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Who are the significant people in the world of planted tanks?

I know this sounds kind of noobish, but i was wondering who on this forum has a significance in the world of planted tanks? Who is significant that is no longer active on this forum, and who was never on this forum? I have heard of Takashi Amano and Diana Walstad, but who else?
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Tom Barr is kind of a big deal.

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George Farmer, Viktor Lantos, Jason Baliban, Jeff Senske, Stu Worrall, Mark Evans. All excellent scapes but not much presence on this forum and there are many more. Unfortunately you're going to have to look beyond TPT to find some of the more accomplished planted aquarists.
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Tom Barr is kind of a big deal.
I value Tom Barr over a lot of the aquarist that primarily deal in making scapes. He is quite active on a couple forums and is willing to lend advice. In my opinion, teaching and spreading knowledge is what makes you significant.
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I guess it depends on your definition of significant. There are a TON of people out there with beautifully aquascaped tanks and a wealth of knowledge. But since they choose to do this as a hobby rather than a profession they'll probably never be well known. Check some of the tank journals on this and many other similar forums, youtube, instagram, etc. I find plenty of "significant" people online who most of us have probably never heard of. You dont need to have a storefront or items to sell to be significant in my eyes; and just because someone doesn't have time to post on forums or put there stuff out there does not necessarily make them any less significant. Conversely there are plenty of those out there who present themselves at experts that should probably never be offering advice at all!

We (as humans) seem to get blinded by "stars" in almost any hobby/venture/aspect of life. Sometimes these "stars" can do no wrong in most people's eyes; but that doesn't always equate to a quality product or a wealth of knowledge. Just look at reality tv "stars"....do they really have some skill that others dont? No, but since they become household names they are often regarded as someone who is actually worth something.
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Art Pennom of Scapefu. He posts here occasionally but mostly does a podcast these days.

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I guess it depends on your definition of significant.
"The community is here for helping others create ... When I see folks who never bother to help critique others' work, offer tips, or help by creating step-by-step work logs for others...then I have less respect for them."
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This is another hobby of mine, but this fellows opinion is pretty inline with my own.


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I guess it depends on your definition of significant. There are a TON of people out there with beautifully aquascaped tanks and a wealth of knowledge. But since they choose to do this as a hobby rather than a profession they'll probably never be well known. Check some of the tank journals on this and many other similar forums, youtube, instagram, etc. I find plenty of "significant" people online who most of us have probably never heard of. You dont need to have a storefront or items to sell to be significant in my eyes; and just because someone doesn't have time to post on forums or put there stuff out there does not necessarily make them any less significant. Conversely there are plenty of those out there who present themselves at experts that should probably never be offering advice at all!

We (as humans) seem to get blinded by "stars" in almost any hobby/venture/aspect of life. Sometimes these "stars" can do no wrong in most people's eyes; but that doesn't always equate to a quality product or a wealth of knowledge. Just look at reality tv "stars"....do they really have some skill that others dont? No, but since they become household names they are often regarded as someone who is actually worth something.
We or I need names
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Maybe the question of "which filter is best" should be added to the thread?
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Noticed all names mentioned thus far are male...
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Noticed all names mentioned thus far are male...
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Diana Walstad
OP named someone, who to my knowledge, is not male.


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