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  1. El Natural
    Hello! I was recently looking to start up a small natural low-tech tank and through hours of research, ended up here! I read through a lot of various sites but am wanting to make sure I start up my tank right. My end goal is to raise some catfish and snails and maybe a few tetras in a cheap &...
  2. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    I have recently begun the processing of upgrading my small 10 gallon tank to a 20 gallon tall tank. I decided I wanted to try out a planted tank with the new setup. I am a beginner so I am still figuring some things out. My 10 gallon tank only had low light plants such as anubias and marimo moss...
  3. Buce Plant
    Hey guys, Hope everyone is having a great month. The holiday season is right around the corner and that means it's a great chance to get new fish goodies! Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned vet, buceplant has something for you. If you haven't already signed up for our Buceletter on our...
  4. El Natural
    Hello everybody, I am new, new, new. I have been wanting an aquarium for a long time, but I leave for the entire Summer, and an odd week here or there, so, I owe nothing that is purposely alive. I even had to give my nano cactus to a friend last Summer. But I have been wanting to have an...
  5. New to Planted Aquariums
    So, I need some advice choosing plants for a 20-long tank I'm setting up. The set-up is as follows: Light: Coralife CFL 65w (3.25 wpg). 10 hours per day to start. Substrate: 40 lbs. Eco-Complete Filter: Aquaclear 50 HOB Temp: 76-78 Fertilizers: Flourish, Flourish Excel, Flourish Trace. All per...
  6. New to Planted Aquariums
    I have a 30 gallon tank and I really want a vibrant plant tank. What my goal to do is have a tank with a handful of different types of plants and I would like to put a couple rainbowfish in it as well. I have already bought a good amount of plants without really doing any research and now I feel...
  7. El Natural
    My 1 gallon fish bowl was just too small for the plants I received. I found a 3+ gallon jar laying around and decided to put it to use. 3+ gallon jar - 12" tall, 28" around 1 bunch of water sprite - about 10"-12" tall - 11 stems from the root mass + few new shoots 12 individual stalks of...
  8. New to Planted Aquariums
    Hi everyone! So quick info on myself since I'm completely new to planted aquariums. I've been working with freshwater fish for 5 years now. I'm a manager of the aquatics department of a pet store. I have 3 tanks at home, a 45 gallon tropical community tank, 2 gallon betta tank, and a 40 gallon...
  9. New to Planted Aquariums
    I'm a complete beginner to keeping live plants in an aquarium, so I'd like your input please! I have a 20 gallon high tank kept at 77 Fahrenheit with a sand substrate. I only use a standard light that came with the tank (I don't really know which numbers are important, but here's what the bulb...
  10. New to Planted Aquariums
    ive had my tank set up for a month or two and i have had alot of luck with my Brazilian pennywort. its been giving me the best grow but ive noticed some of the leaves turning a brown color. any suggestions to eliminate this problem ? :(
  11. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    So ive had got into the fish keeping hobby roughly january of 2010. Recently i decided to take an unused 10gal tank i had and turn it into my first planted tank, and also keep some RCS in there as well. Here is a list of how my tank is set up Flourite substrate DIY CO2 Fluval U2 Aqueon T8 15...
  12. Aquascaping
    For the first time i am going to use live plants in an aquarium, the trouble is I need ideas on how to design the tank. It is a 15g high which makes it slightly awkard but I think it could have potential. I found a bunch of rocks in the forest and gave them the vinegar test which they passed. i...
  13. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    Hello, I'm new to APC, but "intermediate" to the fishkeeping hobby. I'm currently trying to figure out more about lighting for aquariums; I was looking at this one... http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-AquaSun-Fluorescent-24-Inch/dp/B0002DIRAU/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1291880802&sr=8-9 Well, I don't...
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