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New Scape Help ASAP + Kribensis Help

I need help on a new scape My Tank is 23 gallons and i need help with what plants to get and where to put em etc , I will be getting a pair of Kribensis This weekend and I need to know if they will kick this yoyo loach out of his coconut. there's a link to the video where u can see my tank and the yoyo loach and his coconut cave you can reply on YouTube or this i don't mind just need help mainly on… Continue

Added by Jay on June 6, 2014 at 5:07pm — 1 Comment

20 gallon planted tank? help!!!!

I have a 20 gallon tank.  with marineland 350 bio wheel filter , and a marineland single led lighting. i currently have sand in the bottom from top fin . Inside the tank i have  6 bleeding heart tetras,6 black skirted tetras, 3 mollies,6 skirted tetras , and to tiger snails at the top of it there is a breech with wood which has 2 red claw crabs. so as you can see i have a pretty active tank. i really didnt want to plant this one  but over time i started thinking about planting it . would it…


Added by john walden on June 1, 2014 at 5:08am — 4 Comments

55 gallon freshwater tank

What fish should I put in my 55. I want a planted community tank. I definitely want 2 angels

Added by Mason on May 25, 2014 at 7:24pm — 3 Comments

my first planted tank ..please comment .. tq

Added by Farizan Foo on May 22, 2014 at 11:17am — 3 Comments

Potassium Silicate

Is it okay to add or use potassium silicate 34% in my planted tank with Flora Max substrate and co2

Added by rocsteadi on April 15, 2014 at 6:14pm — 2 Comments

Best Brands of Dirt

Whats up fishtank people! I am finally setting up my first real dirted tank. I have been using a bowl to experiment on but now I want to go all out with a real tank. I've gathering resources for my next big tank and I want this one to have tons of plant growth. My last tanks had no dirt and I have gotten the "ok" stuff along with this so called "plant substrate". Don't remember the name. I have got nothing but algae everywhere and every…


Added by Robert Hernandez on April 15, 2014 at 5:51pm — 3 Comments

When do I use co2 in planted fish tank ?

I've purchased a co2 d501 generator kit using citric acid and baking soda. When I first added it to my 55 gallon planted fish tank it bothered the fish until I adjusted the bubble flow and turned on the air stones. The fish are doing great now. I've went online reading different reviews about when to use the co2 day or night, can anyone that use's co2 tell me when is the best time co2 should be applied inside the tank.

Added by rocsteadi on April 15, 2014 at 12:14pm — 2 Comments

Where to buy apistogramma cacatuoides?

I've been looking all across the state of Wisconsin for a pair of apistogramma cacatuoides, but with no luck. Does anyone know any local breeders, local stores that carry them, or a good online dealer to get them from.

Added by Cire Loknok on April 12, 2014 at 3:17pm — 3 Comments

What are some good substrate brands?

I just bought a 55 gallon tank and want to start getting my stuff together for it for a planted tank. I already have a 4 gallon tank and used Flora Max in it. I want to try something other from that. Any suggestions?


Added by Rated M on April 2, 2014 at 3:25pm — 8 Comments

what fish are best for planted aquariums?

Im new to planted aquariums and i want to put some fish in it,what breed ?

Added by Derrick Barros on April 2, 2014 at 12:32am — 11 Comments

23 Gallon Aquascape Tips

I want to aquascape my aquarium and make a low tech planted tank (23gallons)any tips ?The tank is already set up and I'm planing on using the driftwood and maybe the coconut cave I won't be changing the substrate,I just dislike how to tanks looks I want to get more plants atm I have amazon sword and another type of plant don't know what it's called . Here's the tank could anyone maybe tell me what… Continue

Added by Jay on March 31, 2014 at 9:06pm — 1 Comment

neon tetras on loaches

so i have this two yoyo loaches and two clown loaches the only thing bigger then my  neon tetras

(i also have 6 albino corydoras and 11 x ray tetras also 6 otocinclus catfish and 3 female mikey mouse molly )

now my question is why is it that every time i add new neons they never make it i never see dead bodies or anything i can never seem to make over 11 tetras in my school

the loaches are no more then 4 in…


Added by ricardo gutierrez on March 30, 2014 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment

Aquarium algae control.

I just wanted to blog this because I know there has always been a lot of discussion about the use of chemicals in a planted tank killing live plants. I did have a brown algae problem and I bought the product API AlgaeFix as it claims to work without killing the plants. I have to say the product is excellent. I only had to treat my aquarium once and within 3 days it cleared up although I started when I began seeing the algae. Never the less I wanted to give them a shot out because if you have…


Added by Bill Parrish on March 30, 2014 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Sexing German Blue Rams

I need to know if I have male n female gbr I tried to get male and female (I picked them myself) I've never had any cichlids period...

Added by Jay on March 28, 2014 at 6:42pm — 3 Comments

Enjoy the fruits of my labor


I used to really enjoy doing different projects with the fish tanks. I was pleased to take in fish from others who needed assistance or to give a fish a home who needed one. But, the last year and a half has been rough, so my thoughts concerning my tanks has changed. I think I'd like to keep a set up without changing it and keep the tanks I have without taking on any projects.  I will let the tanks change naturally of course, but I'm not going to attempt anything…


Added by Faith-Magdalene Austin on March 9, 2014 at 10:38pm — 1 Comment

Time to stop fish aggression

I had a beautiful sail fin black molly in with my fish. That boy is big and beautiful but he's aggressive. I wanted so badly to keep him in there and cater to his likes and dislikes. I had to make a decision though, do I keep him in there because he's that big and beautiful or do I continue to let him bully and watch his victims fail to…


Added by Faith-Magdalene Austin on March 9, 2014 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Stocking Ideas for 55 gallon aquarium

My aquarium has been cycling for about a month and a half and I need stocking ideas please help... I have 2 other tanks a 10 gallon and 20 long but I don't know what to put in my 55 gallon...??

Added by Alex Cifello on March 7, 2014 at 7:29pm — 6 Comments

What should I get for my first fish

I have a 13 gallon planted tank I used dirt and looking to get my first fish what should I get and what should I not get

Added by Jason Hagopian on March 7, 2014 at 10:29am — 6 Comments

stocking advice for 10 gallon

i have a ten gallon tank with 5 serpae tetras and a acei cichlid dont worry the cichlid is not mean to my tetras and it is not his perminent home he is just in there till i get my buddys 75 gallon done but once he is gone what can i put in my tank i want bottom dwelling fish or a pair of rams but what your opinion on what i should get ?????

Added by Luke Kennedy on March 5, 2014 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment

Stocking Advice For A 23 Gallon Freshwater Aquarium

Hey Guys Need Some Stocking Advice For The 23 Gallon Gonna Have Live Plants And Real Driftwood I want to add a pair of rams but I'm not sure 1. Because I don't know what species of ram I want (I have a pair of bolivian rams in a 20 gallon) 2.not really sure if I want rams... And I want to add zebra loach or a red tailed shark.So I need some help I want to get a schooling fish (preferably a tight schooler but doesn't have to be) and maybe some more (if I get the shark I won't be getting the rams… Continue

Added by Jay on March 4, 2014 at 7:12pm — 4 Comments

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