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2017 UKASC postponed

Posted on May 17, 2017

The 2017 UK Aquascaping has been postponed until Spring 2018 as this is a more suitable time for the event to take place on this occasion. Details of the championship will be posted on the website later this year.  

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The different styles of aquascaping

Posted on May 9, 2017

Quite often we hear about terms like “Iwagumi”, “Dutch” or “Nature”, words used to identify aquascapes, but…what do they really mean? They are just different ways to understand the art of aquascaping. This passion brings many artistic sensitivities, and with them, various styles have merged from the crowd. Here you can find a quick summary of them.   Nature aquarium The Nature Aquarium was a style conceived by the late Takashi Amano. Its basic characteristics are the dominance of plants as the main element of the aquascape, the combination of non-artificially altered hardscape materials...

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Live Scape Off Champion crowned!

Posted on Oct 18, 2016

Stephen Rhodes won the live scape off on Saturday 15 October to be crowned the UKASC champion 2016. Dan Harris came second and Alexea Tonge & Hayley Sloman were joint third. The live scape off started after scapers had selected their hardscape materials. They scaped throughout the day until the scape off closed at 3.45pm. The UK Aquascaping was decided by a judging panel and public vote. Stephen Rhodes, who was in the live scape off final last year, created a scape called ‘Snake Pass’ to win the contest. Stephen won a bespoke Clear-Seal aquarium to the value of £850, £250...

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Live Scape Off finalists announced

Posted on Sep 22, 2016

Round 1 entrants who have made it through to Round 2, the live scape off, have been announced. The 10 wonderful scapes which have gained a place in the final can be viewed in the gallery below. Round 2, the live scape off is on Saturday 15th October, at J&K Aquatics in North Petherton, Somerset. This day full of aquascaping will include seminars from aquascaping experts and sponsor stands. You are welcome to join us for the day. Please register your attendance by clicking here. If you join us, you will be able to vote for you favourite scape and help select the UK Aquascaping Champion...

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Round 1 of this year’s UK Aquascaping Championship has closed!

Posted on Aug 15, 2016

Round 1 of the UKASC 2016 closed yesterday. The quality of the entries in this year’s competition is very high and there is a wide variety of attractive scapes. The competition has grown since its inception last year and Round 2, the live scape off on Saturday 15th October, at J&K Aquatics in North Petherton, Somerset, will have 10 scapers, is open to the general public and there are more sponsors. This year’s sponsors are Eheim, Tetra, Dennerle, Ciano, Clear-Seal, Reeflowers, AquaDeco & Arcadia. There are some great prizes to be won, with all 10 scapers in the live scape off keeping...

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Round 1 entries close on Sunday 14 August

Posted on Jul 20, 2016

Entries for Round 1 of the UK Aquascaping Championship 2016 close on Sunday 14 August.  Sponsors of the contest are Tetra, Eheim, Arcadia, Dennerle, Aquadeco, Ciano, Clear-Seal & Reeflowers. To enter Round 1, entrants are required to submit a photograph of their aquascape on the Enter Now page of this website by Sunday 14 August. The top ten entries from Round 1 will go forward to Round 2, the live scape off, to decide the UK Aquascaping Champion 2016. The live scape off will take place on Saturday 15th October, 10am-5pm at J&K Aquatics’ distribution centre, North Petherton,...

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