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  1. Equipment
    I'm finally getting back into aquascaping as I finally managed to set apart a good budget for a great tank. As such I went for the ADA 120p, waiting for pre-order through the store along with the cabinet. Tank, cabinet, co2 system and filters arrive on the 30th this month. Now I'm wondering how...
  2. Algae
    Has any ever seen anything like this? Somehow, spores or bits of fibers from the moss ball started growing all over my prefilter. My shrimp love it as you can see. At least that is what I think it is. Has anyone seen this before?
  3. Substrate
    Is it a problem to have a sand substrate be just and inch or two from a canister filter’s intake tube? I am getting ready to add pool filter sand substrate to a new tank, and in planning for that I realized that with my planned layout the sand will be elevated near the intake. Do I need to...
  4. Equipment
    I have a small 17-gallon tank in the making and plan to buy a RO system (I have to double-check the tap water parameters to purchase the right one). Before going there, can I use the reverse osmosis filter only when I need it and then store it in the garage? I planned to attach it to a wooden...
  5. Equipment
    I have a 22 long from Aquamaxxx and I had the Eheim Classic 150 but I switched over to the 250 because I thought the 150 was too small for the tank but now I don’t think the 250 is creating enough flow and gas exchange. I was thinking of getting the Eheim Classic 350 or is there any other...
  6. Equipment
    Hi Friends, So I was lucky enough to get 3 tanks for my birthday from my amazing wife. While I weld up a stand for them, I'm trying to get them fitted out. The tanks are from UNS and are a 3.8G Long 45L, 7G 30cm Cube and a 21G 90L. Also all these tanks are at the foot of my bed so we can wake...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey I was wondering, in the US, where can I order clear 16mm/20mm hosing so i can switch out my Oase filter’s black tinted hoses to clear ones. Any website that I can order from?
  8. Equipment
    I am planning on heavily planting my 20 gallon long. But I am worried about getting enough flow as well as distributing the Co2 well enough. (I have had hair algae problems before attempting this). Does anyone have a setup or recommendation for filters/power heads and placement for that? I...
  9. Equipment
    Hi! I am trying to figure out how to load filter media into my HOB Aquatop Forza filter. I've watched tons of videos and they seem to load horizontally with the sponge on the bottom, floss and ceramics at the top. However the premade filter was vertical. Another however, there is very little...
  10. Substrate
    Hi everyone! Been a while since I've posted anything but glad to be getting back into things. Recently moved so I had to break down my tank and am starting a new one. My first "planted" tank was a little unconventional as I did a gravel substrate with an UGF system (literally just added plants...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi everyone. So I was trying to find a nice way to hold my filter media in my sump is. I searched online, and couldn't find anything. Nosing around on Freebie Alerts today, I came across dishwasher silverware baskets and I knew I had found the answer. Came home and set it up. I must say I...
  12. Equipment
    hey guys, I'm wondering what filter would match well with the CaribSea eco- complete substrate. I've got a lot of duckweed in my tank, and I don't want it to get displaced by one of those over- the- top joints. I also plan on breeding some Endler's livebearers in the tank once I get this sorted...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey guys, I recently bought a small canister filter for my 10 gallon aquarium. It was rated as a flow rate of 80gph. I know this is always overstated, but figured this would be more than enough for my aquarium. When I first set it up, I recorded 40gph. I figured that was still sufficient. Now...
  14. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Just got my new canister filter and trying to figure out how to integrate CO2. In my HOB, I just inserted a CO2 airline tube into the intake and would hear a tick noise as the bubbles passed the impeller. They had a direct path to the impeller. With the canister filter, the inlet water...
  15. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Still trying to diagnose algae problems that I've had forever. I'm wondering if my tank current is too low which is allowing organic particles to settle on plants and then lead to algae. Is this theory correct? Does increasing the flow rate reduce the problem (i.e. blow off particles on...
  16. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Looking for a suggest for a low profile aquarium filter for a 10 gallon dutch style aquascape. I'd like it concealed for aesthetics, but also to not have a pipe and disrupting the back wall of plants or a shelf that blocks some of the light from reaching the plants. I know most people go with...
  17. Equipment
    Hi there! This forum was a great resource to me back over a decade ago when I was fishkeeping on a shoestring budget, and now I'm back planning to start up my tank again. As the title suggests, it's a 45 gallon tank (36" long, 12" wide, 24" high) that I want to turn into an underwater forest...
  18. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello there! I'm a recent adoptee of the hobby and new to the planted tank forums. I started with a 5g betta tank, upgraded to a 15g planted pea puffer jungle tank, and before long that itch to 'go big' - and I couldn't stop myself. And that's where I f*cked up.... so I need help from more...
  19. DIY
    Hey all, this is my first time posting after reading this forum for years. I'm finally getting around to setting up my 55 gal display tank for the living room and am planning to go all out on it. I intend to keep it low-tech (in the sense of no co2) but fairly involved on the diy side. I've been...
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