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  1. New Tank Setup/Advice Needed

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello all! :smile2: I am a new member to this forum and site. So far, it has been extremely informative and helpful to me! I appreciate all of you, the information you provide, and the insightful views you all have. Thank you! I was hoping to get some insight for my new plan on a tank setup. I...
  2. Cloudiness in my new 20 gal maybe from used filter?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello all, I haven't had a tank in a while. I used to have had a 5 and 10. I thought I'd try a 20 this time. For filtration, I set up a Sun Sun canister pump and an Aqua Tech 5-15. They are both used. Each from two different tanks. I rinsed them out really well and scrubbed them with a...
  3. How to add fish to cycled tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    My 29 gallon tank is cycled and I'm planning on adding fish tomorrow. I was thinking 8 zebra danios, 6-8 cherry barbs, and 8 bronze cories sound good. I was wondering if I should add them all at once or little by little. I've heard both but mostly little by little. I want to avoid mini cycles...
  4. Growth stunt in Fancy goldfish?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have recently saved two fancy goldfish from a terrible fate in a plastic container , i was worried about nitrate shock when i introduced them, seen as the small container would not have been maintained properly. They are currently in a 200l tank , barebottom, with a couple rocks for decor(im...
  5. Fluval 06 Series Canister Filters... Why do the replacement foam pads look cheaper???

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I am running a Fluval 206 on my 29 Gallon tank and a 306 on my 56 Gallon tank. I have had both for about 8 months and they were a huge upgrade from the Marineland HOB with the Biowheels. However maintainance has been more cumbersome and the Aquastop valves are Very fragile. The 206 had been...
  6. New Freshwater Aquarium Advice

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I have started to get back into some fish after many years of not being around them and being young / careless about how serious it is. However, as I look around the net for advice, the amount of information is somewhat overwhelming so hopefully some people here can help me out (this forum...
  7. I'm going to start a saltwater tank, what can you suggest for me?

    Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    GIVE ME ALL YOU'VE GOT!!! I have a 55 gallon tank that I had previously filled with water, expecting to run another freshwater. Then my stepmom said she wanted to get rid of the 2 Tomato clowns in her 72 to make way for some "Nemos". And then it was back to saltwater. So I have a few questions...
  8. Cichlid Tank Filtration advice needed

    Cichlids
    Hello Friends, I am planning to change my 55 g tank to a cichlid home. It was a freshwater community tank. i moved to a new apartment and thought this time I will go with cichlids. I am now little confused with filtration need. My understanding is that to keep a Mbuna group, it is always better...
  9. Question about filtration for shrimp tank

    Invertebrates
    Hello, I have a question about filtration for shrimp. I've been looking at some smaller kits to start a shrimp tank, and one that I've looked at is the Aqueon Evolve 8. It looks like the filter intake is near the top of the water level with no intake at a lower part of the aquarium. Is this...
  10. Questions on Filtration, Substrate and Plants for a new Cichlid tank

    Cichlids
    In the Process of setting up a 55 Gal aquarium and I've decided I'd like to own 2-3 species of Cichlids, fairly mildly agressive and easy to care for, for a Cichlid novice such as myself. I'm thinking Electric yellow (Labs), maybe Firemouth and maybe another.Also Like to add a Pleco if possible...
  11. Is it possible to alter the Biocube Filtration Set Up once it's running?

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    I just filled my tank with water, added live sand and rock and I'm waiting for the cycle to finish but I wanted to know: Is it too late to add a media rack to the back of my tank? I want to purchase one but I'm worried that since I started with the bio balls already i'm stuck with them If it is...
  12. Flidised bed filters

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Years ago i had a fluidised bed filter which hung on the side of my tank and apparently bolstered the biological filter in the tank due to its massive surface area of the sandy substrate. My question is this, after a while the sand seemed to stop flowing and become sort of compact and more or...
  13. Canister Filtration in a 30 Gallon?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey guys, Just need some info/help with filtration. I have saved some coin for my fish tank and I would like to increase/better my filtration. My reason for this is I have black sand in my tank and any and all scum/leftovers/debris in general sits on top of the sand and the leaves of...
  14. 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...
  15. Fluval 405 vs aquaclear 110

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm looking to add filtration to my 160 gallon tank and I'm on a tight budget. Through my research, I've found that the fluval 405 cycles 340 gph and the aquaclear cycles 500 gph. That doesn't seem right though because I would obviously assume that the canister filter is more efficient. The...
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