Author: Max Lepley

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My parents weren't too keen on me having the sorts of pets that would run around the house. I ended up having pets like hamsters and gerbils, but my favorite were freshwater fish. Actually, I had just as strong an interest in freshwater plants as I did fish.

At first my interest was typical of a child's. But over the years I began to explore ways to optimize the freshwater environment to grow plants faster and bigger. I constructed a CO2 injection system at one point that worked amazingly.

I've got a little less time these days to devote to the care of my aquariums, but they remain my number #1 hobby.