We’re back and better than ever! Shawn and I welcome George Farmer and Hiep Hong to The Aquascaping Podcast team. Shawn talks about what ‘grinds his gears’ and George interviews Oliver Knott.
J relates photography to aquascaping while exploring ways to expand your thinking, Shawn has some georama revelations, and George Farmer answers some audience Q&A.
J and Jeff Miotke talk 1, 2, and 3 point perspective and how it applies to the 3D space of an aquascape. Also, George Farmer joins us for some more Q&A.
J interviews Shawn on his experience at Takashi Amano’s Florestas Submersas at the Oceanario de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal.
This week Shawn & J talk about Amano shrimp. Also, George Farmer joins us for some Q&A!
J talks with Dennis (Xiaozhuang) Wong, a talented aquascaper based firmly in extensive experimentation and a data driven approach.
J & Shawn discuss design principles and creating a sketch for your next aquascape.
We talk all things fish today with Rachel O’Leary! J & Shawn welcome her to The Aquascaping Podcast.
David O’Bryant of ADU Aquascaping joins J & Shawn today to discuss low-tech carpeting, biochemical oxygen demand, CO2, substrate, fertilization, oxygen, design, and more.
This week…trimming stem plants to get nice and bushy, CO2 regulator thoughts, tips on attaching moss, and much more.
This week, J speaks with Scottish aquascaper Andrea Freel. Also, the Chicago Aquatic Plant Society talks briefly about the benefits of joining a local aquascaping community.
J & Shawn discuss their AquaScaping holiday wish list for someone serious about getting into aquascaping.
Iconic and prolific aquascaper, Oliver Knott joins the show this week. Topics include inspiration, influences, aquascaping disasters, his favorite scape, and much more.
Jorge Carvalho talks about working with Takashi Amano, nature aquarium philosophy, ethics, getting out of your comfort zone, working along side Adam Paszczela, and much more.
Hiep Hong joins The Aquascaping Podcast this week. He ranked 116 in the 2016 IAPLC and recently placed first in the large aquarium category at the Aquatic Experience in Chicago along with his team mates and 2nd place in the nano category.
George Farmer and J talk aquariums, one of the most important pieces of equipment in aquascaping.
Canadian aquascaper, Art Commisso talks to J. Shawn gives a tip on planting heavily.
Shawn discusses the ADA Super Jet filter and J talks about design.
This week, J interviews American aquascaper, Jeff Miotke, who placed 62 in this year’s IAPLC.
J and Shawn talk about the 2016 International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC).
Jurijs mit JS, one of the hardest working and most popular aquascapers in the world, joins J & Shawn today on The Aquascaping Podcast.
Shawn & J talk about the different uses and types of substrates for the planted aquarium.
Former host of the ScapeFu podcast, Art Pennom, joins J & Shawn this week. Art has inspired aquascapers the world over with his natural teaching ability, encouraging voice and years of experience in the hobby.
George Farmer, one of the most influential aquascapers in the world, joins J & Shawn. Topics include aquascaping words of wisdom, George’s interests before aquascaping, experience in the Royal Air Force, tips and tricks, a new use for Apple TV and aquascaping, television possibilities, secrets to success, where the hobby is headed, and much more.
This week, J talks about keeping it simple, creating new worlds, photo and video lighting, and an alternative to RO filtering.
Interview with Steven Chong of Tokyo Aquascape Union. We discuss goals, intention, the IAPLC, design concepts, aquatic plants, hardscape ideas, and much more.
Dialing in CO2. That’s today’s topic in part 2 of our two part mini series.
CO2 and the planted aquarium. Today is part 1 of a 2 part mini series on everything CO2.
J Art talks about what he calls fractal harmony aquascaping and Shawn discusses the ins and outs of using drop checkers.
This week: J gives some aquascaping videography tips and Shawn discusses what he calls, “Aquarium Woo”.
Today we discuss flow. Why it’s important and how to get the most flow in your aquascape and planted aquariums.
J calls up Shawn to discuss melting, planting, trimming, CO2, lighting, surface agitation, mixing plant species together, tips on growing Rotala, low light plants in high lighting, cycling a newly planted tank for fish, and much more…
This week Shawn & J talk about the case against Iwagumi for beginners and why a nature or jungle style may be better suited.
J & Shawn talk about hobby burnout, multiple tank syndrome, Eleocharis Acicularis (Dwarf Hairgrass), using hydrogen peroxide in the aquarium, J’s new scape, and more.
J & Shawn talk about Estimated Index fertilizing, Photoshop and ethics, moonlight effect, Plocher energy and Penac P., and more.
J and Shawn interview Aquascaper, Cory Hopkins of Rift 2 Reef Aquatics in Flower Mound, Texas.
Today we discuss tips, tricks, and theory behind hardscaping as well as answer a question about bio media in the planted aquarium.
Today we talk about how the internet has influenced the aquascaping hobby, hardscape fads, quick tips, and more.
Part 1 of an ongoing series on style and design, this episode of The Aquascaping Podcast covers what inhabitants and fish we should choose for our aquascape, creating a vision for our next setup, using blur to see basic shape, current trends in aquascaping, using items in your backyard, and more.
Today’s episode focuses on bringing your aquascaping photos to the next level.
On today’s episode, we go through some of the most important items on any aquascapers shopping list including the aquarium, CO2 gear, lighting, and more. You can download the entire shopping list below to help budget and plan your next scape.