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  1. Substrate
    So, ADA Amazonia is no longer available due to scarce raw materials. I have been looking for it for a few months. I don't know if it will go away forever or what...but...I'm wondering what I should use instead. Here's my situation: I'm currently running an Eheim 2217 filter on my 17-gallon...
  2. Substrate
    From what I've read, Amazonia is probably the best active substrate for keeping live plants, but the ammonia leaching means the aquarium needs to cycle for awhile before any critters are added. Does anyone know of any way to prepare it for an established aquarium to minimize the resulting issues...
  3. Tank Journals
    If my "big" 50 litre planted community tank is considered "nano", then what should I call my "little" 10 litre shrimp tank? Micro? - no wait that's bigger than nano.... Pica? - sounds silly.... So I'm going with the "nano-nano" tank :grin2: Thought I'd jump straight in with a video: Friday...
  4. Substrate
    Dear All, Could someone please explain (or point me to somewhere that already does) what exactly it is that active substrate such as ADA Amazonia does to / with the KH in your water? I understand that Amazonia decreases the KH - people often say it "eats up the KH" - but what does this...
  5. Substrate
    Ordered a 9L bag of Aquasoil Amazonia on Amazon (lol) and the bag that came is different than any other bag of Amazonia I've seen. What I'm afraid of is apparently there are counterfeit bags sold out of China and a search revealed that ADA may have even changed their bag design because of it...
  6. Substrate
    After 2 years, I unfortunately have to redo my 40G high tech tank since I have to move it. Currently I am using ADA Amazonia. I am beginning to question whether Amazonia (or any aqua soil for that matter) is a good choice for me. Please note that I like to keep my tanks for 3-5 years and...
  7. Substrate
    Hello, I bought Bags of ADA Amazonia Aquasoil 9Ltrs bags from 2 vendors. Double checked that these were Standard packages and no Light or Amazonia 2. When i put them in the aquarium yesterday, i noticed both were of slightly different colours. One was more blackish and the other was sort of...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello All! I've recently setup a 225l planted aquarium, my first foray into the high tech world. While it has certainly been a lot of fun, there's also been a lot of frustration (which I believe is in large part my own fault) and algae. The tank is currently 21 days old, and still cycling...
  9. Substrate
    I'm gonna be starting a new setup with ADA aquasoil (a lot of it) and remineralised RODI water. I'm interested to know any experience you guys have with it as I am currently kinda confused. I know that the soil basically removes all KH from the water and I have read that adding KH can cause the...
  10. WTB/RAOK
    Let me know what you have. Located in 90019.
  11. Low Tech Forum
    Hi all, I'm brand new to the aquascaping / aquarium world. After a ton of research and much back and fourth about what gear to get, I just finished setting up my first tank! I'm trying to keep it simple by going low-tech, but I may end up adding new plants and/or C02 in the future. I've...
  12. WTB/RAOK
    Hey all, I am looking to buy a bag of Amazonia in Orange County. I can't seem to find any stores that carry it, so if someone has a bag or knows somewhere I could get it locally, it would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance!
  13. Florida
    Hi all! I am selling two different sets and I really do not want to split them up. Located in Melbourne, FL. Please PM me for my number to send photos, I'm lazy :P Set one: 10G Aqueon tank Beamswork LED Huge sponge filter + pump and lining Digital thermometer Whole bag of amazonia (ALREADY IN...
  14. For Sale/Trade
    I am leaving the country soon and need to clear my gear out pretty quickly. Here is what I have for sale. I would prefer that the tanks, cabinet, and light be local pickup only (Seattle). Need the stuff gone. Any serious offers will be considered! 1. Parker IR6000 stainless steel regulator with...
  15. Substrate
    I've done a ton of looking around and reading and searching and what not.... I can't see any difference between amazonia, malaya and africana except color. does anyone have real experience with these three? whats the normal buffering power of each one? does one buffer more acidic then...
  16. Substrate
    I started my 50 gal tank 10 days back and getting high ammonia readings. More details given below Amazonia substrate Drift wood and mangrove root lava rock modestly planted co2 injection 2-3 bps aeration during dark period. adding seachem stability everyday @ 2 cap fulls a day ph of tap water...
  17. Low Tech Forum
    I posted not too long ago about the 8 gallon betta bowl I set up around 3 weeks ago. Since then I have had a constant struggle with Amazonia Aqua Soil silt/debris coating the lowest leaves of all the plants after every water change, and any time the betta roots around the ground. Believe me when...
  18. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Day 10 on the new amazonia tank. I've planted twice and have done 3 60% water changes. A few days ago, the ammonia tested 0 and nitrites .25 ... that was before a right before a water change. It's been two days. Now the ammonia is 0, the nitrite is 0, and the nitrate is 5. Could it be cycled...
  19. WTB/RAOK
    If anyone has a Finnex Ray II 24in or 70w MH fixture for sale for sale let me know. Thanks!
  20. Tank Journals
    All of this is my girlfriends fault. I became intrigued by her little betta named Jupe Jupe. It found great joy in squeezing underneath the tiny gap of an overturned piece of decor. I thought it was both amazing and sad, so I went to Petco and bought him a new double wide crib. It turns out...
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