Aquascaping - The Art of the Planted Aquarium 2013 XL, pt.1

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/DefiniteAquascapeTV YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/DefiniteAquascapeTV PAGE: http://definiteaquascape.tv The Art of the Planted Aquarium is a live aquascaping contest, organized every year during Heimtiermesse in Hannover, Germany. There are two categories of aquariums at the contest, XL aquariums (100x50x50 cm) and Nano (25x25x30 cm). In 2013 there were about 30 tanks on each category. In this video I show first five aquariums of the XL category. Aquariums were provided by Eheim, as well as aquarium lighting (T5 fluorescent tubes) and external aquarium canister filters. No CO2 systems were used during exhibition, but they were certainly used during pre-growing phase - most planted aquarium were set up long time in advance, before the contest. Tropical aquarium fish are absent in the aquariums, because they are forbidden by the rules of the contest.

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FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/DefiniteAquascapeTV YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/DefiniteAquascapeTV PAGE: http://definiteaquascape.tv The Art of the Planted Aquarium is a live aquascaping contest, organized every year during Heimtiermesse in Hannover, Germany. There are two categories of aquariums at the contest, XL aquariums (100x50x50 cm) and Nano (25x25x30 cm). In 2013 there were about 30 tanks on each category. In this video I show first five aquariums of the XL category. Aquariums were provided by Eheim, as well as aquarium lighting (T5 fluorescent tubes) and external aquarium canister filters. No CO2 systems were used during exhibition, but they were certainly used during pre-growing phase - most planted aquarium were set up long time in advance, before the contest. Tropical aquarium fish are absent in the aquariums, because they are forbidden by the rules of the contest.

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Ravi Peter
Ravi Peter - 4 years ago
I was wondering, How they manage to transfer a fully planted aquarium to the contest site?
Bethho Diniz
Bethho Diniz - 6 years ago
PARABENS OTIMAS FILMAGENS MUITO OBRIGADO
Tibizdk
Tibizdk - 6 years ago
Merci, ça donne de bonnes idées.
猿である。吾輩は
猿である。吾輩は - 6 years ago
nice!
Л Ю Д М И Л А
Л Ю Д М И Л А - 7 years ago
Спасибо за демонстрацию, этого великолепия!
Niagara Fish Lovers
Niagara Fish Lovers - 7 years ago
Thanks for sharing .
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 7 years ago
You're welcome :)
sunkhiu bong
sunkhiu bong - 7 years ago
AGUARUMNYA CANTIK CANTIK
Mike More
Mike More - 7 years ago
i am trying to find if there is contest or showrooms like somewhere in canada or northern states ?
Mike More
Mike More - 7 years ago
it would be 2x times better with fishes :D
i am VERY impressed, i want that in my basement, NOW !
Sean T
Sean T - 7 years ago
+Mike More nice
Mike More
Mike More - 7 years ago
+DefiniteAquascapeTV
I just started my first aquarium with my son, its a 15g, i added 3 kinds of plants, its excellent LEDs, and added yeast CO2 2 hours ago, plants are not losing health, but didnt grow in 2 weeks, i hope the CO2 will help.
Im getting a new house built next spring, i WILL build a bigger aquarium then, hidden in a wall probably. I like beautiful small fish groups, but seeing these clips with stunning landscapes, its near more cool than the fishes.
Its like honey i shrunk the kids movie.
I wish it becomes a hobby and i can enjoy the calm picture frame to relax when im inside.
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 7 years ago
Hehe, start practising aquascaping, and one day you will be also able to make such tanks yourself :) (if you are not able to do them yet)

