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  1. 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...
  2. ella777

    General questions

    Hi, I'm a bit confused about some plant related things. "Low light" - what does this mean? Is it the time the light is on each day or the type of light? I have a Fluval Roma 200L, only one of the lights works but it's very bright and looks as though both lights are on. Is this low light? I've...
  3. Y

    Rescape suggestion

    I think ima rescape it like this Black - Substrate Brown - Wood piece Orange - Dragon stone Top left - Big (Hopefully) pearlweed "wall" Beside that - Lobelia cardinalis And at the bottom - Hygrophila polyserma Might also use old plants (Most of it is kinda dead cause i wasnt home for a month and...
  4. Nells250

    Did I score some good plants? Or at least decent?

    Last week I was on one of the Big Box Pet Stores, and they had a table of things that were marked down. Wellp, I saw some tissue culture plants marked 50% off, and decided to give them a possible future. When I got home and looked up the names, I started thinking I scored big, but now I'm not...
  5. Nells250

    Do I need plant specific substrate if I use liquid fertilizer?

    I know a good amount about OUTDOOR gardening, but am learning about aqua-gardening. Since most of the readily available planted tank substrates either look too silly, come in too large a quantity, or cost a LOT, I'm curious if it MUST be used IF I am already adding a little liquid fertilizer to...
  6. Nells250

    The Baby Java Fern Thread

    HI all! I did a search here, and noticed a lot of people ask the same question about their Java Ferns: WHAT ARE THE LITTLE LEAVES GROWING ON MY JAVA FERN? ... or... WHAT ARE THE SPOTS ON THE BOTTOM OF MY FERN'S LEAVES? I thought perhaps a catch-all thread about Java reproduction would be...
  7. Nells250

    Greetings and salutations!

    (I thought that would sound a little different than just "HI!") Unless you count the goldfish we had when I was a kid, I bought my first fish in August 2023, a white female Betta. In November, I bought what I thought was a baby MALE betta, but is now starting to look like a female! I don't...
  8. Y

    Embers sick or just depressed?

    I got 9 embers and 1 cherry shrimp who hitchiked (11 gallon cube decently planted) I have them for about 2 weeks, the first week the would come out when i wasnt at my room but hide when im in the room. I went on vacation for a week and let my parents feed them. I think they overfed them because...
  9. P

    Will rope fish dig up plants?

    Will rope fish dig up specifically planted aquarium plants?
  10. PygmyMitch

    Plant Suggestions for Small Tank

    I need help in choosing some plants for my tank. I’m open to any suggestions, but also have seen a few I like the look of. My tank is a 48L tank, split into two compartments. The Main tank area and the filter compartment (its a custom built filter) The aprox dimensions of the main area: L...
  11. PygmyMitch

    Plants dying

    I need help in identifying the plant on the second and third picture. I believe the plant on the first picture is called Echinodorus gabrielii. The plant on the first picture has been in my tank for a couple of months now and started off really green, but has slowly turned yellow, to being...
  12. 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?
  13. O


    why is there snails in my tank and i never bought any snails make sense. HELP ME PLEASE WHAT THE HECK. AND WORMS
  14. B

    Beige see-through spots on plants (pics)

    Hello all! I hope you’re well! I’m currently after some answers as I can’t find them anywhere, I’ve had my planted tropical aquarium roughly 4 months, and yesterday I noticed what appeared to be these see through beige spots on two of my live plants and my seachem ammonia checker which is on the...
  15. Barry Tetra

    My Aquascapes and plants

    Hello there, Haven’t been here for a while since I was interested in aquatic plants so much I forgot about the almost forgot about the fish… So today I want to show some of my aquascape and plants I’ve been keeping during the time, let’s begin. 1. Dutch-inspired scape The tank stats are as...
  16. V

    Do pet stores carry such bad stock that you should quarantine?

    I've heard that you should quarantine new plants and fish. Is this accepted practice in the community? If so, pet stores are in the wrong for selling such dangerous stock enough to kill fish. If there's instances where they sell sick fish or harmful plants isn't that animal abuse and shouldn't...
  17. Sparklehoofs

    Can anyone identify this white dust on anubias?

    Hi, I have a lot of tanks. All have been running fine for months. Some heavily planted. 2 planted tanks have just turned upside down and have no idea why. 1 had only green spot algae and I just removed the plant it was affecting before dosing with phosphate to fix this. The second tank had...
  18. S

    How to clean java moss before adding it to my tank

    Hi all, I bought the java moss about 2 months ago and it's been sitting in water in a plastic tray on my window sill growing waiting for me to get around to doing something with it, hence this post. I have read that rinsing it, soaking in a 5% chlorine solution for 20 minutes, and then rinsing...
  19. Couwu

    Honest opinions on my tank?

    Hello there! So, my tank is a 150litre tank with 1antenae Placo, 1 Mosaik placo, 1male dwarf gourami, 2swordtails and a ton of guppies ( due to reproduction, can't estemate how many, but at least 30+ Inc. Fry) So I only had a big rock in the back which was the antenna placos territory and 5...
  20. 1

    Hi everybody!

    My name is Mirta, I'm from Italy, and I share an aquarium with my boyfriend Chrysovalantis. We have two aquariums and half(...). I'll explain what I mean! We have a 30L aquarium (with glass structure), a 16L aquarium (same as the previous one) and a 5L aquarium that we use as quarantine. We have...