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  1. Keep PH from plummeting

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    First: I wasn't sure where to drop this so I am going to put it in beginners for now. I am converting my 55 gallon from a mid/high ph 7-7.5, to a low ph 5-6 blackwater tank for my tetras and gouramis. To do this, I got some driftwood and peat moss to put in my tank/filter. Here is the question...
  2. Types of driftwood and stones for a planted freshwater tank?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I'm planning to get a planted 10. gallon up and running, but I'd like it to look more natural and so I'd want to have some real driftwood or possibly stones in the tank. I've been looking into mopani and cholla wood, as well as seiryu stones. I'll probably have some RCS, maybe move a betta...
  3. Nerite Snails and driftwood

    I've just got 3 tiger blood nerite snails to help with an algae problem and while one is out on the walls, the other two I've noticed have been hanging onto my driftwood. Is this something to worry about or would they leave on their own accord sometime in the near future? Would it hurt them...
  4. Preparing Driftwood

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I've just ordered some driftwood for my aquarium, and after reading stuff on what it does to the water after introduced, basically the discoloration, I'm wondering if there is anything I can do to prepare it before adding into the tank. Basically I want to get all of the trouble taken care of...
  5. Tannis from driftwood

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    curiosity on the 'shelf-life' of driftwood in a tank i could guess there isn't enough tannis to last the life of the tank i could guess what tannis is in the driftwood will leach out into the water and not be replaced in the wood when it's gone. i know certain pleco's have a diet that...
  6. Selecting Driftwood

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I would like to add some driftwood to my freshwater tank. I'm considering mail order as I haven't seen samples I like in local pet stores. Does anyone have experience with Mopani or Malaysian types? Can you comment on: 1. effect on pH / tannic acid content 2. density / weight 3. coloration...
  7. Getting wood for Albino Bristlenose

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I'm new to keeping an Albino Bristle Nose. He's housed in a heated ten gallon tank with a snail and a beta. My question was on driftwood: I'm going to get him some, but I was wondering if it has to be specifically driftwood, or could it be another wood so long as it's not been treated or...
  8. Sealing Driftwood

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone, I need a help in determining a driftwood that I found from the nearby stream is good for my 55g tank. The tank is new one and is in cycling process. I have few zebra danios in it. No plants yet and the water parameter readings are good also. I found this beautiful piece and want...
  9. LF/WTB Any type of moss

    TFK Other Countries Classifieds
    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum. I'm just starting my tank and I'm looking for any type of moss that you might have a little extra of. I'm interested in java moss, but I'd be happy for any type you might have. I don't need a large portion, I only have a 6.6 gallon tank. My LFS doesn't have...
  10. Who can help me choose the right plant for this scape?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I can't figure out what to use for tree leaves in my forest scape. Moss, floating, or driftwood attached? Which moss has the largest leaf area? Does anyone know if anubias would do well close to the light source, like at the top of a "tree"? I had even used hornwort floating at the top...
  11. Manzanita branches from craft suppliers?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm working on my 55g and I'm somewhat interested in trying to achieve the "root" look with manzanita branches seeing I'm intending on stocking angelfish. Unfortunately, none of the places around here seems to stock it (except for maybe PatCatan's seeing it's frequently used as wedding...
  12. Must Go Huge Crypt Mat 20+ Plants Easy, Plus More (Fissiden, Hydro Pinnatida, etc.)

    TFK Other Countries Classifieds
    Huge Mat of Bronze Crypt! Very Colorful! Little bit of Green spot on a few leafs but nothing thick or that can be taken care of. I wont be able to keep it long its in a bucket and ready to be shipped ASAP! ONLY $25 for all! Over 12"+ Whole Left Side of this Tank Shot at 2012-08-01 Shot at...
  13. LOTS! Shrimp, Plants, Book, Bucephalandra and Driftwood. 12 tank readjustment.

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    Here is what I have available... Only $75 (goes for over $200) Unread Like New. Through the Looking Glass Field Guide to Aquatic Plants. [Paperback] By Borman, Susan, Korth, Robert, Temte, Jo Binding : Paperback Pages : 256 Publisher : University of Wisconsin Press. 2 available. Shot at...
  14. Very Cloudy Water

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So here is the layout: I have 19 fish in my 29g. 10 zebra danios, 5 bloodfin tetras, 1 pleco, 2 odessa barbs, and 1 betta. The lights are on a timer and are on 10 hours a day then there is a blue led light for night time. I had a Tetra Whisper filter on it while it was cycling then...
  15. Does driftwood leaching affect appearance of fish and plants?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I bought a piece of driftwood with a plant in it on clearance at Petsmart. I removed the crappy plant but put the driftwood into my 29-gallon freshwater planted tank (it had come straight from the Petsmart tank and had been soaking there for a while, so I figured it would be okay in mine)...
  16. Question about driftwood

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I am looking for some unique driftwood for a tank I am putting together. Has anyone seen anything like the picture here? Know where I can find anything like this? Thanks so much! -pdub
  17. New 75 Gallon Planted Aquarium

    Freshwater Journals
    Hi All, Here you can see a new 75 Gallon Planted Aquarium I setup on 4/29/11. Will update in a few weeks. Thanks for viewing.
  18. small plant/growth on driftwood - photo

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello, I'm 6 months into the hobby, and I noticed these small growths in my fry tank, and snapped a photo of 3 of them, but there are several attached to the driftwood. Is it a snail, an anemone, a fungus? It's almost tulip shaped and gray with a yellow center. I don't want them to hurt my...
  19. 38gal Video update!

    Freshwater Journals
    Hey all, decided to take a video tonight while I was bored, had just cleaned the tank and filter, hence the debris floating! I got some Zebra danios tonight and some driftwood added to the mix, 100% real planted tank now! I think the camera had trouble capturing the video with the new light...
  20. cutting driftwood

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I bought some Malaysian driftwood and it's a bit too large. What is the best way to cut it? Can I use a saw like I would on a regular piece of wood? Anything special I need to do? Should I soak it first or cut it dry?