Category: Planted Aquariums
There are plenty of challenges in simply assembling and maintaining an aquarium. For those wanting to take their hobby to a new and rewarding level, consider the planted aquarium.
I was drawn to the challenge of the planted tank and decided to give it a go during the build of our Spec V aquarium. Here are some articles highlighting what I have learned along the way.
How to Setup a Paintball CO2 System for Your Planted AquariumPutting 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... Read More
Updating Our Spec V with Pressurized CO2We have made some dramatic changes to our little Fluval Spec V aquarium over the past month. All summer, I got more and more tired of trying to wrangle the Cryptocoryne Undulata plants. They becam... Read More
Basics of Planted AquariumsI got our planted Spec V started about three years ago. Along the way, I’ve learned quite a bit about planted aquariums (I still have so much to learn) and I wanted to try and Share on Facebook ... Read More
Standard ADA Aquarium Sizes and VolumesEven though my aquarium exploits are currently limited to the Fluval Spec V, I still dream of one day having a beautiful, big, planted tank, like one of those Share on Facebook Read more...... Read More
Tips for Planting Aquarium Stem PlantsIn 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... Read More
Aquarium Substrate CalculatorOne challenge in planning for a new planted aquarium is determining how much substrate you need for your planted aquarium. It becomes challenging to compare various brands of substrate (that all com... Read More
Aquascaping Tool Set (Vktech) ReviewWhen 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. ... Read More
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