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  1. New to Planted Aquariums
    Just set up my 50 gallon octagon tank last night. Used organic compost soil at base and planted aquarium substrate on top. Filled with water hose and added API Stress Coat +. (Accidentally doubled the amount not realizing). The filter is new. Just opened it last night. Its a Penn-plax Cascade...
  2. New to Planted Aquariums
    So i've looked around and read up, but I figured it'd be best to get the advice of some of the more experienced folks here. I know that when preparing Driftwood/Bogwood for use in a tank that it's best to boil it and let it soak for awhile to remove the tannin that would eventually seem into...
  3. El Natural
    I'm trying to decide on lighting for my 6.5 gallon long (9 inches deep). Using CFL bulbs seems like a no-brainer for such a shallow tank. I'm only hesitating because I plan to use Indian Almond Leaves, which will add tannins in the water - not an extremely dark tea color but something more...
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