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  1. Fish
    Hello, I’m new to the forums and this is my first post, so apologies if it is out of place. I’m just getting back into the hobby after a 10 year break And due to space restrictions, I’ve ended up with a 60 gallon tall tank, 48”x12”x25”tall. It has 50 of gravel used for aqua scraping and...
  2. Algae
    Hi all, longtime lurker for tips on the forum, decided to finally ask for some help. I was wondering if anyone could help me with identifying some of the algae I've got going on in my aquarium. I'm pretty sure I'm facing 3 distinct types, I included some (very) up close photos of the algae as...
  3. Substrate
    Random question, but my kid brought home 4 buckets of sand from the beach (thin grain white sand), could I hypothetically use that as substrate for fish that like that sort of sand? Or do I actually have to purchase the sand from a store because it goes through treatments, or is safer, etc?
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey Guys I just joined here and am setting up my first planted aquarium. As of rn I have a 37 gallon tank that has been cycling for 4 weeks with 8 rummy nose tetras in it and a couple of stems of elodea. I am currently running a basic 17W T8 starter kit fixture but recently purchased a new...
  5. Low Tech Forum
    I started a 55 gallon planted tank back in February and have slowly been cycling it, stocking it with plants, and introducing a few fish (at the moment a male and female lyretail mollie and a bunch of ghost shrimp. The current scape I have has a mixture of black diamond sand and seachem...
  6. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hello all, First post to the forum and had a specific situation im in. Setting up a new 46 bowfront and will be using play sand leftover from a previous project. I would like to wash the sand before I start planting. I'm in west michigan currently. It snows or rains most days and I live in an...
  7. Algae
    No matter what I do to this tank I get algae growth and very little plant growth. Can someone shed a little light on the situation? Here are my tank stats: TANK 400L display tank 150L sump tank Pump does 2000L ph LIGHTING Giesemann 54W POWERCHROME AquaFlora T5 x 8 bulbs x 12 hours per...
  8. Plants
    What are some good plants for a 10 gallon goldfish tank with sand substrte? (Ex: anubias, java fern) I'm trying to find some good background and foreground plants. I have a dual t5 fixture with No co2.
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