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  1. christinecrites

    Project I - 3 Gallon Nano Tank - Low Tech

    I bought this 3 Gallon Marineland tank complete with internal filter. I swapped the filter set up out for a bigger sponge, fluval biomedia and tucked in filter floss between the other filter media and the pump. I added a heater that I have to monitor because it’s preset. I unplug it if the water...
  2. Nathanh2150

    Rabbit snails

    Been given 2x rabbit snails about an inch in size What would there care requirements be? I have read that they eat dead leaves Alge wafers Fish food flake food Vegetables any advice would be much appreciated 🤪
  3. Nathanh2150

    cacatuoides double red is this normal behaviour?

    Hi all, I have recently purchased a breeding pair of cacatuoides double red Male/Female they are in there own tank with almond leaves coconut shell aqua soil and bubble filter aquatic plants. The first week I had them they spawned which was amazing I was told to remove the male to allow the...
  4. Nathanh2150

    Is this an algae I should be concerned about ?

    Hi all Need some advice about my aquarium bog wood showing signs of algae should I be concerned about it or leave it be.. Cleaning crew I have are 6x Sterbai cory (Corydoras sterbai) 5x Otocinclus Catfish photos below show algae This is only on the bog wood and nowhere elc in the tank.
  5. Nathanh2150

    Sexing kribensis ?

    Hi all Below is a photo of 2 kribensis please could someone advice me on which one may be a male or female
  6. Nathanh2150

    Back ground plants advice

    Hi all Looking to fill a back right hand corner of my fish tank with some tall plants I currently have in my tank Red root floaters Monte Carlo Christmas moss 2x Red tiger lotus bulbs Proserpinaca palustris - Dennerle Aponogeton Madagascarlensis Bucephalandra (brownie ghost Would love to here...
  7. M

    First Planted Tank - Help with Set up plans

    Hi All - First time poster and about to embark on my first planted tank ever (or any aquarium actually). Want to say a big thank you to all the posters on here as the help/tutorials and amount of detailed research on this forum is amazing and has been invaluable to me as I plan. I've been...
  8. Nathanh2150

    Glass aqua pipe set help

    Hi all I’m having a hard time with my aqua glass pipe set the inlet where the skimmer is keeps jumping putting a lot of air into my biomaster thermo 600 I have watched so many videos by George farmer as he has this on his tank and seems to have no issues im completely gutted and thinking of just...
  9. Nathanh2150

    Best way to soak bogwood

    Hi all collecting a Large pice of bog wood tomorrow and seeing what’s the best way to soak the bog wood to remove the brown tannings all help would be much appreciated 🙂
  10. Carbondioxide

    Inline diffuser - the first few days...

    One thing to note when first setting up a brand new inline diffuser is this... It is absolutely normal to find your new diffuser producing some large bubbles. This is a natural process our ceramic membrane goes through unitil all the pores on the membrane are open. This whole process may take...
  11. Ginge-96


    Hey guys, I'm new here and need some advice on choosing the right led light for a planted Fluval Spec 19L, the dimensions are 52 x 29.5 x 19 cm. I plan on just using fertilisers and the fertilising soil and will potentially consider infused Co2 in the future depending on how successful...
  12. H

    Advice wanted - when is plant growth too healthy and vibrant?

    As you can see I am very much a "spoilt brat" of a beginner, having first purchased a small second hand tank around 2 years ago, I quickly progressed to the "wine rack with fish" and have to say find it very calming and therapeutic to look after the fish and gradually build the community...
  13. S

    Advice for a newbie

    Hi all. I am looking for some advice and hope you can help. I am currently saving for my first tank and am wondering what size would be best? It's going to be between a 60x30x35 or a 45x29x30. I plan on rescaping fairly often, as It's part of the hobby that interests me, but I don't have the...
  14. jsiegmund

    Which 60cm tank to pick?

    I'm looking for a new 60cm tank, part of a living room make over. The cabinet on which the tank will be placed is 60cm wide and 40cm deep, it'll be positioned against the wall. First stop were the ADA tanks, which brings me to the 60 models, with 60P being the default go-to model I guess. I...
  15. G

    50litre Planted Dragon Stone Aquarium

    Hello, I'm still a newbie so I have a lot a questions and appreciate a lot your help. I haven't started because i want to know everything I need to know before, i had a 200litre tank in Portugal where I did water changes with tap water but the water was so diferent. My idea is to do a planted...
  16. S

    Advice needed: To plant or not?

