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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What is Mulm or Detritus in Aquariums?

What is Mulm or Detritus in Aquariums?

by Irene Bearly October 19, 2020 4 min read

Is there a brown or black substance that seems to collect like dust bunnies all over the floor of your fish tank? This dirt-like material goes by many names – such as mulm, detritus, and debris – and it’s a naturally occurring part of healthy aquariums. Keep reading as we dissect what mulm is made of, whether you should remove it, and how to minimize its appearance.

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How to Care for Hornwort in Aquariums and Ponds

How to Care for Hornwort in Aquariums and Ponds

by Irene Bearly October 05, 2020 4 min read

Hornwort is a popular aquatic plant for both fish tanks and outdoor ponds because of its fluffy-looking stems, extremely fast growth, and ability to consume excess nutrients from the water. Learn about the care requirements for hornwort and whether or not it’s the right plant for you.

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How to Care for a Dwarf Aquarium Lily

How to Care for a Dwarf Aquarium Lily

by Irene Bearly September 21, 2020 4 min read

Wish you could put lily pads in your aquarium? Check out the dwarf aquarium lily or Nymphaea stellata. Compared to your typical green aquarium plant, the dwarf lily has unique, arrow-shaped leaves ranging from reddish-bronze to pinkish-green in color.
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