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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey everyone, This thread is huge, so please answer as much or as little as you like. I have been lurking here for a while and I'm planning on setting up my first planted tank. I have a lot of experience with fresh water tanks, and have even bred a few of my fish successfully. I am sick of...
  2. Tank Journals
    ~ UPDATE 21 Dec. 2014 ~ No further issues with mold. HC is browning slightly. Glosso is doing well but I haven't been keeping up with trimming so it's gone up instead of over. A. reineckii has new leaves. All are rooting. :D After a failed first attempt, I took the tank apart and am now trying...
  3. Plants
    Hi all, I started a low tech tank that is half terrestrial and half aquatic. On the land part I have moss walls and various carnivorous plants, which all require nutrient poor, soft water. The water part has two nerite snails, two Otocinclus, and two cherry shrimp. Water is continuously cycled...
  4. Plants
    Hello everyone! I've been working on adding more live plants to my 10 gal (currently housing a male betta and 2 cory cats) and wanted to know how to start a moss carpet. My tank has a gravel substrate and natural lighting. I found someone selling many different types of mosses (see list at...
  5. Low Tech Forum
    I'm starting a 5.5 gallon low tech (probably with shrimp only and maybe one guppy), and I wanted to try the dry start method for the first time. I've been doing a lot of research and looking up stuff and trying to take it slow and do it right, but I haven't been able to find any good posts or...
  6. Plants
    i have a marineland double bright led light for my 10 gallon tank it is 1 watt per gallon and flourite substrate. will marsilea be a good carpet plant for me
  7. Plants
    Hi, I'm new to planted tanks, I did a lot of reading and finally setup my planted tank. but cannot sustain plant growth, not sure if my plants are diseased or nutrient deficiency. noticing this is all my plants in the tank I'm trying to carpet baby dwarf tears on the forground, have grass on...
  8. Low Tech Forum
    Hi all, I am just about to start my first planted tank. As I'm on a budget it will initially be low tech, and I have a few questions about possible plants. I managed to get a Fluval Chi 25l for £30 so that will be my tank, I understand that the light on this thing is rather weak though I can't...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I plan to carpet my tank but plan to be doing some rearranging of the background plants kinda often. What is a good Substrate to use that will be able to grow a carpet (havent' decided what type) but won't create a mess when replanting background?
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I want to get a good foreground plant to carpet my ten gallon tank. Current lighting is a single 23W CFL 6500k Light bulb in a clamp light hanging about a couple inches above my tank. I leave the light on about 8 hours a day and the substrate is eco-complete. I dose ferts weekly and have...
  11. Low Tech Forum
    I'm starting up a low tech and looking for a foreground carpet, leaning toward a moss carpet. Not sure yet what do do with the background plants yet. Any ideas or type of moss beside java moss guys? (Preferring fast growth rate if possible) 5.5g 13w cfl as you can see Eco complete fine grade...
  12. Plants
    Hello! In the last week, I had planted some Glosso to carpet the substrate. Everything was going well, the plants were pearling and growing until BAM! - they started to melt... This image shows a small patch that is melting... This is a bit that isn't... The bit that has melted has now...
  13. Plants
    Is it possible to use ssm or plastic mesh to make a glosso carpet? What's the easiest way to make a carpet with glosso, myne keeps floating up out of the gravel in my shrimp only tank.
  14. Tank Journals
    this is my back up tank for the contest, my 60P didn't come out as well as i wanted, I have 10 days left to enter this tank, cutting it close the first pic is from about 2 months ago the second and third pics are from today, I added an extra 260 watts of light, boosted the CO2, and started...
  15. Plants
    Any suggestions on how to attach my java moss to my floramax substrate? Not loking to make "mesh wall\carpet", I'm want it to grow right on my floramax.
  16. Tank Journals
    Hello everyone! I'd like to call for a wide range of expertise to advise me on my current goal. Planted aquariums have entailed a long and expensive learning curve for me and I’m still not and will never be omniscient on the topic. Notwithstanding, collaborations of minds tend to provide the...
  17. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey, I have a well established 40 gallon aquarium with both fish and beginner plants. I would like to grow a carpeting foreground plant like dwarf hairgrass or something of that sort. I know that trying to grow a carpet without CO2 supplementation is very difficult, if not impossible. I also...
  18. Plants
    I've recently acquired four discus, and have increased the temp of my tank to about 85º F, and my question is - what is a good ground cover plant that I could get that would survive those temps? I saw a thread about a guy who had DHG in with his discus but the high temps killed it, I was...
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