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    Want To Trade Want to trade for plants - Utah County

    Good point, I'll edit the original post as well, but I think anubias suit my use case really well. I'd also like to get some riccia, marimo moss balls, and am open to other very low-maintenance plants that would do well in a super low tech setup.
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    Want To Trade Want to trade for plants - Utah County

    I'm setting up a 10-gal betta tank, and want a few low-maintenance plants. Any species of anubias is fine, and even just a small rhizome would be enough. I'd also like to get some riccia, marimo moss balls, and am open to other very low-maintenance plants that would do well in a super low tech...
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    Free Exiting The Hobby For Now, Fish & Plants Free To Good Home - Utah County, Ut

    If I can fit them into a small flat rate box I can get them to you for just the price of shipping, probably in the neighborhood of $6.
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    Free Exiting The Hobby For Now, Fish & Plants Free To Good Home - Utah County, Ut

    My wife and I had our first kid this year and my 55 gallon live planted tropical freshwater aquarium is proving more maintenance than I have time for. I want to give away the fish and plants to a good home and then clean up and sell my equipment. All fish are healthy and have been kept for...
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    Trying To Decide: Chili Rasboras Or Cpds?

    I have a 10 gallon Walstad that I set up way back forever ago but haven't ever stocked. It has a single large piece of driftwood, a scraggly carpet of dwarf hairgrass (can't seem to get it to fill in well using low tech), and some S. repens in the background. My wife is bugging me to actually...
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    If You Could Automate Three Things In Your Fishkeeping...

    Automatic fish netting... now there's an interesting idea
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    If You Could Automate Three Things In Your Fishkeeping...

    What would they be? Pick your top three above.
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    Will Frogbit Clear Up My Green Water Algae?

    Yes, I am familiar with the nitrogen cycle. This is my second tank, my other is a well established planted 55g. I wanted to try a Walstad From reading up on the DSM, apparently bacteria naturally found in the soil will effectively ensure that the tank is cycled when you add water. Haven't...
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    Will Frogbit Clear Up My Green Water Algae?

    I should test for ammonia. No livestock in yet so I can't imagine where ammonia would be coming from. I haven't really gotten the stage where I'm worrying about the cycle yet, will make sure it's stable before I add fish or shrimp of course.
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    My First Walstad Tank (10g)

    Alrighty, here's the tank with the background up. This is right after another 100% water change, so the water is still kinda bubbly. Green water algae keeps returning; I'm hoping to be able to fix that before I add livestock, but we'll see. Frogbit should be here on Saturday and hopefully that...
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    Will Frogbit Clear Up My Green Water Algae?

    I'm in the early stages of setting up a Walstad tank. I flooded a couple of weeks ago after letting the plants go a while on a dry start. The Dwarf Hairgrass carpet is filling in nicely and my S. Repens at the back is also doing well. Unfortunately I left town for a week shortly after flooding...
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    My First Walstad Tank (10g)

    Sounds like an unorthodox method of algae control
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    Help Me Choose What Goes In My Walstad-ish Tank!

    We have well water where I live. I thought it would be a problem when I first got into the hobby, but it hasn't really caused any issues for me yet. It's a Walstad tank so I have 1 inch of Miracle Gro Potting Soil on the bottom, and 1 inch of BDBS on top. Thanks all for the feedback. Those neon...
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    My First Walstad Tank (10g)

    Yeah I think CO2 is generally the limiting factor with plant growth in a Walstad tank, so the huge excess of light, lack of nitrogen since the tank has no livestock yet, and very little water movement to promote gas exchange at the surface was kind of a perfect storm for an algae explosion. I do...
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    Help Me Choose What Goes In My Walstad-ish Tank!

    Thanks for the feedback. I agree, if I have red shrimp, then chilI rasboras or ember tetras would be kind of redundant in terms of color scheme. My water comes out of the tap very hard and at a pH of about 8.1. Nothing I do seems to be able to significantly impact that pH since the hard water...
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    My First Walstad Tank (10g)

    Currently no. The tank gets a significant amount of window light during the day, so I only use my artificial lighting from 5pm to 10pm (mostly so I can see the tank while I'm in my office during evening/night hours). I use a siesta on my 55 gallon tank which is elsewhere in the house and it...
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    Help Me Choose What Goes In My Walstad-ish Tank!

    Hey everyone-- After a long dry start, I'm finally ready to start stocking my Walstad-ish tank. I say "ish" because I am using a small internal filter to create water movement, and because I will probably stock a higher bioload than plants alone can handle. The tank is a standard 10 gallon...
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    My First Walstad Tank (10g)

    Another update: Although progress with my DHG has been steady, it has also been REALLY slow. We were coming up on the 3 months mark and it was looking like I was on track to have a full carpet by sometime in 2018. So I did some more reading and a number of people told me that their DHG grew...
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    Adding A Pair Of Pearl Gouramis?

    I've always lumped Neons and Cardinals together in my head as "exactly the same thing, just one costs more and has a bit more red." Didn't realize they had different temperature ranges. Good to know, thanks for the info. I'm still concerned about having 30 mid-dwelling schooling fish in a single...
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    Adding A Pair Of Pearl Gouramis?

    It will be a shame to not have any blue in the aquarium, but my wife would kill me if I re-homed the Gold tetras instead of the Neons; they're her favorite. Looking to rehome the neons before topping off the other schools then. Thanks!
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