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  1. Low Tech Forum
    Hello, I've recently noticed this foreign substance on the tank glass. It is very minute and I've taken the picture with a macro lens. I know there's that good green algae too. But what is this other substance? I'm housing Malawi cichlids in a 25gal.
  2. Fish
    Hello y'all. Please help me identify these cichlid varieties. Just did a major WC, so please ignore the cloudiness.
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So soo..excited to be a part of the PlantedTank. Dunno if I'm allowed to post my questions here. Mods, please excuse if so. I switched to a low tech tank last week 3rd Oct. I used the same filter media and rocks, presuming they have already been colonised. Introduced the fishes after 30hrs...
  4. Fish
    I am extremely new to aquaculture. I really like the idea of having a hardscaped/planted aquarium, probably 40-55 Gal, with cichlids. I've read that cichlids can be a terror to plants though. Any suggestions on plant/cichlid pairings?
  5. Fish
    So I have another feed on cichlids but my selection of specialty fish in my area is very slim and I don't want to spend a fortune on shipping fish that might be sick and then die. My LFS carries peacock cichlids which I've read are some what peaceful but how would they fair in my tank, if that...
  6. Fish
    So I got this couple of blue rams (deemed to indeed be male and female by some kind board members here) but I have another question. I noticed some things about their behavior of which I have recorded some footage: -The larger male seems to be chasing the female a lot -They can both lose their...
  7. Aquascaping
    Hello, I am new to the forum, and to planted tanks in general. I just barley started keeping more naturalistic tanks, trading out all the red, blue and green gravel I have had for years for tans, whites, browns, and blacks. And so far I like the improvement. But after seeing all the amazing...
  8. For Sale/Trade
    New to the site: I have a tank full of black convict cichlids and i NEED to give them away. They have reproduced and outgrown the tank. I dont want any money and I would like to get rid of them all. They make a great sight in a busy tank, but I just no longer have the space for them. If...
  9. Pennsylvania
    Bucks County Aquarium Society - BCAS Annual Auction/Fund Raiser Churchville Nature Center 501 Churchville Lane, Churchville, PA 18966 Saturday, May 14, 2015 Donations are listed on the Facebook page & the website and continues to be updated. Please be sure to support our sponsors...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I like my tank but I want to go a more professional route. Can any of the more (and I mean no disrespect to anyone) experienced aqua scapers help me out? Right now I feel like my tank is a nice "novice" planted tank but I really want to kick it up a notch. Dimensions: 60Lx24Wx18H in inches...
  11. Fish
    Hello, I have a planted Peacock tank and got some Cichlids from a friend. I'm wondering if this is an OB zebra or OB peacock. Unfortunately, I'm thinking its a zebra, in which case it probably won't be plant friendly and will have to go. (Nice fish, too :frown2:) Thanks!
  12. Fish
    Hello, I have a Peacock Cichlid Planted tank. I got a bunch of Cichlids from a friend and can't seem to identify 2 of them. They might be Mbuna, in which case I'll have to get rid of them(They eat my plants). Can someone Identify these?
  13. Fish
    Hi all, Per another thread of mine (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/21-fish/988817-need-fish-suggestions.html) I have recently lost my Betta :frown2: I am trying to figure out what to get as my next primary "trophy" fish to stick out among my small schooling fish and shrimp... I'd like to...
  14. Aquascaping
    I am new to this forum and hope you might be able to help me. First off, I just purchased on Friday a new 75 gallon tank for freshwater cichlids. I took a 3 year hiatus from doing the aquarium thing and decided I needed to start this hobby up again. I have attached pics of my tank with the wood...
  15. Substrate
    Does anyone know if Fluval Stratum will be ok in a cichlid tank? (peacocks/blue ahlis) I know it says right on the package "not for use with african cichlids" but I'm hoping that's just a suggestion... I know it also is suppose to lower the pH but I don't know by how much. my pH is currently at...
  16. Substrate
    Does anyone have any experience aquascaping a tank housing Malawi cichlids (males and females)? And if so what are your thoughts on using a soil substrate? Or even if you don't have experience with it, do you see any issues resulting from using (potting) soil? Assuming it has been flushed of any...
  17. Fish
    Hello All, Beginner here, trying to work out a stock list. Any help you are able to offer is greatly appreciated! My tank is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. It's 32 gallons, roughly 24"L x 18" x 18," so it's the same height as a standard 29 gallon, but 6" shorter and 6" deeper, i.e., an...
  18. For Sale/Trade
    We have several dozen juvenile, Golden Sunrise Discus for sale. They are roughly 1" - 1.5" and are about two and a half months old. These fish were hatched and raised in local tap water (pH 7.4-7.6 and hardness of about 170 ppm). We do not use R/O water or any buffers in our water. They are...
  19. Low Tech Forum
    Dirt tank! 20 long from 1$ per gallon sale at petco a few weeks ago, driftwood I found at the river, clay pot from Walmart and landscape stone I slammed with a hammer. Sifted organic top soil(1") and floated small wood out then added orster and sea shells, laterite and kitty litter(clay from the...
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