Aquarium Maintenance

Maintenance of planted aquaria. Planting, keeping and general gadgetry.

Multi-Component Fertilizing For Better Results

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

Multi-Component Fertilizing For Better Results

With 30 years of aquarium experience I am a dinosaur. This is true for both my occupation with the hobby and most of my beliefs and general practice. If, like me, you have believed for a long time, that  nitrate and phosphate are banned substances in an aquarium, it is quite a change of paradigm if you start pouring them into your tanks. But first things first. Like most...Read More

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Dosing CO2

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

Dosing CO<sub>2</sub>

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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Looking After Stem Plants

Posted by on Aug 18, 2009 in All Categories, Aquarium Maintenance | 0 comments

Looking After Stem Plants

In a Dutch Style aquarium setup, stem plants are the most commonly used species and need constant pruning and replanting to keep the aquascape looking lush and healthy. I have illustrated my most frequently recurring care procedure, which is replanting Myriophyllum pinnatum. This species is such a fast grower that replanting is required every three weeks. Here’s a...Read More

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