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  1. Low Tech Forum
    Hi there everyone! I have a 5 gallon tank someone gave to me (sponge filter, low light and heated to about 73). There are 2 mystery snails, 2 nerites, and 3 ember tetras and lots of plants. I'd really like to remove the white gravel and replace with Eco Complete aqua soil. I'm planning on...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I'm in the 4th week of a new 50G. It is 80 percent planted at this point and most everything has doubled in size. There are maybe 30 endlers of various size, from fry up. And there is an abundance of shrimp. It's obviously still cycling although it has been days since I detected any ammonia...
  3. Equipment
    Hi all, I got this tank from a fellow who works in welding. Just like to know that how is the tank looks like ? Since its my first pressurised co2 system, a bit scared to keep a tank in the home. The fellow says the tank is hydro tested for 10 years and good for an other 7 years. I see some...
  4. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi all! New to the hobby and starting my second tank. I made some mistakes with my first and do not want to repeat them, so I'm looking for some advice. I know this info is scattered within the forum, but I would like to have a discussion specifically on prepping a tank. I'm hoping to hone...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    :confused: I've been cycling since Sunday... So it's been only 2 days. Filled the tank with tap water late on Saturday and did a parameter check. Ph 7.2 KH 80 ppm GH 120 ppm NH3 0 ppm NO2 0 ppm NO3 0 pmm I added ammonia on Sunday and next morning the NH3 was at 3 ppm. Then added about 2/3 of...
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