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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I was given a used 55 stand which i plan to use for my 30 long tank (Same footprint) but it looks like its a lip only stand where the tank just sits on the raised lip rather than a flat surface. I've never dealt with this type of stand before and was curious if others have had one before and if...
  2. For Sale/Trade
    Local pick up only; Miami metro zoo area. I am moving to an apartment and I will not be able to keep my larger fish tanks anymore. The 30 gallon is on sale for $50 and includes tank, metal stand, small filter, and hood w/ light. The 55 gallon is on sale for $120 and includes tank, wooden stand...
  3. Equipment
    So is 30 gallons (36x18x12) just a really uncommon size in this hobby or something?? I have been trying to find a stand for my 30 gallon tank and feel like i'm banging my head against a brick wall. :crying: I've been to 4 locally owned aquarium supply stores, all the dreaded petsmart type...
  4. Equipment
    Basic dimensions aside if I divide either tank into 3-sections is there any real difference in mechanics of how the tanks would behave? I'm thinking about water flow however minor and temp. mainly. Height all being the same; My thought was a 30g breeder at 36x18 would be easier to heat and...
  5. Low Tech Forum
    So I asked subset of this question over in the Lighting forum but figured I should expand the whole thing out here to make sure I am bringing it all together properly. The idea I had came about after having 2x 10-gallon tanks for bettas. I knew nothing about fish...walked into what I thought...
  6. Lighting
    So I am totally new to all this and have spent weeks reading and trying to understand everything and I think I have a decent beginners grasp and can now ask a hopefully intelligent question ;) What I was looking at doing was a 30-gallon breeder tank (36w - 18d - 12h) with glass top, substrate...
  7. Tank Journals
    I had a problem with snails so I bought two pea puffers. Now I grow the snails in a 30 gallon and feed them to the puffers in a 10 gallon. At first I had problems maintaining a snail population but I've learned that recreating a pond like atmosphere I can have snails for the puffers all the...
  8. Aquascaping
    So my buddy knows I've been into aquariums past 2 years and he and his wife want me to design a small tank for their 2 year old in a baseball theme. Wanted to share my ideas and ask for advice in this thread as it relates to fish selection, plant selection, and aquascape! I have posted a...
  9. Low Tech Forum
    I have a 30 gallon aquarium, I wouldnt really call it planted, but I am looking for any thoughts on how I can make it better with out making it high tech and very time consuming. I have a standard 30 gallon aquarium. I have the standard hood and light fixture on it that came with the aquarium...
  10. Plants
    Any advice? From surface reading it seems that these guys can flourish in a toilet bowl so I was wondering how easy they really are? I needed a good filler for a corner of my tank that was lacking plants and it has worked out perfect. I'm currently low tech no CO2 and pretty basic lighting...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm asking because I'm looking to make a purchase. The local pet shop is selling some and I'm very curious. I have a 30 gallon tank currently. It's a dirt tank and to be honest my hopes are to say that my plants "grow like crazy" and I'm hoping to find this with CO2 and other good stuff of course.
  12. Low Tech Forum
    So I currently have multiple bunches of Hornwort, Anacharis, I have 4 Amazon Swords, a Banana Plant, and two bunches of Jungle Val. In regards to the fish I have 4 Green Corys, 6 Skirt Tetras, 6 Neon Tetras, and 2 Black Kuhli Loaches. I can easily say there is nothing fancy about this tank...
  13. Fish
    I have 8 neon tetras and 3 otos in a 30G, but my parents would like me to add a "bigger" fish. I don't know if it's bc they are getting older and are having trouble seeing the fish (I gave up seeing my otos anyways) but they are very adamant about it. I'll probably add more neon tetras but can...
  14. Tank Journals
    I've been encouraged recently -thanks Duff ;) - to start a journal for my tanks, so here goes.... My 30gal x2 Both tanks: 30gal long (36x13x16) Top Tank: Plants, Shrimp & Nano-fish Lighting: Solarmax HO T5 2x39w (currently only running one of the bulbs- ran both for a while and got a mad...
  15. Tank Journals
    A Little History: I set this tank up at the beginning of September and ran it “dry” for a two months, attempting to establish a immersed HC/Riccia and Microsword carpet. I was pleasantly surprised with the results as it filled in quite quickly, the HC anchored the Riccia to the ground as it...
  16. Fish
    Hi this is my first post so thanks in advance for the help I just got a 30 gallon tank off craigslist and I've never had one before. I did a fishless cycle for about a week and then i decided to get 5 zebra danios in it to speed up the process and they've been in it for about a week now. They...
  17. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I currently have a tank with plants but it look really messy. I have a tank full of angelfish. I want to know what kind of plant should go in there. I using some good base for the plant... some kind of clay stuff i brought. so i need some advice...
  18. Tank Journals
    Im 16 years old and have been in this hobby for 2 years, so don't be so harsh on the comments.=D Ive started this project on jan02/09. This is my 30 gallon iwagumi setup. Equipment: Hagen 30 gallon aquarium Eheim 2213 with lily pipes. Complete co2 setup with Milwaukee regulator, bubble...
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