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  1. Aquascaping
    Hi there, Brand new here, but I'm hoping this community can help me with a problem I can't seem to find any solutions to online. I have three large rose quartz crystals in my planted tank, in which lives a small shoal of barbs, several male guppies, a pleco and some amano and cherry shrimp...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Has anyone had an iron smell or rust when recharging Purigen before? I'm assuming the Purigen shouldn't be used again but I'd really like to figure out what went wrong. I have some 100 ml bags of Purigen I recharged 3-4 days ago. This was it's third recharge. After the bleach solution (1 cup...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hey... I can't believe I'm even having to ask this question but I am concerned... I bought some flex LED strips for my 10G planted tank that I cycled and have recently added 12 baby PFR Cherry Shrimp about a week ago. While I was waiting for the LED housing to arrive to install the LED strips...
  4. Lighting
    Background: I documented retrofitting an Eclipse Six with the Hellolights.com 28W kit here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/tank-journals-photo-album/75018-eclipse-six-light-retrofit-co2-56k.html Now, five months later, the bulb stopped working. I removed the bulb and plug from the fixture...
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