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The inspiration, design, and science of aquascaping and the planted aquarium.

Episode Date
Episode 48: WE’RE BACK
13:50
We’re back! Ja & Shawn catch up on a variety of aquascaping topics.
Jul 01, 2018
Episode 47: Jeff Senske
17:21
Two giants sit down for a chat: George Farmer & Jeff Senske of Aquarium Design Group. Aquarium Design Group: http://www.aquariumdesigngroup.com/ ADG on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adgonline/
Oct 28, 2017
Episode 46: What We Wish We Knew
15:56
George Farmer, Hiep Hong, J Art, & Shawn talk about the things they wish they knew when they started aquascaping.
Sep 20, 2017
Episode 45: ALGAE & why we don’t talk about it.
7:12
This week Shawn & J talk about algae and why they don’t talk about it on the show.
Sep 12, 2017
Episode 44: Objection!
9:11
This week, Shawn’s rebuttal to a recent video on RO water from a very popular online fish guy.
Sep 01, 2017
Episode 43: What is your dream scape?
5:44
This week, J gives a quick update and Shawn has a public service announcement for the aquascaping community. 
Aug 04, 2017
Episode 42: We Are BACK
9:42
We’re back and better than ever! Shawn and I welcome George Farmer and Hiep Hong to The Aquascaping Podcast team. Shawn talks about what ‘grinds his gears’ and George interviews Oliver Knott.
May 28, 2017
Episode 41: Thinking Outside the Box
14:08
J relates photography to aquascaping while exploring ways to expand your thinking, Shawn has some georama revelations,  and George Farmer answers some audience Q&A. Credit: The sketch within the show icon of the aquascape was drawn by Steven Chong.
Apr 05, 2017
Episode 40: Perspective
8:42
J and Jeff Miotke talk 1, 2, and 3 point perspective and how it applies to the 3D space of an aquascape. Also, George Farmer joins us for some more Q&A.
Mar 23, 2017
Episode 39: Florestas Submersas
16:18
J interviews Shawn on his experience at Takashi Amano’s Florestas Submersas at the Oceanario de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal.
Mar 08, 2017
Episode 38: Amano Shrimp
13:15
This week Shawn & J talk about Amano shrimp. Also, George Farmer joins us for some Q&A!
Mar 03, 2017
Episode 37: Dennis Wong
15:14
J talks with Dennis (Xiaozhuang) Wong, a talented aquascaper based firmly in extensive experimentation and a data driven approach.Dennis Wong on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/xiaozhuangw/feed
Feb 23, 2017
Episode 36: Creating a Sketch
21:19
J & Shawn discuss design principles and creating a sketch for your next aquascape. SHOW NOTES and DOWNLOADS: FREE custom aquascaping Photoshop brushes: https://www.dropbox.com/s/eoevi1524ft4v5f/ForgroundBrushes.abr?dl=0 Silhouetted Plants: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kiqv32g7sl583x3/Plants.zip?dl=0 Steven Chong’s Creative Corner: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNuwPyfg4E_gsMV8wuiuXqQ How to Use Layer Masks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5yW5hHjQrE
Feb 16, 2017
Episode 35: Rachel O’Leary
16:55
We talk all things fish today with Rachel O’Leary! J & Shawn welcome her to The Aquascaping Podcast.Rachel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi0_5nJ6u7FNAmEkKJqmmzQ Rachel’s Website: http://msjinkzd.com/
Feb 08, 2017
Episode 34: ADU Aquascaping
19:05
David O’Bryant of ADU Aquascaping joins J & Shawn today to discuss low-tech carpeting, biochemical oxygen demand, CO2, substrate, fertilization, oxygen, design, and more.SHOW NOTES: ADU on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Daveguitarfish ADU on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011334554659
Jan 27, 2017
Episode 33: Trimming Stem Plants
13:04
This week…trimming stem plants to get nice and bushy, CO2 regulator thoughts, tips on attaching moss, and much more.
Jan 19, 2017
Episode 32: Andrea Freel
14:01
This week, J speaks with Scottish aquascaper Andrea Freel. Also, the Chicago Aquatic Plant Society talks briefly about the benefits of joining a local aquascaping community.
Dec 21, 2016
Episode 31: Holiday Wish List
17:09
J & Shawn discuss their AquaScaping holiday wish list for someone serious about getting into aquascaping. UNS 60U aquarium: https://buceplant.com/collections/uns-ultracleartanks/products/ultra-clear-tanks-by-uns-u?variant=28384564545 Evolution Aqua The Aquascaper Series AS600: http://www.evolutionaqua.com/aquariums/the-aquascaper.html Fluval Fresh and Planted 2.0: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=32451 Eheim 2215: https://www.amazon.com/Classic-2215371-External-Canister-Gallons/dp/B0002AQXV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481294328&sr=8-1&keywords=eheim+2215 Fluval 206: https://www.amazon.com/Fluval-A207-206-External-Filter/dp/B005QRDDM4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1481294358&sr=8-2&keywords=fluval+206 ADA Aquasoil Amazonia: https://www.amazon.com/Aqua-Soil-Amazonia-Liter-Normal/dp/B00519832W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481294385&sr=8-1&keywords=ada+aqua+soil Green Lead Aquariums CO2 Regulator: http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-regulators.html Estimated Index Fertilization Supplies: http://greenleafaquariums.com/aquarium-fertilizer.html Curved…
Dec 09, 2016
Episode 30: Oliver Knott
15:44
Iconic and prolific aquascaper, Oliver Knott joins the show this week. Topics include inspiration, influences, aquascaping disasters, his favorite scape, and much more.Show Notes: Oliver Knott on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/okaqua/ Oliver’s website: http://www.oliver-knott.com/
Nov 30, 2016
Episode 29: Jorge Carvalho
16:59
Jorge Carvalho talks about working with Takashi Amano, nature aquarium philosophy, ethics, getting out of your comfort zone, working along side Adam Paszczela, and much more.
