Home & Garden Garden Aquascapes: The Art of Creating Delicate Underwater Gardens By Laura Moss Writer University of South Carolina Laura Moss is a journalist with more than 15 years of experience writing about science, nature, culture, and the environment. our editorial process Laura Moss Updated June 05, 2017 Share Twitter Pinterest Email Home & Garden Planting Guides Indoor Gardening Urban Farms Insects The highly competitive world of aquascaping — artfully arranging aquatic plants, rocks and other objects in an aquarium — combines biology, design, landscaping and a great deal of patience. Although the tanks range in size, aquascapers often work with aquariums no larger than one you might keep in your home. Many of the tanks contain less than 100 gallons of water. It can take months or even years to complete an aquascape, but the finished products are nothing short of amazing. Check out some of the finalists from the Eastern European Planted Aquarium Design Contest, which took place in Moscow in November. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * All photos courtesy of Unitex Laura Moss is an editor and writer at Mother Nature Network.