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  1. Substrate
    Hello all, I am new here, but I have been lurking this forum since I began the idea of starting my first tank which I decided would be a Walstad tank. I'll start off with the specs of the tank, and then I'll get to my complaints, questions, and finally the drastic measures I am on the verge of...
  2. Tank Journals
    This will be my third Walstad tank build, doing this with my two sons. We did a 29 gallon and 20 gallon so far. I posted pics of those in the lounge section. I'll add a direct link later if I can manage. The 29 gallon turned out great, the 20 gallon less so. It just never took off. Current...
  3. Substrate
    Hi everyone. starting a new high tech planted tank. 15g rimless, sponge filter, kessil a160we cherry shrimp and maybe some neons dwarf hair grass and an HC cuba carpet, as well as some other higher light plants. Stuck on what to do for substrate. was going to use fluval stratum but the...
  4. The Lounge & Introductions
    This is my first post here. I kept some fish as a kid. About a year ago, I got back into the hobby as a grownup. I read Diana Walstad's book. The simplicity of a selfcontained eco system, based on science, appealed to me. Also, I grew up in a cold climate, but now live in Hawaii. Here, keeping...
  5. Planted Nano Tanks
    So, basically i rushed into buying a nano tank weeks after setting up my first non-planted tank! I wanted to make this one a low-tech dirted tank but when the fish on the other tank began to die, I put every thing on hold with this one. I had already sprinkled about two dozen single seeds of...
  6. Tank Journals
    I'm starting up a college nano tank. It's finally time to put the aquarium tools I've been hoarding to use! This tank is likely not going to run a filter. I've got a roommate who's a very light sleeper so I don't want to keep noises down to a minimum. Hoping that the plants and bacteria will...
  7. For Sale/Trade
    We are moving out of southern California and I can't take them with me. I'd like to give my two lo-tech planted/dirted and CURRENTLY RUNNING tanks to members of the forums. I've gained so much info from the boards over the past few years I'd like to give back. The tanks are located in...
  8. Planted Nano Tanks
    Howdy All! I am making this journal to keep track of the progress and evolution of my tanks over time. Hopefully some of y'll find it useful, please comment and join the discussion/conversation. To begin with, I have dabbled in keeping fish and planted tanks for well over a decade now. I am...
  9. Low Tech Forum
    Has anyone ever successfully managed to set up a dirted nano (~5gallons) tech that has no tech (no filter, no heater, etc.) and minimal maintenance other than water changes? I'm basing this post based on this youtube video I found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYrqG3ORTGo The descriptions...
  10. Tank Journals
    Hello! I'm working on a 10 gallon dirted Iwagumi style tank. This is my first tank and I'm learning the mechanics of how these ecosystems work, so I would love some input on my methodology. Substrate The bottom 1" layer of the substrate is a 1:1 ratio by volume of organic potting soil (peat...
  11. Planted Nano Tanks
    So, I've never created a nano tank before, but my wife wanted me to set one up for her mother for Christmas. So, this will be a low-tech planted tank w/ internal sump. I'm almost finished building the tank itself and will be dirting and cycling this weekend. The overall tank itself is 14"W...
  12. Fish
    I am almost done scaping my 20L. I have a few Anubias that I am going to add and more Anacharis but I am pretty happy. I have 2 pseudomystus funebris that I have been thinking about adding to this tank but I had always planned on having a betta sorrority in here. Do you think Pseudomystus...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello fellow planted tank enthusiasts! I've recently run into something that has never happened to me before. After doing some research I decided that I wanted to set up a dirted tank. For a low risk setup I decided to use a cheap old 10 gallon tank that I was planning on heavily planting and...
  14. Tank Journals
    Hi everyone. I’m new to the forum and new to planted tanks. Please be patience with me a help me to return to this hobby.:proud: Some background, in 1990 my father and I built an all glass 80 long by 18 width by 28 height tank (180 Gallons). In that time the tank was used for saltwater fish...
  15. Tank Journals
    From first set up of what I have,until the tank is all set up. Including the test/prestage/growing of the plants in a 10 gallon... I found someone giving away what they called a 75 gallon (it was a 125H gallon in reality), and want to set it up as a freshwater with live plants. I don't have any...
  16. WTB/RAOK
    I am reposting this on the WTB since I had put it up in the Sale Page originaly. Without going into much detail I am on an extreamly tight budget. I with to start doing live plants and have dirted a 10 gallon tank to start growing plants that will eventually end up in my 125H. (the 125H...
  17. For Sale/Trade
    Without going into much detail I am on an extreamly tight budget. I with to start doing live plants and have dirted a 10 gallon tank to start growing plants that will eventually end up in my 125H. (the 125H was given to me with a fluval canister and it will take me months to get every else that...
  18. Tank Journals
    Preface I am a university student and I run a small fish department in a local pet store. I have been in the hobby since 2012. I stick to what I know - dirted tanks. I try to keep my tanks as low maintenance as possible. I am just starting to fool around with DIY CO2 with limited success. I...
  19. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So, I've moved this discussion to the Tank Journal section: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p=8210793 And thanks everyone for your advice. ------------------------------------------------- So, my 4 year old daughter is crazy jealous of my 6 year old son's 36 gallon tank...
  20. Tank Journals
    "Bywater Pond" - named after the pond in The Shire, from "The Lord of the Rings".movie series. So named as I live in the town of Shiremanstown, PA...affectionately known as "The Shire" The tank is cycled, I got my last piece for the CO2 build in the mail yesterday (8/12/2015) and my dry ferts...
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