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum, based in Melbourne, Australia. I have a Juwel Rio 125 that I'm going to start as a low tech tank soon, but I have a small issue that could delay the start. Long story short, after delays waiting for my tank, receiving the wrong tank and eventually getting the...
  17. Rob_Planted

    Intro... And advice needed on first planted tank!

    Hi Everyone, This seems like a great community! I have had fish tanks for many years and currently have a Roma 125 that only has a couple of amazon swords and crypts and has been like this for 2 years now with no co2, decent light, ferts etc. I am finally going to be brave and turn this into...
  18. A

    Brand New Planted Tank - Total Novice so Advice Appreciated

    Hello, I just created my tank last night using the Walstad method (I think). First time doing this and I really hope my plants survive. If they grow nicely I would like to add in some shrimp too. Don't have a filter on it currently because my one has gone walkabouts - was planning on...
  19. I

    Superfish Home 25 First aquascape (Looking for advice)

    Hi all, I'm in the process of cleaning down my Superfish Home 25 aquarium and have some dragon stone soaking downstairs. I also have some JBL Volcano Rock and ADA Aquasoil Amazonia powder type on it's way to use as the substrate, with a co2 kit and Aquael PAT Mini filter. The plan is for this...
  20. Ray_Norwich

    Feedback First visit to AG

    First visit to aquarium gardens on Tuesday and wasn't disappointed, well worth a visit. Great range of hardscape, plants and everything needed to create and manage a great planted tank. Many thanks to Dave for the help, advice and coffee, great to see the display tanks up close. I left with a...
  21. Aqua Hero

    Critique my hardscape Need some advice/opinions on hardscape

    Hello Aquascapers, I have come back from a long retirement from this hobby and decided to rescape my dull tank. My current idea for the scape: -use a mix of weeping moss and spiky moss on the lava rocks - use flame moss for the rear of the tank - have a mix of monte carlo and DHG in the front...
  22. Jordimex

    Noob here would like some advice

    Hello my name is Jorge, actually i am a week old in this hobby and fish keeping all together For my tank im not looking to emmulate any particular style im just going freestyle hope it works I have a 65 gal tank, with a aquatop CF400-UV i have no idea what the flow rate is (all i know is that...
  23. Ryan Young

    Hydrocotyle Tripartita wall...

    Hi all, I am planning on re scaping my tank at the end of this year as it looks really bad, however because it looks so bad I was thinking about doing a temporary low maintenance setup using Hydrocotyle Tripartita as a wall for the back of my tank and think this should work well. If I were to...
  24. AKD594

    Boraras Rasbora spp. Show me what you've got, any advice for the prospective keeper?

    Hi Guys Thinking of picking up some Boraras rasbora spp. in the next few months and thought I'd do some homework. Just looking for any little bits of advice for the prospective keeper. Also being a bit nosey so would love to see any photos you might have of them/their tanks. Thanks in advance
  25. adamt4050

    Nano Aquarium with Fluval G3?

    Hello All, I'm thinking of buying a Do! Aqua 25x25x25(cm) Nano aquarium for my desktop and Im just planning everything out and exploring my options - I have an unused Fluval G3 sat in my attic gathering dust, I was wondering if I would be ale to use it on my desktop setup. Obviously its quite...
  26. michael woods

    Planting new plants into an existing carpet.

    Hi all, I'm looking for a bit of advice concerning my ada 60-p. Currently I have a mountain scape using seiryu stones with a lush carpet of micranthemum monte carlo. The micranthemum covers the entire bottom of the tank but my scape is lacking a bit of height. So, I decided to purchase some...
  27. Climbitise

    New Planted Tank PH and Nitrate.

    Hi all I have just joined the forums but have been browsing for a while and found them extremely informative. Three months ago I decided to take the plunge into planted aquariums with pressurised CO2. I have been gradually cycling the tank using a mature filter which is now removed and my...
  28. ale36

    Thinking about an Overhaul!

    hello all, i have had my juwel tank set up as its is for the past 3 years, i have had different plants in it through out the years, i'm getting a little bored of this scape but more i'm getting jealous of other peoples escapes, it currently houses 2 boesemani rainbows and a Plec which loves to...