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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hiya. I set up a 15 gallon tank around 40 days ago and did a fish in cycle (my partner came home one day with a Betta in a cup). I planted heavily with mostly foreground plants, carried out regular water changes (usually 25% or more daily), and tested my water daily. I saw my ammonia levels...
  2. Plants
    Hi! I just started dosing my 10 gallon tank with a mini fluval C02 kit because my plants were looking horrible. They kept dying so I am now down to some paltry looking anubias nana, java fern (1 leaf) and I think the other one is a Lobelia Cardinal (only plant that looks well). I am currently...
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  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have a question, I bough a regulator which show 3500 PSI and I want to buy a cylinder in the picture. I want to know which do you advise to get, the small cylinder (5L) or the Big Cylinder (7L). It will supply 3 planted tanks. I am just afraid if the big cylinder 7.2 Liters will damage the...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I decided to take the time to establish a few guidelines for hobbyist using the Dry Start Method. I will attempt to not create a novel here. I've successfully dry started/flooded Micranthemum Monte Carlo. This was a 10 week dry start using ADA Aqua-soil, in a 40 LONG. I've dry started in...
  5. Lighting
    Setting up a 40 long. 16 inches in height. My main focus with this tank is a large lawn of Monte carlo.... Full carpet(hopefully) High tech. C02 injection. Ada aqua soil, liquid ferts, dry start. I'm in between: Ray 2 Finnex planted plus Which light for my intentions, please!!!! Thanks much...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Alright guys! After some sense of success on my 12 gallon long, I got the itch to get something bigger. Equipment The tetras schooling are my thing, I will be focusing on that. I chose: Aq 40 gallon long- 48x12x16 footprint. 4 ' for schooling! Aq 55 gallon pine stand, same footprint Finnex...
  7. Equipment
    I've been using the Rhinox Diffuser since I started my tank 4 months ago in conjunction with my Aquatek regulator. I feel like most of the bubbles are going straight to the surface even with my powerhead close above the diffuser. Has anyone else experienced using this diffuser? Would...
  8. Equipment
    Tank is 125 gallon High Light Fluval FX6 canister I am looking into a few systems but what stands out to me is the GLA GRO Co2 system with a 10lb tank. This is a $345 system but what stands out to me is it includes everything I need except the pH controller and I guess also an injection...
  9. Tank Journals
    Hello! This is my first aquarium. I've done more research than I'd care to admit but now it's time to put that into practice! Tank/Stand - 55 gallon Aqueon - 48" Oak Lights - Finnex Planted+ 24/7 (48") Heater - Eheim 200-watt Jager Filtration - SunSun Hw304B (525GPH) - Outflow & Inflow Lily...
  10. Equipment
    Is there a rule of thumb when my bubbler for my 29gallon planted tank should be on or off during the day and night? When's the best time to put Flourish Excel in the tank?
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    if you have enough fish can they provide enough c02 for plants?
  12. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Ok, So recently I noticed that my well water out of the tap comes out at a PH of about 5.9-6.0 PH. Being it is well water it is also hard water. I have two tanks, one 75 Gallon High Tech with Two Kessil 360 Tuna Suns on it, and an eheim cannister filter and a fluval 406 cannister filter (75...
  13. For Sale/Trade
    C02 and GLASS Equipment for sale: 1. ADA C02 EL-VALVE (ELECTRIC SOLENOID) + CO2 SYSTEM 74-YA/YER 2 (WHITE) also includes C02 cartridge no. 1 & 3. Retail: $275 Asking: $185 shipped 2. GLA ATOMIC NANO C02 KIT V2 (includes 2 cartridges) sold as is, pressure gauge does not work, but in good...
  14. Substrate
    Hey everyone i am new to this forum. I just wanted to see what you guys think about using C02 in a dirted tank, ive always thought you dont need it because the point of a dirted tank is to be low tech but i have other people disagreeing with me so what do you guys think!
  15. Tank Journals
    This is my second aquascape in the tank and i hope you like what you will see over the next couple months.. the tank is a 8gallon ada 30-C. i have ada white c02 system with ruby check and ada bubble counter. the filter is a zoo med 501. Plants: Glossostigma elatinoides,Hemianthus...
  16. New York
    Hey guys. I was planning my own DIY CO2. I was wondering is DIY as good as Commercial grade CO2 setup? Also with DIY CO2 anyone in NYC (Queens area/Brooklyn or even Long Island) do it? If so think anyone can help me with it a bit? Thank you in advance.
  17. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, I have a few 20gallon planted tanks. lighting: dual T5 18 watt. 1 colormax bulb, 1 6,700K bulb substrate: carib-sea floramax c02: 2Litter yeast bottle with ceramic disk diffuser. plants: Hairgrass Dwarf Hairgrass Hygrophila Corymbosa Kompakt Guppy Grass Telanthera Cardinalis Water wisteria...
  18. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm trying to understand what might be optimal circulation conditions. Is there optimal placement for your c02 diffusion ? I've seen some aquariums that baffle me where plants might be blocking the circulation. Does it matter ? I've also run into threads where people are talking about...
  19. WTB/RAOK
    Looking for a good deal on an eheim 2215 so I can get this Aquaclear 110 outta here and keep more co2 in the column ;)
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