What's New at Project Aquarium

2/3/2011 - Aqueon Circulation Pump 1250 Review
Check out my review of the Aqueon Circuation Pump 1250 where I explain how it matches of to the Koralia 1400 for circulated the water column in a 178 gallon planted aquarium.

2/3/2011 - Hydor Koralia Evolution 1400 Review
Check out my review of the Hydor Koralia Evolution 1400 where I explain how it matches of to the Aqueon 1250 for circulated the water column in a 178 gallon planted aquarium.

1/27/2011 - New Aqascape in the Project Aquarium Gallery
Just posted a few images of my planted aquarium 3rd Rock Genesis. It was done in a monster 178 Gallon tank, be sure to check it out! Check it out Here!!

1/26/2011 - New Aqascape in the Project Aquarium Gallery
Just posted a few images of my planted aquarium that was featured in TFH's "Adventures in Aquascaping." It was a great experience to write a 4 part series for a magazine, but it sure was challenging to come up with some interesting material every month! Oh, I couldn't think of a name, anyone have a good one? Check it out Here!!

12/30/2010 - Hydor ETH 300 In-Line Heater Review
Check out my new review on the Hydor ETH 300 In-Line Aquarium Heater. I show how this thing works and what things look like after a major meltdown. Hydor ETH 300 In-Line Heater Review.

11/19/2010 - AGA 2010 Recap
This year the convention was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from November 11th through the 14th. The convention is filled with speakers, sponsors, field trips, competition and friends. This year I had the privilege of being asked to present at the convention. Check out my journal of the event!!

8/5/2010 - Part 1 of 4 articles published in Tropical Fish Hobbyist
Check out my 1st of 4 articles in this months (September) issue of Tropical Fish Hobbyist!! Over the next 4 months I am going to set up an ADA 75p from start to finish and explain all the parts that go into creating a successful planted aquarium masterpiece.

6/11/2010 - Review - EHEIM Professional 3
The EHEIM Professional 3 is a monster of a filter. I am currently using it on a 178 gallon Oceanic planted aquarium. Check out my review of the EHEIM Professional 3.

6/8/2010 - How to - Make an ADA Style Light Stand with Stainless Steel
Check out my new tutorial on how to make an ADA style light stand out of stainless steel. I take you through a step by step process to create a stainless steel light stand for our planted aquariums. You just can't beat the look of stainless!! How to - Make an ADA Style Light Stand with Stainless Steel

6/8/2010 - How to - Make a Light Stand with Electrical Conduit
Check out my new tutorial on how to make a light stand out of electrical conduit. I take you through a step by step process to create a light stand for our planted aquariums. How to - Make a Light Stand with Electrical Conduit

12/31/2009 - AquaFest 2009
This year, AquaFest was held in Laurel, Maryland. AquaFest is a collaboration between PVAS, GWAPA, and CCA. This was my first time attending AquaFest and I was also going to be speaking at the event. Check out pictures and a journal of the event!

12/31/2009 - Planted Aquarium Photography Workshop - BCAS
I will be giving a talk on planted aquarium photography at the BCAS in Churchville, PA. The event takes place on Thursday January 7th, 2010. Come hang out with me and learn a ton about how to photograph a planted aquarium. Click here to learn more.

10/5/2009 - "Your First Steps to a Successful Planted Aquarium!!"
I added a PDF download as an alternative to the Publisher file. You can check them both out here.

9/29/2009 - Marine & Aquarium Conference of North America - 2009
This year, the Marine & Aquarium Conference of North America was held in Atlantic City, NJ and I decided to visit for a day. Check out my write-up on the day with tons of pictures!!

9/8/2009 - Planted Aquarium Podcast - SFTM - Both parts available!!
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. Be sure to checkout both parts of the Planted Aquarium Podcast on Sounds Fishy to Me!!

9/7/2009 - Planted Aquarium Photography Workshop - Aquafest 2009
I will be giving a talk on planted aquarium photography at Aquafest 2009 in Laurel, Maryland. The event takes place the weekend of October 16-18th. Come hang out with me and learn a ton about how to photograph a planted aquarium. Click Here for more information.

8/29/2009 - AquaRadio.net - "Sounds Fishy to Me" Podcast
Check out AquaRadio.net where I was a guest speaker talking about many aspects of planted aquariums. The whole process was a ton of fun and we actually had to split the feature into two parts. Here is a link to the station where this week's podcast will be played Saturday, August 29th at 9 AM. 12 PM, 3 PM, 7 PM and 10 PM. Sunday, August 30th at 10 AM, 1 PM, 4 PM, and 9 PM. These are eastern U.S. times. http://www.live365.com/stations/theamol

If you miss these times, check out the achives at http://www.aquaradio.net/pages/podcasts/. It was a ton of fun and I want to thank AquaRadio.net for their time!!

7/18/2009 - Takashi Amano - Aquascaper in Focus
I was finally able to go through my pictures of Takashi Amano from the AGA Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. The following pictures are an account of my experiences with Mr. Amano. Takashi Amano - Aquascaper in Focus

4/26/2009 - "Black Sand Beaches of Wainapanapa" added to the Gallery
I added my latest layout "Black Sand Beaches of Wainapanapa" to the Gallery. This layout was inpspired by my visit to Maui. While in Maui, I visited Wainapanapa State Park along the Road to Hana.

