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  1. Plants
    Help appreciated - trying to estimate the initial plant load needed for a 180 gallon, to minimize algae problems during startup. I keep hearing that making sure you have enough plants initially is key to preventing algae and longer-term success. Can you help advise if this enough?? Species...
  2. Aquascaping
    Hello, I am new to aquascaping and would love any tips or advice! Anyways, I was purchased Flourite Black Sand (pic attached) and set it up in my 10 gal tank. I was thinking of starting off with some java fern and anubis plants since those are easy to take care of (of what I heard). How do I...
  3. Aquascaping
    Hi, Can someone please identify the type of wood or if the wood I found is aquarium safe? I went out to find driftwood for the first time at a nearby water body. I picked some wood but I am not sure if they are completely dry or if they can be used in fish tank or not. I am attaching nine...
  4. Low Tech Forum
    hi guys, its my first time being here and im really hoping i can get a crash course on how to not miserably fail on my first attempt at a planted aquarium. What i know right now: -i cant afford CO2 -my lights are stock led's that come with the Juwel rio 180 (they seem to be relatively...
  5. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hello All, I'm new to aquascaping, tanks, fishes, freshwater and everything that comes with :smile2:, and I am willing to do something nice and beautiful. So I'd like some suggestions about equipments, which at the end, I can have an attractive setup. The tank will be a rimless FireAqua 9 or...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi Friends, i have a planted tank already but i want to redo it now for the following reasons; My plants are growing haywire, anticipated aquascaping has been gone for a toss now. Population explosion of trumpet snails. Adding a new plant species. since i am redoing the entire tank i wanna...
  7. Aquascaping
    Hey! I design & build aquascapes in the Southern USA, and I recently started a website based on Aquascaping at AquascapeAddiction.com. I wrote a little article on Aqusacaping for Beginners, and I figured I'd re-post it here for the forum's use, if anybody should like to sticky it. If you'd...
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