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  1. Filtration
    Hi Everyone, In her book, Ecology of the Planted Aquarium (Chapter 7), Diana Walstad talks about the use of aquarium plants to take up ammonium from the water. Section 4 within this chapter is entitled "Plants and Nitrifying Bacteria Compete". The essence of this is that plants prefer to uptake...
  2. El Natural
    Here's a good question sent to me today. Question: I read your article on nitrogen uptake in aquatic plants. (Note: article is available on my website.) Given that (most) aquatic plants are adept at processing ammonium (ammonia?) and nitrites. Can I conclude that we can over-filter our water...
  3. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    I have recently begun the processing of upgrading my small 10 gallon tank to a 20 gallon tall tank. I decided I wanted to try out a planted tank with the new setup. I am a beginner so I am still figuring some things out. My 10 gallon tank only had low light plants such as anubias and marimo moss...
  4. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    Hello ! We are three french students and this forum seemed to be well-informed about one of the methods we'd like to use. We want to compare an aquarium with an artificial filtration and one with an all-plant filtration to see wich method is best-suited. We thought about the Walstad method for...
  5. Filtration
    I am very new to a planted aquarium, how often should I do water changes?:confused: I own a 25 gallon tall and have 3 Moneyworts, 1 Amazon Sword, 1 Petite Anubia, and some fire moss in my tank and I use Seachems Flourish and Flourish Excel. I also use root tabs. I have 18 small fish total...
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