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  1. Fish
    Hello, so I’m in the process of moving my fish into a low tech planted 10 gallon tank. I have a 5 gallon and was wondering what I could set up in it. I think a beta is an option but I was wondering if there is anything other options.
  2. Equipment
    I have a 22 long from Aquamaxxx and I had the Eheim Classic 150 but I switched over to the 250 because I thought the 150 was too small for the tank but now I don’t think the 250 is creating enough flow and gas exchange. I was thinking of getting the Eheim Classic 350 or is there any other...
  3. Lighting
    I wasn’t sure if I should post here or in lighting…but alas, here I am, because ultimately I want to keep the aquarium pretty low tech (read: low cost). Also, I am not 100% sure my issue is lighting related! A little backstory: tank purchased as a Christmas gift for children. Basics of the...
  4. Aquascaping
    Hello, this is my first aquascape, and I would appreciate your feedback. Something seems off, so I've included a couple ideas. However, feel free to deviate from my points. Top half seems too empty More soil to raise the rocks? Add more rocks? The wood on the right side seems off Too much...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have the tank near a window rn. there isn't "too much sunlight" as there is building shade, but there is light just not direct sunlight and I've been having it there for about 3 months now without any algae issues although it is a non-planted tank. there is also a led tubelight above the tank...
  6. Fish
    Hi, I am trying to decide if I want to get Tiger Endlers and guppies or just the guppies or vice versa. The determining factor is if they well school/swim together or not. Any one who knows advice welcome. Thanks
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I know this is a controversial topic of sending live fish/invertebrates through the post, however, I have came to the conclusion that if I take all the precautions - double bagging, using polystyrene boxes, heat packs, using next day shipping services, etc - then I would be able to successfully...
  8. Lighting
    I was looking at the Twinstar S but realized how much cheaper the other lights are - plus the less expensive lights come with programable dimming and spectrum adjustment. I'm looking to light a UNS L90 tank (12x12x36"), so not too deep. In fact, I was thinking of suspending the Twinstar and...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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