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  • 5 Tips on Substrate for a Planted Tank

    5 Tips on Substrate for a Planted Tank

    Written By: Chris (@shrimpery)   If you're like most aquarium hobbyists, you probably grew up with a childhood aquarium that had a standard river gravel substrate. I personally never really thought about other types of substrate in the aquarium until I got...

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  • Set Up: Low Tech Planted Tank for a Betta Fish

    Set Up: Low Tech Planted Tank for a Betta Fish

    Written by: Tammy (@aquarist_tl)    In this blog post, I'll explain my thought process on setting up my recent planted betta tank. It had been a while since I last aquascaped a low-tech planted tank, and I decided to document the journey...

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  • Stocking Considerations for Planted Aquariums

    Stocking Considerations for Planted Aquariums

    Written By: Chris (@shrimpery)   Some of the discussions involving aquascaping border on the esoteric (debates about the dry-start method and ‘siesta periods’ come to mind), but nearly everyone can relate to the subject of stocking a planted aquarium with livestock....

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  • The Walstad Method Tank Guide

    The Walstad Method Tank Guide

     Written by: Tammy (@aquarist_tl) and Team Buce Plant   What if I told you it’s possible to set up a natural planted tank that does not require regular water changes or even a running filter once established? To many aquarists, this just...

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  • Heterandria Formosa Habitat Aquascape

    Heterandria Formosa Habitat Aquascape

    Written By: Chris (@shrimpery)   Heterandria formosa is the smallest live bearing fish and one of the world’s smallest vertebrates in general. Native to shallow planted areas at the water’s edge, they are a perfect fit for my pond-style aquascapes. Membership...

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  • 8 Tips for Your First High-Tech Aquarium

    8 Tips for Your First High-Tech Aquarium

    Written By: Chris (@shrimpery)   It is easy to get so carried away in the excitement of decorating your planted tank that you neglect to build a foundation for a sustainable setup. In particular, going the high-tech route can be particularly...

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  • professional aquascape

    7 Tips to Make Your Aquascape Look Professional

      Written By: Chris (@shrimpery)   Do you ever see a photograph of an aquascape that looks objectively great while still feeling a bit… off? The key elements (healthy plants, clear water, thoughtful hardscape) are all there, but something is undeniably...

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