• 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.
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Garden Style Aquascape Examples

It may be helpful to show examples of garden-style aquascapes so we put together this page to present some examples from around the world.

Please note: these examples are just for inspiration and do not necessarily reflect the contest guidelines or winning works. Each image is copyrighted by the individual listed.

Paulina Zagorowska:
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Marian Sterian:

Xiaozhuang "Dennis" Wong:

Now for a more common example, mine:

Why this style is sometimes called the fruit stand style. Have you see any aquascapes that resemble this?
Chris Hendy's tanks.... Canada
He posts regularly in the Facebook groups and a few of the online forums.


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Mihai Gabriel Istratie's tanks hailing from Romania. He is also the owner of Fertilizanti Plant Serum


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A friend of mine who wishes to be nameless.

Dang I know I should know who's tank this is. I am pretty sure I recognize it but can't place the name.

And great examples you posted above.

Chris Hendy is a friend of mine and I'll have to drag him over here.