Category Archives: Planted Tank Technique

Carbon Dioxide: Part One

by John Tullock All plants need four basic things to survive. These are: sunlight, carbon dioxide, water, and minerals. In the aquarium or paludarium, water is never in short supply. Thus, light, carbon dioxide, and minerals become the important factors limiting plant growth. This series of posts will examine the role of carbon dioxide and […]

Thinking Ahead

by John Tullock What brings you to the doorstep of the world of planted aquariums? Are you an experienced hobbyist or professional aquarist seeking new inspiration? A beginner not yet sure if a planted tank is for you? Does the idea of a planted aquarium as art attract your attention? Or are you more interested […]

Welcome to Sevenports.com!

by John Tullock Welcome to Sevenports.com! Our site is currently under construction, but we are working behind the scenes. Our goal: to create a comprehensive online source for information, equipment and supplies for planted tank enthusiasts, from beginner to expert. We hope you will visit our site often. You can use the comment section at […]

The importance of substrate in an aquarium and the benefits of having proper planting substrate.

This subject tends to get a bit touchy and controversial in the aquatic community. There has always been different opinions on the importance of substrate. We will be laying out some basic information and facts on this subject today. An aquarium with some kind of substrate is always going to be more stable than an […]