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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! My name is Zach. I'm 38, a builder with a few trades under his belt, a musician and artist, and a newfound paludarium maker. I haven't made one yet, and have the plans and supplies to build several over the next few years. I'm not certain this is the right site for someone who...
  2. Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium
    Hi. I'm new in terrarium keeping and haven't created my own yet. I just started to explore different plants, how to maintain them and how to create ecosystem. such that it will last a long time. I have a dream to create a terrarium where plants will be unusual and with unusual colors. To create...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I've seen community tanks done with smaller to medium-sized tanks, but how would a large tank like this workout? I'm looking for a multitude of different species at all different water heights, I'm also not afraid of some larger and smaller fish. Not really any more specifications, just...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm Marius. I'm actively keeping fish since 2016. I'm fully devoted to Diana's Walstad ideas. I have 1 tank with CPD's and panda cories, 1 with bumblebee gobies and a third on the way with desert gobies and also a tub with rescued goldfish fry. I use common tropical plants like crypts...
  5. Low Tech Forum
    So. My journey into aquariums started with a vase. 2 years ago I set up a plant with it's roots in a vase of water, and I added scuds and daphnia to clean the greenwater and the root decay. Worked fairly well. Kept a terrestrial plant (a rose!) happy in water for > 6 months. Via a predictible...
  6. Lighting
    I am building a 150 gallon ecosystem and do not know which light is better. Every time I talk to a store they tell me the one they want to sell me even though I plan on buying online to stay with my budget. The two I am currently behind is the AquaEffects Model 2 and the Finnex Planted+ 24/7 CC...
  7. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So I am wanting to create a self-sustaining planted tank with shrimp, clams, and snails. The tank size I would like to have is ~10 gallons. Any feedback is appreciated. What I was thinking the purposes of the species could be: Shrimp - clean the algae from the plants/gravel Clams - clean the...
  8. Low Tech Forum
    Hi! I feel like I need to do a small introduction since I finally created an account here. I've been "doing" aquariums since I was a small child, and never really stopped. I recently started a nano but felt that I wanted something a bit bigger, so I want and got a 30 gallon tank and an...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Found a really cool local business here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Here is a promo video of their's http://youtu.be/t7f_okIQpCg
  10. Tank Journals
    I decided to brush off my 2 gallon I had laying around the garage. recently I've had this itch to start a "closed system" type planted tank. the substrate is set up the Walstad method of dirt capped with gravel or sand. In this instance I put a layer of red clay in between the dirt and sand. so...
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