plants

  1. Smithyithy

    3 Weeks - Great Growth, Now Maintenance?

    Hi all, My nano tank is 3 weeks old now, and overall I'm very happy with the plant growth, comparison of Day 1 vs. today (Day 20?): I'm genuinely surprised by the growth rate, so, my question is... I took some close-ups of the plants: Monte Carlo: Staurogyne Repens and Reineckii...
  2. F

    Calling all plant experts for my new hardscape

    Hello, Here's my new hardscape. I'm looking for plant suggestions. I'm pretty set on using rotala rotundofolia, Rotala H'ra in the background. With some Proserpinaca palustris in the middle to break the color with another tint. I might be missing some green though? Otherwise, I'm stuck with...
  3. Box of Demons

    Is this too many plants for a co2 Fluval Roam 240 tank?

    First time co2 user and a new tank set up, any comments or feedback on my plant suggestions? is this too many for a 240 tank? how many should i buy of each? I do not have a great knowledge when it comes to plants so any advice would be very appreciated. Delicate Ammannia straight vallis giant...
  4. bettaguy

    Anyone got instagram for your plant photos?

    I have an instagram i often post my plants to but its mainly for my fish and aquariums https://www.instagram.com/bettaguy/ I'm really into wabikusas and plants in general right now so I'm always looking for accounts to follow for inspiration
  5. Ryouku2015

    Ro water and chemistry shrimp tank

    Hi im moving my shrimp to a 125l from a 27l and have been using an ro filter which was 25gpd I've now upgraded to 200gpd and wanted to check as I'm still new to using RO water it's reduces to 4 tds from 450 which I presume is fine as it's about 99% and waste is at 1:1.25 when I measured. Just...
  6. C

    Complete makeover!!!

    Hey everybody So I’ve a Juwel Lido 200 that I think is ready for an makeover. I’m looking to go heavily planted but have no co2 etc as of yet (just the lights/heater/filter). Happy to go co2 to ensure a better balanced tank. We can talk everything from substrate to hardscape to plants. All...
  7. Ryouku2015

    Ideal Water Parameters

    Hi I have a 240l tank that I have now converted to a high tech planted tank. Ive decided to use RO water and remineralise as my tap water is terrible (about 60-80ppm nitrate and very hard water) and have been deciding on what parameters to aim for and so far ive settled on a pH of 7, GH of 6...
  8. Aqua Hero

    Confused about dry start method

    I'm preparing to do a dry start method with both carpeting plants and mosses (since they will all come in their emersed form). I literally spent the whole of yesterday reading articles, forum posts and videos on this method and there is a lot of conflicting information which is confusing me...
  9. DutchMuch

    Emersed Culture, [The Beginner Basics].

    So I decided to do a how-to on Emersed Culture(s) for newbies to the whole "Emersed World!" of aquatic plants. Background: I have been planting and "Harvesting" Emersed aquarium (or aquatic) plants, for around 3 years now. In that time I have learned a lot in such little time, that is due to...
  10. wilamzq

    Critique my hardscape My first attempt :)

    Hi! Today just finished my hardscape for the Iwagumi and now I am into the research for the plans.. Can you give me any corrections/suggestions for the hardscape? - Tank 80x35x40 112 litres - Lavarocks - Substrate: Tropica Aqua Soil For the plants I am think of HC carpet with some eleocharis...
  11. Hanuman

    Suitable for a betta?

    I have this nano tank 36*36 which had a betta splenden. Unfortunately he passed away a few days ago. I could replace the fish but the thing is that I am not convinced that the tank is fully adapted for a betta. Check the video and let me know what changes you would do to make the tank more betta...
  12. RoXSaida

    Suggestion of plants with this light ?

    Hello ! First of all Happy new year to everyone ! I'm launching a new tank of 40L and I want to create my first real aquascape, but my budget is not enought to buy a good light, and I saw on the internet a lot of beautiful aquarium using led bulb light. I bought one (Full spectrum, 6500K, 500L...
  13. I

    Help with ludwigia and another reddish plant

    Hi all, this is my first post on the forum, I'm looking for help with my planted tank, I live in Cuba and I don't know the name of most of the plants, but all seem to be doing ok, the thing is I recently bought a little ludwigia plant and want to know what parameters do I need for it to grow...
  14. Daalamist

    Planting after filling tank?

