Even in aquatics trends develop, such as the boom with shrimps, aquascaping or biotope aquatics. Have you ever heard of aquascaping aquariums or biotope aquariums? You can find everything you need to know about the latest trends here.
Aquascaping aquariums excite and fascinate almost everyone: Beautiful landscapes with living plants, stones and wood lead the observer to think and to dream. There are neither requirements nor restrictions: Anything you like goes. You don’t need a large aquarium to aquascape. There is now even an aquascaping championship for nano aquariums! Anyone wanting to keep their aquascaping aquarium in a beautiful condition long-term needs perfect plant growth, which is impossible without basic fertilization, a lot of light and a substantial CO2 fertilization. In contrast to “normal” aquariums, a lot of water plants and higher quantities of liquid fertilizer and CO2 are necessary. You can disregard the recommended dosage in the product instructions, it generally has to be exceeded substantially. An iron test is ideal to determine to correct fertilizer quantities.
There is nothing more exciting and more instructive than biotope (habitat) aquatics! Here the aquarium is set up taking nature as an example: substrate, stones or wood look completely natural. Animals and plants originate from the reproduced region. Before setting it up it’s best to find out more about the region you wish to reproduce. Then you have to get suitable decoration material to reproduce the natural biotope as exactly as possible. The fish, possibly invertebrates, and the plants all need to come from this habitat too. But of course breeds are allowed! The result is a real piece of nature in the living room! You couldn’t get more animal friendly and more natural!