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  1. How do you "disinfect" an established tank...

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi all. To make a long story short, there are only a few fish remaining in my 55 G that I setup last August. I made sure the tank was cycled before adding any fish. Starting out, I had 22 small fish total: 6 brilliant rasbora, 5 red eye tetra, 6 blood fin tetra, and 5 bolivian ram. I didn't...
  2. Tiger Barb tank mates in 55g?

    Cyprinids and Atherinids
    What are some good tank mates for tiger barbs in a 55 gallon tank?
  3. Cichlid Tank

    55 Gallon Would this stocking list be fine? Yellow Lab x6 Cobalt Blue x6 Red Zebra x6 Plecostomus x1 and then please suggest any other fish I can keep here thanks
  4. Very nervous about the safety of my tank! Emergency!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I was in my wifes back shed with her dad looking for a trimmer when I found a 55g aquarium. I inquired about it and found that it had been there for 7 years. Full of spiders and dirt I took it anyway. I set it up on a table I had that seemed sturdy enough. I took some pictures as I am very...
  5. Jewel Cichlid randomly dies, worried about the rest of my tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 55G tank with a TopFin Power 60 filter. Tank is kept at 78F, and testing shows high Ph (around 8) and hard water. Housed in the tank are: 1 Blood Red Parrot Cichlid 1 Jack Dempsey 1 Convict Cichlid (female) 1 Electric yellow cichlid 1 Jewel cichlid 1 pleco Ok so here is what happened...
  6. Thinking of Goldfish for my 55g

    Cyprinids and Atherinids
    I have a 55 gallon tank that I would like to turn into a goldfish tank. It is a normal shaped aqueon tank with a good eheim heater (not that I'll need that lol), and a great eheim filter. Not sure which one it is, but it is one of the bigger models of the classic external canister filter. My...
  7. How old is too old? I mean, tank wise. =)

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi! My name is Mina, and I've been lurking for a while... but now I have a question for you kind folks, if I may. Please and thank you! I have a 55g used tank, and its been empty and in storage for the bigger part of its life. It appears structurally sound, a few scratches on the bottom but no...
  8. 55g Loach Tank

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi Everyone, Just want to say thanks for all the info on the forum and post some pics of a tank I'm building for my Loaches. The Skinny: 55g long tank, live plants, Eco-Complete, Black Sand, Mountain River Gravel, Coconut Husk mat, Alder Bog logs, Penny Wort, Rotala Wallichi, Parrot Feather...