Prevent algae by reducing light, minimizing excess nutrients, reducing CO2, and adding more plants to compete for resources.

There are 13 nutrients needed for plants to thrive. These nutrients can be added to low-tech planted tanks easily and without fertilization.

Cycle a planted aquarium in 2-3 weeks by using nutrient-rich substrate, floating plants, sponge filters, oxygen, and ammonium chloride.

Small tank sizes, standard glass, dirt soil, sponge filters, and local plant sellers are tactics for building a planted tank on a budget.

Unusual fish behavior, dying plants, or excessive algae growth are potential physical symptoms of poor water quality in low-tech tanks.

Clove oil overdose is a quick and humane method to euthanize platy fish with terminal diseases, severe injuries, and irreversible conditions.

Tank size, the nitrogen cycle, compatible tank mates, and diet are the most common mistakes platy owners make. But that’s not all.

Foraging, exploring, hiding ad socializing are the four pillars of platy fish happiness and enrichment. Here are more platy happiness tips.

A balanced diet with protein and vegetables will improve platy growth, color, reproduction, immunity and decrease the risk of disease.

You can prevent platy fish disease by maintaining proper water parameters, minimizing stress, and closely observing fish behavior.

Increased water movement will contribute to an aquarium’s oxygen availability, promote natural platy behavior, and prevent water stagnation.

Oxygenation, nitrogen removal, breeding grounds and hiding spots are the important benefits for adding live plants to your platy aquarium.

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