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  1. Considering getting specialist plant lights??!

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi all, I have a 200 litre (100 cm long, 50cm high, 30cm back) aquarium which has 6 harlequin rasboras, 9 rummeynose tetras, 4 SAEs and 7 Cardinal tetras. I have a Fluval U4 filter ( running on the top hose setting), 4 pieces of bog wood, and an Eheim heater ( the tank is normally 27-28 degrees...
  2. 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...
  3. Are Interpet Waterproof LEDs any good?

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi, Are Interpet Waterproof LEDs worth the money? Can anyone recommend any cheaper alternatives? How many strips would you recommend for a 31 L x 16 H x 12 W inch aquarium? (20 uk Gallon) Do they work well in a beginners planted aquarium? Thanks
  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. water changes in planted tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey all, First, when doing a water change I usually notice what I think some people call a "bacteria bloom". The water gets super cloudy and usually stays cloudy for a few days. My tap has tested for slight amounts of ammonia so I got Seachem's Prime (this is the first time I've used it--just...
  7. Removed carbon filter in Fluval 305...what to put in its place?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey all, So in reading around these forums it was brought up that removing the carbon filtration would help liquid fertilizer to work better. So I did. My question tho, is that there is a whole tray in the filter now that's empty. Should I put more of the "pellet" for the good bacteria? Or...