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Creating a Traditional Nature Aquarium Layout

Oct 29 2018 0 Comments Aquascapes beginner co2 fish guest blog hardscape high tech layout/styles plants shrimp tips

When you’re new to aquascaping and are looking to set up a new tank, it can be a bit difficult to know where to begin. Some of the most frequent questions I receive on my Instagram account @shrimpery run along the lines of: “what kind of CO2 setup do I need,” or “what kind of soil do you use?” Because I recently set up a new high tech aquarium in my UNS 60U aquarium, I figured that this would be a good opportunity to share my thought process during the setup, along with details about gear and materials used.

In-Tank CO2 Diffuser Comparison!

Sep 11 2018 0 Comments co2 tips video

  With so many diffusers on the market today, it can be difficult to choose what type will work with your planted tank setup. The short video above quickly covers 3 different types that are popular and commonly used today. Let's take a closer look at the 3 types covered in the video. First, we have the classic glassware pieces.  These diffusers come in a variety of sizes and shapes meant to cater to factors such as aquarium tank size and aesthetic. Being made from glass, these CO2 diffusers are sleek and are meant to blend into a planted tank...

Guide to CO2 Equipment Needed for Planted Tank

Jan 17 2018 2 Comments beginner co2 tips video

CO2 and You! – Intro Pressurized CO2 We all learn that terrestrial plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the atmosphere. This is no different for aquatic plants. However, in an environment that is surrounded by water, carbon dioxide is harder to come by.  Carbon is needed by plants to create food. Photosynthesis is the process in which plants absorb carbon dioxide and solar energy to create glucose and oxygen. So naturally, the more carbon that a plant has access to, the faster the growth rate in conjunction with access to solar energy (light). The most common way to...

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