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  1. 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...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I am a beginner and looking for advice on making my planted low tech 20 gallon long aquarium -also I am aware of the $1 per gallon sale is going on and will end tomorrow. I am wondering if it's a good deal to buy the 20 gallon long there and then buy the equipment seperate or buy a starter kit...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    The other day I spotted a new box design for the Fluval Spec V with claims for an improved light. I couldn't find anything online about this newer "model", so I figured I would provide everyone with a side by side comparison between the original gen 1 and the gen 2. The differences between the...
  4. Plants
    Hello, I'm new to aquatic plants, and I got these plant from a local store & they don't know names for these plants! Can anyone help please identifying the right names for these plants or any of them? Thank :) Plant#1 Plant#2 Plant#3 Plant#4 Plant#5 Plant#6
  5. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hey! Here I'd like to talk about my adventure with a little low tech planted tank. Soon I will buy a Wave Box 40 Cosmos (25 liters), in which I want to keep a Betta splendens. I can't afford fertilizers and I don't want to use them, plus I'm going to grow plants like Microsorum, Bolbitis...
  6. Aquascaping
    Hello everyone.. this is my first post but I have been an on/off lurker for years. I would still claim to be an amateur but have been in the planted tanks for about ten years now.. nothing major. I had a 30 gallon forever that was given to me which is what started it all... I felt that is...
  7. Tank Journals
    It's time to become fully indoctrinated in the world of planted tanks, with my first tank journal! The pictures are always my favorite part, so here is the latest: Progression photos (respectively: 3/7/14, 3/10/14): The tank is still cycling and I'm ever so slowly getting it set up. I have...
  8. Tank Journals
    I have been slacking in the tank journal department. I have a few more tanks now and need to make a journal for them. The one I am most excited about is my 12 Deep Blue rimless Cube tank that I have been cycling for my Sulawesi Cardinals that are finally coming next week. First off let me tell...
  9. Low Tech Forum
    Well almost never. I've been doing some reading, and learned that with a low tech setup - which mine 29G is, mostly* it's suggested not to do frequent water changes. The water change just upset the natural balance a tank achieves on its own after a while. So this week I didn't do my water...
  10. Plants
    I just started my first planted tank about 1.5 weeks ago. Some anubias and some staurogyne repens. All of the plants on the ground are doing great. New leaves on everything. I had an extra Anubias and decided to tie it to the top of my driftwood. Since then the edges of some of the leaves...
  11. Low Tech Forum
    So i'm about 10 days into my tank cycle and I noticed a pond snail puttin' around. Ive been using crushed up fish flakes as a source of ammonia and its literally caked everything. it almost looks like it snowed in some spots of my tank. Anyways I was thinking id leave the snail in there to help...
  12. Algae
    Hello! I'm a first time planted tank owner, and I've spent a ton of time planning out my tank, but now I'm encountering a problem with a capital A--Algae! Three months ago I started my planted tank and eventually added a cherry shrimp. There are now a couple baby shrimp in there and some baby...
  13. Low Tech Forum
    Hi, I haven't kept an aquarium in a while, but my bf wanted me to start one so I'm working on this one. I've never made a thread so I hope I uploaded the pictures correctly~ Anyways, wish me luck!:fish::fish::fish: Just a bunch of plants I got at Petsmart (Pico Rivera) and Tongs (Fountain...
  14. Tank Journals
    Back in July I posted this thread asking for some advice about how I should approach resetting this tank, which led to some very helpful discussion. I started the process of aquascaping the tank this weekend and I wanted to share my current progress and get some feedback. I am using a...
  15. Tank Journals
    Just wanted to start my journal. I posted my DIY project in the DIY section, but I guess I should of started here. Here's link to the DIY post: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=398417 This tank is about 3 weeks old. I used my Eheim 2213 Filter that I was seeding on one of my...
  16. Low Tech Forum
    Hi everyone! I have a 55 gallon tank that has been running for about 3 yrs with angelfish. I am planning on adding low maintenance plants! I've decided on upgrading my light with T5 lighting consisting of giesemann midday bulb and giesemann aquaflora. 108 watts total. I want my plants to do well...
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