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  1. How much water flow needed

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Water flow and surface agitation Can anyone give some information, on how much water flow is needed and surface agitation for a small tropical fish community tank, the tank itself is tall tank, about 150litres, I have powerheads with spray bars submerged, pointing at side of tank and one...
  2. Cardinals and Neons with plants

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi, I'm new, first time post. I have had aquariums for over 20 years, mostly freshwater, discus, and saltwater. I have been out of the hobby a while and am thing to start again. But work is long hours. I want a low maintenance setup. My plan is a 30-40 gallon high tank, Eheim filter, some plants...
  3. Stocking advice for 45 gallon tank

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Working on my first planted tank - squee! Going to stick with some simply, hardy plants like anubias, java fern, and java moss, I think. What I really need help with is deciding on fish. Currently I'm planning on: 3-5 cory cats 5-7 cardinal tetras I'm interested in: betta (love a betta in the...
  4. tank stocking help

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi everyone, I'm setting up my first large aquarium, 219 Liters or 58 Gallons. The dimensions are 125cm length, 50cm height and 35cm depth. I have kept a 50L tank successfully for many years with a couple of Corydoras and Danios but I have no idea really how to stock my big tank. I'd like...
  5. Need Advice

    Introduce Yourself
    I have had aquariums all my life (50 yrs). They have always been 50 gals or less. But...I am now trying to start up a freshwater 130 gal tank. I currently have 6-7 Danios, Dojo loach, 2 Black Skirt Tetras, albino pleco, couple platys. I want to put in about another 30-50 fish and I want some...
  6. Shrimp in community tank || Snails vs. Shrimp || New User || Future Plans

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi Everyone, I'm planning to add some Amano and Cherry Shrimps in my community tank. Right now I have: Tank: 15 Gallon Filtration: HOB Dymax SL -240 and UGF Substrate: Gravel w/ broken coral and small shells Fish: 7 Pink Zebra Danios, 7 Tiger Barbs, 1 Angelfish, 1 Common Pleco Plants: Java...
  7. New Blue Lobster (Crayfish) in community tank (and it's not going well)

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    So I did the foolish thing of following my impulse rather than first doing my research like I should have. I have a well-established 10 gallon community tank with: 2 black neon tetras 3 fish that were sold to me as black neon tetras but upon closer inspection clearly are not (though they are...
  8. Male guppy making loops. Is he happy or sick?

    Hello everyone! I am super new to this forum and any forums in fact, so if I am posting in the wrong thread or something let me know! Anyway, I have a fully cycled (I believe) 10 gal (I am also relatively new to fish keeping, roughly 1 year) with 3 fancy male guppies, 2 glowlight tetras, 3...
  9. Hello, Beginner With A Few Questions

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi, I recently purchased a 20 gallon long. I have gravel as my substrate, a few large rocks, driftwood, an aqueon quite-flow 20 filter and a few lighting fixtures. 1- I want to plant this pretty heavily. Anubias, amazon sword, hygrophilia, and parrotfeather (I have overgrowth in my pond) are...
  10. What should I stock with my betta fish?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have female betta her bane is brownie she is really friendly, I want to make community tank I currently have 10 neon tetra housed with her at the moment and she gets along with them well, what else can I stock in my fish tank that's has silmar water levels and temp? I have 120 litre tank :)
  11. 26 Gallon Planted Community (Soft, Acid)

    Freshwater Journals
    I'm only 3 days into cycling my tank, and am in no hurry, this time around, now that I'll be 58 in October, & I'm disabled with a lot of time on my hands. I've been watching DEFINITEAQUASCAPE.TV on YouTube and found a 9 year old girl whose tank is very close to what I have in mind for mine...
  12. Is this a good stocking list for a 55 gallon?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I'm hoping to at some point get a 55 gallon tank, which I will turn into a community aquarium with small fish. I've created a stocking list of what I'm planning to put in it eventually, but I'm not sure if its acceptable. 8 black neon tetras 5 platies 6 guppies 5 cory cats 2 mollies 1 pearl...
  13. my 110gallon oscar community tank

    Hi everyone I have a few questions about my 110gallon fresh water setup. I was told and know I am overstocked and hopefully within 6 months will have a 240gallon tank when I move. I Have 2) albino tiger oscars,2) black/red oscars,2)Black convicts,1)Neon Jewel cichlid, 1)Striped raphael...
  14. Auratus

    Heard lots of horror stories about keeping auratus in African community tanks. Does anyone have any success stories? When I mean success stories I mean not just a couple of months but long term.
  15. New 10 gallon tank for beginner

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm a beginner and have only had simple little goldfish and betta tanks that never really worked out. I'm interested in getting a 10 gallon community tank. I've looked at a few different kinds of fish and have been interested in getting: 1 sparkling gourami, 3-4 white cloud minnows, 2...
  16. yellow lab cichlid in a community tank???

    I am relatively new to the hobby, tried saltwater for a few years and failed miserably. I set my sights on starting a 55g African cichlid tank but decided to start with a 24g community tank to get my feet wet handling freshwater. The tank is a 24g tall running an aqueon 55/75 HOB with chemipure...
  17. Help with picking the right canister filter

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello TFK Community, I know this is something that probably been discussed previously and if a forum has been built please feel free to direct me to it. Or if you have advice more specific to my question please leave comments. So here is the deal. I have a 55gal community tank with the load...
  18. are my tank fish compatible?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I bought a tank and am planning to fill it with 12 zebra danios (danio rerio) , 1 bushnose catfish ( Ancistrus sp.), 2 kribs (Pelviachromis pulcher, one male and one female), and a group of platys or swordtails. I am more on the side of swordtails, but they grow probably too big, so I'll just...
  19. community fish tank thoughts and ideas.

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    hi, i just restarted my tropical fish tank after many years of mis treating on my behalf. i now started my new fish tank (which i think is between 100-175 gallons) it looks pretty good and all the fish seem happy, i was just looking for peoples ideas and thoughts about the fish i keep in the...
  20. 29g Community Tank - A Newbies Journal

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Introduction So I've had the itch to setup an aquarium lately and finally got around to doing it. On a bit of impulse my wife and I picked up a 29 gallon aquarium and stand. While I kept several aquariums when I was younger I really consider this my first "real" aquarium. Real in that I'm doing...