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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi everyone, I recently added some new guppies to my tank without quarantine ( lesson learned), and I guess they were infected with columnaris. The disease seems to be spreading quite fast to my other guppies and neon tetras. I have a dirted planted 55 gallon tank with several other fishes...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    is it safe to put rcs in a miracle gro dirted tank
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello, I have finally completed my setup and ran into a problem. I have a dirted 75 gallon tank on top of my stand, and an undirted 40 breeder below it. The 75 overflows into the 40 which overflows into a 10 gal sump on the floor which is pumped back to the top. This has been an idea of mine for...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So I've had a non-planted tank (driftwood, fake plants, plastic decorations, gravel substrate) and a planted gravel substrate (mostly bunched plants with a laterite/gravel substrate) in a 20 gallon high tank. I also have a gravel planted 5 gallon tank with a Crowntail Betta in it. Now when I...
  5. Low Tech Forum
    While being stuck in my house for nearly three days I've grown restless and have taken it out on my aquariums:) In the basement I found my old betta tank that probably hasn't been used in a year or so, probably my last attempt at this what the last time it was used. I grabbed it and took it up...
  6. Substrate
    Hi, I am planning on re-doing my turtles 'feeder' tank and I was planning on using miracle grow and then capping it with SafeTSorb but it looks like I can't get that in Australia. Turface 'seems' to be easier to find but I haven't really have a great look for it online. I live in a small rural...
  7. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hey, I was wondering what most people do for fertilisation when using miracle gro potting mix substrate? I have some SeaChem Flourish that I use but I would rather do root ferts. What does everyone use? Seems a lot of people do diy. I wouldn't mind that as long as I had a massive batch and...
  8. Low Tech Forum
    Okay, So I've been out of the game of staying up on my forums for quite some time.. Just haven't had time. But this past weekend I endowed quite the quest and looking for any pointers that ya'll might have. I started my first planted tank. I started this whole 6 hour off impulse tank build by...
  9. Tank Journals
    Hello Everyone! Now first off, I can't guarantee that this tank won't grow anything rather than algae, and I can't say that it will do well. But on the other hand, it just might turn out great. All the robbers will be trying to break in and snatch this tank. Plus with a 5 gallon it shouldn't be...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi guys, new to the forums and I've just started up an empty 10 gallon tank I've had laying around as a dirted aquarium. I've used Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix (which I rinsed several times) mixed with some Amaco red clay before capping with gravel. Here's the equipment I'm using...
  11. Lighting
    Hey, I have just started up a freshwater planted tank. It's around 100L (20 gallons) and I got a light for the hood that was with the tank. The light I got was a NEC 18 Watt, BR-HG, fluro. Is that a display light or a grow light? The box says it "enhances the beauty of flowering plants and...
  12. Lighting
    Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone knew of any 'normal' fluro lights that I can use as grow lights? I know normal lights can't be used but I was wondering if there was any that do the job? Here's my situation: I have a freshwater planted tank (dirted) that I am using to grow plants for my...
  13. Tank Journals
    The backstory: For Christmas I decided to set up my grandmother a 20 gallon aquarium. I had everything needed for it just sitting in my basement, which meant I could spend the actual cash on just plants and fish. I ordered plants from Crispino Labayen Ramos and Msjinkzd, both of whom just loaded...
  14. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi all. i've got a 5.5 gallon dirted tank. 6500k 15watt lighting. Gonna carpet it with some hairgrass and sagittaria subulata. Can i keep RCS/CRS in here with a successful breeding colony? Will the RCS and CRS cross breed and have infertile offspring? I was also thinking about some otocinclus (1...
  15. Tank Journals
    After throwing in random plants into my aquarium with very mixed success, I have decided to try a properly planted tank. I have been reading up a lot on low-maintenance planted tanks, and was intrigued by the dirt tank method. Being a newbie, it seemed pretty easy but what really sold me was...
  16. Planted Nano Tanks
    First post on here, yay! I started this lil project from an old Lipton tea powder jar I had laying around, roughly .5-.75 liters. I'd used it before as a hospital jar for my betta, then for growing hair algae- err, xmas moss. Then I finally got bored, stared at my Dwarf Sag. that hadn't been...
  17. Tank Journals
    Well I'm starting on my TruVu 55 gallon acrylic aquarium tomorrow, and the first thing will be reinforcing the stand with 2x4's. Then I can get started on setting up the tank.... Equipment list Filtration - 1xEheim 2213 canister filter, and 1xMagnum 350 canister filter. Heating - 200w...
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