Here are 5 Benefits of Aquascape, Not Only to Decorate the Aquarium
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Aquascape is the art of crafting in decorating an aquarium with plants, fish, rocks, and grass. According to The Spruce Pets, some wood can absorb tannins in the water which may be beneficial for plants and fish.
A fusion of ecosystems can be made in an aquascape for beautification since the focus of the craft is on the value of beauty. Aquascape treatments depend on the chosen fashion. Fashioning the aquarium to be like nature tends to require minimal maintenance. However, it might quite be troublesome to keep too many aquatic plants for small fishes are fond of hiding. This causes difficulty when cleaning the aquarium.
The most important maintenance in aquascape is removing dead plants. Trimming aquatic plants to match their beauty. And preserve water quality for ornamental plants and fish.
Benefits of aquascaping
Cited from Aquarium Info, there are several benefits of aquatic plants with the use of the aquascape crafting technique:
1. Reduce algae
Algae growth in aquariums can be swift. Several types of plants have the same nutritional requirement as those needed by algae. Therefore, it is better if the plant for the aquarium also grows quickly. For example, stem plants. If planting an anubias nana as an algae control plant, it may be lacking in nutrients due to slow growth.
2. Maintain water oxygen levels
Aquatic plants in an aquarium have the benefit of oxidizing. Just like a plant in soil, aquatic plants do photosynthesis and release oxygen into the water. At the same time, plants consume carbon dioxide exhaled from fish.
3. Imitating natural habitat
Fish that are kept in an aquarium tend to be freshwater species from rivers or natural streams. Through the use of the aquascape technique, the aquarium can be made identical to the fish's natural habitat.
4. Fish shelter
Some types of fish can be more aggressive than others. Creating a landscape in the aquarium can provide shelter for other fish so that they would not be provoked. It also provides a safe place to lay eggs.
The substrate has significance for aquatic plants. There are different types of substrates such as wood, stone, sand and soil. The substrate is not only a provider of plant nutrients but also beautifies the aquarium. Plants with a good root system will hold the substrate and avoid damage from aggressive fish or water filters.
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