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
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
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
Use Inexpensive Equipment for Automatic Aquarium Dosing
If you regularly add anything to your aquarium like fertilizer for planted tanks, you know what a pain doing it every day can be. There are sweet precision dosing pumps available online, but they are expensive. There is a cheap pump out there called the Aqualifter. It's less than 20 bucks, but the problem is … Continue reading Use Inexpensive Equipment for Automatic Aquarium Dosing
Tip: Try Home Improvement Store for Gravel & Harscape
Here's a tip that I wish I had thought of before I dumped about 100 dollars into aquarium gravel and rocks at the local pet store. Unless you're looking for bright pink aquarium gravel or something, chances are you have an even better source than the pet shop: your local home improvement store. Places like … Continue reading Tip: Try Home Improvement Store for Gravel & Harscape