Author: Aquascaping Love

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Aquascaping Inspiration: Tips and Tricks

Have you ever wondered where to look for aquascaping inspiration? It’s a true fact that aquascaping is a little more complicated than just throwing some aquarium plants and hardscape materials into water. Having healthy plants and good-looking rocks and pieces of wood is just not enough. It takes a good eye to really master a great aquascaping arrangement. We take a look at some tips and tricks to help inspire your next aquascape.

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UKAPS Aquascaping Experience 2016

Hey, UK planted tanks lovers! Pro aquascaper George Farmer invites you to take part in the UKAPS Aquascaping Experience 2016, a live aquascaping event which will take place on March the 5th this year, in Icon Innovation Center, Daventry, starting at 10am.

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How To Win an Aquascaping Contest

It’s one thing to be good at something, and another thing to be the best. Aquascaping has gone pass the limit of being just a hobby, it has become a valued art. This post is trying to help you find out how to win an aquascaping competition, by touching subjects like basic aquascaping technical and layout conditions, the importance of photography in aquascaping contests, and listing the basic aquascaping judging criteria while exploring what aquascaping judges are after when judging aquariums.

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The Jungle Style Aquarium

Possibly the easiest aquascaping type to replicate, the Jungle style aquarium represents a real challenge to the inexperienced aquarist. A fun challenge, nonetheless. Usually separated from the Dutch and Nature style, the Jungle scape incorporates some of the characteristics of them both, however it displays a very different appearance from all other styles.

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The Nature Aquarium Style

The Nature Aquarium is one of the two major styles dominating the world of aquascaping. The basic Nature style aesthetic concepts have been introduced by Japanese aquarist Takashi Amano back in the 1990’s and have become widely popular over the years, influencing the entire future of aquascape design. The style itself has at its origins the naturally growing scenery inspired by the Japanese gardening concept Wabi Sabi.

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The Iwagumi Layout: An Introduction

The Iwagumi layout is one of the most challenging aquascaping styles out there. Developed around 30 years ago by famous aquarist Takashi Amano, this type of aquascape represents not just a minimalist layout, it also reflects the Japanese culture, spirituality and love for beauty and simplicity.

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Dutch Aquarium Aquascape: A style from the 1930s

Two major aquascaping styles dominate the world of freshwater aquariums: the Nature and the Dutch style. Out of these two, the Dutch style aquascape is the oldest, becoming popular during the 1930’s in the Netherlands, with the implementation of the NBAT – the Dutch Society for Aquarists.