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  1. 4 hours ago, glorydays said:

    What advice would you give to beginners? I think i want to start a plant tank. No animals yet. I want to try my hand at tank gardening.

    first thing is first, it is very important to understand the nitrogen cycle that takes place in aquarium.

    this is essential before any success can be had in the hobby, you need to at least have a vague grasp on this.

     

    The short version is that you cannot put any fish into your tank for 3-4 weeks after you fill it. The cycle must take place.

    For the long version, google it. Here is the first link that came up - https://www.thesprucepets.com/nitrogen-cycle-understanding-1380724

     

    Whats great about plants is they help with this, sort of, and you dont have to wait for the cycle.

     

    For a beginner planted tank i would recommend the following:

     

    10 gallon aquarium

    aquaclear 30 HOB filter ("hang on back") or similar filter... aquaclears are really great and a lot of people love them.

    50 watt aquarium heater. I usually use Eheim brand, but for beginner you can really just grab any one off the shelf at petsmart.

    (I do recommend to get an adjustable one though. The preset ones are not as reliable in my experience.)

    Finnex Stingray LED light.

     

    I love the finnex stingray. There are plenty of other comparable lights you can use, but this one is affordable and great for beginner.

     

    And finally, you need substrate. Again there are a lot of brands and choices.

    Eco-Complete, Fluval Stratum, ADA Aquasoil, Landen, Tropica

    You want one that is intended for a planted tank. Most people choose a black one because it makes the colors pop better.

     

    Also, this is just me, but i always plastidip spray the backs of my tanks so the background is black.

     

    This is basically all you need to start what is considered a "low tech" planted tank setup.

     

    For your plants, you want to be looking for "easy" plants with low light requirements.

    I recommend Anubias, Java Fern, Rotala, Valisneria, Wisteria.

     

    Anubias and Java Fern feed from the rhizome so do not fully bury the plant.

     

    These are all low maintenance plants. I do very little to them and they thrive in my tanks. i run all my tanks low tech.

    I used to do high tech but pressurized CO2 and fertilization and algae management is all a big pain in the ass.

     

    Rambling explanation, let me know if any questions.

     

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  2. On 5/11/2020 at 7:27 PM, where said:

    I like your style. 10 gallons is too small for Paulie tho and no tanganyika cichlids even shell dwellers should be kept solitary. 

     

    Im hoping to set up a marine biotope soon. 

    Yep, I am aware. Calvus grow very slowly, so he was placed there temporarily until i upgraded him.

    That tank is now holding some of the leleupi fry while i sell them off. Anybody in detroit want some cichlid fry hit me up

    I have recently relocated him to a 50 gallon cave tank that i created piece by piece out of lava rocks.

    Spent half of quarantine sticking rocks together..!!

     

    Above - yep thats a cherry or something similar. Love those little shrimps. My 120 gallon started with about a dozen and now they are in the hundreds.

    Talk about inbreds.... lol... its crazy how interesting those guys are to watch.

  3. idk. i used to be one of the ones who organized all this but i cant even remember now.

    I figure we should just all post it whenever we're done, just for fun, i dont think anyone was planning on actually voting on them and all that?

     

    mine is like one of the worst things i have ever drawn lol, mad rusty over here

  4. Sure from left to right:

     

    120 gallon planted community aquarium- lots of plants, shrimp, small fish like neon tetras and corydoras hasbrosus

     

    Top mid 20 gallon apistogramma cactuoides breeder tank. They have bred 3 times but still no success with the fry living

    Bottom mid is a 14 gallon, right now there is just a betta in there but eventually i'm gonna make a separate rack for bettas

     

    large middle is a 75 gallon peacock cichlid tank, they have bred twice now so i have some juveniles and some fry. There only one female in there so i kinda feel bad for her...

     

    Upper rack has two gallons and a 5 gallon

    The 10 on the left is breeding pair of kribensis cichlid but so far they have only had one baby.

    5 gallon in the middle is where the baby lives lol

    10 on the right (not pictured) is where Paulie lives, he is an altolamprologus calvus (gold) which is a tanganyikan cichlid.

     

    The bottom right is a 35 long, it contains a breeding colony of neolamprologus leleupi, which is also a tanganyikan species.

     

     

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  5. have you all heard the terrible new offering from morbid angel

     

    not so excited about them being hyped for next years mdf now

     

     

    edit- @system

    sorry to disappoint but i did not watch those bands,

    i was either on the way to the show while they played or was watching another band.

  6. Got black Ops today.

    first fps ive played in years.

    pm a nigga if u wannt play

     

    wasted your money on a broken game

    and gave a shitty company more money to make another broken game :cool:

  7. so, seen NILE last night with Psycroptic.

     

     

    good show.

     

    saw that show as well, it was a good time.

     

    that band Pathology that opened got in some kind of bad van accident apparently...

     

     

     

     

    anyone going to MDF ?????

     

    edit- i just noticed my post count after not posting for like a year, haa.

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