Hardscape and aquascape stones
Your aquarium consists of various components. First and foremost you have your aquarium substrate. You also have beautiful plants and gorgeous fish. An unmissable component is the hardscape. It's sometimes called the heart of the aquascape. You can choose from stones or wood. Of course, you can also combine the two. The hardscape is the centrepiece of your aquascape design. This makes choosing the right stones, such as Seiryu stones, for example, an important task. The use of the right stones for your project ensures that your aquarium develops a unique look. Most people prefer to choose one big stone and lay a few smaller ones next to it. You choose the plants that will be in your aquarium in function of that large stone. Hardscaping is an unmissable component of your aquascaping adventure. Choosing the right aquascape stones, is always a really enjoyable task!
Why special aquascape stones?
We usually see a lot of chaos in nature. Stones, wood and plants on top of one another. Nothing seems to be in the perfect spot within the whole and nothing is set. Yet nature still looks lovely. It's is the example of what most people would like to imitate in their aquarium. You can't make this natural style with stones taken from nature. You need special aquascape stones for this. Are you already using these stones? Then you can be confident that your aquarium won't suffer from mysterious ailments. Many people use Seiryu stones because they look so lovely. Of course, it's really important that you maintain the stones in your aquarium properly. Before you even put the stones in your aquarium, you must clean them thoroughly.
Decorating with aquascape stones
There's always a distinction to be made between stones which don't affect the water at all and stones that make it a tad harder. Stones such as lava stones and dragon stones don't influence the water quality at all. Seiryu stones and maple leaf rocks do make the water a bit harder. There's nothing wrong with that. Definitely not if you ensure that there's the right amount of CO2 in your aquarium. Decorating your aquarium with stones such as Seiryu stones will ensure that your aquarium has a rustic and natural look.
What aquascape stones do we have?
You'll find everything you need for your aquarium in our online shop. Because of this, our range of aquascape stones is also quite extensive. All our stones have been thoroughly tested. This way you can be confident that you are going to set to work exclusively with very high quality materials.
In our online store you'll find, among other things:
- Ryuoh stone
- Dragon stone
- Black Ryuoh stone
- Black lava stone
- Seiryu stone
- Red lava stone
- Riccia stone
- Black Ryuoh stone
- Petrified wood
- Maple leaf rock
- Relief stone
Additionally, we also sell special thread that you can use to attach your Riccia to stones. Thanks to the thread's green colour, it's barely visible.
Popular Seiryu stones
These stones are extremely popular with aquarium hobbyists. They have a distinctly characteristic look. This is mostly the result of the contrast between the light-coloured stones and the fresh green of the aquarium plants. Although the stones often look a bit dusty when they are out of the water, they always look beautiful once submerged again!
Other aquascape accessories
When starting out as an aquarium keeper, it's useful to be able to find all your things in one place. This is certainly the case with our online shop. Our online shop is full of everything from the smallest accessories to the largest must-haves in the aquascaping world. What do you need when you first set out on your aquascaping adventure?
- An aquarium that meets your wishes;
- A good, nutrient-rich substrate;
- Lighting that doesn't only allow your plants to grow but that also looks great;
- Stones that give substance to your aquarium where you want it;
- Plants that create the look you are after;
- Plant fertiliser for keeping your plants healthy;
- CO2 systems;
- Materials for measuring water quality;
- Tools specially designed for aquascaping
Our online shop is open 24/7. This means you no longer need to traipse around lots of shops in the hope of finding all the aquascaping products you're after. We test and try all our products for quality. This way you can be confident that you are going to set to work exclusively with very high quality materials. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. You can come straight to us for advice about aquascaping.