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Thinking of a planted tank?

If you have kept a fish tank before, one of the most basic questions is: how is a planted tank different? 


Above: an example of a low tech nature style tank grown the 2Hr Way, using APT 3 / APT Complete.

3 Growth Pillars

All aquarium plants need 3 things for growth. Aquarium plants that don't get enough of each will deteriorate slowly over time.


Algae Control 101: How to prevent algae in an aquarium?

Algae Control 101: How to prevent algae in an aquarium?

September 17, 2020

Light control, healthy plant mass, tank cleanliness and biological maturity in planted aquarium - these are the 4 main factors to prevent algae growth in planted tank.
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Why choose to inject CO2 and have a 'high tech' tank?

Why choose to inject CO2 and have a 'high tech' tank?

August 16, 2020

What is a high tech planted tank? Should I spend the extra dollars for injected CO2? What are the pros and cons of going that route? This article discusses the considerations in depth.
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Nitrate Limitation; does it make red plants redder?

Nitrate Limitation; does it make red plants redder?

July 29, 2020

Nitrate limitation is the term used by advanced aquascapers to describe the strategy of unlocking the richest, deepest possible coloration in selected plant species that respond well to those conditions.
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What nutrients do aquatic plants need for growth ?

What nutrients do aquatic plants need for growth ?

July 27, 2020

Do you need to fertilize your planted tank? What kind of nutrients do plants require to grow well? This comprehensive guide give the insights to planted tank fertilizing 101.
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