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  1. Equipment
    Hi guys, Thanks for all the information shared by the members of this forum. I've been reading and learning from you since 2013 when I joined, but with so many true experts, I've been a little shy of posting (just now passing 10 :icon_redf). Now I would like to ask for your wisdom in answering...
  2. Lighting
    I am in process of building a 180 gal. planted tank and was wondering what everyone thought of running 3 Beamswork LED 1W 6500K on a 180? I want to try and get some carpeting plants going in the foreground and not sure what all i will put in the rest. I am going with dirt and eco-complete for...
  3. Tank Journals
    hello every one, I have always wanted a big planted discus tank since I got into planted aquariums about 6 years ago but never had the space to have one. So that gave me lots of time to dream and research on discus. So now I have just bought a new home with lots of space and so the journey...
  4. Fish
    So, after quite a few years and a large move and various power outages, I've giving up on fixing my tank back to how it was as a reef not long ago. The tank has therefore been turned into a planted freshwater tank. It's 6ft x 2 ft x 2ft, with a sump, 2 inches of river sand underneath and inch...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have 180 gallon aquarium that have two drilled holes was for a salt/reef tank. I wanted to use it as a freshwater tank. I need to know a few things so I don't waste cash. Here is my equipment I'm using, 2 aqua clear 110 500gph=1000gph 60 gallon tank DIY sump, with a return pump rated at 1500...
  6. Tank Journals
    A little background: From the very beginning I wanted a planted tank...my dad had 100G planted. After college I got my first tank a 55G. The first 4 years I killed every plant I put in there except java fern. My dad kept saying he couldn't understand why I was having so much trouble....I gave...
  7. Equipment
    Hey guys... Just picked up a 180G off craigslit. I am looking for some advice in regards to filtration. The Rena Xp3 (350 gph) Came with the tank. I already own a Eheim 2215 (164 gph) classic but feel that even with these two filters I will not have enough filtration for a tank of this size...
  8. Low Tech Forum
    Hi I am getting a 180G off craigslist this weekend and want to get some advice. I'm planning to set this tank up low tech no CO2 (to start). The tank comes with 4-96W Coralife CF so I can play around with my light levels. At most I would have 2.1WPG. What WPG level would you recommend on a no...
  9. Lighting
    So I'm planning a low tech 180 for mostly tanganyikan cichlids. Java Fern, Java Moss, some val perhaps if I can keep it from melting and the usual suspects for a tank like this. My last twenty years of fish keeping was reefs and I just can't do a tank without shimmer lines. Yes I know lots of...
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