We have said time and again that aquascaping design is an art. In other words, Aquascaping is a project whose level of perfect depends on your creativity and the limits of your thinking. If you are a beginner, though, you still have to learn the nitty gritty of creating a perfect aquarium. Here is a guide for you.
The planning phase is usually the trickiest part. As advised on Totally the Bomb, planning for the project should come first.
Plan according to the space you have. You obviously don’t want to buy a tank larger than the space you plan to put it in. I suggest pre-measuring the space intended to house the aquarium that way when you are buying one, you know exactly the size you can get.
After all, every project must have a plan to succeed. This obvious thing doesn’t need a constant reminder.
According to Business Insider, you need to determine the type of water to use on your aquarium. And then, stick to it throughout the project.
Although saltwater fish can be extremely exotic, they cost significantly more than freshwater fish. Also, saltwater fish come with unique challenges; these fish often refuse to eat when they first enter the aquarium, and their tanks require much more upkeep. This being said, once the nitrogen cycle is established, the water quality in saltwater tanks maintains better than the water in freshwater tanks, partly due to the live rock in saltwater tanks.
For beginners, it is best to use fresh water all the time. That’s because fresh water aquariums are always easy to maintain.
According to Pet Helpful, the most important – and perhaps the more demanding – task is to maintain the aquarium.
So for the first six weeks or so, you should do water changes weekly. Most fish keepers would recommend regular water changes of about 10 to 20 percent of the tank water every two weeks. However, because the ammonia levels are going to be pretty high for the next three to four weeks of the cycle, it is recommend to do these water changes weekly to reduce the ammonia levels so the fish will not die.
Maintaining an aquarium is hard work. You need to dedicate enough to it. That’s the only way you can be sure you have a good project in place.
I should say that there is no one-size-fits-all formula as far as this art goes. But, you do have to keep in mind that it is important to observe the basics of aquascaping design if you are to get things right from the word go.