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  1. Fish for the Planted Aquarium
    Hi there - I have a Platy that’s close to two years old (I got him in January 2020). A little over a week ago, I noticed a growth at the top of his tail. It’s pale, fairly large for the size of him, and slightly bumpy (although he doesn’t hold still enough for me to capture that well in a photo)...
  2. El Natural
    I've been experimenting with a ten gallon Chinese porcelain bowl as a suitable aquarium over the years. I'd had pretty good success using a Fluval cannister set up and a couple of sprigs of anubias barteri The bowl gets about an hour of direct sunlight a day. Things were fine until I started...
  3. 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...
  4. El Natural
    Hi folks, So I set up my very first walstad tank yesterday. I decided to use the miracle grow performance organics in ground soil. On the advice of some fellow posters, I did cut the soil with an inert fluffier shrimp sand at an equal margin. It's been capped with aquarium gravel. i have a...
  5. 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...
  6. El Natural
    Hello everyone, I'm still somewhat new to all this and this forum. I started a brand new 55 gallon tank almost 3 weeks ago (Setup on 1/16/2017) using the Walstad method (No Co2, No Ferts, Nothing). Here is what I did and what plants, fish I have in it - Also please see attached pics links...
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