• 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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News Site being upgraded this week


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    Miami, FL
    Hi all,

    Our site’s software stack needs an upgrade. Most aspects of our front-end will be updated this upcoming week.

    Two asks:
    1. Please be patient if things look wrong, don’t work and/or the site is down temporarily.
    2. Report any and all bugs to me here or at art@scapecrunch.com.
    Wish me luck!🤞


    The site has officially been upgraded to the latest software and php version. So far, no major issues. PHEW!

    Add-ons have been disabled for the time being to ensure we have no significant bugs with the base software. As a result, expect certain functions or parts of the site not to work as normal, especially in mobile version.

    Again, thanks for your patience as we improve the backbone of the site and please report any and all bugs you find.

    All the best,
    The bulk of the upgrading has finished successfully. I'm waiting on a few add-ons to be upgraded but the stressful part is now behind us. Thanks for your patience and to those that sent me bugs they saw.

    Tweaks will continue to be made and, as always, your feedback (positive or constructive) is always welcomed.

    All the best,
    Upgraded add-ons are coming back online. Media and Resources are back. New features are needing some love - Useful Links, Glossary.

    I know some of you have experienced some site slowness. Thanks for your patience. You should see or have seen an improvement already. Images should still load slowly as the caching software is still pending. Should be soon.

    As always, let me know if you are having any issues.

    Thanks again for being a part of our growing community. I hope you are liking all the updates but let me know either way.

    All the best,