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  1. F

    Disposing Invasive Species Water

    Hi! Im taking care of my first planted tank (20 gallons)and I have a few fast-growing species that are invasive in my area. I was wondering how to dispose of water when i do water changes? Boiling isnt really an option because of the volume of water and because this tank is in my office, not my...
  2. ella777

    Plant questions!

    Hi, I have a very sad looking 200l Fluval Roma which I'd love to make a jungle of plants. I've got a 70cm piece of "talava" (?) wood which is soaking in a tub at the moment. It should take a few weeks to let it sink I think. As for plants, I'm not experienced with plants at all really. I don't...
  3. un-erasable pencil

    Weird pest in my tank

    Hi, I posting to ask if anyone knows what these little insect looking things are in my fish tank. There are a lot crawling on my anubias and some on the glass. I also noticed my anubias has been kind of rotting which wasn't an issue before and I've have it for about 4 months. Not sure if that's...
  4. D

    Newbie wanting to plant

    Hi , i’m rather new to fish keeping and i’m going to downsize my tank from 125l fluval to an 80L super fish tank but in my current tank (125) i haven’t got many live plants but in my new 80L i’m getting i want to have more live plants. So my question is how do i go about this? What soil do i...
  5. rebe

    Possible nutrient deficiency

    Does this look like old dying leaves to you or could this be nutrient deficiency? This is on my amazon sword plant, which is a heavy root feeder to my understanding. Should I give them another Seachem root tab? They have/had the same root tab since the end of august (2023), maybe they've just...
  6. A

    Any guidance welcome

    Hi all, i’m new here! i have just bought a 30l bio orb flow. my local fish store guys are really nice and seem to know there stuff but i feel like i’ve been sent down the garden path when it comes to planting my tank. i was led to believe i could just use weighted plants in the ceramic...
  7. PumpKineTick

    Plant Matter Clogging Filter Intake

    Greetings, The fallen off plant matter of my pothos frequently clogs my filter intake by getting stuck on the mesh. I have removed it every time, although I had to fight my way to it, as my male jaguar cichlid is quite ferocious and attacks any intruder. I would like to have a definitive...
  8. ella777

    Floating plants?

    Are there any floaters that don't populate too quickly and are very hardy? My tank is 200l, I would like a small portion of the water surface used. My water is around 7.5 pH, I dont know what the gH or kH is, test strips don't help. The light is on for 8 hours. I don't use fertilisers or co2.
  9. ella777

    Plant advice?

    I'm worried. I've just got a 200l tank and I have no idea what to plant in it. I want plants that dont need co2, easy and shrimp & snail safe. I've got a list of plants I would really love to own Cryptocoryne Wendtii Cryptocoryne Willisii Cryptocoryne Beckettii Java Moss Ceratophyllum Demersum...
  10. V

    What plants will take over a tank?

    It kind of sucks to keep buying stationary plants that don't grow out to make a tank look more planted. I'm new to live plants, but I want more than stacking up on plants like java fern, amazon sword, and anubias. I want plants that you don't have to buy a lot of to make a tank look adequately...
  11. K

    Trying to identify plant/moss on my spider wood

    Does anyone know what type of plant/moss this is growing on my spider wood? Seems to have come directly from the dead piece of wood??? Worried that I may have something toxic to the fish. Thanks!
  12. V

    New to live plants

    I have a variety of live plants in a 20 gallon. I usually keep the light on for seven hours a day. I have livebearers. I don't know much about plants and that's probably why they keep dying off. I have sand as the substrate. I've heard about all these products but I'm not sure what I would need...
  13. M

    Algae in new tank & plant issue

    I’m in the process of cycling my new tank and I now have algae growing. Am I doing something wrong? How can I stop it? Also I’m unsure if this plant is dying and what I should do. My other plants are thriving
  14. 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...
  15. T

    Good plants for my 40 breeder?

    Hey guys! Going to set up a planted tank sometime in the future. I think I have some decent hardscape but I'm looking for someone to point me in the right direction on what plants I should use or what light I should use. Ideally I'd like to grow medium, maybe high light level plants. I'm going...
  16. reptilenotfish

    Advice on scaping?

    any advice on planting or hardscape? species: - hygrophila polysperma 'tiger' - staurogyne repens - dwarf sagittaria - java fern - anubias nana - pogostemon i have since removed the moss thanks!
  17. B

    A few more plants I don't know

    These are plants that I receved from a friend when I first made my aquarium. He didn't knew wheir name either.
  18. B

    I forgot the name of these plants

    Hey, some time ago I bought a few plants and I forgot what they were exactly. They are all types of rotala but it's a bit hard to realise which one they are since they changed color in my aquarium (probably the light spectrum).
  19. D

    Planted fish tank tips for 60 gallon?

    Hey guys, I’ve recently gotten a 60 gallon fish tank, starting to do a cycle, and for this tank I’ve decided I want to try live plants. big step for me definitely as it is my first ever try. I want to go with the low maintenance ones so I was thinking Java fern, Anubias, anubias petite, moss...
  20. bettafishlover86

    online shopping

    Hi guys, I have been wanting some new plants for my aquarium. The kinds I want they do not sell at my local pet store. WHere is the best place to do online shopping for plants?