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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Anubias Rot: Symptoms, Causes, and Solutions

Anubias Rot: Symptoms, Causes, and Solutions

by Irene Bearly August 31, 2020 4 min read

Anubias rot is an uncommon disease that can affect anubias plants in the aquarium hobby. Unfortunately, there is very little information about how it starts and how to stop its spread. In this article, let's talk about the common symptoms, possible causes, and the best course of action to take.

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10 Best Algae Eaters for Freshwater Aquariums

10 Best Algae Eaters for Freshwater Aquariums

by Irene Bearly July 20, 2020 6 min read

If your aquarium is covered with unsightly algae, you need some hungry helpers to get the outbreak under control. In this top 10 list of amazing algae eaters, we’ve gathered animals that are not only safe for aquatic plants but can often work together for increased effectiveness.
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How to Get Rid of Blue-Green Algae in Aquariums

How to Get Rid of Blue-Green Algae in Aquariums

by Irene Bearly May 18, 2020 3 min read

Do you have a mysterious, blue-green slime taking over your aquarium? Or is there a strange smell coming from your fish tank? You might be dealing with blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria). In this article, we cover the causes of blue-green algae and how to get rid of it once and for all.

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Quick Guide: How to Plant Live Aquarium Plants

Quick Guide: How to Plant Live Aquarium Plants

by Irene Bearly May 04, 2020 7 min read

Congrats on buying your new aquarium plant! This quick guide leads you step-by-step through the recommend ways for adding different types of live plants to your aquarium.

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Top 10 Easy Aquarium Plants for Beginners

Top 10 Easy Aquarium Plants for Beginners

by Irene Bearly March 16, 2020 6 min read

Planted aquariums are very popular nowadays because of their natural beauty and amazing ability to consume toxic waste compounds. However, many beginners have trouble keeping their green foliage from turning brown. After more than a decade of working with aquarium plants, we’ve thoroughly vetted out our list of top 10 easy aquarium plants that can stand up to a beating and won’t break the bank.
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How to Use Pothos as a Natural Aquarium Filter

How to Use Pothos as a Natural Aquarium Filter

by Irene Bearly February 24, 2020 3 min read

One of the reasons we love aquarium plants so much is because of their amazing ability to absorb the toxic nitrogen compounds produced by your fish's waste, but what if you own fish that are natural-born plant killers? Enter the pothos plant! Keep reading to learn more about nature’s miracle gift to fish keepers.

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How to Fight 6 Types of Algae in Your Fish Tank

How to Fight 6 Types of Algae in Your Fish Tank

by Irene Bearly January 27, 2020 7 min read

Do you dream of having a beautiful aquarium but end up constantly fighting to keep algae at bay? In this article, we discuss the root causes of algae, the most common types found in freshwater aquariums, and the best ways to keep it under control.

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