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  1. Tank Journals
    So. I introduced myself in late Feb. & my tank is finally set up, and cycled, ready to add fish. here's how she looks. This is a basic set up, just to introduce the hobby to my daughter. The base is over 25 years old and so is one of the two magnum 350 canister filters hooked to an undergravel...
  2. Low Tech Forum
    I have read a lot about the possible causes and treatments dealing with green spot algae. However, there has not been a clear cut solution/method to eradicate it, especially from plants. I am looking for someone that has had proven success dealing with GSA and what method they used to do so...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey everyone. I'm "new" to the aquarium hobby and to this site. I'm 18 and live in Hawaii. I really enjoy this hobby and hope to get involved in the community to learn from others and put together an amazing tank :) I've done a lot of research - some of it from this site - but not sure how to...
  4. Low Tech Forum
    Hi Everyone, This is my first post on this forum. I'm relatively new to owning fish; I got my first real fish tank last 8 months ago. Unfortunately, all but one of my mollies have died from ammonia spikes from an improperly cycled tank :icon_cry:. The lone survivor of my terrible pet ownership...
  5. Low Tech Forum
    I have a 30 gallon high tech tank and I'm setting up a GLA 36-L high tech iwagumi setup. I've now decided to set up the 10 gallon tank that's just been taking up space for a low tech/low maintenance shrimp tank. Here's what I've got: Standard 10 gallon glass aquarium and stand Basic cheapo hood...
  6. Tank Journals
    Hey guys! This will officially be my first journal here. You can skip the story and just look at pictures at the end if you like, but I'll be sure to keep a current picture, along with updating the confusing story as I go! I've wanted another tank for a long while, but I didn't know exactly...
  7. Planted Nano Tanks
    this is my planted 2 gallon cookie jar that I got from walmart. I am growing some water wisteria, red ludwigia, mondo grass, and some christmas moss. The christmas moss is tied to some driftwood i got from my LFS and also tied to some rocks I got from my backyard. I have a two layer substrate...
  8. Low Tech Forum
    I have been looking around for a bit and haven't found a concrete answer to what kind of lighting I can get away with to grow low and med light plants. Should I follow the WPG rule? I saw this but didn't want to spend money on something that is more than I need...
  9. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi I've been fish keeping for a while now but only recently I'm really getting into branching out to new plants (a change from the java fern, Anubias etc). So I planned on getting a 40 gallon tank to setup by luckily someone gave me a 44 gallon for free. :proud: At the moment it's still cycling...
  10. Low Tech Forum
    Hey everyone, This is my 10 gallon fish tank. You can view it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIgqbzdsD-w Specs: Fishes: 6 Neon Rainbow Fishes 2 Hatchet Fishes Plants: Java Moss (The guy who sold it to me told me it was weeping moss -.- It still looks pretty regardless =])...
  11. Low Tech Forum
    Hi, I am just about to try a low tech tank. I have a basic fish tank right now. I have been reading some of Diane Walstad's book. I am game. While researching other topics I have come across people saying it is outdated although useful. Also people mentioned issues with the miracle grow soil...
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