Author: Aquascaping Love

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Planted Aquarium Hardscape Essentials Part 3: Wood Used in Aquascaping

This article is the third and final of our series where we have been taking a look at the elements of hardscaping in an aquascape in greater detail. In part 3 we will look at how wood is used in aquascaping. We will look at common types of wood used, ways of using wood in the nature aquarium, the relationship between wood and rocks in an aquascape, how to prepare driftwood for your aquascape, and finally some tips to prevent wood from floating!

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A Guide to Keeping and Growing Aquatic Moss

There are so many ways to use aquatic moss in your aquarium and mosses should definitely be an area that you have really planned for in your aquascape design. Mosses spread, so if you are looking for a floor or featuring covering plant, then considering the use of an aquatic moss is a great start.

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How To Deal With Aquarium Algae

Having aquarium algae is, unfortunately, just a fact of life. Aquariums do need some algae, but too much and it can be a potential hazard to fish and other plant life. As with many areas of life, finding the balance that works for your particular aquarium is the key to success.

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Takashi Amano – Creator of the Nature Aquarium

Born on 18th July 1954 in Niigata, Japan, Takashi Amano is best known for his photography and aquascaping. Amano first found fame as a professional cyclist. He began competing in 1974 and retired from the sport in 1990. Amano competed in 1078 races and earned the staggering figure (in cycling) of in excess of £1,000,000.

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How To Create Your First Aquascape

Aquascaping is an art form like no other. It is the considered placement of rocks, stones, and driftwood inside an aquarium to create an aesthetically pleasing display. Inspiration can come from anywhere, from other aquascapes to luscious forests, waterfalls and beaches. When you start your very first aquascape, you are creating a unique work of art under water.