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  1. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hi, I'm Allie. I am just getting back into owning fish after college. After doing lots of research, and seeing what can be done with plants (aquascaping videos are so calming, who knew?), I'm excited to get into it! So, here's the basic run down. I have a 40 gallon breeder tank. I'm buying...
  2. Fish
    I am extremely new to aquaculture. I really like the idea of having a hardscaped/planted aquarium, probably 40-55 Gal, with cichlids. I've read that cichlids can be a terror to plants though. Any suggestions on plant/cichlid pairings?
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    At the moment I have two tanks that I am trying and failing to grow plants in, it seems even the "beginner plants are to advanced for me. Tank 1: 20 long Fluval 206 filter Eheim jagger heater 30 pounds Flourite black 5 pounds black gravel...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have recently begun the processing of upgrading my small 10 gallon tank to a 20 gallon tall tank. I decided I wanted to try out a planted tank with the new setup. I am a beginner so I am still figuring some things out. My 10 gallon tank only had low light plants such as anubias and marimo moss...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Okay, so first off i am new to the website and the hobby, so i apologize for any mistakes i do make. I have a 24 x 24 x 12 inch 30 gallon aquarium, i have a Marineland LED plant light fixture. I am using flora max as my substrate and i currently have 6 species of cichlids and a few different...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello guys I'm new to this and had a question that I can't figure out. I have a 29gal planted aqurium and I have a DIY co2 that I just did today and haven't kicked in yet (start bubbling) my question was that I have my air pump running during the day and it shuts off at night. Now should I not...
  7. Substrate
    Hello, I want to start a planted tank and I woukd like to know if floramax from CaribSea is a good starter for a begginer like me. I'm thinking of doing about 2" of floaramax and topping it off with 1" of pea gravel. Is this ok or should I use something eles.
  8. Low Tech Forum
    Hello everyone! I'm very new to planted tanks and I would love to start one. I would appreciate any tips and advice. So recently one of my neighbors moved and gave me a fish tank including the equipment and a stand. I have cleaned the tank with water and aquarium salt, refurnished the stand and...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have decided to take the dive into planted aquariums, I have previous experience helping my brother keep a 150g of Africans, but I am a newbie to this part of the hobby. I also have the advantage of working at a fish store (Big al's, if you know it) so that gives me availability to products at...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So I just made this account today and I am very new to this site and needed some help :) I recently got a job a Big Al's fish store and am learning about fish, I'm still learning so cut me a little slack. I'm really interested in starting a planted aquarium, they fascinate me. I know a decent...
  11. Equipment
    I just bought an Eheim Canister filter. It's my first canister filter and I'm excited about it. I opened the box, read all the directions, and am now in the process of setting it up. So I take all the stuff out of the box and come across the quick disconnect parts. The instructions don't mention...
  12. Aquascaping
    So...erm... I'm getting a 20 gal long. I have NO idea how to aquascape it. I'm not getting it until summer 2011. I, at the moment, have no experience past betta bulbs which have flourished. But~ I am currently setting up a simple aquascape with rocks and a carpet in a nano. I NEED a carpet and...
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