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  1. Lighting
    So I'm a bit confused and hoping someone can give/link me the exact data I need or confirm an accurate formula to get the par info I need from par taken on a longer light of that model and/or deeper depth. I'd read that using LED # does not make an accurate equation to determine par?? Is this...
  2. Low Tech Forum
    Hello, I have recently had to start up my tank again after moving, and I decided to try a new method, the Walstad Method. I have used potting soil, and under half an inch of sand, just because it would be too much because it's a lot more compact compared to gravel and I didn't want to suffocate...
  3. Fish
    Mid August my family had to care for younger cousins for 2 weeks (Ages 8 & 5). No matter what they did or what i tried they were VERY loud and never stopped running, jumping, screaming, etc. Afterwards my 2 poor GBRs had gone stone gray! :frown2: I thought it was just stress so I gave them a...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello, I'm new to forums but need some advise. This may be a bit long but I would appreciate if you bare with me So I got a 50L tank for christmas and i thought id do some research and look into a planted tank, I bought some tetra complete substrate and covered it with some gravel. After a...
  5. Fish
    When feeding the dwarf puffer today I noticed his markings seemed off. Upon closer inspection I noticed physical bumps all over his body! He still have an appetite and ate veraciously... he's in a 12g long with cherry shrimp and otos, tanks has been set up with fish and planted (running) for...
  6. Fish
    I'm looking for some nice vibrant fish for my 30 gallon high planted tank and I've been having problems finding any nice looking fish.. there all rated for 90 gallon or 75... can someone give me some ideas of fish?? temper doesn't matter.. thanks
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So i just recently got a 110 gallon aquarium from a friend and i decided to make it a planted tank. I have had a 20 gallon tank with some good beginner plants and i understand the general concept of plant care. I just wanted to cross check my system to see if i am able to grow what i have...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So, the history thus far... That leaves me with tonight's test, after 50 water change: PH = 7.6 High Range PH Test = 7.4 Ammonia = 0.25 ppm Nitrite = 5.0 ppm Nitrate = 5.0 ppm So, I pretty much just went into sort of panic mode and did a 75% water change, but I didn't have time to leave the...
  9. Algae
    Hi All! I'm new, and I love it here already! Just what I was looking for! I know you guys have seen this post probably a million times, but i'd like to see if any of you can help me out. Here are the specs: I have a 10 gallon, with 2 18 watt 6500k cfl bulbs running 5hrs/day, DIY C02, an aqua...
  10. Algae
    Hello everyone?! So I'm new here, and its all pretty awesome. So much knowledge. I need some knowledge, im in a bit of trouble here. I have, what i believe is call black brush algae? It's dark green almost black, hair like algae. I posted a picture the quality is not so well, sorry. My...
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