Well over the course of the year we added a few more plants and they took off in the tank. The plant growth (which we believe comes from the power provided by the Arm light) was so intense the plants just basked in the “sun.” Realizing our Platy’s were running out of room, we decided it was time to upgrade. Therefore, we purchased a small 10 gallon tank, replaced the flourite, added another piece of driftwood and doubled the size of the planted tank. Below are a few pics (before & after), enjoy!Read More
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Recently DA placed a poll on our Facebook Page asking what we should do with our recently acquired EcoPico Aquarium from Ecoxotic. The question asked whether we should setup a small reef, a freshwater tank or take the plunge and create a planted tank. Well, we decided to jump into the fray and start a planted tank. Below are the steps we took in setting up the tank.
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(NOTE: We are also producing a video as well and will post that to our YouTube Channel soon)
Step 1. Get an Aquarium (Here we used an EcoPico from Ecoxotic)
Step 2. Select a proper planted tank substrate (CaribSea FloraMax)
Step 3. Wash the substrate (Although Caribsea says it won’t get cloudy, wash the substrate anyway because it will).
Step 4...Read More