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  1. Starting over advice

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a 37 gallon aquarium and am thinking about what to get. I have had various Cichlids and Brackish Water fish in the past. I was wanting to get something interesting, and of a good size; even if its just 1 fish. Leaning more towards a spotted puffer, or some type of Cichlid again, but open...
  2. New to aquariums

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have recently setup my first ever aquarium. Its a 16 gallon tank with three live plants in it, my plan is to give it a week to cycle through before I go with a gourami and some tetras. It seems easy so far (low maintenance is what im going for with my first tank) and im just curious what i...
  3. Advice on new addition of bottom feeder

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Looking for ideas on a new bottom type feeder. I've been trying ghost shrimp in my son's 10 gallon and we just lost the second one this morning. I know they are not always the most hardy so I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for something new to try? I love watching the little ghost...
  4. Benefits?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hello! I have no experience with live aquatic plants, but I currently have a flounder and Tuesday I am getting an axolotl. Out of curiosity, I figured I would investigate and see if there are any benefits to possibly adding live plants to my tank? It stays at a steady 70 degrees and has black...
  5. Advice on building tank and fish stocks

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi there, Looking for advice on my current research on a new tank build. - Tank 6 foot by 2 foot by 2 foot - External canister filter (haven't decided make but will have built in UV sterilizer) - Inline heater from discharge side of filter - Twin T5 lighting on timer It will be a fully...
  6. maybe getting an Oscar? advice please

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I'm considering getting a small juvenile Oscar, about 2" in size. He would go in my 75 gallon tank with two kissing gouramis (currently 4" each) and my senegal bichir (currently about 5"). I would move the tetras and dwarf gouramis back to my feeder tank with my few guppies and Cory cats, which...
  7. Equipment Advice For Essay

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi all! I am writing an essay about a South American blackwater creek biotope aquarium of a size of 66 UK gallons (79 US gallons). The aquarium is stocked with… • 10 marbled hatchetfish • 10 rosy tetra (possibly more) • 4 cockatoo dwarf cichlids • 10 emerald catfish (I will probably...
  8. Newbie with a 55 gal. Saltwater tank

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    I'm very much a beginner with aquariums and super excited to start my new hobby. I recently purchased a 55 gal. saltwater tank used but in great shape, with a new Coral Life protein skimmer, new small current fan, and new bio-wheel. I have a basic 2 bulb halogen lighting system. I'd would like...
  9. Advice on my 55 gallon planted

    Freshwater Journals
    Hi everybody, Here is my 55 gallon planted aquarium. It is the first planted tank I've ever done. The right side of the tank has more plants because it has more lighting. Behind the regular T-12 fixture is a T-5 HO light with two bulbs. The left side is full of river rock and 3 pieces of...
  10. Recently Empty ~40g, need advice

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey guys, I don't usually post to this part of the forum, as I generally keep to the betta-specific section. :) However, my goldfish recently passed away from flukes:evil:, and now I have a 38g tank that is empty. It also has .3% salt and Prazi Pro for flukes. Obviously I don't want to...
  11. Assesment of Alpha, my Betta and his home please?

    Freshwater Journals
    Nerdy name i know :oops: Alpha - 1 gallon Freshwater fish tank Anyways this is my Betta fish. He is (i believe) a crowntail red betta male. It looks small because it is only one gallon. By the way does he look ok? (it 10:00 PM in my area so its time for him to sleep if he's not already). I am...
  12. New tank setup help!

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Hello there all! I am FrightyDog! (little soething about me!) I am a resident of southern California and fan of animals all around! I have kept everything but rodents (so far). I am just rekindling the flame for saltwater fish! I am open to many ideas because i am quite new to this...onto my...
  13. Advice for overgrown Pleco?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi! I'm new. Here are my 2 tanks: Display Tank - 25 gallon Freshwater fish tank Hospital Tank - 5 gallon Freshwater fish tank First off, I recently got these tanks and fish from people who took advice from the local pet store. I know that the Pleco is a really bad fish for what I have and...
  14. Would like feedback on how my 10 gallon tank is stocked. Advice, potential issues,etc

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello, I have a 10 gallon tank with a Aqueon QuietFlow 10 Power Filter. Substrate: aquarium sand and medium sized gravel in some patches "Decorations": Driftwood, rocks, and all live plants (not sure how many but lots and 5 different species) Stock: 5 Glowlight tetras, 1 male betta, 1 ghost...
  15. Panda Corys might have Columnaris need advice.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I think a few of my Panda Cory Cats have Columnaris. It looks like there is a cotton type buildup around their dorsal and tail fins. How do I cure it and and what is something safe to use in a tank with scaleless fish. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, - Mike
  16. My first aquarium, any suggestions on my community??

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everyone. I have an Aqueon 15 gallon Columm aquarium kit with the Quirtflow 10 power filter and a tetra 100w heater keeping my water around 78 degrees. I also have two live plants with driftwood and two other decorations. Ive had this aquarium for a little over two months now and have...
  17. Please read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I JUST BOUGHT A 26 GALLON BOW TANK AND I HAVE A 29 GALLON COMMUNITY TANK. I HAVENT PUT ANY FISH IN IT YET. you can right anything you would like just to give me any ideas, warnings, and anything i should know. also, would siphoning some water from my fully established tank to my new...
  18. Is this the right thread for Silver Dollars?

    Characins
    The profile of the Silver Dollar said to post here, but I didn't see anything specifically related to them like with the bettas... I do not know a great deal about this species. My mom wanted them, so I got her 3. She also has a bottom feeder, but I have no idea what kind it is. They were...
  19. New FOWLR Setup - advice please!!

    Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi All, I'm looking to set up my first marine fish tank, with live rock/sand and possibly a few soft corals. Having read up on the equipment needed I've made a list of what I think needs buying but before I go ahead can anyone advise on whether this looks correct?? I'm seriously confused so...
  20. Tank Stocking in Progress...

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello! I am thinking about how I should stock my 10 gallon tank (GatorSwamp). Right now I have 3 swordtails (1 is a fry), 2 Lemon Tetras, and 1 Corydoras. The way my tank is currently stocked is a problem. Lemon Tetras and Corydoras are school fish, and I don't have room for hardly even one...
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