• Welcome to ScapeCrunch!

    We are a friendly, online community of people interested in planted aquariums. We support and help each other learn and grow. It is our sincere hope that you will join us and find our tight-knit community valuable and fun!

    ScapeCrunch is different than Facebook Groups. Here's how:

    • It is a place where you can make long-term friends in the planted aquarium hobby and have long, multi-day talks on specific subjects.
    • Unlike social media, online communities like ScapeCrunch are much better at curating collective knowledge and in fostering deeper relationships.
    • They lend themselves better at long-form discussions.
    • You can maintain a thread on your personal aquarium with pictures and details. Other members can comment, help and ask questions. You can do the same with their Member Tank threads.

    Where Facebook is more like a large city-wide party, ScapeCrunch is more like your neighborhood bar "where everybody knows your name. And they're always glad you came." It's always fun to go to large parties but it's at the local bar that you feel people really know you. The great part is that you can and should go to both!

    Please consider joining to become a full fledged member of our growing community of planted aquarium obsessed enthusiasts. Let's grow together!

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  1. Art

    Question of the Day How to simplify dosing?

    After many years in the hobby, I’ve come to realize that making things easier means it will likely get done. Fertilizer is key to what we are doing with our tanks. How do we make it easier?
  2. Art

    Question of the Day Are we past the Estimative Index way of dosing?

    When I started the hobby, we tried to dose to feed ONLY the plants but not algae. We all thought that phosphates were evil and having just a bit too much meant a war with algae. Then came Tom Barr with his Estimated Index idea and said, "forget that". Just dump plenty of complete fertilizer into...