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  1. 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...
  2. Lighting
    this light has rwb leds but doesn't seem bright enough to support carpeting plants. I will have co2, root tabs, flourish trace and excel. anyone have par for this light at 8" or 12"? lots of red plants and dwarf baby tears. will it be enough to support these red plants and carpet the baby...
  3. Lighting
    Hello everyone. I have been lurking for quite some time, and this is my first post. Really like the site I've kept planted tanks for about 1 year now, and i'm now considering upgrading from my Juwel HiLite 2x24 watt T5 closed hood fixture, to a more sleak topless LED fixture, so i can up the...
  4. Planted Nano Tanks
    I have a 2.5 gallon RCS tank with about 20 shrimp in there. Got them for around a dollar a piece and I would like to start my own colony. I have duckweed, frogbit, anarcharis, a moss ball, water wysteria, a banana plant, hornwort, and java moss in my tank. I live in Central Florida and it gets a...
  5. Low Tech Forum
    Hi Everyone! I want to plant a carpet! What species grows well in a tropical sand/soil tank, what grows well in a cooler gravel tank? I'm a beginner. I'm debating between Pygmy Chain Sword or Java Moss carpet...but my friend said to do a micro sword carpet... Tank 1 - 15 gallons Lighting: 75...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    At the moment I have two tanks that I am trying and failing to grow plants in, it seems even the "beginner plants are to advanced for me. Tank 1: 20 long Fluval 206 filter Eheim jagger heater 30 pounds Flourite black 5 pounds black gravel...
  7. Lighting
    Hello! I am planning to grow a carpet of monte carlo for the first time in a 20 gallon long tank using dsm. Would a light like this work to grow a lush carpet? Would it be considered high light especially since the 20 long is quite shallow? If not are there any suggestions?
  8. Planted Nano Tanks
    completely redid my 3.7 with the hopes of making it more open and better balanced. Added a hit and cut down the wood to allow more space for swimming and planting foreground plants. Im running semi high light and co2 so what carpet plant do you guys think would work for the front? also does...
  9. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi All, This is my second attempt to grow HC on my 25cm Nano cube. It looks like it's failing but would love save it if I could. Hope to get some help here to at least know what I'm doing wrong. First off here's a picture of the HC I got when I bought them and pictures of the tank. It...
  10. Tank Journals
    I've finally started my first aquascape last night after lurking this subreddit, researching/watching Youtube videos, and collecting material for the past month or so. There were some things that seemed a bit over whelming. Co2 vs Non-Co2, submerge vs emerge, all the different types of...
  11. Aquascaping
    Hey everyone, I am just starting a new 60p tank with a monte carlo carpet and was wondering if I can get away with growing the whole thing submerged. I know a lot of people start their carpets dry, but I have already begun cycling my tank and would prefer not to start over. I have ada amazonia...
  12. Plants
    So, long story short. Wanting to make a carpet out of the even tinier version of the dwarf hairgrass on my new 25cm cube. The substrate is ADA Amazonia and is sloped from the back where the shallowest of it is 1.5cm. Do you think I could make a carpet in such a shallow substrate? I'd rather save...
  13. Plants
    Hello! My local fish store was selling mystery plants for 3.99 a piece and I saw a ported one that looked pretty healthy. Can I anyone identify this mystery plant for me?http://m.imgur.com/a/vcyVn
  14. Lighting
    Hello, I have a heavily planted 20 gallon tall with co2 and ei dosing. I have some Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo' on the way and want to establish a carpet. I am currently running two current usa 24 inch light fixtures but I don't think they penetrate enough for a carpet to establish. I just...
  15. Plants
    I am FINALLY starting my ADA 30-C Shrimp tank! I have been waiting MONTHS just to set it up! I was wondering what kind of carpeting plant I could use in this small, 7 gallon cube. Here is what I'm working with: Finnex Fugeray Planted+ (medium/high) ADA Amazonia No CO2, i'm not risking my Blue...
  16. Plants
    I'm new to planted tanks, and I wanted to get someone's opinion. I have a 20gal high, moderate lighting, black diamond blasting sand, and I'm still debating doing the mineralized topsoil or just dosing ferts. Which one would you recommend to a beginner? Is there a difference with lighting...
  17. Algae
    Hi, My tank is a 12gallon long Mr. Aqua. No algae problems at the top, glass algae slight, but the gravel (using aquarium ADA soil with HC has started growing this think carpet light algae. The strands are very short, say 5mm in length, but they clump up together to form a think layer that...
  18. Plants
    I have a 40G tank(36''X15''X17''). My Lighting system is 2 T5 lighting(39 watts each) at 6500K. I have planted a section of my tank with pearl weed. I read that pearl weed tends to shoot upwards rather than carpet when it has low lighting. I figure that would be the case with my tank but I...
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