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  1. Advice about setting up/stocking my new 29 gallon

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I'm a relatively new aquarium owner. I bought the 29g tall Topfin stater kit from Petsmart a few weeks ago. I currently have a 10 gallon and over the past 7 weeks and have stocked it to have experience before I go all out on the 29g. I started cycling the 29g with some bacteria in a bottle...
  2. Upgrading filter

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I'm wanting to upgrade my filter, I'll be getting a 30 gallon tank soon, and I plan on having a big community, for the fish I want, I'll be find with a 30 gallon, but a 30 gallon filter will not do. I need at least one or two filters that works for about 50 gallons. Right now, I switched from a...
  3. Hi everyone...

    Introduce Yourself
    My name is Ruben, I'm 49 years old and just got back to the fishkeeping hobby since I had almost 29 years back a fish tank in Cuba with a lot of fish and every body was happy and live together with no problem at all. But now I have a 75 gallon freshwater tank and start reading about some fish...
  4. compatibility and overstocking?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    hello I am about to get my first fish tank as I am very interested in this hobby. I would like to know if these fish/invertebrates are compatible and if this tank would be overstocked. I will be getting a 50 gallon tank. with a school of long finned danios (I believe I need 5?), a school of...
  5. compatibility and overstocking?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    hello I am about to get my first fish tank as I am very interested in this hobby. I would like to know if these fish/invertebrates are compatible and if this tank would be overstocked. I will be getting a 50 gallon tank. with a school of long finned danios (I believe I need 5?), a school of...
  6. Breeding Tropical Molly

    Fish Breeding
    Hi. I am relatively new to this aquarium world and is interested in breeding mollies. I have a big size female black molly and a medium size male gold molly. I have read about 2 or 3 females to 1 male ratio and added 1 small size dalmation female molly. But it was fin nipped and harrassed by the...
  7. Moving soon need help asap

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello you all, I have made an account for this reason I am MOVING. I have a lovely, planted, ten gallon aquarium, home to 2 sterbai corycat fish, and some neon tetras. I'm not so concerned about the tetras but the cats are my babies. We are moving hardly a mile down the road to a bigger home...
  8. Fish are just dropping over :(

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Tank: 125gallon Filtration: FX5 12 Assorted African Cichlids(about 2-3 inches) Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 20 Ph: 7.6 Lava Rock with sand Fishless cycle took about 2 months and followed it to the letter. Tank has been up and running with fish for 2 months now. Ok here is the scoop. About...
  9. Bored with tank - fish suggestions please!

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    I have a 30 gallon planted tank that I've had up and running for close to 3 years and I'm kind of bored with it. Right now I have a handful of guppies, 4 panda garra, and some amano and ghost shrimp. And I want to change it up a bit. I have other tanks I can move the guppies to, but I'd like to...
  10. To salt, or not to salt... That is the question.

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Okay, Okay, I know this is an old, worn out subject that everyone has an opinion on... but I'm going to ask anyways. I aquired an established 56 gal tall aquarium from a fellow fish enthusiast about 1 month ago. My details are as follows: Planted - amazon swords and ripple swords Temp - about...
  11. Aqueon Plastic Bad?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Greetings, I have heard that Aqueon plastic is made in China and can leech lead, BPA, etc in to a tank. Is there any merit to these claims?
  12. Garden Hose ok for Water Changes?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So the adapter for my bathroom sink just does not work. I have garden hoses that can reach from my slop sink in the basement to the tank upstairs. My nitrates skyrocketed quickly and the only other option is to use a 5 gallon bucket, which, it being a 125gallon tank i'd rather not do that. My...
  13. Identify my new fish?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi, so I purchased this new fish (in the picture) yesterday while restocking my tank. It was the only one left at the store and I have never seen one before. I decided to buy it and then come back later when they have more in stock to get maybe three more. I never like having single animals. I...
  14. Fish

    Introduce Yourself
    I have seven fish and my new tank came with a lighted hood, seven colors, various settings. (i.e fade, flash, blink between the colors) I like the fade between all the colors. Would that be harmful to the fish? Also the water is murky and not clear. I do have an algae disk in there for the...
  15. Tank won't Cycle

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I got my 125g setup finally. I wanted to cycle it with pure ammonia. I have done it before to 2 other tanks in my house successfully. It has now officially been 3 weeks since the first dosing of ammonia and it hasn't dropped at all. I brought the ammonia to 4ppm and have been testing it...
  16. Stocking 40 gal breeder community tank

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a 40 gallon breeder tank (36L x 18W x 17H) and am looking to create a peaceful tropical community tank. The tank is completely cycled, but has a higher pH that's usually between 7.4 and 7.6 due to aragonite in the substrate from my Malawi cichlids that used to be homed here along with...
  17. New FROSTBITE CLOWN!!

    Saltwater Fish
    So I just went to an LFS today and landed an eye on this beauty. When I went to go ask one of the workers there "how much for the frostbite?". He looked puzzled and pointed to a toadstool and asked if that's the one I wanted....lol:| So I said no that's a toadstool I wanted to know how much...
  18. What is the best way to feed your fish veggies?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I was wondering what is the best way to feed fish/clown loaches veggies,i have heard that green peppers they like and wondering do i cut it into small chunks or whats the best way to do it,and would it be the same for all veggies for fish/clowns,all info would be a great help as i know...
  19. Last order for fish for a good long time (Hopefully)

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Well, I've just ordered my last batch of fish for, hopefully, at least a year, depending on the lifespan of the fish. This order is mainly to finish off my 10g tank, and after that, I'll have two complete tanks. They are: 3x Albino Aeneus Corys 3x Almano Shrimp And for my 20g: 4x Kuhli...
  20. Need a New Aquarium for my fish don't know which to buy.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have recently decided to buy an aquarium and after doing my research, I found that there are several types of aquariums. What aquariums on this list are good for someone that wants healthy fish, but also wants to have something pretty to look at and have as decoration? Best Fish Tank...
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