September 2013 Blog Posts (14)

Top Dwellers?

Hey everyone, so as you may know from my previous blog posts, i have a huge algae problem. But, theres also a few things that aren't that balanced in my tank other than the water quality. I've got (other than algae eaters) neon tetras, cardinal tetras and some rummy nose tetras in my tank. And i've noticed that they mainly hang out at the bottom of the tank and it just creates a really bad look as if they are crammed at the bottom, but they actually have a whole lot of space above them. like…


Added by Betta on September 29, 2013 at 9:28am — 7 Comments


Looking into DIY cfl setup for a 29gal planted tank. Plan on lo tech med light setup for the time with plans to upgrade as I get more familiar with the hobby. Would appreciate any info on number of bulbs and configuration that I may have succes with. Even any two cents on the thought of going this route!!

Added by Joe covella on September 26, 2013 at 7:10pm — 18 Comments

Sorry its late guys but here is my one month since dirt conversion!!



Let me know your guys thoughts, comments, or suggestions ! thanks

Added by Tyler Dunn on September 25, 2013 at 7:27pm — 1 Comment


How can I care for a Clown Loach? Ive seached for videos on youtube but there was only 2!

Added by Aaron Lewis on September 25, 2013 at 6:16am — 3 Comments


i added driftwood to my tank and the color got pretty yellow. I am aware that this normal and i knew before i bought it. I also know that the color doesn't harm fish. But I was wondering if anyone knew a way to solve this and get my tank back to crystal clear. THANK YOU!

Added by Allabouttanks on September 24, 2013 at 5:20pm — 2 Comments

Tank temp

Starting up my first planted tank and trying to do as much research as possible! May sound like a dumb question but is there a ideal temp for low to med light plants??

Added by Joe covella on September 24, 2013 at 1:48am — 3 Comments

Algae eaters.

So, because of my huge algae problem (my previous blog post, check it out need help!) i bought 6 otto catfish for my 17.5 gallon (66 liters). they are really helping, but just in one spot, they bottom right hand corner of my glass. what do i do to make them spread out to clean all over. they don't seem to be munching at the algae. just sticking on the glass. not taking care of the huge algae pieces. ANY TIPS?

Added by Betta on September 22, 2013 at 6:30am — 11 Comments

shrimp question

I I have a cauliflower shrimp that I purchased the other day and he was clear now he is red. does anyone know what this means ?

Added by Andrew Koehler on September 20, 2013 at 11:56pm — 2 Comments

Newly dirty...

So today I dirted my first tank... A lil spare 10 gallon... It's soaking as I type already did a 90% fill and drain and refill... I think I did something right as the water is pretty clear...can't wait to plant the frak out of it...

Added by Cullen Kawano on September 13, 2013 at 3:53am — No Comments

What are these tiny white particles in my fish tank and how to i get rid of them 

What are these tiny white particles in my fish tank and how to i get rid of them 


Added by Brandon on September 10, 2013 at 8:23pm — 2 Comments

Nitrate problem

Any ideas on how to keep my nitrate levels lower?  The only thing I have been doing is large water changes, 60 gallons each week in a 90 gallon tank. Any filter accessories out there to help?  The tank has a forest of plants, 12 or so larger fish with  6 neons and a half dozen  baby fish in the last week.  All my chemistry is great except the nitrate levels.  Thanks.

Added by DePreston on September 8, 2013 at 3:43pm — 1 Comment

betta angle or discus breeders please email

hey im interested in any high quality betta angel or discus breeders for a cheap price 

i just got a  huge rack and plan on starting to breed some fish. 

please email at 

Added by huy nguyen on September 4, 2013 at 12:28am — No Comments

aquarium rack filter

So the other day i got a aquarium rack (like the one you see in stores ) and im trying to build a cheap filter im thinking wet dry and i have a few question 

1.can i use lava rock as a filter media ? 

2.when i got the system each tank was separate when connecting the sump so the top rack didnt overflow into the middle racks it just went straight to the sump. Do i have to do it this way?


and i…


Added by huy nguyen on September 1, 2013 at 11:51am — 2 Comments

Huge algae problem

So it's been a couple of months since i've had this enormous amount of green filamentous algae in my tank and it's really gotten to me. It's everywhere :plants, rocks, wood, glass, tubes, snails. i REALLY NEED SOME HELP ON GETTING RID OF IT!

So i've got a 17.5 gallon tank, heavily planted, not too crowded fish wise. I'm using the EHEIM professional 3 filter and dosing daily Co2 (my ADA cO2 advanced system now has a problem so i am barely dosing any now any tips?)  I dose a fertiliser…


Added by Betta on September 1, 2013 at 6:57am — 9 Comments

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