Nov 23, 2016
Episode 28: Hiep Hong
23:29
Hiep Hong joins The Aquascaping Podcast this week. He ranked 116 in the 2016 IAPLC and recently placed first in the large aquarium category at the Aquatic Experience in Chicago along with his team mates and 2nd place in the nano category. Hiep Hong on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiep.hong.35 Glass Canvas Aquascape (Hiep’s YouTube Channel): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChi1MCzN37rI6VOFiqD_1XA/videos  
Nov 16, 2016
Episode 27: George Farmer and the Glass Canvas
13:40
George Farmer and J talk aquariums, one of the most important pieces of equipment in aquascaping.SHOW NOTES: The Aquascaper line of aquariums from Evolution Aqua: http://www.evolutionaqua.com/aquariums/the-aquascaper.html The Aquascaper line of aquariums from Evolution Aqua on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evolutionaquascaper George Farmer on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgefarmer225Geroge Farmer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/gf225George Farmer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theaquascaper
Nov 11, 2016
Episode 26: Art Commisso
12:19
Canadian aquascaper, Art Commisso talks to J. Shawn gives a tip on planting heavily. Art Commisso on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artcommissoThe Aquascapers Collective: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aquascaperscollective/ The Planted Tank Center: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theplantedtankcenter/
Nov 04, 2016
Episode 25: Filtration and the ADA Super Jet
12:05
Shawn discusses the ADA Super Jet filter and J talks about design.
Oct 28, 2016
Episode 24: Jeff Miotke
19:59
This week, J interviews American aquascaper, Jeff Miotke, who placed 62 in this year’s IAPLC.
Oct 20, 2016
Episode 23: IAPLC 2016
13:02
J and Shawn talk about the 2016 International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC).
Oct 07, 2016
Episode 22: Jurijs mit JS
16:01
Jurijs mit JS, one of the hardest working and most popular aquascapers in the world, joins J & Shawn today on The Aquascaping Podcast. SHOW NOTES: Last minute chance to join the EAPLC this year: www.eaplc.com Jurijs on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/J.Jurijs/ Jurijs on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juri_js/ http://lernscapen.de/
Sep 30, 2016
Episode 21: Choosing a Substrate
20:47
Shawn & J talk about the different uses and types of substrates for the planted aquarium.Show notes: There’s still time to enter into the EAPLC. Registration is open until the end of September. Register here: http://eaplc.com/ Seachem’s articles: www.seachem.com/articles
Sep 23, 2016
Episode 20: Art Pennom
23:41
Former host of the ScapeFu podcast, Art Pennom, joins J & Shawn this week. Art has inspired aquascapers the world over with his natural teaching ability, encouraging voice and years of experience in the hobby. Show Notes: Click here to listen to ScapeFu on iTunes More information on the EAPLC: http://eaplc.com/
Sep 16, 2016
Episode 19: George Farmer
25:20
George Farmer, one of the most influential aquascapers in the world, joins J & Shawn. Topics include aquascaping words of wisdom, George’s interests before aquascaping, experience in the Royal Air Force, tips and tricks, a new use for Apple TV and aquascaping, television possibilities, secrets to success, where the hobby is headed, and much more. Show…
Sep 08, 2016
Episode 18: Creating a New World
13:05
This week, J talks about keeping it simple, creating new worlds, photo and video lighting, and an alternative to RO filtering. Show notes: Photo/Video LED Light: AMAZON Doulton Filter: AMAZON How to make a gravity filter as an alternative to RO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcYdgnRnrt0 Below is our friend Clayton’s Iwagumi. Check it out! Tank specs : ADA…
Sep 02, 2016
Episode 17: Steven Chong
32:16
Interview with Steven Chong of Tokyo Aquascape Union. We discuss goals, intention, the IAPLC, design concepts, aquatic plants, hardscape ideas, and much more.Show Links: Tokyo Aquascape Union: http://www.tau-aqua.net/ Steven Chong’s Creative Corner: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNuwPyfg4E_gsMV8wuiuXqQ
Aug 19, 2016
Episode 16: CO2 Part II
32:04
Dialing in CO2. That’s today’s topic in part 2 of our two part mini series. SHOW NOTES: Gallery by Petruc Dan Iulian CO2 Parabolic Curve Charts – DOWNLOAD PH/KH Chart – DOWNLOAD
Aug 12, 2016
Episode 15: CO2 Part 1
29:10
CO2 and the planted aquarium. Today is part 1 of a 2 part mini series on everything CO2.
