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  1. Lighting
    First post here, please be gentle... So I have been keeping a planted 55G doing pretty well with a moderate/heavily planted variety, Ecocomplete, CO2Arts regulator & diffuser(steady green drop checker), 2 small Hydor Koralias, 2 large pieces of driftwood, a cheap Koval 4ft. LED, Emperor 400 HOB...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi all. I've been reading posts on aquarium hobbyists forums for years, but never posted. I have never been much of a plant grower since I kept pleco and silver dollars, but have learned that when it comes to water chemistry questions, this forum is the best source. The quality of discussion and...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    hello, i have very hard tap water, and I'm sick of it and have finally decided to go with a RO unit which will be arriving be arriving soon, being new to RO i have a few questions. i will be setting up a nature aquarium and would like my Ph to be neutral/slightly acidic for the plants as well...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi guys... any ideas what is causing my ph to bottom out (6.4 today). All other parameters are perfect, PH out of faucet is 7.0. I even just did my 50% water changed yesterday. Anything about the following set up that jumps out at you that might be causing it? Only in this hobby for just a...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I've experienced a number of problems with my tank and I thought maybe someone here could help. In the past couple weeks I lost all my badis, a number of shrimp, and just today I lost my beloved halfmoon betta. My tank is a 12 gl fluval edge and is close to 3 years old. It's planted but not...
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    The pH in my 20gal tank is sitting at 6.4 and I cannot seem to get it to rise. My new tank has been cycling for almost 2 months. I've tried using a neutral regular to get it to rise to at least 7.0. I think I read somewhere, a while ago, that CO2 can help it rise but I'm not sure if that's true...
  7. Substrate
    Hey All, Friday I broke down (2) 20G tanks and set up a new 45G rimless tank. The substrate from the established tanks was UP Shrimp Sand and over a year old, so I started the 45 with a new bag of Controsoil and seeded it underneath with a couple very thin layers of the established Shrimp Sand...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Anyone have any other ideas how to raise PH besides useing crushed sea shells or any chemicals from seachem or any other companies like seachem? I got a 10gal custom tank with amazon soil the new stuff I only used some root tabs besides the soil. I only have 2 angel fish an some rili shrimp but...
  9. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I want to get some Sundadanio axelrodi which require a low pH (4-6), and am setting up a new tank from scratch. I have catappa leaves and all the basic hardware. I have read all I can find about their care (which isn't much) and the article I found on seriouslyfish says they should not be added...
  10. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I noticed when I do my water changes my pH drops almost a full point. My tank runs between 5.10 and 5.75 pH. The water out of my tap is 4.1 according to my probe. I am keeping one GBR, three oto's, a couple of ghost shrimp, and an assasin snail to combat the unknown number of MTS's. I have a...
  11. Fish
    UPDATED POST I've decided to turn this thread into a (sorta) tank build/place to post pictures for my tanks. I don't have any pictures of the Black Ghost Knifes yet but I'm hoping to get them transferred pretty soon. See Pictures on Page 2. -Wizzy :icon_bigg ORIGINAL POST Ello' I have...
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