Category Archives: Planted Tank Technique

Algae Busters: How to control algae in your aquarium

Algae growth can wreak havoc on the aquarium you have worked hard to create. Luckily, there are multiple ways to prevent or diminish algae. Following our simple suggestions will keep your aquarium, and the life inside of it, in great shape. As mentioned in prior blogs, in order for plants to reach their full potential […]

Let’s Talk Lighting

March 28, 2018 Let’s Talk Lighting by John Tullock Roughly 30 years ago, I wrote a series of articles for Freshwater and Marine Aquarium magazine entitled “Light In the Marine Aquarium.” The article had been prompted by the then-new idea of reef tanks, and the limited selection of appropriate lighting systems. The problem was simply […]

Update on Demo Tank

by John Tullock Back in December, 2017, I posted a photo of the demonstration tank I have set up to help explain how to grow aquatic plants. You can check it out here. To recap my maintenance protocol: Light on for 6 hours per day. Tank receives indirect sunlight. Fertilizer added daily, except on water […]