An alternative method to the big box store way of setting up an
You don't need a bunch of equipment, chemicals, or experience to have
a balanced thriving aquarium that not only runs itself after a period of
time, but is a healthier environment for your aquatic creatures and will
be a great conversation piece.
Learn how to emulate nature so that everything works together in its
own ecosystem from the bottom up. Only a little bit of patience is
Comment #1 posted on 2023-03-31 20:57:32 by Dave Morriss
Great and fascinating show
I found your show very interesting and great to listen to.
I have a degree in Zoology, so am acquainted with some of the stuff you were talking about, but have never kept fish myself, so a lot was new to me. I'm not sure I have the resources to start now, but the idea of building a complete ecosystem is very attractive!
I hope you'll do more shows on this subject!
Comment #2 posted on 2023-03-31 21:48:12 by minnix
Hi Dave, appreciate the feedback. I just finished editing a video of me creating a natural aquarium. I will post a link to it here in the comments once I publish it. I mainly wanted to explain how this hobby is accessible to everyone and that the closer you get to how a natural system actually works, the healthier your aquarium will be as well as lowering maintenance. Cheers
Comment #3 posted on 2023-04-01 14:54:26 by minnix
Here is a video from my peertube instance that goes into more detail about creating one of these tanks.
Thanks for bringing back a lot of memories. I used to keep a bunch of aquariums (all fresh water) back in 1970s, but gave it up shortly after starting in grad school because I just didn't have the time. I know you might not think aquariums need so much time, but it is more about how grad school hit me.
Comment #5 posted on 2023-04-06 22:17:34 by minnix
No trust me I know that aquariums can be very time consuming. Especially the more you have. Things go wrong, they're never perfect, that's just life. Glad you enjoyed it.
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