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  1. New to Planted Aquariums
    Hey there everyone, First time posting here so I apologize for breaking any rules that I have not learned yet. I'm looking to develop a method that I can use and standardize across all my planted tanks. I'm very infatuated with natural low tech tanks and I wanted to follow the Walstad method...
  2. General Aquarium Plants Discussions
    Hello fellow aquarium friends! I've started my first Walstad aquarium about 2,5 years ago, with 4-5 cm fertilizer free pond soil under the gravel and easy, fast growing plants. Size is 105x25x16 (42l) and the population 10 neon tetras, with some scampis and snails. The first 2 years, the...
  3. El Natural
    Finally finished setting up my Walstad method tank yesterday and I'm super excited to start my first planted tank! Here are the steps I took to put this tank together: - Sifted through a whole bag of Miracle-Gro Nature's Care 8 qt. Organic Potting Soil Mix to remove the large bark and Perlite...
  4. El Natural
    Hello fellow humans, newbie here, these past months I've been researching the Walstad method but I don't seem to find an answer to my question... Is it possible to keep a really deep substrate in a Diana Walstad method tank? The reason to this question is because a few days ago I stumbled...
  5. El Natural
    hello everyone, My name is Aspen and this is my first post on APC. Generally I just go to my father with questions but he's not sure on this one either? I am setting up a 36g bow front tank and I am hoping to do it Walstad. I have some questions about lighting though. Right now I only have a...
  6. El Natural
    Hello everyone, i am wanting to convert to the Walstad method any help would be much appreciated. Please ignore my bad sentence structuring, I'm okay at grammar but no so much presentation of sentences :-s I have a Juwel Vison 260 Litre aquarium with approximately 65 fish (48 Wild Cardinals,10...
  7. El Natural
    Hey, everyone -- I'm starting a 25 liter (6.6 gallon) long Walstad tank. It's just 9 inches (23 cm) high, and my original plan was to allow the plants to emerse past the top of the tank. I've since learned that some plants (ie crypts) won't survive emersed if the air around the tank isn't...
  8. El Natural
    So I’ve had a few aquariums in the past but never a planted one. I like the idea of doing a very low maintains aquarium and have been reading up on the Walstad method among others. I was hoping to get some input into my design thus far by those with more experience than me? I have a 10 gallon...
  9. Introductions and Greets
    Hello, I am from the SF Bay Area. I am relatively new to fish keeping. My last fish was a gold fish that I kept in a bowl that I had won from a carnival when I was 9. This time around I am aiming a bit higher. I plan on a heavily planted tank using the Walstad method. I am slowly getting...
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