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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello! I am soon going to be transitioning my tank from dry start method to being flooded. I have monte carlo and S repens in there currently. I will be adding some more stem plants the day I flood. I read alot about quite a few water changes when you get a new planted tank. So one of my...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Using the EI Dosing method, does anyone add any Beneficial Bacteria on Water Change Day (7)?
  3. 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...
  4. Substrate
    I purchased a lot of substrate over 5 years ago as i was getting ready to go high tech planted then the baby came putting my plans on hold. The bags of soil remained unopened and stored away for 5 years but I think I'm ready to jump back into the hobby. My question is; does this stuff have an...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    OK so you pretty much read everywhere to rinse the things off in "used" tank water. At first I just said ok...cause what do I know. But now I'm wondering why exactly...I mean all the Beneficial Bacteria is "sticky" and water changes to not really impact it because the BBs are not in the...
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So when you do a water change or are setting up a tank, you typically buy a bottle of some brand product to get beneficial bacteria into the tank that will eventually settle in and get ammonia and nitrite under control... what product do you use? I have used a large bottle of an API one and its...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Getting ready to do a whole tank transfer really soon. I plan on using new substrate, and a new canister filter with the filter floss of the two old HOB's inside. Other than that, the plants have been in the old tank for a couple weeks-months so a lot of beneficial bacteria there. I am...
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