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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello! I am new to planted tanks. I have started an Iwagumi tank with HC Cuba. I did a prolonged dry start and flooded the tank about 2 weeks ago. When I flooded I trimmed the carpet, and decreased the light from about 11 hours / day down to 6 hours/day. I am currently doing 50-60% water...
  2. Algae
    I have just experienced sudden, rapid plant growth these last few days. These plants are growing like weeds and managed to grow almost a quarter to a half of my 75 gallon tank in just four days. However, I also noticed that green dust algae and thread/string algae started popping up. Could this...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello everyone from Costa Rica! I've been dosing with Seachem lately, and wanted to try PPS Pro. Since I'm living in Costa Rica there is no access to all the products you would find in the US/Europe/Asia. I've found everything for the macro solution (pretty similar composition than branded...
  4. Substrate
    Hello, I'm in the process of planning out a new AIO 30g cube and was hoping to get some guidance on substrate options. This will be a moderately planted and stocked no CO2/high light tank. I plan on doing a dry start for foreground plants and moss. For plants, they're all TBD, esp the...
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    My water is very soft (2 degrees GH and KH out of the tap, and pH is 7.4). I'm working out ways to increase the general and carbonate hardness to safer levels. My tank is brand new (5 days old), so it's still cycling (ADA Tropica substrate), so I'm kind of in "prevention/preparation" phase. I...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So around July 22nd, I was having issues with one of my frogs, and long story short, someone at my LFS told me it was because my water was too soft (yes he was wrong, but I was desperate to help the little guy). I had been using RO water from a different LFS, without remineralizing, as I had no...
  7. Equipment
    Hi All, I am somewhat certain I've seen some recommendations for plastic clips/clamps that help keep air from getting into dosing pump lines on this site, but several searches have left me empty handed. I'm running a Hygger 4 peristaltic pump doser. I am using a 3-compartment acrylic fert...
  8. Low Tech Forum
    Hi all, I'm a complete newbie and just wanted to get some fish but also experiment a bit with some easy-to-grow plants in the tank. I got a 5 gallon tank with filter, lights (enough for low to medium light plants), and heater. I filled the bottom with Imagitarium black sand from Petco. Now I'm...
  9. DIY
    Hi Seniors, First, I am new here so if I make any mistake please guide me. I want to create fertilizer for plants with the following formula 1. Potassium Nitrite - KNO3 2. Potassium Sulfate - K2SO4 3. Mono Potassium Phosphate KH2PO4 Please guide how much quantity I use for these...
  10. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi All, I was watching a youtube video from Kevin Novak entitled, "Aquarium plant fertilizers What they don’t tell you and why?" Albeit it's the Internet, it's thought-provoking. His videos are helpful but he also tends to leave a lot of info. out. When it comes to planted tanks, I'm always...
  11. Plants
    LINK TO PICTURES AT THE BOTTOM Hi all, I'm looking for some help with my planted tank. It is a 35 gallon long (weird size I know, 13"x13"x48") with a sand substrate and a sponge filter and is heated to about 80 degrees. It gets about 5 hours of light every day from a 6500K bulb. Its current...
  12. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi Ya'll, I come to you for the first time in a while for advise on how to deal with diatoms and brown hair algae in my new 5gal heavily planted tank. These are my specs tank: 5gal Light: High (8 hours) CO2: Injected (10 hours) Ferts: Seachem "EI" calculated using rotala butterfly...
  13. Low Tech Forum
    Hello All. Today I'm hoping to get some of the more experienced hobbyists to take a look at my tank/lights/plants/ferts and throw me some general advice or tips. Namely, I'm trying to figure out if my lighting will allow for certain plants. Setup: Been running steady for about 6 months 45...
  14. Plants
    Heyoooo. So a little over a week ago, I got in an order of aquatic plants and planted them all in my tank. I had to leave on spring break and wasn't home from Friday March 29th till today, and when I got back, the plants aren't completely dying per say, but they could be doing better. The pygmy...
  15. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey there! I'm not new to aquaria in general, but it's been decades since I kept a freshwater, and this will be my first foray into planted tanks. I'm going to be starting up a Walstadt tank in my cleaned out old coral tank, but I do eventually want to try CO2 injectors, because I love carpets...
  16. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have a 30 gallon (100l) planted tank, with monte carlo, anubias nana, sagittaria subulata, staurogyne repens, xmas moss and added some bacopa today. In terms of fish, I have a small colony of red cherry shrimp, 2 siamese algae eaters, and 9 neon tetras. I have my lights on for 8 hours a...
  17. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi everyone, I have a 125 low tech planted. Basic plants like swords, vals, java ferns, etc nothing crazy. Originally was a low tech dirt (miracle grow organic) capped with gravel, no other ferts. could not BELIEVE the growth (see 1st pic)... swords pushing my lids off, etc. It was...
  18. Low Tech Forum
    So I've been fighting BGA(cyanobacteria) in my tank- did a major scrub down about five days ago and a spot scrub two days ago and sucked up all the debris I could catch both times. I'm trying to take a natural approach and avoid medicating the tank again since it's already been fairly heavily...
  19. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have a tub I'm using specifically to grow floating plants. Rather than dry dose or use liquid fertilizer daily, do you think it would suffice to just dump some osmocote plus into the water and allow it to just constantly fertilize the water column? The tub is just floating plants and nothing...
  20. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I'm a bit confused. Some people say they dry dose all of their macros and micros in one day for the week, using the EI method. Instead of EI Daily, they do it all on a monday. Though, with that method, or even dosing your macros on Monday, and all of your micros on Tuesday, wouldn't that...
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