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  1. Plant suggestions?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hiya! So I have a 10g sterbai cory tank, and though there are a few plants, it still looks pretty bare. I've been wanting to try out a carpeting plant, but I still need the cories to be able to find food. Can they find it within, say, dwarf hair grass? Will carpeting plants choke out my other...
  2. Benefits?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hello! I have no experience with live aquatic plants, but I currently have a flounder and Tuesday I am getting an axolotl. Out of curiosity, I figured I would investigate and see if there are any benefits to possibly adding live plants to my tank? It stays at a steady 70 degrees and has black...
  3. What is happening to my plants??

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi all! I am new to the forum and Need some help. I have had my Aquarium up and running for around 3 months. Tank is cycled and everything has been going as well as expected for a first aquarium :wink3:. My plants had been doing very well up until a few weeks ago when I started noticing that...
  4. Cycling Help

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, So I feel that I have read as many articles as I could without asking for help. I want to make my 20 gallon long fish tank planted but am having trouble figuring out a few things. READ THE BOLD HEADLINES FOR A SHORTER LIST OF MY QUESTIONS I was thinking of doing the "fish-less shrimp in a...
  5. My grass is growing hair?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I forget what my grass plant is called (I think it's Jungle Vals?), I bought it last year...its long and thin. Maybe this is a common thing with other similar plants...but it has started to grow a hair type stuff on it, at first I thought my hair go into the tank, but it's being growing on the...
  6. CO2 Help

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Wasn't really sure where to post this. But I got this CO2 set up earlier (Second hand and the guy I got it from didnt explain anything very well) so honestly I'm really confused by this "Control Wizard" I'm pretty new to the idea of a CO2 system, the only one I've used is the tiny Fluval one...
  7. I'm trying to decide on plants for a 37 gallon

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I am trying to figure out plants that would look amazing in my tank, but that would be easy to care for as I'm a beginner , I have the tank but have yet to set it up. The fish I plan to have are a koi and blue angel, a school of Raspborras, Tetras, or dwarf neon rainbows, a small school of...
  8. Do certain fish prefer certain artificial plants?

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    I've been using cheapo artificial plants for years now but they're starting to fall apart. I want to do an overhaul of my artificial plant life, looking towards silk. I have 2 large angle-fish, 1 large sail-fin pleco, and 2 spotted pictus cats in a 55-gallon tank. Does it matter what type...
  9. Fish mysteriously dying.

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I've had about 4 fish die within the last month or so and I dont have any affordable fish stores in my area to buy testing strips or anything. It all seemed to start when I added a new plant in the water. Water sprite i believe it was. It ended up dying. I have 2 pieces of medium/large driftwood...
  10. Floating plants and glass cats

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    So I have a school of Glass Cats and Otos, and I bought this cute Tiki Hut about a month ago, but since I bought it, all my fish hide out in it, then come out only at night, which kinda sucks because I have a 37 gallon tank that no one is swimming in, and at night when I shine any light to see...
  11. Purple Waffle anyone has experience?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    So as some people I've read from on the internet. I bought some Purple Waffle today (should have gone with more Anbius), and when I got home I looked it up, and found out that it's a bog plant not a aquatic plant, and should not be fully submerged. Which at the pet store (Big Al's, one I...
  12. 29 gallon planted tank ideas?

    Cichlids
    I'm planning to start a new tank soon with live plants, and I eventually plan to add two cockatoo apistos. I might do some celestial pearl danios as tankmates too, but I'm undecided on that yet. I'm not new to fishkeeping but I am new to live aquarium plants. Does anyone have any suggestions for...
  13. New Live Plants for Established Aquarium Setup?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi! This is my first post so I hope it goes okay... Here is a link to the tank I have: http://www.amazon.com/Panaview-Aquarium-Lighting-Filter-5-Gallon/dp/B00KIRR8BY?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage The tank is 5 gallons and has one Betta fish inside. It has an LED...
  14. Quickfix Lighting

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hello! I had my light fixture crap out on me. My spare lights were an Aqueon 30" fluorescent and an Aqueon 30" led. The tank is planted and it could be a short time before I fix the old light. What are your guy's thoughts, is this enough lighting when used together for a while? Specs: 29...
  15. Amazon sword rapidly losing leaves

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I've had a very large and healthy Amazon Sword in my tank for about 3 months now. Other than the occasional leaf becoming discolored and me pruning it off, I've had no issues. However, within the past week or so I've been losing healthy, large looking leaves almost every other day. They appear...
  16. New Planted Tank With New Guppies

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    So I Am looking to set up my tank. It is a 20gal tank with an under gravel filter and gravel. I would like to get a cylinder filter. Questions listed below. 1. Should I ditch the under gravel filter? 2. What should I cover the pump inlets with to prevent the fish from getting sucked up against...
  17. How many plants do I need in order to do a fish-plant cycling proccess?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I am a beginner looking to start my first tank since I had a betta. When I had the betta I used a water conditioner to make that part of the environment suitable for him/her (I'm not sure the sex... It was named Dory, I let my 2 yo nephew name it, it was blue and he really liked Finding Nemo at...
  18. Baby snail appear in tank 4 months after last plant purchase.

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    My son came home from school today to discover he has a baby snail in his tank. We haven't added anything live to the tank for 4 months, maybe longer and the only snails he has are his two zebra nerite snails. I was under the impression that zebra nerite snails needed salt water to breed, is...
  19. Issues with plants in fry tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 13 gallon and a 60 gallon Freshwater Tropical. The 13 gallon has 6 CPDs, and 16+ platy fry. I had accidentally purchased a female platy, and once I saw she was about due, I put her in my 13 gallon with the danios. She gave birth and then I returned her to the store; once the platy...
  20. Floating plants..

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Howdy everybody, I just recently got really into this hobby about a month and a half ago.. And the more I get into it, the more questions I have! :-D So yesterday, I found a few molly fry swimming around in my tank! (I have 2 female balloon Mollies, so one of them must have been pregnant when...
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