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  1. K

    Reset Tank Al

    I had an established planted tank of 13inches or 33 cms*32 inches or 81.3 cms *21 inches or 53.3 cms so water capacity is 33x81.3x53.3 divived by 1000 = 142.99857 lts or 143 litres aquarium size or 37.7762 gallons that I have now reduced the height to half. The new dimensions are: 13.5 inches...
  2. D

    Tank Riddle

    Dear tank Oracles, I have a riddle for you. I have a 600ltr/150gallon tank using EI. The tank has been running for seven years, with varying degrees of success. For the last couple of years the situation has been stable but by no means spectacular. Plant density is quite low for an EI tank...
  3. maciek_L

    Wet/Dry filter in small tank and high nitrate problem

    Hi, From half year I have running the small 16 gal tank with built-in wet/dry filter (The link below). The filter works perfect (any algae problem, any mess in the water, very guick cycling at the start, good O2 level etc.). However I have with nitrates >30 ppm. I try to dose no NO3 but NO3...
  4. N

    $200 or less...LED light suggestions for 24" tank w/CO2

    I'm looking for some suggestions for a light that will do well to provide medium to high light for my upcoming tank which is 24" x 18" x 18". I plan to use pressurized CO2 in this tank. Plants won't likely be anything too difficult to keep...and I know a lot are actually low light plants but...
  5. fablau

    20gl shallow tank - Plant Farm

    Hello everyone, I am going to open a thread about a new 20gl tank I put in the garage a couple of months ago. I didn't think to talk about it on these forums, because the idea was just to have an extra tank to "store" extra plants. But at the end, this small tank became home for over 20 plants...
  6. H

    What are the Ques for adjustments in the planted tank.

    I have seen many people ( ok mainly Tom Barr) refer to listening to the plants and the tank for ques instead of testkits. Stuff like Weird plant growth ---> Nutrient deficiency Algae ----> Not enough co2/plants fish gasping -----> Too much co2 plants pearling ---> good saturation of CO2 and O2...
  7. B

    The hard life of planted tank in Lebanon beirut

    Hi everyone, I am living in Lebanon Beirut, And I am trying myself at planted tank High tech. It is not very easy here as the hobby is inexistent... I manage to get a Co2 bottle some T5 24 w and I am starting from here. Hard to do Ei as I cannot find Monopotassium phospate.. Only potassium...
  8. spezzeguti

    12l test tank

    Hello from germany :) After some discussion with the user pikez i would like to share some results of my little 12 litres test tank with you. I set it up cause i have some big trouble with stunted tips, deformed and twisted leaves in my 20G tank with EI dosing. Most affected species are from...
  9. geektom

    Dirt tank question (different substrate depths)

    Hey geniuses- as I have been hinting around, I have a big tank project I want to do next year. I started my 20g "sanity tank" to keep my sleeves wet, and get some practice with EI dosing, stem plants, and using organic potting soil. For larger tanks, if the overall depth of the substrate is...
  10. KeyeNewen

    10 gallon Dragonstone Tank

    This is my 10 gallon Dragonstone Tank. Pretty proud that I have finally been able to get a carpet of Hemianthus Callitrichoides (Dwarf Baby Tears). Wanted to share my success story. I haven't added any livestock yet. Below are the specs of this tank: Tank: ADA 45P (45x27x30cm) Lighting...
  11. rs18alpha

    Starting a low tech 20 gallon long tank. What ferts to use?

    I'm setting up a 20 gal long low tech tank. I'll be using Manzanita wood and the only plants that will be used are Anubias and brown Crypts. The fish will be Dario Dario scarlet gem badis, Bumble bee gobie and a few Oto cats and maybe some shrimp? I'm sure what kind of shrimp I'll try?? I'm...
  12. O

    Oursaunougat 240L tank (from 1 year old to future)

    Hi I start this journal to have advice and help for going on better of all This tank is one year old runing, so i beguin on today with his issue and his good things. so a this moment: watter parameter: KH= 3 GH= 5 PH= 7 on morning and with co2 is about 6.5 (i try to make it lower today with...
  13. tiger15

    Do you have a travel plan for your planted tank

    I don't have any automatic dosing except for CO2 and lighting. The health of my planted tank depends on my daily dosing of nutrients and excel. There is always a set back when I returned from travel, like BBA popped up here and there, and plant debris clogged intakes. My travel plan for my...
  14. tiger15

    Is leaf dropping normal in healthy planted tank?

    My 75 planted tank has been set up for 7 months with medium light and CO2 injection. I concentrated on low light plants, chiefly Anubias, Java Fern, Crypt and Buce. Now that the plants are growing with new leaves weekly, I still have to pick up a small amount of fallen leaves on daily to...
  15. L

    Remineralizing ro water for planted discus tank

    I have really bad tap water so I run it through a RO system, then to get the ph to around 6.5 and keep kh and gh around 4 I add co2 and seachem equilibrium and alkalinity buffer. What I am wondering is since I can't use my tap water to equalize my ro, has anybody used a remineralizing cartridge...
  16. rs18alpha

    Switching from a hob to a canister filter on a 5 week old tank, algae problems!

    I'm going to go with an Eheim canister filter on my 40 gal tank. The Fluval 70 hob on the tank now doesn't do a good enough job. After a few days or so the water always gets cloudy. And I'm having an akgae problem now as well. As every body knows there's not enough media in a hob. I use CO2 I...
  17. U

    New to the Hobby from Los Angeles

    Hey, everyone, this is my first high-tech tank, when I start something I like to jump full in. I live in Los Angeles so if anyone is aware of any aquascaping stuff here let me know. The tank: 7.5 Gallons Mr Aqua rimless bowfront Filter: Zoomed 10 Cannister Filter Light: Mr. Aqu MA 3 Feel...
  18. nicpapa

    Crtyp tank

    This 100lt tank running in tap water... hard water . Its the easiest tank i keep... Water changes every two weeks, no cleaning filter, substrate , trim one time a month or more... Bnp breeding like crazy in this tank. No ferts, no co2. Yes there is bba in some plants but crypt never get any...
  19. chrisaggie

    205 gallon planted discus/community tank build

    I recently picked up a used 205g tank (36"x44"x30") and 90g sump (32"x36"x18"). The tank is a hybrid tank with PVC bottom, glass walls, and acrylic top bracing. The tank is drilled for a closed loop system which I plan to plug and not use. The overflow is in the middle of one of the 36" side so...
  20. geektom

    Removable panels for tank stand

    Hey all- does anyone here have experience with, or can point me to, building removable panels for their stand? I have a large tank project planned for next year; one of the conditions from the better half is that it look "furniture quality". I want to make sure I always have easy access...