    I know that generally you plant your plants into the substrate then fill the tank, but because I’m on a super tight budget and this is my first attempt, I was wondering if it’s possible to buy a small amount of the plants I want, plant them, fill the tank, and then buy more plants as I go along...
  15. DutchMuch

    TryHard Dutch Aquascape (Ukaps Edition!)

    Hey there guys welcome to my journal, I figured i'd make one on here since I have one on just about every other forum. I am currently in the progress of creating a Dutch Aquascape, this of course is a work in progress as I am currently working on dialing down fertilization methods that are on...
  16. DutchMuch

    Hey there- From Georgia (U.S)

    Howdy UKAPS Members, Some may know me from other forums, particularly APC since I'm a talkative member on there. I have been stalking UKAPS for some years now but never joined because I figured everyone was in the UK but recently I saw Nicpapa and Nigel over here as well as some other members...
  17. Sentral

    Low Tech / Low Flow Plants for Betta

    Hi all, Hoping someone can give me some advice on what plants will tolerate/thrive in a low tech and low flow tank that currently houses a betta? It would be great if anyone has had experiences with this kind of setup :) Cheers
  18. MrHammonds

    Questions regarding soft water areas and 'Walstad Method'.

    Morning all, my first post on this forum as I'm struggling to get a clear answer whilst doing my 'google' research! I've been running a couple of planted, 'low/ medium' tanks so far, a 46l and a 125l tropical. They have both seen good planting results with a seachem fluorite base on one and a...
  19. J

    Any help. Planted tank.

    hello all, I have the following bulbs on my tank. 2x40w fluval aqua-glo t8 1x54w colour hi-light t5 1x54w nature hi-light t5 The lights are on from 10-7pm Also feeding TNC complete 20ml a week and halfway through the week TNC light also at 10ml on third day and dosing co2 for 8 hours at one...
  20. Hyoscine

    Could I get some plant suggestions for this hex tank?

    Hi all, So, this is the tank in question; an Aquael Hex 60 litre thing. Initially it's just going to be a new home for my shrimp and snails, but once things have been up and running for a few months, the plan is to keep ten or so otos in there too. I've never had tank larger than 30 litres...
  21. Jordimex

    Need help with Angel Fish and Flow as well as plants

    Hello my name is Jorge, actually i am a week old in this hobby and fish keeping all together For my tank im not looking to emmulate any particular style im just going freestyle hope it works I have a 65 gal tank, with a aquatop CF400-UV i have no idea what the flow rate is (all i know is that...
  22. algae_connoisseur

    Advise needed on Bubble counter water

    Hi, iv kept tanks a long time, through the years learnt a lot through trial and error. I don't consider myself a guru I'm still learning as we all are. Recently I encountered a problem with melt. Literally every plant was affected and I had not changed my routine for years I was puzzled... I...
  23. E

    Help! plant deficiency or toxicity ? ( new pics)

    hello everyone, as the title suggests I'm not sure whats wrong with my mont carlo, its been carpeting well however i have noticed some deficiency or something wrong. some leaves don't appear healthy. leaves seem to be almost transparent around the outside and lighter in the middle , as the...
  24. tblundell

    Leaving planted tank for a prolonged period?

    Hi everyone, I am looking for some Advice about leaving my planted aquariums for a prolonged period of time. I have two planted tanks, one 240 L high tech with presurised CO2, high ferts etc., and relatively high fish stocking (mainly rainbows). I also have a 90L open top low tech tank with...
  25. Kakarot

    Amazon feature fish? (not angels)

    Hey all! I'll be cycling my tank very shortly so i still have some time to decide...but I need some help from some wiser and more experienced fish keepers. I'd like to set up an Amazon themed aquarium, I have a 92 long x 50 high x 36 deep cm aquarium and i'd like a fish to contrast a shoal of...
  26. C

    How much Eleocharis sp. 'Mini to buy?

    Does anybody have any idea how many pots of Tropica 1-2 Grow Eleocharis sp. 'mini I'd need to buy to ground cover my whole tank? Tank is 60cm x 45cm
  27. Kezzab

    Why is my Willow Moss not growing?

