Category Archives: Freshwater

A Beginner’s Guide to Planted Tanks

In recent years we have seen many advances in aquarium technology and many new approaches to aquariums in general. One of the most interesting and artistic advances has been the planted aquarium.


Ecoxotic EcoPico: Plants & Parts

A week passed after filling my Ecoxotic EcoPico with reverse osmosis water and the tank was still cloudy. I was seriously regretting not rinsing the Seachem Flourite before putting the substrate inside my little tank. My boss hooked me up with some plants and rocks he’d received from members of SCAPE (Southern California Aquatic Plant […]


Reefer Gone Green!

“Who even likes fish?” I asked myself this very question while cleaning aquariums back in May 2003 at my first job, a local pet store. “I mean, they just float or swim side-to-side.” These feelings persisted during my first couple of months on the job. Then one day I observed a coworker feeding Oscars with […]