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  1. Low Tech Forum
    I'm going to be setting up a new 75G show tank for my living room area in my new house. I've been kicking the idea around of what substrate to use, going back and forth between attempting a dirted tank again (epic failure) or going with a plant substrate. I currently have 4 tanks running with...
  2. Substrate
    I'm going to be setting up a new 75G show tank for my living room area in my new house. I've been kicking the idea around of what substrate to use, going back and forth between attempting a dirted tank again (epic failure) or going with a plant substrate. I currently have 4 tanks running with...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I am new to the forum - I was very interested in beginning a planted tank after having my 37 gal freshwater tank for many years with silk plants. I have read many interesting articles and posts here. I hope someone can give me some insight as to what may be happening in my tank. On...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, I'm new to this hobby and would appreciate any and all advice on a few issues I'm having. I apologize in advance for the long post. First, my tank; 20 gallon high, substrate aquarium sand, some rocks, whisper 20 filter. planted a couple of Java ferns, Amazon swords, Argentinean swords...
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    hello all. i am new to planted tanks so here goes. my setup is an ongoing process as i learn. I have a 55 gallon with 2- 54w HO T5 flourescents, an emperor 400 biowheel filter, flourite substrate, two mating dalmation mollies, about 14 cardinal/neon tetras, a BN pleco, 5 amano shrimp, a hachet...
  6. Equipment
    So I need everyone's input...I have finally decided to take it to the next step and start a ~55-65 gallon planted tank. I used to have a salt water 65 gallon, with a we/dry filter that I was going to use to set up the tank...but from reading everywhere, I'm coming to the conclusion that the...
  7. Lighting
    I'm new to planted tank and starting my first one with a 29g Tank that I'm trying to get basic equipment. Right now I have the following: -AquaCLear70 for 40-70g tank(Formerly Aquaclear300) -29 Gallon Tank -3 bags of Black Gravel with Eco-Complete on its way. Now my question is I'm looking...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I've been keeping fish for years and occasionally had a plant or two in my tanks. I currently have a 55G glass box of water that I want to turn into my first underwater garden. I am using a 48" Aquasun fixture with 2 T5HO bulbs (one FloraSun and one UltraSun). I am going to use DIY CO2...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    here's my new 10 gallon set up with tetra whisper filtration, a standard heater and river sand for substrate. flora pride is the fertilizer being used and the fish in there are 2 endlers, 4 mosquito fish, 8 fancy guppies, 4 danios,1 ocat and an invasion of pond snails. the plants are 3 bananna...
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