Blog — hardscape

Creating a Traditional Nature Aquarium Layout

Oct 29 2018 0 Comments Aquascapes beginner co2 fish guest blog hardscape high tech layout/styles plants shrimp 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

Our Bonsai driftwood trees are back in stock! With this exciting restock, we wanted to briefly cover 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 well with aquatic plant species such as Anubias, Bucephalandra, Ferns...

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