New Fourth Edition (2023)

I am thrilled to announce the 4th edition (2023) of ‘Ecology of the Planted Aquarium’.  Print version (paperback, 225 pages) still at the distribution warehouse (Baker & Taylor Publishers) and won’t be sent out to Internet vendors for several weeks.  BUT the eBook is available now!  Fourth edition has the same low-tech, low-maintenance approach of previous editions, but it has new material based on science, experience, and hobbyist input.  [Note:  I have a few private copies of the 3rd edition (2013) that I am still selling as a ‘Combo.’] 



New Fourth Edition (2023) of Ecology of the Planted Aquarium

Small Shrimp Tanks

Article on setting up small planted tanks for pet shrimp.

Small Planted Tanks for Pet Shrimp (9 pages) was written for people wanting to keep planted tanks.  I show how to set up 1-gal bowls with small shrimp, which is an easy, inexpensive way to get started.  Bowls shown at 1 month in photo were off to a good start and continued to do well.  For hobbyists who want to try something a little different, I describe setting up small tanks with the Dry Start Method (DSM).  With DSM, aquarium plants are grown emergent (in air) for the first 2-3 months before adding the water and the shrimp to the tank. Both methods involve using ordinary soil as a planting medium and keeping Red Cherry Shrimp, which are hardy, colorful, and cute.ShrimpBowlsSmaller