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Aquascaping, or how to recreate a landscape in my aquarium

Aquascaping, or how to recreate a landscape in my aquarium

Aquascaping is an art in its own right. It consists in designing an unsurpassed aquatic landscape, based on coherence and harmony. In absolute terms, aquascaping gives way to the natural and is a real source of emotions. Each aquascaper can find its style and reveal itself as an artist, creator of aquatic universes that are both aesthetic and highly beneficial for their well-being. Gardening underwater is another approach to the plant world and can quickly become addictive.

Aquascaping: between artistic landscape and relaxation area

Aquascaping has been practiced in Asia for several decades. It is an original concept still fairly confidential in Europe. It is essentially based on the conception of an aquatic universe with absolute respect for the natural needs of the flora. Like a masterpiece, aquascaping could be summed up in an aquatic landscape recreated by an artist in an aquarium or paludarium, in order to generate emotions. Aquascaping is essential if you want to create a relaxation area, a place of well-being and contemplation, both aesthetic and timeless.

This art of gardening underwater is achievable by any aquascaper

Gardening underwater is possible even for neophytes. It is enough to respect the needs of aquatic plants. But it is quite possible to call on a specialist to learn this art or have an oasis of serenity imbued with spectacular beauty. Original, the aquatic garden will have all the assets to surprise and amaze.

The essential elements to get started in aquascaping

Wood, aquatic plants, tropical terrestrial plants, various rocks, roots are essential natural raw materials for the creation of an aquatic landscape magnified by subtle lighting. You can start with a medium-sized aquarium or a paludarium. With a little practice, it will then be quite possible to give free rein to your imagination and your sensitivity to tend towards the creation of a unique aquatic landscape related to the work of art. A good knowledge of this universe is only an advantage. Among the many schools in this field, one cannot ignore the influence of the Dutch school, excellent source of inspiration for the aquascapers of the moment. We can also take inspiration from the biggest contemporary aquascapers like Takashi Amano for example.

All landscapes can be recreated in a natural aquarium

To dominate aquascaping is to give birth to an aquatic landscape giving the impression of minimal human intervention. In any case, it is possible to recreate or invent a multitude of aquatic or exotic landscapes through aquascaping, provided that the soil (hardscape) is suitable for plants. Lake of the tropics, tropical undergrowth, banks of an exotic river are all sources of inspiration. Each plant brings its own beauty to creation, just like fossilized wood, rocks of various tones and textures as well as the clarity of the water or the colors of the hardscape. Aquascaping allows you to take advantage at all times of a firework of colors and the exuberance of a multitude of plants.

Aquascaping has direct effects on well-being

In Asia as in the four corners of the world, aquascaping has, in addition to its highly aesthetic character, an indisputable influence on well-being. Its virtues are relaxing. Nothing like setting up a natural aquarium with wild and authentic accents in a bathroom or bedroom. At the show, it becomes the main decorative asset and also brings its de-stressing power. This sublimation of nature finds its place in all rooms of the house.