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Say hello to Monte Carlo!

This plant quickly became a staple of the aquascaping hobby ever since its availability to the public back in the 2000’s. Its growth pattern is very similar to the very popular Hemianthus Callitrichoides yet unlike Hemianthus Callitrichoides Monte Carlo is more adaptable. This allowed novice aquascapers success with this plant where they almost certainly would fail with the more demanding Hemianthus Callitrichoides.

Say hello to Rotala Rotundifolia!

Probably the most famous of all stem plants commonly used in aquascaping is Rotala and out of all the Rotala varieties nothing is easier than Rotala Rotundifolia. Its small pink/peach leaves with compact growth are very attractive to both amateurs and professional aquarists alike.

The CO2 diffuser

Anyone who has an aquarium should know the basics of photosynthesis. Water, carbon dioxide, lighting, then we get organic compounds and a by-product in the form of oxygen. This process is as old as the oldest plant on this planet.

Reedfish in the aquarium

This hardy fish species fascinates freshwater fish keepers all over the world. Its snake-like body shape and interesting behaviour make it a very popular aquarium fish. If the idea of adding this fascinating species from West Africa, this article is for you.

Say hello to Hydrocotyle Tripartita!

Hydrocotyle Tripartita is not known to be a foreground plant but this does not mean it will not act that way if provided with sufficient light. Its vine-like growth pattern will readily and quickly work like a carpeting plant in the aquarium. It will quickly fill up every inch of the aquarium if conditions are right.

Aquarium First Aid Kit

A seemingly simple question suggests two types of answers. Some hobbyists believe that they do not need it because they do not buy new fish, they do not introduce any other organisms into the tank, they do not bring new plants and they do not feed with live food.