The video above is a lovely (I hope) look at Rachel O’Leary’s famous 150 gallon Hillstream aquarium. Below are all the specifics I didn’t include in the video. From the tank size to the hardscape to the fish and plants that call this ecosystem home. I hope you find it helpful!Read More
George gave a wonderful demonstration of how to set up a successful aquascape at this year’s Aquatic Experience. You can see the 15 minute walk-through above. But if you’re wondering about the specifics of this scape, this article is here to help. Below I’ve outlined everything that went into this setup.Read More
Just outside of New York City, dozens of aquascapers from around the United States gathered this past October. Each was hoping to win Aquascaping Live! presented by The Aquatic Gardeners Association, sponsored by Fluval. In the video above, I’ve included detailed shots of every tank in the competition at this year’s Aquatic Experience. There were some incredible tanks this year, but only a handful could place in the top six (photos below).Read More
This week I published a tour of my friend Rachel O’Leary’s fish room. It’s the first episode of Tank Tested I shot in 4K and I’m so pleased with how it turned out. Getting the opportunity to visit Rachel is always fun, and having the excuse to spend the whole day with her aquariums was a privilege! But you can see everything I filmed in the video above—let’s talk about something I didn’t cover in detail…Read More
In the video above (my most popular video to date), I explain the basics of how I keep an aquascape low maintenance. I break down my technique into four sections; the plants I choose; how I provide CO2 to the scape; the aquarium I chose to use; and the livestock I keep.
Rather than rehashing everything I explain in the video above, I want to use this post to answer some of the common questions I've gotten on this video.
Today I want to explore a paludarium with you, specifically the paudarium in the video above. it was created by my friend Nick using a standard 75-gallon aquarium you can get from the chain stores. It's a lovely example of what's possible and it really pushes the limit of what we think of when we talk aquariums.
So what is a paludarium?Read More
When I first entered Kris's fishroom, I was struck by a farm tank that looked more lush than most fishkeeper's prize show tank. This tank was designed as a storage vessel for small samples of Kris's unique plants, but because of the care he's given the setup it's elevated well beyond a traditional farm tank. Typically, farm tanks provide storage rather than beauty—for someone particularly interested in plants they can be an exciting look at unusual specimens but they aren't much else.Read More