Workshop ~ Planted Aquarium Podcast - Sounds Fishy to Me

The podcast is broken into two parts...

Podcast - Part 1
Podcast - Part 2

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Purpose of the Planted Aquarium Podcasts

The podcasts take a high level look at planted aquariums and all the steps to a successful start in the planted aquarium hobby.  Starting with understanding where to start, to strategies to remain successful.

 

What's Covered in the Planted Aquarium Podcasts

Intro
-About me
-How long I have been keeping aquariums
-How I got into planted aquariums

Why Planted Aquariums
-The unique beauty of planted aquariums
-Providing a natural and healthy environment for our critters

Getting Started
-Just grow plants
-What are my goals after that

Substrate
-Inert vs. nutrient enriched

Lighting
-How much light
-Color of light
-Types of light

CO2
-CO2 is a nutrient – photosynthesis
-DIY vs. pressurized
-Pressurized parts

Nutrients
-NPK – plant food
-Methods of fertilizing
-What levels should I maintain for my goals

Plant Selection
-Common plants for starting
-Plants for layouts
-Pruning plants

Fish
-Avoid salad shooters
-Schooling fish to add to layout
-Shrimp and snails

Algae and Other Challenges
-Types of algae and common causes/solutions
-Critter control of algae
-Don’t give up

What’s Next For the Planted Tank Hobby
-History since Takashi Amano’s Natural Aquarium World
-Landscape inspired work
-Contests

 

Special thanks to Frank at Sounds Fishy to Me for taking the time to put all of this together and make me sound good!!

 

 

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