I have always been fascinated by planted tanks but I never knew enough to really get into it. Then one day I decided to give it a shot. Being of a scientific background and not having a clue about the logic/rationale behind planted tanks I spent many months reading through internet forums, websites and books on planted tanks, trying to separate fact from fiction and putting together a rough understanding of the needs and demands of planted tanks.
I have put together two guides on setting up low tech planted tanks. One guide covers the basics of low tech planted tanks without any supplements (except minor fertilization) while the second guidecovers the use of Seachem's Excel product as a Carbon supplement for the plants to increase plant growth rates. Feel free to click on the links below to read the guides. You might learn a thing or two .
- Guide to setting up a Low Tech Planted Aquarium
- Guide to setting up a Low Tech Planted Aquarium using Seachem's Excel
Here are some pictures of my planted aquarium. It currently houses 9 female betta fish and 3 otos. I have used the Excel method to setup this tank.