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  1. Fish
    I have a 20 gallon long aquarium set up and cycled, and I am looking for advice as to which stocking idea I should go with. first idea : 3 dwarf pea puffers ( 1 male, 2 female) as well as a population of snails second idea : 1 male betta, 1 young male bristle nose pleco third idea: 15 red...
  2. Equipment
    I'm setting up a small breeding and grow out rack and would like some advice/thoughts on using a fluval 406 as the return pump. The rack will be 4x 20 longs above with a 40 breeder sump. The 406 will sit just below the 40B - so water will siphon into it. The 20 longs will be above the canister...
  3. Low Tech Forum
    Overview: The purpose of this build is to attempt to recreate some of the amazing Dutch tanks I've seen such as Burr's fantastic 120 gal. The twist? I am attempting to achieve similar results in a low tech environment, meaning no Co2 (within reason, I understand I won't be able to grow certain...
  4. Plants
    Hello, I am relatively new to the planted tank scene, but have done lots of research. I have had overwhelming success with my first tank, a 20 long but recently noticed my S. Repens leaves drooping. Ive looked around and cant seem to find any solid information on why this happens! Any help is...
  5. Equipment
    Hi, I'm currently setting up a new 20L low tech planted tank. I have an Aquaclear 20 but it didn't seem strong enough for the longer footprint of the tank so I got a second one of the same. Not sure of best placement: one on each side or one on the side and one in the middle to carry on the...
  6. Tank Journals
    Bringing you the aesthetics of Texas with the affinity for Sulawesi! This low-tech tank will be dedicated to a variety of poso snails and Sulawesi shrimp. Specs: -20 gallon long -Finnex px-360 (bio) and Aqueon 10 HOB (mechanical) - Lighting: 2 23 watt CFL - Substrate: Black Diamond Sand - CO2...
  7. Low Tech Forum
    Dirt tank! 20 long from 1$ per gallon sale at petco a few weeks ago, driftwood I found at the river, clay pot from Walmart and landscape stone I slammed with a hammer. Sifted organic top soil(1") and floated small wood out then added orster and sea shells, laterite and kitty litter(clay from the...
  8. Tank Journals
    On the exact day of June, 06 2013... I became an addict... ...A Buce addict, hence the title... ;) :help: My very first Bucephalandra I pulled out of the oven was a tasty one... Bucephalandra sp. 'Brownie Red'. (Picture is 3 months of growth) I just can't find a way to stop myself...
  9. Low Tech Forum
    Okay, So I've been out of the game of staying up on my forums for quite some time.. Just haven't had time. But this past weekend I endowed quite the quest and looking for any pointers that ya'll might have. I started my first planted tank. I started this whole 6 hour off impulse tank build by...
  10. Tank Journals
    Hey guys and gals, here's a journal of my 20 long! It currently holds my RCS colony, 4 cardinal tetras, 1 female endler (who I CAN'T catch), and 2-3 Khuli loaches (can't catch them either.) Plants include rotala indica, stargrass, italian val, a marimo moss ball flattened out, dwarf sag, green...
  11. Equipment
    Hello everybody, I have a 20 long shrimp tank, and I've slowly started looking into c02. Being a highschool student, money is always an issue, so if anyone has a suggestion for a unit under maybe 50 bucks, I'd appreciate it.
  12. Tank Journals
    Hi All, I started my first shrimp tank. I had a no-tech 3 gallon jar planted with 5 red cherries in it. I was having issues with the jar after 3 months and I decided to upgrade to a 20 Long. I took plants and substrate from the jar and plenty of bio-media and plants from the main tank. I...
  13. Tank Journals
    Hey Everyone, This is my first attempt at a planted tank and it's proving to be very fun! I got this Blue Jack Dempsey when he was 1/2 inch long. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for checking this out, cheers! I most recently changed this tank to reflect the Ikebana...
  14. Tank Journals
    Dear everyone, This is my first aquarium in since 2003! After selling my all tanks and moving from Gainesville, FL to NYC I experienced several years of fish-envy and sad tanklessness. That is about to change. Here's my setup: a 20 gallon "long" (76 liters), 30" x 12" x 12". I got it used from...
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