1. J

    2 Month Old Tank Algae Bloom

    Hello Everyone! I will start out by saying I am new to the hobby still, and am still learning. I read a lot and have gained a lot of information so far, but I still got an algae bloom and it continues to come back. My set up: ADA 90p tank Oase biomaster 600 thermo with Seachem Matrix media ADA...
  2. A

    Choosing The Right Lighting (lumen/watt) Power For A 290gal Tank

    Guys, as you may have seen in my other thread, I am building a new 95" (240cm) long / 290gal (1100L) High-tech tank. Upon much research I have decided to go with GHL ecosystem including their Profilux 4 aquarium computer, various probes, pump control etc. and, of course, the Mitras LX lights. I...
  3. R

    Nano Tank Evolution

    Hey y'all! I'm an old saltwater and fancy goldfish keeper (Ranchus are my weak spot), but I haven't kept fish for probably 20 years... until now! As you can imagine, things have changed a lot since I worked in fish stores in high school in the late 80's when I used undergravel filters on my...
  4. L

    Co2 Grown Plants Into Non Co2 Tank

    So my question is what happens to a plant that's been grown in a co2 environment and put into a non co2 environment? Is the die back minimal ?
  5. K

    Hello Everyone (new High Tech Tank)

    Hello everyone So I found this forum by a link in George farmers book and really wanted to be part of a community and share my experiences and gain more knowledge from fellow aquascapers. I have keeped a variety of tanks in the past starting with a 125 litre community setup,moving on to a 500...
  6. Bettaraiser21

    Can I Restart My Dsm Tank Even After Flooding?

    Hi everybody Im new to the Planted tank world, i tried my hand at it a few years ago and it ended in disaster. So i started a dry start tank with some driftwood, rocks, fluval stratum in a 5 gallon tank i have java moss, American Shoreweed ( littorella uniflora) some "idk the common name"...
  7. M

    Planted Tank Nutrient Dosing Calculator Question

    Sorry...I have a newbie question that I'm sure is a silly one but I am a bit confused. When I use the fert calculator for KNO3..... it gives an answer of how much K, N, & NO3. If I'm trying to figure out how much Nitrogen is in my dosage...... do I just take the amount of N in the result or do...
  8. L

    Can't Get Co2 Levels High Enough In 225 Gallon Tank With Overflows And Sump.

    I have a 250 gallon reef type set up with overflows going into a sump. The sump and tank are completely covered, though not air tight. I've had this tank from my reefing days. The problem is I can't get a pH drop greater than pH= 0.9 and rarely a 1.0 pH drop. I suspect that the overflows could...
  9. J

    Ei Dosing In Tank With Shrimp

    I have a 5 gal tank, moderately planted, CO2 injected, 4 Amano shrimp, 4 cherry shrimp, 5 tetras, 2 nerite snails. Because of shrimp, I do 20% water changes every other day instead of 50% as recommended by EI method. Shrimp are thriving - molting and breeding. Under this arrangement do I need...
  10. Dojoscapes

    Water Parameters New 60l Tank

    Hello I planted new tank its medium to heavy planted... Its almost 3 weeks old now Using RO WATER with remineralization minerals GH/KH+ (2 g on 10l for 300microsiemens) Tank 50l Using Tropica Specialized every second day Water changes every second day about 40 to 50% Lights chihiros Vivid 2...
  11. J

    Ei Dosing In Tank With Shrimp

    I have a Fluval Spec V (5.5 gal) now established for 2.8 months. So far, doing well. It’s moderately planted; pressurized CO2, 6-8 shrimp (Amano and cherry), 5 tetras. I have been told to limit my water changes to 20-25% because of the shrimp. I do these water changes every other day. Under...
  12. fmueller

    Planted Frontosa Tank

    I am new to the site and am planning to go the CO2 route. But figured I'd share an image of my non-CO2 planted Frontosa tank as a starter.
  13. O

    Tank Cloudy With Co2 But Getting Bba?

    Hey all, I have a pretty strange issue here and I'm wondering if anyone can help me out. I have a planted 40g with a bit of ada amazonia under pool filter sand, and maybe 4kg of granite holding the structure in place. I'm running at about 10bps with an in-line diffuser and my whole tank is...
  14. E

    Ada Amazonia In Established Tank

    I'm planning on swapping out my Black Diamond blast sand substrate for ADA Amazonia in my 1 year old cycled and planted 10 gallon tank. I've searched the forums/online but can't fine a solid answer on the best way to do this. The most common options I've come across are: 1) Swap substrate add...
  15. Phantom_ws

    Help Regarding New Planted Tank Substrate

    Hello; I have never kept a planted tank before but they always inspired me a lot. The main reason of it the availability of resources. Some mandatory things required for good planted tanks (as i've read on multiple forums) are not easily available in my country. Now, cutting the long story...
  16. W

    What Dirt Should I Use For A Dirted Tank?

    I want to dirt my 20 long. What dirt should I use? It would have to be a dirt you can find at Lowe’s and Home Depot
  17. V

    Co2 For Biocube 14 Gallon With Stand?

    Recently got a bio cube 14 gallon and stand for a steal, 200 bucks for both brand new. I was wondering what was a good appropriate co2 tank size that will fit perfectly under the stand? Also if anyone has pictures of their bio cube setup I would be more than happy to view those to get some ideas...
  18. N

    My Tank 160 Liters

    Hi! This is my planted!
  19. pmucka

    64l First Tank In Berlin

    Hi Everyone, Welcome to my journal. As I mentioned over in the intro section, this is my first planted tank and first tank in over 10 years. It's a 64L 60x30x35cm rimless tank that I'm keeping here in Berlin, Germany. The tank is about a year old and has been progressing decently, although I...
  20. M

    Adding Co2 To My 40b Planted Tank

    This aquarium is a 40B with an AquaClear HOB filter, has been setup and planted for about 10 months already. Fluval Stratum substrate and a Fluval 3.0 light with about a 9 hour light cycle. I fertilize 2-3 times weekly with all-in-one ferts (EasyGreen or Dustin's Growth Juice) and iron twice a...