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  1. New Plants and Fish for a 10gal

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have my old 10gal tank up and cycling, and I've just ordered some live plants for it. My plan was to buy the plants first and buy the fish a month later. One thing that has been bothering me is can plants last that long w/o fish, because the plants would help soften the water enough to where...
  2. Hello am Kris

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello am kris Am from California and am new to this forum hope i get to meet nice fish owners
  3. They're here. The new fish. Wish me luck.

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Got some new fish into my 20g Tank, and while I can post this over and over in different sections, I'm feeling a little lazy. Anyway, the new ones are: 1x Bolivian Ram 3x Rainbow Platies 4x Kuhli Loaches 3x Tiger Blood Nerite Snails 5x Ghost Shrimp And I'm adding them to ones I have now: 1x...
  4. Snail parasite in gills deadly to my fish!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Help! one of my Platies has died and I need some help on this one cause I want to do what I can to save my other fishies! The platy that became ill started to have laborious beathing, hard for her to breath, she was getting lethargic. Hiding up in the top of the tank. I took her out and put her...
  5. What would you do if the power went out?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    What would you do if the power went out? I'm just curious ? I don't have any fish at the moment but we had power outage today for 8 hours. If the fish didn't had any light, heather or filter will they die very quickly? or slowly?
  6. Why is my fish tank cloudy? did i do something wrong?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I had added dechlorinatior, GH cionditioner, Amazon KH powder, i was wondering why it cloudy, i have added plants today in the tank but i don't think it cause the tank to be cloudy, before i purchase it the lady say to leave it for 24 hours to set but it only been 5 hours ( dont worry there's no...
  7. Midas Blenny has white spot on fin- NOT ICH

    Saltwater Fish Diseases
    On Saturday morning I went up to my local fish store. It's a reputable place with quality fish. My brand new 90 gallon saltwater tank had finished cycling so I went to get a cleaning crew and maybe some clowns. I came home with a cleaning crew (hermits, snails), 2 cleaner shrimp, 1 chocolate...
  8. Got back into it after long time...

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello all! The last time I kept fish (20 gal. rect. tank) for my family was several years ago when I was maybe 10-14 years old. It is a wonder how any of my fish survived back then considering how much bad/incorrect information we had. I read a lot on this site and other sites. I figured I...
  9. Looking for a 'large' Fish Species that can occupy my Fluval Roma 240.

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    The last of my Community Fish has died of old age and as I do not want to go down the route of having a community tank again, I fancied a change. As a result I wanted a fairly large Species of Fish. I do understand that I'm not going to fit something as big as an Oscar Cichlid or the likes in...
  10. Cichlid Tank

    55 Gallon Would this stocking list be fine? Yellow Lab x6 Cobalt Blue x6 Red Zebra x6 Plecostomus x1 and then please suggest any other fish I can keep here thanks
  11. DIY Sump

    DIY Aquarium
    I would like to make a DIY Sump and was wondering if anyone knows if this plan will work? , by the way, the black rectangles will be the separators
  12. 55 Gallon Freshwater tank with sump

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I am going to set up a 55 gallon tank in the upcoming months and would like to add a sump with refugium. What do you think of my plan, please advise me with what i should do to make it better. thank you the big rectangles that are colored in black will be the acrylic dividers that i will attach...
  13. Hello everybody!!

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    Whats up everyone im really happy to have joined this and am really excited to see where it goes from here. Since im here i would like to ask you guys what fish i should put in my tank. I had an infection go through my 30 gallon planted tank and kill almost all my fish :( and now that ive...
  14. What should i stock my 75 gallon with?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    There are some fish in there but they are very old so i guess its time to start planning what to put in next. It's going to have a small gravel (almost sand) bottom with driftwood and big round rocks and ill make caves and things out of them. I'm also going to put live plants in. But basically...
  15. Recently Empty ~40g, need advice

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey guys, I don't usually post to this part of the forum, as I generally keep to the betta-specific section. :) However, my goldfish recently passed away from flukes:evil:, and now I have a 38g tank that is empty. It also has .3% salt and Prazi Pro for flukes. Obviously I don't want to...
  16. Fish spitting up and upside down

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    My male Odessa Barb which I have had for a little over a year has started to swim upside down and his tail fin looks in rough shape. He also looked like he was coughing up some kind of white powder or something. I had a Betta in there that ended up with dropsy a couple months back, he was...
  17. Fish Compatibility

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Being a newbie to fish keeping, I didn't check out fish compatibility when I bought my fish. I asked in store and was told all my proposed fish would get along fine. I was upset to find , when I later searched online, that most of them are not supposed to get on well together. So far in my...
  18. reptile wood in aquarium

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I would really love to have some driftwood in my fish tank, but I can't find any at my pet store. There is lots of wood/driftwood in the reptile section, but I don't know if it's safe for aquaria, as it is all labled for reptile use. Some of it was mopani wood, and there were other types too...
  19. Gourami's dying

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello. So a few days ago I lost 2 of my Powder Blue Gouramis. The first one had what seemed to be bloody patches around both his gills and one gill had seemed to start to rot. The other one seemed perfectly fine, then it just dropped dead after I finished burring the first one. I treated the...
  20. Goldfish/Koi Photography!

    Freshwater Journals
    I'm a filmmaker, but I also dabble into photography. So I thought I'd just share a few photos that I thought some people might be interested in? My friends aren't really into the whole fish thing as much as I am so it's nice to find a community that understands! Anyway! Here is a photo...