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  1. The "how am I doing so far" and timeline thread (a bit long-winded)

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I thought I'd solicit feedback about my current adventure as an aquarist. Here's a timeline: Jan 28: brought home first ever aquarium, a 10g starter from Petsmart. Added fake plants and decorations. Jan 30: Based on advice from Petsmart associate (had not yet found this forum), added fish...
  2. Does my tank have enough light?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hey all, I was reading through the stickies and other articles using the search feature, but I'm still a little confused. My profile has the plants and light fixture listed. I'm wondering if this is enough light for my 56g column (30" x 18" x 24")? I couldn't get a pic of the light spectrum, but...
  3. Is flow rate too high?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey all, I just upgraded filters for my 56g column from 2 fluval U2 to a Fluval 305 canister. I'm wondering if the flow rate is too high or if there's an "optimal" flow rate? The box says 260 GPH (185 GPH filter circulation). Above the outtake, sometimes I'll notice a little water funnel here...
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