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  1. Substrate
    Hi all Hear me out before you judge.... I have an idea when it comes to replacing substrate. Looking to hear your thoughts on if it is a good idea. Im thinking of removing most of the current substrate, and placing it in a pair of tights(UK) i think you call them pantyhose in the USA, tying...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi all, I'm trying to start up a low tech planted tank. Most of my surface area is planted and I've thrown in a bunch of frogbit and hornwort. Keeping tank at 78 degrees F. I've been using MicroBacter start xlf - I'd read positive reviews on this. I was seeing around 1ppm of ammonia and...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Not having a good day... or good few months with this tank. Got shrimp from a site I won't name in open form (can members pm to ask or telling there also ban-able?) to avoid forum trouble from blacklisting. Of the 15 I bought 1 doa, others died within a day. I had done a many hour drip...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm planning on downsizing my existing setup as I will be getting a new larger tank alongside it. I need to use my ecco canister on the big tank, so the small tank will get an internal filter that I have laying around (I will transfer the biomedia). I will also be replacing more than half of the...
  5. Fish
    Hey guys! I have a juvenile EBJD that seems to be dying :( Initially I thought it was parasites but I'm not sure anymore, could it be bacterial? He isn't responding to meds. At first he would swim erratically and crash into decor and the tank glass violently. Then he started hiding a lot and...
  6. Fish
    Hello, I upgraded my 40b tank to a 75 gallon tank about 2.5 weeks ago and I'm slowly losing fish to, presumably, some sort of disease. One of the fluval 406's was running on the 40b tank before upgrading so, the 75 gallon tank is cycled. The tank is heavily planted as well (plants came out of...
  7. Aquascaping
    I have 2 nice pieces of mopani in the garadge that were used in a bearded dragon tank about 3 years ago. Can I use them in a fish tank? I'm assuming I would have to boil or bake them.
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey guys, I've decided to jump into the salt section of the hobby and go brackish. I have tons of media that I've used to help jump start other freshwater cycles before, but not sure if it would work for brackish. The fish I want requires a low gravity (1.005-1.008), so the salinity isn't...
  9. Plants
    Until now, I've had an absolutely beautiful aquarium. All live plants, and MANY of them. They've grown so lush, I've cut off trimmings and planted more around the tank. I always got many compliments by visitors, and the fish had so much to swim around and hide behind. My brother had given me...
  10. Fish
    My German Blue Ram has had a cloudy eye and protruding white mass for some time now (see pictures). Two weeks ago I posted asking for help on the issue and decided to treat with herbal tonics (pimafix and melafix by API). After the recommended dosing I saw no change so I purchased some...
  11. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I have a newly set up tank and recently read about the No-Planaria product available from Green Leaf Aquariums. It looks like many people have had this successfully wipe out unwanted snails. I am interested in using this, but plan on adding some of my golden rabbit snails to this tank from...
  12. Fish
    I have a 20 gallon long with the following: Filtration - Whisper 20i + 10i. Fish in stock - 1 glofish tetra 1 peppered corydoras 1 albino corydoras 1 julie corydoras 7 albino glow light tetras 1 African dwarf frog Water Parameters - PH 7.4 NH3/NH4- 0ppm NO2- 0ppm NO3- 20ppm I'm such a noob...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Anyone got experience with havin UV LEDs over the tank? Im wondering if they will help kill some of the smaller alage/bacteria inside the water like they do when u buy a UV sterilizer obviously not as much tho?
  14. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello Guys and Gals I have a 190 Ltr Planted Aquarium PH: 6.6 Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate 10 ppm Phosphate: 0.25 ppm Substrate: ADA Power Sand (with some Penac P added) and ADA Amazonia Aqua Soil on top I only do my water changes with RO Water from my local pet shop...
  15. Algae
    I've had a cyanobacteria problem for a few months now. I've read a lot about it. I believe my filtration and flow are good, although could be better but don't have many options to increase flow and circulation with this tank without spending a lot of money. So I looked into Erythromycin and...
  16. Equipment
    I have had the Marineland Penguin 350 filter on my 55-gallon tank for almost 6 months now, and the bio wheels are showing almost no signs of growth. The filter cartridges show a LOT of growth and my water parameters are practically always ideal. (Ammonia=0 Nitrite = 0) I realize it isnt really...
  17. Equipment
    I have some extra sponge filters I would like to seed with bacteria. If I just sit them in tanks already established will the bacteria build up or would it be better to actually have them running. I figure there will be some bacteria build up without having to run them, but I just wanted to make...
  18. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Thank you for reading this, I had a 4 month old fully cycled 55 gallon aquarium (using Dr. Tim’s One and Only Nit. Bac.) and we decided to upgrade to a bigger one (180 gallons) we used Diana Walstad’s method, about an inch of organic topsoil with no additives, no fertilizers and no surfactants...
  19. Algae
    Well, I used to have a really nice, lightly planted, low-tech tank. I started reading on this site about all of the nutrient dosing and other stuff, so I got excited that my plants would grow super fast and shoved in a bunch of root tabs. About a week later the entire substrate and all of...
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