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    Longtime lurker - first time poster! All my tanks currently ?

    Just wanted to share my tanks! ☺ 60 gallon planted community tank:: •platys •endlers •mollies, •guppies •heterandria formosa •neon tetras •& assassin snails 29 gallon planted tank:: •endlers •neon tetras •1x clown pleco •guppies •2x balloon platys •& ramshorn and bladder/pond snails 5 gallon...
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    New to planted tanks — substrate suggestions/opinions?

    Hey! I am a newbie to planted tanks but recently I’ve been researching some low tech plants to include in my aquarium. I currently have two plants and am using the Seachem Flourite brown natural substrate. My question is: is this an okay option? My plants so far haven’t seemed to stay in the...
  3. lampro

    Beautiful 10 Gallon Vivarium Set Up!

    I just recently set up this vivararium and it turn out better than expected! ? Any fish or schooling fish recommendation? Equipment set Up: JC&P RGB Clip on light and full spectrum light with built in timer and full color control CO2 at 1 bubble per second Hang on Filter Plant List: lucky...
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    Help me identify this light!

    I bought a tank on facebook marketplace for 10 bucks, and it came with this light. i added it to a small 3 gallon planted tank to test it out and the plants love it! it has no branding on it, and no identification what so ever. has anyone seen this before? does anyone know the brand, or a light...
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    Hardy mid to high light plants

    So I’ve done some research and I can only ever find low light plants for beginners. I have bright LED lights on for 8-9 hr a day (which I’ve elevated to reduce intensity) and it still completely destroys my java fern, Anubias and anacharis. (There’s literally just a rhizome leftover from one of...
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    What is wrong with my Amazon Sword plants ?!?!?!?

    About two months ago, I bought a 6.5 gallon tank for my betta and decided that I would try my first (simple) planted tank. After planting, I let the tank filter for about a month to make sure the water conditions were good for my fish and that none of my plants were diseased (I had to buy them...
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    Custom 550L Planted aquarium build

    550L Planted aquarium build We have recently just set up a planted aquarium for our client in London. The client was looking for a heavily planted double island style aquascape in their living space. Any feedback is appreciated (good or bad)!! Thanks all. Aquarium Specs: Tank: 550L or...
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    20 Gallon Long Filtering and Flow Question

    Hello, I've got myself a new tank after many years away. It is a planted 20G long with a single aquaclear 20 and I am having trouble coming up with a good way to increase flow and or filtration. I'm currently cycling the tank so want to get this sorted before I get fish. I was thinking Harlequin...
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    Restart To Planted Tank

    So, I have had a fish tank for about seven months now, and I had some fish die. It is a 20 gallon regular, and I have three fish remaining. A dwarf fire gourami, a platy, and a tuxedo guppy, which I got from my LFS. I have no clue why the fish died all one after another (except for the three)...
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    What do you think of a 7.4 gallon glass semi circle tank?

    So, seems these days odd shaped tanks are available. Is a tank like this simply nice to look at and the footprint easy to place or could this be good for fish? I do love the idea of planting something like this but how would enough light reach the bottom to grow things especially if you wanted...
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    Will a Coralife T5 HO Aqualight work w/ only one bulb?

    The acintic bulb it came with is causing way too much algae growth. Will the other full spectrum bulb still work without the acintic in the fixture?
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    Will a Coralife T5 HO Aqualight work w/ only one bulb?

    The acintic bulb that came with the fixture is causing way too much algae growth. I wanted to see if anyone knew the answer to this before I take it apart. Thanks
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    My 55 gallon planted tank.

    Hey everyone, finally made the jump from a 10 gallon to a 55 gallon...2 years later. I can't tell you how pleased I am with the upgrade. A guy sold me an marineland 55 gallon tank and stand for 110$, upon arrival to pick it up he also gave me several plants including Anubis, java fern, and java...
  14. carlyod

    Stocking new 20g tall

    Hey everyone! So in October I began cycling my brand-new 20g tall planted tank (first one ever!). Things seemed great, it finally cycled in mid-November, and I added a stock of 1 guppy and 6 neon tetras. Then, two days later, the guppy died. I soon noticed the tetras progressively looking worse...
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    My first aquarium ever. Looking for tips on what to improve.

    So I've only recently "completed" my first aquarium. Quote marks because I don't think I'll ever be happy with it, every couple of days I feel like I gotta mess with something. I was wondering if any of the more experienced aquarists here could give me tips on how to improve the overall look of...
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    FW Angelfish Dying--No Idea Why? Help!

    Hey Everyone, I was once a member here many years back, and recently restarted seriously my aquarium. My tank (planted 46 bowfront) has been up and running for close to a year and a half, and the current stocking is this: 1 large adult angel 1 small (1.5") angel 2 juli cory cats 3 assorted...
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    Importing Shrimp From Taiwan?

    Is it legal to import shrimp to the USA from Taiwan? I have tried getting in contact with fish and wildlife and have not heard anything back from them yet. Any info would be great and thank you for your time.
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    New Member/Aquarist

    Hello everyone, I'm fairly new to the Aquarist hobby. I bought a betta fish for my desk at work, but didn't want to put him in a bowl. Instead, I bought a 2.5 gallon ready-made aquarium from Tetra. I decided I wanted to do a planted tank, so I upgraded to a 5 gallon tank, and then a 10 gallon...
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    Platies swimming too slow to get food during feeding

    Hi everyone, I recently added newcomers to my 20gal freshwater planted tank. Among them are 3 sunburst platies and 3 danios. Everyone is lively and exploring the tank to their heart's content. The problem is that compared to the danios and the existing diamond tetras, my platies swim much...
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    How to add Betta to community planted tank

    Hello~ I've been wanting to add a Betta to my 20gal freshwater tank for some time now and I'm not sure sure whether to go ahead witH my plan due to how aggressive these fish are. I've heard that because they have fancy, long tails, having them in a community tank is tricky depending on the tank...