Learn the Basic Aquascaping Design Principles

Aquarium tank

Aquascaping may be a form of art in which imagination and creativity play an essential role, but mastering the backbone of this process is elementary if you want to be successful. Measure is very important in nature, and aquascaping makes no exception. You want your tank to not only please your eye, but make it […]

Buy wood for your aquarium? What to look out for!

draw rule setup aquascape

Everything starts with a good plan. And I mean that literally. Think carefully about the result that you want to achieve. Your aquarium wood must fit in your tank and merge with the other hardscape and the inhabitants of your aquarium. Make sure that the ratio of plants to wood, but also wood to swimming […]

Twenty Tips for Realistic Aquaria

fish aquarium

Aquascaping is one of the dark arts of fishkeeping. Very few books talk about the subject at all, and what information is published is based around the ‘Nature Aquarium’ theme popularised by Japanese aquarist Takashi Amano. While his approach can work incredibly well,

Top 10 Tips for Controlling Algae Growth in Your Aquarium


One of the most enjoyable times for the new hobbyist is watching the flurry of activity in the aquarium after that pinch or two of fish food hits the surface. Sometimes we’re tempted to repeat the show 2-3 times a day, which is fine if your fish consume all the food within a couple minutes.

5 Aquascaping Tool You Must Have


The plants filter the water and collect some particulate matter as well as absorbing the carbon dioxide released by your aquatic inhabitants.