10 Best Low Tech Plants

10 Best Low Tech Plants

April 19, 2020 7 min read

A key part of the 2Hr Way is to 'go with nature's flow'. For a tank without injected CO2, it is important to focus on plants that thrive in such an environment.
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Nitrate Limitation; does it make red plants redder?

Nitrate Limitation; does it make red plants redder?

March 28, 2020 4 min read

Nitrate limitation is the term used by advanced aquascapers to describe the strategy of unlocking the richest, deepest possible coloration in selected plant species that respond well to those conditions.
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Water Change: The 2hr Way

Water Change: The 2hr Way

March 26, 2020 1 min read

Regular water change is critical to maintaining the biological balance within the closed ecosystem of planted aquariums. It is best to do so weekly, changing 30%-50%of the water. While most aquarists know this, the majority miss this critical step. Watch to find out more.
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Fastest way to stabilize a new planted tank

Fastest way to stabilize a new planted tank

January 17, 2020 2 min read

A stable planted tank like this is done in about 6 to 8 weeks. These are 6 ways to quicken the tank cycling process.
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Easiest red plants in the hobby (red, not yellow)

Easiest red plants in the hobby (red, not yellow)

December 30, 2019 2 min read

Which red plants can grow without injected CO2? Which is the easiest to grow and manage?
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How to grow carpet plants without injected CO2

How to grow carpet plants without injected CO2

October 01, 2019 5 min read

A detailed guide to successfully growing carpets in a tank without injected CO2.
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Choosing the best light spectrum for planted tanks

Choosing the best light spectrum for planted tanks

September 23, 2019 4 min read

How to fine-tune light spectrum for better color and pigmentation for your planted tank.
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Fertilizer dosing guide for planted aquariums; when to dose more or less ?

Fertilizer dosing guide for planted aquariums; when to dose more or less ?

August 16, 2019 6 min read

The ultimate fertiliser dosing guide for planted aquariums. So you know what to dose. But exactly how much? Here I share the details of 2 popular planted aquarium fertilizer dosing approaches: EI and ADA and a middle path to take...
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What nutrients do aquatic plants need for growth ?

What nutrients do aquatic plants need for growth ?

August 15, 2019 5 min read

Do you need to fertilize your planted tank? What kind of nutrients do plants require to grow well? This comprehensive guide give the insights to planted tank fertilizing 101.
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Complete planted aquarium substrate guide

Complete planted aquarium substrate guide

August 14, 2019 9 min read

A detailed 101 introduction to the world of freshwater aquarium substrates and how to make sense of the brands and options in the market...
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Algae Control 101: How to prevent algae in an aquarium?

Algae Control 101: How to prevent algae in an aquarium?

August 02, 2019 10 min read

Light control, healthy plant mass, tank cleanliness and biological maturity in planted aquarium - these are the 4 main factors to prevent algae growth in planted tank.
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Planted Tank Lighting 101: Understanding the basics of planted aquarium lights

Planted Tank Lighting 101: Understanding the basics of planted aquarium lights

July 23, 2019 8 min read

The right aquarium light can affect everything from plants coloration, growth rates and even algae control. And, for planted tank lightings , it boils down to three main pillars - Strength, Colour and Spread. Read on to find out more.
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