There are many aquascapers but there are few aquascapers that influence the planted aquarium hobby on a global scale. This is my humble attempt to honor their work by curating an up-to-date list for all to see.
So, here it is. The definitive list of the 10 most influential aquascapers in the world.
1. Takashi Amano – Japan
This is a no-brainer. The founder of Aqua Design Amano and the Nature Aquarium Concept.
2. Oliver Knott – Germany
Oliver has been turning out aquascapes for many years. He’s now taken his passion and expanded into commercial ventures that help bring new people into the hobby.
3. George Farmer – United Kingdom
Great aquascaper and founder of UKAPS.
4. Jeff Senske – USA
Jeff and his brother Mike own Aquarium Design Group and are huge contributors to the hobby.
5. Jordi Pelegri – Spain
Fantastic aquascaper and leader in the Spanish-speaking world.
6. James Findley – United Kingdom
Another amazing aquascaper and founder of the Green Machine in the UK.
7. Felipe Oliveira – Portugal
One of the best aquascaping blogs out there.
8. Cliff Hui – China
One of the founders of the Creative Aquascaper Union. His talent speaks for itself.
9. Mark Evans – United Kingdom
Mark is relatively new to aquascaping but has shot to the top with his videography.
10. Long Tran Hoang – Vietnam
With the increasing popularity of the IAPLC, the winners are gaining influence. As the 2011 winner, Long Tran is influencing the hobby. Let’s see if his influence continues.
Do you agree or disagree with the above? Do you have someone who you think deserves to be on the list? Let me know!