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How to Make Your Own Aquascape With Low Cost

Did you know that I like fish, this interest in fish has existed since I was a child, yes, at the age of elementary school children. This is strongly influenced by the activities of my parents as farmers, so that since childhood I often went to the fields. And in this rice field I have a lot of direct contact with fish.

Did you know that I like fish, this interest in fish has existed since I was a child, yes, at the age of elementary school children. This is strongly influenced by the events of my parents as farmers, so since childhood I often go to the fields. And it is in this rice field that I have a lot of personal contact with fish.

The fish in the rice fields are not diverse, in my area the local fish that are often found are bekos fish such as cursed fish but smaller in size. There is another fish syringe or called cethol fish.

I also often meet wader fish, although not often, because usually these fish live in rivers, not in rice fields. Besides fish, I also often receive rice eels. These eels can be found by fishing or accidentally hoeing.

I was so happy with fish, I was obsessed with having an aquarium when I was in elementary school. But because I had no money and it was impossible to ask my parents to buy me an aquarium, the reason was that the money I had was only enough to meet my daily needs, I had to go with my mother to do the work.

I worked at a jellyfish parlor for a month paying 15,000/day to be able to shop for an aquarium. At that time, doing work in the jellyfish fishing area was not in the interest of a kid my age, the reason was that apart from a full day's struggle between 8 am and 5 pm, the fish catch area really smelled.

I had to soak in the jellyfish-smelling pool all day so the smell lingered on my skin and was very difficult to get rid of. Usually when I first soak in the tub, it takes 3 days to be able to avoid this fragrance.

Eh, why digress, instead of the theme of this post is about how to make your own aquascape at a low cost. Well, I will focus on that theme. Getting to know Aquascape Aquascape is an aquarium or container (generally made of glass or transparent object) which is designed as naturally as possible to create an ecosystem of aquatic life so that it looks like conditions in nature together. Usually by combining aquatic plants, rocks, aquatic animals, wood and other objects commonly found in water. This is the definition of aquascape based on my own definition.

If you refer to the understanding that many people agree on, aquascape is more about the art of controlling flora, rocks, wood, aquatic animals so that they are like natural conditions together. People also call gardening in water or creating a water garden. Apart from the definitions above, I think you know what aquascape is.

Buying a ready-made aquascape is of course expensive, if you check it at online stores, the price can be up to tens of millions, of course you can see from the size and materials used. For me, buying an aquascape in finished form is not included in my wish list, the reason being that I don't have much money. So to have a beautiful and inexpensive aquascape we need to make it ourselves. That way we can minimize the cost many times over.

No need to be upset if you are not proficient in this art, because anyone can make it easily and with good results. I have shown myself the results of my own souvenirs.

What you need to understand is about the materials used. I will help you make a list of what materials are needed. Aquascape Materials The materials I share here can be obtained from your own search, but some must be obtained by buying because you cannot make them yourself. But with the minimum cost possible. The materials you need to prepare are:

1. Aquarium Or Transparent Container

This material is mandatory for you to obtain especially before planning to make an aquascape, the reason is that this material is used as a container to accommodate other materials. Make sure the container is watertight aka it doesn't leak, the reason is that if it leaks there is no use at all.

You can make this container yourself using glass and glass glue (glue gun), but if you think this is too busy, you can buy it directly from the aquarium maker.

Important, you don't need to buy an aquarium that has a lot of decorations because it will increase the purchase cost, you can just buy a plain aquarium without decorations, because aquascapes are more focused on decoration in the interior, not the exterior.

Regarding size, I prefer a medium-sized aquarium, at least under 1 m x 0.5 m, the smaller the better, for example 50 cm x 20 cm. The minimalist concept is actually more cost effective.

But it depends on you, if you have more money, buying or creating a large aquascape is also just as good. Remember, friends, this does not depend on the size of the aquarium, but more concentrated on the aesthetics (beauty) of the aquscape itself.

I suggest you shop for a bent glass aquarium or a curved glass aquarium to make it look more good looking. Because this type of aquarium neutralizes the bulkhead appearance commonly seen in ordinary glass junction aquariums.

2. Water Pump

What I understand is that there are two types of aquarium water pumps, namely the type of pump that goes into the water (inside the aquarium) and water pump that is outside the aquarium (external). But according to their function, both are the same.

The function of the water pump is to create circulation (turnover) of water by being sucked in and sprayed out by the device, so that the oxygen content in the water is still available while cleaning the dirt in the aquarium itself.

Especially for small aquariums that are used as an aquascape, I recommend using an external pump to make space in the aquarium more economical. Actually using an internal pump that goes into the water is also possible, but if your aquarium is small, it will definitely take up space that might be decorated with other objects.

3. Aquatic Plants

Mandatory things that must be in the aquascape are aquatic plants. Why is it mandatory, yes, the reason is that this is the most dominated panoramic aesthetic enhancer. Live plants make your aquascape look natural, besides that, plants are also a natural habitat for fish and shrimp.

There is a special flora that lives in water. And the average water plant is easy to develop if you know the needs of this plant.

At first I also had difficulties when planting these aquatic plants in the aquascape, but after knowing how, these plants grew well and instead had to be sliced ​​often so that they did not fill the aquascape space.

Some aquatic plants you can get directly in the fields, in swamps or in rivers, but make sure that these plants do live in water. But if you have doubts about these types of flora, you can buy them directly at the merchant. Usually yes at the fish seller.

There is no need to shop for aquatic flora in large quantities because the price is not disappointingly expensive. You simply buy a few pieces of aquatic flora with various types, then plant them when setting (aquscape settings) for the first time. It would be better if this plant grew up with other living things that were put into the aquascape.

4. Special Rocks

5. Malang Sand (optional)

6. Aquascape Special Fish

7. Aquascape Special Conch

8. Small Shrimp

9. Small Wooden Trunk

10. Aquascape Special Lights

Actually, I still want to review the other 7 titles, but I think this post will be very long. We'd better use it for discussion, yes, it seems more exciting.