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  1. Tank Journals
    EDIT 1/30/20: Here's how it looks right now, day 16 of dry start: Hi everyone! I'm putting together a 5 gallon desktop Iwagumi tank. This will be my first ever planted tank, but I'm going for it. I've been wanting to do this in the back of my mind ever since (like everyone else) I saw my...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    These terms don't really make any sense in terms of helping hobbyists. We get to choose: tanks, substrate, lighting, dosing, CO2, automation, filtration, plants, inverts, fish, water changes, etc. Any of those choices could go in a different direction. In the 90s, I worked at a record store...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I am just about to set up a 190litre / 50gal long aquarium. It will be my first high tech tank. I've got co2, a finnex 24/7 CC, flourite black substrate, and a 60 litre / 15gal sump. I am planning on stocking with Praecox rainbows, then possibly adding about 6 otocinclus, and finally, I...
  4. Lighting
    First off, I am new to the forums. I am happy to have found a forum I can use to better my planted aquarium endeavor's. I am starting a 20 gallon long high-tech planted aquarium and am struggling on which is the best LED to use. I had a 55 gallon aquarium that did awesome last year, I had to...
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi Everybody, I'm trying to grow some plants in my 5gallon nano tank. I have got a feeling that my lighting is not sufficient so I doubled the light to total of 12Watts of LED lights. Now I see increase in mostly brown and in small areas green algae. I've cleaned some from the glass walls. You...
  6. Equipment
    Hey folks, So, I have my heart set on setting up a CO2 system for my newly purchased 50g tank. I've been reading up on what parts I need, and who makes quality parts, but it's becoming a VERY overwhelming. I finally decided on purchasing a dual-stage regulator, so I decided to check the...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I just picked up a 220g acrylic tank (72"x24"x30") with duel corner overflows. I plan for this tank to be a planted show tank. I will be making a DIY stand. One of my main concerns on this project is figuring out the plumbing. I will be using a sump and was considering the aqueon proflex model...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have been keeping planted tanks for years and recently decided I wanted to keep a planted discus tank. I have been countless hours of research on keeping discus and I feel I'm ready to try it out. Please feel free to suggest any of your knowledge/recommendations and I will post the progress of...
  9. Tank Journals
    Now going to be a high-tech tank, not SW or african I figured I would start this thread now because I am picking up this wonderful tank in 8 days :icon_cool The tank is really 74.81g but I figured I would round up :D I am getting the aquarium from somebody in seattle and I am trading a goat...
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