1. Tacocat

    10 gallon CO2 shrimp/plant tank

    Hi! About a month ago my brother and I acquired a cheap 10 gallon courtesy of boxing day sales. We're planning to use this as a gateway for carolina shrimp, as we have failed a couple times previously, and we would like to try again properly. Substrate: fluval stratum Filter: aqueon hob decor...
  2. Mr_Harrys

    My adventures into CO2 land (hope this is helpful)

    OK so kinda of a long post about CO2 and my experience with it. ~I've tried the Dennerle yeast and sugar method. TWICE!'s crap, it doesn't work. ~I've tried the DIY Chinese CO2 Generator with baking soda and citric acid. It works BUT!!! It only generates a bit over 100 ml of CO2 and you...
  3. Sovereignty

    Best place to put Co2 Diffuser/Drop Checker

    Good morning all. I'll start off by saying I am new to Co2, but I have done research on it, however; I'm facing some... maybe not issues... but... ones that potentially can CAUSE issues down the road if I can't get this figured out? I bought a Co2 system from my LFS for this tank, its an...
  4. B

    Adding new plants to my co2 established tank

    Hi guys, I have a 36 gallon tank and was wondering what do you guys normally do/how is it suppose to be done when adding a new plant that wasn’t living in a co2 tank and transferring it into one that I dose daily with liquid co2. If that even makes sense? It’s a Madagascar lace Unfortunately...
  5. Linkandnavi

    Positioning of Circulation Pumps for Planted Tank

    My new 193 US gallon tank is arriving next week. It'll be heavily planted and co2 injected, running a Fluval FX6. I've had problems in a previous 120 gallon with dead spots, particularly at the bottom of the tank and so will be using a couple of small circulation pumps to move water across the...
  6. P

    Is T8 florescent lamp enough for plants?

    Hi i have this light that came with the lid of the tank. It has a bluish hue and is a t8 15 watt florescent light. I wanted to know if it was enough . Im also using seachem flourish fert and some co2 optimate from tetra
  7. S

    Need Filtration and Substrate Advice 75 Gallon Planted Tank

    1- I am going back and forth between HOB, Submersed, or Cannister filter. Can somebody explain to me why whether it is worth it or not to invest in a canister filter over a Fluval C Power Series (HOB)? I understand that canister filters can be customizable but could they cause too much hassle...
  8. Brad G

    Should I get a co2 diffuser?

    Do you think I need co2? I also have 2 petite Anubis coming the mail and a couple more moss balls.
  9. Gemmsy

    First attempt at DIY CO2

    More of an experiment and a bit of fun than anything but today decided to tiptoe into the world of CO2. I didn’t want to spend any money on disposables or more keen diy setups so I just used what I had in the shed. My tank consists of all easy care plants that don’t really need supplementary...
  10. S

    Beginner - Lighting, CO2 and not knowing what I don't know

    Hi Everyone! I'm pretty new to the forum - I posted once before to ask for help on my 21 Litre Nano, because every time I did a water change, my nitrites would go up! I've actually had to break down the tank and nearly gave up on it (and the hobby) altogether - but here I am. I started having...
  11. betta86

    CO2 and PH levels

    Hi all, I’m very new to the hobby and have just taken some test strips to check my levels. The Tetra app is telling me in need to buy a CO2 booster as my PH levels are too high and my CO2 levels are too low. I’ve attached the figures that the strips have given me. I also tested my Ammonia...
  12. Meg0000

    some questions about co2

    Hi, I am curious about co2 in planted aquarium. I don't plan to have one for the moment but maybe in the futur but anyway here are my 2 questions I can think about right now: 1.Where I live co2 is about 10$ for 1 pound so how much time does 1 pound last in a 50 gallon? 2. Is co2 only worth it...
  13. ElissaBee

    First post and my tank

    Here is my 10g hi tech planted tank with CO2 injection. Plants are hydrocotye verticillata, ludwigia repens, bacopa caroliniana, cryptocoryne undulata, lobelia cardinalis, dwarf nymphaea and java moss. Inhabitants are 3 adult female guppies, a pair of juvie/adult guppies, and 6 fry, all of whom...
  14. Davit Gogoladze

    Nano tank with shrimps

    Hello! This is my nano tank (3months) 45x28x30cm ELU aqua soil 2x 5w 6500k led (8h) filter aquael versamax fzn-1 Bucephalandra Anubias barteri var. nana glossostigma elatinoides Hemianthus micranthemoides Christmas Moss Heterandria formosa 10+ shrimps neocaridina 20+ CO2 JBL Ferropol JBL...
  15. A

    Major Roadblocks in First Planted Tank - Micro Sword and Algae

    I've hit major roadblocks on my first planted tank. Photo - Initially planted with Anubias nana 'petite', Java fern, Micro Swords and Scarlet Temple. The swords and temple are planted in EcoComplete with no root tabs. The white sand portion is Caribsea Super...
  16. E

    Best CO2 system for about £100?

    Title. Hi guys, wanted to know if there are any decent CO2 systems that are relatively easy to just hook up to a tank and go. never used anything other than a tropica 60 system before so an all-in-one system would be preferred. Cheers!
  17. E

    Tropica Plant Growth System 60 Kit

    Hi, Anyone know if this kit is any good? I've got it for a 5 gal. Thanks!
  18. G

    Please help me figure out my lighting, ferts and CO2!

    I have a lot of trouble figuring out how much light and CO2 I have, and what plants would thrive in my tank. I could also use some help dosing ferts. My tank is about 120gallon or 540liters. I have 2 18w LEDs, (AquaEl) one at 10 000k and one at 6500k. I can't figure out what their PUR/PAR or...
  19. P

    Bettas with shrimp

    I currently have a Betta in a nano 3.5gal, quick scape, well planted(but not over planted) with lots of moss and foreground plants, special shrimp substrate, (came with the tank) filter, co2, and grow light. I do ~20% water changes every week as well, and I was wondering if I could safely put...
  20. Cameronb_01

    Jbl Proflora M603 Not Working

    Hi Everyone,   A couple of months ago I bought a brand new JBL pro flora m603 complete unit. I have now come to the time for setting it up and yesterday I followed all the instructions, did the calibration etc… However it does not inject any CO2 into the tank. The only way of me getting it to do...