Rotala Colorata, alguns Echinodorus, etc) and some caught-on-nature mosses that i've been keeping for almost 3...
  43. G

    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...
  44. Mark Green

    IAPLC 523 - Mighty Bush

    Hi all, I decided to start a new scape back in November last year, its currently 3 months old. Here are a couple of pictures showing how it starting and how it looks today. Some specs: Tank- 60x30x36 Lighting - Arcadia Lighting system Filter - Tetra Tec Ex1200 Substrate - Ada Amazonia...
  45. G

    George's Hillside (new Signature layout)

    Hi all, I've recently re-scaped my TMC Signature so I thought I'd start a new journal on here. Not really a groundbreaking aquascape - re-using the moss-covered Manzi from my previous two layouts that you can see here - George's TMC Signature | Page 38 | UK Aquatic Plant Society Specs -...
  46. Sussexdiver


    Hello new hear from sussex
  47. Iain Sutherland

    NA 120cm - Asian Dreams-IAPLC # 251

    Edit* some specs :geek: Natural Aquario 120 x 45 x 55 superclear glass Natural Aquario Cabinet in matt grey Natural Aquario Light Arm Natural Aquario Stainless Steel inlet and outlets 3 TMC Aquaray 1000nd led tiles on MMS rail and hanging kit TMC Aquaray 8 way controller Eheim 2080 Tetratec...
  48. leonroy

    Teak Root Mini 2

    It's been an interesting year and a half and I (think) I've learned a lot. I'm ready to tear down my tank and start anew. I like the nano layout, it allows you to make mistakes without serious financial consequences. It does however allow you make mistakes very easily. One small change can...
  49. G

    IAPLC 2013 - Results are out!

    Hi all, The IAPLC 2013 is now open for entries. Closing date for entries is May 31st 2013. More info - The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest 2012 I'd like to encourage as many UKAPS Members to enter as possible. I think the UK aquascaping scene is growing well, and would love to...
  50. Dave Pierce

    Hello from Suffolk!

    Hi all, I've been browsing the forums for some time now and after finally setting up my 60L I thought it's about time I joined up! I have been keeping fish and plants for over 5 years. After just recently moving house I have set up my 60L tank and it's currently on day 11. This is my first high...
  51. G

    George's TMC Signature

    Hi all, I'm really excited to be aquascaping again for the first time since May last year. I have a TMC Signature 60x45x30cm (clear silicone) with gloss white cabinet. I need to cut out a half moon in the cabinet side for the filter hoses because unfortunately they're not pre-cut. I did...