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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So I got a free 55 gallon tank and stand off CL.-- FREE.--- ^.^ I'm so excited, I plan on moving the current inhabitants of my 30 Gallon over once it's cycled, but would like to add some, so my current Fish are as follows- 1 Male Betta 3 Bronze Cory 2 Oto catfish 2 nerite snails (1 tiger, 1...
  2. Tank Journals
    I lost faith in my original scape. I think it lacked depth and balance. The fact that most people do that makes me feel less bad haha. This would be day 4 of the new scape. Here's the specs: T8 lightning, currently aprx 1.2 watts per gallon, just had 2 bulbs randomly go out Bell diffused co2...
  3. Lighting
    Hello, everyone. I have found the planted tank forums very helpful but still unsure of some things when it comes to lighting levels in any given situation. I am in the process of planning a (hopefully) fairly heavily planted tank. I am planning to place an Aquaticlife t5 ho 2 lamp 2x54...
  4. Tank Journals
    [5/23/17] someday i'll get a plant list up... [1/23/17] [1/17/17] Last photos of the Riparium.. its reign has ended... plant list: Variegated Pothos Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum "domino") Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp???) Dwarf Palm Neanthe Bella Anthurium Aglaonema (Chinese evergreen)...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I currently have a 55 gallon tank sitting in my garage that I picked up a week ago. I have been spending a lot of time researching different tank ideas and there are so many different ways I can take this tank. That's the problem, I just can't find any ideas. I've been thinking about doing a...
  6. Tank Journals
    Yo! I've only been in this hobby for 5 months now. I started out with a .5 gallon tank with a goldfish that was won at the fair by my daughter. The goldfish lived a few months, and was replaced with a guppy. I did some reading and discovered that tank was way too small for any fish, so I...
  7. Lighting
    So I recently purchased a Nova Extreme 48" T5HO 54wx2 (108w) Fixture (Seen Here) with the intention of using it on a 55 gallon I am in the process of setting up. Prior to buying it I was going by watts per gallon, and only now found out that apparently the T5HO's don't exactly comply with the...
  8. Tank Journals
    Most current pic, taken 4/7/11 3/23/11 1/11/11 ____________________________ This tank is about 3 years old. It was the first tank that I set up for growing plants. I had planted tanks before, but they were only low light setups (both with Eclipse hoods). This tank was doing...
  9. Tank Journals
    Filter: whisper HOB Lighting: Zoo med T5HO 48 inch. x2 58 watt bulbs Co2: DIY Substrate: Miracle grow organic choice potting soil capped with fine gravel. Flora: Rotala Macrandra, Jungle Val, Baby Tears, Star Grass, Cryptocoryne Blassii, Oselot Sword, and soon Cryptocoryne Wendtii Red...
  10. Lighting
    im setting up my first planted tank and i have a budget of $300 for light, substrate, and plants. i need to find a 24in fixture that i can get 2 of with out spending over about $150. anyone know of a solution? thanks
  11. Lighting
    i havent planted anything yet..still trying to figure out how much light i need for my 55 gallon. its all so confusing...i keep reading about different kinds of bulbs like compact florescent and T5 HO etc... and the diffenences in lumens and kelvins and watts. 1. my main question is should i...
  12. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, I am new to this site and planted aquariums. I have a regular 55 gallon glass tank with stock hoods and stock lighting fixtures. Im planning on turning it into a Planted Tank and i im asking for anyones help as well as suggestions. My plan is to change out the stock hood into a glass...
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