Category Archives: Planted Tank Technique

Try a Garden Aquarium

by John Tullock Could you use some relief from the winter weather right about now? No time or budget for a trip to some tropical paradise? Maybe what you need is a garden aquarium, tucked away somewhere in a gloomy corner of the house, to bring a little brightness and greenery into your life. Our […]

Planted Tanks With Fish: Simple Steps to Success

by John Tullock One of the most commonly asked questions I get regarding planted tanks goes something like: How do I keep it as simple as possible? While there really isn’t a short answer for that, here are some points to bear in mind when thinking about a planted aquarium with fish. Municipal tap water […]

Getting Started

by John Tullock OK, you’ve decided to explore the fun and fascinating hobby of planted aquariums. Where should you begin? How to answer that question depends largely upon your expectations. Here are some suggestions regarding different ways to go and how to get there. Low Tech, Low Maintenance If you don’t want to spend a […]

Thoughts on Paludarium Design

by John Tullock Are you the type of person that appreciates a real challenge every now and then? If so, I suggest you look into designing and building a paludarium. According to the Aquatic Gardeners Association, a paludarium is an “aquarium with above and below water aquascaping.” This is not to be construed, as is […]