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Ditch the moss!
So I decided to ditch the moss, because I did not buy enough to make a good mat, and it grows very slowly. It did start to grow a bit, but with recent acceptance letters from graduate schools, I am now on a time limit on how much longer I will have my tank!...
So I decided to ditch the moss, because I did not buy enough to make a good mat, and it grows very slowly. It did start to grow a bit, but with recent acceptance letters from graduate schools, I am now on a time limit on how ...
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DIY Project: Light Stand
Ever since the first week I bought my LED lights I've been complaining about how low to the tank the lights were. Since I mainly have plants that do not require much light to grow, I've been OK leaving the tank lights on the lower setting. However, it's pre...
Ever since the first week I bought my LED lights I've been complaining about how low to the tank the lights were. Since I mainly have plants that do not require much light to grow, I've been OK leaving the tank lights on the ...
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What do you feed your shrimp?
It's always a great feeling when someone asks me: "What do you feed your shrimp?" and I reply with a simple: "I don't." The confusion and shock on their face makes me happy inside. Part of what I wanted my tank to be was self sustaining. The substrate and l...
It's always a great feeling when someone asks me: "What do you feed your shrimp?" and I reply with a simple: "I don't." The confusion and shock on their face makes me happy inside. Part of what I wanted my tank to be was self...
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Happy Belated Birthday to Me!
Another book! A good friend of mine, Louise Le, recently gave me the book  Encyclopedia of Aquarium&Pond Fish by David Alderton.  This book is great for fish identification and includes both Freshwater and Marine Fish. Each fish described has information on...
Another book! A good friend of mine, Louise Le, recently gave me the book Encyclopedia of Aquarium&Pond Fish by David Alderton.  This book is great for fish identification and includes both Freshwater and Marine Fish. Each fi...
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Hardscape: Manzanita Wood
Manzanita wood comes from trees found in the westcoast of North America. It grows as evergreen shrubs and is known for it's twisting branches and reddish coloring. It is frequently used as a centerpiece decoration for party events like weddings and banquets...
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Aquarium Products: Flourish Excel by Seachem
At the beginning of this month I noticed a sudden explosion in the amount of hair algae in my tank and decided to do a little search on the plantedtank forums to see how people were getting rid of their hair algae issues. Many people were doing peroxide dip...
At the beginning of this month I noticed a sudden explosion in the amount of hair algae in my tank and decided to do a little search on the plantedtank forums to see how people were getting rid of their hair algae issues. Man...
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Plant Profile: Fissidens Fontanus
Why I love this plant: this moss has a delicate look to it with a nice light green coloration and clings to wood and stones naturally. Fissidens Fontanus is also known as Pheonix Moss. Although it is on the pricey side, growing a nice thick carpet of it wil...
Why I love this plant: this moss has a delicate look to it with a nice light green coloration and clings to wood and stones naturally. Fissidens Fontanus is also known as Pheonix Moss. Although it is on the pricey side, growi...
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DIY Project: Rimless Tank Cover
EVAPORATION.  This winter weather has been taking away all of the water in my tank (I say "winter" but really... I live in Southern California...I really shouldn't complain). My sister's fiance turns on the heating system in the house to keep the house warm...
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Santa likes Aquascaping too!
Happy Holidays everyone! This christmas, my sister's boyfriend Brandon, pulled my name during the secret santa draw. And he got me a great little book called the Miniencyclopedia of Aquarium Plants by Peter Hiscock. It is a beginner's book, with information...
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