Aug 05, 2016
Episode 14: Fractal Harmony Aquascaping
19:09
J Art talks about what he calls fractal harmony aquascaping and Shawn discusses the ins and outs of using drop checkers. Show Notes and Downloads: Design Worksheet: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF
Jul 22, 2016
Episode 13: Videography and Aquarium Woo
20:55
This week: J gives some aquascaping videography tips and Shawn discusses what he calls, “Aquarium Woo”.SHOW LINKS: The Aquascaping Podcast: Episode 2 on Photography: http://aquascapingpodcast.com/aquascaping-photography-101 Inside the Eco Aqualizer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRVQ9WblMC8 Andres Rotmistrovsky Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andresrotmistrovsky/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/andresrot Website: http://andresrotmistrovsky.com/
Jul 15, 2016
Episode 12: Flow
18:33
Today we discuss flow. Why it’s important and how to get the most flow in your aquascape and planted aquariums. Shawn’s Flow Pattern: Bogdan’s aquascape: https://www.flickr.com/photos/110605130@N03/27715006642/in/album-72157666867839191/
Jul 08, 2016
Episode 11: Planting, Melting, and More…
37:57
J calls up Shawn to discuss melting, planting, trimming, CO2, lighting, surface agitation, mixing plant species together, tips on growing Rotala, low light plants in high lighting, cycling a newly planted tank for fish, and much more… Show links: ScapeFu episode on lighting with Cara Wade: http://scapefu.com/lighting-planted-aquarium-cara-wade/
Jun 23, 2016
Episode 10: The Case Against Iwagumi for Beginners
17:30
This week Shawn & J talk about the case against Iwagumi for beginners and why a nature or jungle style may be better suited.
Jun 18, 2016
Episode 9: Hobby Burnout
21:26
J & Shawn talk about hobby burnout, multiple tank syndrome, Eleocharis Acicularis (Dwarf Hairgrass), using hydrogen peroxide in the aquarium, J’s new scape, and more.
Jun 10, 2016
Episode 8: Estimated Index, Moonlight, Photoshop Ethics, and more
22:27
J & Shawn talk about Estimated Index fertilizing, Photoshop and ethics, moonlight effect, Plocher energy and Penac P., and more. SHOW LINKS: Estimated Index overview and general dosing guide: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com The Barr Report and Estimated Index: http://www.barrreport.com/ Where to buy Estimated Index fertilizers: AquariumFertilizers.com AND GreenLeafAquariums.com Neutral Density Gel: Amazon.com
Jun 03, 2016
Episode 7: Cory Hopkins Interview
28:30
J and Shawn interview Aquascaper, Cory Hopkins of Rift 2 Reef Aquatics in Flower Mound, Texas. Cory Hopkins’ website: http://www.coryhopkinsaquascaping.com/ Cory Hopkins on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Aquascaping-by-Cory-Hopkins-847045818737947/ Rift 2 Reef Aquatics: http://rift2reef.com/
May 27, 2016
Episode 6: Hardscaping
28:15
Today we discuss tips, tricks, and theory behind hardscaping as well as answer a question about bio media in the planted aquarium.
May 20, 2016
Episode 5: The Internet
30:24
Today we talk about how the internet has influenced the aquascaping hobby, hardscape fads, quick tips, and more. The Green Machine’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenMachineLtd Tropica’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/tratropica Aqua Design Amano’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/aquadesignamano ADGVibe’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ADGVibe Definite Aquascape TV: https://www.youtube.com/user/DefiniteAquascapeTV The Krib: http://www.thekrib.com/ Aquascaping World Forum: http://www.aquascapingworld.com/ UK Aquatic Plant Society: http://www.ukaps.org/ George…
May 13, 2016
Episode 4: Style & Design Part 1
13:54
Part 1 of an ongoing series on style and design, this episode of The Aquascaping Podcast covers what inhabitants and fish we should choose for our aquascape, creating a vision for our next setup, using blur to see basic shape, current trends in aquascaping, using items in your backyard, and more. Angelfish blending in with…
May 03, 2016
Episode 3: Balancing Time, Budget & Experience
15:24
Today’s episode goes over balancing time, budget, and experience with aquascaping and your planted aquarium. Check out episode 2 for photography tips and episode 1 for our shopping list and budget tool.
Apr 27, 2016
Aquascaping Photography 101 – Episode 2
13:52
Today’s episode focuses on bringing your aquascaping photos to the next level. Links: DSLR basics – http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/basics/ Vertigo Effect/Dolly Zoom effect – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNO3BtNT9bY  
Apr 25, 2016
The Aquascaping Podcast – Episode 1: Shopping List
19:48
On today’s episode, we go through some of the most important items on any aquascapers shopping list including the aquarium, CO2 gear, lighting, and more. You can download the entire shopping list below to help budget and plan your next scape.     CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD The Aquascaping Podcast Shopping List  
Apr 24, 2016