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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello, I'm new to forums but need some advise. This may be a bit long but I would appreciate if you bare with me So I got a 50L tank for christmas and i thought id do some research and look into a planted tank, I bought some tetra complete substrate and covered it with some gravel. After a...
  2. Fish
    I just recently dropped a couple swords into my tank along with some cory cats. I have a 120 gallon short aquarium with a sump and a Finnex planted+ 48". Just got the water tested a couple days ago and my ph was around 8. Everything else was fine. I also have a pleco that used to be more...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Why would driftwood I've had in my previous tank for a year lower the ph in my newest tank after i put it in there? Tap water ph 8, gh 180ish and kh 180ish. Planted tank with co2 but not really using any co2 at all and always running air stone. Normally it's at 7.2 it's been crashing to 6 or...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Looking for suggestions on how I can raise the PH levels in my ten gallon, thank you for the help!
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello Shrimp People! I'm looking to start keeping some Cherry Shrimp and would like advice for the best water conditions for healthy shrimp to live in. Info like what water test are needed and how often water changes are needed and what percent, water temp, plants they like best and any...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Check this out: This tank is so alkaline that it's off the chart. The tank is a seldom-trimmed 3-gallon Eclipse System 3 with a 28W 6500K Home Depot lamp on the back. Substrate is 1/2" of new, fine sand on top of 3/4" of Flourite from an old tank. Yes, I know the substrate combo was a...
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