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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    It’s sounds contradictory since it removes both solid and non solid waste, but I thought I heard it’s a lot better than carbon and does not remove certain fertilizers (iron pops to mind, KG etc) let me know your thoughts
  2. Plants
    As the title says - can I purchase aquarium plants and store them in a container of water for a couple of weeks before planting? I’m currently in the middle of a DSM so I’m not ready to plant epiphytes yet, but a supplier I’ve been watching has just restocked some plants I want and I’m afraid...
  3. Equipment
    I have a 29Gal tank, I am using a fire extinguisher CO2 cylinder as a source of pressuired setup. Currently, I have a ceramic diffuser which is located beneath a small 3W power filter. I want to set a venturi setup. will it improve my Co2 diffusion or not? My 3W power filter can be seen, it was...
  4. Equipment
    I had previously used a small powerhead xilong 3W filter as a CO2 diffuser, with DIY CO2. Now I have set up pressurised CO2 setup in my 29gal tank, should I use a powerhead as a CO2 diffuser?
  5. Plants
    Hi, just noticed this in the leaves of this single plant. I just started my planted tank and this is day 10. - I used ADA Aquasoil and Power Sand. Also added Seachem Stability & diffused CO2 since day 1. I only recently started liquid fertilisers (Seachem Flourish, Potassium & Phosphorous)...
  6. Planted Nano Tanks
    I'm a newbie, and looking to set up a nano planted tank with the long-term goal of keeping cherry shrimp. I'm planning to keep low-light easy to care for plants with an organic miracle-gro substrate. Question is, would one of these tanks be better than another? I'm considering: Imagitarium...
  7. Fish
    Hello, I recently began to revamp my 55 gallon planted tank that has been neglected due to a year-long absence. Tank dimensions are 48"x12"x22". Currently I have 6 MacCollouch's rainbows (Melanotaenia maccullochi) and 1 turquoise rainbow (Melanotaenia lacustris), as well as 6 bronze cories and 2...
  8. Fish
    I have 5 little panda cories in a 20 gallon planted tank along with a group of celestial pearl danios. Yesterday when I fed them I noticed one pretty much turning into a torpedo. It was swimming along the front of the tank corkscrewing. I set up a QT for it, about 3 inches of water deep, put a...
  9. Algae
    Hi All, This is my first post in the planted tank forum after several years. This tank is about 1 and half years old. I have been battling all kinds of algae like crazy. I have tried all kinds of things, but still unable to battle algae and my stem plants are just dying. Please see the following...
  10. Algae
    I’ve got a really nasty case of brownish algae attacking my DHG and green algae slime on my glass. I took photos after a water change and some trimming so the tank is looking better than average. With the DHG it seems to start at the ends of the blades and work it’s way down to the base. It...
  11. Fish
    Hey guys! Have a 60 gallon tank I started working on with my dad about three weeks ago. I've been slowly filling it up with hardscape and plants; seems to be coming in nicely. I was able to jump-start the bb with my 10gal tank and it was cycled within a week and a half. I have a shipment coming...
  12. Plants
    Need help:y rotala species are just not succeeding in this tank... Note: rescaped tank about 2 months back.. This is my 6th tank.. and for the first time encountering this problem.. this is a rescaped tank, and while rescaping the tank i added some powersand and on top of it added soil.. i.e...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    hello, i recently purchased some tissue cultured java fern as the fern did its thing this plant started growing out of it.please help. I'm not sure what it is, i figured it was large enough now for someone to identify it.
  14. Plants
    Just starting a new 5g Walstad tank (see photo for reference) - I did the dry start method with some Glossostigma Elatinoides and it seems to have started out ok. I recently added some Rotala Nanjenshan and they haven't looked well from the start. Does anyone have any experience with this...
  15. Lighting
    Hello, I just bought a used Juwel Rio 180 led, but I was disappointed when I opened the hood and saw the original Multilux panel was destroyed and there was some random led tubes with their own power supplies. So I can see that one is a 24w tube from the brand 'Diversa' LED expert 24W lighting...
  16. Fish
    I’m not new to planted tanks and invertebrates, but I am new to fish. I want to set up a community tank in a new 20 gallon long tank that I just got and I have a good rather basic idea of what I would like to do. I’ve been very successful with red cherry shrimp and crystal shrimp so I don’t...
  17. Plants
    Hello everyone! First post! I just set up a 5 gallon planted Betta tank a couple of months ago, and its been going great! The substrate is Flourite and I have been using Flourish and Flourish Excel for the past month, which had be working, though my plants recently have been looking strange...
  18. Low Tech Forum
    Hello, I am new to this forum:smile2: I am currently cycling a 65 gallon low-tech planted aquarium, and I am fascinated by the idea of having a whole ton of nano fish in it. I have 6 cpd’s from a smaller tank a year back, and once I’m done, I would like to move them to the new tank. I wish to...
  19. General Planted Tank Discussion
    55 gallon planted tank. Miracle-Gro organic soil capped with 1/4 - 1/2" of gravel with seiryu stone. CO2 running 6 hours/day at 2-3 bubbles/sec with 200+ watts of T5HO. PH pre CO2 7.4 and after 6 hours it's about 6.6. I dose flourish 3 times/week. I have two Penn Plax 1000's with fluval rings...
  20. Algae
    I've had this tank for about 2 years now. I've been battling this algae since the moment I set the tank up. It's been driving me crazy. The algae is growing on the decorations, the walls, and the plants. I have running Co2 on a timer along with LED lighting. I like to pride myself on figuring...
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