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  1. L

    Planting help and stock levels in a 60L tank

    Hi everyone, Much help needed - so thanks for any input! I had a tank many years ago and seems lots has moved in and I have forgotten the rest (!) I am planning to set up a tropical 60L (c. 16 US / 13 imperial Gallons) tank, measuring c. 40 (w) x 40 (l) x 45 (h)cm (c. 16 x 16 x 18”) I was...
  2. Barry Tetra

    Plant Identification

    Hello TFF! Can anyone identify this aquatic plant?
  3. J

    Buying plants online (uk)

    Hey everyone! I was just wondering if anyone has any advice for buying plants online in the uk, and wether there's any websites to stay clear of? I've found some plants on Java Plants.... are they Amy good? I would normally just get Tropica from my local pets at home, put they can't get any...
  4. A

    First time fertilising my plants

    Hi. I'm quite new to the hobby. I have a fluval flex 57 litre tank setup. I have had live plant in my aquarium since I decorated it from day one which was about 8 months ago but now the plants look like they might be struggling abit. I'm guessing the plants have used all the nutrients that were...
  5. L

    Newbie question - can I purchase aquarium plants and store them?

    As the title says - can I purchase aquarium plants and store them in a container of water for a couple of weeks before planting? I’m currently in the middle of a DSM so I’m not ready to plant epiphytes yet, but a supplier I’ve been watching has just restocked some plants I want and I’m afraid...
  6. 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.
  7. mbsqw1d

    50g Re-scape help

    Hi - I've let this overgrow into a bit of a mess now and not sure what to do with it. The vallis is going mad, dunno whether to completely remove it? And replace with Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae? I've tried to summarise what's going on: A: Echinodorus Impai thats been struggling...
  8. Ellie Potts

    20 gallon aquascaping

    I just posted about my 55 gallon, so may as well ask about my 20 long. I'm not as concerned about this tank as it's currently being used as a backup/quarantine tank, but it would be nice to have it looking good. Any advice? Preferably beginner friendly advice Plants: Java moss, java fern...
  9. M

    What's wrong with my plant?

    Hey. I forget what type of plant this is, but lately the new leaves have been coming in more see through and light/light red. My light is getting kind of old so I was thinking it was a need for more light?
  10. Goldfishgirl35

    Struggling with plants.

    I recently ordered some jungle Val. I knew it may take a while to adjust from being shipped, but it’s going very poorly. Was delivered September 28th. At first, I thought it wasn’t going to melt back or have too many problems, and it started sending runners. Now, everything is dying. The little...
  11. L

    Advice for plants to keep in my tank

    Hey guys! I’ve recently got a betta(named moose) and a mystery snail(named Jeff), so far they both doing great and very active. I’m going to be upgrading my tank from 2 Gallon to either a 5 or 10 gallon within the next month so I’ll have a lot more room for plants. I was wondering if anyone had...
  12. JackieP

    Bettas fin tear won’t heal and brown spots on fake plants

    Hello, so I have a betta fish and she has a tear on your fin and it’s been weeks and it won’t heal. I saw at the store they have API betta fix and I was wondering if I should try that. I think it’s just tea tree oil. Also, there’s brown spots all over my fake silk plants. Could it be something...
  13. Ellie Potts

    Fertilizers? Substrate? Help needed for a planted tank

    It's been a long time since I've had a fish tank with live plants, and I'd really like this next one to be planted. The tank will have 2 dwarf gouramis, 2 killifish, 10 neon tetra, 2 african dwarf frogs, and maybe some cherry shrimp. pH will be around 7 and temp will be about 77 degrees F. I'm...
  14. AilyNC

    My above water level plants

    As in my garden...
  15. AilyNC

    Plants really not doing well

    Hi I've a 58L (~16US gallon) tank. Tap PH 7.2 Tank PH 8.2 GH 12 KH 21 Water company says current mg/l of CaC03 in my water is 307 Temp 30.8 (treating ICH) Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 5-10. Lights on 10-12hrs a day. 1 LED lighting system CLA60 Ciano (8W – 18VDC) Use Seachem Flourish Comp...
  16. AilyNC

    Few fish in Cycle questions

    I find it tricky to read the API Master Kit but is it ok that my nitrates are so high but nitrite & Ammonia low? Is that normal for the fish in Cycle? Why is my CO2 zero with plants? Why is my fresh tap water showing lower PH than tank water? I'm doing daily 75% water changes and have Anubis...
  17. R

    Tank ideas, switching substrate?

    I have had this 29 gallon freshwater tank for a little over a year and I want to change it up, the blue substrate has spots on it and I frankly think it’s kinda ugly. I was thinking of doing black sand, but I’m now leaning towards white sand, would this look good? I also want to know if anyone...
  18. newmag1659

    Substrate Help

    Hi! This is my 10 gallon killifish and corycat tank. Everyone is doing well, but I'm having trouble with my plants! I thought I'd really like fluval stratum but I don't... the plants won't stay put. Even in my other tank with 3+ inches of substrate, I'm constantly having to replant. Is there a...
  19. sam_mitchell98

    48 litre Betta Tank

    Hi guys, this is my 48 litre tank which I have been Setting up for a while. I plan for this tank to be home to a male Betta fish, and a small school of fish, and maybe some shrimp or snails. There are currently no fish in the tank, but I do have 4 Echindorous Bleheri, plants and some Salvinia...
  20. Meg0000

    Plants and stunted growth

    Hi, my plants suffer from stunted growth, I always had this problem but I really want to solve it to have a nice jungle aquarium. When I noticed a new leaf on my anubias, it made my day lol. I dose about 6 ml of seachem flourish/week and my plants are anubias, java fern, Hydroctyle...
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