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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-13-2014, 04:46 AM
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Posted By iplants
Could use some advice

I'm trying to figure out what I want to do here. I want to keep it low maintenance. Any suggestions on the hard scape or layout of plants? I was thinking some Anubias. Pygmy chain swords. Rotala and...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-04-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By iplants
Lighting suggestions

I have a Mr Aqua cube 12x12x12. All plants are low light/medium light. No CO2 just good ol' root tabs and flourish excel. I am not an expert on lighting. I've read the stickys but I still don't...
Forum: Lighting 03-23-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By iplants
Need your input

Hi all,

I have a 7.5g cube tank that I maybe want to make into a higher tech tank. I haven't decided yet but I know I definitely want a new light for it!

Currently I have this light:...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-22-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By iplants
The trio

Hello all,

I'm a newbie to the planted tank hobby! I love it very much. I got my tanks back in December and have soon realized I made many mistakes. :icon_neut but that is how you learn right? I...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By iplants
Can I find those locally instead of online?

Can I find those locally instead of online?
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By iplants
Lid suggestions

I have a Mr. Aqua 7.5 gallon tank (12x12x12). Does anyone know where I can get a lid from? Or where I can get one made? I have bettas and one is a jumper. Any suggestions will be appreciated!
Forum: Fish 02-28-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By iplants
Need help with stocking

I have a 7.5 gallon planted Mr. Aqua with a HOB filter and a heater. The only fish I have is a betta and a nerite and a few little pond snails. I wanted to add some oto catfish but have heard...
Forum: Fish 02-07-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By iplants
Can I add more?

I am in need of some advice for stocking.

I have a 7.5 gallon Mr. Aqua cube with a filter and a heater kept at 78F with low light plants. I only have one betta currently in it. He is tail biting...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By iplants
hardscape

What is your favorite hardscape and why? I like plain ol' driftwood (because I'm a beginner) but I find that there is a lot of debris relased from what I think is the driftwood. It isn't long until I...
Forum: Plants 01-28-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By iplants
Plants shrimp like

Are there any plants that shrimp love? I have 6 ghost shrimp 2 of which are carrying eggs. As of now they have cabomba, ludwigia, a small sword, anacharis, pennywort, drift wood, one driftwood...
Forum: Plants 01-18-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By iplants
I think I'll be going with the Helanthium...

I think I'll be going with the Helanthium tenellum. I have three tanks to plant (Christmas gift) and will be experimenting with the others! Thank you all. Very excited!!
Forum: Plants 01-18-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By iplants
Lol wow. Well I guess there are pros and cons to...

Lol wow. Well I guess there are pros and cons to all of them.

Now if I wanted to do dwarf hair or HC what would I need?

This is my lighting system for now. I dose CO2 booster and liquid ferts....
Forum: Plants 01-18-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By iplants
Can I trim the dwarf sag if it gets taller? My...

Can I trim the dwarf sag if it gets taller? My tank is only a 7 gal 12x12x12
Forum: Plants 01-18-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By iplants
ok so I have this to choose from marsilea ...

ok so I have this to choose from

marsilea
Helanthium tenellum
C. parva
dwarf sagittaria (i got a recomm. for this, any thoughts from you guys?)

or I can stick to my crypt wendtti wannabe...
Forum: Plants 01-18-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By iplants
What do you guys think about a micro chain sword?...

What do you guys think about a micro chain sword? I called my LFS and they gave me a small selection and said this was best for low light?
Forum: Plants 01-18-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By iplants
Awesome thank you! I will be on the look out for...

Awesome thank you! I will be on the look out for those too.

Also how do you pick your surrounding plants? Is it just creativity or do you plan every thing out?
Forum: Plants 01-18-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By iplants
I will definitely look for Marsilea minuta! Thank...

I will definitely look for Marsilea minuta! Thank so much.

I've heard you can also do a carpet of crypt wendtii??? I've tried it and its ok I guess. It's surviving.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-18-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By iplants
New tank..want to do things right

I got a Mr. Aqua tank 7 gallon cube for Christmas and I would love help and tips on setting up. I plan on using eco complete because it is easily available and pretty affordable. I also plan on...
Forum: Plants 01-18-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By iplants
Low light carpet...??

Are there any plants that are low light that will do well in a low light low maintenance tank? I could really use help :(
Forum: Plants 12-18-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By iplants
Thank you all for your help! I definitely...

Thank you all for your help!

I definitely need to stick to only a few species. I'm just a beginner so I'm trying to learn how to scape and keep it simple. I get all happy when i see all the...
Forum: Plants 12-18-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By iplants
how many types of plants do you use?

Hey guys,

Sometimes I get overwhelmed and buy a wide variety of plants to use in my tanks and then I find it hard to place each one. How many types of plants do you usually have in your tank...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By iplants
additional lighting

Hello guys!!

I recently received a fluval edge as a gift, but it is used. It seems like the old version. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to add extra lighting or suggest any special...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-14-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By iplants
Thank you guys! I'm definitely getting rid of...

Thank you guys! I'm definitely getting rid of that amazon sword. Way too tall. I didn't read the small font where it said the height. lol. I'm thinking I definitely will add some slope. So i'm going...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-11-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By iplants
First planted tank ever.

Hi guys,

I thought I would share my first planted tank. It is a 10 gallon regular tank. Nothing fancy. I decided to plant low light maintenance plants:

Bacopa carolina
crypt spiralis
dwarf...
Forum: Substrate 12-11-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By iplants
Wow, I will definitely do that! Thank you!!!

Wow, I will definitely do that! Thank you!!!
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