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  1. JackGulley

    A Beginner's 20g Long Aquarium (Platys + Pygmy Corys)

    Hi, I'm a relatively new member here, but you might have seen me already. I first took an interest in fish tanks this fall, and for my birthday in October my dad's coworker gave me their used 20 gallon. It's been up and running for about 3 months now, and I feel like it's really coming together...
  2. rebe

    My 280L Project

    Hi all, I thought that it would be nice to create a dedicated thread for my new 280L tank. I've had the tank for a long time, but things are moving now and progress is being made. Here's what I've got so far: Mangle wood, beach stones and play sand All of the plants ready for planting
  3. noahm

    Dirt Primer

    After a look at thread Here, I thought it might be nice to have a discussion about just dirt since dirted tanks have such a mix of understanding and experiences. I am not a soil scientist, but I have taken Soil Science and could play one on TV. My first round of undergrad was Horticulture...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 10 gal Betta tank, lightly planted

    10 gal Betta tank, lightly planted

    this is my halfmoon (Chub) tank, with a second hand (unsure of the brand) heater, in tank overflow filter made for shrimp, along with a small air stone and pump. there are 2 anubias, java moss throughout, and a java fern. a few decorations from Petco. aquasoil, black gravel and black volcanic rock
  7. The Big Figfetti

    White dots on plants

    I’ve noticed two new plants I recently added have formed some sort of white dots. It’s also on another plant in the tank that I don’t think is doing so well. Hope these pictures help. Any ideas?
  8. danajs


    Could anyone tell me what deficiency my Amazon Sword (Reni) is experiencing? I suspect iron, but am not 100% sure! TIA
  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. G

    New Centerpiece fish for a 4 foot planted tank

    Hi all, Recently I've been looking to try and find a centerpiece cichlid for my 4 foot 45 gallon tank. I was hoping for something like a single severum cichlid but have been told they like to eat plants 😔. Any advice and suggestions are appreciated 😁
  11. CozyCat

    What are my plants telling me?

    Hi! These hygrophila pinnatifida have been growing in my 50L tank for a couple of months. They have lost all the original lower leaves, but have grown side shoots and the stems have rooted themselves in the substrate. But the new leaves aren't that deep green with redish undersides, they're...
  12. D

    Keyhole behavior change

    I've had a pair a keyholes for mo this. They normally are always together. Last weekend I redid their tank and added live plant and switched around their driftwood. Since then I barley see one of them or if I do it's just laying low on the gravel behind rocks or In plants. It also looks like her...
  13. Aqua67

    Pics of my tanks

  14. KatNor21

    Which fish should I get

    Hi, looking for opinions. This is my 38 gallon planted tank and looking to add one more fish species to complete it. Here's what I have: 9 green neon tetras 10 black phantom tetras Amano and red rili shrimp kept at 74-78 degrees 2 HOB Aquaclear 20 filters pH 6.4 GH 300ppm I'm thinking either 2...
  15. ellamay

    Fluval plant & shrimp substrate - layer of dirt over everything?

    Sorry for the bad quality photo. I’ve set up a new 5gal tank using plant substrate for the first time. Everything in there looks gross and dirty. It’s been about a week since I planted it. The rocks were light and all the plants bright green before planting them kicked up all the dust and it...
  16. aar0nlewis


    Hello everyone, I have been keeping fish since I was a young teen. I absolutely love this hobby and I do think it is a hobby that everyone should get involved in, and I have a YouTube channel so if anyone is interested in what my aquariums look like go check it out! YOUTUBE CHANNEL BELOW...
  17. CPDtank96

    A question for you planted tank people out there! 🌱

    Hey guys! New to the planted tank scene and looking for some maintenance tips and tricks 🌱 currently I have the following plants in my aquarium: Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis 53B' (background) Hygrophila polysperma (background) Echinodorus grisebachii 'Bleherae' (I think this is the type...
  18. CaptainBarnicles

    Hygrophila?? 🤔

    Any idea what this is? I bought a mystery bunch with all sorts of different plants ages ago and I've never worked out what this is... It didn't do well in the last tank I had it in, probably because of poor lighting and not enough nutrition in the it's been pushing out all these...
  19. carligraceee

    P.H Questions

    Hello everyone! My tank is finally completely stocked and I have some questions about my p.h. I will be testing it again later tonight but recently it has lived in the 7.2-7.4 range. I need to have it somewhere closer to 7.0-7.2 in order for it to suit most of my inhabitants. My Stock: 40.3 g 1...
  20. Corydoras_Catwoman

    Can I turn the pump off?

    I’ve got a completely DIY planted tank going for my bedroom. It’s only a 15l tall tank (I re-siliconed an old reptile enclosure and installed gaps for piping) so I’ve made a homemade filter from some parts I had lying around. It’s got a chamber with some ceramic filter media and an external...