Rocks, roots and bottom ground for “Asia” theme aquariums

The Hardscape Asia creates the optimal basis for an “Asia” theme aquarium. The four small and medium rocks can, for instance, imitate a mountain formation broken by the root. There are no limits to creativity – a different arrangement of the hardscape is of course possible.

The Hardscape Asia is optimal for the sera Scaper Cube 48 liters (12.7 US gal.) (40x40x30 cm / 16x16x12 in.), but is also suited for the sera Scaper Cubes 64 liters (16.9 US gal.) (40x40x40 cm / 16x16x16 in.) and 80 liters (21 US gal.) (40x40x50 cm / 16x16x20 in.), which only differ in height. The Scaper Cubes 64 l and 80 l can be equipped with additional rocks and roots purchased separately for using the entire height.

The Hardscape Asia includes:

  • 2 x sera Rock Quartz Gray S/M
  • 2 x sera Rock Quartz Gray L
  • 1 x sera Scaper Root S 25 – 30 cm (9.8 – 11.8 in.)
  • 1 x sera floredepot 4,7 kg (10.4 lb.)
  • 2 x sera Gravel Gray 6 l

Note: Without plants – the image merely serves as a setup example!



Labyrinth fish such as dwarf gouramis, small rainbowfish, small loaches and Kuhli loaches are particularly well suited for the sera Scaper Cubes 64 l and 80 l in combination with the Hardscape “Asia”. When planted abundantly, the aquariums also provide an ideal living environment for small livebearers such as guppies or black mollies.


The following plants are used in the setup example:



Cryptocoryne willisii


Cryptocoryne wendtii Tropica


Helanthium bolivianum


Pogostemon helferi


Hemianthus callitrichoides


The bright green bottom covering plants, which lead to a large swimming zone for the fish in the foreground of the aquarium, are special eye-catchers. In case of keeping livebearers it is advisable to equip the aquarium with many and robust plants as to provide sufficient shelter for the offspring.

Additional lighting

The decision for additional lighting strongly depends on the planting. In case of abundant planting, the sera LED X-Change Tube plantcolor sunrise, which supports plant growth in a directed way, is particularly well suited. If many bottom covering plants are being used (as in the setup example), the LED tube sera LED X-Change cool daylight is recommended. Bottom covering plants require particularly much light and – in case of insufficient light – “stretch” for it, causing them to grow in height.

Product name SAP-Mat.-Label Content Item no. SAP-Mat.-Number
Hardscape Scaper Cube Asia 1 pc. 32338 46101
Product name SAP-Mat.-Label Content Item no. SAP-Mat.-Number
floredepot 3,6L 4,7kg D/US/F/NL/I/E/P

A good basis for successful plant care

3,600 ml 03380 40393
Gravel Gray 2-3mm 6L

Gray colored gravel (Ø 2 - 3 mm) for all freshwater and marine aquariums

6 l 32264 45254
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