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  1. Plants
    Are there any plants that could live in the foreground of a tank that could make sort of a carpet in low light? Co2 will be injected as well as ADA aqua soil. My light is a cheap hygger light that I bought from amazon before I knew much about planted tanks, and don’t have the money for an...
  2. Low Tech Forum
    I haven’t gotten anything yet, so this is still the planning stages! For various reasons I’ve decided to get a Flex, and while I want to get the 32g one day I’m going to start with a smaller one, and the 15g isn’t much more expensive than the 9g. Current stocking plan is a betta, rice fish, and...
  3. Plants
    Are there any carpeting plants that can be grown in low lighting and grow well in Eco Complete with good fertilizer? I have a low to moderate lighted tank, more on the lower side though. I understand that there are a lot of plants like these that need moderate to bright or bright to very bright.
  4. Tank Journals
    Preface: this thread started out with a 10 gal, and I've since upgraded to a waterbox clear mini 16. Please enjoy the read 😄 Hi all, I just found out about this forum and am excited to join and become a part of this great community. I've had the tank running since January and wanted to start...
  5. Low Tech Forum
    Hello :) I have a 55 gallon aquarium that grows the one plant I have in it incredibly slow. So I'm guessing its a low light setup. If anyone is willing to ship me some low light plants to try out and get my tank stocked with plants, I'd be very grateful. Thanks!
  6. Low Tech Forum
    So I've been fighting BGA(cyanobacteria) in my tank- did a major scrub down about five days ago and a spot scrub two days ago and sucked up all the debris I could catch both times. I'm trying to take a natural approach and avoid medicating the tank again since it's already been fairly heavily...
  7. Low Tech Forum
    Hello, I am looking for some advices from seasoned users about my current setup and if someone could see potential problems. I am also asking because I already had 2 episodes of what looks like hair algae (one bad, one more under control) My main goal is to have easy fish, easy plants and...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hello All! It's been a few years since I've kept an aquarium, and now to get back into it, I'm starting with my first planted tank. It's a small 5.5 gal (freshwater) that I want to take to my classroom for my students to enjoy (as well as me :). I'm going for a low tech set up- I just have a...
  9. Lighting
    I have a Nicrew ClassicLED aquarium light and was wondering if this would be low or moderate light conditions for my plants in my 20g long tank. Here is a link to the light on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ID3OK3S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Thanks!
  10. Plants
    Hey all! So I am trying to find a bushy plant for my tank that will survive in low tech conditions. I am wanting something bushy so the shrimplets have a place to hide from other fish. Any ideas? A lot of the bushy plants that I would like(cabomba, ambulia) need higher light and was wondering...
  11. Tank Journals
    Attached is current tankshot April 8th, 2018 Bump: Light: Sunblaster LED TECHNICAL SPECS: Light Output - 5,150 Lumens Power Consumption - 48 Watts Number of LED Diodes - 96 Lumens per Watt - 107 Colour Temp - 6400 Kelvin Lighting Angle - 120° CO2: None Fish: 2 x Angelfish 8 x Cardinal...
  12. Plants
    Hello! I do not have a light that is good for plants.... I just have a simple LED. What are some low light plants that you would recommend?
  13. Algae
    I've got some AR mini in my Spec V with a planted plus 24/7 over top. Lights on 4 hours, off 4, on 4 every day. No algae issues besides a bit on the glass every month I scrape off. I am injecting CO2 via a paintball tank. The issue is the top part of my AR is algae free while the bottom...
  14. New Member Introductions
    I've always loved aquaria, especially planted. But a lot has changed since my last try over 20 years ago! Where I live now I've kept unplanted tanks with no problem, but now I really wanted a planted tank, so I did one. My first try was with the stock LEDs that came with my TopFin 29 kit from...
  15. Plants
    I've had goldfish of all types and koi for over 10 years all in ponds. I knew what plants to use and not use. Now a year after a horrific run in with a raccoon I've moved my remaining comet, shubunkin and sarsasa indoors and then proceeded to plunge head first into the world of planted tanks...
  16. Low Tech Forum
    I planted my 10 (future) betta tank a couple months ago. I started with dosing just regular flourish, once a week, on water change day. Since then things have gone downhill. Stats: 10 gallon tank, ecocomplete substrate with osmocote+ sprinkled under it, finnex stingray 20" 8 hour photo period...
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