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  1. Algae
    I know it's not unheard of when tanks are only a few months old to have an algae bloom. I've been trying to get even a little control of it but to no avail. Background: It started after I added some osmocote root tabs deep under the sand substrate. I pushed the tabs all the way to the bottom...
  2. 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...
  3. El Natural
    Hi all, I'm a newbie to fishkeeping (about a year) and I've pretty much followed the path described in Chapter XI, section A of 'Ecology of the Planted Aquarium'. Having replaced all my living plants with artificial ones gave me a pretty tank, which is relatively easy to look after (as there are...
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