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My Own Aquaria: Part 2 of 3 (The Small Tank)

Posted by on Aug 3, 2011 in All Categories, My Aquaria | 0 comments

My Own Aquaria: Part 2 of 3 (The Small Tank)

Aquarium 2 After I showed off my first, and oldest tank last week, I will share some more pictures and technical details of my second tank with you this week. Building this cabinet involved a lot of experimentation during the design phase. Big thanks go out to Tischlerei Beckmann, who went through this with me in meticulous detail. Here’s a total view of it: And...Read More

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My Own Aquaria: Part 1 of 3 (The Big Tank)

Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 in All Categories, My Aquaria | 0 comments

My Own Aquaria: Part 1 of 3 (The Big Tank)

I get frequent requests by my customers to show my own tanks and I have decided to present each of them here in a continuing three-part series. I will update each post as the tanks change over time until the day when they will finally get replaced. I am starting this series with my oldest and biggest tank. It is in no way an ideal setup but then again it could be worse....Read More

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Hydrocotyle tripartita

Posted by on Jul 19, 2011 in All Categories, Plant Profiles | 0 comments

Hydrocotyle tripartita

Just a short post on a plant I was able to buy at an auction a few weeks ago. UPDATE: This plant is now a regular item in the shop. Submerged, this Hydrocotyle makes an excellent foreground carpeting plant. It responds well to pruning and will branch out eagerly after cutting. In contrast to the related H. sibthorpioides, this species will attach well to the substrate...Read More

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Get Rid of Algae in Your Aquarium

Posted by on Jul 13, 2011 in All Categories, Problems and Worst Cases | 0 comments

Get Rid of Algae in Your Aquarium

A Quick Tutorial on Combating Algae in Freshwater Aquaria I used to struggle with algae. At one point I had even considered to give up the hobby altogether. Today, I see much clearer. I used to make some big mistakes. When it comes to fighting algae, there are some DOs and some DON’Ts. And there are helpers. I’ll talk about the useful creatures further down....Read More

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Feeding Damage to Aquarium Plants

Posted by on Jul 8, 2011 in All Categories, Problems and Worst Cases | 0 comments

Feeding Damage to Aquarium Plants

Damage to Aquarium Plants - Perforated Leaves and Other Foraging When Useful Creatures Become Pests: Every once in a while customers call in with questions about plants developing holes or transparent areas. Obviously, this may be caused by a number of things, including nutrient deficiency or adverse water conditions. Quite often, the cause for plant damage is foraging...Read More

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Dosing CO2

Posted by on Jul 6, 2011 in All Categories, Aquarium Maintenance | 0 comments

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For most aquarium plants, the correct CO2 value is 20-30mg/l. This is independent of the Carbonate Hardness (KH) of the water but the resulting pH (acidity) will be influenced by the water’s KH. pH measuring and controlling devices adjust pH by adding CO2. In planted tanks, the plants’ assimilation during daylight hours will make the water more acidic. Plants...Read More

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