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  1. Fish
    Recently lost my 3yo male Betta Lunar and am looking for ideas to for his tank after I clean, set-up and cycle it. Tank Details 3.5 Gallon - Semi Circle. Heated, Lighted and Filtered. Aquascape (will change slightly) River Stone and Flourite Black Sand Substrate (1) Anubias Nana rooted to a...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Im new to this great site so I hope Im not posting my query in the wrong section.... Anyways I recently found out that my city adds sodium carbonate to its tapwater. I have a 45 gallon aquarium thats still cycling (so fishless) and I was wondering if sodium carbonate will cause sensitive...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm going to be setting up a new 75g soon and looking for opinions on some stocking. Right now I have two fish for sure that will be going in and that is an angelfish that I have had for 6 years and a Bolivian ram that is 3 years old. Ideas I have so far are a "fancy" pleco, some kind of...
  4. Low Tech Forum
    Hello everyone! Ive had a planted aquarium for around 6 years and I've gone through much trial and error but never really got it the way I want it to look. I recently decided to get a 50 gallon tank and I want all of your expertise in planted tanks to help me start off things right. If i could...
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    First day: Nov 17: Hello folks, I started an ADA60p at the end of October and I've been trying to do a fishless cycle. I have 1 bag of Amazon Aquasoil as the substrate and Ohko stone and DHG. I've an Ehiem 2213, an inline heater and DIY CO2 which is at ~1 bubble per sec. I live in San Fran...
  6. Tank Journals
    Alright, so after having a 2.5 gallon tank and going through the hassle of cycling it (not done yet), I've decided to dive into a 6.6 gallon fishless cycle. I'm pretty new and might need some advice, so chime in, because it's always appreciated. First off, my water source base test using the...
  7. Equipment
    I've been reefing for about a year now but I'm getting sick of zero growth and livestock costs, so I'm getting into planted tanks! I've got my hands on a 60 gallon tank, 40"x20"x17" tall. I've been reading a lot the last couple of days about what I'll need to get my cycle started, and here's my...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi All, I am setting up a new tank and want to express lane or avoid completely the cycle. I set up a mesh filter bag with approx. 50 fluval ceramic rings and a sponge prefilter in my existing tank today. How long will it take for this media to be colonized? I also plan on using plants and...
  9. New York
    Anyone in Queens/Brooklyn area want to sell or give some used media to start off my new 10gal tank? :)
  10. Tank Journals
    Hello! New forum member here looking for some advice. I have been keeping fish for many years, and very sadly just lost the entire contents of my 60L community tank that had been set-up for 5 years :( I'm not 100% sure what happened as I was away on holiday and my partner was caring for the...
  11. Substrate
    I need a little help starting a new tank, I have organic soil,play sand white and tan, and one bag of Eco complete. My tank is 70 gals according to a computer program my boss put together for me, it's 3' long x 2' wide ( front to back) x 18-19" deep ( top to bottom). I just wanna get some imput...
  12. Plants
    Ok I just started a new tank and I made a light canopy all that is is a box with no top/bottom it's the exact size of the tank so it fits kinda tight I wanna say air tight I guess but anyway I got 2 26w 3500k ea on a 15-20 gallon deep tank and it was on today for the first time an now I have...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I started researching planted tanks about 6 months ago and decided I was ready to jump in. Well, I am not so sure now. It seems I cannot do anything to make my tank flourish. I planted the plants 3 weeks ago and while most of the plants that remain show new growth, the original parts of the...
  14. Algae
    Well here goes, i recently set up my 20 gal tall tank about a month ago, and added my first paintball co2 setup about a week ago. Everything is running fine except my tank is being overgrown with algae. So far i have had 3 kinds that i can see, first i had that dreaded white fuzz algae (or...
  15. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Recently set up a 55 gallon, planted, community tank. I was given a few java ferns, some java moss, and bought two amazon swords and something I forget the name of. I let it cycle for days with just live gravel and sand before adding plants and two weeks before adding fish. I currently have 10...
  16. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Another post, another set of questions... Finally got my tank, have everything going with plants on the way thanks to some board members :smile: The only thing I'm lacking at the moment is a heater, and a water testing kit. My LPS had several heaters, but I wasn't sure what was best for my tank...
  17. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello All, I just got a great deal on a 150gal Marineland deep dimension tank 36"x36" and looking forward to setting up as a planted tank. I'm a newbie :icon_roll when it comes to planted tanks but do have experience with freshwater aquariums. What are some recommendations from your experience ...
  18. Equipment
    Hello all, I have been looking through the posts on the forum and there is a lot of information. So much so, it can be a bit overwhelming for a newbie. I see a lot of people that go and set up a tank without getting proper advice so I thought I'd take the smart approach and ask first in order...
  19. Low Tech Forum
    Hi, i have had a 20g tank for a couple of years and i would like to add plants to it, but im not really sure how to start. The current inhabitants are: an angel fish, a small jack dempsey, a convict, a gold gourami, 2 zebra danios, and 2 clown loaches. overstocked? Right now i have standard...
  20. Tank Journals
    Filter: whisper HOB Lighting: Zoo med T5HO 48 inch. x2 58 watt bulbs Co2: DIY Substrate: Miracle grow organic choice potting soil capped with fine gravel. Flora: Rotala Macrandra, Jungle Val, Baby Tears, Star Grass, Cryptocoryne Blassii, Oselot Sword, and soon Cryptocoryne Wendtii Red...
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