Christmas is right around the corner and you have to think about what you will buy for the ones you love. Since most of your friends share your passion, you want to buy them something useful, yet nice at the same time.
In general, it’s better to avoid buying fish or other creatures. You don’t know if your friend wants them or if he or she can take care of them, so focus on something practical.
Be creative and stay away from stereotypes—a cup with an inscription is probably not a very good idea. So what are the best gifts for aquascapers?
Here is a suggestion list:
Encyclopedia of aquarium plants
If your friend is quieter than others and enjoys a good book, you can combine two passions and get a book that will help decipher what plants to choose, how to plant them, and how to make them grow to their full potential.
This book is the key to many plants problems, so it will be a real pleasure for anyone to read it.
Luffy Giant Marimo Moss Ball
A moss ball will look great in any tank and it is not something that your friends can find everywhere. In Japanese culture, people believe that Marimo brings good luck.
Besides, this is a great gift even if your friend has just a small tank. This plant grows only a few millimeters per year, so it takes a few years before it will start occupying space in the tank.
Aquatic Fundamentals Upright Gallon Aquarium Stand
Now you will probably struggle to wrap this gift, but your friend will love it. Any aquascaper knows how important it is to have a good stand and the really good ones are pretty pricey.
If you know your friend has hesitated to get one for a while, this will make a spectacular gift. Make sure you know the size of the tank before you actually buy the stand, just to avoid an awkward situation.
Underwater Aquarium LED Light Bar Flood Light Strip
If your friend likes to play with different lights and colors in his or her tank, this will be a great gift. Your friend probably already has a good light, so all that is needed is something that will change the appearance of the aquarium.
With this LED, your friend can choose from 16 colors and different light modes and can place the LED anywhere. If you never saw an aquarium with light placed on the substrate, you don’t know what you are missing.
Tetra Cube Aquarium Kit
You might think that buying a small tank for someone who already has a big tank is a waste of money. However, this will actually be needed in the future.
It is necessary to have a small tank for back-up for some situations. For example, some fish will only reproduce if they are alone in the tank.
Also, you might need to keep the babies alone for a few weeks, so a larger fish does not consume them. Also, if a fish becomes ill it will need to be isolated.
There are so many situations that many fish keepers may not consider until the time needed, but a brand new aquarium kit will make any aquascaper happy.
FA 18X Aquarium Acclimation System
When you bring a new fish home from the store, you have to slowly introduce it to its new home.
How can you do this? Well, with an acclimation system is a very useful piece of equipment and many aquascapers would be happy to have it.
Besides, it’s not very pricey and you don’t have to worry that it will be destroyed at some point.
EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem
Your friend really loves tanks, but it’s not like one can be brought to the office or school due to the maintenance requirements. In this case, an EcoSphere will be a special gift.
Basically, it’s a glass sphere that contains microorganisms and small shrimp. There is a small ecosystem that is working on its own, so there is no need to change the water or feed the creatures.
It will last for years and besides a constant, medium temperature, it does not need anything else. It’s something unique that will impress anyone.
Finding the right gift for a fellow aquarist is not always easy, but the gifts above would make any friend smile with joy. Happy Holidays!