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The CO2 Systems Specialists

🇸🇬 Dennis Wong 🇸🇬 

Our newest CO2 Artist comes from a country that boasts more species of trees than the whole of North America and is made up of 64 different islands. Surrounded by all this scenery its clear to see where is inspirations come from.

Please welcome Dennis Wong who will be flying our CO2 Artists flag for Singapore. Dennis has been creating breathtaking works of art for several years now and is well known within the contest circuit. IAPLC 2017 brought him a ranking of 199 while he achieved a ranking of 99 in CIPS and his 2017 Chicago Aquatic experience entry was crowned number 1.

Dennis is a dedicated aquascaper and can often be found on the judging panel of competitions such as the AGA aquascaping contest as well as Aquajaya Indonesia.

Locally Dennis works on several projects for the Singapore zoo and even tests the viability of new plants being found on behalf of local plant farms.

Dennis has been running a very successful channel called Dennis Wong and more recently he has been developing his own website which is called www.advasncedplantedtank.com.

its an honour to be Able to support Dennis with his upcoming projects.


Welcome to the team!
Dennis Wong
Advanced Planted Tank


Rotala Wallichii

Difficulty: A difficult plant that requires a lot of care. This plant requires a hi-tech setup. Special attention is needed when adding fish to the aquarium due to many fish finding this plant a tasty snack.

Tank Position: Best placed at the rear of the aquarium. It is often seen placed upon raised areas of a hardscape to achieve more light. Can be grown in groups.

Lighting: This plant requires a lot of light. To achieve the stunning red/brown leaves high lighting is essential. 

Temperature: A temperature range of 18-28℃ is best. 

CO2 Requirements: To achieve brown/red colourings it is essential to provide high levels of CO2

Feeding: Due to the need for high levels of CO2 and lighting, its essential to balance this with a quality liquid fertiliser. 

Note: An Absolutely gorgeous plant when grown correctly. Used in many contest winning aquascapes across the world. 


Liven up your aquascape with the perfect livestock

Choosing what livestock to add to your aquascaped aquarium can be just as important as selecting the plants themselves. This week we raised the topic of fish choice and gave some important elements that must be considered when stocking your newly planted aquarium.

Tetra fish are a solid choice for many aquasqapers due to the wide selection of shapes and colours easily available to us. Small tetra fish don't just look good, they produce less waste, tend not to eat plants and are never going to disrupt plants roots or cause any issues with your aquascape.

When choosing livestock, fish or shrimps, besides to pick a colour that compliments your plants. Remembering that some plants leaves will change colour with the addition of CO2 and high powered lights so keep that in mind.

Take your time in selecting the perfect inhabitant for your planted tank. After all, when your sitting admiring your work, these little animals will be swimming/crawling all over it. 


For the larger planted aquariums, the ultimate tank mate has to be angelfish or discus. Both these fish enjoy the low pH water that is associated with planted tanks and their graceful swimming can be mesmerising at times.


A quick reminder: How to set up our drop checker kits

A simple and straight forward demonstration about setting up our drop checker kits


Have you signed up yet?

We have been working on our plans to launch our very own aquascaping community and we are almost ready to launch our new website so we decided to share some more information to let you all know why we are so excited.

The new CO2 Artists community will offer members a place to connect with many other like minded aquascapers. Its a place to show past and present projects, share advice and ideas with aquascapers from across the world. We want our CO2 Artists community to feel special which is why we have included features such as a gallery of different styled aquascaspes, shop directory and even an events calendar so members can find and attend local workshops to further improve their skills.

Our members will have several benefits including special discounts, early access to our new products and much more. 

Why not visit our social media pages and check out some of the existing co2 artist galleries already being shared. 

We are currently looking for beta testers so if you have not already registered to become a beta tester, you can do so by clicking on the learn more button at the top of the co2 artist facebook page.
CO2 Artists
CO2 Artists


See you next week...

That's all from the team at CO2Art this week aquascaping friends. Thanks again for taking the time to catch up with us.

Until next week, keep those arms wet!

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