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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I've been having trouble with the cycling of my 2.5 tank that I've had up in running for the past six weeks or so. I thought it was just bad luck, but went and bought the API mater test kit for fresh water aquariums. After getting so many high readings after a few days of 75% water changes, I...
  2. Lighting
    i have a 150g tank, that i want to turn into a planted tank. i need lights!!!!!! what should i do... 4 x SHO cfl? maybe 60-85w 4 x 36" T-5 HO 39w each for a total of 156w 2 x 36" LED 129x HQ .06W LED (120x 6500K daylight 9x460nm Actinic) 600 Lumen or any other ideas??? i...
  3. Equipment
    Hi, I bought a 100GPD 3 stage regulator from purewaterclub. I've tried every combination to get it to work, but nothing would work, all the water would just go out the waste water line. I think a valve is broken. Anyway, I put the waste water line into the post filters and it goes through those...
  4. Substrate
    i am setting up a 30 gallon tank, and i want it to be planted, (no duh i am on a planted tank forum) but whatever, i want to do like one inch of sand (what type of sand should i use?) then an inch of potting mix (what type should i use? please be super specific!) then like 1.5 inches of that...
  5. Planted Nano Tanks
    OK. So this forum has inspired me to take a dive into the world of nanos! What I have: Used 2.5 gallon aquarium (passed leak test) Used glass lid Onyx Sand Aquarium Substrate, 15.4 lbs by Seachem Rocks some Flourish Excel Light fixture with a Coralife 50/50 mini compact fluorescent 10w some...
  6. Fish
    :help:ok here the story i bought a 125 gallon tank a week ago i am writing this on the 9th day ok here the big issue I DID NOT CYCLE MY AQUARUIAM !!!!!.:iamwithst i started adding fish on the 3rd day (i used one of my old aquarium filters to speed the process up of building the necessary...
  7. Aquascaping
    Hey gang, I started my very first paludarium, after feeling I've done well with my 3 saltwater tanks, and my brackish. I've stoned the back, ran a huge filter for optimal water movement, and though I had a great idea for caves and a platform for some poison dart frogs that I hope to house...
  8. Lighting
    I have a 20g High Convict Cichlid aquarium with Java moss and fern, The problem only 1, 17 watt florecent tube for lighting! Is that enough for the ferns and moss???? Do I need to get a new light, even if I stick with Java fern, Java moss and Anubias petite? Please help an algea grower! Thanks!
  9. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    i want to add to my 55 gallon tank with my 2 Bala Sharks 1 Rainbow Shark 4 Clown loaches a Shrimp to clean up the bottom of tank wich one of these should i get in the link below http://www.livefish.com.au/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_12&zenid=f6c033a944468b9b65a2267b9f7468be Will my...
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