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    Updated FAQs On Planted Aquariums & Livestock    


Introduction to Planted Aquariums:


  Growing Aquatic Plants by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Growing Aquatic Plants

     The Advantages of Live Aquarium Plants by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Advantages of Having Live Plants

    Live Plants Use in the Industry:  Part 1: Rationale, Buying,Keeping,  Part 2: Maintenance,  Part 3: A Good Selection by Bob Fenner and John Pitcairn
FAQs on: Live Plants in the Pet-fish Industry,   



System Components: 


  System Components for Planted Freshwater Aquariums by Bob Fenner
 FAQs on: System Components for Planted Tanks

   Tanks, Stands and Tops for Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Tanks, Stands and Tops for Planted Tanks

     Aquarium Stands by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Aquarium Stands, Aquarium Stands 2, What to Use, About Floors Underneath, DIY, Finishing/Coating, Commercial, Leveling, Modification, Repair,

     Canopies, Covers & Lighting Fixtures by Anthony Calfo & Freshwater FAQs, Marine FAQs

     Construction of a CO2 Canopy for Plant Tanks by Lalith Atugoda
FAQs on: CO2 Canopies for Plant TanksCO2 & Planted Tanks 1,
CO2 & Planted Tanks 2,  

   Water Preparation for Planted Aquariums & FAQs, 

   Electricity and the Aquarium Garden by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Electricity and Planted Tanks

     GFCI Use and Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: GFCIs and Planted Tanks


Lighting


  Light and Lighting for Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Light and Lighting for Planted Tanks

     Light Fixtures for the Aquarium Garden by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Light Fixtures & Lamps for Planted Tanks

         Spectral Quality of Various Fluorescent Lamps by Dana Riddle,  

    Heating the Planted Aquarium by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Heating Planted Tanks

   Filtering Aquarium Gardens by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Aquarium Garden FiltrationFreshwater Filtration 1
FW Filtration 2,
FAQs on:
FW Sponge Filters, FW Canister Filters, FW Hang-on Filters,
Ultraviolet Sterilizers, Freshwater Refugiums, Chemical Filtrant/Media,

     Review of the ViaAqua Canister Filter by Gage Harford

      Power Filter Impressions,  A review of some popular mechanical filtration systems by Steven Pro,

   Substrates for the Aquarium Garden by Bob Fenner,
Getting to the Bottom of Things:  Substrates for Planted Aquaria By Alesia Benedict
FAQs on: Substrates for Planted Tanks

     Soil Use for Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Soil Use in Planted Tanks

     Carbon Dioxide and Planted Aquariums
FAQs on: Carbon Dioxide and Planted Tanks

Water Issues:

  Freshwater Aquarium Water Quality A practical approach to freshwater aquarium water chemistry by Neale Monks
FAQs on: Water Quality for Planted Tanks 1Water Quality for Planted Tanks 2Water Quality for Planted Tanks 3,

     Test Kits and Testing
FAQs on: Test Kits

Chlorine/Chloramine Poisoning: Treating Tap Water by Bob Fenner
 FAQs on: Chlorine

      In praise of hard water; How hard, alkaline water can be a blessing in disguise by Neale Monks, The Soft Water Aquarium: Risks and Benefits by Neale Monks,
FAQs on: Water Hard- Soft-ness, Measuring Hardness/Alkalinity, Adjusting Hardness, Adjusting Softness, Troubleshooting FW Alk.,

     The Soft Water Aquarium: Risks and benefits by Neale Monks
FAQs on: Water Soft/Hardness,  


Water Treatment

Treating New, Source/Tapwater for Marine Aquarium Use (Dechloramination et al.) by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Treating Tapwater 1, Treating Tapwater 2Treating Tapwater 3,
FAQs on: New Water Treatment: Rationale/Science, Chemicals (Chlorine, Chloramines, Trihalomethanes...), Filtrants, Techniques/Tools, Testing, Troubleshooting, Products by Manufacturer/Brand, DIY Treatment Chemicals/Tools,

