Putting together a paintball CO2 system for our aquarium was one of the best moves I have made for our tank. I was always hesitant to install pressurized CO2 because of the cost and complexity. It can be intimidating getting all the parts installed as there is not much in the way of instructions currently on the web. I hope this page offers
Here’s an idea for an alternative way to setup your Fluval Spec aquarium: go topless! That is to say, sans lid . . .
Going without a top is a great debate among serious aquarist, both for marine and
In all my planning to start our planted tank, one thing I was not prepared for was the difficulty in getting the stem plants in place. I was planting a new bunch of Bacopa Caroliniana and it became a comical exercise. I had a bunch of
The Fluval Spec line of aquariums has much to offer in the way of features – it’s all-in-one package lends to a very clean look with simple setup and operation. The one component of this all-in-one design that I don’t care much for is the stock light.
The basic light of the Spec line of aquariums does feature
When I first setup our planted aquarium, I readily jumped on board for tools and supplies to make for a healthy tank: substrate – check, fertilizers – check, upgraded light – check. As the items piled up and the budget got crunched, some things I decided to do without. One neglected item was
I recently rescaped our Fluval Spec V aquarium and decided to swap out the Black Flourite substrate for something a bit more high end. For all the effort of breaking down the tank, I wanted a substrate that looked more attractive and that provides nutrients more efficiently to the plant roots. I eventually chose Aquasand substrate from Up Aqua. This product has been up and in use for more than a month now and I am very happy with it. I will get into a review of this substrate and discuss