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  1. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hi! I love the hobby and want to introduce my aquarium to the group. It’s a 23 gallon tideline. I have cardinal and neon tetra. Harlequin rasbora ( they lost some color when I installed new flooring and had to keep them in a temporary aquarium), Pygmy corys and Kuhli loaches. I also have 1 betta...
  2. Algae
    Hi! Can you guys help me identify this algae? I’m not really sure if it is diatom or string algae cause I know that diatoms are brown. The tank is pretty new, about 1 month old. 50% water change a week It would be greatly appreciated, Thanks :)
  3. Plants
    Hi guys, I just discovered this forum and was wondering if I could have some assistance. I recently got these plants a week prior to the photos shown below. I am not sure/ unable to identify what nutrient deficiency they are suffering from :'( Prior to making this post, I was adding a tiny...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hey yall, I am very new to the planted tank world, but prior to this i've been keeping reef tanks for a few years. My main confusion stems from pH. I have a 10 gallon low tech setup that is currently cycling. I used some spiderwood and fluval stratum as my aquascape. I've noticed that my pH...
  5. Fish
    I have a 105l or 28 gallon community tank that is quite heavily planted with: Java fern Amazon Swords Ludwigia Palustris green Red Tiger Lotus Alot of Vallisneria Spiralis Anubias nana Limnophila Sessiliflora I have an AllPondSolutions 1000EF (1000lph or 264gph) canister filter rated for...
  6. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So I have a 10-gallon tank that's been set up for over six months. Lately, I've been having one cherry shrimp die a night for the last 5 ish nights. My tank is planted, Fluval stratum and usually it kept my ph around 6.4 but lately my ph is testing around 5. GH is around 75 ppm, Kh at 0...
  7. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    New to the fish keeping hobby, so please forgive me for the mistakes I have made, the ones I will continue to make, and anything I ask that makes me sound like the completely inexperienced hobbyist that I am. We started with a 10 gallon community tank about a year ago with a dwarf gourami, 4...
  8. Equipment
    I have a 40 gallon breeder running co2, aquaclear 110, aqualed aq j light, and have a wave maker for circulation. I feel like the flow isn't where I need it to be. I only.see co2 bubbles in about three quarters of the tank. Wanting to upgrade from a hob to something bigger. Lemme know yalls...
  9. The Planted Tank FAQ
    So I was wondering what yall might reckon would be good filter media for an Aquaeon quiet flow LED pro 10 in my planted tank with pea puffers a few ghost shrimp and a loach as clean up crew?
  10. Plants
    Hey guys, been having trouble in my tank lately. I've been slowly getting my tank under control but experiencing a weird phenomenon where the ludwigia repens get droopy. None of the other plants are doing it except for the repens, but i'll take this as a sign that something is out of wack and...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Was finally able to scape my first rimless tank! All dragon stone and a lot of easy plants as this will be a low tech set up. Would love any feedback!
  12. Fish
    Hi everyone, what are your thoughts, opinions, and experiences with keeping peaceful fish from different parts of the world together in a planted tank? Specifically, keeping fish like Ember tetras and Habrosus cory cats with fish like Celestial Pearl Danios and Chili Rasboras? I think they would...
  13. Tank Journals
    Hey everyone, I recently got my hands on a cheap Kmart aquarium starter kit ($29 AUD = ~$22). It is a 5 gallon semi-rimless glass tank (rimmed on the bottom but not the top) and the kit comes with an internal filter, plastic lid, background wallpaper, fake gravel and plants. From what I could...
  14. Equipment
    Hi guys, I bought the UNS Mini CO2 regulator and a paint ball CO2 tank. When I first installed the regular and the tank (using the correct adaptor) everything was fine. I just refilled the tank this morning and when I try to install it, CO2 just blows out of the little hole on the paintball...
  15. 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
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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?
  19. 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)...
  20. 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...
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