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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Howdy. New here. Please forgive if I am not posting properly. I have a 3 year plus 20 gallon live plant tank in my classroom. It has presented challenges over the years. Here is the recent battle that I am loosing big time: (Pict as attachment since I am unaware of how to place in line.) Stats...
  2. Tank Journals
    Hey Anyone and Everyone, I created my first planted aquascape tank a few months ago. I was floating the Guadeloupe River in Texas, and was so inspired by the beauty there that I decided to try to create an underwater version of this small slice of Paradise inside Central Texas. So far, it is...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Does anyone have experience with using Hydrogen Peroxide as a treatment for brown hair algae? I've seen some info for saltwater tanks, but not much for freshwater planted tanks. Currently have a low tech 7 gallon planted tank with anubias, java fern, monte carlo, pearl weed, rotala, and some...
  4. Plants
    If any of you guys knows whats going on and can help, it would be greatly appreciated, as I'm at my wits end with this tank. All my plants seem to be stunted, and the stem and older leaves of all my plants are turning brown. Photos are at the bottom, below the tank descriptions. Tank Stats...
  5. Algae
    Question: Am I dosing with too much Excel/Thrive? Plants in sudden decline the last week after dosing daily, algae still thriving off dead plant matter. CO2: No/Low tech Tank: Fluval Spec V (5 gallons) Planted: Moderately Substrate: ADA Aquasoil Filtration: Carbon, Sponge Light: 7500K LED (on...
  6. Algae
    The algae is on my marimo moss ball and some plant, inside my tank has rotala h'ra, ludwigia, rotala macandar mini, rotala bonsai, repens, monte carlo & marimo moss ball.. also fish & shrimp.. 1 siamese, 5 amano shrimp, 15 caridina shrimp, and 10 tetra. my tank is 35x35x35cm nano tank.. with...
  7. Algae
    There are probably posts about this already but I couldn't find any! I have tanks between 8-16 gallons. What are some good algae eaters? I have lots of plants and I don't want them eaten. So far I have ramshorn snails and amano shrimp, what are some other goods species? I want something for the...
  8. Algae
    I am setting up a 90G planted tank - my first serious tank - and am about a month into fishless cycling. I probably have another 2-3 weeks to go before the cycling completes, but I have been hit by an algae bloom that I am struggling to control and would love your advice on. I have a several...
  9. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hello new to this site and was looking for some input. I have a 5 gallon nano tank with some Dwarf Sagittaria, crypt parva (2 days new) and some other plants that I cannot identify. Using ADA Amazonia and a small layer at the bottom of previous used eco complete. Dosing excel and having co2 at...
  10. Algae
    Hello, I set up this peacock cichlid planted tank about 5 weeks ago. Can someone identify this algae?
  11. Algae
    Most of my plants are covered with this brown color algae. Tried to scrap it off, but after 2 weeks i face the same problem again. How to get rid of it.
  12. Algae
    at first i thought it was gone but it still around and growing moderately. what causes it and how do you stop it?
  13. Algae
    The question: How does EI, or any other method where the aim is to keep all nutrients at levels that are not limiting, help control algae growth? I have used such approaches with good results as have many others. I think most would agree that the basic principle is that all nutrients...
  14. Planted Nano Tanks
    First post here looking for advice.. This is my first planted tank, 6.5 Fluval Edge with ADA Amazonia, 1 male Betta, some Seiryu stone, and a small variety of low tech plants I purchased at Petco. The tank is about 4 months old, cycled with good readings on ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. I...
  15. Low Tech Forum
    I have read a lot about the possible causes and treatments dealing with green spot algae. However, there has not been a clear cut solution/method to eradicate it, especially from plants. I am looking for someone that has had proven success dealing with GSA and what method they used to do so...
  16. Low Tech Forum
    Hey guys! This is my first time posting but I've been lurking the forums for a year or two now taking advice passively and incorporating everything I've learned into my tank. The setup is technically 3 or 4 years old but has been reincarnated a few times keeping essentially the same stock but...
  17. WTB/RAOK
    I would like to buy Amano shrimps. Sexed 2 or three, not sexed young about 5. How much it would cost with the shipping?
  18. Algae
    Planted 36g, 36 inch of fish, ammonia 0, nitrites 0, ph 7, nitrates 10-20ppm, eheim 2215, abou 3w/g CFL 6500 full spectrum light. 15-25% water change each 10 days or so. History: trying to get rid of algae for the last 5-6 months, while keeping the plants nicely growing. 1. Low light, low...
  19. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi all, I had green dust algae for a while and it kept coming back after cleaning it. I read a lot of stuff online telling me to let it go through its growth cycle (6-8 weeks) and then clean it. The first time I cleaned the tank I only left it 4-6 weeks and it wasn't enough. It came back...
  20. Algae
    I am not sure what type of Algae this is or how to get rid of it. I am new to planted tanks and have a 10 gallon, all the specs can be found here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/yourtanks.php?do=view&id=9346&n=Falconeyes88 It is ruining my tank and Plants. Please help!:icon_sad:
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