Category: Basics

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Aquascaping Inspiration: Tips and Tricks

Reading Time: 4 minHave you ever wondered where to look for aquascaping inspiration? It’s a true fact that aquascaping is a little more complicated than just throwing some aquarium plants and hardscape materials into water. Having healthy plants and good-looking rocks and pieces of wood is just not enough. It takes a good eye to really master a great aquascaping arrangement. We take a look at some tips and tricks to help inspire your next aquascape.

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UKAPS Aquascaping Experience 2016

Reading Time: 1 minHey, UK planted tanks lovers! Pro aquascaper George Farmer invites you to take part in the UKAPS Aquascaping Experience 2016, a live aquascaping event which will take place on March the 5th this year, in Icon Innovation Center, Daventry, starting at 10am.

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5 of The Most Used Aquarium Plants

Reading Time: 4 minAs any good aquarist knows, aquarium plants are key to a beautiful and successful aquascape. Though there is no precise delimitation regarding the choice of the plants, being limited only by your own creativity and imagination, there are a select few that are a common occurrence in most aquascapes, be it a Dutch, Jungle or Nature Aquarium style.

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Aquarium Plant Fertilizers Used in Aquascaping

Reading Time: 2 minPlanted aquariums need carbon dioxide, light and nutrients for healthy plant growth. Supplementing the water with a good aquarium plant fertilizers will provide all of nutrients and trace elements that plants need. Signs that your aquatic plants are deficient in essential nutrients are yellowing or brown leaves. The plants can also take on a glassy or transparent texture. Making sure that plants have the right amount of aquarium plant fertilizers means that they don’t have to work too hard to find it, and they can grow beautifully.

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Aquascaping Interview with George Farmer

Reading Time: 5 minWe think the best way to learn a new hobby is by getting knowledge and insight from those that are experienced in that particular field. We recently talked to George Farmer, a passionate aquascaper from the UK who is now working for Tropical Marine Centre, and he was kind enough to take some time in answering our questions. Read on.

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How To Win an Aquascaping Contest

Reading Time: 6 minIt’s one thing to be good at something, and another thing to be the best. 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.