In 2012 I started a blog with 1 goal. To help people get an algae-free aquarium, using the advice I had received myself. Good advice in the form of easy and understandable articles that you could apply immediately.
Meanwhile, AquascapingBlog has grown into a blog with more than 40,000 monthly readers and my e-book has been downloaded almost 4,000 times. A big THANK YOU for that!
You know what I noticed on my blog? Many readers asked me what materials to use for beautiful, healthy plants. Or which aquarium fertilizer was needed for the best results. Often they couldn’t see the forest for the trees, they invested a lot of money in things that weren’t really necessary and their aquarium was never really how they wanted it.
That’s when the PlantedBox seed was planted: why not create the products my readers were asking for?
After a lot of testing and with my little bit of savings, I then started PlantedBox together with my girlfriend with the same goal as my blog: helping aquarists to have a healthier aquarium by combining the right advice with the right products. What to expect.
PlantedBox helps you in your fight against algae so you can create the aquarium you’ve always wanted. Without algae, with healthy plants. An aquarium that you can proudly show your friends and family.
Meanwhile, we already received more than 2700 reviews with an average score of 4.8/5. Thank you for that! In 2019 I invested in a completely new website, wrote some free e-books and created an improved system to advise you via email. We also launched our own line of CO2 pressure regulators, CO2 bottles and accessories in 2019, another milestone!
In 2022 we pushed a completely new website live, fully customized for PlantedBox. The AquascapingBlog site was also given a major overhaul. We also launched a French and English version of our website and started searching for new local distributors in the Netherlands and other countries.
Finally, we launched a brand new model of CO2 pressure regulator, our very first aquasoil and a new “Lean Dosing” All-in-One fertilizer.