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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Happy to be a part of this community. We just got a 36 gallon tank for Christmas and did quite a bit of research leading up to it, however we are basically first timers. We set it up overnight, however we seeded the tank with some substrate and filter material from a friends healthy tank. We...
  2. Aquascaping
    Hello, this is my first aquascape, and I would appreciate your feedback. Something seems off, so I've included a couple ideas. However, feel free to deviate from my points. Top half seems too empty More soil to raise the rocks? Add more rocks? The wood on the right side seems off Too much...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm new to this hobby and on my way of setting up a 10Gallon planted tank. So far what I have: Waterbox Cube 10 (10 Gallon / 41 Liter tank) Ada Amazona version 2 Aqua soil as substrate Hardscape with rocks and some aquarium safe wood branches I ordered some aqua plants and I plan to plant...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Dear all: This is going to be my first "real" tank. My first tank was a one gallon with plastic tree. The betta fish last as long as you expected in that setting. I want to do something more right this time, something that doesn't constitute as animal cruelty. The tank I got is a cylindrical...
  5. Plants
    So my wife and I have gotten into fish keeping in the past month and have made many mistakes, but things seem to be stabilizing now, with the exception of some of our plants. I have a helanthium in the tank that has brown spots, some pale leaves and some chunks missing from it. There is also a...
  6. Low Tech Forum
    Hi! :giggle: I've had my tank for a little under 4 months now and it has already gone through so many changes as I have been getting it established. I've made plenty of newbie mistakes, but somehow have managed to keep all my fish alive (if not all my plants)! I started off not doing anything...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello all, I am 21 days into a new planted tank intended for cherry shrimps in the future. So far, everything seems fine, some of the plants are growing new leaves. However, as of the past few days, I am starting to see green algae growing on rocks and the surface of the glass, they aren't...
  8. Equipment
    Hi, Need your advice for the following setup of a 54 litres (15g) 60cm x 30cm x 30cm, which will be a planted tank. Decided equipment : Filter : Fluval 106 cannister filter (with different coarse size sponges and 1 compartment of bio media) Substrate : Tropica Aquarium Soil 9 litres Heater ...
  9. Tank Journals
    After seven years away from the hobby, I am attempting a planted tank once again. In 2015, I set one up but never got it started, because I moved out of state. It will be a 45p standard rimless tank with an external canister filter and Co2 system. Right now I am making a list of the supplies I...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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