Aquascaping is a learned art form that allows you to create an underwater landscape, inspiration for many works come from both underwater locations but also natural scenes such as mountains, jungles, deserts, waterfalls and many others.


Before starting your aquascape it is best to look at other aquascape’s that have been created, a video halfway down the page should provide some great examples and inspiration.

To know Mother Nature, is to love her smallest creations

Takashi Amano

Before you create your underwater scape it is important to look at the major factors that will make this work, Although its not essential - a lowlight/no CO2 setup can be just as eyecatching.


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The Process

Assuming you have put your substrate in, connected up your CO2 and turned your lights on you are almost ready to go. So, design. I cannot give you your design but i can give you some pointers that will help the design process. rainbowfish in a natural aquascape

Ok so now it’s time to aquascape. Before we start it’s important to remember that the biggest factor in Aquascaping is imagination. The internet can only tell you so much but with your sense of view and imagination it is not hard to create something truly inspiring. Nothing is concrete, if you design something, create it and dislike it, take it down! Destroy and rebuild it as many times as you want until you are impressed.

Things to Avoid


First of all let’s look at Symmetry

The Next Factor is Shape

Foreground Middleground and Background

Creating a Mountain Styled Scape

Planting the Tank

Plant Colorations and Sizes

Recommended Fish

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