I guess I'll get this started

mattzang

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i subscribe to that george farmer guy and watch some of his videos, that's the extent of my freshwater knowledge :p

freshwater tanks are really cool tho, it definitely has a more serene type look. i'm not sure i'd be able to resist dropping in a couple 3,000 GPH wavemakers and give them a little chaos :D
 

mggray87

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id give up my reef tank for a freshwater planted tank like that... not that big but like that... id say 300gallons would be perfect
 

AngryMike2016

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I've fallen so in love with the art of aquascaping. I honestly think that it is harder to put together a beautiful planted tank aquascape than a reef scape. Healthy corals do so much of the 'art' work for you.
 

mattzang

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here's a totally random and probably totally stupid question, how come cichlids are never in planted tanks? do they eat plants or something? different water chemistry?

for me, the freshwater fish just don't do as much for me as the saltwater ones. i've yet to see a regal angel freshwater version :p

i do really like freshwater angels, though. and i did stumble upon some really cool fish at my lfs like 14 years ago before this pandemic started. congo tetras i think they were?
 

35ppt

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I actually started with salt, and then went fresh. I can't imagine that happens too much.
Cool tank! I did that too. My first tank was a reef tank. I haven't tried freshwater yet but would like to. I love the discus tanks or when they fill a tank with a horde of neon tetras. 😵

/Oh I forgot I did sort of have a freshwater tank. I kept a 10 gallon half full with gravel substrate and some kind of non rooting floating plants to help feed the worms and uptake nutrients. The tank was just to keep blackworms alive for my copperband. :LOL:
 
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