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  1. For Sale/Trade
    45$ shipped First Class, add additional $10 for Priority Mail (Medium) 15 heteranthera zosterifolia 'stargrass' 10 rotala rotundifolia 'green' 10 ludwigia repens 5 bacopa caroliniana 5 ludwigia mini super red 5 Dwarf sag (I do not harvest until shipping day but all nodes shipped are...
  2. Tank Journals
    It's been awhile since the last time it had been awhile, but here we are. Welcome, one and all, to the return of my aquatic ramblings and mishaps. Today we are starting with the "10 Gallon Cap" tank. A setup that cannibalized pieces from the various projects I have undertaken over the years...
  3. Substrate
    Hello, I am new at this hobby and wanna have my first planted aquarium, my tank is 40 L (10 gallons) which I will keep a betta in it, it is lowtech, and I will have the following plants in that tank: crypt wendtii brown, anubias nana, anubias nana petite, rotala sp. green, bacopa caroliniana...
  4. Low Tech Forum
    Hi folks, I have a few big low tech tanks and want to add a Pico to my office space. It will be < 5 gals and plants will me mostly Anubias Petite. Maybe Java fern moss and a few Frogbit plants. I'm looking for a very low output desk or clipon light. I have anubias growing with only ambient...
  5. WTB/RAOK
    Hey all, getting back into the hobby at the speed of a snail.. Just starting with a 12" glass vase from Walmart. I need plants suited to a more vertical scenario like this, would love some shorter plants that will stay short for the actual bottom of vase. I am definitely not an expert when it...
  6. Tank Journals
    Hello everyone! I was a lurker in this forum a while back just didn't post here, like, at all. So here's this little box of wonders that has been with me for almost a decade. When i was in standard 5, i can across a book-Ultimate Aquarium by Gina Sandford. I was enthralled by the contents of...
  7. Low Tech Forum
    So I started my 10 Gallon Walstadt method tank a little over a month ago and as recently as today I'm getting pH's in the 8.0 range; today was 8.2 I'm in NY area and my tap water is typically about 7.0 even, so this poses a problem for me. I'm assuming this is a temporary thing possibly caused...
  8. Low Tech Forum
    My 10g Narnia Biotope. Fauna: 1x baby shubunkin vieltail goldfish. (Named Pizza) Flora: Water Caltrops, Christmas tree moss, 2 types of hornwort, wandering jew, english ivy, some type of willow (original leaves died, but it's growing new ones.) I do a 60% weekly waterchange, where I fill the...
  9. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hi, I am Andrew. I am getting back in to the aquarium game after a decade absence. I kept large cichlids (Oscars, Blood, Midas and Parrots) in 55s and a 110 gal so plants didn't exactly fit in with my fish (every time I tried, they were on the cichlids menu :hihi:). I am currently cycling a...
  10. Plants
    Hi! So I had this amazon sword in my tank for ages, and I recently redid the hardscape. I reused all of the plants and added a java moss carpet. (This tank is 5g and low tech) Does anyone have a good recommendation for a background plant that does not 1) transform into three (I swear I only...
  11. Low Tech Forum
    I just bought a used Biocube 14 for an amazing price and am really excited to set it up as my first planted tank. I have been reading a lot of articles but there is so much information out there I'm not sure whether to start off Low tech or go all out with the vision I have in mind. I want...
  12. Substrate
    Been reading too many posts and forums very late into night, I find myself with a few things -- First let me describe the substrate in my 150 gal tall non-CO2 tank. Lighting is from a double bright reef 300 W LED strip. From bottom to top: 1. Laterite - 144 oz 2. Azolite - 5 lb 3. Small fired...
  13. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hi! I'm seacuke :3c I'm a snot nosed poor kid planning ahead. (actually i'm 24 working minimum wage and desperately trying to get a decent paying job but lets not sweat the details) Hoping to ask a bunch of questions on here. Recently got really inspired online seeing a bunch of aquascaped...
  14. Tank Journals
    re-arranged today, i'll post photos tomorrow after w/c Photos from 2 weeks ago, 1 weeks ago, Poor photo of my betta, And his girly in the container on my desk,
  15. Tank Journals
    As the title suggests this is my first attempt at an aquascape. I've never even had any live plants so I'm heading straight for the deep end in a heavily planted tank! Its a 64 litre bowfront with an eheim eco pro 130 filter (Overkill I know), also have a hydor inline heater to install. So far...
  16. Tank Journals
    Hi guys, this is my first tank journal, though not my last. I found this old metaframe for the obligatory $10 on Craigslist in my area along with a whole bunch of very old aquarium equipment (will post photos later). I think this particular one is from the early sixties and I really love the...
  17. Fish
    I have one common pleco in my 140 gallon with my goldfish. I know goldfish are not supposed to be housed with plecos. I am afraid the pleco is not getting enough to eat in the tank with the gold fish. It seems like everything that I try to feed it gets eaten by the 12+ goldfish. The pleco right...
  18. Low Tech Forum
    Hello, I am planning on setting up a simple low tech 10gal planted tank. I have not had a freshwater tank for YEARS and got out of Reef keeping last year. I current have Darts Frogs and Snakes. My plans are to try to keep it simple with some low-moderate light plants. Equipment: 10gal tank...
  19. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    Golfball of Subwassertang (Measured out of the water): $5 via Amazon Payments. Shipping is $5.50 via USPS Priority. I only ship to the U.S.A. **SOLD** Time to thin out my Marsilea minuta carpet again. Plant is algae free and very healthy. For many pictures, please head to...
  20. Low Tech Forum
    So I inherited a 55 gallon and stepped up from my 20 gallon. Previously on my 20 I was running a GLO 2x24" T5HO and DIY CO2. I want to keep things simple on the 55 and eventually set the 20 back up as the high tech tank. The 55 I got came with a Tetra Whisper 60 and an old perfecto single T12...
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