For some of us, spending lots of money isn't possible and we look to alternative ways to achieve our goals. Money saving skills are probably more noticeable when it comes to decorating our aquariums. Depending on the type of aquarium your aiming for, you can easily pick up some nice rocks or river stones, gravel, wood and fallen leaves from most local woodland areas or riversides.
Now, obviously to create an aquascape you have to use aquarium safe products. Not all wood and rock you may come across will be suitable and these could come with disastrous results. These come in the form of the following:
- Pollution from traffic
- contaminated waterways
- rocks containing high levels of metals
- wood containing sap
- leaves from unsuitable trees
- Lava Rock
- Petrified wood
So to achieve a lovely natural looking aquarium on a small budget grab your boots and head out into the wild. You never know what treasure you might find.
Just remember to get permission first if your walking on private land.
I want to see everyones locally sourced aquascapes so feel free to share your photos with Lothian Fishkeepers facebook group.
Thanks for reading guys...