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  1. Substrate
    Hello, I'm in the process of planning out a new AIO 30g cube and was hoping to get some guidance on substrate options. This will be a moderately planted and stocked no CO2/high light tank. I plan on doing a dry start for foreground plants and moss. For plants, they're all TBD, esp the...
  2. Substrate
    I love aquatic plants and eventually would like to try a dirted aquarium to try to improve growth and rooting, however, I was wondering how much of an impact dirt has on things like the PH and TDS? I've researched the basics of setting up a dirted aquarium, but I never see much information on...
  3. Substrate
    Hi All, I'm new so a big hello :smile2: I'm changing my planted 20g tank that has guppies, shrimp and small BN plecos (they will be moved to a bigger tank) from Seachem flourish black topped with aragonite to ADA Amazonia soil (9L) and powder (3L) topped with play sand for my new peppered...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    G'day, Last Sunday I emptied my tank into a bucket, fish and all, then replaced my substrate. It was river sand capped with 3mm pebbles, I changed it to 1 part peat moss, 3 parts laterite and capped with the old river sand I had removed. I then filled and vacuumed the tank dry 4 times...
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I just set up a 35 gallon tall tank and I'm considering adding some type of worm to help aerate the dirt. I've been trying to seek out info about worms in the substrate on the web, but most of what I come across is just info about how to get rid of them. Once the tank is cycled I'm planning on...
  6. Aquascaping
    Main questions in bold. So I want to try a sloped nano tank using those plastic egg crates to help make the slope and hold down some driftwood I want on the "hill", and have several root based plants covering the substrate. I've seen a few people on here use these [example1] [example2](note...
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