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  1. Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Last weekend I finally took the plunge and switched from all gravel with fake plants to a dirted/ planted set up! I'm super happy with the look (except for the tanins from the driftwood used... despite having soaked it for a month ahead of time--- but that's another issue :-)) I have been...
  2. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello! Does anyone know a good, safe chemical that lowers water hardness? The hardness of the water where I live is extreme,and it has killed most of my fish so far.
  3. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    as i mentioned in another thread i am starting out a 55g planted tank but am having some trouble. is there any chemicals i can use to kick start the process. i alot of people are against using them but i dont want to loose my plants and fish i already have. thanks in advance.
  4. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a mature 12 gallon tank that I've had running for a few months now. The only fish in there are a Praecox Rainbowfish (3in), a Clown Loach (2in) and an Angelicus Dwarf Pleco (3in). It has an Eclipse 1 hood. I keep the air stone bubbling pretty good. I've been cleaning the tank...
  5. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    what is the purpose of changing the water? Is it a preventative measure to keep nitrates, nitrites, ammonia, hardness & the PH from getting to high. If the carbon, sponge, & bacteria in the biomedia keep the level of harmful chemicals at proper levels is it still neccessary to do water changes...
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