      Reverse Osmosis, Deionization, Contactors & Other Means of Water Purification & Reverse Osmosis, A Multipurpose Tool By Mark E. Evans
FAQs on: Water Treatment, Water Treatment 2Water Treatment 3Water Treatment 4Water Treatment 5, Water Treatment 6Water Treatment 7,
FAQs on: RO et al. Water Treatment Gear: Rationale, Selection, Operation, For Commercial/Large Output, RO Water Storage, RO Water Treatment/Adjustment, RO Testing, Maintenance/Repair, Brands/Manufacturers...

          Deionizing Water Treatment
FAQs on: Deionizing Water Treatment,
FAQs on: Rationale/Use, Selection, For Commercial/Large Applications, DI Storage,  DI Treatment, DI Testing, Maintenance/Repair, & Brands/Manufacturers: Kati-Ani DI Units, Kold-Steril Unit,  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Set-Up: 


     Planted Aquarium Set-Up by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Planted Tank Set-ups,

     Cycling Planted Systems
FAQs on: Cycling Planted Systems,

     Aquascaping the Aquarium Garden
FAQs on: Aquascaping Planted Tanks,

       Adventures in Aquascaping by Timothy S. Gross

       Rock and Wood in Aquascaping by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Rock and Wood in Aquascaping,


Planted Tank Biotopes!

   Biotopic Set-Ups, Biotopes - Part 1 by Alesia Benedict
FAQs on: BiotopesAfrican Biotopes, N. American Natives, Amazon Biotopes, S.E. Asian Biotopes, Planted River Biotopes, Small System Biotopes

   Brackish Water Plants by Bob Fenner, Planting The Brackish Water Aquarium. It's Not Just Java Ferns Any More! by Neale Monks,
FAQs on: Brackish Plants 

 

 

 

 

 
Livestock:  Algae, Plants    

 
  Algae (purposeful) for Aquatic Gardens
FAQs on: Algae (purposeful) for Aquatic Gardens

   Plants for the Aquarium Garden by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Live Plants for Aquariums, Identification, Selection

     Editorial: Why Do Retailers Sell Non-Aquatic Plants by Neale Monks,
House Plants NOT for Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner,
Not In My Tank! Things To Keep Out of Your Freshwater Aquarium by Neale Monks

FAQs on: House Plants not for the Aquarium Garden,       

     "Anacharis" Plants, the genera Elodea and Egeria for Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Elodea, Egeria Aquarium Uses

     Anubias for Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Anubias

     Aponogetons, Fast Growers in Passing Conditions
FAQs on: Aponogetons,

     Bacopa for Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Bacopas

     Cabombas, Fanworts for Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Cabombas

     Coontail, Hornwort... the Genus Ceratophyllum for Aquariums, Ponds by Bob Fenner FAQs on: Hornwort/Coontail

     Water Sprites, Ceratopteris for Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Water Sprites

      Onion Plants
FAQs on:
Crinum (Onion Plants),  

     Cryptocorynes in Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Cryptocorynes

     Swordplants of the Genus Echinodorus by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Swordplants

     Duckweeds and Similar... Salvinia, Lemnoids... Lemna, Wolffia...
FAQs on: Duckweeds,  

     Hairgrass, genus Eleocharis for Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Eleocharis,

     "Anacharis" Plants, the genera Elodea and Egeria for Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Anacharis, Elodea

     Hemianthus callitrichoides, Baby Tears 
FAQs on: Hemianthus  

     Marsilea,
FAQs on: Marsilea   

     Pennywort, genus Hydrocotyle for Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pennywort

     Hygros, Genus Hygrophila for Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
 FAQs on: Hygrophila

      Amazon Frogbit, Limnobium,
FAQs on: Limnobium,  

     Microsorium pteropus, Java Fern in Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Java Fern

