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Nature aquariums are truly throughtful art

By Leonard Ho - Posted Oct 22, 2013 08:30 AM
The Green Machine is a UK aquarium shop specializing in planted aquariums. While we usually avoid blogging commercially-affiliated content, TGM's aquascaping work is truly spectacular and merits recognition (much like ADG's work in the United States). Case in point: Here is a comprehensive video detailing James Findley's latest nature aquarium, the "Crimson Sky Aquascape."
Nature aquariums are truly throughtful art

A convergence of aquascaping concepts

Terrarium meets nature aquarium

James Findley combines terrestrial moss on fossilized wood above the surface with aquatic plants below the waterline to create a highly harmonic yet dynamic exhibit.  TGM uploaded one of (if not) the best step-by-step nature aquarium build videos we've watched; The 20 minute video is shot in real-time (not time lapse) complete with outstanding educational commentary.

Nature aquarists' attention to detail is something that never ceases to impress.  The process of aquascaping is almost as inspiring as the results.  Almost.

Picking the mind of the artist himself:  Here's a follow-up interview with James Findley about the Crimson Sky Aquascape and aquascaping in general.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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