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  1. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi I wonder if someone could give me some advice please. I am a first time fish owner and am cycling my new aquarium before adding fish after advice I have found online. I am using ammonia drops and have been cycling now for just over 2 weeks. The last few water tests have remained the same and...
  2. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everyone, I'm new to fish keeping and I'm cycling my first tank. It's a 10 gallon freshwater, filtered and heated at 78 degrees F, with no live plants. I'm doing a fishless cycle. I've been cycling since mid July, around 6 or 7 weeks total, and my tank is being very stubborn. I started...
  3. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi this is my first time posting on one of these but I just can't find someone who has a similar problem to mine. So for starters I'll tell you about the tank it's a ten gallon with an amazon sword (I've been adding 1 ml of flourish to the tank to help it grow, also some snails that hitched...
  4. 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...
  5. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi - I decided to cycle a new 10G with a school of 5 Mosquuito Rasboras and daily 15% to 20% water changes. When the ammonia hit .25ppm the rasboras got ich. I went straight to the store and got meds. The directions said to turn up the heat and add the meds. I did so and then went to work...
  6. Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    hey all, been a LONG time since I've been on here. I sold off my old freshwater planted tank a few years ago and recently got back in the hobby but now in a SW tank I have a Red Sea 130 D Max (bought of craigslist, great deal) and am currently cycling the tank via the fish less shrimp method...
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