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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello, Everyone. I am new to this forum. I found it online by searching Google for a Vintage Fish Tank Forum and Planted Tank was top of the list. Please help. I need information. I found and purchased a tank that is the same as one I had in my youth. It is a 1960s Great Western Trading...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have two planted aquariums. One (110 gal.) has pH-controlled CO2 (pH=6.5) and an Eheim 2217 filter. Soil substrate covered with Turface, 15 years old. Temp. is 82ºF. Lighting is 2 T-5's. I add nothing except makeup water, fish load is essentially zero. Second one (90 gal.) is also...
  3. Lighting
    Hey guys, I have two of the aluminum work lights with 23watt CFL's in them over my 10g. I have a normal glass lid with the plastic strip in the middle so you can open the lid. The light sits right on the plastic piece and I was wandering if it could melt? The plastic does get hot, you can...
  4. Low Tech Forum
    Hello everyone, First post here at TPT, as the title states I recently (3-4 weeks) removed all of my plastic plants from my 29 gallon tank and planted some plants given to me by a friend. This aquarium has been established for about 2 years with a fairly light fish load. 3-5 tetras, 2 mollies...
  5. Ponds
    I want to set up a tub pond in my backyard for breeding livebearers, but I'm not sure if it would work. Here's my plan: 20g plastic tub (the round kind with handles) Hardy, fast-growing plants for waste control Pool filter sand (do I need this if the plants aren't rooted?) Fish would probably...
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