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  1. Anyone kept fancy goldfish in softer water? My pH is acidic but with crushed coral may stabilize around 6.8. will this be ok for fantail goldfish? Or, should I further buffer the water?
  2. My recommendation would also be to add crushed coral, seachem equilibrium, or a wonder shell.... anything to get the ph and water hardness in the level they like it. My tap water is soft and acidic and I know if I were to keep guppies I'd need to adjust the tap water so they could thrive. I can relate....I bought two and they both died.
  3. That made me laugh! Thank you all for sharing these!
  4. I'm thinking about it ...I decided I didn't like having rooted plants so I only have anubias and a moss ball. I have an ornament that's great for putting anubias in so as it grows I have places to put any cuttings.... It might take time! How long did it take you to propogate yours to that amt? Or did you just buy a lot?
  5. I hear you! I keep one of those fold up camping chairs right next to my tank and open it up several times a day. There's no telling how many hours I've spent sitting watching the tank
  6. Something I was thinking about yesterday actually. Nerd+aquariuM=nerm? But wait....is that video of cory really where it started?
  7. @HenryCStunning! I wish I could hire you to set up a tank for me! Lol
  8. Hi, I know this is random. I've seen ppl on here say they like the look of the naturally occurring algae in a tank/on the walls. Im thinking of letting this happen in my tank and just cleaning the front glass for viewing. If youve done this with yours would you post a pic of what it looks like? Do you find it's more of a benefit for your tank or a negative? (Plants or not) Thanks!
  9. I am new to plants in this tank. I included pictures so you can see the layout of my tank and the amount of rooted plants in my tank. my question is, do you gravel vac around the plants or stop gravel vacuuming once you have rooted plants in there so you don't disturb any runners or root growth? I've read that some people vacuum around plants or just the surface of the substrate. Some info: I just added cryptocoryne today in the left corner. And I have aponogeton and an Amazon sword on the right side. I also have some snails too.
  10. Documenting what I would call my first real planted tank. 38 gallon tank with crushed coral in a hob filter. Snails, 3 angelfish, 2 albino corydoras, 7 flame/von rio tetras. Anubias nana, cryptocoryne (lutea?), Water onion, amazon sword, marimo moss ball, and aponogeton. I once put one or two plants in a tank many years ago but didn't keep them in there. So this will be my first time really trying it out. I started with bulbs maybe under a month ago and the water onion and aponogeton have grown that much. I'm trying to see what will work in my tank with minimal effort. So I'm not doing any fertilizers or CO2 the only thing I added was a root tab for my Amazon sword. I want to see what works well with my personal tank conditions and will go from there. I'm really bad about switching my tank up frequently so it will be a challenge to just leave it alone and see what happens (and I know if I don't like it I can try to switch it up) But I plan on doing at least one update shot if they grow. *My aponogeton is getting attacked by my angel fish, so I may end up taking it out and just doing vallisneria. In time...
  11. I just recently got some...the one on the left is the water onion (not sure which variant specifically). The one on the very bottom of the pic looks like I might be aponogeton. The central bulb I'm not sure. From my pack of bulbs I have the water onion growing, and 2 successful aponogeton growing and a 3rd one the just sprouted after being in the tank for 3 weeks. Unfortunately my angelfish is tearing my aponogeton up and I just moved it to the corner of y tank, otherwise it would look great. The pack said it came with water lily too. So I've had the bulbs in for under a month and the aponogeton has grown that fast. The water onion looks like a sprig but I expect more from it in the long run.
  12. The plant is kind of translucent with thin leaves. The main culprit is my pale yellow koi. It will tear bits of plant off and pick at the pieces as they float through the water or on my prefilter sponge but it appears to be actually eating the plant not just picking at it.
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