Aquascaping is the best way to make your aquarium stand out from the rest. When Aquascaping you want something that catches the eyes of others and brings their attention to the tank and that was my goal. I wanted a tank with a eye catching slick design.
My materials were a 10 gallon tank 10 random shaped stones sand and some backup gravel from another tank project. I wanted to find a way to put the stones to separate the sand and gravel, but I was not sure how I wanted to do it. I thought “should I put the sand on the left side and the gravel on the right side and separate it by the stones. No that would be weird maybe I should put the sand and the gravel and mix them together and just not use stones,” (I don’t know what I was thinking) but that was a terrible idea. At last I thought of the idea where I could put a sand bed in the front side of the tank put the big stones in the middle and put the gravel in the back. I had looked up a few examples and decided that was what I wanted to do, now all that was left was to put the tank’s scape together.
Assembling the Aquascape
Assembling the aquascape was not to hard it just took time to clean/rinse off the sand, stones, and gravel. After I was done Rinsing everything off I put it all in the tank. I placed all the sand in a layer in the front half of the tank put the stones to separate the front and back half. Then I placed down all the gravel in the back half of the tank and started filling the tank with water. Filling the tank up was kind of slow because I was using a gravel vacuum to cycle all the water in slowly so it wouldn’t rough and move around the Aquascape. This is was the tank looked like after filling it up and adding a black backdrop.
Adding plants to the tank was my next step for this scape I wasn’t really sure what kind of plants I wanted to put in this tank so I went to my local store to pick some out. My local store did not have the best options for plants but I wanted something to cover that back of my tank where the gravel was. So I got some wisteria, A type of Ludwigia and I do not exactly remember what the last kind of plant was. All the plants that i placed in the tank are shown in the image below.
The plants on the very left is what I am not sure what they are. The plant in the middle is the type of Ludwigia and the plant on the far right is the wisteria.
Last but not least we have the Fish. At first I wanted to get a blue strand of guppy’s but after some more consideration I came to the conclusion of I wanted to try a different kind of fish. I came up with pygmy corydoras and Chili Rasboras. After doing some more research on these two kinds of fish I made my mind up that these were the fish I wanted to get. I called my local fish store to see if they had pygmy corydoras and chili rasboras in stock and they did. I was planning on going to by them that week