For me the UKAPS Aquascaping Experience 2016 has been the culmination of years of gradually building the UK aquascaping and planted tank scene to a point where UKAPS can justifiably host a free entry, world-class event. UKAPS is well known for its active forum that enjoys a community of like-minded hobbyists with a wide range of experience levels. At the time of writing we are home to 12,000 international members, several experts and an array of highly-regarded sponsors.
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Born on 18th July 1954 in Niigata, Japan, Takashi Amano is best known for his photography and aquascaping. Amano first found fame as a professional cyclist. He began competing in 1974 and retired from the sport in 1990. Amano competed in 1078 races and earned the staggering figure (in cycling) of in excess of £1,000,000.
Aquascaping is an art form like no other. It is the considered placement of rocks, stones, and driftwood inside an aquarium to create an aesthetically pleasing display. Inspiration can come from anywhere, from other aquascapes to luscious forests, waterfalls and beaches. When you start your very first aquascape, you are creating a unique work of art under water.
On the 27th of Feb. 2016 we will be taking our fans and followers on a journey through the media of live streaming to the White Mountain. Jurijs mit JS will be creating an Aquarium landscape from scratch.
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.
As any good aquarist knows, aquarium plants are key to a beautiful and successful aquascape. Though there is no precise delimitation regarding the choice of the plants, being limited only by your own creativity and imagination, there are a select few that are a common occurrence in most aquascapes, be it a Dutch, Jungle or Nature Aquarium style.
Hemianthus Callitrichoides (commonly known as Cuba) is both a popular and versatile Aquarium Plant that produces a lush green aquarium carpet effect. It can be used to create a rich base that can contrast against other focal point Aquarium Plants.