I have recently set up a new dirted tank using earthworm castings. The tank has been cycled but I having issues with high nitrates. There are no fish in the tank. Just plants and some snails. I'm wondering if the earthworm castings are leaving something into the water column. Any suggestions are welcome.
Added by Zachary Kittle on October 30, 2018 at 10:51am —
I need some help with my 5.5 gallon planted tank. I've been in the hobby for 11 years but just got into plants. I have Cryps, amazon swords, and anubias. I want to add more plants like ludwigia and maybe some more cryps. However I want to upgrade my substrate first. I'm running it low tech. I have a Finnex Stingray Clip on light, I put H20 root tabs in every 2 months, and I'm dosing half ML of Flourish once a week. My cryps are growing well, my amazon sword… Continue
Added by Philip on September 24, 2018 at 11:14pm —
Hi fish fans I have a 150 gallon tall Aquarium I want to grow carpeting plants and I was wondering how many T5 high output light bulbs I'll need at 5000 Kelvin cuz right now I am building my own lights so I can adjust them larger or smaller I was thinking about putting 8 light bulbs in the fixture because I wanted medium lighting
Added by Kendal on June 21, 2017 at 2:45pm —
Thinking of possible tank mates for my 3 oscars thwy are in a 350 litre tank was thinking of firemouths and plecos?
Maybe a blackghost knife fish?
Added by Reece on March 23, 2017 at 11:45am —
Hey what's up everyone? I got myself a 29gal kit awhile back. It's my first tank ever and although the first fish I got have all passed I've had my new community healthy (3 black Molly fry- the spawn of a deceased generation- 4 neon tetras, 2 albino Corys and a retail shark)and thriving for several months (close to a year I think). The thing is... I want to overhaul the tank, that is, convert from gravel and plastic to dirt and live plants.
The set-up is pretty low-tech. Whisper 30… Continue
Added by AquaristPaddy on March 19, 2017 at 4:09pm —
I just watched Dustin's interview with Robert Steinbeck from aquascaping.Robert,gorgeous plants and beautiful fish! Robert, would you be willing to share your dirt recipe? Sorry if I misspelled your last name.
Added by Raecine Chaney on January 7, 2017 at 9:32am —
I have a W120/H60/D60(cm) tank and i want to add bright light needed plants in my aquarium so i have chosen 4 led tube light of 4feet,20watt and 6500k is that enough or i add some more light?What type of light should i use in my tank instead of led tube light and how much should i need.Thanks
Added by Prince on January 6, 2017 at 5:28am —
Thanks for the add. I'm new to the site. Watch a bunch a vids on youtube and found this site. Right now I have a 10 gallon stocked with artificial plants, sand, heater, aquatech 5-15 gal filter. And it has a betta in it. My son wants to add fish to it. I'm planning on converting it over to a dirted tank first. Just got to get the supplies and do it.
Added by Eric Silver on December 8, 2015 at 6:13pm —
Have you ever been a part of a fish group? Have you come across a person seeking information that you just so happened to have a personal experience on?
Before going out of your way to type out something, beware of the arm chair experts.
For not everything you tell some people can be handled. For example-
- Person seeking information in regards to cyanobacteria invasion.
I take the liberty to share my personal experiences with this problem. Continue
Added by Uncle Phil on November 30, 2015 at 1:30am —
So after a year and a half of killing plants, I decided it's time to upgrade my lighting an dirt my 2 tanks. (I have my 35 now dirted with the fish in a holding tank and my 125 still to change over)
My question is is if do a ton of water changes and use existing filter what's the soonest I can put my fish back in the newly dirted tank?
Added by Victory MMA on August 27, 2015 at 9:22pm —
So back onto my fish obsession! Restarted my 55g with my 10g as a quarantine tank. So I knew that the fish I absolutely need in my FOWLR are marine betta, dwarf lionfish, and snowflake eel. So far, it has been a couple of months with just the Marine Betta in the 55g. I had an antenatta but it didn't make it past a week so I returned it and got a Blue spot puffer instead and the eel is still not eating as of a month by the time I am posting this. With that being said, the coast seems clear… Continue
Added by DR Wilson on April 23, 2015 at 3:29am —
I dirt my tank two moths ago, I had brackish water for couple of days but it was clear afterwards. Everything went fine for a week and two then I got ich in the tank. I treated the tank after loosing three fish and rest of the fish were quarantined. I am having a huge problem now as my fish are keep dying every second day. I am doing water changes every week. I tested the water everything is 0 but ph is a bit low. My lfs says that dont do big water change its causing ph decrease. I… Continue
Added by Shary on December 13, 2014 at 5:19am —
Ok, so I already bought 2 bags of Organic Choice "Potting mix"Miracle Grow, but on another channel, they are saying that the Miracle grown Organic Choice "Garden Soil" is better!!! They said that it has less ammonia and it doesn't take as long to cycle... …
Added by Michael Kollin on November 30, 2014 at 2:27pm —
i painted the back and glued the tree together. The pieces off to the right were actully coming off the back and when i trimmed then to fit in the tank they looked good off to the side. I am planing of covering the splits with moss. I also was able to take about and inch and a half off the bottom so now it sits flater and looks a little more real.… Continue
Added by Pasterfield on November 14, 2014 at 3:30pm —
Sunken Tree Tank (26T)
I am starting my first planted tank. I wanted to do something big for the first time and i have been reviewing and watching a ton of videos. I was out hiking nad found this fallen tree. It looked alot smaller outside, but i am making it work in the tank. I am going to paint the back and trim a little off othe bottom so it will sit flate in the tank. … Continue
Added by Pasterfield on November 13, 2014 at 9:00am —
Hey I was planning of getting two angel fish for my 270litre tank but I am uncertain if they can go with red forest jewels and some of my catfish,
-2 forest jewels
-2 salmon/blue tail catfish
-1 clown loach
-Cory cats and bristlenosr catfish
Added by Gav on October 2, 2014 at 1:02am —
Have two salmon tails and other fish in a 70gallon and they where happy the first couple of days I got them but have since just stayed in the same spot only moving to get more comfortable or when being fed HOW CAN I FIX THIS???? please help!!!!
Added by Gav on September 28, 2014 at 7:55am —
So it was my day off today. My grandma just celebrated her 67 birthday I gave her my betta as a gift and I helped set up her lil three gal as aswell she loves tanks as much as I do. I get back home and started on my tank since today is the only day I get to clean my tank and do a water change. I figured how about a 50% change trim the plant all will be good. As I'm preping the hose my wife is running around the house trying to get ready for work and asks if I could get her a lunch ready so I… Continue
Added by MjayN619 on September 16, 2014 at 10:56am —
Hey, the last 2 rocks I tried in my tank, raised the PH even though they weren't supposed to, supposedly!! I like to keep my tanks at 6.8 or so…
I'm in Northern California near San Francisco, live in Marin County. Anyone know of any rocks that won't raise the PH in my tank that I can buy locally at a rock place or even find? There's an ADA Store in San Francisco but those rocks are freaking Expensive Big time.,.. I'd love to be able to go to the local rock place that sells… Continue
Added by Michael Kollin on September 14, 2014 at 9:30am —
My fish have white stingy stuff on them and one of my fish has fin rot I think
Added by Cody Maricle on September 9, 2014 at 9:59pm —