5 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Aquarium Pest Snails

5 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Aquarium Pest Snails

by Irene Bearly March 29, 2021 4 min read

Bladder, ramshorn, and Malaysian trumpet snails are often called pest snails because they reproduce so quickly and are difficult to remove. Learn about 5 methods for keeping your snail population under control.

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How to Care for a Tiger Lotus

How to Care for a Tiger Lotus

by Irene Bearly March 15, 2021 3 min read

If you’re looking for an eye-catching centerpiece plant to elevate the look of your aquascape, give the tiger lotus a try. With its broad, wavy-edged leaves and variegated color pattern, it can bring a new and stunning aesthetic to your aquarium.

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10 Best Background Plants for Beginner Aquariums

10 Best Background Plants for Beginner Aquariums

by Irene Bearly March 01, 2021 5 min read

One of the easiest ways to make your fish tank look less like a glass box and more like a slice of nature is to cover the back wall with a lush forest of tall aquarium plants. Check out these 10 beginner-friendly background plants that grow to 12 inches or more.

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How to Use Liquid Carbon in Your Planted Aquarium

How to Use Liquid Carbon in Your Planted Aquarium

by Irene Bearly January 18, 2021 4 min read

Many companies claim that liquid CO2 is a good substitute for CO2 gas, while others say that it is a chemical treatment for getting rid of algae. Keep reading as we discuss what is liquid carbon and how to best use it in your planted aquarium.
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Top 10 Betta Fish Plants for Your Aquarium

Top 10 Betta Fish Plants for Your Aquarium

by Irene Bearly December 28, 2020 6 min read

Looking for a way to take your betta fish tank to the next level? Add live aquarium plants. They help purify the water, offer lots of enrichment, and simulate their natural environment.
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When Should I Dose Iron in My Planted Aquarium?

When Should I Dose Iron in My Planted Aquarium?

by Irene Bearly December 21, 2020 3 min read

Iron is an important micronutrient used by plants to produce chlorophyll, a green pigment that helps absorb light to make energy. Find out when and how much iron is needed in your planted aquarium.

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How to Set Up a Beginner Planted Aquarium

How to Set Up a Beginner Planted Aquarium

by Irene Bearly December 07, 2020 6 min read

Looking to add live aquatic plants to your fish tank? Follow our beginner’s guide as we walk you step by step through the process of setting up your first low tech planted aquarium.
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How to Use Root Tabs to Fertilize Aquarium Plants

How to Use Root Tabs to Fertilize Aquarium Plants

by Irene Bearly November 30, 2020 3 min read

Most aquatic plants can absorb nutrients from both the water and the ground, but some species prefer one method over the other. If your plant is a “root feeder” that favors consuming from its roots, then we need to give it a nutrient-rich substrate or root tab fertilizers.
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5 Easy Plants for Goldfish Aquariums

5 Easy Plants for Goldfish Aquariums

by Irene Bearly November 09, 2020 3 min read

Goldfish are notorious for munching on or digging up aquatic plants, which is a shame because live plants are both beautiful and beneficial. Thankfully, we’ve found several plant species that are not only easy to care for but also tough enough to stand up to your goldfish’s curious nibbling.

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Why is My Cryptocoryne Plant Melting?

Why is My Cryptocoryne Plant Melting?

by Irene Bearly October 26, 2020 3 min read

You just planted your new cryptocoryne plant in the aquarium, and it looks perfect for the first few days. Then you notice that one by one, all the leaves are withering away and dropping off. This phenomenon is very common with crypt plants and is often called “crypt melt.”

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