Aquascaping Supplies

Aquascaping Supplies for your tank

Aquascaping Supplies

Aquascaping is an Art and the only major limitation to what your can do is your imagination. Different tanks and aquariums will best suited for different Aquascaping methods, tools and supplies.

It is recommended that you first put your idea on paper by sketching the look you intend to achieve. If you are not very good at sketches you can search online for a picture of an aquarium which you feel portrays your intended outcome.
This will save you time and money as you will be sure to buy only the aqua supplies that you need

Aquascaping Supplies you may require to get the job done

The Substrate

Gravel is the most commonly used substrate for aquariums. For the safety of fish and other Pets the gravel should not have sharp edges.

Plants ( Fake or Real or a combination of both)

Artificial aquascaping plants plants

These are great as the have zero maintenance once placed in the tank. When sourcing for artificial plants you are free to choose from a wide range of colors including those not readily available in nature. These artificial plants also come in very handy for those of us who may not have a knack for handling live plants.

Live Plants

Plants help keep your water oxygenated and also provide nooks and crannies for your fish to shelter play in. They also greatly enhance the Aesthetics of your tank and they will take different forms and shapes as they grow. This is unlike the plastics ones which can get boring after a short while as they remain static.
Choosing the right Plants for your Aquarium will prevent maintenance headaches later.
Best Plants for your aquarium:

Water wisteria
Dwarf Aquarium Lily
African Water Fern
Java Fern
Anubias
Amazon Swordi
Dwarf Aquarium Lily.
Aponogeton Ulvaceus Bulb

 

Hardscape

Hardscape Supplies consist of:

Natural stone

Wood

This are great as decorative pieces. If they contain hollowed out parts they are also great for the fish to play hide and seek in.

Rock

This are great for your tank and no tanks seems complete without some pieces. There are a wide variety available to achieve  the look you want for your tank.

Aquarium Backgrounds

These are great for enhancing the aesthetics of your tank

Aquatic Decorations

These are decorations and you can put in anything you wish as long as it wont corrode in the water or is harmful to your fish in any other way.

Lighting

Led lights are the current very popular due to their low purchase cost, do not consume much power, have a great lifespan and also produce minimal heat and will therefore not bake your fish alive.

Bubblers

These are great for keeping the tank oxygenated and also greatly improve the aesthetics of the tank.

CO2 Generators

Carbon fertilization units also reffered to as CO2 generators,  are highly recommended for densely planted tanks.

 

 

Vital Aquascaping Tools

Steel Planting Tongs

Maintenance Tweezers

Stainless Steel Trimming Scissors

Aquarium Aquascaping Kit (Comes bundled with several tools)

In conclusion

For those with an artistic flair, Aquascaping can be a very lucrative business. You can design Tanks and offer them for sale.