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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi All I have a 46 planted tank. CO2 injected and I supply ferts almost everyday. I also change +50% water every week. So gar no algae however the water is been getting a sheen on the surface very ugly and a lot of foam. this happens even overnight after a water change. it is also happening...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So long story short I wanted to to set up a tank for a musk turtle and instead of just a cheap basking platform I wanted to make a sort of landscape. So I used expansion foam to build up the "land" and then I tried to silicon the edges. Well, water is getting inside the expansion foam section...
  3. Low Tech Forum
    Hey everyone, I've been seeing this bubbly foam surrounding the rim of the tank for a couple of weeks now. It goes away after doing a water change but reappears after a couple of days or so. I've attached a picture of what it looks like! Just wondering if it's harmful or a common appearance...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Was wondering if antibiotics, such as Erythromycin, cause foam in the aquarium if not properly removed? Also, how long will it take activated carbon to remove these drugs from a US 75 gallon tank? :bounce::bounce::red_mouth
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have read many threads on this, but I can’t find the specific situation that I have. <See 2 images attached> I want to make sure that I am not losing too much C02 b/c of my setup. Unless I crank the C02 up really high so I can’t count the bubbles, the drop checker stays at blue with a hint...
  6. DIY
    I am wanting to make my own small sponge filters for my 10G planted tanks and in preparation for a CRS breeding tank. I have chosen to use PVC pipe as my main tube and then your basic tubing found at Petsmart for the air to pass through. The problem I am running into is finding foam. I've...
  7. DIY
    I'm going to try my hand at a very simple 3D "mangrove river" background in my 55gal using some twigs, sand, and "Great Stuff" rigid expanding foam. I'll start with a slab of 1/2" pink rigid insulation cut to size for my backer board, then hot-glue my twigs to that... making them look like tree...
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