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  1. Plants
    Hello. So I am still new to planting aquatic plants. I have just started with 4 plants. I'm not sure if they are doing good or bad. It's been about a week since I planted these guys and does the tank with Flourish and use tabs for the plants. I'm still waiting for the PH to get close to my other...
  2. The Lounge & Introductions
    Our father (Ken Keating 1) absolutely loved this site. Whenever our family passed by him on his computer, he was glued to the screen reading anything he could on this forum. Sadly, my dad passed away earlier this month. He was diagnosed with cancer in December and fought a heroic battle for as...
  3. The Lounge & Introductions
    Very glad to join this wonderful site! I’ve had tropical fish since I was a kid in the 70’s. I thought I was time for a change and have started to add shrimp. I’m finding out there are so many other things to consider and juggle than an only-fish hobbyist needs to. Then there’s growing plants...
  4. Plants
    I planted my first tank about two weeks ago. My question is specifically about these Bacopa Caroliniana. I'm getting good new growth out of the top of the stems, and as expected the old leaves are melting. Should I leave these alone or should I trim off the top and replant them? It looks like...
  5. Plants
    Hello! I just finished setting up my very first planted tank. It is only 5 gal, and just some driftwood and plants are in so far. Unfortunately, when I received the Vallisneria Americana Asiatica that I ordered online, it looked like it had not traveled well at all (the other 3 plants I...
  6. Plants
    Hi, I need help on planting UG (utricularia graminifolia) in my tank... I have done it three times. 1. separate them into small pieces and roll it like a hair grass and plant them. spray 2 - 3 times a day, put on the shelf (below level) so it doesn't get direct natural light. and it...
  7. Lighting
    Hi, I've had a new 20L tank up for about a week now. No fish yet. I ordered (probably too many) plants from liveaquaria and now have a bit of a jungle. HC, hairgrass, micro sword, anubia, crypts, and alternatha reineckii mini in foreground; ludwigia, rotala, myrio, hornwort, swords in mid and...
  8. Low Tech Forum
    Hello everyone, I consider myself a newbie to aquarium plants (at least compared to all you gurus), and desperately need help determining what kind of lighting I need in my current setup. I'm attaching a pic of my tank- 46gal. bowfront. I believe it is right around 21" tall. Here's what I...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi everyone, This is my first time posting here and I want to thank you all in advanced for taking the time to read through this lengthy post (sorry, I tend to be long winded) :icon_smil. I really appreciate your feedback. I’m relatively new to the aquascaping hobby but here’s some...
  10. Plants
    I would love to learn more about Amazon Compacta as I just got my first Saturday and would like to know how to properly care for it. I have it planted at the front of my tank as I read that it can be planted in the front or mid ground for best affect, is that correct or did I read wrong? Also is...
  11. Aquascaping
    I am posting my 20 gallon high to hopefully get some feedback and thought on whaat you think s a whole. Tank info: 20g high, running 2 watts per gallon, daily CO2 additive, weekly leaf zone dose, overall low tech. Occupants: 3 hatchetfish, 2 peacock gudgeons, 7 neon tetras, 1 bamboo shrimp...
  12. Plants
    does anyone know what this plant is or how to take care of it?
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    hello there...new to the forum and have a question for all you planted tank junkies...here goes, i have used both flourite and black sand as substrate for planted tanks in the past with excellent results. my question is would it be a good idea to use flourite as base layer with sand as top layer...
  14. Plants
    Hello everyone, This is my first post with a question. I'm currently awaiting some extra cash to purchase some more substrate. I was looking to add aquasoil to the middle area of my aquascape. At the moment I have regular gravel, with eco-complete mixed in. This substrate is part of what was...
  15. Plants
    I started a 20gal 4-5 months ago plants grew with minimal problems. Started a 70 gal custom with some of the plants cut from the 20 I put into the 70. I got 4 T5 HO bulbs an CO2 running on the 70, I have floramax in front and organic soil with play sand as a cap over the soil. Plants cut from 20...
  16. Plants
    I got some cabomba a couple weeks ago and it looked great and was growing nicely. Now that it has grown a couple inches, the new growth at the tips is kinda brown and the leaves at the base of each stem are turning brown. I have T5HO 2x39W on my 30 gal, dosing with Excel daily, and Flourish...
  17. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello! I am new to fish keeping, and have been planning my 88 gallon planted tank. I have my potential fish narrowed down by use of a Aqadvisor. But need help choosing sturdy plants and equipment I need to keep them healthy. I have the tank, but no equipment of any kind yet. Here is my dream...
  18. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So, I had a simple fish tank for years (the freaking goldfish didn't die for 15 some years), but has been empty a year, so decided to move it up to college with me. Right now, I have cloudy water (white) with bubbles forming around the top edge, and black spots appearing on my plants...
  19. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm going to have an aquarium that's planted. And I'm not sure how exactly are you suppose to trim the aquatic plants? It will be a 50 or 55 Gallon freshwater. Low-Medium Lighting. Medium water movement. I'll probably be having ( not all, these are my narrowed down choises) - Java Fern -...
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