In the Aquascaping World, Jeff Senske and his brother Mike need no introduction. They head up Aquarium Design Group in Houston, Texas, and their tank designs have been featured on the covers of books and magazines, on social media, and on YouTube.
Schooled by Takashi Amano himself, Jeff is an aquarium aquascaping pioneer, one of the best scapers in the world, and highly respected. What many people perhaps don’t know is that Jeff and Mike also create some mean saltwater setups, and here, at Aquashella Dallas, we got to see the man himself in action and follow some of the thought processes and design principles that he uses both in fresh AND saltwater aquascapes.
A good planted tank takes complimentary plant species and plants them in numbers, either in groups, or liberally throughout the foreground, midground, or background of an aquascape. And sometimes just a single plant species per tank. With corals, we tend to do the complete opposite, taking single examples of a species and just placing one of everything on the rockwork and sandbed.
Here, Jeff gives a masterclass on simple coral repetition throughout the aquascape, and how effective it can be to create a visually appealing aquascaping theme, even in a low-tech, simple saltwater aquarium. Take it away Jeff…