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
Build! 4o Gallon Reef Tank
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
This Happened: My Double-Sided ‘Scape
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
August ‘Scape Update
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
Dedicated Aquarium Stands: Goood
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
Time can do amazing things
Just a look at what a single tiny java fern grew up to be in my 60 gallon planted tank.
Disaster Strikes: The autodoser incident
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.
Hands-on with the UP Aqua Inline CO2 Atomizer
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
Impulse Build: 29 Gallon Creek Tank
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
Cheap Aquarium Canister Filters – Do they exist?
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?