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  1. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    Tiny tanks, Walstad to the rescue?! Help! Part THREE of my (Q's) SAGA SERIES I want to try a Walstadd tank with my smallest aquarium (1.5) since Walstad is known to be good for fish bowls, nanos and the like. Regarding my 5 tanks. I don't know where to start with my upgrading since I don't...
  2. Journals
    Hi everyone. http://youtube.com/c/waterculture id like to direct you towards our YouTube channel where we do 12 week long series (The current one is the step by step of a dutch style nano aquarium) we also upload regular shorts on the various fish and plants that we keep, We also have a poll...
  3. Aquascaping
    Due in part to the help from this forum, my tank is finally starting to look good :) Here are some pictures from today! I'm still modifying the scape because I'm not 100% happy with the way it looks, but I've only had this tank up and running since July 31st. I can't wait to pull out the ugly...
  4. Filtration
    Hi Everyone, In her book, Ecology of the Planted Aquarium (Chapter 7), Diana Walstad talks about the use of aquarium plants to take up ammonium from the water. Section 4 within this chapter is entitled "Plants and Nitrifying Bacteria Compete". The essence of this is that plants prefer to uptake...
  5. For Sale or Trade
    Aquatic plant that is fairly new to the hobby and only a handful who has it still... A Syngonanthus that grows compact/smaller than its cousin, Syngonanthus caulescens... Same care and requirements like the other Syngonanthus spp... First time you will see it FS as I need to thin down my herd...
  6. El Natural
    Dear group, Unfortunately, I come to you with yet another problem at the moment just as I wanted to show how well my tank was doing! Well, I'll show that first anyway :) The fish were (and still are) happy, but from the center of the tank a sort of plantocalypse is happening. All the...
  7. New to Planted Aquariums
    Tank setup and Plant Suggestions? 20 Gallon Tank Mostly Invertebrates. I plan on doing the following for a 20 Gallon Tank. 8 White cloud Minnows 1 Mystery Snail 6 Nerite Snails 5 Cherry Shrimp This is going to be a Planted tank. I will be establishing the plants first before I add the...
  8. Equipment
    Help please? I've am so confused about my CO2 and Ph levels in my 65 gal planted tank. The more I read the more confused I get. My Ph is a natural 7.8 from the tap and in my tank. I have be injecting CO2 for about 2 yrs now and still can't get it right. I just purchased a CO2 regulator/reactor...
  9. For Sale or Trade
    Some new items and some old for sale! Very much getting overgrown now. 8 - Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides $1 for 10 nodes 8 - Lilaeopsis brasiliensis (micro sword) $1 for 10 nodes 8 - Ambulia $1 each 8 - Ranunculus inundatus $1 each 5 - lobelia cardinalis $1.50 each, larger plants 2 - 25 stem...
  10. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    Hello everyone and good evening from Seattle! I am new to this forum and I apologize if I have posted to the wrong area or anything. I am experiencing some trouble though. I am a somewhat experienced fish keeper, but I am not experienced with plants. So far I've just been doing what various...
  11. For Sale or Trade
    Algae & Pest Free - Tissue Cultures - Free Shipping till Fathers Day! 2018 Please PM regarding questions, pictures, and PayPal payment Glossostigma elatinoides Jade - ONE LEFT - $24 Althernanthera Reineckii Mini - $10 each Alternanthera reineckii Purple - $10 each Amblystegium serpens 'Nano...
  12. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    Hello Guys, First of all I am a completely new to the planted setup. I am setting up a new 42 Gallon Planted tank. The dimension are L 30" X D 18" X H 18". I want to start pretty low tech setup with diy Co2 with yeast, sugar, baking soda formula. I have already purchased few items like...
  13. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    Hi everyone! not sure if this counts under general discussions but here goes! :rolleyes: I've started this project called Planaria and Friends where I'd post random tips on freshwater fishkeeping to help hobbyists especially beginners starting off for the first time. I posted 5 as of now and...
  14. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    Can anyone send ways on how to make amazon frogbit live? People have told me it's supposed to be a really easy plant to care for and stuff but for some reason, mine keeps rotting away. The leaves get holes and disintegrate slowly and I just get sad watching it! :( I used to keep some in my 5...
  15. El Natural
    I sincerely admire the work of Dr. Walstad (the only flaw would be the units...) Finally after reading her book 3 times and waiting for a long time for a lot of reasons, i have been able to set up my aquarium. The plants arrived on Friday and as soon as I got back from work, I set up my tank in...
  16. Plant ID
    Hi, everyone! I recently bought these two plants but i'm not really sure what they are... Please help me ID them and if anyone knows how to care for them emersed or submersed, that'd be great too. Thanks and Merry Christmas!
  17. Plant Physiology & Emersed Culture
    So I decided to do a how-to on Emersed Culture(s) for newbies to the whole "Emersed World!" of aquatic plants. I will upload pictures another time. Background: I have been planting and "Harvesting" Emersed aquarium (or aquatic) plants, for around 2 years now. In that time I have learned a lot...
  18. For Sale or Trade
    I have several stems (~100) of this beautiful rotala. Easy to grow. Grown in Co2, high light and EI ferts. Algae and snail free. Pics from tank. Shipping via USPS Priority $10.00 for package.
  19. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    Does anyone know of any local clubs or websites for people in the Contra Costa County who want to trade/buy plants and fish?
  20. New to Planted Aquariums
    I have a 50 gallon tank. I'm trying to raise dwarf shrimp. I'm looking for heavy root feeders that don't grow tall. Preferably not taller than 2 inches. Any ideas? Thanks
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