How to Create Aquascape with Natural Style

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How to Create Aquascape with Natural Style – Natural style Aquascape Aquarium Style is one of two main styles popular in the world of aquascaping. This natural style of Aquascape has long been introduced by Takashi Amano in 1990.

Aquascape style this one has characterized by presenting layouts views that grow naturally and is inspired by the garden’s design back Wabi-Sabi in Japan.

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The main focus of this style is paying attention to the clustering and alignment of driftwood, rocks, and water plants to create miniature landscape waters of a particular environment. The following is an example of a natural-style layout of aquascape.


How to Create Aquascape with Natural Style
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How to Create Aquascape with Natural Style


A. Techniques and Aspects of the Aquascape Natural Style

To make this natural style aquascape need two aspects that you should do. The first is design concepts to the design; the second is on stage or stage setup. Things to note on this natural style aquascape is made with just one focal point. These focal points could be a tree, a small hill, or a cliff formed using hardscape (stone), or you can also use the entire aquarium as a focal point. The focal point is the center of attention when people see your aquascape.


B. Basic Composition on the Aquascape Natural Style

Things you should do to make a natural style aquascape are choosing a good substrate for plants, identifying the characteristics of the plants you choose, and selecting the proper equipment or supporters. Not rare and gorgeous beautiful aquascape will get bids with a high price if you want to sell it, even you can get 100% profit in one package the aquascape sales already so. There are 3 General construction could be your reference in making natural-style aquascape, which are:

 1. Concave Shape (The Concave Shape)

This focuses on the position, and the plant decreases until it reaches a certain focal point.

2. Form a convex (The Convex Shape)

Construction focused on displaying the object in the Center; the focal point selected by the construction is situated in the central part. You can describe a hill, or the surrounding islands are just plain ordinary.

3. Form of the triangle (The Triangle Shape)

The form of construction focusing on the height of the plants, hardscape, or visual balance are used and regulated in such a way with a high cascading from one side to the other.


C. Plant used For a natural Style Aquascape

The selection of aquatic plants for the natural style aquascape is vital. Unlike the Netherlands, styled on the aquascape this natural style, we can use plants of the same species in the same tank. Common plants used in this aquascape natural style include:

  • Various types of plants such as ferns: Windelove, Java Fern, etc.
  • Wide variety of plants such as carpet Hairgrass, Riccia fluitans, Glossotigma, Echinodorus tenellus, Elatine Hydropiper Cuba, HC, Sagittaria Subulata, Baby Tears, Monte Carlo.
  • The different types of plants: moss Fissiden, Flame of Moss, Moss, Erect Christmas Moss, Minipelia, Java Moss, Peacock Moss, Spiky Moss, Weeping, etc.


D. Aquascape fish used for Natural Style

Some aspects that became considerations in choosing the right fish to aquascape Natural style this is the behavior of fish that do not undermine our way of life, a group of fish, the relatively small size of fish to keep the scale of the environment that you will form in the aquascape and select fish with interesting and unique colors. Examples of fish that fall into all of the above criteria are the Red Neon Tetra, NeonTetra, Guppy Rasbora, Cardinal, and many more.


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