How to breed nice guppies in just 8 planted tanks
I revised my 2018 article Small Scale Guppy Breeding on how I keep and breed fancy guppies in just eight planted tanks. You won’t see anything about fish rooms, drilled tanks, automatic water changers, etc. It explains how I overcame the modern guppy’s fragility and disease susceptibility.
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.