If you have live aquarium plants in your tank, you are probably familiar with Seachem Flourish Excel (or just Excel). It’s a liquid-based carbon source that helps boost plant growth … Continue reading Cheaper Flourish Excel: Generic at a Fraction of the Price
I think one of the hardest things about doing a nice aquarium is what to do about the background. I’m frugal, so I’ve used black plastic trash bags taped outside … Continue reading Beautiful 3D Backdrops to Dress Up Aquariums
If you have a planted tank, or any live aquarium plants, you probably also have aquarium snails. A couple are no big deal, but a couple snails will quickly grow … Continue reading Get Rid of Aquarium Snails with a Trap
It’s perhaps the best kept secret in the aquarium hobby. Inexpensive, high-quality canister filters do indeed exist. Sunsun is a somewhat obscure company that makes cheap aquarium gear. While browsing … Continue reading Cheap Aquarium Canister Filters – Do they exist?
If you’re running a “planted” aquarium, CO2 is a must. This helps the plants thrive and out-compete nasty algae. In general it leads to healthier, more fuller plants. One inexpensive … Continue reading DIY CO2 Meets High Tech