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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    1st post, thx in advance! I've had tanks for 8 years, just getting into CO2 injection. I used to live in Louisiana, with great water parameters, and had amazing plant growth w/o using CO2. Now living elsewhere with poor water quality I have tried everything to get good plant growth, all failing...
  2. Algae
    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum, but a long time lurker. I recently got bitten by the aquarium bug and have been so happy starting out with this hobby. Throughout my 3-4 months in the hobby I've encountered a few problems on the way, but nothing too serious. Currently, I have a small...
  3. Plants
    I planted a bunch of different type Swords a couple weeks ago and tried to go low tech. They are covered in BBA now and I reinstated the injected CO2 to try and combat it. Amazon Sword Echinodorus Bleheri Dwarf Echinodorus Parviforus Ruffled Amazon Sword - Echinodorus Martii Major The question...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    A week ago I did a major pruning to remove all leaves with hair algae. This ended up removing about 50% of my non-root plant mass. Will that much of a reduction in total plant mass mean a reduction in plant nutrient consumption and that I should reduce fertilization for a while? Or will the...
  5. Low Tech Forum
    Hi guys, I'm new to this forum, but have been reading a couple of threads online on rescaping an already established tank. Just would like to get some opinions from all you planted tank experts over here! I would like to rescape my current planted tank due to a crazy resistant BBA attack, throw...
  6. New York
    Hello This is my first posting. I have a 29 gallon planted tank with 96 watts of lighting. When I first got the tank I had poor lighting. Since I've upgraded I started getting BBA. I have a pleco, Otos, Corys, and glass shrimp. I just learned that only SAE will eat BBA. So where in the...
  7. Algae
    So i'll be starting a new tank. I have some media in a friends tank now to help quicken the cycle. :fish: The trouble with that is he has some BBA algae. At least i think it's BBA. Will i be seeding my new tank with my friends tank algae? If so, it may not be worth it! :icon_eek: Kirk In...
  8. Algae
    Hi: Sorry about this longish post ... I need help with my tank overrun with BBA. 90 gallon heavily planted tank that has been running for 1 year now. It is quite heavily stocked. I run pressurized CO2 and the drop checker is green-yellow. EI dosing with 50% weekly wc. Two Eheim cannister...
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