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New to aquarium plants? Or maybe just new to these forums? Start off here with a quick hello to introduce yourself.
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New to Planted Aquariums

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APC Library

The APC Library containing articles on planted aquarium topics, aquascapes, and people.
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Aquascaping

Discuss aquascaping designs and techniques as well as get critiques on your aquascaping pictures. Find out how to use aquatic plants, reefs, and wood to design a planted aquarium.
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Discuss aquarium plants, aquatic environments, aquarium lighting, aquarium filters, aquarium backgrounds, and other aquarium topics.
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Plant ID

Don't know what plant you have? Ask the experts here.
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El Natural

Diana Walstad's low-maintenance, soil-based 'El Natural' method for keeping plants and fish.
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Equipment

Aquarium Equipment - Discuss equipment to help setup your planted aquarium.
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DIY Aquarium Projects

For those that are handy or looking to save some money, discuss your DIY aquarium projects here.
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Algae

Algae Control - Get some advice for your algae problems. Control algae in your aquarium with the solutions given here.
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Fish for the Planted Aquarium

Planted Aquarium Fish - Discuss which type of aquarium fish are best suited for the aquatic plant environment you have created. Create a natural home for aquarium fish using aquatic plants.
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Shrimp & other Invertebrates

Aquarium Invertebrates - Discuss the varieties of freshwater shrimp, crayfish, and other invertebrates that will enhance your planted aquarium.
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Fertilizing

Science of Aquatic Fertilizing - Discuss fertilizing techniques and proper aquatic plant nutrition here.
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Lighting

Science of Aquatic Lighting - Aquarium lighting is essential for healthy aquatic plants. Discuss proper aquatic lighting for your plants and fish here.
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Substrates

Science of Aquatic Substrates - Substrate specific questions pertaining to your aquatic tank setup.
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Filtration

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Photography

Aquarium Photography - Discuss photography techniques, and the equipment necessary to capture beautiful aquarium pictures.
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Plant Physiology & Emersed Culture

The science of maintaining aquarium plants and emersed culture
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Cryptocorynes

Cryptocoryne plant species consists of 50+ plant species, and make a unique addition to a planted tank.
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Local Biotopes

Local Biotopes - A forum for hobbyists that are interested in and collect aquarium plants locally. Compare plant pictures, discuss collecting and plant growing techniques.
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Plant Finder

Plants

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PlantFinder Forum

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For Sale or Trade

Forum for the non-commercial sale/trade of aquarium plants related goods.
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Aqua Forest Aquarium

Please post your questions for Aqua Forest Aquarium here. Aqua Forest Aquarium
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Aquatic Plant Forums - Announcements for anything Aquatic Plant Forum related, APC contests and forum maintenance.
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A place to discuss just about anything that's on your mind that doesn't have to do with aquarium plants...
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US Store Reviews

Review and discuss local stores. Compare notes on local availability. Store owners may post here as well
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The Aquatic Plant Society (TAPS)

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Dallas Ft Worth Aquatic Plant Club

A forum for the members of the DFWAPC.
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South Florida Aquatic Plant Club

A club for folks in the tri-county area.
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Pittsburgh Area Planted Aquarium Society PAPAS

Private forum for the members of PAPAS
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Sacramento Aquatic Plants Society (SAPS)

Meet and trade with other hobbyists in the Sacramento Aquatic Plants Society.
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Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts
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New England Aquatic Plant Society

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Delaware Valley Aquatic Gardener's Association

Discussion forum for DVAGA
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Greater Washington Aquatic Plant Association GWAPA

A forum for the members of GWAPA.
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South Western Ohio Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts

A forum for the South Western Ohio Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts club.
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Nature Aquarium Club of Utah - NACU

A forum for the members of NACU.
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Hawaii Discussion Area

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Nature Aquarium Society of Houston (NASH)

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  1. Hello APC community! First time poster here and very new with aquariums in general, i have some experience with bioactive invert vivariums, so when considering an aquarium, planted dirted tank seemed to make more sense to me. I decided to give it a small test run in an 8 liter (2 point a...
  2. Introductions and Greets
    Hi all, New member from Idaho here, certainly not new to the hobby, but am getting back into it after a multi-year dry spell. I'm currently keeping my first shrimp-only tank, which is a 10 gallon cherry breeding colony. I also have a high tech 40 breeder that is my first attempt at a Dutch...
  3. Introductions and Greets
    The staff at APC thought we'd take a minute and introduce ourselves, so to speak. So we all have come up with short bios to share with the membership. A BRIEF HISTORY: APC was started by Art Giacosa back in January 2004. Much like the rest of us, Art was (and I imagine he still is) a planted...
  4. The Water Bucket
    I've seen some other posts and see I am not the only victim of the mod somewhatshocked on TPT. After being banned for 30 days for pointing out his accusations against me were incorrect I returned and asked who I could appeal his actions too. I was then banned forever. Just wanted to vent. Good...
  5. Plant Physiology & Emersed Culture
    I have lots of Alternanthera Reineckii pulled out from my crowded tank. Can I grow them emersed? (I know that the "mini" version of it can be grown emersed)
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