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  1. Algae
    My wife and I have maintained a planted freshwater tank for a couple of years now. Nothing extravagant but it survived with little to no algae attacks. After doing a bit of researching and watching youtube vlogs about tank design and maintenance we decided to upgrade our aquarium to a larger...
  2. New to Planted Aquariums
    hi all , i just join your forum and hope to get help in my new planted tank. i'm new to the planted tanks and I've 15 Gallon planted tank , Established on 15-Dec , check the image below : below all the used materials and details for each , i want to know i'm doing the right to the tank and...
  3. Paludariums
    Hello! I'm having a few problems deciding on some things for the paludarium that I'll be starting eventually. I'm in the planning stages now, so anything could change. Some background: I have had a planted aquarium for over a year now, and it has gotten somewhat difficult to manage due to the...
  4. Equipment
    The what, I bought a test kit online for keeping fish, now I see it does not test what I need for planted tanks and tests for before and after of my tap water. Are test strips the best bet or sensors and probes? If I was starting from scratch can you give me a list of what I need to buy for...
  5. Journals
    Plant List -Bacopa -Anubias Nana -Ludwigia Rubin -Ludwigia Repens -Vallisneria Italia -Pearlweed -Java Moss -Cryptocorne balanse -Ludwigia Arcuata -Brazilian Pennywort -Marsilea? something..? -Hydrocotle Japan Equipment setup HOB filter (Tetra Whisper PF10) Aqueon Preset Heater...
  6. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    I have a 20 gallon long freshwater planted aquarium. I've had it for about 7 months and plants have constantly died in it and the last plant renaming is some Green Temple. I have eco-complete substrate, pH is a bit high at 7.6 and I'm working on lowering that but it doesn't seem to ever go down...
  7. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    I'm aware goldfish are prone to uproot and devour plants.:mmph: Is it just impossible to have a planted tank with goldfish? I'd like to know if anyone has had personal experience in having a planted aquarium with goldfish? If so, what are your personal favourites (plants) which can withstand...
  8. Photography
    Hey all, Just put up my first videos of my 70L Planted Tank with my new Corydoras Trilineatus (Three Lined Corys) Really happy with the way they came out. More fish and plenty for videos still to come. Let me know what you think! Video 1 - Video 2 - Enjoy! Ryan
  9. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    This is my first Planted Aquarium set up. Before this I was strictly into cichlids and monster fishes. Just loving this new dimension. It is peaceful beyond words. I have tried to capture a piece of that serenity in my video posted above. Do tell me if you like my set up. Thank you guys. :)
  10. Introductions and Greets
    Hey! I'm Taylor Daughtry, a writer for The Aquarium Guide. I've been doing aquascaping since 2010, and I've loved every moment of it. I recently discovered APC, and I've loved reading the journals of your tanks, and the discussion has been fantastic! I figured I'd finally make an account and...
  11. Nano Aquariums
    Hey! I write for TheAquariumGuide, and I've been tasked with building a Nano Tank with the fastest plant growth possible. Luckily, this is a company project, so money isn't an issue! ;) Our goal is to capture the time-lapsed growth of a tank from planting until maturity. We'll be using a Canon...
  12. Introductions and Greets
    Hi everyone I've been lurking around the forum for some time now and finally became a member so hopefully I can contribute something back for all the info i've gotten from here. I'm in the process of setting up a 60 gallon cichlid tank right now and will be doing regular updates and asking for...
  13. Aquascaping
    I am doing my first tank using spider root covered with moss to appear as trees. The issue I am having is deciding what moss would be best, crystalwort, flame, weeping, or Christmas. The tank is a 65g breeder (36x18x24) lit by .5 watt 6500k 3000 lumen Beamworks LED. I have a 2nd LED set of...
  14. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    hi, im thinking of planting my 90gal aquarium but I have a turtle in it; I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts as to which plants I could use in it. I was thinking of maybe using anubias on the submerged side of the log, since its got a pretty hard leaf; I heard its an option but I don't...
  15. DIY Aquarium Projects
    This is my first background project. I've done a lot of research, and watched a lot of youtube videos. The most inspiring and coolest has to be the 200 gallon done by "gilles" on this site http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/81816/my-200-gallon-plywood-build. I've incorporated a few designs...
  16. Algae
    Hello mates, this is my first post! :) Really wanted this to be my second post because I wanted to do one about the assembly of my planted project on which turns this same query. But I'm still working on it in detail and with many pictures, I promise to post it when it's ready. At the moment...
  17. Algae
    Hi guys, I have a planted 60 liter tank (60x30x40), stable for over a year, pH ranging from 6.8-7.0, substrate ise arthworm humus, and pool filter sand. I add liquid fertilizer 2x a week after every tpa, co2 cilindoer and addition of organic carbon daily. At the moment my light broken and I'm...
  18. Fertilizing
    So I've been struggling over a couple questions I have about what are some proper levels for different nutrient specifically Ca and Mg. I've been reading that levels of Ca in a planted tank should be around 30ppm. Is this correct? I've also read that a GH of around 100ppm is ideal. Wouldn't...
  19. JBJ Picotope Planted

    This is my 3 U.S. gallon all glass nano planted tank, by JBJ. I really like this tank alot and recommend it. Currently still working with some plant arrangments within the tank. All live plants, driftwood in center. Stock lighting 8-10 hours daily, plan to replace with T-5 soon but plants look like
  20. For Sale or Trade
    I am slowly going through my equipment hoard and getting rid of things that I wont be using any time soon. I have for sale three brand new GO CYL-20 series brand dual stage pressure regulators. These are top of the line and are made from 316 stainless steel and not nickle plated brass. One of...
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