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  1. 29 gallon Re-do

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    So I have a 29 gallon long, which was meant to be a planted tank, but i really didn't set it up to be very good for plants. it had cichlids sand mixed with random pebbles as substrate (cause i had extra) kept the light from the kit, so im guessing it wasn't very strong, no Co2 either. i had some...
  2. Help with melting plants & plant trouble

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi everyone! I'm hoping I can get some help... I've had my tank set up for a little over a year now. Everything has been going pretty darn well recently except for my plants. I desperately want to have a nice planted tank, but I just can't seem to get it going. I know plants will usually melt...
  3. 20 gallon high, low tech planted setup.

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    hi, i have a 20 gallon high setup it has been running for about a year and i have some plants which are not doing to good, probable because our windown was open and the water cooled down alot, the plant never really grew extremly well and i was wanting to re-do the setup, i have a corallife...
  4. Does anyone know about Guppies and their impact on planted aquarium?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Does anyone have experience keeping guppies in the planted aquarium in a long time? I have full of plant aquarium and would like to use guppies beside plants. I want to know about advantages and disadvantages of using guppies in planted aquarium. The important thing to me is healthy of...
  5. anubias baby?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    today i noticed a tiny lime greenish plant floating about, i wannt say its an anubia nana, i have a anubias nana, java fern/moss and a crypt. i have a few questions regarding it 1 is it and anubias? 2 can i plant it in my pond? or in a cup or bowl until it gets bigger? thx for all help :)
  6. questions about getting a plant

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I have some platy and some cherry shrimp so i would like a couple plants for hiding, i need low light plants that are easy to keep. Any ideas? Also, would i need to start putting different nutrients in the water to suppot plants? I was considering getting fake plants but i heard real plants...
  7. GBRs and rasboras

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I recently set up a new 20 gal tank but there aren't any fish in it yet. I was thinking about getting a pair of blue rams and maybe about 5 rasboras. Would they work well together? I was also wondering about having a planted tank. I currently have 12 tanks, and only 1 of them had live plants...
  8. Can you help me aquascape?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I'm really getting into the hobby of aquascaping. I've completed 3 tank so far but I feel like I've very limited due to budget and ideas. The first tank was easy. It was a 5 gal breeding tank with small light brown river rocks and silk plants that cover the background of the tank. I added a...
  9. Need confirmation on Christmas Tree Moss technique

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hello, I'm new to the forum. Have been a member for a week or so, observing how full of info and genuinely interested aquarists are here. Cool, good work guys. Last week I purchased Christmas Tree Moss to cover a couple pieces of African hardwood I've had for a few months. Being a novice with...
  10. Changing Substrate in Cycled Aquarium

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Does anybody have any advise on changing the substrate in a cycled planted freswhater aquarium. I am looking to change the substrate for the benefit of my plants, they are way too big and i am noticing the roots are not taking hold well. I also have fish and the tank is about 3 months old. Any...
  11. I've planted my tank! Questions....

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    In it a fit of bravery or madness, I decided to add more live plants to my 75-litre tank and because it had got to the stage where the plastic plants looked horrible compared to the real ones, I pulled all of the plastic plants out, so now I've only live ones in there. I've got vallisneria...
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