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  1. DIY Flask Bio-Filter Design

    DIY Aquarium
    pretty cool video... just wanted to share. Wish I had access to some of the materials so I could make my own!
  2. New to forum little help with my tank please

    Introduce Yourself
    I started with 7 tiger barbs 4 regular and 3 green. I had them in a 20g tank and they fought till there was one left :-?. so i returned him and got 8 baby green barbs and a 40g tank. i started the cycle on my 40g (fishless with ace ammonia) while they grew up in the 20g. my tank finished cycling...
  3. Filters and cycling

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Probably another silly thought of mine. After Xmas I'm starting my new tank cycling, don't ask Xmas tree take preference by my wife. I was wondering if I was to have a clip on filter attached to my present small tank running alongside the normal filter, and when it came time to start the...
  4. Easy Filter Baffle Thing ;)

    DIY Aquarium
    I've had big problems with my filter's water flow ever since I got it. Even after making countless baffles out of plastic bottles, the water flow was still too strong. And then, my friend introduced me to this idea. It's a cheap plastic soap dish with suction cups which you can get at...
  5. Fish filter frustration

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi now your here, I wonder if you'd take the time to help me make an informed choice. I have a 60ltr aquarium, I intend to have it with plenty of plants as the fish I'm keeping are tetra, otocinclus and possibly a few more, nothing to big. When I bought this tank it was being used as a...
  6. Can't figure out how to install filter in Aqueon Evolve 8?? (pics)

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everyone! I just got a new tank, but as I was trying to set it up, I realized that I have no idea what the filter parts do and how to install them!!! There aren't any instructions either on how to set up the filter-- There is a filter compartment in the back of the aquarium and it looks...
  7. Fluval Accent Pump Water Level Dropping

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, I have the Fluval Accent 25g aquarium and it was running well for the first 4 days after setup. Note that i did cap off the venturi tube so that it is no longer adding oxygen (bubbles) to the output and this has been this way and running well since setup. Around day 5, I heard water...
  8. Fish breathing at top, parameters fine

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    This is first-time post, and I appreciate all I've learned just by reading. I've had my 55 gallon for several months. I have three fancy guppies, four adult platies, and about 10 fry birthed several weeks apart (bought four female platies, but turns out at least one was pregnant). For the last...
  9. Need help with setting up 15gal tank with liveplants

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi friends, First of all, I am new to the fish world. I have read about the nitrogen cycle. I need help with setting up an aquarium with live plants. I currently have a 15gal tank (2ft-1ft-1ft) with an Internal filter with 140G/h filter capacity. I need help with the kind of substrate to...
  10. Maxi power head help

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I accidentally brought a taxi power head pump 500l/hr, suitable for up to 125lt but don't really know what to use it for. I am in the process of setting up a 60 ltr tank and was hoping there was some use for the powerhead pump. Everyone I have asked seems to think it's pretty useless but i was...
  11. DIY Moving Media Filter

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have been looking around for added biological filtration techniques for my 29gal tank, when I came across a DIY moving media filter using a water bottle, airline, and cut straws. Is this technique one to consider? Or is it just a farce?
  12. 2.5 gallon pico reef

    Nano Reef
    Hi! I am a complete newbie to saltwater and have very limited knowledge in this area, to I'm trying to gobble up as much info as possible. I'm considering setting up a 2.5 gallon pico tank. I would put live rock and gravel, 1 clown goby, some of those micro hermits, and some small polyps/coral...
  13. Looking to upgrade my aquarium

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello. I haven't been on this site for quite a while, in fact since I bought my aquarium 2 years ago. I have a ten gallons right now, and have had the same neon tetras since I got it. I have a penguin 100 filter. My nitrite is zero, nitrate looking good, doing water changes regularly. I'm...
  14. Will the aquaclear 70 filter impeller fit the 20?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Im on low budget so i was thinking buying the 20 and get the 70 impeller and switch it, would that work?
  15. Need help calming down my Tetra Whisper Filter!

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hello to all and happy Friday! 8-) I was messing with my tank today and got to thinking about my filter. It's a tetra whisper 10-30i in a 10 gallon. I got it a month back and figured it would be good for me because it's rated for a 10 to a 30 gallon AND if I ever decide to get a larger tank, I...
  16. 3 gal filter in a 5 gal tank?

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hello. I'm relatively new to keeping fish (well, at least new to doing a good job at it). One thing that's always been a problem in my tanks is that my fish tend to get sucked up in the filter. So, I thought I might try using a smaller filter to remedy this. However, I do not know if this is...
  17. HOB Filter Flow

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I have an AquaClear 30 on a 10g tank. It does 150 GPH, with a control that goes contiguously from minimum to maximum. I have been trying to get water flow at the far end of the tank, and there is some, but not much. I have the control just a little shy of middle, and the flow in front of the...
  18. Marineland C360 Help!!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    i have a marineland C360 canister filter on my 55g tank. when i go to open my canister filter do i need to empty the water line or does it have a valve. i was told i dont need to but need to make sure, i dont want water leaking on my floor
  19. Beginner freshwater aquariumm helppppp

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    hey everyone im a beginner and i want to start at freshwater aquarium theres a listing for a 90 gallon aquarium with stand, lid, light, heater, and gravel vacuum, but no filter for $500, i might be able to bring it down to $400. is that a good price for a 90 galllon aquarium? and also how...
  20. Eheim Classic Canister Media question?

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    i have an Eheim Classic Canister 2213-37. and out of personal experience i would like to to know what is the best kind of Media for the filter. if you could teach me the difference between different medias that would be great to. (this is my first canister filter so i have no idea on what kind...