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    New Aquascape

    Hi all I will start a new Escape project, and my main problems are as follows: 1) Big tank size 180 * 60 height * 65 depth 2) Lack of active soil or root taps , and using only basalt ground and relying on seachem fert, is this enough? 3) Due to the large volume of driftwood in the scape , I...
  2. L

    Labyrinths 45-p

    Barr RII by labyrinths posted Feb 10, 2020 at 1:46 PM Barr RI by labyrinths posted Feb 10, 2020 at 1:44 PM Hi Everyone, Starting a journal for my ADA 45-P Aquascape. Here are the details: Tank: ADA 45-P (10G) Lighting: ??? Filtration: AZOO Mignon 150 HOB Filter CO2: Paintball System with...
  3. P

    Current Aquascapes

    Hi folks! I'm new to this site as an active member, I did allot of research and my current projects you can see at https://sites.google.com/view/pkchstest/home Comments, tips, etc... Always welcome!
  4. J

    Emersed! Pre-tank Plant Passion

    I was a keeper of fishes in the early '70s (even talked my parents into opening an LFS ) but faded out quickly from the scene once I obtained a driver's license and a motorcycle and other passions took hold. But I've always had a passion for plants, and having reached virtual retirement...
  5. Prooda

    Uns 60s River Bed

    Hello Everyone! This is my first time posting on here, I got into the aquarium hobby around February 2019 and this will be my first time aquascaping a tank. However, I do have a "Dutch" style tank that its currently set up purely to learn how to keep and maintain aquatic plants. I learned a lot...
  6. Seattle_Aquarist

    45 Gallon (high); A Pikez Inspired Tank

    Hi All, As you may be aware, I was at the Aquatic Gardeners Convention (AGA) here in Seattle last spring. Unfortunately, because our local club was hosting the event I and I was busy working in the background and missed most of the presentations. Fortunately for attendees there are videos...
  7. Stacie McMullen

    Trying Again With Plants In My 150g Discus Tank

    I am starting this journal with three purposes: Document what I am doing so I can fix things when problems arise... and I know they will. I am hoping to receive constructive criticism and advise from you folks here at BarrReport to avoid some of the pitfalls newbs like myself run into. I...
  8. kizwan

    Newbie Aquascaping

    Tank #1 Using commercial substrate for planted aquarium. Just enough to make 1 inch deep substrate in 2 x 1 x 1 ft tank. Gravel as shown in the photo below also just enough to make 1 inch deep cap on top of the substrate. 1st day Only Rotala Indica 17 days Re-planted Rotala Indica (+ add...
  9. bshenanagins

    40b Nature Aquarium

    Been out of the game for a while but I’ve been itching to get back into it and I’ve now got my 40B well on its way. I’ve grown very fond of the nature style tanks and I have been collecting materials for a while now. I’ve always wanted to do a sump so I decided to drill my tank and hooked up the...
  10. Angelyn

    55g Dsm/walstad Tank: Month 1

    Month 1: So far I have the tank, painted the rims and the back/side panel black to increase the depth. Have my DHG and lighting ordered (plan on getting s repens as well), went a little overkill on my substrate so I'll just be using what i haven't already on another tank or for the emerged...
  11. AquaGillie

    3gal Walstad Method

    I've been a keeper off and on over my lifetime but no tanks for a few years. I am slow (translate:lazy) cycling a three gallon drink dispenser. 6wks post mud puddle in glass: 1" organic soil 1.5-2" river pebble cap 1 (awesome) Dwarf Water Lily 1 Cryptocornye Lutea-still recovering 1...
  12. L

    Aquascaping Round 2 - 35 Long

    Hi folks, This is week 1 of my attempt to re-enter this hobby. It's been a few years and all previous attempts were as ambitious as they were disastrous. This time I'm trying to keep it simple and set more realistic expectations. So far, so good. As a supplemental hobby (as if I need more...
  13. SpeedyTheBetta

    (week 3) Walstad Tank With Speedy The Betta | No Co2, No Ferts & Heater

    Hi there, this is the Week 3 update for my well planted Walstad tank with Speedy the Betta. I hope you enjoy my 4k footage. Plants: - Echinodorus bleheri - Echinodorus major - Limnophila sessiliflora - Ceratopteris thalictroides - Cryptocoryne wendtii - Cryptocoryne balansae -...
  14. B

    One Gallon Walstad Bowl

    July 24, 2019 I am aiming for a relatively low maintenance one gallon Walstad bowl with plants and livestock. Everything online points to smaller aquariums being more work maintenance wise, but I've also seen examples that give me hope. My time and labor is cheap and so is a one gallon glass...
  15. Undeadmoto

    My First Planted Aquarium

    I just set up a 20G long today. I am using 40lbs of eco complete, nycrew planted + led, Marine land biowheel with my own filter setup, and a Jager 125 watt heater. The driftwood is 3 pieces placed together to form the hard scape. The plants: Bacopa Carolini Amazon sword Crypt Undulata Cyperus...
  16. SpeedyTheBetta

    (week 2) Walstad Tank With Speedy The Betta | No Co2, No Ferts & Heater

    Hi there, this is the Week 2 update for my well planted Walstad tank with Speedy the Betta. I hope you enjoy my 4k footage. info: I am for 6months now into this hobby and i really loved it! I like Natural planted tanks & Provide an ecosystem where plants and fish balance each other's needs...
  17. milanzdimal

    My 180 Gallon Planted Tank

    Just wanted to share my setup. Starting with equipment and I'll add more about livestock, maintenance, pictures, etc. as I have time. Equipment Tank: Rimless 61x33x23H. 3 panel starphire glass. Light: Hydroplanet T5 4ft 8 lamp (link). Only running 3 bulbs at the moment and about a 8h photo...
  18. SpeedyTheBetta

    (week 1) Walstad Tank With Speedy The Betta | No Co2, No Ferts & Heater

    Hi there, I am for 6months now into this hobby and i really loved it! I like Natural planted tanks & Provide an ecosystem where plants and fish balance each other's needs. so learned about it and created my planted tank. I use organic soil and gravel, for plants i picked alot of fast growing...
  19. Gabe Hayes

    Pride Rock

    Greetings, I've read many posts on this forum resulting from various search queries in Google during my involvement in the hobby. I thought I'd sign up officially and have an account and contribute where I can. Right now I have just one 29 gallon freshwater aquarium-- so many people have told...
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    Cloudy Sky

    Here's my latest attempt at a planted aquarium Tank: Aquascaper 900 Lighting: Twinstar 900S Filtration: Fluval G6 Co2: Fire extinguisher to an inline diffuser Fertiliser: EI through a doser Hardscape: Manzanita fixed to a piece of slate Smaller slate pieces Substrate: JBL Volcano mineral...