Friday, 18 February 2011

Steps in designing aquascape

How to make beautiful aquascape in your home?
These are steps to make it:
1. Putting in place a flat aquarium
2. Washing the sand until it was clean, until the fine dust is not visible anymore
3. Sprinkle some sand into the aquarium
4. Fertilizer sprinkled thinly but evenly
5. Stirring the sand and fertilizer, and then leveled
6. Insert remaining clean sand on top of the mixture, while making the contour. The front of at least 5 cm, and then getting behind the higher.
7. Insert a stone or wood ornaments that have been washed before. Keep as natural as possible so it does not seem stif.
8. Filling the aquarium with water as much as half the volume of the aquarium. Charging is done by providing a plastic placemat or plate to avoid damaging the surface of the sand and make make the water turbid
9. Preparing for the plants to be used, and do the planting in accordance with the desired layout    
10. Filling the water back up to full and put the entire installation, such as filters and lights.


Friday, 11 February 2011

Aquascape's Composition

The composition of such aquascape garden composition. The size, texture, character growth and color gradation on the basis of high and low compiled, so it looks from every direction dimension. The composition of these plants can also be combined with complementary hard materials of stone and wood that have been fossilized as an ornament. Use rocks for freshwater aquarium is not recommended, because of the high lime content of the rock can affect the quality of water that cause negative for plant growth.

Environmental water needs of crops grown close. The need of light such as light beam is obtained through the quality resembles natural light. To aquascape should use tubular fluorescent lamps. Advantages: saving energy and light produced evenly but do not generate heat. The downside: limited intensity so that will be effective when placed at a maximum height of 60 cm from the surface of the aquarium water. As an illustration, the aquarium size 70 x 70 x 60 cm (height) using powerful lighting 7000 Kelvin with a capacity of 150 watts which is turned on for 8 hours a day.

The temperature in the water is maintained so as not to exceed 26 degrees Celsius, because more than that can cause unhealthy plants grow slowly even be dead. To maintain water temperature to use additional equipment that is controlled chiller that serves the same with air conditioned (AC) with a portable system that is connected with water through the pipe installation. Levels of carbon dioxide in water maintained in a balanced condition so that the process of life in the water is running normally. To control CO2 levels are used indicator is placed in the water. Change the color of the indicator shows the CO2 content in the water.

Preparation of aquascape

Aquascape is divided into two namely freshwater and seawater. However, a second type of aquascape was much more difficult than the first. However aquascaping freshwater species also takes time to learn to can produce a aquarium with a miniature ecosystem liking. To make the aquascape is required at least 1 fruit Aquarium, silica sand, water, acylating CO2, and filters to filter the water.

 According to a survey, aquascaping is a hobby of both the most demanding in the world after the photography.


Aquascape is art of aquarium arrangement.
If you like the natural atmosphere, maybe you should try to park in the water. This park is unique, because the entire park is in the water (submerged). Simply put, you have a garden that was in the aquarium (aquascape). But more major aquascape garden care than the fish. Because not all types of fish suitable to live with a number of dominant plant species existing in aquarium. Some types of fish disturbed by the presence of plants growing around it. But there are types who like to destroy crops of fish such as goldfish species.
The principle is the presence of the plant became part of the ecosystem balance in the water. Fish need oxygen for breathing, release carbon dioxide as waste products. Plants will absorb carbon dioxide as raw materials of photosynthesis process to convert into food for. Another advantage, the plant serves as a biofilter to absorb fish feces and urine which could eventually result in toxicity to the growth of the fish itself.

Aquatic plants such as crops grown on land, using the growing medium in the form of quartz sand mixed with a special fertilizer that is produced specifically for the aquascape. So that looks clean and the plant held in the planting medium, medium surface covered again with sand that is still clean (without fertilizer mixture) and the contoured surface is made to make it look dimensional.

Saturday, 5 February 2011


Verticulture is a method of farming in a narrow area which is placed vertically (nested). Suitable for those who have a hobby farming, but land is limited.
Verticulture quite popular because the results obtained can be as much as when farming in the wider area. Usually the plants cultivated by using paint cans are made bunk. Be endowed with a frame made of wood or metal such as rack.
Verticulture also suitable place at home. In a narrow area, in the alley beside the house, for example, planting all the plants directly into the ground, is not possible. Instead, you can choose the pot. Create a wooden or metal shelves, stacking pots of plants were there.
It could also make a rack on the wall. Hanging pots, also one verticulure cultivation. In order to accommodate more plants, hanging two pots in a single order rope.
Creating a garden in this way is different from him directly on the soil surface. Choice of plants differs. Parks verticulture much use of pots, so choose plants that canopy leaves are not too wide. Tongue-in-law, cactus, suplir, ferns, etc., could be an option. For hanging pots can select plants whose leaves hung down, it looks more attractive.
Do not forget, take care of these plants in order to stay beautiful.