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  1. Equipment
    Hi everyone! It's been a month now for my guppies to live in a non-toxic plastic container, and a week now since I have planned on setting my very first aquarium and there are things I'm not certain if I really need it. I live in a tropics (Philippines), by the sea shore. Temperature in the...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I am new to this site, but have kept tanks for most of my life. As a kid I had neons, frogs, and guppies as most kids do in a 5 gallon octigonal plastic tank. I now have a 55 Gallon and a 125H Gallon. I have had the 55 for about 18 years and it has seen many a fish/location. I am military and...
  3. Planted Nano Tanks
    I'm planning on starting a new aquarium for my dorm on University and, after changing over 5 times the plan, I think I have already figured out how I want it to be :) This is my first planted tank (as in plants having a bit more protagonism rather than being some floating stuff for fry to hide...
  4. Tank Journals
    Hello TPT people, My names Caleb, I'm 23 years old and have recently within the past 3 months dived head on into the planted tank hobby. It's serving a great challenge for me and something I want to master. I've had so much online inspiration and I want my tanks to be the prominent features in...
  5. Plants
    I'm new to this site. I'm happy to see such a large community, all tips welcomed whether small or big on filling my tank. Thanks! My tank specs and video link: http://streamable.com/2ru7 45 gallon planted tank (about 4ft long) 2 T5 54 watt 48inch 6,700k Coral Life “Daylight” lights Fluval 206...
  6. Algae
    Hello! My 75 gallon planted aquarium has been running for about 2 months+ and in the past few weeks, we've had a growing brown algae problem. It's growing on the glass, substrate, driftwood, and all of the plants. All of our plants are live and as for fish there are 6 juvenile discus, 4 orange...
  7. Tank Journals
    I have always liked live plants in aquariums and have finally stumbled across aquascaping. This thread will be updated regularly with lots of pictures of the process. updates will be slow at first but should pick up as parts are acquired. So after about two weeks of research I have finally made...
  8. Algae
    Hello all, first post here - but I've just had it with algae over running my tank! 20 Gallon Long I dose Co2 Using Finnex Planted Plus 8 hrs per day Infrequent use of excel and flourish 3 siamese algae eaters 3 ottos 15~ RCS Weekly water change Flourite substrate capped with Petco black sand...
  9. 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...
  10. Substrate
    Hey everyone i am new to this forum. I just wanted to see what you guys think about using C02 in a dirted tank, ive always thought you dont need it because the point of a dirted tank is to be low tech but i have other people disagreeing with me so what do you guys think!
  11. Tank Journals
    Dear all I would like to present my planted aquarium, as you can see there's a first video after 1 week, and later a second after 5 weeks. 1st week planted aquarium https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIk_ltUar_I 5th week planted aquarium https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlDerwEqja0 I hope you...
  12. Lighting
    Hi I'm new here and this is my first post. I have a standard ten gallon aquarium and I want to be able to grow medium-low light plants without pressurized C02. Out of all the lighting options I've researched I'm considering the: -Fugeray 20" planted+ Led -Ray2 18" LED -or a clamp light set up...
  13. Tank Journals
    Hi, i just got back into the hobby and i decided to start with a 55gal dirted planted tank. setup/equipment: 55gal standard built aquarium odyssey 4x54watt HO T5 lights w/timer fluval submersible heater cheap HOB filter rated for up to 75gal tanks Aqueon circulation pump DIY Co2 (1-2 bubbles a...
  14. Photography
    I thought I would share how I photograph my fish, currently. Everything can be adapted to your own circumstances and resources. I know everyone doesn't have radio triggers, flashes, or even DSLRs, hopefully this can inspire and help other people out. -Flash- Use off camera flashes, so that...
  15. Fish
    If I didn't post this thread in the right spot let me know, I am pretty much new to this. Anyways I am starting a 57 Gallon planted tank. It will be semi heavily planted. The tanks dimensions are 36" long 18" wide and 21" tall. I have a Marineland c360 canister filter rated for a 100 gallon and...
  16. Tank Journals
    This is a new journal for the re-scaped 220-gallon. I had been using MGOPM capped with coarse sand in the previous set-up, and replanting every once in a while was a disaster. Not so much to cloud the water, but terrible enough to see dark soil sediments on top of tan sand... Anyway, I am using...
  17. Tank Journals
    1/5/15 Viv-viv-Vivarium! Setting up a test emersed/vivarium in here with leftover clay media from aquaponics, Marineland LEDs, and slapping in some aquatic plants. [4/18/14 10g is now a holding/quarantine/hospital tank. Current (temp) residents: several plants and cherry/rili mix shrimp...
  18. Lighting
    This is my first planted aquarium ind I am totally lost in regards to lighting. First I should let you know a little about my tank. I have a 46gal bow-front aquarium with 15 fish in it mostly sword-tails and mollies, two bumble bee catfish two large blue grommies and three very large angles. The...
  19. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I am a hobbyist and have recently managed to set up a tank measuring 2.5ft x 1.5ft x 1.5ft which has two filters one is a SOBO 1000F and the other one is the normal black medium filter with aeration. I am also using an aquarium heater. I have 10 big goldfishes - fantails and orandas. I loved the...
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