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BACKGROUND PLANTS. Planted Aquarium Tank Portal - Project Aquarium. Manzanita Driftwood - Manzanita Driftwood & More. A guide to aquascaping the planted aquarium. Aquatic Art. Aquatic Eden - Aquascaping Aquarium Blog. A Guide to the Planted Aquarium. The planted Aquarium Welcome to the next step up in having an aquarium, the planted aquarium.

A Guide to the Planted Aquarium

"But wait.... I have had plants in my tank before? " Yes most people have, but a planted aquarium attempts to mimic a natural environment. If you already believe you have a strong knowledge of planted tanks and how everything works, feel free to check out the more advanced techniques of aqua scaping in this guide:An Advanced Guide to Aquascaping Creating a planted tank helps you to understand the chemistry within the water that allows the plants to grow and flourish if presented with the right environment. Steps to starting your planted Aquarium Decide what type of plants you want in the tank. Examples of Common Plants: Stem plants will fill the back of the tank nicely and can be shaped very easily through trimming.

Anubais and java ferns ARE NOT placed in the substrate, they are plants that feed directly on the water column and if placed into the gravel they will die. Getting Started with Aquascaping. Getting started with aquascaping is not difficult.

Getting Started with Aquascaping

Like any other passion, it takes time, dedication and extensive research. The following article aims to depict the basic knowledge related to aquascaping, from establishing the simple principles and rules of visual construction and setup, to introducing the essentials of building an aquascape, developing on the best known types of planted aquariums and, of course, offering valuable tips and suggestions regarding aquascaping composition and layout. What is Aquascaping? The craft of aquascaping has become increasingly popular in recent years. A comprehensive definition of the term describes aquascaping as ‘underwater gardening’, involving techniques of setting up, decorating and arranging a set of elements – aquatic plants, stones, driftwood, rocks, etc – in such a way that it becomes aesthetically pleasing to human perception.

Basic aquascaping principles Simplicity – Aquascaping is all about taste and usually, less elements is more. 1. 2. The Nature Aquarium Style. The Nature Aquarium is one of the two major styles dominating the world of aquascaping.

The Nature Aquarium Style

The basic Nature style aesthetic concepts have been introduced by Japanese aquarist Takashi Amano back in the 1990’s and have become widely popular over the years, influencing the entire future of aquascape design. The style itself has at its origins the naturally growing scenery inspired by the Japanese gardening concept Wabi Sabi. The Jungle Style Aquarium. Possibly the easiest aquascaping type to replicate, the Jungle style aquarium represents a real challenge to the inexperienced aquarist.

The Jungle Style Aquarium

A fun challenge, nonetheless. Usually separated from the Dutch and Nature style, the Jungle scape incorporates some of the characteristics of them both, however it displays a very different appearance from all other styles. How To Win an Aquascaping Contest. It’s one thing to be good at something, and another thing to be the best.

How To Win an Aquascaping Contest

Aquascaping has gone pass the limit of being just a hobby, it has become a valued art. This post is trying to help you find out how to win an aquascaping competition, by touching subjects like basic aquascaping technical and layout conditions, the importance of photography in aquascaping contests, and listing the basic aquascaping judging criteria while exploring what aquascaping judges are after when judging aquariums. Aquascapers who are enthusiastic enough about their passion often try their luck in aquascaping competitions. It’s a natural course of things: when you do something you love and you enjoy it, you want to show it to others and you want your work to be appreciated. When you become this good at aquascaping, why not? Dutch Aquarium Aquascape: A style from the 1930s.

The Iwagumi Layout: An Introduction. The Iwagumi layout is one of the most challenging aquascaping styles out there.

The Iwagumi Layout: An Introduction

Developed around 30 years ago by famous aquarist Takashi Amano, this type of aquascape represents not just a minimalist layout, it also reflects the Japanese culture, spirituality and love for beauty and simplicity. ScapeFu - Learn to aquascape. How to set up an underwater jungle aquarium. Home » Features » Aquascaping Copyright © George Farmer George Farmer sets up a fabulous chaotic-styled planted tank in this step by step guide.

How to set up an underwater jungle aquarium

I approached this commission for PFK with trepidation. For an aquascaper more comfortable with nature aquariums and their hardscape-dominated designs, clean lines and fine textures, a jungle style is practically the polar opposite. With its large-leaved plants, little or no visible décor and limited open space, such a challenge would be akin to underwater chaos! To do a jungle tank justice you need a medium to large aquarium for a good variety and quantity of plant and fish species. The tank had picked up some nasty scratches and the cabinet had seen better days, and I gave it a thorough clean with vinegar and window cleaner to remove lime and watermarks. My father-in-law made me a new removable front panel that fits perfectly onto the cabinet, replacing some dodgy doors. AquascapingBig, bold textures are the order of the day. AquaScaping World Magazine - November/December 2010. Aquarium Plants from Aquarium Gardens UK.