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  1. Low Tech Forum
    About a week and a half ago I had a smaller school of vietnamese minnows to my (heavily) planted nano tank. This tank has been running for almost three years. I've had very few problems with it. Recently, its only fish-inhabitant has been one (very) old and lonely tetra. A couple of days after...
  2. Plants
    hello. I would really appreciate some help in diagnosing what issue is causing my Monte Carlo carpet to turn white and melt. My tank is approximately 2 months old. the first three weeks were great and the carpet grew out. then suddenly the plants started turning white and melting within a matter...
  3. Plants
    Hi everyone. Just started up a new 20 gal tank a little more than a month ago. Tank cycled in about 2 weeks to my delight. Plants started growing rather quickly but in the last week and a half I have noticed new growth on narrow swords and the Malaysian red coming in. They quickly started...
  4. Plants
    Hi, I've set up my tank 2 weeks ago but some of my plants are melting, staurogyne repens, marsila crenata and monte carlo. My stems are doing great except that now I see the rotala leaves start getting brown at the bottom.. I don't know what to do or what the problem is. Light: Twinstar...
  5. 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...
  6. Plants
    Hi all, I have a large open top tank (200X70X60 cm) That has been running for roughly a year. As visible on the picture below, my scape contains a large "wall", which holds a very large amount of ADA Malay soil behind it as well as some power sand on the bottom. My goal has always been to use...
  7. Low Tech Forum
    Hello! I am in need of some advice from experienced planted tank keepers. I have two empty 20 Long tanks that I am planning to turn into planted tanks using the Walstead Method. I got what I would consider "a good deal" on some aquatic plants for a Black Friday special, and they should be here...
  8. Plants
    I was growing monte carlo with the DSM and i filled the tank two days ago and now the leaves are turning a pale green/ clear. Is this just it transitioning from emerged growth or is it dying? If its just transitioning, how long until it adapts fully and begins to grow in submerged form?
  9. Low Tech Forum
    Hi All, This is my 1st post here. I am new to planted tanks, I have set up a tank in previous month. This was a 3 gallon dirted tank with sand in top layer. Plants are monte carlo, camomba sp, Rotala roundofolia and dwarf Sag. Lights: LED bulb 5 watts. I was using sugar-yeast CO2 at 1-1.5...
  10. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi, long time reader first time poster. I have recently flooded my 3.7 gallon nano tank, after scrapping my attempt with the DSM when mold started to form. The trouble is that all my plants are dying, which I attribute to the ammonia spike which seems uncontrollable (8+ ppm) with high nitrates...
  11. Plants
    This week I added a bunch of red root floaters to my two nano tanks. One has a DYI sponge filter set on low where a few bubbles come out every few seconds. The other has nothing and is basically just a place where I'm growing out some plants I haven't decided what to do with. The plants in both...
  12. Plants
    Hi I have Amazon sword which I had kept in fish tank. But my fishes were biting it. So I kept in seperate bottle outside where it can get natural light with few snails. Its being 3 months and I see they are melting now. The old plants have melted while new leaves are weak but green. Please...
  13. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi All, This is my second attempt to grow HC on my 25cm Nano cube. It looks like it's failing but would love save it if I could. Hope to get some help here to at least know what I'm doing wrong. First off here's a picture of the HC I got when I bought them and pictures of the tank. It...
  14. Plants
    Ok so I've had my 55g planted tank for about 18 months now. One of the first plants I put in when I got the tank was Vallisneria Spiralis, or Italian Vallisneria. It did really well and took over a large part of my background. I've even had to remove some of the daughter plants and plant them in...
  15. General Planted Tank Discussion
    hi everyone, I'll start with my oodinium question first: had an outbreak in my 20H, didn't have too many fish in there (betta + 7 rasbora [sundadanio axelrodi & microdevario kubotai]) so I moved them to my ~11-13gal QT tank and am treating with Quick Cure. today is the third day. there are...
  16. Low Tech Forum
    I'm not sure if i should put this in this forum or the nano tank forum. Last summer I started my first 10g low tech planted tank. In it I have a thin layer of laterite under a layer of black sand and a light that said it was good for plants. I cant remember what kind of light it is. I also have...
  17. Plants
    I started a 20gal 4-5 months ago plants grew with minimal problems. Started a 70 gal custom with some of the plants cut from the 20 I put into the 70. I got 4 T5 HO bulbs an CO2 running on the 70, I have floramax in front and organic soil with play sand as a cap over the soil. Plants cut from 20...
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