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  1. Substrate
    Hi everyone, I’m new to this forum and had some questions regarding the Oase Scaperline soil and soils in general. - have any of you tried this soil? Didn’t find any reviews yet and wanted to use it because I’m planning in rescaping my 70g tank using soil (gravel is currently used) and I liked...
  2. Fish
    Hello! I thought I had my tank setup nicely for fish finally. Here's my params: Tank: 60 liters / 16 gallon Set up for 2 months with plants and a few cherry shrimp culls CO2 injected (via DIY) ADA Amazonia 2 substrate with wood and lava rocks filled with RO water remineralised with Seachem...
  3. Substrate
    I am setting up a new tank with aquasoil and RO water for keeping Crystal Red Shrimp. Its an 11 gallon cube tank that will have mostly moss, subwassertang, and a few other plants and floaters, as well as a medium sized lava rock. I will re-mineralize the water with Salty Shrimp Bee Shrimp...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I know enough not to chase pH but I have a few concerns with my water parameters. I have a new moderately planted high light tank with co2 injection, first time with co2, and I'm using ada aquasoil ver2 for the first time. The aquasoil is buffering my pH down to about 5.5. I've been trying to...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Substrate
    So I dove into the high tech tank for the first time, going from a 125 gallon low tech dirted tank ( did well with most plants I had but super messy and kind of a pain). So I added two high lights, CO2 injection with a NilcocG reactor to help dissolve most CO2 into the water. My only issue here...
  8. Substrate
    Does anyone know if it's legal to bring aquasoil in a checked bag on a plane? For domestic flight within USA, I'm moving to another state soon and would like to set up a tank at the new place. There are no stores nearby the new place that sells aquasoil and I have a bunch left over from previous...
  9. Low Tech Forum
    Hi All, My first post on this forum. Is there any potential for an in-tank sump filter like this for a low-tech planted tank? It has holes drilled all along the surface and consists of a thick foam layer acting as mechanical and biological filtration. A small pump at the bottom. Water...
  10. Tank Journals
    For my birthday I was lucky enough to receive an ADA 60f and the kit to go along with it. I'll be putting a lot of my savings into this project too. For hardscape, I'm using 11kg of Frodo Stone Tank: ADA 60f Substrate: ADA Aquasoil Powder Type (3L and 9L bag) Lava Rock underneath Lighting...
  11. 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...
  12. Lighting
    Setting up a 40 long. 16 inches in height. My main focus with this tank is a large lawn of Monte carlo.... Full carpet(hopefully) High tech. C02 injection. Ada aqua soil, liquid ferts, dry start. I'm in between: Ray 2 Finnex planted plus Which light for my intentions, please!!!! Thanks much...
  13. Substrate
    Hello, I am in the process of restarting my 50 gallon planted aquarium. I purchased 2 9 liter bags of aqua soil and some sand for the non-planted area. I know some people use power sand under the aqua soil but it is very expensive and I was hoping to use an inert lava rock in pantyhose...
  14. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So I've had my tank for about 3 years now and the setup has been very basic. Tank is 130L. The brand is Aquaone, I bought the whole package which came with the tank, light, HOB filter, heater and stand. Since then I got another HOB filter (Aquaclear). The substrate is Peat moss with white sand...
  15. Substrate
    My next project is going to be a high tech 27 gallon cube. I'm planning on a dirt substrate capped with something, either BDBS or extra fine Contrasoil. I've grown glosso for several years in Seachem Flourite (regular stuff, not the sand) with ok results, but I usually have trouble getting it...
  16. Tank Journals
    This is my first tank journal. I finally got some time today to post it so I will be back dating the process. I will be using the Dry Start Method (DSM) Equipment: Tank = Aquatop High Clarity Glass 12G Long (HCA-12G) --- Mr Aqua seems to be the most popular of this type of tanks, I don't know...
  17. Tank Journals
    Welcome to my Journal of my ADA 60P Setup! This journal will be chronicling my jungle style ADA 60P. I will try and upload everything I do and show people what i have done and what I learnt from this setup! My aim is to make my journal detailed so that others can get help from it if needed...
  18. Tank Journals
    Gentlemen, New to the forum, and as a beginner aquarist been reading a lot of good stuff in this website. Anyways, let me introduce my Juwel 180L tank. Got some ADA Aquasoil in it and a few plants (not sure that I got enough to make life easier for me). So far, I'm on day 5 and reading...
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