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  1. Need Help Changing Substrate

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I have a 55 gallon tank with 6 Angelfish a Bala Shark and several plants. I've had this tank established for almost a couple months shy of a year and the issue I'm having is the slow/absent growth of my plants. I have used fertilizers (not consistently) and a couple of months ago I added CO2...
  2. Cycling First Big Tank with Prawns

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    So, my mom surprised me with a 38 gallon special for my birthday, since my 10 gallon has been going so well as of late. Anyway, this is the first time I've cycled such a big planted tank, and like a dummy, did a fish-in cycle for my 10 gallon. I want to do this right this time, so I've...
  3. 90 Gallon Cycling existing media need amonia?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I transferred some media ( filter pads) from 46 gallon, and some seeded bio balls from 46 gallon and some decorations. Should I add pure ammonia measured to see where I am at. I have HOB on 46 gallon and cannot transfer the filter as I have as it does not fit with the canapy. e Water is in...
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