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  1. Tank Journals
    Hello, It has been quite a while since I last posted here. To give a little background on this build, I've always been really into dutch/plant-heavy planted tanks, with one of my favorite tanks being @Greggz's dutch-Esque 120-gallon beauty. Inspired by members of this forum such as Greggz, Burr...
  2. Fish
    So I just purchased a 20 gallon tank from a co-worker and have only had one tank in the past, that tank was a 29 gallon so it was a bit bigger. Right now I am really in love with Panda Loaches and was going to attempt the following stocking. Panda Loaches x6 (for sure) Oto Cats x6 (maybe?)...
  3. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hey guys, My name is Peter aka xRepto. I just recently set-up my first actual aquascape. I don't know if I'm allowed to link videos of my own here, but this is my first video of my setup atm I still have more episodes coming out. Let me know what y'all think? >:)
  4. Lighting
    Hello! I am planning to grow a carpet of monte carlo for the first time in a 20 gallon long tank using dsm. Would a light like this work to grow a lush carpet? Would it be considered high light especially since the 20 long is quite shallow? If not are there any suggestions?
  5. Tank Journals
    The tank was first set up in Nov 23rd. My previous thread may have the photo for my old fish tank. Becuase of the inefficacy of lighting for the old 30-gallon tall tank, I switched my tank to a 20-gallon long tank. The tank is set up in my school office. It is pretty unfortunate that I have...
  6. Low Tech Forum
    I am setting up a 20 gallon long low tech planted aquarium and wondering what is a good substrate for that? Also suggestions on what are good foreground low tech plants that can cover the substrate so vacuuming isn't needed. My goal for a substrate is that it is black in color, will provide...
  7. Lighting
    Would the Finnex Stingray LED light 30 inch 16 watts work well on a 20 gallon long low tech planted aquarium? 1. I searched it on amazon and it is $60, so wondering if that is a good light choice or are there better options? 2. I see that is a light that would be set above the tank instead...
  8. Photography
    Now: http://s12.postimg.org/xiu7urtz1/20_gallon.jpg Day 1: http://s16.postimg.org/65lq35hw5/12105767_910887515624949_6346649332121549140_n.jpg -So maybe a little over a month now, I have made many changes in my 20 gallon. I am very happy with the results so far. -So in my 20 long, I have a...
  9. Equipment
    Ok, so I am in the process of setting up my 20 long tank and will probably run a max mix Co2 reactor on the return line of my canister filter. Which Eheim classic 2213/2215/2217 is going to have the best flow to handle this without disturbing the inhabitants (RCS, neons)?
  10. Lighting
    So, after a while of deciding on whether to purchase a Finnex planted + light fixture for my 20 gallon long (Precisely 30in x 13in x 13in I believe), and was recently bestowed upon flood lighting fixtures! These light fixtures are quite cheap, having 6500k+ etc. I plan on getting two of them and...
  11. Equipment
    I'm looking for suggestions for great filtration for low price. I have a freshwater with sand bottom with gravel underneath, I would love to be able to add extra media to it and changing flow rate would be a plus. I currently have two whispers(20i and 10i hob) and they keep the water clean but...
  12. Lighting
    Hello! I have recently purchased a 20 gallon long tank with dimensions of about 30in x 12in x 13in. I am looking into a light fixture (Preferably LED, with second being fluorescent) that will be able to support the growth of dwarf hair grass and any other low-medium intensity light requiring...
  13. DIY
    Hello everyone, I plan on setting up a 40 gallon breeder display with a 20 gallon long sump and CO2 after the holidays. I have long been debating on using a sump instead of a canister, but after a few months of having a diy 10 gallon wet dry on my turtle tank the ease of maintenance is awesome...
  14. Tank Journals
    I'm back! Couldn't remember my old name here and finally found it! Here's my WIP now that I have time to get back into this hobby! Equipment Purchased Tank: 20 Gallon Long Lighting: AquaticLife 30" 2-Bulb T5 HO Filter: Eheim 2215 Substrate: SeaChem Flourite Hardscape: Seiryu Stone & Manzanita...
  15. For Sale/Trade
    I'm offering a 38 gallon tank with blue/black background, glass top and aquariumplants.com planted substrate natural amazon. Asking price is $50.00 1 Titan Eze Metal Aquarium Double Stand for 55 gallon $20.00 And I have over 20 Malaysian trumpets snails leftover for $2.00 or free to the first...
  16. Tank Journals
    So this is my first step into the planted tank world and I knew I'd have to plant heavy from the start but unfortunately the java fern at my lfs were in disappointing condition. In the corners I have Hornwart in the very back that I've weighed down. In front of that is Wisteria and Amazon...
  17. Fish
    So I'm re cycling my 20g long riparium and a quarantine tank to stick all new residence in first for observation. ...now I need to figure out what I want before the cycle finishes so I can grab fish once it's all ready. Tank info: 20g long: 30x12x12" Ph.. Tap 7.5, tannins in tank is dropping...
  18. Fish
    Planning (nothing in stone yet) would love to hear suggestions/experiences etc with these fish, and ones compatible with them. I will be buying most of my stock from msjinkzd (exceptions being rams, and dwarf gourami, and shrimp if I find a better deal) 20 gallon long: (30x12x12) Filter...
  19. Lighting
    I'm curious what others have used for lighting their 20g long tanks? I grabbed a 20 gallon long at the petco dollar per a gallon sale and I am trying to figure out lightin for it. I'm thinking of 2x CFL bulbs with work shop lamp/reflectors but don't know watts or height I'd put them at yet...
  20. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hi all, I thought I would do a quick hello and let everyone one I've been lurking here for a while, but it's time! Time for a tank build! My name is Devon Trigg and I've been in the hobby for around 10 years. I'm setting up a new planted tank and wanted to share my build. Off to start a new...
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