 Pistia stratiotes, Water Lettuce by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Water Lettuce for the Outdoor Garden, and Aquariums,

     Water Milfoil, genus Myriophyllum in Planted Aquarium Use by Bob Fenner
FAQs on:
Water Milfoil

      "Mosses" sold as themselves and others for planted aquariums,
FAQs on: " Mosses"
 

FAQs on: Najas <also use search tool re genus>

      Banana Plants, genus Nymphoides for the Planted Aquarium by Bob Fenner
FAQs on:
Banana Plants

      Growing Water Lettuce, Pistia stratiotes in Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Water Lettuce

      On the Use of Liverworts, Riccia, Ricciocarpus in Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner FAQs on: Liverworts

      The genus Rotala, more than Bunch Plants for Aquariums by Bob Fenner
 FAQs on: Rotala

      Arrowheads, the Genus Sagittaria by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Sagittarias

      Using Bladderworts, genus Utricularia in Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on:
Bladderworts

     Vallisneria Plants Use in Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Vallisnerias

     Vesicularia dubyana, Java Moss by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Java Moss

  Plant Topics:

     Brackish Water Plants by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Brackish Plants   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Freshwater Invertebrates Used in Aquariums: 


    Freshwater Invertebrates in Planted Aquariums
FAQs on: FW Invertebrates

     Snails, Good, Bad for the Planted Aquarium by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Snails and Planted Tanks

FAQs on: Brackish Snails, Freshwater Snail Identification, Freshwater Snail Behavior, Freshwater Snail Compatibility & Control, Freshwater Snail Selection, Freshwater Snail Systems, Freshwater Snail Feeding, Freshwater Snail Disease, Freshwater Snail Reproduction/Culture,
FAQs on: Snails by Species: Mystery Snails, Apple/Baseball Snails, Malaysian/Trumpet Snails, Ramshorn Snails,

          Fresh and Brackish Water Nerites by Neale Monks, 

      Freshwater Bivalves/Clams
FAQs on: Freshwater Bivalve, Clams,

          Golden Clams, Myths and Facts about these freshwater clams by Justin Pierce

     Aquatic Insects
FAQs on: Aquatic Insects,

     Freshwater Shrimp, Crayfish, Prawns by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: FW Shrimps

     Freshwater to Brackish Crabs in  Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: FW-BW Crabs
 


 

 


Fishes and Planted Aquariums:    


    Fishes for Planted Aquariums
FAQs on: Fishes in Planted Tanks

       The South/Central American Suckermouth Catfishes, Family Loricariidae by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: South American Suckermouth Catfishes

      Otocinclus Catfishes, family Loricariidae, Use in Planted Aquariums by Bob Fenner FAQs on: Otocinclus

     Armored Catfishes of the Family Callichthyidae (Corydoras et al.) by Bob Fenner
FAQs on:
Armored Cats

     Crossocheilus siamensis, the Real SAE, Siamese Algae Eater by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Siamese Algae Eaters

     Plants and Discus: What They Need to Thrive by Alesia Benedict  


 
Maintenance: 


  
Aquarium Garden Maintenance
FAQs on:
Aquarium Garden Maintenance

     Water Quality and Aquarium Gardens by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Water Quality and Planted Tanks

       pH, Alkalinity/Acidity and the Aquarium Garden by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: pH, Alkalinity/Acidity and Planted Tanks

     Aquarium Plant Nutrition by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Aquarium Plant Nutrition

       Major and Minor Aquarium Plant Nutrients, Fertilizers by Bob Fenner
FAQs on:   Aquarium Plant Fertilization, Iron Supplements,

       Carbon dioxide and the planted freshwater aquarium by Neale Monks,
FAQs on: CO2 & Planted Tanks 1CO2 & Planted Tanks 2,
FAQs on: CO2 Planted Tanks: Rationale/Use, Sources, Yeast-Bottle Types, Compressed Gas Types, Control/Delivery, Measure, Dangers,

