• 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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Forum Tips The Power of the What's new button


Staff member
Founding Member
  • Oct 29, 2022
    Miami, FL
    ScapeCrunch forum use tip: work the "What's new" button.

    As ScapeCrunch becomes a regular visit for you, it's important to become familiar with its navigation so that you use your time seeing what's new since your last visit. This avoids having to visit every forum to see what has happened.

    A great way to do this is simply to click on the "What's new" button at the top of the page in the navigation bar. It has a down-pointing triangle next to it. If you click on the triangle, it provides you with options. If you click on the button itself, it takes you to the What's new page where you will see Latest posts with more options.

    Here is some of what's available for you:
    • New posts - a list of posts since your last visit.
    • New resource - a soon-to-be active library of resources for planted aquariums.
    • New profile posts - new posts made to member profiles.
    • Your news feed - if you follow someone (you know you can follow members, right?), activity related to them is shown here.
    • Latest activity - a stream of the latest activity on the site.
    I make it a habit to visit ScapeCrunch in the mornings while I'm having my coffee. First thing I do is hit the new posts button to see what's happened since my last visit.

    Enjoy the ScapeCrunch, my friends. This is a site built for us and by us. Please post any questions and recommendations on how to make this site more valuable to you.

    All the best,