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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi all, I’m setting up my waterbox PM 15 as a planted freshwater tank. It will be co2 injected with a fluval plant nano as my light. I plan to dry start the Monte Carlo. Plant stock: (subject to change rough outline) 2x AR Mini Monte Carlo carpet 2x S.repens Christmas moss Anubias Still...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Filtration is an ongoing issue with my turtle tank. Am in the process of adding more filtration and aeration. I was wondering if mussels or clams can survive in dirty turtle water. And whether or not the clams/mussels, if large enough, can avoid being eaten by the turtles. If anyone has...
  3. 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...
  4. Fish
    Hi all! I’ve currently got a glass lily pipe in my aquarium, which is 90cm long, 35cm deep, 50cm high. I’m curious as to if that’s enough circulation to get water flowing around all the hardscape and plants. Followup question: I’m considering switching to a stainless steel inflow/outflow if...
  5. Equipment
    Hi all! I’ve currently got a glass lily pipe in my aquarium, which is 90cm long, 35cm deep, 50cm high. I’m curious as to if that’s enough circulation to get water flowing around all the hardscape and plants. Followup question: I’m considering switching to a stainless steel inflow/outflow if...
  6. Planted Nano Tanks
    I'm planning on making a SE asian pond aquascape. The tank I've decided on using is the UNS 45S which is about 5 gallons. I won't have CO2, I will have filtration, I want equipment to be as low profile as possible, and I want the aquarium to be pleasing to view from any angle (or nearly so)...
  7. Equipment
    I'm converting an old marine tank into a planted tank. The tank has a built in filtration chamber attached to the back of the aquarium. The return pumps and plumbing have been lost over the years the tank was in storage, and I'm really struggling running the water returning from the new pumps...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    My tank has been in storage, but I had an all-in-one saltwater setup about ten years ago that I would like to convert to a planted aquarium. The tank is the Red Sea Max 130. The dimensions of the tank will be shown below but it is an aquarium that holds 29 gallons in the display tank and 5 more...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I just purchased a new 125g and am super stoked about getting it setup! This will be my largest planted tank endeavor by far (largest truly planted tank so far is 29g). I'm planning to keep this a medium-high tech tank. No crazy high maintenance dutch style setup (I'll leave that for the...
  10. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    first timer here on the forum. hope i'm posting on the right page. I have a dirt planted 5 gallons tank that I set up 6 days ago. it has a heater but no filtration. I am planning to put shrimp and snails in a couple days. Today, I spotted this little guy. I've read online that they're basically...
  11. Equipment
    I have been keeping a planted tank for around 15 years now but I've always had an algae issue. I'm not thrilled with my current set up so I'm "re-booting" the system. I'm happy with the lighting and plants but I'll be changing out the substrate, adding flow and selling/giving away some of the...
  12. Equipment
    Hi, I am looking to build my first true high tech system and I am still thinking how hide all hardware to stand. Is a sump only solution how to put PH, temp probes, auto dosing system, twinstar, auto top off and what ever? I am tech nerd so I want more or less all cool toys with control system...
  13. Fish
    What is the best filter and pump for a betta tank? Mine will be a five gallon heavily planted tank. I've been looking online but wondered what other people are using. Thanks
  14. The Lounge & Introductions
    when i put 3 gallons of new water into my small community 15g tank, many particles arise among the water. they sink/disappear quite quickly, although the fact it occurs worries me. am i putting the water into the tank too harshly? is my filter not performing adequately? thanks!
  15. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hi everyone, As a brief intro, I kept planted tanks about 15-10 years ago and then moved to reef tanks. I'm, currently moving to DC from ATL and am selling my 120 reef with APEX, radions, mp40s - the whole nine yards. I'm looking to setup a high-tech planted tank somewhere around 60 gallons...
  16. Equipment
    Hey guys! Okay so I'm setting up some new shrimp tanks for CRS I'm using ADA 45P's (10gallon) and I need to know which Eheim I should run in them. I know a lot of you tend to run Eheim 2213 in smaller tanks but I've also heard that the 2213 is too strong for small tanks. I'm almost positive that...
  17. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So I came across this today and thought I would share because I found it helpful. It's a fairly concise and content rich article that covers the basics and more of pretty much everything a beginner might wonder about. Freshwater Aquarium Plant Care; Substrate, Ferts, CO2, Lighting There...
  18. Equipment
    I'm looking for K1 Micro, not K1 standard size, but no LFS carries it near me. Does anyone know of an online retailer that ships in the U.S.? I know that I can buy it straight from Evolution Aqua but then I have to pay international shipping.
  19. Equipment
    I've wanted to get an eheim canister for years now. I've been looking at the classic series, but want to get one with a nice high turnover rate for my 40B. For me, that would mean the largest of the classics, the 2217. However, I've always believed in the idea of why buy the fully loaded...
  20. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi All! I was reading through some guides about cycling a tank, and something this guide said surprised me: http://www.firsttankguide.net/nogoldfish.php On a note against cycling with goldfish, he says, "Goldfish have different care requirements than do tropical fish, and if you keep the...
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