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  1. Filters and cycling

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Probably another silly thought of mine. After Xmas I'm starting my new tank cycling, don't ask Xmas tree take preference by my wife. I was wondering if I was to have a clip on filter attached to my present small tank running alongside the normal filter, and when it came time to start the...
  2. Fish breathing at top, parameters fine

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    This is first-time post, and I appreciate all I've learned just by reading. I've had my 55 gallon for several months. I have three fancy guppies, four adult platies, and about 10 fry birthed several weeks apart (bought four female platies, but turns out at least one was pregnant). For the last...
  3. Very Cloudy Water

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So here is the layout: I have 19 fish in my 29g. 10 zebra danios, 5 bloodfin tetras, 1 pleco, 2 odessa barbs, and 1 betta. The lights are on a timer and are on 10 hours a day then there is a blue led light for night time. I had a Tetra Whisper filter on it while it was cycling then...
  4. Fluval 405 vs aquaclear 110

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm looking to add filtration to my 160 gallon tank and I'm on a tight budget. Through my research, I've found that the fluval 405 cycles 340 gph and the aquaclear cycles 500 gph. That doesn't seem right though because I would obviously assume that the canister filter is more efficient. The...
  5. aquaclear 500? for 55 gallon cichlid tank... any one use aquaclear 500

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    howdy, have a 55 gallon tank that i plan to use for African Malawi cichlids... a crowded tank... i am wondering if any one has tried these type of filters before? i was thinking it might be ok but im not sure.... let me know if you have experience with the aquaclear500 thanks
  6. Powerhead setup for a 20 gallon tank with UGF

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hello, I recently purchased a 20 gallon tank that has an undergravel filter system. I am currently using a 20 gallon Whisper air pump to run the UGF but I want to get powerheads since they are supposed to be much more effective. My UGF has 2 lift tubes so I would want to use 2 powerheads...
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