Red Shirt Earns His Name

An aquarium needs Ammonia to start the nitrogen cycle.  A fishless nitrogen cycle can be begun by squirting in Ammonia found at the grocery store, but that’s no fun and it doesn’t hurt to have a fish in there spreading bacteria around while he’s pooping out Ammonia the old fashioned way.  Frank and I decided to get a […]

Holiday Aquaponic Aquarium Build

Aquariums have always been a tricky subject for me; they’re gorgeous and I’ve wanted one for a long time, but every time I looked into getting one I’d read about endless water changes, gravel vacuuming, chemical management, CO2 injections, and other maintenance tasks and abandon the idea. Watching fish swim around in a serene, plant-filled […]