Estimative Index

Estimative Index – What Is it and How To Use it In Your Aquascape

In the quest for the most beautiful planted tank, aquarists have long experimented with getting the perfect dosing schedule down that ensures optimum plant growth, without plant deficiencies and minimal algae. You’ve probably heard of dosing liquid fertilizers and root tabs, but there is another way of managing the nutrient levels in your tank.

The Estimative Index (EI) is a more measured and hands-on approach, but it is great for the more advanced aquarist who takes plant growing seriously and is ready to take the aquarium hobby to the next level. In this article, I’ll break down exactly how it works, and teach you everything you need to know to get you started.

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Aquascape Aquarium

Aquascape Aquarium – What It Is And How To Get Started

Are you ready to start an incredible journey into the world of aquascaping? For many people, an aquascape aquarium is more than just a hobby, it’s also a connection to nature.

In this article, I’ll be introducing you to the world of aquascaping and teaching you all the key concepts you need to know to get started. This is one of my favorite subjects in the hobby, and frankly I feel it is an underrated technique in the aquarium hobby in the US. In the US, we focus so much on reefing as the pinnacle of the aquarium hobby. Aquascaping has the ability to be show stopping and creates a very special connection to nature. Let’s dive into the subject more with the first question.

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Floating Aquarium Plants

Floating Aquarium Plants – 16 That Work Amazing in Aquariums

Do you have any floating plants in your freshwater aquarium? If not, you could be missing out on a whole new dimension for your planted aquarium.

Floating plants don’t only look great, they also provide some other amazing benefits. In this article, I’ll cover everything you need to know to get started growing floating plants and provide you with a list of amazing plant options. Let’s get started!

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ANACHARIS CARE

Anacharis Care – A Complete Guide

Anacharis (Egeria densa)is a fast-growing plant that grows easily in medium to large home aquariums as well as outdoor ponds. These lush and tall aquatic plants do well in a range of water parameters, light strengths, and temperatures, making them an ideal choice for beginners who are new to the hobby.

Read this article to learn everything you need to know about, growing, propagating, and caring for the Anacharis plant in your freshwater aquarium.

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Java Fern Care

Java Fern Care – A Complete Guide

If you’re new to the world of planted tanks and looking for an easy plant to get started, this one is for you. The Java Fern, Microsorum pteropus, is a hardy plant that grows slowly and needs very little maintenance. Java Fern care can be a snap yet it is interesting enough to be valued in professional aquascapes.

This is one of the most popular aquarium plants for freshwater aquariums because it is so easy and fun to grow. Read on to learn everything you need to know about caring for and growing the Java Fern.

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CRYPTOCORYNE WENDTII CARE

Cryptocoryne Wendtii Care – A How To Guide

Cryptocoryne wendtii is one of the best low-maintenance plants in the aquarium hobby. But what are proper Cryptocoryne Wendtii Care routines. This blog post is all about keeping them healthy and happy!

They are a hardy and adaptable species that come in a wide variety of shapes and colors. These crypts do well under a range of lighting and with or without CO2, making them a great choice for both beginners and more advanced aquarists. Read on to learn more about growing and caring for these popular aquatic plants.

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Java Moss Care

Java Moss Care – A How To Guide

Java moss is a hardy, low-maintenance plant that can be grown in just about any type of aquatic environment. If you’re looking to add some diversity to your tank, or you have a new tank and want to fill it with plants from the start, this article has everything you need! Read on for an informative guide on Java Moss care. We will cover everything from proper environment, conditions, trimming, and more! Check it out!

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