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How To Get Rid of Hair Algae in a Planted Tank?

Hair algae in a planted tank can be extremely frustrating. It can make your beautiful aquascapes look terrible within weeks. This actually happened in one of my newer planted tanks a couple of weeks ago. Luckily it’s one of the easier types of algae to deal with. Hair algae should be removed manually, which can …

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Water Changes in a Planted Tank: Why, When and How?

Water changes are crucial for tank maintenance and health. This is true regardless of the type of tank you have. However, in a planted tank, changing your water is even more important. You want to keep your plants lush and growing well in their underwater environment. This is only made possible when you regularly change …

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When To Add Shrimp To a New Aquarium or Planted Tank?

Starting a new aquarium or planted tank can be exciting. You can add all kinds of lush plants and fun pets to your aquarium setup. In this post, though, I’ll be talking about adding shrimp to your new aquarium. Many planted aquariums have shrimp in them. In fact, these small pets are perfect for aquatic …

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How To Set Up a Basic CO2 System in a Planted Tank (Guide)

I remember how scared I was to make the big jump to a CO2 system for my planted tanks. It really feels like a daunting and difficult leap, but over the years I’ve learned that it’s not that difficult at all. Here’s why. To set up a CO2 system in a planted tank, purchase all …

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How To Cycle a Planted Tank (As Quick As Possible)

I remember how difficult it was to stay patient when I was cycling my first planted tank. However, it’s a crucial aspect of keeping your fish safe, which is why you need to do it right. Luckily I’ve come to learn it’s not difficult. To cycle a new planted tank, one needs to add a …

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Planted Tank: How Long You Should Leave the Light On

I’ve been trying to find the optimal balance in my planted tank for a long time now, and the right light duration is an important aspect. At the start, I was unsure how long I should keep my lights on, but after a couple of years I’m confident I can advice you on this matter. …

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How To Control Algae in a New or Established Planted Tank

Algae can be a major inconvenience for anyone who owns a planted tank. In fact, many people struggle to deal with these growths effectively and thoroughly. Unfortunately, this is because of the diet of algae. These pesky organisms thrive on the same nutrients that feed your plants. So it can be easy for them to …

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Top 10 Best Aquarium Fish For Planted Tanks (With Pictures)

The plants in one of my newer tanks have been growing for about 2 months and is ready for fish. I’ve put much effort in making the plants look as good as possible, and the last thing I want is to add the wrong fish that might ruin them. Good aquarium fish that to add …

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How to Start and Maintain a Low-Tech Planted Tank (Guide)

I’ve had a low-tech aquarium for a long time before I pulled the trigger on more expensive equipment. I sometimes catch myself thinking about switching back because there are so many benefits. Let’s dive into all that low tech planted tanks have to offer. To successfully set up and maintain a low-tech planted tank, you …

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