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  1. Invertebrates
    I have a 15 gallon tank who's primary focus it to grow Wisteria to be later transfer to my 60 gallon tank. I have a few shrimp and mollies in there. I had to introduce otocinclus because the mollies poop is an eye sore on my substrate. I am using ultra fine white beach sand. What can I add to...
  2. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    How long can I safely unplug my canister filter without killing all the beneficial bacteria? When I clean I first stir up the tank real good and use a Magnum HOT filter to clean up a lot of the floating debris. This seems to work better than just the canister filter alone. Any other suggestions...
  3. Member Submitted Articles
    How to clean sand for your aquarium Items needed: 1. Bucket Preferably 5 gallon (i used a drink cooler with gallon marks) 2. Inert sand (I used play sand for this tut) 3. Garden hose ( you dont need the handle thing just a plain old hose will work) 4. Good amount of spare time Here is the...
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