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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello, I have an established Lido 120L with tetras, Apistos and shrimp. I’d like to have a go at growing plants but haven’t had much luck in the past due to algae problems. Is it possible to be successful with just a gravel base (Dennerle Quartz) and liquid CO2? I also have the newer Juwel...
  2. Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium
    I'm new here, is there any vivarium experts in here that dont mind answering easy questions? I'm really enjoying my vivs and I'm currently building my third(for dart frogs) im dabbling in breeding as well(soon dart frogs...currently Leo's and brown anoles)so if there is any expert breeders I...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Okay, so I'm the unluckiest planted tank owner in the world it seems. My 10 gallon low tech planted tank has been cycling for 12 days now, and is my very first planted tank. I plan on putting a nerite snail and a betta fish inside, maybe with some shrimp. Nothing is in it right now but plants...
  4. For Sale/Trade
    * This batch is sold. Next one in two weeks! * Hello everyone. New batch ready of the following plants: Alternanthera Reineckii Anubias Bacopa Colorata Cabomba Furcata Ceratophillum Guppy Grass Helanthium bolivianum ‘angustifolia’ Hygrophila Corymbosa Compacta Limnophila Aromatica Ludwigia...
  5. Aquascaping
    Hello, i'm new in aquascaping, but i can sketch littlebit and have some ideas about design. This is the main view of my planted aquarium very first proeject. please tell me if i'm doing it wrong way, i need your sugestions, about distribution of key components. Tank size 3.2m lenght, 0.47m widht...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi there folks, I’ve been cycling my tank since beginning of July. It has taken a bit too long due to some mistakes. Long story short, I finally got my ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates spike. Last week (Monday) I saw that my nitrites came down to .25 so I stopped adding ammonia for a couple...
  7. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hi All This is my first post, my kids are on school vacation at the moment so yesterday we did this: https://photos.app.goo.gl/uDEEb2H7WNyCb3C9A I've decided to leave it to settle for a few weeks before we get fish. Overall I think the kids helped make it look quite beautiful however we're...
  8. Low Tech Forum
    So I guess pandemic got us stir crazy so we got a 36 gallon bow front. I got some sand, dragon stones and this lovely spiderwood root! Waiting for the plants to arrive from Aquarium co-op!!! I thought they would be here by now but not yet. Hopefully tomorrow! We got 2x Cryptocoryne Lucens...
  9. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hi all! After about 10 years of not having a fishie friend I am returning to fish keeping! Perhaps it’s the pandemic that has us wanting to watch something other than the TV 🙂 My husband has never had fish and I’ve had fish since childhood and up until about 10 years ago when my beloved red...
  10. Lighting
    Hey all! I'm new to this community and hobby. I'm about a month and a half in with my 55gal planted tank, and I have my CO2 injector set up, my osmocote+ tabs made, and my test kits and ferts all here. I just fought off a massive green-soup outbreak and got a green killing machine, too! So, I...
  11. Low Tech Forum
    Hi all, I'm a complete newbie and just wanted to get some fish but also experiment a bit with some easy-to-grow plants in the tank. I got a 5 gallon tank with filter, lights (enough for low to medium light plants), and heater. I filled the bottom with Imagitarium black sand from Petco. Now I'm...
  12. Algae
    Hello everyone! New to the forum and have been reading so much on a lot of things, but one can only read so much...I have a 10g tank planted mostly with wisteria and some Tiawan moss. I have this light: NICREW BrightLED Aquarium Light, High Output Fish Tank Light for Freshwater Tanks, 18 to...
  13. Fish
    I’m not new to planted tanks and invertebrates, but I am new to fish. I want to set up a community tank in a new 20 gallon long tank that I just got and I have a good rather basic idea of what I would like to do. I’ve been very successful with red cherry shrimp and crystal shrimp so I don’t...
  14. Low Tech Forum
    I am a beginner when it comes to planted tanks, so I was wondering what types of fish people would recommend for my 4.5 gallon Walstad method tank. Currently the only livestock in the tank are a few small stowaway snails(no idea what type) that came with the hornwort I bought. I'm planning to...
  15. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello. I'm new to tanks, I'm in the process of setting up my 10-gallon tank. I'll have 10-12 cherry shrimp (and a betta) and I'm wondering how often to feed them? I have some fish food (I bought the wrong kind for the betta) that seems like it'll work for some feedings, and maybe some algae they...
  16. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello All! I've recently setup a 225l planted aquarium, my first foray into the high tech world. While it has certainly been a lot of fun, there's also been a lot of frustration (which I believe is in large part my own fault) and algae. The tank is currently 21 days old, and still cycling...
  17. Plants
    So I'm totally new at this so any advice and tips will be appreciated! I have a 10gal tank and I was recommended to use Flourite Black Sand. I was also recommended to start with java fern and anubias plants since they are hardy and don't need bright LED lighting. I have LED lighting but not...
  18. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi All, Total beginner here, and first post on the forum, so thank you all in advance for keeping this community up. Saturday my wife and I started our first ever planted aquarium (and aquarium in general). We've had tons of fun making it, and it looks amazing (at least to us). After filling...
  19. Plants
    I've raised fish before (a school of zebra danios in a 10-gallon tank), but never with live plants. I'm planning to repopulate the tank with danios, guppies, gouramis, or some other small, peaceful, schooling fish. Am looking for freshwater plants that are 1) low-maintenance for a beginner, and...
  20. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I am emptying out my 100 gallon used to house my Arowana and converting it to a 100 gallon shrimp tank with carpet plants n stuff. I found most of my information online already but there are some that I wasn't able to find. The tank is 48"L x 20"H x 18"W with HOB filters. I plan on adding a...
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