Low tech aquascaping is probably the oldest type of aquascaping. Long before all the high tech gadgets we have today, hobbyists managed to not only keep plants but to keep them in beautiful arrangements we now call aquascapes.
In episode 31, Jurijs and I break down low tech aquascaping and tell you how to set up your very own. Have a listen!
What is low tech aquascaping?
Most people associate low tech aquascaping with easy to maintain aquariums. Oliver Knott’s Pebble Beach pictured on the left is one example of an easy to maintain aquascape. It has a haunting beauty to it even though it doesn’t have any plants. Instead, Oliver used his skills to perspective and dynamic lines to convey interest.
A low tech aquascape can also be heavy maintenance but have little or no technology. Think of a fertile substrate aquarium that requires water changes for filtration and nutrient management.
In this episode, we discuss how we would go about setting up a low tech aquascape.
- Defining a low tech aquascape
- Lighting, filtration, substrate
- Plants that work for low tech aquascapes
Image credit: The aquarium in the featured image above is courtesy of Nathan Bokhara (akwaskape on Instagram)