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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I've been battling a swarm of seed shrimp for a while now in my shrimp only tank. Doing research I read that theire is no real way to get rid of them once you have them. The main advice seems to be 1. Stop overfeeding and 2. Get some fish. Well in the attached images is my shrimp tank after...
  2. Algae
    So as the title suggests, I have run into an algae-splosion in my high-tech 40G tank. I assume its a combiantion of hair and fuzz, but there are other types of algae afoot and I have no idea what they are (even some really weird branchy stems that I can't remove - although I don't think that's...
  3. Plants
    A couple anubias leaves throughout my tank are having problems where white patches form and then decay to form holes. Only guess would be from being under too high intensity of a light? Anyone had this problem or seen something similar?
  4. Plants
    Hello, i am new to this forum and i do not know why my plants have holes in leaves. it seems to be only the slow growing plants such as anubias and java fern but also hydrocotyle tripartita has holes in them too. I am thinking it might be from them being on a log that is closer to the lights...
  5. Algae
    Hello I currently have a tank with a dwarf baby tears carpet and it seems that algae is starting to take over the tank! Whenever I try to remove the algae within the next few days it grows back. I have had the lights on for 12 hours a day with co2 injection but have now lowered it to 6 to see...
  6. Algae
    So lately my problem is trying to figure out what is causing my abundance of hair algae. I'm worried for my betta, as he's been getting stuck it in more frequently. I have two medium-planted tanks in my room, a 5 gallon and a 2.5 gallon. Their sides face my south-facing window, but I try to...
  7. Lighting
    Hello, i have been struggling to get the lighting correct on my 55 gallon high tech aquarium. I was wondering if someone could help me modify my current lighting to perfection or suggest a better lighting method. I have 6 clip on desk lamps with 1500 lumens per bulb and a beamswork 48inch led...
  8. Algae
    Hello, i am new to this forum and i have a question about why i have so much algae. I have a 55 gallon planted aquarium with a fluval 406 canister filter and 4 clip on desk lamps and a nicrew led light all on the top. this equates to 9,500 lumens. I run the lights for about 10 hours. I recently...
  9. Equipment
    I have recently received a new GLA CO2 regulator. But I am having problems filling the bubble counter. The instructions read, "Hold the acrylic tube of the bubble counter in place with one hand and carefully unscrew the bubble counter cap with the other hand. Fill the counter tube 3/4 with...
  10. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I posted a thread a few weeks ago about my plants not doing too well and most people suggested that I had either too little CO2 or a calcium deficiency. Since then, I decided to test my kh and gh and found that they are very low. My kh and gh are both under 2 degrees and my ph shifts from 6.0...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have a 20 gallon long tank at work that I have had a persistent (several months) clouding problem with. I do approximately 70% water changes on a (usually) weekly basis - when I pour the old water out into a porcelain white sink it has a slight green tinge to it. This initially clears the...
  12. Fish
    so my fish came down with white stringy poop about a day after I stopped a maracyn treatment for cyanobacteria. could stress be causing this or is it definitely internal parasites. unfortunately the fish passed away today so I am getting very concerned now
  13. Equipment
    Hello good people of tpt.net! I've been lurking around for couple of months to get any kind of experience that you generously share before I set up my amateur tank. Now I need your help once again to make my SERA reactor work properly. My tank is 300 lt. (80 gallons approx.) while the net...
  14. Low Tech Forum
    Hi everyone. My friend recently got herself a shrimp bowl. it's a 2 gallon bowl with some live plants, sand substrate, and cherry shrimp. Or at least there used to be cherry shrimp. They all slowly died one by one and we have no clue what's going on. We tested the water. Few nitrates. No...
  15. Plants
    Hi Everyone, So I have recently set up my first planted tank and found most of my plants are looking unhealthy. I was hoping someone with more experience could explain what I might be doing wrong. The plants are turning yellow/brown in areas. I planted Sagittaria subulata and Dwarf Hair...
  16. Low Tech Forum
    Can anyone tell me how to fix my tank? I have like a mix of high tech and low tech going on in there. For plants, I have radicans, swords, swarf saggitaria, java, and anubias. For lights I use this:http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GH9HURE For substrate I use mostly gravel and a tiny bit of...
  17. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So I was moving moss from my tank into a bowl to grow, and noticed a brown bug about 1 inch long very thin with what looked like a fish tail and 4 legs stuck on one of the dwarf sag leaves any ideas? I'm getting pictures and posting shortly
  18. Equipment
    Hi everybody! I'm new here, and am in the process of learning the ins and outs of fish husbandry within a planted tank. I have a new 2213--less than a month old--and, all of the sudden, the outtake flow has become inconsistent. I've tested it in my sink, and the rate is initially slow, then...
  19. Equipment
    Hi everyone, I'm having an issue with my filter and I was hoping someone could help or knew how to fix it. As the title implies, I have a Hagen Elite Mini Submersible filter. When I first set it up, it was running fine up until I unplugged it to do a water change. I plugged it back in once...
  20. Equipment
    To the Experts on Planted Tank I recently received a pre-owned regulator from a fellow member of my local aquarist club – a Red Sea Paintball pro package. The member even threw in a still filled CO2 cylinder. Great! I want to use this system as part of an aquascape overhaul for an existing...
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