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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This article is the second in our new series where we will look at the elements of hardscaping in an aquascape in greater detail. In part 2 we will look at types of aquascaping rocks commonly used nowadays, techniques using rocks to create aquascapes, and finally a look at the Iwagumi layout.
In an aquascape the art is in creating a piece that is inspired by, and replicating nature. Sands and gravels are graded by size and positioned in the planted aquarium to emulate scenes found in nature.
For me the UKAPS Aquascaping Experience 2016 has been the culmination of years of gradually building the UK aquascaping and planted tank scene to a point where UKAPS can justifiably host a free entry, world-class event. UKAPS is well known for its active forum that enjoys a community of like-minded hobbyists with a wide range of experience levels. At the time of writing we are home to 12,000 international members, several experts and an array of highly-regarded sponsors.