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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So, my grandmother wanted her own shrimp aquarium for Christmas. I set one up, cycled it, and stocked it just in time for Christmas for her. I've had nothing but trouble with it since, however. The cycle had a hiccup but is improving, the addition of new livestock caused it to produce...
  2. Substrate
    I keep running into issues setting this tank up, and I am starting to have doubts that it will all be worth it in the end. I would love to see this project through, and I requested the day off work to finish this project (plants have been waiting in a bare tank for a week now, waiting) but now...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I have a 5.5g planted tank; i use a 5g sponge filter that I clean weekly or bi-weekly and i have fluval stratum substrate. My tank has been running since July and the cycle was officially completed by September. My tank parameters: Ammonia = 0 Nitrite = 0 Nitrate = 20 Gh ~ 140 Kh ~ 0-33...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So i have a 10 gal tank that is only holding a clown pleco. I've had this pleco for over a year, he was given to me when i had an algae issue in my solo betta tank. While looking around to see if he was ok with plants I found out he's not the best fish for a 10 gallon despite what i was told...
  5. Plants
    I have a 29 gallon planted tank that I set up about 2 months ago. Currently it has an amazon sword, anubias nana and barteri, water sprite, jungle val, rotala indica, water wisteria, crypt parva and dwarf hairgrass. I have a finnex 24/7 and use the 24/7 mode. I have been using DIY osmocote root...
  6. DIY
    hi guys i recently bought the fluval 20g co2 kit i wanted to go ahead and add a pressure gauge and solenoid i can later order a paintball tank and add on as i go but im still looking for a co2 source and im itching to aquascape!! im pretty sure i need a T connector but does anyone know which...
  7. Plants
    A few months back,a buddy of mine gave me this plant and he didn't know what it was called.I think it may be Creeping Jenny,but mine grows a LOT of roots off the stem witch throws me off.Any help?
  8. Fish
    On Monday I added 3 otos to my 20g long semi heavily planted with new plants that only had a betta (recently moved out 3 other otos to a different tank when new plants arrived for 20.. original otos are fine). I stupidly decided to not quarantine the new otos, and to put the HOB that was on my...
  9. Plants
    both tanks: inert substrate ph 7.5 gh 160s kh 70s nitrates I cannot say for sure, my tests always read far too high (tap water last year did not go above 2ppm (according to water report), nitrate test on tap always was in the red-orange (over 20ppm)) 20g long 3 otos, 1 beta, small # mts and...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey guys! I currently have an ADA 60-p running but because of other commitments and school work I can't find the time to maintain the tank and filter and such even though it's only 17.4 gallons. The tank has been neglected and as a result is completely covered in algae...I'm looking into down...
  11. Low Tech Forum
    Hey I just started my very first tank and was hoping for some answers. I want to start a shrimp tank (probably red cherry shrimp) First ill start off with what I have so far: 10g tank black fluorite substrate 2 rocks heater aqueon filter (I shoved the intake into a sponge) 15W florescent light...
  12. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I was just curious about this, because I haven't done so in at least two weeks and didn't know about the rules.
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey everyone, New poster, but I've been reading for awhile now. I got my betta over a month ago, because I wanted a little buddy to keep me company by my computer desk inside my apartment. My getting him was due to health issues I've been going through, but I've been cleared and I'm good now...
  14. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So I put a picture of this in my album, I just noticed it tonight. It looks like gel with silver eggs in it? I'm really confused as to what it could be? I only have a tiny snail in my tank, still fiddling with ph and such so don't have any fish yet? Also I washed all plants off pretty good...
  15. Equipment
    I've been reefing for about a year now but I'm getting sick of zero growth and livestock costs, so I'm getting into planted tanks! I've got my hands on a 60 gallon tank, 40"x20"x17" tall. I've been reading a lot the last couple of days about what I'll need to get my cycle started, and here's my...
  16. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I brought home 3 platy fish about 3 weeks ago, 2 female 1 male. 1 female looked as if she had eaten a LOT when I brought her home and the other looked normal sized. The bigger of the 2 (OJ) I decided after about a week that she HAD to have been preggers when I brought her home because she just...
  17. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi All, Does it matter what time of day I add my CO2 boost? I have been waiting until my lights have turned on for the day. Is this necessary? Is there a better time to dose?
  18. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey all, Sully here. This is my first post and first time using any sort of forum so please, bare with me here :) About a month and a half ago i set up an old 30g bow. The tank was originally going to be used as a grow out tank (Hints the unpleasant scape) however i decided to add Zebra Danio...
  19. General Planted Tank Discussion
    hi all! I just had a quick question about how to avoid or decrease ammonia spikes. I want to rescape my tank and move plants around, but I have live fauna and I am afraid they might die if I do a rescape and cause an ammonia spike. Any tips and tricks will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  20. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    ...is through the roof!!! :eek5: I tested it for the very first time today and it is 276. Which now explains why I have not been able to get my shrimp to breed for the past 3 months. The only thing I can think is there are just some random stones in there. Should I take these out? My tap water...
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