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  1. Plants
    Hi everyone, I have Jungle and Italian Vallisnaria in my natural/Walstad tank. It's been doing fine. In the last 2 weeks, I had to treat my tank with meds for possible columnaris. I have a clown pleco with a white patch on his back. I treated with kanaplex and Furan 2. Yesterday, I realized...
  2. Low Tech Forum
    Hi there, I am for 6months now into this hobby and i really loved it! I like Natural planted tanks & Provide an ecosystem where plants and fish balance each other's needs. so learned about it and created my planted tank. I use organic soil and gravel, for plants i picked alot of fast growing...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey everyone, I'm hoping to get some solid advice and pointers about the best way to set up a new tank for my African dwarf frog. He's currently in a 15 gallon, but isn't getting along with my BN pleco so I'd like to give him a separate tank. I would also like to add a betta to this tank later...
  4. Tank Journals
    Actually it is technically Pico size. I have a high interest in starting multiple nano tanks to support windowfarming. I started gathering items together to test the possibility of growing edible water plants and sustaining small fish in the DIY resevoirs. Materials: Cylinder vases...
  5. Aquascaping
    I am looking for some inspiration. Most of the "shy" fish are currently bunch up on the left side under and around the driftwood. I plan to build up the right side of my tank with more (stacked) rocks to create caves. I have quite a few more and taller plants but the picture below should give...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I couldn't help but share these photos and videos. Some of you may have seen then, but some probably haven't. Beautiful pictures and videos down below. I just want to talk about the waters themselves for a bit. All my information is from these two sites...
  7. Plants
    Hi all, I started a low tech tank that is half terrestrial and half aquatic. On the land part I have moss walls and various carnivorous plants, which all require nutrient poor, soft water. The water part has two nerite snails, two Otocinclus, and two cherry shrimp. Water is continuously cycled...
  8. Tank Journals
    I decided to brush off my 2 gallon I had laying around the garage. recently I've had this itch to start a "closed system" type planted tank. the substrate is set up the Walstad method of dirt capped with gravel or sand. In this instance I put a layer of red clay in between the dirt and sand. so...
  9. Tank Journals
    Dear planted-tankers, I recently got my hands on a few Crayfish, Rock fish and a Belostomatide. I got some floating plants which I cannot keep rooted with the Crayfish always ripping it up. I have a cheapo led light running when the tank is in shade and there is a sponge filter running...
  10. Equipment
    Work in progress! lol So I have a basic 10 gallon with a light strip. Bottom is going to be mostly driftwood with java ferns growing all over. And I have a little duckweed that will slightly cover the top. Going for a pond type look. Inhabitants: cherry shrimp Substrate: black/white sand...
  11. Aquascaping
    I'm running into a problem I've had before and have not found a good solution to and would welcome any suggestions. I felled 3 dead trees the other day and there are some very interesting sections of relatively thick (3-6" diameter) branches that I'd like to use in an aquarium. I could very...
  12. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Like to go for a walk in nature, to find a little inspiration.... I find all sorts of rock formations, mossy trees, and clear streams that I can imagine would look great in a tank.... also a great way to find driftwood and rocks for that aquascape.... here is a nice creek near my home, lots of...
  13. Low Tech Forum
    Hello, All. I recently became enamored with planted tanks after finding an old fish bowl in my grandparents house. I did a lot of lurking on this site, particularly on the Newman's Shrimp Bowl thread, and I loved the concept of a natural, Walstad tank. Fast forward a couple weeks and now i have...
  14. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I've been reading different forums and settled on becoming a member here because it looks cool here. I'm not sure how to word my question. But I'll try. I cannot remember seeing a 'successful' planted aquarium that didn't use some sort of algaecide. I don't want to. Being a chemist, I...
  15. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I would like to what the best natural way to rid my tank of this horrid algae is. I would like to keep it simple but anything is better than looking at it.
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