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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi guys I’m new to the forum and was hoping to get a bit of advice on a current issue I’m facing. I have had a 57l fluval flex for a number of years now, it’s always been moderately planted and over the years I’ve managed to tweak things to really get things balanced and have a nice planted...
  2. Fish
    I was reading a thread on another site about how bettas need vitamins, or they can get an S-shaped curve to their body from deficiencies. It was recommended to use any multi-vitamin pill and crush it up. I know I can't believe everything I read on the Internet so I wanted to ask if anyone here...
  3. Plants
    Hello, i have a problem with my staurogyne repens, yellowing and hole on the leaves, then melt. I check the stem so far so good, so it happens only to the leaves. My tanks is 20 gallon, I dose EI , water change 50% every sunday, CO2 35ppm , 60 Watt LED Light DIY. Maybe someone knew this kind of...
  4. Plants
    Hello. I have a fifty-five-gallon aquarium that has been overcome with hair algae in the last week or so and the plants have almost stunted and I need help ☹. Some plants are unaffected, like my tiger lotus and others are just covered every inch in hair algae, a lot have twisted leaves now...
  5. Low Tech Forum
    I've been working for years to have a decent planted tank without CO2 and it's just not working. Pretty much my only plants that survive are anubias and my melon sword. My Amazon Sword leaves are clear and thin, my Java ferns have tiny one inch leaves that are rather deformed and very slow...
  6. Plants
    Hello all! I've been a long time reader as I prepared and then prepared again to take up fish/plant keeping. I really want to thank all of you who provide great information for those of us who are less experienced and learning. It's made the hobby much more enjoyable thus far! I've tried to...
  7. Plants
    My ludwigia types have been melting in the middle of the stems. I am wondering if they are lacking anything or what could be the cause? I have a fully planted 55 gallon with pressurized co2 and I dose EI method, i also add root tabs. I had been able to grow ludwigia in the past very well and...
  8. Plants
    Hello, I am relatively new to the planted tank scene, but have done lots of research. I have had overwhelming success with my first tank, a 20 long but recently noticed my S. Repens leaves drooping. Ive looked around and cant seem to find any solid information on why this happens! Any help is...
  9. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Okay folks, I need your help. I have been reading this forum for a while but this is my first time posting. I owe this forum a lot and thank you all for everything that you have taught me. Until recently, I had a beautiful 55 gallon low-tech planted tank. It was amazing for me as it required...
  10. Plants
    Hi all, I have been battling a bad case of BBA for the last two months or so. Last week, I decided to completely remove all the plants, spray/soak in hydrogen peroxide, and replant in new substrate (eco-complete). I also decided to do a week of Excel, to try to knock out any remaining algae. I...
  11. Tank Journals
    Hello there fellas! So I wanted to share my 40 gallon breeder, high tech planted tank and it's progress in the hope to get some advice as I'm rather new to the hobby (almost a year now). Especially the whole nutrient dosing thing, and knowing how to spot deficiencies etc (I have done LOTS of...
  12. Plants
    both tanks: inert substrate ph 7.5 gh 160s kh 70s nitrates I cannot say for sure, my tests always read far too high (tap water last year did not go above 2ppm (according to water report), nitrate test on tap always was in the red-orange (over 20ppm)) 20g long 3 otos, 1 beta, small # mts and...
  13. Plants
    What is wrong with this tank? Plant just after converting to emersed growth: Same plant about three weeks later: And again, a few weeks after that: Each plant seems to have some pale, yellow, or brown leaves:
  14. Plants
    I've been playing around with my fertilizers for the fun of it to see what nutrient deficiencies really look like on a plant. My plan was to dose everything but one nutrient (in excess) and to provide plenty co2. We see lots of drawings, but rarely pictures. Thought someone other than me...
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