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Old 10-07-2020, 09:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Member here - Aquascape Challenges

Hi All,

I'm returning to the fish tank hobby after a 25 year hiatus. My earlier ventures included a small saltwater reef tank and a larger african cichlid tank.

Seeing the amazing aquascapes on youtube "hooked" me on getting an aquascape for my home. I now have 3 tanks up and running...but, I'm quite discouraged.

1. Water. I'm struggling with plant growth and wondering if it due to the insanely hard water here in the DFW area? Have others overcome this? I'm having particular trouble with water column feeders....but, nearly all my plants are dying after some time in the tanks. (For reference, I'm dosing with easy green, using Fluval Stratum substrate and doing 3-4 water changes a week)

The only plant that seems to thrive is moneywort.

Anyway - if I can conquer this - I'll make the step up to a larger tank. My current three are 10,15 and 20 gallon.

I'd like to get a waterbox 36 or waterbox 48.

Please let me know if you have any tips or knowledge on our local water.

I'm not interested in buying water (just too big a PITA....may as well do saltwater again)

anxiously awaiting your replies! - Chris.
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