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    Starting Co2 and continuing liquid Co2 and AntiAlgae?

    Could someone give me advise on my situation please. I have green and brown hair algae in my tank. The plant in the tank is a dwarf grass. I started using (so called) liquid Co2 about one month ago, and I started using AntiAlgae a ween ago (both - Easy Life [Easy Carbon and AlgaeExit])...
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    Light spectrum for plants (Dwarf grass)?

    Hi, I am enjoying the new programmable LED light for my 16 litres nano tank (Fluval Nano Led for plants)! But I am not sure how to set a good light color spectrum. I can control these light spectrum parameters: pink (red?), blue, cold white, pure white, warm write. Should I just have...
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    Active soil PLUS root tabs - good idea?

    Hi, I put an active soil in my bright new nano tank for shrimps (Dennerle "Scaper's soil"). It seems that my dwarf grass grows really really slow. Besides other means (increasing lights, etc.), I thought maybe to use clay balls fertilizer (JBL Kugeln). Should I? Is it worth? Won't it be...
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    How to avoid fish "stealing" shrimp food?

    As I understand it, shrimp can survive much on just eating algae, but still periodically it is useful to feed them. But how to feed dozen cherry shrimp in nano tank with 6 endlers as tankmates? I imagine endlers will "steal" shrimp food instantly, won't they? Or is this not a real problem...
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    Is this a disease or constipation, or something else? Endlers (Photos)

    Hi, I keep seeing this on my tiny endlers. One or two out of school of 6 have this. Can anyone tell if this is some worm, or just a constipation, or anything else? Other than that, ndlers seem healthy, they are active, and eat readily. Water parameters and temperature seem really fine (Cl 2...
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    What is this yellowish jelly-like stuff?

    Guys, does anyone know what is this yellowish jelly-like stuff? It took three days to reappear after a water change. And it seems to me that it grows faster since the last time I cleaned it off. It grows ONLY on silicone parts - hose and suction cups. Are aliens attacking my tank? :D But...
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    Are these plants dead? Eleocharis minima

    Hi everyone, I need your expertise please! I started this new planted nano tank exactly two weeks ago. I used in vitro Eleocharis minima grass. Today I see this (see pictures of Eleocharis minima). Most of grass got really pale. The only hope - I see one or two bright green stems of grass in...
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    Change all filter media to piece of sponge: good decision?

    Hi, can anyone answer a couple of practical questions. I use two internal filters in my two nano tanks: Tetra EasyCrystal 250 and Dennerle Nano Corner. 1. Tetra has for its filter medium a disposable cartridge with floss pads, activated carbon, bio-filter balls - all in one cartridge. It...
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    Consequences of stopping using gas co2 vs. "liquid co2"

    Please, tell me if I understand it right. I was discouraged from trying to use co2 gas system, when I read that if you stop using it, your plants are just gone and never recover. So I settled for a low-tech plant tank. Then I read about "liquid co2", which has a much more gentle impact on the...
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    Why level of ammonia is the same right after changing the water?

    I am trying to cycle my first planted nano tank. It has 6 tiny endlers, 4-8 cm of quality soil, planted with dwarf hairgrass. I repeatedly released into the tank a plentiful of bacteria (Tetra SafeStart). Now it is the third day. Ammonia level gets up to 1 or 1.5 every day. Only today (the...
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    Started a new nano tank. Have questions

    Two days ago I started a new nano tank (16litres / 4.2 gallons). For now it is cycling (with Tetra SafeStart and 6 very tiny endlers). Here it is :D Pardon my enthusiasm :p Plants: Eleocharis "Minima" for carpeting. Some bigger Eleocharis in the back. Eleocharis needs "medium light"...
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    Are baby shrimp a problem? What is the case?

    I want to try to start planted Nano tank for cherry shrimp and a small band of tiny fish (2 or 2,5 cm. ones). I noticed that many say things like: "remember, your shrimps are going to breed like crazy. It is a wonderful thing and interesting to watch"! And they are talking about nano tanks...
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    TSS cycling: I feel lost with the process, where am I?

    I am unsure about what's happening and I'd appreciate some insight. About two weeks ago I started my first and new 30L (8g) aquarium. Filter and airpump running constantly. Artificial plants. Initially I treated water with Tetra AquaSafe, TSS (SafeStart) and Easy Balance. Added some Tetra...
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    Balancing water (and getting bacteria) by additives? Release fish?

    I have my 30L (8g) tank waiting for fish. This is my first tank. This has been a month with crazy amount of googling. Yet nothing can replace experience. So, please, help me to understand. 1. Two days ago I set my first 30L tank with a filter. I used plant soil, covered it with some well...
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    Real Plants or Live Plants?

    I wonder if there are other couple differences, that are not mentioned. For example: 1. Is there a difference in cleaning the fish waste and food from the floor of a tank? I keep reading, that this waste is useful to real plants (= you don't need to vacuum the floor?). And in case of fake...
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    Starting with plants

    Hi, I am complete newbie with an empty 30L (8 gallons) tank so far. :) 1. What does "low-light" plants mean? Will they be ok in a low natural daylight filled room (no direct sunlight)? 2. I feel a bit overwhelmed by the amount of information I try to embrace. Which strategy seem ok for a...
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    Hi, I am newbie :)

    Hi, my name is Ben. I live in Lithuania. I am a complete newbie. :) Something happened a month ago. For some mysterious reason I thought about an aquarium...and that was it. I couldn't stop thinking. A weird obsession LOL. Hopefully it will go away. And my wife hopes for that too haha. My 6...
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