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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Figured I could hit two birds with one stone if my tank is the main producer of nutrients for edible plants. I'm imagining tubing the outflow of the tank into a tub where plants will sit on top of the water. I've already had great success hanging house plants on the side of the tank. They root...
  2. Tank Journals
    I decided to build an Aquaponics system for my wife's Pre-School classroom. Here is a list we're hoping the children can learn from this system: Proper Animal Husbandry The Nitrogen Cycle Symbiosis of animals, plants, and light Plant life cycle Identification of plant parts (Roots, stem...
  3. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hi, I'm geodejerry. I live in south-central Oregon, in a region of high desert (dry forest). Our annual rainfall has averaged about 14" historically, although who knows if this will be changing. We have a couple of acres of open forest/brushy land, with about 7000 s.f. that we garden and grow...
  4. Low Tech Forum
    June-17-17-50-gallon-aquarium-re-aquascaped900px.jpg I recently added Java Moss changed the substrate from gravel to BDBS, replanted Java Fern in a driftwood. Pulled Egeria Densa trimmed and replanted it in new places. I'm trying to get the Fe up to bring out the red in the Flame Sword, but the...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello Everyone, I’m looking for any advice, ideas, information, experience, know-how, thoughts, etc anyone might be able to offer. I’m re-acquiring a 55 gallon tank, about the standard 13x48 in, has most the basic hardware and an under gravel filter. Flora is only 1 Silver dollar and some sort...
  6. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hi, I'm Dave. I have recently become an aqua hobbyist once I had become interested in aquaponics. I want a cheap and reliable source of non-gmo foods and herbs; and what better way than to produce them right at home. Or more specifically in my present, experimental, state; right in my bedroom...
  7. Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium
    Hello all, This is my first terrarium that I've made. The design is influenced by some Vietnamese gardens when I was searching on the Internet. Due to limited space, I put it on top of my 10 gallon fish tank. I'm also thinking about having some red-eyed frog for my terrarium. I'm just starting...
  8. Plants
    Hi everyone, I have been obsessed with my planted tank for about two years now since I discovered the hobby. My CO2 injected 40g tank is exploding and flourishing quite well. I have a rigid fertilization and water change schedule and things are doing great. That being said, I'm about to do a...
  9. Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium
    i have been looking into the first two methods of taking care of our underwater ecosystem. for years people have been doing water changes and we all know it works BUT does that mean its the only method of taking care of your aquarium. i would like to know your thoughts about which of these...
  10. DIY
    Along with my planted tank projects, I've also been working on a new aquaponics farm setup and I figured y'all might be interested in seeing my progress. :) Phase 1 of our new aquaponic system is pretty much finished! We seeded bacteria, plants, and fish yesterday. Some quick photos for...
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