Blog — hardscape

Maintaining Hardscape in the Planted Aquarium

Jun 24 2020 3 Comments Aquascapes guide hardscape layout/styles maintenance shrimpery tips

Maintaining Hardscape in the Planted Aquarium by: @Shrimpery   Hardscape is the skeleton of an aquarium. As critical as plant selection can be to the success of an aquascape, the hardscape element is foundational- literally! A poor choice of hardscape can be difficult to overcome once a tank is filled, while a great hardscape layout can make a tank shine. Given how important this topic is, and how difficult it can be for both beginners and established aquarists, I wanted to provide a quick guide to selecting and maintaining hardscape for your planted tank.   Choosing Your Hardscape Whether you’re...

Creating a Traditional Nature Aquarium Layout

Oct 29 2018 0 Comments Aquascapes beginner guest blog hardscape high tech layout/styles plants tips

When you’re new to aquascaping and are looking to set up a new tank, it can be a bit difficult to know where to begin. Some of the most frequent questions I receive on my Instagram account @shrimpery run along the lines of: “what kind of CO2 setup do I need,” or “what kind of soil do you use?” Because I recently set up a new high tech aquarium in my UNS 60U aquarium, I figured that this would be a good opportunity to share my thought process during the setup, along with details about gear and materials used.

Thoughts on Hardscape in a Planted Aquarium

Aug 21 2018 1 Comment Aquascapes guest blog hardscape layout/styles tips

If you keep up with planted aquarium enthusiasts, you’ll often hear them mention hardscape. Traditionally, this means the rocks, driftwood, and occasionally gravel or cosmetic sand used in the front of an aquascape. Almost as important as the plants themselves, good hardscape can help make or break an aquarium. With that in mind, I wanted to share some personal thoughts and strategies towards achieving a successful hardscape selection and layout. I like to play around with my hardscape in an empty tank before scaping, choosing the strongest layout ahead of time, and snapping a cell phone pic for reference when...

Bonsai Driftwood Trees - How to Plant and Aquascape!

Jun 13 2018 2 Comments anubias Aquascapes beginner bucephalandra hardscape tips video

Bonsai Driftwood Trees - How to Plant and Aquascape! Team BP is proud to carry unique and natural bonsai trees! We want to briefly cover this exciting product and provide an overview for frequently asked questions about these underwater bonsai trees. Our Bonsai driftwood trees are made by hand from natural driftwood that is aquarium safe. Artisans create these underwater trees in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to fit almost all aquarium tanks. They’re versatile, easy to work with and are the perfect piece of hardscape material to create an instant aquascape layout. These underwater bonsai driftwood trees pair...

Quickscape - Westworld (45U / 9.3 Gallons)

Dec 14 2016 0 Comments Aquascapes beginner guide hardscape layout/styles video

New video featuring the 45U by Ultum Nature Systems. It's a 9.3 gallon tank. We are using Controsoil as our medium and Ohko Stones (dragonstone) as our hardscape material. The foreground plant is Monte Carlo with some dwarf hairgrass in the back. We began this as an emersed grow which explains the seran wrap. The seran wrap will help keep the tank nice and humid. After about a month we will be flooding this baby! Check back for the final video. For now, enjoy. :)    

Skull Island Scape - Team Buce Plant x Ultum Nature Systems

Aug 26 2016 3 Comments Aquascapes beginner guide hardscape low tech video

New video in collaboration with Ultum Nature Systems. Awesome Ultra Clear tanks with a very special 45 degree angled glass edge makes these tanks stand out from the rest.   What do you guys think of the scape?  

New Video Friday! Lost World 7G Cube

Aug 05 2016 0 Comments Aquascapes beginner guide hardscape video

We got another video in preparation for the launch of Ultum Nature Systems new line of Ultra Clear Rimless tanks. These tanks boast 91% clarity Diamant glass, never before seen on the market 45 degree mitered corners, and premium German silicone! These are truly beautiful aquariums and some of the best on the market in terms of clarity and beautiful design.  

We Made a Video!

Jun 28 2016 1 Comment Aquascapes beginner guide hardscape video

Check out this short video we made about aquascaping a 3.5G. Everything used can be purchased on our site! Contact us for more details, we are here to help.

How to Attach Bucephalandra to Rock (video)

Mar 11 2016 2 Comments beginner bucephalandra guide hardscape tips video

Our team has developed a new video to guide you through attaching your bucephalandra to a rock. A great how-to video guide for you to add these beauties to your aquarium.