Aquascaping can be a tricky and a highly specialized landscaping element. It not just comprises design principles, but also applying them to the aquarium for creating spectacular looking spaces. There are several styles, layouts and design elements to pick from.
Here are some pointers from HoganConstruction.com before boasting of an impressive looking aquascape.
Keep It Simple
By its nature, aquascapes are focal points of any décor and look inspiringly beautiful. Avoid incorporating too many elements that clash and kill the look of the aquascape. Don’t include a lot of vegetation of too many different types of fish. Retain the visual elements by keeping it varied yet simple. Too much color and conflicting elements can appear jarring.
Balance It Out
Balancing it out to create harmony is the essence of creating a perfect aquascape. Ensure that the aquascape has as much free space as filled up space. Huge leafy plants can take away from the dimensions and proportion of your aqua space. Try to include small and mid-sized plants that can stand out by offering enough open space.
Persistence and After Care
Be prepared to redo and undo several elements of your aquascape to know what works and doesn’t. From the lighting to the plants to the decorations, everything will have to be reconstructed and dismantled periodically to help you experiment with different looks. The aquascape will also need persistence, cleaning, lots of maintenance and after-care. This can be in the form of disinfecting the space, changing water and cleaning the outer part of the aquarium and simple ways to wash gravel.
Few other landscaping elements look as stunning as an aquascape. It needs to feature simplicity, balance space and complete nurturing to maintain its elegance.