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  1. O


    why is there snails in my tank and i never bought any snails make sense. HELP ME PLEASE WHAT THE HECK. AND WORMS
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Woodlol

    Dark Purple Foreground Plants Suggestions?

    Good morning/afternoon/evening! I'm looking for some ideas for bushy dark purple foreground plants for my planted tank. The picture is a little cloudy because I had just planted the others, but I want to put some red/black lava rocks and something dark and lush in front of the red lava rocks...
  10. 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...
  11. S

    Substrate / Plant Roots

    Hi all, Looking for some thoughts about an idea I had to help my plants root securely into the substrate. I have a sand substrate and have read about using nylon mesh etc to help the roots take hold, however I was wondering if anyone has ever used pond filter sponge? You can buy it in very...
  12. CozyCat

    A huge improvement...

    For months this tank that sits on my desk set up in September last year, has been cloudy. I could not work out why it was going cloudy even after water changes and clarifying treatments. The image below shows how bad the cloudiness got, there is a large piece of wood in the middle left...
  13. foxgirl158

    What’s best?

    I just learned about a fish expo/swap near me that I hope to be going to. I am not currently looking for any more fish, however I do want to redo my tank soon. I want a more natural look, as at the moment it is all plastic. I would like some opinions and advice on what would be the best...
  14. A

    Newbie with planted aquarium - should I change my substrate?

    I blindly bought/planted "easy" plants and never researched how to properly place them in the tank. I have 2 Amazon sword plants, 2 El Nino ferns, 1 Anubias, some grass (I don't know the name), and some unknown on the far right. I have a gravel substrate only (no fertilizer or sand). I've...
  15. Unladylike

    Fish eggs?

    Can someone help me identify these eggs? We've only had our tank set up for 2 weeks. We've got a lot of live plants, including java moss and dwarf hair grass. We've got 5 glofish tetras, 5 turquoise rainbow fish, 2 panda gorras and 1 clown pleco. The eggs are on a piece of drift wood with Java...
  16. reptilenotfish

    methods of cleaning hair algae off moss?

    I've got a 6g/22L planted tank, and have run into a problem. I have peacock moss growing on driftwood, and hair algae has started to colonize the moss. Tweezers and brushes only go so far, and if there is a method you would recommend, any help would be great. My tank already has high stocking...
  17. outofwater

    Dwarf gourami ate all floater plants

    My tank currently had 5 corys, 2 otos and 7 neon tetras. Added a dwarf gourami a couple of days ago, a surprise gift from a family member who found out I had the tank, and thankfully it seems it's a good match for all the other fish. However, I had water sprite and some other plant I don't...
  18. L

    Can someone identify these plants please?

    I got these from my LFS, they said they were easy to care for but they had no labels 🤣
  19. OliveFish05

    5 gallon betta biotope journal

    Hello! I am getting started on a relatively loose biotope for a male betta. Here is my plan so far Tank - 5 gallon rimless tank - 16x8 inches Aqueon Nano planted tank light Stock - 1 male betta splendens Plants - Crypts (2) Water sprite vals Willow hygro dwarf Pennywort bamboo pothos i may...
  20. connorlindeman

    Planting a occupied tank

    So I was wondering how I would go about adding a bunch of new live plants and some more gravel into a newly occupied tank. Is that ok, or should I wait a while for the fish to get settled? Can I add all ant once or will that mess up the bio filter? Any help is appreciated