The Planted Tank Forum banner
first tank
1-16 of 16 Results
  1. Planted Nano Tanks
    Its been a long time since my last tank. I had a 55g high tech for many years until it crashed hard. I didn't have the bandwidth to start over so I sold everything. I have since retired and really want to get another tank. I no longer have the room for a big tank so nano it is. I also don't...
  2. Fish
    Hey guys this is my first post on here as well as my first planted tank. I have 8 gold white cloud fish, 2 cherry shrimp, and 2 rummynose tetra in a 20 gal tank which has been cycled using a filter from a different mature tank that I have. Every day when I try to feed my fish they seem...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have a 67L tank, currently I have the filter and heater running with just the driftwood in (just to get rid of the tannin and making sure the wood has properly sunk before planting - which I'm hoping to do next weekend) I'll be swapping the sponge from the filter baskets to small ceramic...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm going to set up my first planted tank and the list of plants I have decided to put in it is Barclya Longifolia(orchid lily), Dwarf Sagittaria, Java fern, Anubias Barteri(broad leaf anubias), Hygrophilia angustifolia, Red tiger lotus, and Crinum thainum. I was wondering if anybody had any...
  5. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi everyone! I finally started my first planted tank!The picture quality isn't the best. It is a Current Solo 5 gal desktop tank, the filter and lights came with set and I actually am really liking the setup so far, the current might be a bit strong though. I also added a heater (marine land...
  6. Tank Journals
    1st January 2015 I have to be honest and say I've never been hugely into fish and aquariums. I'm more of a 'furry-animal-that-you-can-take-for-walks' sort of person ha. But I've slowly been won over by a very sociable betta, beautiful little Celestial Pearl Danios and the fascinating shrimp my...
  7. Tank Journals
    14 July 2014 Note: I've always used my iPad to view these forums and this is the first time I'm using a desktop PC... all of the pictures I'm adding look VERY small! I'm not sure if they are small or whether this bigger screen is making them look smaller.... so I'm sorry if the images are tiny...
  8. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I have a 2.5 gallon tank in which I am cultivating hygrophila plants. While at the petstore I saw a lonely Bamboo Shrimp in a tank with only guppies. I know that they need to be in groups but he was alone so i bought him and plan to buy 1 or 2 more as soon as the petstore stocks up. In the...
  9. Tank Journals
    Objective Enter the hobby with both feet, building an attractive planted tank on a modest budget and learning along the way. About me I am a 40-something IT professional who likes to hop hobbies. To date I have participated in (and in some degree still do) road cycling, backpacking, computer...
  10. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hello everyone, this is my first tank ever, well my little brother's actually, but I got it set up for him. It's a 5 gallon starter kit that came with an acrylic tank, a power filter, and a hood. I replaced the incandescent bulb with a 14w 5000k cfl, and added in a heater to keep the temperature...
  11. Planted Nano Tanks
    so ive been a long time lurker of the forums and always loved how people's tanks turn out and i must admit, ive always been jealous of them. ive had tanks before but could never quite get the hang of it. so after reading and reading and looking at other people's tanks, i finally pulled the...
  12. Tank Journals
    Hi I just wanted to start a thread/journal about my first tank I'm getting. It's my dad's 10 gallon that he left me and I'm going to try my hand at a planted tank. This is where I plan to put it . . . I plan on 5 tiger barbs 2 ottos a anubias nana dwarf sag. driftwood that's about it. I was...
  13. Tank Journals
    So i just started my first planted tank. A 20 gallon long. Got my plants in today! Here are a some shots. With just substrate: With the new plants: I got the plants as a variety pack from aquariumplants.com. Not a bad number for $50. Only downside is that I have no idea what any of...
  14. Tank Journals
    Hey this is my first tank journal starting from initial setup of the tank. Been lurking on the forums for a while building my own low-tech budget tank and then I got hooked and decided to go for the good stuff. It's an ADA 60p on a home-made stand. Right now I just have the new Amazonia Soil...
  15. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hello all! I've been keeping aquariums ever since I was 12, and I'm about to celebrate my 21st birthday in a week. I haven't kept an aquarium ever since I lost my 30 gallon during a move. I've finally decided that it was time to get back to something I loved to do, and that was keeping and...
  16. Planted Nano Tanks
    I am getting ready to set up my first (real) planted tank, right now I just have a 2.5 gallon bowl with some java moss. So far I have no fertilizer, substrate is fine black sand, which is clogging my filter, but is easy to unclog. Tank- standard 5.5 gallon Filter- 10 gallon whisper in tank...
1-16 of 16 Results
Top