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  1. Ancient Fish
    Hello everyone! I'm new into the hobby and I've started with a 29 gallon tank. I hate myself for this, but I guess I didn't do as much research as I needed so I need your help. I started my tank 3 weeks ago with Stability by Seachem for a week to start with the bacteria build up. The parameters...
  2. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I have a new tank that I added fish to a week ago, and I think I've mucked up and now I'm not sure what to do. The tank is a 20 gallon tall; I got it just over a month ago, set it up with plants, filter / heater, water conditioner and quick start. I left it to run for a few weeks then...
  3. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Good morning! I have a 29 gallon tank with 3 platys; I used Tetra Safe Start. I've had my fish for 6 days, and my ammonia is steady at .5; I've done 2 partial water changes (neither of which actually changed the ammonia reading). nitrites are 0ppm, nitrates are 10ppm. I'm not sure how I have...
  4. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Greeting everyone, I am in need of assistance. A Little back ground. We are upgrading form a 70 bow front to a 150 gallon tank. We ran across, cleaned, resealed a 150 gallon tank. In the mean time I set up and attached the new filter to the established 70 gallon set up for three days time...
  5. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Yes, this is another "am I stalled" post. I am currently fishless cycling a 10 gallon with Black Diamond grit (sand) substrate and a 10g rated sponge filter. I have a thermometer and a marimo moss ball in the tank but it is currently otherwise empty. (My heater is in transit.) I've been cycling...
  6. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I have a 5 gal tank that went through a fishless cycle last month, and after a week of testing consistently no nitrites or ammonia and little nitrates, where I thought it should be, I added fish, 6 ember tetras, two rcs and a nerite snail. I added them sunday, and noticed this morning the...
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