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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello, Am New to the aquascaping world. I have a 16 gallon (60L) tank with a 2kg CO2 system. I started 4 days ago with les then 1 bubble per second but my Co2 drop checker stayed for 2 days blue, so raised the co2 to 1 bubble per second and stil it stayed blue but a little lighter then earlier...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So I have been trying to raise my calcium and kh levels in my 55g fish, snail, and planted tank. I have actually tried a bunch of things. I was doing water changes every two weeks. I have now changed it to once a week to try and help replenish the calcium mostly for snails and plants are doing...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hey yall, I am very new to the planted tank world, but prior to this i've been keeping reef tanks for a few years. My main confusion stems from pH. I have a 10 gallon low tech setup that is currently cycling. I used some spiderwood and fluval stratum as my aquascape. I've noticed that my pH...
  4. Low Tech Forum
    Hi! :giggle: I've had my tank for a little under 4 months now and it has already gone through so many changes as I have been getting it established. I've made plenty of newbie mistakes, but somehow have managed to keep all my fish alive (if not all my plants)! I started off not doing anything...
  5. Equipment
    I am the new owner of a Fluval 7 series canister filter. The tubing, intake, and outtake are not the nicest and I'd like to replace them with something sleeker/easier to adjust. I know that you can buy glass lily pipes and such online, but how do I make sure that they are compatible with my...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So I have a new 55 gallon tank that has been cycling and I feel like I may be doing something wrong. I've been throwing food in to help cycle but the ammonia never spikes and the Nitrite and Nitrates seem to be all over. I have successfully cycled tanks before but this is my first planted one...
  7. Plants
    Hello. So I am still new to planting aquatic plants. I have just started with 4 plants. I'm not sure if they are doing good or bad. It's been about a week since I planted these guys and does the tank with Flourish and use tabs for the plants. I'm still waiting for the PH to get close to my other...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi everybody, this is my first post! I'm a beginner at this hobby, and while I have been doing tons of research and have been trying my best not to just rush in recklessly, I'm sure I don't have to tell any of you how difficult it is to find a clear answer about just about anything regarding the...
  9. Equipment
    Hello all! I have a 29 gallon tank who's stand broke after a week, and it's been sitting on a dog grooming table (their weight capacity is like 400 lb) in my storage room . I kinda need the table again to use and would like to see the tank in my bedroom at some point, but after getting a crappy...
  10. Fish
    Hi, I'm new. Here, that is, not to aquariums. But I'm jumping back in after some time away. I am planning a ~30g planted tank with CO2 and strong lighting to really push plant growth and nice coloration. But after the plants have filled in and the time comes to add livestock, I don't know what...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi all, I’m setting up my waterbox PM 15 as a planted freshwater tank. It will be co2 injected with a fluval plant nano as my light. I plan to dry start the Monte Carlo. Plant stock: (subject to change rough outline) 2x AR Mini Monte Carlo carpet 2x S.repens Christmas moss Anubias Still...
  12. Fish
    Hello there! I currently have 2 10 gallon planted tanks. I'd say both are medium to heavily planted. I'm looking for stocking ideas for each. Here is what I have in each tank so far. Please provide any advice on additions to each you'd recommend: Tank 1: 7 Ember Tetras, 3 Amanos Shrimp and...
  13. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi all, I've been lurking around the forum but decided to join and solicit some advice. I have a 5 gallon planted nano tank that I began in May 2020. It is planted with an anubias, some alternanthera, bucephalandra, and juncus repens. The tank is taller than wide so those all make it pretty...
  14. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hi Everyone! I am new member and would like to run my paludarium for vampire crabs by the community! This is my first paludarium and I used a tutorial online to build it inside of a 10 gallon using foam and aquarium-safe silicone. The filter is hidden in the back to create a waterfall in the...
  15. Tank Journals
    Hi Everyone! I am new member and would like to run my paludarium for vampire crabs by the community! This is my first paludarium and I used a tutorial online to build it inside of a 10 gallon using foam and aquarium-safe silicone. The filter is hidden in the back to create a waterfall in the...
  16. Substrate
    I love aquatic plants and eventually would like to try a dirted aquarium to try to improve growth and rooting, however, I was wondering how much of an impact dirt has on things like the PH and TDS? I've researched the basics of setting up a dirted aquarium, but I never see much information on...
  17. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi I'm extremely new, and I am getting a small tank soon that I would like to put some live plants in. I've looked around this forum, and I've seen many amazing tanks that are full of live plants. I don't plan for mine to look close to the ones I've seen on here, but I need some advice on ways...
  18. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi everyone, A couple of weeks ago I took the dive and started my first planted tank. It is a 7.5-gallon cube tank, and my intention is to make it a shrimp specific tank (some neocardina davidi variety, maybe with a nerite or two). I am just in the early fishless cycling phase now, although I...
  19. Low Tech Forum
    So I guess pandemic got us stir crazy so we got a 36 gallon bow front. I got some sand, dragon stones and this lovely spiderwood root! Waiting for the plants to arrive from Aquarium co-op!!! I thought they would be here by now but not yet. Hopefully tomorrow! We got 2x Cryptocoryne Lucens...
  20. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hi all! After about 10 years of not having a fishie friend I am returning to fish keeping! Perhaps it’s the pandemic that has us wanting to watch something other than the TV 🙂 My husband has never had fish and I’ve had fish since childhood and up until about 10 years ago when my beloved red...
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