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A Little Introduction to the Walstad Planted Aquarium Method


Shedding Light on Paludariums: The Best of Both Worlds

Shedding Light on Paludariums: The Best of Both Worlds

  • Marine Depot
  • 5 months ago

Paludariums are a blend of both an aquatic and a terrestrial ecosystem. This fascinating combination allows fish, aquatic plants, terrestrial plants, amphibians, crustaceans, and even reptiles to cohabit in one unique display. Here we discuss some tips, shedding light on paludariums.





Are you Salty or Fresh? Pick a side: Meet Freshwater Hobbyists Ed, Willy and Scott

Are you Salty or Fresh? Pick a side: Meet Freshwater Hobbyists Ed, Willy and Scott

  • MetroKat
  • Jun 6, 2020

Meet some freshwater hobbyists from all over that are as passionate about the hobby as any aquarists you have ever met. Some of them have kept reef tanks and find interesting differences between the salty side and staying fresh.


Scapers get your IAPLC entries in before May 31

Scapers get your IAPLC entries in before May 31

  • Jeremy Gay
  • May 25, 2020

It’s just days now until the International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest 2020 closes for entries.  The IAPLC is the original aquascaping contest and was conceived by the late great Takashi Amano of Aqua Design Amano fame, the godfather of modern aquascaping. The largest aquascaping contest in the world, in its 20th year it now receives […]


Trimming your stem plants like a professional. An illustrated tutorial.

Trimming your stem plants like a professional. An illustrated tutorial.

  • MetroKat
  • Mar 9, 2020

Often fast-growing, stem plants are the aquatic plant of choice for the background or the middle of a tank. They require a substrate to root into and under good water quality and nutrient balance, these plants will soon grow a new root system and grow tall.


The Complete Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers: Part 3

The Complete Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers: Part 3

  • Jeff Johnston
  • Jun 7, 2019

Filtering your tank using “algae to fight algae” has gained popularity in recent years. In Part 3 of a multi-part series, we discuss the similarities and differences of freshwater and saltwater scrubbers. This guest post was researched and written by our friends at Santa Monica Filtration.


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