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  1. Algae
    Hi there! I’m new to this forum. I’m currently starting a new 7-gallon Betta tank. It’s Day 6 of my fishless cycle with used filter media from another tank (a 2.5-year-old 5-gallon Betta tank). My soil is ADA Amazonia. I’ve been doing a 50% water change daily (for the soil), and I keep my...
  2. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hi to all I'm new member and new in to the hobby :) Things are going bit slower cos in my local stores, thre is not much to choose, especially on plants and equipment. Hope i'll learn a lot here and start contributing with my knowledge at some point. I started with 60 liters tank, i have live...
  3. Algae
    Hey everyone, I am having some issues with diatoms and have some questions. I know that diatoms are part of a new setup but are they usually this bad? Ive had the tank set up for about 3 weeks but only added the plants about 2 weeks ago. How long should I expect them to last? 2-3 months? and...
  4. Algae
    Howdy Folks! Monte Carlo Diatoms, Melt or Both? So I’ve been having troubles with brown algae/Diatoms since flooding this tank 4 weeks ago. This was a dry started tank initially. Is the browning the melt from going emersed to submerged? Or is this the nasty Diatoms/brown algae covering my...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello, I have had a overwhelmingly successful, pretty high tech, 29 gallon tank set up for about 6 years. I moved about a month ago and figured it would be the perfect time to upgrade to a 60 gallon tank. I also decided it was time to get rid of the community fish and jump to Cichlids since I...
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