Aquascaping Supplies for your tank
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
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)
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.
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:
Dwarf Aquarium Lily
African Water Fern
Dwarf Aquarium Lily.
Aponogeton Ulvaceus Bulb
Hardscape Supplies consist of:
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.
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.
These are great for enhancing the aesthetics of your tank
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.
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.
These are great for keeping the tank oxygenated and also greatly improve the aesthetics of the tank.
Carbon fertilization units also reffered to as CO2 generators, are highly recommended for densely planted tanks.
Vital Aquascaping Tools
Steel Planting Tongs
Stainless Steel Trimming Scissors
Aquarium Aquascaping Kit (Comes bundled with several tools)
For those with an artistic flair, Aquascaping can be a very lucrative business. You can design Tanks and offer them for sale.