• 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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GSAC 2023 Judges


Staff member
Founding Member
  • Oct 29, 2022
    Miami, FL
    I am honored to share the names of the Garden Style Aquascaping Contest (GSAC) 2023 judges.
    • Marian Sterian
    • Xiaozhuang "Dennis" Wong
    • Vin Kutty
    • Joe Harvey
    • Gregg Zydeck
    We may be adding an additional judge or two before the judging begins. I will also be posting more about each judge and their significant experience with the planted aquarium hobby.

    For each contestant, this presents a unique opportunity to have your aquascape reviewed and comments provided by some of the hobby's most experienced and talented individuals. That alone should be worth the price of admission (which is "free" by the way!).

    A very BIG and sincere THANK YOU to the judges for their willingness to promote the garden style of aquascaping and the community overall!
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