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  1. Fish
    Hello PTers, I have long been part of this forum, but I don't believe I've ever actually posted in here. So forgive me if I am posting in the incorrect area. With all of your suggestions, and long time reviewing, and a bit of trial and error (ok lots of errors), I have successfully been able...
  2. Fish
    Hey there! Right now I’m working on my first ever planted tank! : ) My tank is an Aqua One AR850 which is 165 litres (43.58 gallons) and currently I’m just working on hardscaping. Once I add water + plants I plan to leave it that way for two months or more so I can cycle it, adjust the...
  3. Low Tech Forum
    I don't wish to spend upwards of $173 on branded Aquarium Soil for my 40gal, I am wishing to do a dirted tank. This will be my first planted tank and I've heard newbies shouldn't do it but I'm doing one anyways! Any advice given for this would be appreciated as I am still in the midst of doing...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I recently ventured into the world of a hi tech set up after successfully running a low tech tank for a year. Here is the info on my tank, lighting and CO2 set up: 40 Gallon D: 17 W:32 H:25 Lighting: Finnex Fugeray Planted + LED CO2: 20oz Paintball, 2 bubbles per second Fish: 6 Zebra Danio...
  5. Tank Journals
    Tank: 40 Breeder Aqueon Stand: DIY Filter: SunSun Hw304B 525GPH w/ 9 watt UV Light: Radion Gen1 w/TIR Lenses (Below for leds on it) Currently light is running at 60% with 6.5k to 7.5K @ 8hrs. Light is 26 1/2" above the substrate, 12" above the water line. • 8x Cree XP-G Cool White...
  6. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Long time lurker first time poster, so I apologize in advance if you guys already covered this. I have a 40 gallon tank with about 24 cardinal tetras, a bristle nosed pleco and a betta. Just wondering what's the maximum amount of ghost shrimp and RCS I can have? Once these guys start growing...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    quick question: Is a 24oz paintball setup on a 40 gallon good enough to maintain decent co2 levels? If i run it at the average bubble a second for 8 hours a day, will it last me at least 2-3 months? Or is it too small and be a nuisance to have to refill every month? I have plants that dont...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello Everybody. Just wanted to get some opinions on stocking my 40 breeder. Current Stock: 6x Harlequin Rasboras 1x Orange Molly 1x Oto cat 2x RCS 5+ Assasin snails 2x Horned nerites Stock goal (In total) : 10x Harlequin Rasboras 2x male mollies 2x male platies 6-10x cory cats And I'd...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    so guys i have a 40 gallon planted tank and i wanted to know if iam doing everything right and provide any advice tank size 40 gallon lighting: 4x 14 w t5 + 2x 27 w spiral cfl + 1x 14 w led all rated at 6500k with diy reflector with chrome tape with an 24w rgb led cheap chinese led strip...
  10. Oregon
    Hey, I have to downsize due to moving and I am looking to set up a planted 40 gallon breeder tank. I am living in portland so I am reaching out to the Planted Tank folks here in Oregon. Let me know if you know of any available.
  11. Tank Journals
    TO SEE HIGH QUALITY PICS, I RECOMMEND YOU GO TO THE LAST PAGE AND WORK BACKWARDS :proud: Hey everybody :D Well I had a saltwater tank for 2 years but decided it was just too much work to actually enjoy. I was then left with an algae encrusted eclipse 12 tank with minimal plants and minimal...
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