Tag Archives: CO2

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 […]

Some Final Thoughts on Carbon Dioxide

by John Tullock Carbon dioxide is essential to plants, but a carbon dioxide system is not essential for some planted aquariums. Tanks with slow-growing, low light plants such as ferns and many species of Cryptocoryne do just fine without supplemental carbon dioxide. On the other hand, a large, brightly illuminated tank filled with fast-growing stem […]

Carbon Dioxide: Part Three, Installing a System

  by John Tullock Our Up Aqua Carbon Dioxide System is the ideal choice for a small planted tank. Simple and easy to install, the system includes seven components: CO2 cylinder (95 grams) Stand for cylinder Regulator with pressure gauge Bubble counter Check valve Diffuser Suction cup In addition to these items, you will need […]