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  1. El Natural
    Hello there! I'm new to this forum my name is Carola and a month and a half ago i finished setting up a 10G El Natural tank following Diana Walstad's book. It's been a hard read for me but I've managed to set it up close to how she does it. I did put a HOB filter because I wanted water...
  2. El Natural
    I've researched the method pretty thoroughly and am almost ready to start setting up my tank. It will be a 10g betta sorority tank (5 fish). I have two questions that I've seen conflicting info on. First, water movement? Betta do not like a lot of movement. How do I balance this with...
  3. Introductions and Greets
    I'm thrilled to have set up a planted tank again after a 20+ year hiatus from the hobby. Over the weekend I set up a 45x45x45cm cube (90L, 24gal). I've attached a photo of the setup at day 0, hour 1. No fish yet, and I intentionally kept the plant list minimal with Blyxa japonica, Cyperus...
  4. Introductions and Greets
    Hello! I'm new to this forum. I'm not new to aquariums but It seems I have forgotten a lot about them. After many years I just bought a 20 gallon starter tank from Walmart. I remembered that this hobby was expensive but the enjoyment out weighs the expense. My tank is in the beginning of the...
  5. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    I just noticed algae growing on my castle and the older leaf of my Amazon Sword. I also noticed it coating some of the gravel. What should I do? Should I put Algaefix in my aquarium or just leave this small amount of algae alone and see if it keeps growing? ] 20 gallon tank Water...
  6. Shrimp & other Invertebrates
    I have a relatively new 20 gallon aquarium that I set up June 15, 2011 and for the first time I noticed a snail that I have never seen before. It is the only snail that I have seen in my aquarium. It looks like a fairly common snail, and I have attached a photo of it so can you tell me what...
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