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  1. Planted Nano Tanks
    New member here. It's a pleasure to be part of the planted tank community! I recently built my first planted 16g tank three weeks ago (done cycling three days ago) and wanted to get your thoughts. I own a 20g reef tank, but the fast-growing nature of a freshwater aquarium was tempting, and...
  2. Plants
    I took a break after my cichlid died, as he was with me for 12 years. This time I have decided to add CO2 and go for a planted tank, and, as part of that process I have a flourite substrate, decent lighting, and a regulator / tank / etc on the way. The tank itself is a 29 gallon with a...
  3. Plants
    Background: I have a relatively recently planted tank. I set it up plants included on Feb 27, 22. It started with : Anubias Nana Cryptocoryne wendtii Tropica Moneywort Salvinia Minima Christmas moss Dwarf lilly. Since then the christmas has come out, I just didnt like how it looked and it...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    This fluffy white looking stuff as started to appear all around the tank. There are no live animals in my tank. I have a 25g with the Fluval stratum substrate, full spectrum light on only couple hours and tank given one dose of food. The plants have been in the tank almost two weeks now. I don’t...
  5. Plants
    Hi! I’m still a little new to planted aquariums. I have a 5g nano tank and a 25g. I recently got plants that were cultivated submerged. The plants were split between the two tanks. The plants in the 5g are healthy and adjusting to the tank very well. But the plants in the 25g are seem to be...
  6. Planted Nano Tanks
    Starting my third planted aquarium and looking for input, guidance, and opinions this go round. I read somewhere on the interwebs that you should use the same hardscaping/rock consistently and I want to use riverstones! I don't see too many scapes that use riverstones in planted tanks. So many...
  7. Tank Journals
    Just got into the hobby. It’s surprising how fun learning about all this is. Check out my builds so far. 10 Gallon Black Water aquarium. 3 Silver Mollies 1 Otocinclus 1 Nerite Snail 5 (maybe less) Ghost Shrimp. Soon to be added is a Black Dragon Betta Plants: Amazon Sword Java Moss Crypto...
  8. Plants
    Hello Everyone! So this is my first time doing a planted tank so looking to see if I'm doing things right. Tank Stats: 10 gallon tank Marineland Penguin 75 filter NICREW Classic LED, Full Spectrum 15 Watts KASANMU Aquarium Heater 100W CaribSea Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate So the...
  9. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi everyone. I am coming up on 4 weeks of my first aquascape. here are some details: 10 gallon, eco-complete substrate, driftwood, lots of plants i cant even name half of them, plant light by fluval set 7 hours a day at 25% intensity. (youtube directed me to use lower intensity because 10 gal is...
  10. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hello everyone, I have been reading and learning from this forum and decided to join. I have had several tanks in the past from 10g to 29g to 55g and now we just started a 75g. The tank is still cycling and will ultimately be easy to care for plants and tropical community fish and maybe some...
  11. Plants
    Hello everyone, I'm new to the aquascaping hobby and just started my first planted tank. It's a 7-gallon tank and is two weeks old. I am having issues with my Mini Christmas moss and am concerned because it has been yellowing for the past few days (planted about five days ago), and I have been...
  12. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hey guys, So I recently setup a small aquarium for starting a RCS colony. I fishless cycled the tank and in the interim, started growing out a pearlweed carpet and ambulia forest as I thought these would give lots of hiding spots and surface area for algae films to grow. After ensuring the...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey everyone! I’m ordering a new tank like the title states. It’s going to be hi tech. What plants would you guys suggest? I’ll have a big piece of drift wood and then some small seiru stones around. Any ideas would be helpful as I’m not too artistic. Thanks
  14. Plants
    Hi everyone, I am new to the aquarium world and bought a weed looking plant from my local pet store. I’m thinking about removing it, not only because it grows way too fast and looks a bit ugly, but because no google search can help me identify it and I don’t want to inadvertently harm my betta...
  15. Aquascaping
    Hi everyone! This is my first time owning any kind of aquatic life and I bought a 6 gallon planted tank about a month ago. For now, I have some basic plants and decor as well as a nerite snail. I’m planning to later add some cherry shrimp + java moss and then a male betta. I guess I’m looking...
  16. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi guys, Thinking of starting a small 2.6 gallon scape and just making it a red cherry shrimp tank. Is it still necessary to cycle the tank if I plan on only starting with 20ish shrimp? Usually I would assume so, but their bio waste should be so low and I will have a strong pearlweed carpet and...
  17. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello all, I am 21 days into a new planted tank intended for cherry shrimps in the future. So far, everything seems fine, some of the plants are growing new leaves. However, as of the past few days, I am starting to see green algae growing on rocks and the surface of the glass, they aren't...
  18. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello all, I'm new to this hobby. I started a planted tank 15 days ago. It was until yesterday, I started really looking in the tank then I realized there are various worms living inside. A little background info, it's planted without any livestock, it has been 2 weeks into the cycle. I...
  19. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I just started my Walstad planted tank a week ago. I added organic soil beneath a layer of gravel. I've done a few water changes, but despite that this white stuff seems to keep growing... Could it be just biofilm? My water parameters seem to be okay according to my 6 in 1 test strips. The water...
  20. 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...
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