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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi everyone, I just made my account, but I have no doubt already been all up in and throughout this forum the last couple months. I’m new to the hobby, and like many of my hobbies and interests, I went from 0 - 100 real quick. I already have a CO2 setup and triple needle valve regulator and two...
  2. Lighting
    I'm going to be buying and setting up a 90 gallon aquarium next month and am a bit stumped on lighting choices for it that are available in Canada. Finnex lights are not sold here (I think due to it not meeting some type of safety regulation) so I'm unable to get the most highly recommended...
  3. Tank Journals
    Background I haven't kept a fish tank in many, many years. In 2005, I setup an Eclipse 6 gallon curved tank in my office. Gave that to a co-worker a year later when I changed jobs. I stocked it with some neon tetras, a zebra danio, an oto, sparse plants like crypts and anubias, blue gravel...
  4. Fish
    I've started a gradual move of my endlers from an overstocked low tech 20g tank to a new 50g high tech that is 80% planted. In the low tech tank, the endlers have some current from an Aqueon 20 and Aqueon 30 HOB running. The new 50g tank has significantly more current with dual Aqueon...
  5. Plants
    Hi folks! I managed to snag a 65 gallon tank from Petsmart for 48% off and am looking for a couple things to put in it. Today I bought this awesome piece of driftwood from manzanita.com and am starting to consider the kinds of plants I can attach to it or surround it with. The dimensions of the...
  6. Equipment
    So I did search the forum and all of the thread that came up on the first 5 pages were at least 2+ years old. I'm planning on starting a high tech after years of low and I'm curious what the current best most reliable regulator is? I realize that is a subjective question but I'm willing to...
  7. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi Ya'll, I come to you for the first time in a while for advise on how to deal with diatoms and brown hair algae in my new 5gal heavily planted tank. These are my specs tank: 5gal Light: High (8 hours) CO2: Injected (10 hours) Ferts: Seachem "EI" calculated using rotala butterfly...
  8. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hey all, Just here to say hi, haven't been in the plant game in awhile since school got a little intense. I had this account for awhile but never really used it but hopefully I'll be around here more often to show you guys my tanks. If you want to see some of my tanks feel free to check out...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey everyone! So I have a planted 20 gallon long, and I've been struggling with algae, nutritional imbalances, and frustration haha. This tank has been going since about January. As you can see in the pictures, my s repens leaf tips are curling and turning brown, and my ludwigia super red...
  10. Lighting
    Options: UNS Titan 1 - 90w, 9000~12000k, 3500lm, 200 RGB LEDs, controllable (dim, rgb setting, etc.) Great spectrum with high output but not sure if this is will have enough spread to cover the sides and corners of the tanks Atledtis Pro-1 - 78w, 6500k, 4000lm, slim design, lighter...
  11. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hey everyone, first post! Thanks for having me. Before we start let me tell you about my tank in question. 20g tall planted tank with rock, plants, algae :hihi::hihi: eco-complete soil, 2 filters (hob & internal), heater, air stone, with 14 small fish, snail, shrimp. Question is; I'm...
  12. Equipment
    Hello everyone, I'm very new to the hobby and this my first post on the forum. Thank you for any assistance. :) Few Questions: #1- If I run an inline CO2 atomizer diffuser with a glass lily pipe that has upwards exit flow creating significant water agitation, will I lose a significant...
  13. Lighting
    Looking to get back into the hobby after several off-years. The tank I want to use: Aquamaxx Long Cuboid (5.2 gallon) L x W x H: 17.8" x 8.3" x 8.3" CO2 injection WILL be used. I want to make a Dutch-style tank with some carpet in the front and Rotala & Ludwigia spp. comprising the...
  14. Plants
    I have a 30L high tech nano tank and I'm going for a jungle vibe. I like the way Vallisneria Spiralis looks but people have said it can take over tanks and you can only prune the leaves at the base. Any ideas?
  15. Lighting
    I'm looking into turning my 30L nano planted tank into a high tech with pressurised CO2 and EI dosing. At the moment I have a Dennerle power LED 5.0 lighting the tank. Would this light be considered high light? I've looked online and cannot find any info about PAR ratings, I'm concerned that the...
  16. Lighting
    I'm setting up my first high tech tank. Just a little 10 gallon. I got a 60 watt compact florescent in 6500K to put over it. I will be using CO2. The plants that will be in the tank are: dwarf hair grass, micranthemum monte carlo, and ludwigia sp. mini super red. I really have no experience with...
  17. Tank Journals
    Hello there fellas! So I wanted to share my 40 gallon breeder, high tech planted tank and it's progress in the hope to get some advice as I'm rather new to the hobby (almost a year now). Especially the whole nutrient dosing thing, and knowing how to spot deficiencies etc (I have done LOTS of...
  18. Tank Journals
    Hello! This is my first aquarium. I've done more research than I'd care to admit but now it's time to put that into practice! Tank/Stand - 55 gallon Aqueon - 48" Oak Lights - Finnex Planted+ 24/7 (48") Heater - Eheim 200-watt Jager Filtration - SunSun Hw304B (525GPH) - Outflow & Inflow Lily...
  19. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I like my tank but I want to go a more professional route. Can any of the more (and I mean no disrespect to anyone) experienced aqua scapers help me out? Right now I feel like my tank is a nice "novice" planted tank but I really want to kick it up a notch. Dimensions: 60Lx24Wx18H in inches...
  20. Tank Journals
    I've had a 20 gallon long up and running for a couple years now. Its come and gone with different scapes, never really amounting to anything. It usually just ends up being an over grown dutch mess and I actually kinda dig it. 20 gallon setup: Finnex Planted+ 24/7 GLA Gro Reg. Atomic Diffuser...
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