rad-aquascapes:

fuck-yeah-aquascaping:

I know, I know, I am posting too many things that aren’t aquariums :) but please excuse me this one more time: here is a paludarium I just set up today. (And here the plants that eventually did not fit in :)).

petiteplanet:

The first day of this paludarium, dominated by a Sophora prostrata “tree” — I am eager to see where it is going to develop! I’ll make sure to make some better photos shortly — this one was taken quickly with the telephone. 

Interested in how these are kept moist? Constant top-offs?

Well, it is mostly built with aquasoil, that really keeps wet as long as there is some water in the bottom, so periodic refills would be just fine. 

I know, I know, I am posting too many things that aren’t aquariums :) but please excuse me this one more time: here is a paludarium I just set up today. (And here the plants that eventually did not fit in :)).

petiteplanet:

The first day of this paludarium, dominated by a Sophora prostrata “tree” — I am eager to see where it is going to develop! I’ll make sure to make some better photos shortly — this one was taken quickly with the telephone. 

The results of the 2014 IAPLC contest are on the mail. The contest itself is, however controversial due to its rules of non-publishing and the odd judgment decisions from the past, is still the premier showcase of the best works of the planet’s best aquascapers each year — hence, results are usually much awaited by the aquascaping geeks across the world. 

The results of the 2014 IAPLC contest are on the mail. The contest itself is, however controversial due to its rules of non-publishing and the odd judgment decisions from the past, is still the premier showcase of the best works of the planet’s best aquascapers each year — hence, results are usually much awaited by the aquascaping geeks across the world. 

Not a classic wabi kusa, but you may like it though :)

petiteplanet:

Wabi kusa for the office desk :)

A message from Anonymous
Hi, in a couple of months i'll start aquascaping too because i find it very amazing what you can do so everything is a little new for me. So i'm kind of gathering information about everything. I have a couple of questions that you maybe can answer for me: 1. What temperature is the best for aquascaping ? and 2. Is it possible to build a beautiful aquascape tank without the CO2 pump ?

The ideal temperature is somewhere around 22-24 degrees Celsius

It is not impossible to create beautiful aquascapes without pressurised CO2 injection, but it is easier if you have a controlled CO2 supply. 

Good luck to your endeavours! :)

Hardscaping maxed out in 180l, by Dave ChowThe vertical rock may be a TINY bit high, but this is simply perfection.We’ll definitely keep you posted.
Hardscaping maxed out in 180l, by Dave ChowThe vertical rock may be a TINY bit high, but this is simply perfection.We’ll definitely keep you posted.

Hardscaping maxed out in 180l, by Dave Chow
The vertical rock may be a TINY bit high, but this is simply perfection.

We’ll definitely keep you posted.

A message from rad-aquascapes
hi, I was wondering where you acquired your "wabi balls"? I'd love to buy or learn to make them. thank you!

I made these ones :)

Crimson Sky Aquascape by John Findley

The 20-minute 20l aquascape — aka Aquascaping for Dummies :))Using emersed wabi-balls, this aquascape took no longer 20 minutes to set up, from scratch. I used 2 wabi balls of a mix of plants, previously kept emersed. I used a layer of sand, some lava rocks and a branch for a basic layout. I placed the wabi balls on the top of these, and I added some mosses to cover the bottom of the balls.
Technically, the setup uses a hang-on filter with 400l/h nominal capacity, with added biological filter media (3rd pic) and a 13W light fixture that I operate 5 hours a day (the tank is in a very light room). This is Day 9, without any water change so far. No sign of plant decay or algae (the water is extremely hard, which may causes problems later on). The fertilisation is provided by the ADA Multi-Bottom tabs, built into the balls.
The tank is inhabited by some red cherry shrimps and two male red albino guppies. 
The 20-minute 20l aquascape — aka Aquascaping for Dummies :))Using emersed wabi-balls, this aquascape took no longer 20 minutes to set up, from scratch. I used 2 wabi balls of a mix of plants, previously kept emersed. I used a layer of sand, some lava rocks and a branch for a basic layout. I placed the wabi balls on the top of these, and I added some mosses to cover the bottom of the balls.
Technically, the setup uses a hang-on filter with 400l/h nominal capacity, with added biological filter media (3rd pic) and a 13W light fixture that I operate 5 hours a day (the tank is in a very light room). This is Day 9, without any water change so far. No sign of plant decay or algae (the water is extremely hard, which may causes problems later on). The fertilisation is provided by the ADA Multi-Bottom tabs, built into the balls.
The tank is inhabited by some red cherry shrimps and two male red albino guppies. 
The 20-minute 20l aquascape — aka Aquascaping for Dummies :))Using emersed wabi-balls, this aquascape took no longer 20 minutes to set up, from scratch. I used 2 wabi balls of a mix of plants, previously kept emersed. I used a layer of sand, some lava rocks and a branch for a basic layout. I placed the wabi balls on the top of these, and I added some mosses to cover the bottom of the balls.
Technically, the setup uses a hang-on filter with 400l/h nominal capacity, with added biological filter media (3rd pic) and a 13W light fixture that I operate 5 hours a day (the tank is in a very light room). This is Day 9, without any water change so far. No sign of plant decay or algae (the water is extremely hard, which may causes problems later on). The fertilisation is provided by the ADA Multi-Bottom tabs, built into the balls.
The tank is inhabited by some red cherry shrimps and two male red albino guppies. 

The 20-minute 20l aquascape — aka Aquascaping for Dummies :))
Using emersed wabi-balls, this aquascape took no longer 20 minutes to set up, from scratch. I used 2 wabi balls of a mix of plants, previously kept emersed. I used a layer of sand, some lava rocks and a branch for a basic layout. I placed the wabi balls on the top of these, and I added some mosses to cover the bottom of the balls.

Technically, the setup uses a hang-on filter with 400l/h nominal capacity, with added biological filter media (3rd pic) and a 13W light fixture that I operate 5 hours a day (the tank is in a very light room). This is Day 9, without any water change so far. No sign of plant decay or algae (the water is extremely hard, which may causes problems later on). The fertilisation is provided by the ADA Multi-Bottom tabs, built into the balls.

The tank is inhabited by some red cherry shrimps and two male red albino guppies. 

Happy birthday, Mr. Amano!