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  1. Algae
    My wife and I have maintained a planted freshwater tank for a couple of years now. Nothing extravagant but it survived with little to no algae attacks. After doing a bit of researching and watching youtube vlogs about tank design and maintenance we decided to upgrade our aquarium to a larger...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi all, I'm looking to rescape my 4.5 g rimless nano tank. I"m okay on mine now but I think I learned with such a small tank I need to relax on the hardscape and make more room for plants and have more water volume. My tank currently has volcanic rock and a piece of wood that casts a mighty...
  3. Low Tech Forum
    Hey Everyone - I'm upgrading my 5.5gal guppy tank to a 50gal low light planted tank. I've been reading and re-reading the stickies and posts. This is an incredible source of information :smile2: Here is what I've figured out and what questions I still have. I'd love to get your input...
  4. Equipment
    NEW to CO2. Interested on input on regulator setup before I pull the trigger. Tank running for 2 years. Standard 125 gallon Aqueon glass tank (72"l x 18"w x 23"h on standard stand. About 28" h x 17.5" w clearance under the tank in the stand. Running 2 Eheim 2080's. 1. Uniweld RHT8013...
  5. Tank Journals
    Hoping to see some good growth soon. This is 2 weeks post-initial set up. 40 gal Substrate: Miracle grow organic potting soil, fluorite and Eco complete mixed, sand on top. Plants: micro sword, jungle val, amazon sword, anacharis (moderately planted) Lighting: Strip lighting- 2 30 Watt...
  6. Low Tech Forum
    Hi guys! I've been keeping fish for 6+ years and suddenly the "plant my tank" bug bit me. I found myself at nearby LFS and bought couple of plants on his advice. they are 14 cut stems of Rotala (but not aware specific species. it had fairly elliptical and pointed leaves rather than a rounded...
  7. Low Tech Forum
    Hey guys, my co-worker introduced me to planted tanks and I love the idea! I bought a2 gallon Fluval Spec from him. I added some plant and the tank has been cycling for 4 days. The light that comes with this tank is apparently not strong enough for certain plants so I bought some low light...
  8. Substrate
    Hi everyone, New to the forum and wondering if I have already made a mistake, last month I set up my RIO 240 with the intention of it being a planted discus tank, I bought a 1400l per hour external with a uv light from all pond solutions and it's been cycling since. However the tank came with...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey PTF, I am just getting into larger planted tanks and wanted to post some photos of my tank so I could get some feedback, thoughts, advice or just general comments. I personally feel like I need some more background plants and some more bunch plants but other than that I am just letting...
  10. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    Found some funds so now its time to splurge on the previously neglected! :) I need; 1x Brass Check Valve 1x Co2 Line splitter (preferably brass) 1x CO2 liquid checker setup (W/necessary liquids) 1x HUGE bubble Diffuser 1x Bubble counter Also any suggestions on other equipment needed for a...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Will 2 of these lights be sufficient for a 125 gallon heavily planted tank with pressurized c02 and dosing ferts? It comes out to 2.496WPG but I guess that measurement is pretty much useless now. Also what other ferts should I dose besides excel? I'm trying to "pimp out" my 125 gallon tank and...
  12. Fish
    :help:ok here the story i bought a 125 gallon tank a week ago i am writing this on the 9th day ok here the big issue I DID NOT CYCLE MY AQUARUIAM !!!!!.:iamwithst i started adding fish on the 3rd day (i used one of my old aquarium filters to speed the process up of building the necessary...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Ok, so I will start off by telling you what I am working with and then let you know the problems I have been fighting. 55 Gallon DAS tank with stand and Canopy. 4 96watt coral life lights (two of the retro fit kits) I have been running two of the 10,000k and one antic. 10 Hours a day. XP3...
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