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  1. Best fish for Fish-In Cycling? Other than Danios.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    First of all I'll need to state that I am fully aware of the pros and cons of both Fishless and Fish-In Cycling a new Aquarium-Tank - However it is my choice to try out Fish-In Cycling; to which I hope I do not offend anyone and in turn they can equally accept my choice (Since I know how...
  2. 29 Gallon Stocking Ideas, built around "Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish"

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Dear Tropical Fish Keeping.com, The title explains most of what I'm wanting. I have a fully cycled and balanced "29 gallon eclipse" fish tank, that is moderately planted; and has some current due to the filter. I also own a small piece of driftwood, that is the center piece of my aquarium...
  3. 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...
  4. Caution on using baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to raise pH

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    The use of sodium bicarbonate, i.e., plain baking soda, to raise pH was mentioned in one or more threads recently. In doing some research on Mimagoniates, a family of characins the reproduce with internal fertilization, I came across some pertinent information on the use of sodium bicarbonate in...
  5. Newbie

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    I have a 55gal fish tank set up for a month now give or take a couple days I live in the country with well water I tested the water from tap and all is good I I started out with 6 mollies two weeks ago and one died a week ago no clue why and one is now standing on her nose spinning in a...
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