Aquascaping Inspiration: Tips and Tricks

Have 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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5 of The Most Used Aquarium Plants

As any good aquarist knows, aquarium plants are essential to a beautiful and successful aquascape. On that point there is no precise delimitation regarding the choice of the plants, as you are limited merely by your own creativity and vision; but look at a few aquascapes and you will find out that some species of aquarium plants are a usual happening in most of them, be it Nature Aquarium or Dutch style.

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Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC Cuba) Aquarium Plant – An Aquascaper’s Challenge

Hemianthus Callitrichoides (commonly known as HC Cuba) is both a popular and versatile Aquarium Plant that produces a lush green aquarium carpet effect. It can be used to create a rich base that can contrast against other focal point Aquarium Plants.

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Aquarium Plant Fertilizers Used in Aquascaping

Planted tanks need carbon dioxide, good 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

We 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 aquascaping interview questions. Read on.

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