Tiger Lotus (Nymphaea lotus) Care Guide (2021)

Tiger Lotus (Nymphaea lotus) Care Guide

In this post, I want to talk about one of my all-time favorite aquarium plants. We want to talk about the tiger Lotus. So the red tiger lotus you can see in the featured image, I find to be a really unique looking plant and one of the easiest ways to get red into your … Read more

What Kind of Plants Do Betta Fish Like?

What Kind of Plants Do Betta Fish Like?

There are many good reasons to keep live plants in the Betta aquarium. First, your Bettas will love you for it! Plants provide an interesting and complementary background for all types of tropical fish. The color, finnage, and behavior of your Betta usually intensifies in a naturally planted tank. Aquatic plants also help keep water … Read more

Ideal Water Hardness for a Planted Aquarium (KH & GH)

Ideal Water Hardness for a Planted Aquarium

Today even most novice aquarists know that water can be “hard” or “soft.” Hardening agents are the salts of calcium and magnesium, primarily. Calcium and magnesium are earth alkaline metals. Water that contains many of these mineral salts is called hard; water that contains little of them is called soft. Aquarists state the water hardness … Read more