4/14/2009 - Houston Plant Fest 2009
Houston Plant Fest 2009
NASH (Nature Aquarium Society of Houston) arranged a collection trip to San Marcos River, San Marcos, Texas. The weekend was filled with inspiration, food, and great company!

3/8/2009 - Interview with Kirsten Eidsmoe
Kirsten Eidsmoe - ADA Aquajournal #159 - Aquascaper in Focus The 2008 AGA Convention in Atlanta, Georgia was a whirlwind of an event. Of all the stories I have told from that weekend, the one of Kirsten Eidsmoe is one of my favorites.

12/19/2008 - Pictures Published in ADA Aquajournal #159
As many of you know I took about 1,500 pictures at the 2008 AGA Convention. I was lucky enough to have two of my pictures published in the ADA Aquajournal #159!! The AJ features a two page spread on the convention. Here are the two pages. Page 1 and Page 2. Here are the two pictures that were published. Picture 1 and Picture 2.

12/2/2008 - New write up on the AGA Convention 2008
Here is my writeup on the 2008 Aquatic Gardeners Association Convention. Planted aquarium enthusiasts came from around the world to attend the convention. Here is a brief account of the amazing weekend.

11/30/2008 - Meander Finishes 2nd in the AGA Planted Aquarum Competition
My layout "Meander" finishes 2nd in the AGA Aquascaping Competition!! Special thanks to AGA for their efforts to put the competition together

9/27/2008 - "Hill of Skull" added to the Gallery
I added my latest layout "Hill of Skull" to the Gallery. This one turned out creepy, thus the name. It is a twisted field of simplicity and tension.

8/10/2008 - "Meander" - 105 World Ranking in the 2008 ADA IAPLC
My "Meander" layout finished with a 105 World Ranking in the 2008 ADA IAPLC. There were 1170 entries from around the world. I finished 3rd among all entrants from the US.

7/19/2008 - Review - ADA Cube Garden 120-H
I finally got around to writing my comments on the ADA cube gardens. There are a lot of opinions out there on whether ADA’s products are worth the money that you pay for them. In the ADA Cube Garden Review, we will look at how the ADA Cube Garden Stacks up.

6/17/2008 - Tank of the Month On Aquatic Plant Central
The great folks at Aquatic Plant Central have determined that my "Without Boundaries" layout is "The Tank of the Month." You can see the "Without Boundaries Tank of the Month" writeup here. Special thanks to Aaron from APC for his hard work.

6/11/2008 - Planted Aquarium Photography with a Point and Shoot Camera

I wrote this article for Aquascaping World Magazine. I wanted to share it on my site as well. This will show you some tips on how to capture your layouts with a photograph that conveys our hard work, creativity, and skills. Check out Planted Aquarium Photography with a Point and Shoot Camera.

5/12/2008 - Workshop on Saturday evening, May 31st, 2008
I will be giving a workshop on Saturday evening, May 31st, 2008 at the monthly meeting of The Pittsburgh Area Planted Aquarium Societyin Pittsburgh PA. Admission is FREE!! I will be discussing aquascaping, nutrients, and other in depth topics.

5/12/2008 - "Without Boundaries" added to the Gallery
I added my latest layout "Without Boundaries" to the Gallery. This one turned out interesting considering that it was 1.5 years old at the time I took the pictures. The original layout idea was erased by nature withing 6 months. The final pictures you see are compliments of nature.

5/4/2008 - Your First Steps to a Successful Planted Aquarium!!
I put together this tri-fold pamphlet that explains the basics on how to get started with planted aquariums. You can use this for your own club or give it to local fish stores to help educate other hobbyists about planted aquariums. Check out the article to download the Microsoft Publisher File.

4/20/2008 - Emersed Hemianthus Callitrichoides (HC) and Hairgrass
See how I accidentally created an environment for Hemianthus Callitrichoides (HC) and Hairgrass to grow in their emersed form. Check it out here to view some pictures as well. Emersed Hemianthus Callitrichoides (HC) and Hairgrass

4/13/2008 - Interview with Aquagora - Le Bac De L'hiver 2007-8
In Febraury, Kookaburra from Aquagora, a French Planted Aquarium forum, conducted an interview with me on my "Waiting" layout. The interview was conducted in English, but has been translated to French for their forum. You can read the original interview by clicking Interview with Aquagora - Le Bac De L'hiver 2007-8.

3/30/2008 - Review - ADA Layout Tools
I have updated my review of my ADA Layout Tools with some more honest information. I have been using the tools for over a year now, and I thought it was time to let you know how they have held up for me.

3/30/2008 - Article - How to Build an ADA Style Aquarium Stand
I added an updated picture to the How to Build an ADA Style Aquarium Stand that shows what it looks like under my aquarium today.

3/30/2008 - Workshop - Nutrients in the Planted Aquarium
I will be giving a workshop on "Nutrients in the Planted Aquarium" at the Bucks County Aquarium Society Thursday evening, May 1st, 2008. Admission is FREE!!

3/27/2008 - New Banner!!
Special thanks to John Dinh for the super sweet Project Aquarium banner he designed for me!!

3/18/2008 - Welcome to Project Aquarium!!
This is a new site!! I have worked at a fevered pace over the last two weeks to get this thing together. If you see anything that is spelled wrong or incorrect, please contact me.

 

 

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