           Construction of a CO2 Canopy for Plant Tanks by Lalith Atugoda
FAQs on: CO2 Canopies for Plant Tanks

    Why Aquarium Plants Fail by Neale Monks, Aquarium Plant Diseases, Pests
FAQs on: Planted Tank Diseases, Pests


Algae Matters:


Algae Control in Aquarium Gardens by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Planted Tank Algae ControlPlanted Tank Algae Control 2,

  Algae Control in Freshwater Aquariums by Bob Fenner
Freshwater Algae 1,
Freshwater Algae 2,
FAQs on: Freshwater Algae Identification, FW Blue-Green Algae, FW Diatom Algae,

        Algae Eaters
FAQs on: Algae Eaters
          

             The South/Central American Suckermouth Catfishes, Family Loricariidae (Plecos plus) by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Loricariids, Loricariids 2, Loricariid Identification, Loricariid Behavior, Loricariid Compatibility, Loricariid Selection, Loricariid Systems, Loricariid Feeding, Loricariid Disease 1, Loricariid Disease 2, Loricariid Reproduction,        

                    Otocinclus Catfishes, family Loricariidae, Use in  Aquariums by Bob Fenner FAQs on: Otocinclus

                Crossocheilus siamensis, the Real SAE, Siamese Algae Eater by Bob Fenner FAQs on: Siamese Algae Eaters,

        FW Algicide Use
FAQs on: Freshwater Algicide Use,  

     Cleaning Aquariums
FAQs on: Cleaning Aquariums

       Cleaning Decor by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Cleaning Decor


   Aquarium Repair, Glass Aquarium Repair 
FAQs on: Glass Tank Repair 1, Glass Tank Repair 2,
Glass Tank Repair 3, Glass Tank Repair 4, Glass Aquarium Repair 5,
FAQs on: Repairing Glass Tank: Leaks, Chips/Cracks, Scratches/Blemishes, Cross-Braces/Bracing, Whole Panes. Tools: Cutting Glass, Silicone/Sealant/Sealing, Moulding/Frames; Techniques; Troubleshooting/Repairs, Olde Tank (Slate Bottom, Metal Frame, Pecora...) Repairs,

   Acrylic Aquarium Repair and Modifications & Acrylic Repairs 1Acrylic Repair 2, FAQs on: Acrylic: Design, Scratches & Crazing, Leaks, Drilling/Cutting, Construction, Solvents,

    Moving and Transporting your Livestock and Tanks By Amy Janecek,  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Topics:  

   

  Wound Management and Pet-fishing by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Wounds & Pet-FishingPetfish & Health 2,  

   Above Water Photography for Aquarists by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Above-water Photography,
Input on: Digital Photography, Aquatic Videography  

 


Media Reviews: Literature Searches, Creation


  
Aquarium Atlas, Vol. 3, (Freshwater aquarium plants and fishes), by Rudiger Riehl & Hans A. Baensch, Review by Bob Fenner

   Aquarium Plants, The Practical Guide by Tepoot by Bob Fenner

   Aquarium Plants Bibliography/Further Reading by Bob Fenner

   Copeia: Official Publication of the American Society of Ichthyologists and  Herpetologists , Review by Bob Fenner

  Collecting Aquarium Literature  by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Collecting Aquarium Literature 1, Collecting Aquarium Literature 2,

  Building Your Aquatic Library  by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Building An Aquatic Library 1, Building An Aquatic Library 2

  Literature Searches: Finding what you want/need  by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Literature Searches,

  From Water to Words: Writing for the Ornamental Aquatics Industry by:  Steven Pro,
FAQs on: Writing for the Ornamental Aquatics Industry,

     Writing for the Fields of Ornamental Aquatics: On Writing Reviews  by Bob Fenner
FAQs on:
Writing Reviews,  

 

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