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  1. Lighting
    Hello. I have a 20 gallon high aquarium and looking to grow some dwarf baby tears carpet. I've read that they're relatively finicky in terms of lighting and whatnot. I'm trying to find a reasonably priced light that will do well with being roughly 15"-16" away from the dwarf baby tears. I will...
  2. Plants
    I got 2 cups of Hemianthus callitrichiodes (the cups are made by UNS, but I bought them from Bruce). They have no roots at all....some little teeny spikes of root in certain places, but 90% of the plant has no visible root. Here’s what I have done: I drained the tank, placed them on the...
  3. Aquascaping
    Hello, I got overly enthusiastic and chose UG as my first carpeting plant. I did a dry start from May 1 - early June with little to show, then flooded the tank about 5 weeks ago. I followed a method I saw on instagram - no filter, no heater, no co2 (couldn't get it cause of lockdown anyway)...
  4. Plants
    Noob mistake. I used Mr. Aqua soil for Monte Carlo. It's 0.5cm granules, great for hair grass and other plants but I read that Monte Carlo prefers compact soil. No wonder it hasn't carpeted after 2 months even with CO2. It's not reaching for the light and grows flat but the leaves are also...
  5. Lighting
    Hello guys, Quick question: would two Finnex Planted Plus 24/7 HCL be considered high light for my 20-gallon high aquarium (24x12x16). I had started out with just one, but I was not getting any pearling with CO2 injection and with dry fertilizers. I want to grow a DHG carpet, so I wanted to...
  6. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I would like to add some type of snail to my shrimp tank. Ive done a good amount of research on my own but i think it would be useful tog get some opinions of people who have seen the tank. I attached a picture of my shrimp tank, it is heavily carpeted with hygrophilia polysperma, i know they...
  7. Aquascaping
    hello fish people, I'm recently working on this 20g high aquarium. Id love to see what you guys think! Id also like to know if the Glosso on the bottom is growing too high or if that's normal. I'm using a relatively cheap LED from Aquarium Masters, bought it for $84 CAD. Also, does Glosso take...
  8. Plants
    Are there any carpeting plants that can be grown in low lighting and grow well in Eco Complete with good fertilizer? I have a low to moderate lighted tank, more on the lower side though. I understand that there are a lot of plants like these that need moderate to bright or bright to very bright.
  9. Substrate
    So I dove into the high tech tank for the first time, going from a 125 gallon low tech dirted tank ( did well with most plants I had but super messy and kind of a pain). So I added two high lights, CO2 injection with a NilcocG reactor to help dissolve most CO2 into the water. My only issue here...
  10. Plants
    Hi all, I'm starting a new tank. Shallow 10 gallon. No CO2, Dirted using sifted organic potting soil with a black sand cap, med/high light using 13W CFL lighting, liquid ferts. Question: Which carpeting plants can I use for this setup? I'm currently leaning towards Dwarf Hairgrass, but I want...
  11. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi, All - Been ghosting the Forum, finally had a question of my own. :) After tearing down my last successful planted nano, I'm looking to start anew. Will be very simple high tech nano. End Goal: dwarf hairgrass carpet, bonsai with either marimo or xmas moss, shrimp, endlers & embers. Here...
  12. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hey everyone. I have had my first planted tank up and running for 6 months to varied degrees of success (picture below!). It had a medium amount of growth, but I had to toss all my java moss due uncontrollable algae and gave away an amazon sword because I did not realize how quickly it would...
  13. 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...
  14. Plants
    Hello everyone, I just got back to the hobby and the forum, glad to be back! I'm setting up a new small tank( 20 gal Long) and I would like to include a carpet of the smallest hairgrass available, or the smallest that would do best in my setup. First, some of my tank's specs to put things in...
  15. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Looking to order the 3.0 After reading plenty of info, I cant seem to figure out if the light can be ran on a separate timer for "max" setting? Like can I have it come on max setting for 6 hours then shut off, no moon light, no sun rise.. etc? Thanks in advance. Answerer gets a caramel.
  16. WTB/RAOK
    Hi TPT! I am looking for lots of Monte Carlo, preferable DSM grown, to fill my 12G long. Also some nicely rooted Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'. Please DM me what you have. Thanks!
  17. Plants
    Hey guys, I have some new monte carlo, from LFS. It was cheap and super thick/healthy. I separated it somewhat but some areas are nearing an inch deep.. It's been in there for a little over a week. I'm assuming its time to trim if its that thickness? Also, if so, how do I trim it? Something is...
  18. Algae
    Hello I currently have a tank with a dwarf baby tears carpet and it seems that algae is starting to take over the tank! Whenever I try to remove the algae within the next few days it grows back. I have had the lights on for 12 hours a day with co2 injection but have now lowered it to 6 to see...
  19. Plants
    Hi all, I've had my 20 gallon running about 3 months now with CO2, high light(?), and fertilizers. There is also about 20 endler guppies and some neos. I'm happy to say I am having good growth with Glossostigma elatinoides, but there are some yellow leaves under there and without proper light...
  20. Plants
    I have a AquaOne 130L tank, 2 HOB filters, average LED light. (part of the package when I bought the 130L tank), no Co2, I think I'm going to change my substrate to Seachem Flourite (I will sprinkle a layer of Osmocote plus before covering it with flourite). So are there any type of carpeting...
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