This homepage reflects my aquarium for the period of March 1998 till the beginning of November 2001. After this period I have made a new set up of this tank, but because of a shortage in time the experiences with the new set-up will only be used for the Dutch section of this site. For people who are familiar with the Dutch language I can really recommend the Dutch section of the site because this one is always up to date and also contains a lot more information than this English section. With the use of the categories on the buttons on the left side of this page, I'll describe my aquarium and all different aspects together with my personal experience. Also this site contains a fishes database, plants database, a literature page and a large number of links to other aquarium sites.
Because I'm living in the Netherlands, English isn't my first language. So, most likely there will be some faults in the text on this page, I would really appreciate it when you give me a mail about the faults you've read. It could also be that some of the brands I mention on this site aren't for sale in your country. You can probably check this out by visiting the brands internet sites. From most of these sites I've put a link on the links page.
Underneath the picture below I'll describe the different categories of the buttons on the left side of this page. You can also use the search option below to find the pages on this site about a certain topic, plant, fish, etc.
The aquarium: on this page I'll describe my aquarium, such as the measurements, the brand, the material, the capacity, etc.
The equipment: on this page I'll describe all the equipment I've used for my aquarium together with my personal experience. The following equipment is described on this page: the filter, the CO2 system, the heater, the reverse osmosis unit and the lighting.
The plants: on this page I have put a list of the aquarium plants in my aquarium and their specific place in the aquarium. There also is a database on this page that contains all the plants I have had in my aquarium, together with my personal experiences with them and a picture. Also the fertilization, which I use and some tips about aquarium plants are given on this page.
The fishes: on this page I'll describe the fish in my aquarium. There also is a fishes database on this page that contains all the fishes I have had in my aquarium, together with my personal experiences with them and a picture.
Various: on this page I'll describe a number of subjects, which I couldn't place within the above categories. The subjects I'll describe on this page are: maintenance, water treatment, the food I give to my fish, the testing of the water, decoration and the use of medicines.
Photograph album: on this page are some photographs of my aquarium, plants and fish.
Literature: on this page I'll describe some books I've read about aquariums, aquarium fish and aquarium plants. I've read these books in Dutch but probably there also for sale in other languages. This is because most of these books are translations of German books. A picture of the front of the book might help you recognize it in the bookstore.
Links: on this page are some links to brands/companies which I have mentioned on this homepage. There also are some other links to sites about aquariums, aquarium fish and aquarium plants.
Site index: This page contains the index of Arjan's Aquarium Site. The pages are sorted in alphabetic order by category. Each category contains direct links to the pages that belong to this category.
Site updates: this page contains the last updates of this site. This way frequent visiters can easily see if there is something new on this site.