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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello, I'm new to planted tanks and is just starting my first one! The thing I'm having the hardest time figuring out is the water parameters. I planned to use home tap water and the PH seems to be around 8. I also intend to later introduce betta fish to the tank, this is the main reason I...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm new to the hobby and I'm setting up my first planted tank in my recently deceased (RIP Lt. Dan) bullfrog's 29G long tank. I got a sweet deal for a used Fluval 405 canister filter and if I can buy now with future tank upgrades in mind then it would be too good to be true. Thoughts on the...
  3. Tank Journals
    I've finally started my first aquascape last night after lurking this subreddit, researching/watching Youtube videos, and collecting material for the past month or so. There were some things that seemed a bit over whelming. Co2 vs Non-Co2, submerge vs emerge, all the different types of...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello All! Im new to planted tanks but not new to the fish hobby. I have a 25 gallon reef tank and now i would like a planted tank. I purchased a 40 gallon breeder for my planted tank. Now I have questions on equipment and stock. 1. CO2 vs daily dosing of flourish? Flourish Tabs? For Flourish...
  5. Low Tech Forum
    Hello everyone! I'm very new to planted tanks and I would love to start one. I would appreciate any tips and advice. So recently one of my neighbors moved and gave me a fish tank including the equipment and a stand. I have cleaned the tank with water and aquarium salt, refurnished the stand and...
  6. The Lounge & Introductions
    Good morning! I just joined up and wanted to throw this out there before I dove headfirst into everything else :) I'm new to planted tanks. When I was a kid, we had a 55-gallon tropical aquarium in our living room, but I don't think we had any live plants in it. Fast forward ten(ish) years, and...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi i have a few questions and cries for help. I Just wanted to know some good tips from experienced gardeners or some good DIY sites for random things that are low budget and effective. I've had plants in my tanks before but just recently got serious when i got a three bulb JEBO hood, though i...
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