10. comment for Aquascaping - The Art of the Planted Aquarium 2013 XL, pt.1

GuitarDudeBoii
GuitarDudeBoii - 7 years ago
i thought #1 wasn't that great but still amazing tanks
Piotr Gmiter
Piotr Gmiter - 7 years ago
Hej,jaki jest mejl do Ciebie bo na stronie niby podajesz kontakt ale mejla nie ma!!!
minhaz shaon
minhaz shaon - 8 years ago
definiteAquascapeTV  can u mention the plants used in that 1st tank please?
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 7 years ago
Hemianthus callitrichoides, Hydrocotyle tripartita, Hygrophila pinnatifida, Staurogyne repens, Pogostemon helferi, Eleocharis accicularis and one small clump of Bucephalandra sp. in the crevice on the right side.
OceanLife69
OceanLife69 - 8 years ago
Beautiful stuff!!
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
True :) Some of these tanks are really great :)
Madness358
Madness358 - 8 years ago
amazing tanks. No fish but amazing tanks!!
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Fish are forbidden by the rules of the contest...
TheSharper1
TheSharper1 - 8 years ago
Great work. What is the music used in this video?....love it.
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
It's called "Time to breathe", and is available from royalty-free.tv :)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
No worries, mate :) Glad to help :)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
I don't know, but you can ask at one of Australia's planted tank forums - do you know it? It's called "Aquarium Life".
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Of course it wont, and you can keep such tanks for a very long time. It's just the matter of proper maintenance.
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
lol :) Well, both types, freshwater and saltwater, have their pros and cons :)

20. comment for Aquascaping - The Art of the Planted Aquarium 2013 XL, pt.1

Lucien Barbarin
Lucien Barbarin - 8 years ago
Sorry I didn't finish...lol.....these tanks make me never want to do saltwater again
Lucien Barbarin
Lucien Barbarin - 8 years ago
Actually you can have one at home that's just as clean....I have one that's been set-up since july/12 and it's doing great...the otocinclus keep my tank very clean(I have 5) and any green algae I get on my glass I scrape off with a plastic card....in fact I'm in the process of setting up my 120 gal at the moment as a planted tank....I think I will never do sat
Exozius
Exozius - 8 years ago
Sad that you can't have such aquariums at home. Try to clean and care them over months and years... good luck, it just isn't really practicable. The whole ground will become rotten in a year or a half.
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
The scaping itself is about 10-12 hours maximum, or so. But - there is usually a long pregrowing-phase, done at home. I mean, the best scapers set up a tank of similar dimensions at home, several months before the competition, and then disassemble the whole layout, transport it to the exhibition hall, and assemble everything again.
Sławomir Drews
Sławomir Drews - 8 years ago
How much time participants of the contest have to arranging and set up that tanks?
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Thanks, mate :) In my opinion, however, the tanks in 2013 were not so good as in 2012. Last year I liked almost every aquarium, and this year there were only few which I really enjoyed :)
João Gonçalves
João Gonçalves - 8 years ago
Amazing aquariums! I bet it was a difficult to judge contest . Really like your channel. Keep up the good work!
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
I wish I had the same problem... ;)
Costas Englezopoulos
Costas Englezopoulos - 8 years ago
I also love real plants ... but whenever I was planting my aquarium with real plants they were soon getting out of control flooding the tank and leaving no space for the fishes ... !
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Great! :) Don't forget to post a video about your new tank, here on YouTube :)

