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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I did a large water change the other day, ~60% and noticed both RCS and Amanos went into hiding afterwards. I don't see any dead ones, ammonia spike, or empty shells. I still see some hanging around and eating and they seem to be increasingly back in view now two days later. I'm making other...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi all! So last night before heading into work I did a big 75% water change on my 5 gallon, soil substrate, planted tank that has only plants, bladder snails, and MTS (image attached). When I came home this morning I was looking into the tank and noticed it was filled with what I originally...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Okay so doesnt really have anything to do with plants but Im hoping yall can help anyway! When I left for college a few months ago, I had gotten rid of most all my fish and left my mother in charge of my remaining two tiny tanks. One being a small grow out tank and the other a 10 gallon planted...
  4. Planted Nano Tanks
    The way my tank is set up is that there's a barrel decoration in the back left corner; Anubias Nana in front of it (front left corner); Water Wisterias lined up throughout the back to back right corner; a small heater in between the Wisteria and decoration; a Marimo moss ball in the...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello! So im quite new to this but here's what happened. I have a 10g planted tank. I "had" 5 phantom tetras, 1 zebra loach and 1 butterfly loach. I Also have a few ghost shrimp in this tank. I have had my tank for a few months and everything has being going really well. Small water changes...
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi all. I've been reading posts on aquarium hobbyists forums for years, but never posted. I have never been much of a plant grower since I kept pleco and silver dollars, but have learned that when it comes to water chemistry questions, this forum is the best source. The quality of discussion and...
  7. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Once in a while, I see discussions about the importance of water changes with users taking different positions and arguing about how much water change is adequate. I try to take a step-by-step differentiated perspective and hope this might be useful for some of you. This is obviously my opinion...
  8. Fish
    Hello so I'm new to planted tanks and this just started happening just yesterday in my tank is a 29g planted and the last water change was on the second of this month i have 5 guppies and one angelfish, okay so the thing is that just yesterday I found one of my guppies died and nothing looked...
  9. Low Tech Forum
    Hi, I've been doing a lot of reading on fertilizing and all of the different methods. I read about Tom Barr's low tech method. Sorry as I've been mulling and googling I cant find all of the links back to what I read. I think he says that water changes bring more CO2 (tap water), which the...
  10. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I feel like I'm going to catch a lot of flack for this question but... Are frequent to water changes REALLY necessary in a heavily planted tank??? Everyone talks about how they do weekly or even semi weekly water changes, but is it necessary? If Ammonia and Nitrite stay at zero, and Nitrates...
  11. Equipment
    just wondering what size pump (gph) I need to be able to run water from my storage bin to my 180g tank which is about 60ft away. I plan on putting a ball valve on the end so i can make it easy to stop and start the flow when i'm at the tank not in my garage (storage bin) This is going to be a...
  12. Fish
    One Oto Cat is looking pale, and two shrimp were laying on their sides but not dead this morning. Gh 13 degrees Kh 8 degrees Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 60-100?? Well there is the problem! (It's hard to tell with that color chart in the drop kits) 50% water change Nitrate now 50?? (still...
  13. Low Tech Forum
    First of all I am new at this so if I sound like I don't know what I am talking about please help me out then. I am considering using either these two types of fertilization for my tank. barret report. EI methodwhich would seem to be best for my tank and easiest for a newbie. Also in the website...
  14. Fish
    Hi All! I've been keeping fish for 2 years now, and I'm up to 3 tanks. One planted low tech 5 gallon w/ a betta, a planted 40 gallon low tech tank with 2 goldfish and a planted 15 gallon w/ high light and CO2 containing 1 betta and 5 panda corys (will be adding a few more fish to this tank)...
  15. Low Tech Forum
    So I'm setting up a new low tech 20 long. Here's some background information: I dose about 1/16 tsp N and 1/64 tsp P and traces two times a week. I have a 24 inch Fugeray suspended above the tank a few inches, about 15 from the substrate which I believe gives me around 30-35 par directly under...
  16. Low Tech Forum
    Well almost never. I've been doing some reading, and learned that with a low tech setup - which mine 29G is, mostly* it's suggested not to do frequent water changes. The water change just upset the natural balance a tank achieves on its own after a while. So this week I didn't do my water...
  17. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Right now i fill a 55galon drum with water add some prime and let it age a bit before doing a water change.. I keep seeing systems like the Aqueon Aquarium Water Changer that hooks directly to a faucet to aid in water changes.. now i'm sure its not quite as good as aging but it sure does seem...
  18. Low Tech Forum
    So as the title states it, I'm a total noob and I have no idea what I'm doing. I've never owned a fish tank before, and tbh I've never owned any fish or grown any plants either. But I think I've read enough to get a general understanding about how planted tanks work. Right now, I have a 55...
  19. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Guys, 9/10 people I asked told me stability is key for these guys so I figured water changes can't be too often or too much. I wanna get a poll on how you guys do yours?
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