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  1. 36 gallon stocking ideas.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So, my cousin might be upgrading one of her tanks from a 36 gallon bowfront to... something bigger come spring. If she does, she says she'd be willing to give me the old one. I was looking into what I might want if that happens and this is what I've come up with, please feel free to tell me if...
  2. Beginner Molly Care Tips?

    Livebearers
    Hello! My sister's boyfriend's sister's (I know it's complicated) mollies had some babies, and my sister, being the vegan fish owner she is, wanted to try raising them. This means that I get some mollies! I had a betta fish a couple years ago, but that's about the extent of my experience with...
  3. What could be wrong with my black Molly?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I am checking the water tomorrow as I usually get it done by my local pet-store, but so far, I only have one sick fish - the rest seem to be just fine. My black male Molly (affectionatly named Midnighter) is sick. He has been rather slow for about 2 days and would stick to the top left corner...
  4. Advice needed!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey all. Recently I purchased my very first tank (second hand) and this past week have been busy researching everything I could find about keeping tropical fish - I'm looking for some advice on whether or not my equipment is enough to handle my set up and which fish I should buy for my first...
  5. (beginner) Need Help With Kh And Gh?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi So I have a 20 gal aquarium that is currently going through a fishless cycle. It seems to close to done, the nitrites are at 2.0 ppm nitrates are at 160 ppm. I'm using Api's GH and KH Tests and GH seems to be 120 ppm? (7 drops) and KH was 100 ppm? (6 drops). I am wondering if the ppm seems...
  6. Help! My first fish have died...

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    Hi I'm a beginner at this and I have done everything the people at the shop have told me to do. Ive also watched hundreds of videos and my boyfriend has a tropical tank so he has helped. Setting up my tank: I used barrier classic standard water conditioner, pristine natural organic waste...
  7. Stocking my new 55 gal

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi! I’m starting my first tank since I was about 5 years old and I’ve been researching extensively on proper set up, fishless cycling, fish care, etc. My fishless cycle is almost complete and it’s time to consider stocking. I was thinking of stocking with a purple “Glo Shark” (GloFish’s albino...
  8. Help with water levels?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I got my first 11 gallon tank last week and it has been cycling for 1 week now. I added Fluval water conditioner on Saturday and then the biological enhancer on Sat/Sun and Mon. I’m going to be putting guppies in the tanks and today I tested the levels using the API master kit and would really...
  9. *please help* Beginner with so many questions

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Good Evening All. This is my first time seriously keeping fish. I bought a 10 gallon tank from petsmart. The full starter kit from Top Fin. Came with a heater, filter/pump, thermometer, and light. I put gravel at the bottom (off hand I don't know the total amount but it was the recommended...
  10. I'm trying to decide on plants for a 37 gallon

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I am trying to figure out plants that would look amazing in my tank, but that would be easy to care for as I'm a beginner , I have the tank but have yet to set it up. The fish I plan to have are a koi and blue angel, a school of Raspborras, Tetras, or dwarf neon rainbows, a small school of...
  11. Saltwater Newbie Help

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Hi everyone! I want to start by saying I have quite a few years of experience with planted freshwater aquariums and today I decided to make the jump to saltwater. I have a 46 gallon bowfront sitting empty in my room other than with about a 1/2" of crushed coral in the bottom and no water...
  12. Wanted: Basic Betta Setup

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    Hello! I am looking to set up my very first tank with a betta. I've been doing a lot of reading, but I've seen conflicting information about which kits are good quality, which filters are appropriate for bettas, etc., so I thought maybe I'd try asking if anyone here has supplies for a betta...
  13. Hey hi hello!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi! When I was 5 years old, my parents bought a bowl, found a fish they were told could live in it, and got me a red Betta. 15 years later, I have a half moon (I think) male Betta named Macaw living in a 3g Nook Marineland tank, with a heater, filter and a marimo named Kermit. While some...
  14. My BN Pleco is sucking on my African Dwarf Frog

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    My husband and I just started keeping fish a few months ago, so we are pretty new at this, we have a 29 gallon rectangular Aqueon tank. Our tank started really well, all the fish seemed to get along fine. We started with 1 BN Pleco, 1 Panda Mollie, 1 Dalmatian Mollie, and 1 Marble Mollie. The...
  15. Beginner - Just added fish to a tank which was just plants

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey Everyone, I'm new to freshwater aquariums. I just added fish to my freshwater planted aquarium and keep seeing lots of conflicting info online about do's and don't when starting a new tank. Also, I'm pretty sure I got lots of terrible advice about what species to start with at the pet...
  16. Fish tank suggestions

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 20 gallon tank with everything but gravel vac, gravel, and decor. Along with food, bucket, and stand and test kit. What could I put in that tank after cycling and getting the needed items? It will be heavily filtered and planted. I like south american leaf fish and bumblebee catfish...
  17. How many plants do I need in order to do a fish-plant cycling proccess?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I am a beginner looking to start my first tank since I had a betta. When I had the betta I used a water conditioner to make that part of the environment suitable for him/her (I'm not sure the sex... It was named Dory, I let my 2 yo nephew name it, it was blue and he really liked Finding Nemo at...
  18. Help setting up a 30g CL find. Tell me your thoughts!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi guys! I found a 30 gallon tank and cabinet for $60 on Craigslist and will be picking it up today. According to the listing, it "Comes with everything needed for owning fish, except the fish (tank, light, pumps, hoses, heating element, bubble stones, etc.). Everything is in good working...
  19. Co2 setup

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm ready to take the next and daunting step in my aquatic adventures. My tank is not overly planted but has enough plants to require some supplementary CO2. I have a tmc aquagro hobby set. I also have purchased a drop checker and 4dkh fluid. The drop checker is in my tank and after 1.5 hours...
  20. A few beginner's questions for killifish

    Cyprinids and Atherinids
    I recently received some Nothobranchius Guentheri (killifish to me) as a present and as I am a complete novice to keeping anything like this, besides a goldfish, I thought I could do with some advice (They are living after all). I have some basic knowledge from some searches but a few of my...
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