I've decided to evaluate the usefulness of aquarium plant seeds imported from overseas. These can be had inexpensively, so I think they may be a good addition to the store. I tried some before and they actually did germinate and turn into plants, but they floated to the top of the water and were eventually … Continue reading Cheap Aquarium Plant Seeds Test Day 1
The siren call of the sea, the peaceful reef environment. It was bound to happen to me eventually. The call to build a saltwater reef aquarium. Don't get me wrong, I love my big planted tank. But, I thought maybe it was time for a new challenge, and I just happened to have the perfect … Continue reading Build! 4o Gallon Reef Tank
I have been putting off making any updates to this site for a while now as I was planning on moving. I knew that I was downsizing and I thought I might use my 60 gallon planted tank as a room divider in my new place. Sure enough, that's exactly what ended up happening. It's … Continue reading This Happened: My Double-Sided ‘Scape
If you follow this site (why don't you? Just click the button on the right), you'll know I recently had to re-scape my creek tank thanks to some feline hi-jinx. I also recently re-did the setup of the 60 gallon tank, so I figured I'd share some pictures. 29 Gallon Creek Tank Before: It was … Continue reading August ‘Scape Update
If you read my previous build article on my 29 gallon creek tank, you may have noticed I took a shortcut in the aquarium furniture department. I warned against doing so, but I kind of learned the hard way to take my own advice. No, the fish tank didn't come crashing down in a tidal … Continue reading Dedicated Aquarium Stands: Goood
Just a look at what a single tiny java fern grew up to be in my 60 gallon planted tank.
When using DIY aquarium solutions, be careful everything is set up right. This is the story of how I accidentally poisoned my primary display tank.
The U.P. Aqua CO2 atomizer is a tiny gizmo to inject CO2 into your planted tank. It works with a canister filter and pressurized CO2. I recently purchased the U.P. Aqua CO2 Atomizer to replace my no-name internal CO2 diffuser. I chose the UP because it had good reviews on Amazon, and I wanted something … Continue reading Hands-on with the UP Aqua Inline CO2 Atomizer
Setting up an aquarium on an impulse is not a smart idea. Generally speaking, anyway. I had a bit of an odd situation where I realized I needed to rehome some new aquatic inhabitants quickly. This is the story of my on-the cheap one day build of a 29 gallon tank. The backstory: There's a … Continue reading Impulse Build: 29 Gallon Creek Tank
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 a bunch of popular aquarium forums, I ran into some reviews of Sunsun's aquarium canister filters. Even though this company is like many overseas companies … Continue reading Cheap Aquarium Canister Filters – Do they exist?