There have been major achievements in our hobby over the years. Thanks to the internet, the hobby has boomed and has allowed us to share ideas, different aquascaping styles, and even aquatic plants over the confines of our regional borders. Some key milestones in our hobby are based on the invention of new equipment/technology while others are moments of aquascaping inspiration that we have all tried to emulate ever since. Where do you see aquascaping and the planted tank hobby going in the next 5 to 10 years? To help spark the discussion, here are some key highlights in our hobby's history (in general). 1970s *Incandescent Bulbs and sunlight were the popular means of a light source 1980s * Dutch Tanks become more accessible * Normal flourescent bulbs widely used * Soil based substrates * Substrate heaters 1990s * Planted aquarium scene launches over the internet through email message boards * Takashi Amano and his Nature Style become the main stay of aquascaping styles. * Pressurized CO2 introduced. * Internal/External CO2 Reactors popular. * Internet stores began making aquatic plants available regionally. 2000s * Estimative Index Fertilization Method becomes well known. * Perpetual Preseveration System (PPS-Pro) Fertilization method becomes easier to use and increases in popularity. * Glass diffusers popular. * New liquid fertilizer products and alternatives. * Aquascaping competitons across the internet give inspiration to all. * Shrimp and other inverts are readily available and popular. Can you see the future? Where is our aquascaping and planted aquarium hobby headed? lane: -John N.