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  1. Substrate
    Hi all Hear me out before you judge.... I have an idea when it comes to replacing substrate. Looking to hear your thoughts on if it is a good idea. Im thinking of removing most of the current substrate, and placing it in a pair of tights(UK) i think you call them pantyhose in the USA, tying...
  2. Substrate
    So I posted a thread here a while back discussing the algae in my tank. @Plinkploop was a great help in that thread, I forgot to properly thank you, so thanks and sorry it took a while. During that time we also discussed water parameters and my tank's cycle. We came to the conclusion that my...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So I have 60 cm or 2 feet long by 35 cm or 14 inch deep tank on a cabinet of the same size. Now I actually want to replace this tank with one that is slightly deeper, 40 cm or 16 inches. Do I need to replace the cabinet as well or can I just place a 2 inch thick plate of wood on top of this...
  4. Planted Nano Tanks
    I've never done a fish tank before, and am planning what fish and plants to get before I get things set up so the fish can move in. I am planning a 10 gallon shrimp tank and also a 20 gallon fish tank. In the 20 gallon, I am hoping to put 10 yellow fin white clouds, 10 Harlequin rasboras, 5...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    The future 55 gallon is going in the living room. The main goal of the tank is to have a planted freshwater tank. It would need to be stocked with beginner fish, but I would like them to be interesting or interactive. I want the tank to be easy to maintain for my parents, but also nice to look...
  6. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hey folks, I've just made a wooden and mesh frame top for my tank. (wood is pine, 1inch by 1/4 inch). the wood is sitting on top of the tank(rim), about 2/3 inches above water level. so the problem i have is, i need to treat the wood to stop from water damage, and not sure what is safe for...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I could use a bit of advice. I've got a 72 gallon bow front tank and stand that I used to run as a planted tank I've neglected for a long time. The tank needs to be descaled pretty badly, the light fixture is completely dead, and the stand could probably "stand" to be replaced, so I'm at the...
  8. Equipment
    Hello all, I've decided to purchase a tank for the very first time. I want to create something in between an Iwagumi tank and a Japanese landscape, perhaps of mountains and caves and bonsai. I want it to be tropical fish friendly so that I can get small community colourful fish with a...
  9. Low Tech Forum
    hey guys, my 65 gallon tank is almost a week old and I am excited to finally get my first fish / fishies / crabs / shrimps. Any suggestions on what I should get first? should I go with bottom feeders like corys? or bottom feeders like crabs and shrimps? if so which and how many? or should...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi there, I'm new to the hobby. I was wondering if there was any suggestions for starting my tank? I'd love this tank to be self-sustaining. Is that possible with a five-gallon freshwater? My tank: Marineland ML90609 Portrait Aquarium Kit, 5-Gallon
  11. Plants
    I am starting a new 20gl long freshwater tank and I need some help. I want to give my tank a very natural look with lots of driftwood and plants. My question is, is there a selection of plants that would look great together and that would cost around $20? I want a clean natural look with no...
  12. DIY
    I just recently purchased a 90 gallon drilled tank for a steal of a price. Now, where I want to put it is on top of a very solid wood dresser and I need to figure out how to plug it.It is drilled through the bottom with a 1 3/4inch diameter.The problem is there is very little to no play at the...
  13. Equipment
    Im looking to buy a used tank, and I came across a nice deal on a 55 gallon flat back hexagon tank. Does anyone have experience with these tanks? I most concerned with the aesthetic appearance, such as the front corners being unsightly, etc. I would love some pictures if anyone has any...
  14. Fish
    Hi! I'm new to this forum stuff so I'm not too sure how this stuff works but I have a 10 gallon planted tank that has been cycling for about 2 months with nothing but some live plants, everything has been stable but here are my most recent water conditions: Ph-7 Temperature-78 (fahrenheit)...
  15. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I added flourite into my already running established tank on the 11th. I rinsed it as much as I could but it was still pretty sooty. I expect from now on whenever I plant or move things around I'll get dust clouds, I can deal with that. But now my tank just looks dirty. I've tested the water...
  16. General Planted Tank Discussion
    How do you know a tank is safe to reuse after losing all your fish? I have a tank that used to hold neon tetras. Not too long after purchase they all succumbed to what I think was false neon tetra disease but I never got a definitive diagnosis. Despite treating with antibiotics they still died...
  17. General Planted Tank Discussion
    K, just got some top quality guppies but I have 1 tank the PH 7.8ppm, 1 tank the ammonia is 1.0ppm, and the other one the tank the nitrate an nitrites are at stress levels. What tank would u trust them in? My tank with the high ammonia also has angels but the guppies wount fit in their mouths so...
  18. The Lounge & Introductions
    I want to get a bigger tank (my largest is a 20L currently), but my arms aren't long enough to reach the bottom! Seriously, to get to the bottom of a 50g my arms are in past my shoulder. And if I need to use 2 hands to plant something or trim, then I can only imagine the serious soaking I'd get...
  19. Equipment
    Okay so here's the deal. I have been looking for a good sized tank and recently found two. The question is which I should choose? I am set on a four foot tank. I found a drilled 90 with dual overflows for $125, I have never used a sump before but do have a 55 I could use. Are there any benefits...
  20. Photography
    Anybody know what these little things are? They are gradually taking over my tanks! Any help to get rid of them would be great. thanks!
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