    My moss is not growing well, despite what appeared to be a great start. Growth seems to have stopped, with tips turning brown. Tank is 15l flexi mini - so high light (very high, as the moss is about 1 inch below surface), 5 hour light period. Co2 is fine, 10 hrs a day. Dosing EI. Water is very...
  28. Manu

    Plants from Borneo

    Hi everybody, I'm setting up a Borneo biotope and I'm making the plant list for it. Beside cryptocoryne, ferns, mosses and bucephalandra, is there any other plants that originate from Borneo? I've looked on Google but I could not find a list of aquatic or semi aquatic plants. Thanks for your help!
  29. aaron.c

    Struggling a bit - can't work out why

    Howdy All I have a Rio 125 High Tech and I am really struggling. I think I have got everything right, but the plants tell me otherwise. I am after some ideas of where I might be going wrong and what I should try next. Please forgive the long post, but want to make sure I get everything in...
  30. Gordon Hawkes

    What plants to go with?

    Evening everyone, going to be putting together a scape in a 35L nano tank for shrimps nearer to Christmas, I have everything I need from the tank itself, to the lily pipes for the external filter. Except of course the plants. I'm going to go with something simple, I have two large lumps of lava...
  31. Steven c

    Java fern

    Hi guys, is there a common reason for Java fern leaves turning black n crusty? I'm guessing there could be a 101 reasons? Enjoy your weekend
  32. Ryan Young

    Just a quick question about Ludwigia...

    Hi, for the aquascape I want to make I have a lot of green plants in mind. I like Ludwigia and have used them before but does anyone know what the best Ludwigia is that bushes out a bit and is quite tall? Thanks
  33. Joel Smith

    What level should I aim for with my nitrates? And two other ?'s...

    Hi guys, I currently have a 90 gallon tank. Water is 77 degrees Fahrenheit. My CO2 runs from 9AM-7PM at about 4-5BPS, my LED runs 10AM-3PM(15min fade out), and my 2x54T5HO run 2:40PM-8PM. I dose all flourish products: excel (every other day), potassium and iron (once a week), and flourish...
  34. Joel Smith

    Some Plants Dying

    So I just went through the process of rescaping my 90Gal tank--from the ground up. I added 2x54 T5HO lights next to my Hagen LED, an additional API XP3 Large, and I added Fluorite sand and gravel substrate. I replaced some of my old plants and change my layout quite a bit, but a few of my...
  35. Kyle Lambert

    The shrimp bowl, suggestions needed.

    Hey everyone. I've decided that as I cannot currently set up a new full system, due to current circumstances, to take on a different project just to satisfy my need to get planting. I'm attempting a shrimp bowl. It's unfiltered (daily water changes are obviously a must) but there will be a...
  36. russell

    From south Essex.. greetings

    Hello, have been keeping fish for 2.5 years now in a 130 litre tank I was given. Put in live plants after 6 months with limited budget and success. Due to small home and growing kids my infra structure just wont support a tank of that size any more so I'm moving the Aquarium on and...
  37. Matty Preston

    Newbie Plant Help

    Hi, I'm a newbie in aquariums and I'm seeking some advice on planted tanks! My plants never do too well, I dose tropica plant growth specialized and keep good water conditions. My specs: Tank: Juwel Trigon 190 Lighting: 2x T8 I run lights for 8 hours per day As you can see from the...
  38. waters

    Name That Plant - Thailand II

    Hi All - this is part II of this post. Not sure if anyone in the forums has ever been to Bangkok, Thailand - but there is an impressive market here called Chatuchak (also called the weekend market). In one area there is a dedicated aquatic plant section (along with several fish shops). While my...
  39. waters

    Name That Plant - Thailand I

    Hi All - this is part I of this post. I've posted 25 pictures in each since there is a limit of 40 per post. Not sure if anyone in the forums has ever been to Bangkok, Thailand - but there is an impressive market here called Chatuchak (also called the weekend market). In one area there is a...
  40. wolfewill

    Hard water plants

    I live in a city that has extremely soft tap water (total hardness is usually about 6 dH), but a friend in the country wants to set up a fully planted tank with tap water that has a total hardness of over 40 and a TDS of 440 ppm. I get the impression that the water in the UK is generally hard...
  41. jamie_99

