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Need help new to the aquarium hobby!
Old 09-13-2009, 04:06 PM   #21
 
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I took your advice and got stability and started it today.
As it is just bacteria you can't overdose, so using twice the recommended dosage is fine. Also, you may not need to do it the full week, as you've only the one fish. Only reason for mentioning this is to save money; if you don't mind using it a week, it will certainly do no harm.

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Old 09-13-2009, 08:27 PM   #22
 
I don't mind at all you are the teacher and i'm the student. I'm just sitting back listening, reading, and learning.
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:35 PM   #23
 
I would like your input on what to stock my tank with next. I also want to keep my main fish of the tank a gourami of some sort. I also want other colorful fish to make it stand out i'm not a critic so any opinion is accepted. I would also like find some live floating plants to put in it you got any idea as to where I can get some. I am on a budget of about $10 every two weeks on fish so keep that in mind. I feel bad cause I keep asking for help. You have been a big help so far. Is keeping live plants in an aquarium hard?
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:22 PM   #24
 
I recently got some pearl gourami that are really cool. I think they grow to about 4 inches or so and are very active. Iv got 3 in my 50 gallon tank 2 female 1 male and are pretty easy to sex just look for red under the mouth and an elongated dorsal fin in the male. They are really pretty, grayish blue with silvery white spots and a black line running horizontally along the body. From what I’v read they are relatively hardy fish and so far they have been easy to take care of... it looks like after just 2 days the male is trying to build a bubble nest. I got them for around 3 or 4 dollars each. its probably best to ask byron first before you go out and get them.
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:25 PM   #25
 
I appreciate the information fightest. Any other suggestions on what to put with the gourami's?
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:20 AM   #26
 
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I would like your input on what to stock my tank with next. I also want to keep my main fish of the tank a gourami of some sort. I also want other colorful fish to make it stand out i'm not a critic so any opinion is accepted. I would also like find some live floating plants to put in it you got any idea as to where I can get some. I am on a budget of about $10 every two weeks on fish so keep that in mind. I feel bad cause I keep asking for help. You have been a big help so far. Is keeping live plants in an aquarium hard?
Plants are not difficult, I find them easier than fish; plus they do the best job of water filtration so the fish are naturally healthier and the water will be more stable. Not to mention, the tank looks nicer with green plants. Here's a link to my recent post that explained much of what's needed. If questions arise from readng that, ask away.
http://www.fishforum.com/aquarium-pl...trition-28665/

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