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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello, I have had a overwhelmingly successful, pretty high tech, 29 gallon tank set up for about 6 years. I moved about a month ago and figured it would be the perfect time to upgrade to a 60 gallon tank. I also decided it was time to get rid of the community fish and jump to Cichlids since I...
  2. Algae
    It is almost 2 weeks since I flooded my 12G tank after a few months of growing DHG immersed. Since then, dosing CO2 24/7 via paintball CO2. 1 bpm. The reason it's 24/7 CO2 is because it doesn't have a solenoid so it's always on at 1 bmp. Never had a problem doing this before. There isn't a...
  3. Lighting
    It is almost 2 weeks since I flooded my 12G tank after a few months of growing DHG immersed. Since then, dosing CO2 24/7 via paintball CO2. 1 bpm. The reason it's 24/7 CO2 is because it doesn't have a solenoid so it's always on at 1 bmp. Never had a problem doing this before. There isn't a...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I've got a new 35 gallon tank planted with Vals, Sagittaria, and 2 types of Swords. The plants died back during tank cycling and it took about a month for this to stop and get to 0 Ammonia and 0 Nitrite. It was capable of cycling a teaspoon of Ammonia over night. I understand tanks well but this...
  5. 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...
  6. Algae
    Morning. So my bf and I flooded our tank last night after growing plants in it for 8 weeks emersed. Started on 8.1.2011. End on 9.30.2011. (2 months. According to Tom Barr my Ammonia and Nitrate should be fully cycled by now). The following plants have been grown emersed: HC, HM, MM, DHG...
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