November 2013 Blog Posts (12)

Decisions! Decisions!

So my dilemma is that I have a 55g tank that I am not sure of what I should do with it. Originally my plan was to plant it heavily, get a little aquascape action going. With this idea I could hook up my 10,29, and 55 to a single sump making it easy to maintain all of them. 

Then I start doing a little research on salt water and reef aquariums and I thought maybe I should try. Now I am insistent that if I decide to experiment with salt water I would use my 10g to do so, knowing that it…

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Added by DR Wilson on November 29, 2013 at 6:35am — 6 Comments

Is this what's called "melting"?

Hi everyone,

My fisrt planted tank 2.5g is doing fine, but unfortunately my Anubias is having issues and I truly do not know what could be.

I am thinking that it could be the following:

Melting?

Excess dosage? 5 drops of Flourish Excell & Flourish Iron twice a week.

Too much light? Using a small compact fluorescent buld.…

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Added by OceanLife69 on November 27, 2013 at 12:00am — 9 Comments

Pencilfish

Hey everyone,

I am looking to get some pencilfish for my planted tank. I have a 20 gallon tall. I'm looking for a good place to buy pencilfish off of the internet. Either coral red, golden, or dwarf pencilfish. I can't seem to find any. Also, what does everyone think of these fish? They seem pretty cool but I haven't seen many people with them. 

Luke

Added by Luke Deer on November 20, 2013 at 12:03am — No Comments

First Blog post

Hey everyone,

Ok people I am not an expert at the hobby... yet lol. I have picked up this hobby and am obsessed. Right now I have a 20 gallon tall and a 10 gallon tank. Both of the tanks are planted and filled with fish. I have 14 neon tetra, 4 cory catfish, 2 yoyo loaches, 1 clown loach, and one male betta in my 20 gallon. It is heavily planted and I use dirt with a pool filter sand cap. The ten gallon has 5 guppies of different types, and 1 german blue ram. Both tanks have…

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Added by Luke Deer on November 19, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Plants Everywhere!!!

So after setting up my 29g to hold my vast variety of fish I decided to attempt aquascaping on my 10g. The initial attempt was kind of a fail. Nothing like James Findley's, but I wasn't going to let that discourage me. I just watched other people's video's and started hearing about specific plants being easier and more appealing and fast vs slow growth. Now when I heard about dirt tanks I assumed they were talking about substrate like flourite, little did I know they meant actual dirt! As in…

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Added by DR Wilson on November 19, 2013 at 11:02pm — 6 Comments

How to dose my 2.5g planted tank?

Hi everyone!

I need assistance on when and what amount of dosage I should perform on my 3 week old 2.5g planted tank. So far I think I am definitely doing something wrong since my Anubias is developing some holes along with brown spots on a couple of its leaves. I am dosing for now Flourish Excel and Flourish Iron once a week.

It has been hard to understand the dosage since I know it has to be way less than 1ml. But how much should it be? One drop? Two drops? From both…

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Added by OceanLife69 on November 18, 2013 at 6:33pm — 4 Comments

ALTERNATIVES TO A "DIRTED" TANK

I have been keeping aquariums since I was 10 years old. My first tanks were small chrome framed, leaky tanks run on noisy air pumps and ugly plastic corner filters lighted by incandescent fish cooking lights, that showed off the beautiful red, blue, or lime green painted pea sized gravel, bubbling deep sea diver, flapping fluorescent clam shell, Chinese pagoda, and tiny “No Fishing” sign. After exterminating a few hundred dollars worth of fish in my algae covered ammonia concentration camps,…

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Added by Bob Fletcher on November 16, 2013 at 8:22am — 18 Comments

New Obsession

The name is De'Shawn. I recently got into the fish hobby, about 2 months and so far I have a 10 gallon heavily planted, a 29 gallon with some ferns and a lot of fish, and a 55 that I won't set up until maybe january when I have more money and supplies.

I started with a 10 gallon and was going to just make it a glofish tank in my room for a little color to the room. Next thing I knew I had everything but glofish! haha funny how that works. to list them all and include the hardships I…

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Added by DR Wilson on November 16, 2013 at 2:39am — 9 Comments

180 Gallon Planted Tank

      Im starting this blog for my 180 gallon planted tank to not only have a record of the evolution of the tank but for others as well. When I was first starting my tank there was not really any information from people with bigger tanks, especially on this site so hopefully this will help some of you out and feel free to ask questions. I plan on updating with a picture once a month. 

WEEK…

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Added by alex9j4m on November 10, 2013 at 11:55pm — 8 Comments

new fish gasping for air

my new platies are gasping for air i was wonderinh is this normal for new fish because i have plenty enough oxygen and my nitrates are below 20ppm thank you for any answers

Added by Jhonsel on November 10, 2013 at 11:26pm — 14 Comments

Help red tiger lotus

Just bought a red tiger lotus and looking for some info on how to contain it and keep it from overtaking my tank! I have read that potting the plant is the way to go,any info would be great I love the look of the plant but don't want to destroy my setup!

Added by Joe covella on November 9, 2013 at 11:53pm — 10 Comments

My First Planted Aquarium!!

Hi everyone.

Well, after 6 years of fish keeping (fish only), I have finally made the leap of faith and started my first planted aquarium!! Please let me know what you think. I need your input, advice, concerns, etc. I will take all of your information for the better, and to grow my knowledge for the love of this hobby. I will be posting a quick one minute video on Youtube later on today.

- 2.5g tank

- Small layer of Miracle Grow

- Small layer of Fluorite

-…

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Added by OceanLife69 on November 3, 2013 at 2:00pm — 22 Comments

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