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Reviving His Interest in Aquariums and Aquascapes

Despite DS being busy with school work he finds time to revive his interest in aquariums. This is how his new aquarium looks. It’s bare for now but will add more plants and whatnot in the coming days.

It contains only pieces of woods and pebbles for now.

DS has accumulated at least eight aquariums and left with four over the years.

Just to show you how his interest in maintaining aquariums looked in the past, here’s my previous posts about it. 

This was K’s first set of aquarium which I posted in June 2013.

7-month old goldfish
Betta fish

The bigger aquarium, the better.

This is a 29-gallon aquarium which DS considered a dream come true because he truly wanted a big aquarium. It was complete with plastic plants, hardscape, and other accessories.

Aquascaping ideas

DS first time to do *aquascaping. He set this up by removing the plastic plants with live plants and adding some stones and pebbles.
Another aquascaping design by DS. Pterygoplichthys or Janitor fish is a genus of South American armored catfishes.
We were happy to have these baby fishes. Unfortunately they didn’t live long as they were eaten by other fishes in the aquarium.

DS temporarily stop aquascaping when he got busy with high school and settle with a simple aquarium setup until now.

Will share more pictures as his aquarium project progresses. 

* According to wikipedia, aquascaping is the craft of arranging aquatic plants, as well as rocks, stones, cavework, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium—in effect, gardening under water.

Aquascape

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This is the same aquarium that my son set-up two months ago. He changed most of the features, removed the artificial plants and replaced them with live plants. What he did is called aquascaping.

According to wikipedia, aquascaping is the craft of arranging aquatic plants, as well as rocks, stones, cavework, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium—in effect, gardening under water.

A dream come true

My son got his birthday gift in advance – a 29-gallon aquarium complete with plants, hardscape, and other accessories. He’s been requesting for this large aquarium since he got interested in keeping gold fish. Hubby realized this is just the perfect time to give the birthday boy his long-time dream.  Happy birthday, son!