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  1. Nathanh2150

    Best place to buy C02

    Hi everyone. Im new to looking into c02 fire extinguishers and would like some help in what to buy also what regulators I would need to attach to the fire extinguisher I have been looking at this attachment photo is attached. Any help would be much appreciated
  2. MattT34

    My first Aquascape

    Hi All I'm Matt and I'm new here and relatively new to Aquascaping so be kind 🤣 This is my first major Aquascape, I had a small planted tank years ago but you couldn't really call it Aquascaping. Tank specs, Fluval Roma 240 (walnut cabinet) Fluval 307 filter + biomaster thermo 600 Light...
  3. H

    Advice on using old roofing slate

    Hi, I live on a farm and have a large amount of old roofing slate (Ballachulish variety) and saw another member had constructed a great aquascape feature using slate. Are there any "dangers" with respect to minerals leaching into the water or anything I should particularly consider before...
  4. H

    Fascinated to learn of this group and to join it

    Just adding a second tank so as I can finally get a couple of Angelfish without them eating the rest of my community! With a 320l large tank already, have gone for a smaller 140l one from Gumtree and this comes with a CO2 system which is new for me to get used to. Hopefully it will not end in...
  5. G

    50litre Planted Dragon Stone Aquarium

    Hello, I'm still a newbie so I have a lot a questions and appreciate a lot your help. I haven't started because i want to know everything I need to know before, i had a 200litre tank in Portugal where I did water changes with tap water but the water was so diferent. My idea is to do a planted...
  6. J

    Good Morning from Manchester

    Stumbled across this video whilst watching George Farmer's vid on his Aquascaper 1200. I started a year ago with a 67L hugo kamishi simplicity tank. I've recently purchased a 106L that I'll be moving these guys over to once its up and running and this tank will be turned into a shrimp tank...
  7. S

    Advice needed: To plant or not?

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum, based in Melbourne, Australia. I have a Juwel Rio 125 that I'm going to start as a low tech tank soon, but I have a small issue that could delay the start. Long story short, after delays waiting for my tank, receiving the wrong tank and eventually getting the...
  8. Bopowarls

    First Aquascape Advice Please

    Hi everyone. I'm about to start my first aquascape project but I'm struggling to get my head around a few bits so some advice would be appreciated. I've taken on some advice already from previous posts so thanks again for that. Tank: Fluval Edge 2.0 23l Style: Iwagumi Lighting - Standard...
  9. goldscapes

    From Cradle to...

    Here goes my first aquascaping journal. Right now it is little more than a twinkle in my eye - I have ordered a second hand copy of Takashi Amano’s “Nature Aquarium: Complete Works 1985-2009” to whet my appetite and I’ll keep this thread updated with my progress. Loads of ideas and no clue, how...
  10. J_rock

    Hi everyone! newbie here from Leeds.

    hey guys, Newbie here from Leeds. I am planning to set-up my first aquarium and while looking for videos in Youtube, i came across with “Aquascape”. It looks fantastic and it inspired me to set-up my first aquascape. Thanks there is a site like this which i believe would be helpful to a...
  11. Paul Ballantine

    Introduction

    Good Morning All Hope everyone is well. Been keeping fish for a long time and this is my first step into the world of plant keeping or aquascaping. I've been inspired by watching George Farmer on YouTube and looking forward to the journey ahead. Regards Paul
  12. K

    In at the deep end

    Hello Everyone. New member here from Israel. Glad to be on the forum. I've wanted a planted tank for ages now, but finances and other obligations meant it just wasn't feasible. However, I was on my way home yesterday when something caught my eye. I'm always on the look out for useful trash...
  13. Archer

    Came this far

    Hello guys! So I want to share my journey to the hobby about my first planted tank. At the moment, I am waiting for the delivery of my aquarium items. How I came about the things I purchase boils to the issue of space. I live in Hong Kong and as you know, flats and rooms here are practically...
  14. Archer

