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  1. Tank Journals
    I got this tank from my in-laws over Christmas. It was destined for the dump, so I rescued it. I have been looking at tanks and really enjoying getting back into the hobby, so I decided that I would have a go at setting up a dirted tank. There are some amazing scapes that have been achieved...
  2. Tank Journals
    I got a used 30 gallon (30"x12"x18"tall) from my in-laws this holiday season and I want to set this up as a planted tank on the cheap. Right now as it sits, the hood that it came with does not fit and is all corroded. Right now before I do anything else, I am going to make a new hood and...
  3. Fish
    hello, I am new to this forum so apologies for any lack in lingo etc. I am establishing a 60g tall tank with high-efficiency bulbs and co2 system, my wife is in charge of choosing the fish and here is what she has so far Top dwellers: 8-10 silver hatchets Middle Dwellers: 11-15 harlequin...
  4. Tank Journals
    It's time to become fully indoctrinated in the world of planted tanks, with my first tank journal! The pictures are always my favorite part, so here is the latest: Progression photos (respectively: 3/7/14, 3/10/14): The tank is still cycling and I'm ever so slowly getting it set up. I have...
  5. Fish
    I bought my first gourami--a male Pearl. He was in quarantine for 20 days, and I just put him in 55 gallon. I have 8 green neon tetras, 5 chili rasboras, 5 dwarf chain loaches, and 3 pepper cores. I also have a small colony of cherry shrimp. I know that my Pearl is a lot bigger than my other...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I was wondering if anyone had or know of anyone who currently has a community tank with angels an rainbow fish with none to minimal problems?
  7. Fish
    Hi, I would love advice and suggestions as I re-stock my tank. I currently have in my 45 gallon tank two Australian Rainbowfish, 3 Cherry Barbs (2 Female 1 male) And one blue ram I have a lot of room in my tank... What should I add? Thanks in advance for your input!:smile: (Note: I'd prefer...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I currently have a 55 gallon tank sitting in my garage that I picked up a week ago. I have been spending a lot of time researching different tank ideas and there are so many different ways I can take this tank. That's the problem, I just can't find any ideas. I've been thinking about doing a...
  9. Tank Journals
    Hi all! This is my first aquarium – I’ve had it now for 2 or so years but only recently could I call it a planted tank. It is a 20 gallon tall (24w x 12d x 18h in.) that I picked up for free from a friend. It used to be a cichlid tank with rocks so it’s scratched up in the front. I got in...
  10. Tank Journals
    Hello everyone... I am new to the planted tank and trying to share what I have with everyone. I currently have a low-tech set up with a single T8 hood fixture with no co2 but plan on upgrading in future. This is what im working with so far: Plants:_____________________________Fish...
  11. Fish
    Hello TPT! If you have experience with Bloodfin Tetras I need your help. I am trying to decide if this species would be perfect for my tank. I need to know one thing. What is their schooling pattern? Do they move as one like carp? Meaning a big mass never breaking or do they simply school in a...
  12. Fish
    True or False? Cherry Barbs can make a shy group of Kuhli Loaches feel more secure in the aquarium, group being 6+ specimens. Have you ever heard of Kuhli Loaches feeling more secure if there are Cherry Barbs in the tank with them? I ran across this once researching Kuhli Loach care, noted it...
  13. Fish
    Do you Keep Angelfish? Are you outside the mainstream and keep your Angels with fish less commonly seen with Angels? Would love to hear about what you have and how it works! Pictures are a huge plus! ;)
  14. Fish
    Hey so I'm looking at my tank tonight and I notice these things on the back panel of the tank. It's not the best picture they are kinda opaque. I'd have to say they are eggs. I doubt they will live, the tank is a community-mostly tetra tank. Black neons, diamond tetra, and bronze cory's. Can...
  15. Tank Journals
    hi all, thought id post some photos on my rescape and comments and constructive criticism welcome equipment - 48x12x15 aquarium DIY aquarium good 2x24w 10000k T5HO bulbs Hagen Glo Ballast 200W heater All pond solutions 800l/ph filter 2mm black gravel and kiln dried sand substrate red reptile...
  16. Fish
    hi, soon im getting a Superfish aqua qube 25 going to make a red claw crab tank for some fun with this kinda set up Sand Subtrate Tall peice of drift wood coming out of the water line bit of moss growing on the wood? A few large peples in sand some tough plants 3-4 crabs some other shoal...
  17. Fish
    So my 10 gallon sprung a leak on Christmas Eve and I had to transfer everything to the 20 gallon tall I had been hoping to turn into a new community tank. So now I have a 20 gallon with 10 Celestial Pearl Danios, 2 Ottos (I know they school, so depending on how stocking ends up I will be getting...
  18. Fish
    I bought two sunset gouramis and one died due to a filter accident (which I have since fixed). I bought another sunset gourami last weekend, but didn't realize they are both males. The first gourami (Oscar) constantly chases the new one around the tank and the new gourami is terrified of it. It...
  19. General Planted Tank Discussion
    From reading through these forums I don't doubt that the premise of my proposed discus tank may leave you concerned, especially as it's heresy for anyone that has committed much of their lives to the orthodox discus keeping practices. In any case, I'm at the start of planning and researching a...
  20. Fish
    would minnows be ok to put in with guppies, i have a 55gal. i am working on making in to a planted community tank. :fish:
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