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  1. Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium
    Hey guys, This is my first time posting here even though I have been an active peeper for quite some time.. I have taken so much away from this site in terms of knowledge, so today I would like to give back to anyone out there interested in trying something unique with there setup! I started...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So I am wanting to create a self-sustaining planted tank with shrimp, clams, and snails. The tank size I would like to have is ~10 gallons. Any feedback is appreciated. What I was thinking the purposes of the species could be: Shrimp - clean the algae from the plants/gravel Clams - clean the...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Good evening everybody! I wanted to get some peoples opinions on some additional self-sustaining food sources for my puffer tank. I currently have amassed a small colony of: Malaysian Trumpet Snails and also recently introduced Pond Snails and some Ramshorns as well (though I have a feeling...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello all. After a ton of reading about "self-sustaining" tanks, I've got a pretty solid idea about how I'd like to build my low-maintenance, semi-self-sustaining, tank. I understand that a truely self-sustaining tank is probably a dream, but a heavily planted one that has a complete (or...
  5. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi Friends, I am new to keeping an Planted Tank :icon_ques, I am wondering is it possible to have a self-sustaining nano-tank? Currently i have a 55 G tank, with DIY CO2, and the plants are thriving. But i am wondering is it possible to setup a nano-tank with CO2 from Fishes and 50 % water...
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