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  1. Substrate
    Ok so small dilemma, I have a large tank 7ft long x 2ft deep x 2.1ft tall was previously a marine tank. I want to go for a planted tank with C02, I will have high lighting as im reusing 2x Eco-tech XR30's with diffusers so high lighting. the plants I would like to keep are: Javamoss,dwarf...
  2. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hello! I am not new to fish keeping. My dad had at least 20 tanks for most of my childhood and teenage years. We bred everything from Guppy's to discus and it was my jog to go catch shiners from the local creek to feed the piranha. After college graduation I had my own tanks. Mostly the...
  3. Lighting
    Hi everyone. So I got a super deal on a used 80-gallon tank, which came with a single 32W T8 light, and originally was used for Cichlids. Now I have just gotten it set up with a few Dwarf Baby tears, Coontail, anubias, and water onions. Been running for 2 weeks. I've read that you should...
  4. Equipment
    I have been keeping a planted tank for around 15 years now but I've always had an algae issue. I'm not thrilled with my current set up so I'm "re-booting" the system. I'm happy with the lighting and plants but I'll be changing out the substrate, adding flow and selling/giving away some of the...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I am looking at a tank that is 72 inches left to right 21 inches front to back and 42 inches tall! I am in the works with a guy to set me up with enough drift wood to scape the beast! I want to keep discus and plant it once it is established. I was wondering how on earth am i going to plant and...
  6. Fish
    My 10.5 inch bala shark just died in my 125 gallon tank so I am looking for preferably a large-ish colourful fish that would go well in a planted community tank. Right now I have the following fish: 1 - Bala Shark 2 - Siamese Algie Eaters 1 - Bolivian Ram 1 - Rummy nose tetra 3 - Glass cats 2 -...
  7. DIY
    As I have explored the purchase of a large aquarium. Some folks have bad reps, some are outrageously expensive. Just as I was about to settle for a FYI of normal size, I shared some of my frustration with the contractor who has been putting my house back together again following a tornado strike...
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