    Temperature range of plants

    Hi Will be setting up a new open top tank in the next few weeks, plan is to be a planted coldwater high-tech tank. Reason for coldwater and not tropical is rate of evaporation is too high (tank in bedroom), tried it before and condensation formed on walls etc..not pretty. Was wondering if...
  42. CalebWM

    How to store plants

    Hi guys, I just got some plants from AquaEssentials and they look great and I'm really excited to begin planting , but I have to wait a couple days to plant them, any ideas on how to store the plants a few days before I begin planting? Thanks
  43. Kogre

    Aquatic Jungle

    Hi all. A few years ago George Farmer posted a guide on setting up an underwater jungle aquarium (which can be seen here). His setup was a high tech setup that I absolutely loved. I liked the layout, the textures and the colours, and I plan on replicating his effort to a bigger scale in a...
  44. LukeDaly

    Aquascaping assistance

    Hey guys I am looking for some comments on my current hard scape (no plants ordered yet). Be as truthful as you can :) if you think it looks rough be sure to let me know, and let me know what you would change personally! I personally dont think it looks quite right yet but cant seem to put...
  45. Victor

    My plants are dying! What to do?

    Hi, guys! My plants are facing some problems and I don't know what is wrong. So, let's go: Tank Setup: 200 cm (lenght) x 40 (width) x 45 (height) 360 L is the total capacity but there are about 300 L water, I think. The tank was lit by 12 PL bulbs (220 w total) by 8 hours a day. But I've...
  46. Suzanah

    New to the planted tank...

    This is my first time trying so here goes. I'm new to the planted tank and I've tried to add easy low care, lower light plants. There's rotala rotundifolia, java fern, some link of anubias and marimo moss balls along with a fairly large piece of driftwood. I haven't added fish yet. It was set...
  47. Suzanah

    New to the planted tank...

    This is my first time trying so here goes. I'm new to the planted tank and I've tried to add easy low care, lower light plants. There's rotala rotundifolia, java fern, some link of anubias and marimo moss balls along with a fairly large piece of driftwood. I haven't added fish yet. It was set...
  48. Kyle Lambert

    carpet options with corys

    So ive tried HC and my corys think its a lovely soft cushion for them to sit on and destroy so i need some help with my carpet regarding something hardy, attractive and easy to grow. The corys do have a nice big open section at the front of the tank with plenty of places to hide and plenty of...
  49. Aqua Essentials

    It's a boy!!

    To celebrate the birth of my first baby boy named Archie, I'm running a 10% sale on a few plants! Enjoy Potted Plants | Buy Potted Plants Online
  50. Kyle Lambert

    switching DHG to cuba

    So my DHG has been in the tank for about 6 weeks now and there are the odd shoots coming up here and there in the substrate, however, i really like the idea of switching to HC. As there are only clumps of DHG with the occasional single blade popping up would it be too difficult to rip out...
  51. Kyle Lambert

    Trimmings and cut offs.

    So i couldnt find anything on the forums already and ive only been here five minutes, but i was wondering if people would be happy sending any excess plants they have to people. My tank is only 6 weeks old so im in no position as yet but i know i will have some Cabomba i would be happy to send...
  52. Samjpikey

    The Grassy knol

    Hey . This is going to be my first proper attempt at an 'aqua scape '. My previous set ups mainly consisted of low light plants which looked like a mess so want something with a little bit more work. I am planning to plant a DSM 2 weeks today but there's a few things I need to query etc. The...
  53. thewizardhunter

    Jewel Rio 240, Amazon, the Evolution.

    These are a few pictures showing the stages of my tank. After moving house I decided to treat fish and myself to a larger tank. Jewel Rio 240. I also thought I'd be artistic and call the aqua-scape "Amazon, the Evolution" The Photos show a week after setup to present i.e. a year and a half down...
  54. Matt Warner

    Redmoor Rio Low Tech

    Hi all, I thought I would start my first journal on here as I have never got round to doing one before. The tank is a juwel rio 125 which I've had set up as a high tech co2 tank for the last few years. I have recently moved house, so I decided to completely rescape and go low tech as I will have...
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