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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So I have three Mystery Snails that seem to be doing fine, but yesterday I noticed my blue one is just hanging out of its shell not doing anything. Yesterday it was on its back doing it. It was near same spot I left it last night and this morning when I checked it it's still alive. I placed it...
  2. Plants
    Hi, my African Water Fern is turning into a translucent brown colour days after dosing Iron into the tank. I've read several articles saying that high iron content will turn the fern brown. I've also included a number pictures of the fern. I'm not sure if this is concerning and if there's...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi all, I'm pretty new to having a planted tank and the aquascaping hobby in general. I have done a fair bit of research, but it always seems to get overwhelming pretty quickly, but I am pretty determined and will keep increasing my knowledge. I decided to give it a go and bought a Juwel Rio...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey everyone, I've been thinking of slowly shifting the time my lights come on and off. Currently, they come on at 8 and turn off 30 minutes after my Co2 at 6. I work full time, 8-5 so I don't have much time to view my tank when the lights are on. I know both my fish and plants have a...
  5. Aquascaping
    I set up this scape yesterday because I was tired of my old one but I feel its missing something in the left side. What do you think I should put? plants, wood more stone?
  6. Plants
    I have been looking into getting some plants for on top of my water, such as duckweed or frogbit. I have read some people say they are more of a pest than a purposeful plant. What are the Pros and cons? If I did get some I would include a ring to contain the floating plants in the top of my...
  7. Planted Nano Tanks
    Welcome As a mediumly experienced shrimp tank keeper, this super tiny :icon_roll tank is a bit of a change for me. At 4.6 Gallons without considering the mass taken up by the substrate, rocks, and wood, and plants this guy requires so much attention it's stressing me out a bit. So, I wanted...
  8. Substrate
    Hey Everyone! (First post, did a search, no dice, plz forgive formatting or anything I did wrong...Just REALLY need some of your great advice ASAP!) Quick Backstory: I'm a pretty well experienced Low tech planted tank (w/fish) person here. Just got a new tank 20G Hi, that I'm excited to get...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi guys! This is my first post on here, so sorry if I'm not in the right spot for this question. I'm looking to make an aquarium bonsai for my 10g betta tank. Problem is, I have no idea what moss to use for the "leaves". I know I don't want java moss, but aside from that, I've been bouncing...
  10. Equipment
    SO I'd like to try out co2 on my 7g cube.. maybe 1-2 bps.. eheim canister 2211 I'm not even sure if its a good idea to put it on this tank with my photo period: lights on 2 hours lights off 2 hours lights on 3 hours lights off 3 hours lights on 1 hour lights off for night (13 hours) Thoughts...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    My tank created on 01 April 2017 with following criteria: - Tank size 20 cm x 20 cm x 35 cm with volume around 13,3 Litres; - Substrate with JBL Aquabasis about 250gr, ADA Amazonia 1000gr, and Dernelee about 400gr; - Filter by HOB (JEBO brand) with 240 Litres per hours capacity (i add about 3...
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