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  1. Aquascaping
    Hi all, I've been thinking about creating my next aquascape for a while now, but I'm flip-flopping between sticking to the fundamentals and practicing a traditional style such as an iwagumi or a forest style or doing something really unique and different. Aside from Iwagumi, Forest/Stream and...
  2. Fish
    Hi, I'm currently setting up a 30gal blackwater fl biotope, and I've run into a stocking dilemma. I'm for sure putting in 7-8 American Flagfish, and some sort of invert, but I'm torn between a blue crayfish(which I don't think will hurt the flagfish) or some olive nerites and grass shrimp. I...
  3. Tank Journals
    Hi guys. This is my blackwater shallow tank. The tank is L.50cm x H.20cm x W.30cm 30 Litres, 8 Gallons Equipment: diy oak light unit with 10watt led floodlight. 450litre per hour internal canister. Fauna: 6x gold white cloud mountain minnows. Colony of 30 red cherry shrimp Flora: Riccia...
  4. Lighting
    Does colour temperature really determine how well plants grow? I've just started up a blackwater tank and the cool white tones strain my eyes and make the tank too bright. Do i counteract this by darkening the water more with a 5000-7000k light or can i use a 2700-4000k light for a warmer look?
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I’ve got a shallow tank (8 inches depth) that I want to convert to a blackwater biotope, for less maintenance and more so for a change. I will have some frogbit or a similar floater on top with white sand, manzanita, and some oak leaves I’ve collected from outside. Maybe a HOB filter with...
  6. Tank Journals
    This tank has been in the planning stages for almost a year. I have been slowly acquiring the necessary items and think I've finally got what I need. The biggest thing that has changed is the tank size. All of my planning has been for a 40 gallon breeder, but yesterday got the opportunity to...
  7. Florida
    I live in central Florida and I got an old 29 gallon tank from a friend with associated hardware. I haven't had a tank since I was a kid but I really like the concept of a somewhat natural planted tank. I was wondering if this was crazy. Can I just go and find plants and critters in local ponds...
  8. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hey Gang, After a hiatus from fishkeeping I decided to get back into it with a small freshwater tank. I really like Indian Almond Leaves and driftwood so I decided to go for a blackwater tank setup. This tank has been up and running for about a month now...
  9. Tank Journals
    I moved on 4/21 and finally the never ending process of moving and setting up tanks is DONE; the 75 gallon has been set up for almost a month, the 33 gallon long, just under 3 weeks. I rehomed my Colombian tetras and kept the marbled hatchets, sterbais and checkerboard cichlids. Unfortunately...
  10. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi there, I recently set up what I wanted to be a planted 20 g blackwater riparium. I took a PH, GH, and KH test. Ph is 7.4 (I'll be lowering that with catappa leaves and detritus) which I know is a little high, but the KH is 2 and the GH is 12! my city tap water is GH 9 so I know my tank is...
  11. Tank Journals
    75 gallon 48x18x21in Temp - 80F TDS - 69 ppm pH - 6.4 (the value of 7.15 came from my poorly calibrated pH meter) 36" Finnex Stingray 48" T5 Sunblaster Eheim 2217 Fluval 304 Hydor 300w inline heater Substrate - pool filter sand with a few handfuls of boiled gravel from the creek Various pieces...
  12. Plants
    'ello all! I am currently working on setting up a 5 gallon licorice gourami tank. It is low light, very low tds (using rainwater and distilled water), highly acidic, AND has a thick layer of leaves on the bottom (this tank is only a day old and it already looks like watery tea...just as desired...
  13. Tank Journals
    First foray into this sort of thing, and I'd like to think I'm doing something a bit different from most people. As far as I can tell from searching very few people have done a dirted blackwater tank, with the intention of heavily planting it. Obviously I'm going all low light stuff, due to the...
  14. Tank Journals
    Hello After failing my 14L moss tank and neglecting it for a fair while I have decided to go for a nano blackwater setup. After dismantling the old setup, I was just about ready to get started, I was intending to do a paludarium at first but as I didnt take note of how high the filter...
  15. Low Tech Forum
    I've kept fish for around ten years. Now, as a present to myself, I've decided to start a bigger tank- my first planted one. My goal is to do a strict Rio Negro biotope. I've always loved the colorful schooling fish that come from this region, and the blackwater ecosystem has always intrigued...
  16. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So; I've spent alot of time researching the wonderful biodiversity hot spot Tonle Sap Lake and basin, found in Cambodia. Mongabay has proved very useful in picking out native fish that occur in the lake and surrounding forest wetlands. For my 37 gallon, i've chosen a small school of...
  17. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have a 10g planted tank, my water i think is a little hard but with DIY Co2 i have a constant pH of 6.8. I currently have schwartz corys, honey gouramis, and probably cherry barbs or neon tetras. Is it advisable to use Tetra's Blackwater Extract? or is it more trouble than it's worth? Does it...
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