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  1. new to planted aquariums lighting advise needed

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I've been reading threads on here for hours. I seem to have the filtration and water stuff down. Now I just need to make sure I have the right lighting for my plants. right now I only have an amazon sword and some mossy stuff on my driftwood. Before I buy more plants I need to make sure my...
  2. How often should water changes be done?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have had my 55 gallon planted aquarium for about 10 months now, it is wonderful to have! I can't figure out as to how often and how much to do on water changes. I have been taking out 8 gallons every week. I am unsure if that is enough or not, and if every week is to much or to little. Water...
  3. 1st Planted Tank!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey TFK Forum, I am just getting into larger planted tanks and wanted to post some photos of my tank so I could get some feedback, thoughts, advice or just general comments. I personally feel like I need some more background plants and some more bunch plants but other than that I am just...
  4. help with setting up a shrimp tank?

    Freshwater Shrimp
    Hello everyone! I have an extra 10 gallon fish tank laying around and I was considering turning it into a planted shrimp tank. I have no idea what I'm doing as far as plants as I've never attempted a planted tank before but I had an idea where one side would be a bamboo forest and the other...
  5. The Art of The Planted Aquarium 2012 contest - movies

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi guys, As you probably know, there was a large aquascaping contest organized 2 weeks ago in Hannover, Germany, called "The Art of the Planted Aquarium". This contest is organized every year, during the zoological fair "Heimtiermesse". The quality of the aquascapes there is outstanding, and...
  6. 55 gallon remodel?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Okay soo recently, we came back from vacation to find a fish tank with no fish :( All that's left is many plants, sand and driftwood :( We had no idea what happened during the vacation but it was a tragedy! And we've had this tank for almost two years!! So now I'm thinking of restocking it :)...
  7. Eco-Complete questions?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hello, all! :D Excited to say I just bought some Eco-Complete from today! Hurray! It was suggested to me by a number of much-savvier-with-plants-than-myself friends :) Eco Complete Planted Black Aquarium Substrate - Aquarium Rocks and Fish Tank Rock from I'm excited for...
  8. 55 Planted before and after

    Freshwater Journals
    First try at linking to or uploading picture... Here is my 55g planted tank at the end of April: Here it is the 2nd of August: I have a picture that is not angled, but need to resize it before I can upload to my album. Here is the black and white "full Monty" view: For more views/angles...
  9. Tetras causing lot of stress

    I have been have always had various questions about my fish, and have finally decided to join a forumn rather than searching the internet, as google seems to have an array of various contradicting answers. I have two questions: I just bought 8 tetras about two days ago and put them into my...