In episode 60 of the ScapeFu Podcast, Jurijs shares his experience at the recent UK Aquascaping Experience 2016. It's a fun episode especially for all of you that were not able to make it this year.
Full show notes with pictures of the hardscap
Cara Wade, a lighting expert from Build My LED, tells you exactly what you should be looking for when thinking about lighting your planted aquarium. Cara clears up misconceptions and cuts through the marketing jargon that's floating out there.
Sean Murphy is the first to use mineralized soil in planted aquariums intentionally. Mineralized soil retains all of the beneficial nutrients but removes almost 100% of the organics that regular soil has. This minimizes the changes of algae whi
Ways to Fertilize Your Plants
In ScapeFu episode 55, Art starts a podcast series on the ways people fertilize aquarium plants today. It's a foundation podcast to be followed by deep dives into Estimative Index, Mineralized Soil, PPS and more.
Top 10 Reasons People Fail and How to Avoid Them
Today, it is relatively easy to have a healthy, beautiful aquarium. It’s within anybody’s reach if they take the time to do a little research and purchase the right equipment. However, in spite o
In episode 53, JJ and Art divulge their love affair with certain aquascaping styles. It's a Valentines Day special episode.
This is a picture heavy episode so we encourage you to visit the episode post on ScapeFu when you can. There you will se
Today's question comes from Heather:
When do you trim leaves that are showing deficiency symptoms?
What is the proper way to trim plants?
If you'd like to leave a question for Art to answer on the Ask Art Podcast, please
A nano tank can be alluring to a beginner. It's low cost entry point, the promise of easier maintenance, and it's ability to fit almost anywhere make the nano tank almost a no-brainer for beginners. After all, aren't we always taught to start s
Algae Prevention & Elimination - How We Do It | ScapeFu051
In episode 51, Jurijs, JJ and Art share with you how they prevent and eliminate algae. If you've ever struggled with algae, you need to have a listen. And, it's Jurijs' birthday!
In the 18th episode of the Ask Art Podcast, Gabriel asks about slowing down an aquascape to a nice idle. Also, a sneak peak at the 31 Days to Build a Better Aquascape Challenge 2016.
Links mentioned in the episode:
Golden equilibrium post on Sc
Celebrating our 50th episode! We talk about re-scaping your aquarium. Jurijs, JJ and Art share how they re-scape with pro tips for you.
Re-scaping Your Aquarium
In this episode, you will learn:
Re-scaping is versus tweaking
How to prepare to re
In episode 17 of the Ask Art Podcast, Art answers James' question on how to deal with BBA in some of his tanks.
If you want to send Art a question to be answered in the Ask Art Podcast, just go to AskArt.help.
In 2015, the third edition of the European Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (EAPLC) was held for the whole of Europe. In this episode, Jurijs and Art share with you a behind the scenes look at at the EAPLC from their perspectives as event organize
Professional aquascaper, George Farmer, joins Art to talk about the UK Aquascaping Experience taking place the 5th day of March, 2016. If you will be in the UK in March, I would highly recommend that you make an effort to attend. It's free.
Reflecting on 2015 and Looking Forward to 2016
In episode 48 of the ScapeFu Podcast, Art and Jurijs reflect on 2015 and tell you what they have planned for 2016. They have big goals for this year!
Links mentioned in the episode
Jurijs' German s
Black Brush Algae (BBA) - How to kill it
This is a first in a series on understanding algae that commonly plague our aquariums. We kick off the series with the infamous Black Brush Algae a/k/a BBA.
The Aquatic Experience in Chicago
Dosing Vinegar in Your Aquarium
Yes, I mean real vinegar. Literally.
Here's what you'll learn:
Why vinegar may be a good thing to add?
What does it do to cyanobacteria/blue-green algae?
Art's accidental experiment while on vacation
How to add v
Aqvainnova is finally here!
In episode 45 of the ScapeFu Podcast, JJ talks with Esther Mous of Aqvainnova, a new company created to bring quality aquarium plants to the USA.
What you'll learn:
Why did Aqua Flora and Anubias create Aqvainnova?
"I would love to set up one of those beautiful planted aquariums but I don't have the money right now."
Do you know someone who's said that? Perhaps, it's been your excuse?
In ScapeFu Podcast #44, Jurijs and Art commit to a new challenge. They
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