• Personal Aquariums

    Hardscape… not too hard to scape!

    This is my first real planted aquarium hardscape, but I’ve had plenty of experience creating aquascapes for my saltwater reef tanks. The basic principles are the same, just different materials. The number one factor when it comes to creating a stunning aquascape is composition. There are “rules” you can follow if you are new to the concept of composition. Mainly, the “rule of thirds”. As seen in the diagram above, the rule of thirds says that the most pleasing composition occurs when the main subject of the image lands where the lines intersect. In this case, the apple. And even further, the stem and leaf, which are the more interesting…

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