Digital Aquascaping? What do you think?

Luca Freiensehner

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Hi guys,

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 in a matter of minutes. Easy, fast and absolutely free.

It's a project, that evolved of the issue above. It's driven by the joy of aquascaping.

You can find Scape It here: scape-it.io

So, please give it a try. It has just been released a few days ago and is at its very starting point. If you have any feedback, ideas or questions - I would be happy to answer them.

Have fun with Scape It

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- River Layout created with Scape It

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- Scape It Editor
 

Yanee

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Hey Luca, I use it as well! So much fun to plan my new Scape on that! Also I made 6-7 different layouts and have more in my mind😁
 

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Wolf6

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I've tried it :) Good way to try out some inspiration. Some tips: Allow layers to be locked, when trying to place plants behind larger hardscape, I kept accidentally moving the hardscape. Add blyxa and fissidens to the plants, both were sorely missed :p
 

Wolf6

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Upon reloading the page, I now see the layer tool with options to lock a layer :) Sorry, just a browser issue on my side! That just leaves adding more plants ;)
 

tiger15

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Wonderful planning tool. I used something similar decades ago to plan my terrestrial garden. There wasn't one designed for aquascape when I started my planted tank, so I used Paint tool to draft the layout.

I recompose my scape by moving real plants around as I don't root any plants in the substrate. I anchored all my plants in pots or epiphytes attached to small rock which I move around to re-scape. It turns out that re-scaping is more important than initial scaping as plants grow, change form, stunt, or die so initial scaping is never satisfactory.
 
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Wookii

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What a fantastic tool you've created there @Luca Freiensehner - I've only had a quick play, but its so easy to use and works brilliantly! For someone like myself who doesn't have photoshop or paint program skills, this is perfect for layout planning. Keep adding to the plant options and hardscape rock and wood variants.

I think this thread should be retitled "Scape It - Aquascape Planning Tool" and make a sticky on this forum section if @LondonDragon, @Tim Harrison et al agree. - maybe it could be added to the 'Calculators' section?
 

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