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  1. The Lounge & Introductions
    Oh, hello! I've been on a slow descent into aquarium madness for the past several years, starting from a feeder fish in a 5gallon mistake some 13 years ago. So, of course, I'm up to a 120gallon running and several other tanks in storage at this point. I avoided getting into planted tanks because...
  2. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hello, I am a newbie to planted tanks. I kept a few freshwater tanks almost 30 years ago and saltwater about 15 yrs ago. Just got back in the hobby with a simple 39g freshwater planted tank. I threw some playground sand in there and tossed in a few newbie plants and a couple fish. I have...
  3. Tank Journals
    Hi everyone; As a disclaimer, I am brand new to this hobby. Like, brand-brand new. I had a goldfish in a 5 gallon my wife saved from a stag and doe once, but that is about it. I will be posting here regularly and updating with pictures to keep a timeline for myself. I hope everyone checks it...
  4. Lighting
    Hello Forum People, I have fallen out of having aquariums for quite a while and am just getting back into it. So for my first foray into to a planted tank i have bought a 48wx13dx24h 60 gallon tank. I am having trouble figuring out the lighting that I can use though. The tank came with a hooded...
  5. Low Tech Forum
    Hey Everyone! I have been creeping around the forums now for quite awhile... really ever since My husband and I set up our first 5 gallon betta tank and I have been dreaming of more ever since. Finally my husband caved and we went for a larger set-up. I thought this was an appropriate time to...
  6. Tank Journals
    Objective Enter the hobby with both feet, building an attractive planted tank on a modest budget and learning along the way. About me I am a 40-something IT professional who likes to hop hobbies. To date I have participated in (and in some degree still do) road cycling, backpacking, computer...
  7. Low Tech Forum
    Hi all :) My first post here! But I've been lurking around the Planted Tank forums for close to 2 months now - and learned so much from all of you. So I'd like to thank you all before I start :icon_smil My Betta (Peter) has been living in his home for close to 2 months now. It's fully cycled...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi guys, so I'm brand new to the hobby, but I am ready to start a freshwater tank soon and I'm very excited! I have already purchased an Aqueon 40 Gal Breeder. I want to have a planted tank, I'm planning on using Eco-Complete Substrate, with some Angelfish, Pristella Tetras and GBRs. Maybe some...
  9. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hello! I received my first aquarium when I was 8. It was a gift from my now late dad. I've tried to keep aquariums whenever possible because I feel it's a remnants from my father's personality. Plus, I enjoy the beauty! Now it's time for me to go to college! It's a new step in my life so why...
  10. Plants
    Are awesome. Just want to put that out there. I'm slowly but surely building a better tank and right now I need better lighting and some CO2 but in the meantime banana plants are making this guy feel pretty good about himself because these guys grow. I have one that has "lily padded" the top of...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    :help:I have kept fresh water fish for many years, and have moved into the planted tank relm. I am having very little success. I have a 36 gal with 2"laterite base with 2" of sand toping it. (2) 26" T5 HO 10,000k (2) 18" F15T8 Max plant growth(1) 24" F17T8 Super daylight bulbs.My light cycle is...
  12. Tank Journals
    Hi I just wanted to start a thread/journal about my first tank I'm getting. It's my dad's 10 gallon that he left me and I'm going to try my hand at a planted tank. This is where I plan to put it . . . I plan on 5 tiger barbs 2 ottos a anubias nana dwarf sag. driftwood that's about it. I was...
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