Hardscape consists of the rocks, wood, gravel, sand or other non-plant layout material used in your aquarium. It is arguably the most important aspect of an aquascape, laying the foundation and acting as the bones to your Nature System. This is why the materials used for creating a successful hardscape layout need to be considered and take time to procure. Since we are dealing with natural materials collected from the Earth, no piece is made the same. Each piece of rock and every stick of wood has been carefully collected and meticulously inspected to ensure its viability in an aquascape. I guess you can say we leave no stone unturned.