Aquascaping is the craft of arranging aquatic plant life, as well as rocks, stones, cavework, or driftwood, in an aesthetically fascinating manner inside an aquarium—in impact, gardening beneath water. Aquascape designs encompass a number of wonderful styles, together with the garden-like dutch style and the japanese-inspired nature style. Commonly, an aquascape houses fish as well as plant life, although it is feasible to create an aquascape with plant life most effective, or with rockwork or different hardscape and no flora.
Despite the fact that the primary intention of aquascaping is to create an artful underwater panorama, the technical aspects of tank renovation and the increase requirements of aquatic plants also are considered. Many elements need to be balanced inside the closed device of an aquarium tank to make certain the success of an aquascape. These factors consist of filtration, preserving carbon dioxide at degrees sufficient to support photosynthesis underwater, substrate and fertilization, lights, and algae control.
Aquascape hobbyists alternate plant life, conduct contests, and proportion photos and facts through the net. The usa-based aquatic gardeners association has about 1,200 contributors.