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Aquascape Designs

Aquascape Design Concepts


Aquascaping is the craft of arranging aquatic plants, as well as rocks, stones, caves, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium—in effect, gardening under water. Aquascape designs include a number of distinct styles, moods, themes including the garden-like Dutch style and the Japanese-inspired nature style. Typically, an aquascape can perfectly finished with fish houses as well as water plants, also it is possible to create an aquascape with plants only, or even work with rockwork or other hardscape with no plants.

Although the first priority of aquascaping is an artful underwater landscape creation, the technical aspects of aquatic plant maintenance must also be taken into consideration seriously. Many factors must be balanced in the closed system of an aquarium tank to ensure the success of an aquascape. These factors include filtration, maintaining carbon dioxide at levels sufficient to support photosynthesis underwater, substrate and fertilization, lighting, and algae control.


1) Natural Inspirations from surrounding 

2) “ the Golden Ratio “ 

This ratio has been used in many forms of art and has been successful at pleasing the human eye. It would be best applied to medium sized aquariums too. (See the diagram)

3) Creating Perspective Layouts: U Shape, Triangle and the Island’s.

U-shape from frontal view:

U shape of top view:

Triangle of frontal view:

Triangle of top view:

 

Red lines - The Golden Ratio grid

Green and Blue lines - The Triangles

 

4) The Strata Line

When using slate or other sedimentary material the strata line is probably the single most important design element in achieving a natural look with a sense of scale. Continuity and consistency of strata are vital or rockwork can resemble little more than a pile of rubble. We can use 40° or less, from horizontal and continue the same angle in the positioning of all rocks and stones, more or less right across the aquarium. (See diagram)

5) Order VS Chaos

The magnifying/compressing optical effect of a full tank may lead you to different conclusions but the simple act of filling this glass box with water is to wave a magic wand transforming what was a few angled stones and grit into a mystical underwater world.

6) Colors and Textures

Colorful Plants and Patterned Rocks combination may build up some kind of sense with a theme and mood for your aquarium.

7) Minimalism Aquascape 

 simple but easier to catch the rhythms of nature. 

8) Lighting and Substrates

important issues for giving a great biological system for plants and fish.

References:
1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquascaping
2) http://www.leonardosreef.com/2012/09/design-and-aquascape-your-aquarium/
3) http://www.aquaec.net/intermediate-aquascaping-guide/


To find PAK WO AQUARIUM for making your dream aquarium/terrarium, let us design, think out and build! For more information on booking and enquiry, please simply send us email through info@pakwoaquarium.com and call us by + 852 2391 3228, we will reply shortly with a proper quotation.

 

REQUEST:

Any inquires about our aquascape design service, please send us an email info@pakwoaquarium.com or fax to +852 2391 8628 with specific information on size of fish tank and favorite aquascape design concepts.

 

The quotation will be done within one week and the design process will be started after your payment. 

 

One illustration will be sent for your approval. When everything is finalised, our technician will confirm you the date and time for setup.

 

*Our aquascape setup is guaranteed for one month.