    Beginner in the hobby

    Hello everyone! I'm a newbie in the aquarium and aquascaping world. I've always been facinated with fish, aquarium and aquascaping. Lucky me, I was able to stumble in the net this very informative and supportive community. I am looking forward in getting feedback and suggestion as I try do my...
  15. Pricey32

    Another Newbie (awkwardly waves)

    So where to begin.... Well my name is Matt, im 25 from Nuneaton. Ive been keeping fish for roughly 5-6 years, if you dont include the goldfish i had as a child. I have a 25 gallon tropical setup, with guppies tetras some plecos & african dwarf frogs. only really started to introduce live plants...
  16. DanM621

    Things just got a lot roomier!

    So, after playing around with my little 55ltr cube over the last 6 months, I've managed to get my hands on a second hand Rio 180. I did the move last week with a fair amount of ease and just thought I'd start a little thread going to document the tanks progression over the next few months as it...
  17. Kezzab

    Things I’ve learnt…

    Below is a list of some useful things I’ve learnt in the past year since getting into planted tanks, plus some general observations (if you take this hobby very seriously and are easily offended, look away now). 1. Plant tweezers – you think you don’t need them, you’ve got fingers, they cost £8...
  18. Justal

    Fusion

    It has begun, my first ever attempt at aquascaping and today was spent building the cabinet, positioning the tank and getting things in place. Tank Specs. Tank: Aquatlantis Fusion 102cm x 40cm x 60xm, 188 litres Cabinet: Aquatlantis Cabinet Light: Aquatlantis H2O LEDs 43w, 6800k, 3824 lumens...
  19. K

    My first aquascape attemp - Journal

    Hi all, Thought I would write a little journey on my first attempt on a 'low tech' aquascape. I tried to post this in journals section, but I couldn't. So, I have a Juwel Rio 180, internal filter with uprated pump, 1000lph and 2 x 45w T5 bulbs. This used is what it looked like yesterday...
  20. K

    Newbie wanting to go to planted

    Hi All New user to the planted forum. Just after some general advice. This my current tank, pretty lame. I want to convert this to a planted tank. Its Juwel Rio 180, standard 2 x 45w T5 bulbs and standard filter. I have done some reading and wanted some opinions. I was looking to get Eco...
  21. Gokul

    Hello from Bangalore, India

    Hi All, Exited to meet you all so here i go with an small intro about myself, "I am a Visual designer and based out in Bangalore, Design as my passion it just comes out to be that colors are my best friends, and the best color i saw through was Planted Aquariums, its just amazing to see...
  22. AnnLupeT

    Hi! from Manila, Philippines

    Hi! I'm Christine. I decided to join because every time I needed an information about certain plants, tutorials or tips about planted tanks, I always ended up here. I'm keeping a 15 gal low tech planted tank, 10 gallon grow out tank, 2.5 gal shrimp tank and 2.5 gal breeding tank :D I've been...
  23. Vivian Andrew

    Newb want to know whether light is sufficient

    Hi All, I'm Andrew from India and newbie in planted aquarium, before had only normal aquarium so i need to clarify some of my doubt, do appreciate your valuable tips and help to make my tank success. Below is my tank spec Tank size - 36 x 18 x 24 inches Substrate and fertilizer - JBL florapol...
  24. Cherry

    New Shrimp tank set up

    Help needed please - wasn't sure where to put this - so here goes !:bored:! I am setting up a shrimp tank (31 litres) - have put in this Fluval Shrimp stratum so - first question- how do you stop plants "floating" out of it - find it really difficult to plant in - if use tweezers just seem to...
  25. Forgettemenot

    Hello from Hereford. Nice to thread you.

    Complete tank-noob here. Never owned a tank in my life. Became interested in planted tanks about a year ago, but over the past two months I've really turned up the interest-to-hobby dial (oh God, so much information to take in) and am now on the cusp of actually buying and starting my own...
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