Aquascaping inspiration from the internet

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    A spot for us to dump and discuss inspiring planted tank / aquascaping resources from the internet. Cause sharing is caring ;)

    Here’s one of my favourite nano tanks:
     
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    I love The CineScapers stuff.

    I have recently found a guy on Instagram that does the most amazing rock work. Just waiting for everything to settle then I will start my thread on the transformation of the cube. Completely out of my nature and comfort zone but I love it.[​IMG]

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    I really enjoy the scapes put together by Filipe Oliveira, George Farmer and the team at Green Aqua.

    For George, this is one of my favourites:


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    For Green Aqua (bit too complex, but impressive nonetheless):


    This appeals to me much more:
     
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    Looking forward to that project @pierreschoonraad !
     
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    Nice stuff! Green Aqua picked up where The Green Machine left off (store now closed and they only sell some supplies online, sadly). Love the presentation style TGM did - nothing but a well-lit tank against darkness.
    Tried to find some aquascape books at Exclusive Books - nothing! Had a Takashi Amano one from years back when I was last in the hobby but can't find it.

    Even though his stuff is largely 'low tech' my favourite channel these days is MD Fish Tanks. Nice bloke who just has the touch. Or seemingly magic water!
     
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    Yes MD Fish Tanks does some really cool stuff! George Farmer visited him fairly recently and did a cool video clip of the tour.
     
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    If you can find anything better than 'Your new tropical aquarium' please let me know. Else you need to go to Amazone and be prepared to pay a steap price.

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    Yeah, frustrating. Also keen to get a copy of Diana Walstad’s book ‘Ecology of the planted Aquarium’, and The Green Machine guy did an aquascape book that is apparently good. He’s now retired I believe.
     
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    I liked the aquascaping style of TGM, but the constant praise and marketing shpiel grated my nerves. I basically have to watch the videos on mute.

    MD Fish Tanks is good, and i'm glad he's branching out of the usual no-equipment-but-lights method. I have a sneaking suspicion that he's really lucky with his water parameters, and i think the use of sand/gravel/substrate mix is more beneficial than he lets on, maybe due to the soil not getting compacted. Also, he hasn't shown what kind of maintenance he does/doesn't do. Maybe just keeping your hands out of the tank unless necessary is the key.

    Aquapros isn't too bad, as he looks to try different styles and methods here and there. Along with MD Fish Tanks, probably closer in terms of budget to the average hobbyist.

    There's another aquascaper who used to put out videos regularly but seems to have stopped, Jurijs Jutjajevs. He does more of the diorama style, and high-end aquariums too.

    Last one i can think of is Aquarium Gardens. Very close to the George Farmer style, which is not too surprising as he did a lot of their scapes and works quite closely with them.
     
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    Saw this one this morning- George Farmer visits NADA in Belgium. Now if I had access to a store like this one or Aquarium Zen in Seattle, I’d spend way too much time and money there, for sure!!!

     
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    :lol: Yes. The other one I have to watch on mute is James Finley...too much ego for my taste but he’s done some good stuff.
     
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    I normally watch George farmer, serpa designs and king of diy.

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    Yes Serpa Design has a great eye for detail, an AMAZING home fish/reptile/plant room and does a great variety of things including palludariums, terrariums and ponds. I enjoy his stuff too. Have mentioned his ‘how to create a terrarium for free’ in another thread as something I’d like to do with my son. @scotty_88 perhaps post some of your favourite Serpa videos?
     
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    Epic store - wow. I love everything in there.
     
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    @fux940510 thanks for putting me on to Jurijs Jutjajevs‘s channel, good stuff and he seems sincere and down to earth like George Farmer, which I like. Just watched this feature he did of a tank at ADA ideas centre in Poland. Wow. Do I understand correctly that it is a 60cm tank that is made to look so large by the use of fine textures? It took the creator 160h to do the hardscape alone!
     
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    Yup, that is correct. Must be a nightmare to maintain with all those different moss species, but stunning nonetheless. I found a few of his other scapes via the trusty google, and his specialty seems to be these intricate and dense scapes.

    The owner of the studio, Adam Paszczela, is a legend with his rock work
     
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    Cool thanks @fux940510 I just watched this interview with Adam Paszczela, another nice guy. I liked how he explained his secret: not starting with an idea and trying to find hardscape to fulfill the idea, but starting with a piece of good hardscape then building an idea and eventually a tank around it. Surely that must make for a more natural end result.

     
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    I’ve watched Benbugman’s videos of his 2 home aquaria over and over again over the last couple of months. Granted, they might be on the overstocked side but so tranquil and mesmerizing. Low tech jungles for a variety of critters. This particular video, where he dismantels a tank and moves everything across to a larger tank, gives a glimpse of the backbone/ placement of stones and wood. Gravel only. Really so simple. I love how the planting wraps around the sides of the tank too.

     
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    Check this out
     
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