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  1. Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium
    I'm new here, is there any vivarium experts in here that dont mind answering easy questions? I'm really enjoying my vivs and I'm currently building my third(for dart frogs) im dabbling in breeding as well(soon dart frogs...currently Leo's and brown anoles)so if there is any expert breeders I...
  2. Tank Journals
    A big hello to all from a newbie to this forum! I have been lurking for year or two here, have been drooling over the nice planted tank setups people show here. I have kept fish since I was a child, knew nothing about the nitrogen cycle then. Ha! Was without a tank for a good couple of decades...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey gang, Despite my own research and ideas to get this thing to take off I'm having some issues. Here's the nitty gritty: I've got a 55gal with Seachem Flourite substrate. Current stock includes: 2 Angels, 16 Neon Tetras, 1 grumpy bristlenose pleco. Plants are various swords, dwarf baby...
  4. Plants
    I have a Nicrew light from amazon on a 10G tank. 8 hours of photoperiod, and no CO2. Since it's low light I follow the low light dosage from the online calculator. I does dry fertilizer of KNO3 and KH2PO4 once a week. it's my 3rd week since I started the dosing regime and I'm barely noticing...
  5. Plants
    Hey everyone, My 55 gallon (low tech, medium light) is looking pretty thin, so I'd like to see if I could get some of the plant in it to grow faster emersed. Plants include: Rotala Anubias Ruffle leaf sword (Echinodorus martii) Java fern (regular and needle leaf) Jungle val Hygrophila...
  6. Plants
    So I tried to introduce frogbit to my aquarium and it seems to have all died. I did some trouble shooting to see what could have went wrong but I just want to see if I can ask a few questions and get clear answers so I don't murder more in the future. For starters it's a 75 gallon aquarium and...
  7. Low Tech Forum
    Hello, I recently took advantage of Petco's $1 per gallon sale and bought a 29 gallon tank. When I was a teenager, I had a 20 gallon tank that created problem after problem after problem. So, this time I'm hoping to do it right to limit problems for me in the future. I've been doing a lot of...
  8. Equipment
    SO I'd like to try out co2 on my 7g cube.. maybe 1-2 bps.. eheim canister 2211 I'm not even sure if its a good idea to put it on this tank with my photo period: lights on 2 hours lights off 2 hours lights on 3 hours lights off 3 hours lights on 1 hour lights off for night (13 hours) Thoughts...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello everyone! Yesterday I began my journey into the wonderful world that is planted aquariums, and so I bought everything I thought I might need and setup my tank. I did as much research as I possibly could, and believe that I did everything correctly, but I still have a few...
  10. DIY
    As title says, I'm looking for where to buy per-tinted acrylic sheets for in-tank sump building. I'd prefer black. Any specific thickness recommendations? Also curious about price difference for clear and black acrylic.. see if its cheaper to krylon fusion color the sheets myself. Also can I...
  11. Fish
    [edit] Ok new question: pH.. mainly of water used in soil or soil-less grindal worm cultures... what pH of water do you use to initially moisten substrate/cocofiber/soil/pads and for misting substrate and food? [/end edit] I'm currently taking care of a black worm culture which I'm a bit sick...
  12. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello, I am a new member of plantedtank.net, I've had a planted tank for about 3 months now and need help and a little of guidance on where to go. I honestly don't even know what some of the plants/fish are in my tank and will take criticisms and feedback to help better my tank. My Setup: 29...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, I'm setting up a 10g tank for a community of tropical fish, I'm gonna start with some neon tetras and go from there, but I want to have live plants. This is my first aquarium, so I need some advice. I got some Windelov Java Fern and Anubias Nana which I plan to tie to a driftwood (when I...
  14. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hello everyone! First post here! So I have been looking into getting some RCS, or some Ghost Shrimp. My plan is house a few colonies in 2-3 10 gal tanks, I plan on doing this just so that if something does occur in one of the tanks my other colonies are safe. The tanks I plan to have will be...
  15. Fish
    So my husband has a 12 g long on his desk with ehiem 2211 canister, temp 78F, and has 2 dwarf puffers and 3 otos +unknown #s of hidden mts and black worms in the substrate. Oh also pH 7.5, 160 gh, 70s kh. It's medium heavily planted with mini micro word, blyxa j. and a., and Italian val. I'm...
  16. Plants
    So long story short my anubias are diseased and I am transitioning the newest/not visibly affected one to ermesed growth with individual jars in a slapped together Tupperware 'green house' I'm hoping I can recover some of them in this semi quarantined state by keeping them away from the others...
  17. Plants
    both tanks: inert substrate ph 7.5 gh 160s kh 70s nitrates I cannot say for sure, my tests always read far too high (tap water last year did not go above 2ppm (according to water report), nitrate test on tap always was in the red-orange (over 20ppm)) 20g long 3 otos, 1 beta, small # mts and...
  18. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I used the search function as I am sure this has been asked before but, what makes a tank low tech vs high tech? I am going to assume that low tech tanks are low light tanks that just use the substrate and light to grow. Where as a high tech tank uses pressurized CO2, LED lights, heaters, all...
  19. Plants
    So my tomato seedling is growing like a weed, I want to try aquaponics with it (hook it up to get water flow from my 55 gallon tank to give it nutrients and reduce nitrates in the tank). Lights: 2x double bright marineland leds, Pump: sunsun canister filter outflow. Still need a tray/bucket to...
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