'Underwater gardening' picks up steam in Singapore

Aquascaping hobbyist Dennis Wong, 35, pictured with two of his past aquascape designs. He enjoys the science behind aquascaping and likes to use plants that are challenging to grow.
Aquascaping hobbyist Dennis Wong, 35, pictured with two of his past aquascape designs. He enjoys the science behind aquascaping and likes to use plants that are challenging to grow.PHOTO: COURTESY OF DENNIS WONG
An aquascape done by Sun Pets & Aquariums. These days, setting up an aquarium is not just about putting in marbles or a filter, but involves a lot of thought and craft, in an activity called aquascaping.
An aquascape done by Sun Pets & Aquariums. These days, setting up an aquarium is not just about putting in marbles or a filter, but involves a lot of thought and craft, in an activity called aquascaping.ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG

SINGAPORE - Mr Dennis Wong spends two hours a week tending to around 40 varieties of plants at home, trimming the leaves and adding fertiliser to the soil.

But there is no need to water the plants - they are already submerged underwater, in a fish tank filled with 15 types of plants including the bushy, bright green myriophyllum "guyana", as well as lava rock and coral red pencilfish.

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