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  1. DO NOT BOIL ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    As many of you are aware a lot of people use rocs in their aquariums. This is fine but there aresome things to know before using them. The first is to make sure they are inert. This is done by putting them in vinegar and seeing if they bubble. If they do they will change your tank parameters...
  2. Bloated belly on neon tetra

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    One of my neon tetras has an unusually large belly. Its been this way for maybe 3 days, I thought maybe he just overate. Its still pretty bloated. He is quite active and motivated by food, but doesn't really appear to be eating much of it. He seems pretty normal except for the belly. Viewed...
  3. Problem with filter intake sucking up fish

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a problem with fish getting stuck to my filter intake line. I've found two fish on two separate occasions dead and stuck to my filter. The first one was a perfectly healthy large black neon tetra and the second was just a regular neon tetra. I don't think they died and then the filter...
  4. Mega Powerful Nitrate and Phosphate Remover - DIY!

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Mega Powerful Nitrate and Phosphate Remover - DIY! Are you tired of green on your rocks? Do you have to clean your glass more than once a week? Well then I'm sure you've been told (or you've figured out) that your Nitrate and/or Phosphate are too high. Sure enough, if these are too high, the...
  5. Cloudy water after adding sand?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm wondering how long it takes for the water to clear after setting up a sand substrate tank? I washed (and washed and washed) the sand Tuesday, then got the tank (36 gallon bowfront) and set it up Wednesday night with the sand, plants and water. I thought by this morning the water would have...
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