Excited by the prospect of creating your own colorful eco-space within the water? If yes, then these aquascaping ideas should put you on roll.
When it comes to the fine art of scaping your aquarium, you are surely spoilt for choice. From driftwood, algae, corals, ferns and rocks to the more innovative Roman columns, replica battleships, treasure chests and ceramic decorations, you can just deck up your aqua space whichever way your creativity goes.
A common prop in most aqua setups, driftwood makes a handsome centerpiece in any freshwater tank. However, before you pick your wood, don’t forget to enquire enough about its origin and curing process from the store owner. Also, before you place the wood in your tank, quarantine the wood in a separate water tank for a few weeks or months until you are completely assured that the wood can be safely incorporated into your display tank.
Rocks inarguably amplify the beauty of any freshwater tank and offer nooks and crannies for the fish to hide themselves. From shale to slate to limestone and pumice, you can just incorporate any rock of your choice. However, before you embellish your tank with rocks, ensure that it possess nothing harmful to change the chemistry or physics of your tank.
There is absolutely no better thing than a water filled transparent tank embellished with a lot of green plants. Never mind if the greens are fake, the best thing about them is that they will outlive all the other natural foliage and are easy to clean as well. On the flipside, these fake plants can look artificial at times, more so when they stick out of the substrate.
You cannot really expect to aquascape a tank without using live plants. Live plants not only serve as the lungs of an aquarium, but also help in the removal of nitrates, provide shelter to the fish and tot up as breeding sites for the fish as well. Natural foliage will not only add to the realistic appeal of your aquarium, but will also make it look awesome.
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