Aquascape in the Philippines
What do you need for aquascaping in the Philippines?
- Carpeting plants
- Aquarium soil
If you’re looking to start doing aquascape in the Philippines, you need to make sure that you have all the materials available. After all, aquascaping is all about putting your creativity to the test. Different aquascaping styles exist, and each have unique elements like plants, aquarium soil, driftwood, stones, and livestock. All of these work in perfect harmony to create awe-inspiring aquascaping projects that will be the envy of anyone who sees your works.
With that in mind, Aquascape Philippines has all the tools you need to bring your projects to life. Read on to find out more about their wide assortment of plants, rocks, and other ornate aquarium accessories.
Plants are first and foremost the materials that you’ll need to start a project. Aquascaping plants are typically classified according to their CO2 requirements, lighting conditions, and submersion.
For beginners who are just starting out with this unique hobby, plants like Jungle vallisneria (also known as water celery) are a good choice. Although the growth rate is typically slow, they can grow as high as 6 feet, making them a perfect addition for your aquarium’s background or foreground. They’re a popular choice and are relatively easy to maintain, making them suitable for beginners and intermediate hobbyists alike.
If you want something that’s more challenging, try out the Ammania gracilis or “graceful stem”. Have these plants as part of your aquarium to add a breath of color that can range from blush red or pale green, depending on water and light conditions. Due to the difficulty of care, it’s advised that these plants be used by an experienced aquascapist.
Let’s say you’ve already planned out your aquascape design. Sometimes, it may feel a little bare no matter how many towering stems of plants you’ve already placed there. Fortunately, there is a way for you to add more density to your aquarium. Aquascape Philippines’ carpet plants can make the perfect addition.
When it comes to carpet plants, you want to make sure that they can blend in perfectly well with the rest of the aquarium elements. You don’t want them to stick out like a sore thumb. You may also consider using plants that require relatively the same amount of care and attention.
Tripartita mini can be the perfect carpet plant starter for your aquarium. The beautiful clover-like leaf arrangements can grow for as short as 5 to 10 inches and can easily accommodate any aquarium size. Due to its fast growth rate, it won’t be long until your aquarium flourishes with greenery.
Of course, you can’t grow your plants without the right kind of soil. Apart from providing the necessary nutrients to cultivate aquatic life, the soil is essential for maintaining your aquatic plants. Healthy aquatic plants can end up benefitting livestock.
For both inexperienced and experienced aquascapists, the soil has a role to play when it comes to the plant and animal life in the aquarium. Through a combination of water change, pH level maintenance, and other good aquascaping habits, the right soil can make your aquatic environment last for a long time with very little issues.
Aquascape Philippines has a variety of aquarium soil types to choose from, like Terra Activa and ISTA Soil. Both are ideal for freshwater aquariums and other livestock such as amano shrimp.
Rocks and stones are another great addition to any aquascaping project. Like your plants, they create a more naturally-textured environment for fish to make a habitat in. Before you choose stones, you need to make sure that you already have a layout in mind. This is so that you don’t waste any time in rearranging your aquarium.
Stones that are darker in tone are better suited for your aquarium, especially if you’re taking care of a number of colorful and vibrant green varieties. You may want to check out the Black Seiryu Stone from Aquascape Philippines. The stone’s black color is lined with different streaks of light grey or white which shimmer and glow under good light sources.
Although black seiryu stones are common in Iwagumi-style aquascape layouts, they may also be used in Nature aquascaping layouts.
Like plants, stones, and animals, driftwood also helps in naturally providing your aquarium with the right nutrients it needs. It serves both a decorative and functional aspect — you can come up with driftwood arrangements of your own to create your dream aquascape.
Driftwood like Tweety Wood, for example, can be used to emulate natural environmental styles like Japanese ponds or riverbanks. As mentioned before, it’s a natural source of nutrients. In particular, the driftwoods’ tannins can produce a slightly acidic aquatic environment that can help prevent the cultivation of unwanted bacteria and other viruses.
Starting aquascape in the Philippines can be a difficult endeavor if you don’t know where to start — that is, if you’re a beginner. But if you feel like you’re experienced in this hobby, acquiring the right materials may not be as easy as it looks.
Luckily for you, Aquascape Philippines is dedicated to making your aquascaping dreams come true. From plants to driftwood, stones, substrates, lights, and more, they have everything you’ll need to start your project. Click here to check out their other products.