30. comment for Aquascaping - The Art of the Planted Aquarium 2013 XL, pt.1

geile sau
geile sau - 8 years ago
ich habe angefangen gelt zu sparen , in 2 monaten werde ich mir auch so ein schönes akvarium einrichten aber amazon style
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Do you mean me in particular? Or the aquascapers who took part in the contest? Anyway, none of us use plastic plants, only real, living stuff :)
delsi christiallen
delsi christiallen - 8 years ago
did you use real plant?
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Hehe, all of them are clean :)
tomo 99
tomo 99 - 8 years ago
It is a very clean water tank
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Thanks! :) More aquarium videos coming soon, I've just returned from PetFair 2013, organized in the city of Łódź, Poland :)
Andre Cox
Andre Cox - 8 years ago
Wow - loving your channel btw, watched many vids during lunch :) Agree with Trena - side views great. On some tanks, side view better than front (all awesome setups though..)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Either pregrown at home for several weeks / months, or scaped directly on site, using plants from the pet shop.
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Thanks! :)
obliviousthunder
obliviousthunder - 8 years ago
btw, great video! i love it! :)
obliviousthunder
obliviousthunder - 8 years ago
how is that contest working exactly? its not like someone can make his/her tank home and bring it there. are they all made on the location a few weeks in advance or something?
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
For moving water in the aquarium so called "powerheads" are used. Check EcoTech Marine VorTech propeller pumps, JBL Oceanstream, or Hydor Corallia to see what I mean :)
Joubert Heymans
Joubert Heymans - 8 years ago
Hi there, what pump/filter would you recommend if I wanted water movement from 1 side of the tank to the next? 4ft tank Thanks
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
I'm glad you did, cuz this was somewhat new idea, and I wanted to see how it works :)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Usually it's hunger... ;)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Thanks! :)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Hehe, I'd say the are nice, but not very original ;) ;)
GJL Creative Studios
GJL Creative Studios - 8 years ago
yes. Its better than saying the aren't "nice". They are very nice but maybe not exceptional. ;)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
No artifical plant could "mimic" the beauty of a natural aquascape. Do you there are two large us-based forums on aquarium plants, "The Planted Tank" (net) and "Aquatic Plant Central" (com)? Both are filled with useful informations on "how to do this" :)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Aha, "they are not exceptional", you mean?

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GJL Creative Studios
GJL Creative Studios - 8 years ago
"Exceptional" would be a better word
yocampout
yocampout - 8 years ago
beautiful. sad this artform is mostly overlooked in usa. i would love to know how to do this or where to buy realistic silk plants to mimic the look.
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
My favourite is the forth one, the rest doesn't impress me much... I mean, they are very skillfully arranged, but simply they are not "nice" (IMHO, of course :) ).
RandomlySwagified
RandomlySwagified - 8 years ago
On the second aquarium, is there a light on the background? If there is, is it in front of or behind the background. Thanks, great video by the way.
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
T5 fluorescent lamps, probably 35W or 39W.
Jack Pee
Jack Pee - 8 years ago
hey what's the majority lightning for these tanks if you know Cheers
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Yeah, well... I noticed some cones in other aquariums, too, seems like some other people "caught" the cone-virus... ;)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
I like the one before last the most :) Jan Simon Knispel's layout from the last year was better (in my opinion, of course :) )
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
A wiesz, to jest bardzo dobre pytanie... Znam kilka wydawnictw poświęconych temu tematowi - Aqua Journal ADA (5$ za każdy numer, do ściągnięcia ze strony ADA), jest też jakaś polska publikacja online, możliwe że za friko, ale nie pamiętam w tej chwili tytułu ani żadnych namiarów... Musiałbyś podpytać na którymś z forów rośliniarskich, albo np. na Aquascaping World - zresztą ci ostatni mają też własny darmowy magazyn (czasopismo) online, i nawet zdarzyło mi się dla nich kiedyś coś napisać :)
Rockdaypl
Rockdaypl - 8 years ago
Są jakieś poradniki dotyczace kompozycji w akwariach ?
ProtagonistNonTheist
ProtagonistNonTheist - 8 years ago
The final two are just spectacular.
Mrmomtanks
Mrmomtanks - 8 years ago
Great video
7eitgeist
7eitgeist - 8 years ago
Wow just amazing.. I have to ask, how do you pull yourself away from these aquariums. I could sit and watch them all day.
Osh Leveque
Osh Leveque - 8 years ago
I think I have to agree with you that last years taks seemed a little more impressive. Adrie Baumann is still a genius though.
Trena Marie
Trena Marie - 8 years ago
Mesmerizing! Really enjoyed the side views.
Merotheq
Merotheq - 8 years ago
The Pinnatifida got very popular, many of them used it this year, very nice plant
leann lewis
leann lewis - 8 years ago
Beautiful
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Hehe, I was thinking whether I should show the sides, or not... :) Last year I was filming using the tripod, and there were only frontal views. But this year I decided to be more flexible, and that's why I was holding my camera in my hand. This makes possible to move around the tank, so I got advantage of that :)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Yeah, they are nice - but I liked tanks from the last year more... :)
almcloud
almcloud - 8 years ago
great tanks

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