Decorative Freshwater

An Aquascape Philosophy for a Desktop Aquarium

An Aquascape Philosophy for a Desktop Aquarium

Even this 5 gallon desktop aquarium can be interesting and project an effective aquascape philosophy when executed properly. Here Red Wag Platies provide a dramatic contrast to the more muted colors of the plants and stones. Limiting the fish species yet using a suifficiently sized group adds to the effect, and is at the same time a sustainable approach to making such a charming aquarium practical long term. Aquarium maintenance on a tank this size can be easy, but consistency is the key– 40-50% weekly is the regimen we follow. Red Wag Platies (being a livebearer) will likely reproduce in the aquarium and over time the population would need to be thinned out, so having a good destination for the extra fish is indeed a good idea.

Freshwater Aquarium in a Modern Interior
Freshwater Aquarium in a Modern Interior (aquarium detail)
Dual Decorative Freshwater Aquariums in a Billiard Room
An Aquascape Breaks the Surface–and the Rules.
A Red Discus Themed Aquascape 
An Aquascape for Gold Gourami
A Custom Freshwater Aquarium and Pop Art
An Aquascape Philosophy for a Desktop Aquarium
Effective Aquascape Design in a Desktop Aquarium 
A Built-in Aquarium in a Traditional Ornate interior
A Built-in Aquarium in a Traditional Ornate interior
The Soft Effect of a Coceptual Decorative Freshwater Aquarium
A Built-in Aquarium with Custom Cabinetry 
A Colorful Freshwater Aquarium in a Commercial Reception Area 
A Vibrant, Colrful Freshwater Aquarium Scene 
A Paludarium-style Installation for a Commercial Space
A Paludarium-style Installation for a Commercial Space
A Classic Decorative Freshwater Aquascape witrh Driftwood and Stones
An Entryway Aquarium Installation
An Aquascaped Aquarium featuring Gourami
A Freshwater Aquarium Scene of Wonderful Color  
Custom Built-In Aquarium and Cabinetry