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  1. PurpleRose

    Help Already Established 20g Tank For 2 Years With Filters New 29g Tank?

    thank you for all the suggestions I will be setting up my new 29 gallon tank this weekend, I bought another aquaclear and had some older filter media I had kept wet as I was cleaning it, renewing the filter media so had an idea that I can put into that so it should help the 20g catch up to the...
  2. PurpleRose

    Question Lighting For My Planted Tank Suggestions

    yes still having an isssue with my plant barely growing, stem plants shoots turning black. and since I dose with ferts liquid co2 I don't know what else is going wrong in my tank, Im getting closer to setting up my 29 gallon tank and going to give potting soil and a gravel cap a go and see if...
  3. PurpleRose

    Help Already Established 20g Tank For 2 Years With Filters New 29g Tank?

    I might do just that, use the potting soil and the extra gravel from the eco complete/florish type to cap the tank and see how that does, any brand recommendations or would any type of potting soil do okay? now that I'm starting to get an idea with the substrate and all will go ahead and see how...
  4. PurpleRose

    Help Already Established 20g Tank For 2 Years With Filters New 29g Tank?

    ahh alright...I sorta figured that might've been the case, I was going to take some of my guppies and a few mystery snails in the 29g until all the tests started showing normal cycled levels, and add some type of gravel that would be best for my plants since Im starting a whole new tank off I...
  5. PurpleRose

    Help Already Established 20g Tank For 2 Years With Filters New 29g Tank?

    hello, I was reading somewhere you can basically instantly cycle a tank if you already have a very well established tank with good bacteria in filters, so I'm going to be starting another tank up. a 29 gallon, my 20 gallon has been set up well over 2 years now, I have 2 established filters in...
  6. PurpleRose

    Question Lighting For My Planted Tank Suggestions

    yes then apparently my tank is low tech as I'm using liquid co2 and mostly fetz and some mixed planted gravel.
  7. PurpleRose

    Question Lighting For My Planted Tank Suggestions

    I'm not exactly sure if my tank is considered low tech, but I am checking the beamsworks and they are fairly good priced for the one I need on my tank, Lumen: 2800 LEDs: 40x 0.50W Config: 24x 10000K, 8x Actinic 460nm, 4x Red 620nm, 4x Green 520nm Timer Ready, 2 Mode Day / Night Suitable for...
  8. PurpleRose

    Question Lighting For My Planted Tank Suggestions

    hello, I have a 20 and 29 gallon planted fish tank and I need to find out if what I currently own has enough light for my red ludwigs, jungle vals, hornworts Anacharis Red rubin amazon swords a mix od swords moneywort water sprites Willow Hygrophilia, Scarlet Temple, since majority of these have...
  9. PurpleRose

    29 Gallon Tank Planted Tank Help?

    thank you good to know the mistakes I was making so I can changed those bad habits fast! do you think my light is enough for any of the ones you listed? I found some online fairly good priced so I'm going to order some =) my light is 19wts Lumen: 3510 I'm thinking of getting a bunch of money...
  10. PurpleRose

    29 Gallon Tank Planted Tank Help?

    I've started using as of this week Flourish Excel, Thrive flourish trace and micro nutrients, well some of the plants are doing excellent and some are just getting worse at the roots and not sure what else to do I know all together the fertz should be alright, the plants are all rooted excpt...
  11. PurpleRose

    29 Gallon Tank Planted Tank Help?

    so just dirt like then? is it safe with fish and snails? I'm going to be starting my 3rd tank up in the next few months and trying to consider a good substrate to use when I start it up. only thing I notice with the pennyworts they melt and turn light yellow leafs fall off. the others I have...
  12. PurpleRose

    29 Gallon Tank Planted Tank Help?

    hi all. I took a short break from my fish tank due to having major surgery but I'm back to try to sort my tank out. so here's what's up with my findings, very hard water, I've tried many things to change it and filter pads, frequent water changes can't seem to fix it, I have a feeling the ph is...
  13. PurpleRose

    Florite Help?

    yes we just learnt the hard way how dirty it is, its really cool coloring but all my deco and plants covered in dust, if used sand would that e harder to clean gravel? well considering I already have a bucket full of gravel and being low on cash and wanting my plants 2b happy I may just try out...
  14. PurpleRose

    Florite Help?

    I had my grandson help with tank, we took out tons of gravel, we washed the fluorite over 10 times still could not get it to wash clear put it in tank but now whenever disrupted the red color goes everywhere, we've done 2 water changes and no luck cant replant without tank getting messed up...
  15. PurpleRose

    Plant Gravel Suggestions

    thank you so much , that would be doable its just taking all the fish out and everything involved I can't do, I was considering eco complete or Flourite, but both have mixed views so was just deciding which to add. I would only add it on the side I plan to keep my rooted plants, thanks, Best...
  16. PurpleRose

    Plant Gravel Suggestions

    aw, dang so what if I was to leave the gravel and put the soil on top of it? I did try a few brands of plant root tabs haven't had much luck with that is why I'm asking. thanks,
  17. PurpleRose

    Plant Gravel Suggestions

    I have an old aquarium I am running with fish and cory cats, so the tank has been running well over a few years, my question is about using soil, so I've been doing much research on soils and how to do/use it I'd love to start growing better looking plants then the type I have, only java ferns...
  18. PurpleRose

    I'm Worried About My Molly Please Help

    Ty I did this method two weeks ago seems to be doing good and spoke to API company about the products I recently used and they sent me a free care box with some very useful. Items. Thanks again.
  19. PurpleRose

    I'm Worried About My Molly Please Help

    thanks, I really appreciate that you all are able to explain things I'm'm still trying to learn,I plan to try on Tuesday using the tts and putting a new filter on, it's the simple basic type that has 3 replacements, foam charcoals, and those white pebbles.. not sure how I should go about setting...
  20. PurpleRose

    I'm Worried About My Molly Please Help

    X I'm guessing with prime and tetra safe start I wouldn't be needing to use the API water conditioner? Thank you.. I am an animal lover and seeing any pet pass away will make me sad my kids following in my path of loving all of God's creations




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