1. ameliagb

    tank mates for my potentially semi-aggressive tank

    Hi there! I currently have a 55/60 gal tank (its rounded in the front so im not 100% sure on the size) but it has good floor space and lots of swim room. I have 2 small bichir polypterus that keep to themselves I only see them during water changes and occasionally when they're eating or darting...
  2. M

    Lighting suggestions

    Hello. I’m setting up a new tank. It will house a variety of community fish and have live plants. The tank will be 36” deep. I am after some suggestions for some good lighting preferably LED. As the tank Is 120” long I want to put 2 or 3 light units across the width of the tank which will be 18”...
  3. L

    I need opinions on a good light!

    I am planning on planting my 20H gallon tank with beginner, low-light plants. I came across the Fluval Aquasky 2.0 and loved the convenience of just using my phone! I saw one website had it on sale from 104.99 to about 72.99. Will it be enough to support the growth of low-light plants?
  4. M

    Help! Need advise for tank idea

    Hello everyone! I am in need of some advice. I am new to this forum as a member, but have read some helpful threads in the past, so I thought, what better place to ask :) So, I currently have a 55 us gallon fish tank that currently houses 6 goldfish (1 Common Comet, 1 Sarasa Comet, 1...
  5. J

    Moving to bigger tank

    Hello, So I have a 29 gallon with a single gold fish (kids first fish who has lived for about 5 years now), two blood parrots, a dragon eel and the king of the tank, a clown knife who has had a major growth spurt and is about 12" now. The tank seemed to suit things just fine while they were...
  6. H

    My First Planted Tank!

    Posted a few threads in regards to my tank (Thank you for all the help) and I think I am finally done! Now just regular Maintenance. Thought I would share the final build with the details and get any suggestions/opinions on anything that can be done better or is wrong (won't take it personally...
  7. H

    Red, White, Blue Lights?

    Another Bulb Question, just looking for personal experience stories, don't need to be very specific. I am currently running 4 x T5Ho Bulbs 6400k at 55W each. From an earlier post, was told that it is definitely enough for my set up. However I was able to find a Red and Blue T5Ho Bulbs also at...
  8. H

    Enough Light?

    So currently working on my first Planted Tank, so far everything looks alright but I have a feeling maybe I'm not getting enough light to the bottom of the tank. Its lightly planted right now but by the end of the week, it will be heavily planted. 60 Gallon Tank, (48" Wide, 12" Deep, 24" High)...
  9. H

    Amateur Planted Tank

    Recently started my Tank, cycling is complete, all levels are good, pH is slightly high at 7.5, will be reducing it today to 7 to be safe. First planted tank and I have high hopes for what I want it to look like, so don't want to mess it up! Have now started adding plants, for the time being...
  10. H

    A Couple Plant Questions

    I have at the moment a 60 Gallon Tank that currently has some Silica Sand and Driftwood in Place and now is ready for some Plants. Just had a couple questions, as I have only ever put plants into an established tank with fish in it. I want a heavy planted tank and the introduce some fish later...
  11. D

    Plants turning brown?!

    Hi, I've recently added java fern and anubias to my freshwater aquarium. Within a few days, they've started to go brown/black in places. What could be the cause of this? I've read phosphates but I have been keeping on top of water changes/ cleanliness etc. There is no algae in the tank that I...
  12. Fiji

    Gonna give plants another shot

    Hey Everyone, I haven't tried plants in a few years due to them completely messing up my 55 gallon and burning a hole through my wallet, but I think I'm ready to give it another try. I have a few questions to ask before I actually make any purchases. 1) I was planning on using a Finnex...
  13. A

    Pond Plants For Aquarium?

    HI! Can you use pond plants in a aquarium? There is a pond that is overrun with aquatic plants and was wondering if i can use them in my tank? i heard you can bleach bath them, Any comments are appreciated!
  14. E

    Will live plants help?

    Hello all! I have a 20 gallon tank with a few Cory Catfish. I've had the tank for some time, but I struggle to keep algae levels in check. Brown algae seems to love multiplying in the tank, and I have to do heavy cleaning quite frequently. Will getting live plants help this situation? I have...
  15. Woody781

    Fighter with other fish??

    Just wondering if anyone had put a fighter in with any other fish before and how did it go?? I have a 34L tank with 6 Neon Tetras and 2 Borneo Catfish. A friend came over last night to visit and was very sceptical that my other fish would survive with a fighter and if it was possible I would...
  16. thrujenseyes

    top plants get too much light...but I'm in a pickle

    My tank is a little Fluval Edge 6 gallon that's been cycled and up and running for over two years now. My parameters are: PH: 6.8-7.2 GH: 75-150 KH: 40-80 Nitrates: 0 Nitrites: 0 Chlorine: 0 Ammonia: 0 50% water changes weekly. 2 remaining endlers (will be switching to soft water fish as I've...
  17. H

    First Aquarium - Snail Invasion (and other problems)

    Hello! To begin with, I'm totally new to fish keeping and want to ensure everything is done right before I add any fish to the tank. These forums have been a great source of information for me. I purchased a 180L Rio Aquarium which came with an internal Juwel filter and I fitted an external...
  18. Tyler_Fishman

    Planted paradise?

    if you've ever been to a pond in the north you might not think to put anything in your aquarium, obviously as Cold water species do not thrive in warm water, but as summer is just around the corner you can find a myriad of species for aquarium use, Lakes shores are often covered in Ludwigia...
  19. S

    Free Java Fern Aquarium Plants to give away in West Cumbria

    Hi We are running our home aquarium down and hoping to move it on, with the arrival of 2 children the poor tank sadly does not get the attention it used to. We have re-homed the fish, but we do have a selection of live Java Fern plants that are available to anyone interested. Also there are...
  20. Tyler_Fishman

    Hardest to keep

    what is the hardest fish to keep in your experience? From my understanding the hardest SW fish to keep are Moorish Idols and Copper band butterflies and of freshwater the hardest fish to keep is the discus. And the hardest freshwater plant to keep is probably HC baby tears