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  1. Strmwrng

    Please ID this plant

    Good morning all, can anyone name the plant with this arrow head shaped leaf? I thought it might be a type of anubias (there’s one in front of it), but I don’t think it has the same kind of root. Any ideas appreciated!
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    Plants outside of the tank...

    It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve been able to be here, and this is where I’m at now...I’ve re-homed my 3 Endlers and I and my cat (the entire reason for the fish tank!) miss them very much!, but; I found that what I was fighting wasn’t just any algae but that thing that was a bacto...
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    So frustrated with conflicting info from various sites! Maybe a small rant?...

    Is there possibly any place to go for CORRECT information? I’m wanting to stock my small low tech tank with plants... I look up the same plant on different sites (even this one, sorry) and the same plant is easy/difficult, low light/ high light, needs co2/doesn’t need co2 and on and on and...
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    Switching from gravel to sand, how long do I wait...

    Hello all! So as the thread title says, I’m doing the big switch... but you need a minute of background... 4 days ago I really got sick of my plastic plants and took them out :oops: Since then I’ve been doing daily water changes cuz I caused a nitrate thing.:rolleyes: It’s all because I...
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    Do I need to keep the bubbler?

    Good Morning all from SE Illinois, I have a 5 gal tank that houses 3 Endlers. I’m trying to go from plastic to live plants and I ran out of patience :nod: I have Guppy grass that’s doing very well and a couple of plants that are on their way. Was trying to s-l-o-w-l-y remove the plastic...
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    About vacuuming the gravel?

    I’ve a question about 2 competing thoughts I’ve read and am looking for clarification, or maybe some pros and cons? Let me add that this is for my 5 gal tank with plastic plants. I’ve added guppy grass in the past week, so far so good. It houses 3 Endlers as I recently gave my 2 guppies away...
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    Third time’s the charm?...guppy grass?...

    Hi all! So trying one more thing; guppy grass. Some came today from a recommended EBay source and I have a couple of questions please? How long do I soak it before I add it to my tank? How many times should I rinse it? Is rinsing more important than soaking? And- do I trim off the ends that look...
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    Please ID these plants?...

    Morning all! So I found an aquarium store in the next county over, ! They traded me the Jungle Val I rcvd from EBay for these 3 plants, but (of course) couldn’t tell me anything about them. Hoping these will be better in my little 5 gal tank? Thanks!
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    How often can I disturb my tank?

    Hi all! Wondering how much I can disturb my little 5 gal tank before I stress my fish. I’m pretty new here and keep reading great ideas that I’d like to implement, most recent being moving the heater to stay under the water level even when I do water changes. However, I have to do water changes...
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    My new mystery plants...

    These are plants that I rcvd from an EBay order...the long ones are about 12” roots and all, and the little round ones are about 1/4” in diameter. Thanks for any response!
  11. Strmwrng

    Going from plastic to live plants in established tank

    Hi all! So I have an order of live plants from EBay that should arrive tomorrow. Currently my tank has only plastic plants. This is my question...can I leave my plastic plants in the tank until the new ones finish melting and start to grow back? I think it will be kinda crowded, but I’m...
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    I’m a new member that started all wrong...

    Hi all! This is my first forum and not sure how this all works, or to which sections I should be putting my varied questions in. I’ll start with some info on what I have and would appreciate direction from there. I initially started a 5 gal tank to serve as ‘cat tv’ to my inside only...
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    New to Walstead tank & completely confused

    My small 5 gal. tank is 3 days old, fish-less for now. My confusion comes with the water testing...I purchased 5 kits...ph, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and phosphate. I’ve been researching for a couple of months but just today read about kh & gh? And that I should test for levels? Can I please get...
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