Guide to cylinder connections
Confused about CO2 cylinder types and connections?
There are quite a few Different types of cylinder available for us to use in our aquariums and people are often confused as to which type of cylinder and what connections it may use.
These can be split into 2 main types
Standard refillable cyli...
7 Things You Need To Know About Drop Checkers
Mastering CO2 is the most important skill in a high tech planted tank. Plants use the energy of light to strip Carbon from Carbon Dioxide. The Carbon is then used to fabricate Carbohydrates. Sugar is a fundamental Carbohydrate and plants combine Phosphate with Carbon to build a nutritious sugar. ...
How to Add Plants to the Aquarium
There are a variety of aquatic plant types. The method used to add them to the aquarium depends on the type of structure. The three main categories are:
Plants having roots.
Epiphitic plants which have few roots or no roots at all.
Plants Having Roots
Rooted plants are ty...
How To Set Up A C02 Enriched Planted Aquarium
In this article we’ll provide a basic template for starting a CO2 enriched planted tank.
We’ll make a couple of assumptions and will address any differences from these assumptions after the main article.
Assumption #1: CO2 enrichment will primarily be by gas cylinder injection and using a timer...
Lighting in a Planted Aquarium
There are many misconceptions regarding the light requirements of a planted aquarium. This causes no end to grief for the hobbyists who follow the so-called rules without understanding some of the fundamental principles of plant physiology and photosynthesis. Hobbyist are typically instructed to ...