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  1. Please help a newbie out

    Ancient Fish
    Hello everyone! I'm new into the hobby and I've started with a 29 gallon tank. I hate myself for this, but I guess I didn't do as much research as I needed so I need your help. I started my tank 3 weeks ago with Stability by Seachem for a week to start with the bacteria build up. The parameters...
  2. Complete newbie with some general Qs about new freshwater tank!

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi everyone! I'm in the process of cycling my first freshwater tank (yep, google took me down the rabbit hole and I learned alllll about fishless cycling) and I have some questions I hope some more experiences aquarists will be able to help me with. For starters, I have a 20g high with...
  3. Types of driftwood and stones for a planted freshwater tank?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I'm planning to get a planted 10. gallon up and running, but I'd like it to look more natural and so I'd want to have some real driftwood or possibly stones in the tank. I've been looking into mopani and cholla wood, as well as seiryu stones. I'll probably have some RCS, maybe move a betta...
  4. New to the site

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone. I've been a aquatic enthusiast for a couple years now and i love it. So iv decided to reach out to other enthusiasts and share information and advice, so again great to be here and looking forward to the future with my aquatic pets.
  5. hello and thank you to the community!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello! I'm from New York originally, but am currently living in Virginia. I had tropical fish growing up and had kept a goldfish for about sixteen years until he died this year. I started a 36 gallon aquarium six weeks ago. I got out cycled with advice from this community, who I must thank for...
  6. When OLD fish become NEW FISH! - How I began!

    Introduce Yourself
    ... about 6 months ago I woke up from my ordinary boring life expecting an ordinary boring day but as I reached the bottum of the stairs that morning I noticed an old fish tank in the living room with not much to say about it except "MOM!!!! WHERE THE HELL DID YOU GET THIS OLD PIECE OF ****!"...
  7. 26 Gallon Planted Community (Soft, Acid)

    Freshwater Journals
    I'm only 3 days into cycling my tank, and am in no hurry, this time around, now that I'll be 58 in October, & I'm disabled with a lot of time on my hands. I've been watching DEFINITEAQUASCAPE.TV on YouTube and found a 9 year old girl whose tank is very close to what I have in mind for mine...
  8. Best Plants For a Tank with not alot of maintnence

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hello everyone i am interested in getting real natural plants for my aquarium. I have a 30 Gallon freshwater tank wit a Full Spectrum Fluorescent Light. What would be some plants that you would recomend? FYI I have never had real plants in a tank before.
  9. Hello all, im new here :)

    Introduce Yourself
    Helo everyone, I am patrick. I am a brand new fish keeper. I recently got Myself a 50-60 gallon tank (not quite sure what the exact size Is):roll:. I plan on Purchasing some live plants and then adding fishes. Im glad I came across this forum Because I still have a hand full of unanswerd...
  10. I'm new and losing fish!!!! HELP???!!!

    Livebearers
    So I'm new again to tank keeping. A friend of our recently gave us a 10 gallon tank to start for our 2 girls. I grew up having a fishtank and back then it didnt seem so complicated (mind you my parents upkept the thing because my siblings and I were young). So I did what I remembered them doing...
  11. Can this actually be right? Betta/ Stocking ideas/ overstocked?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey, I'm new to fish keeping and also to the threads. As a newbie, I have been researching as much as possible, reading up on my new found obsession. In some thread, I found a link to aqadvisor.com. Does anyone know if this is a tool that can be trusted? I know there is a disclaimer and it says...
  12. Will my tank be overstocked?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I am newbie to the forum and fishkeeping, this is my first post. I have a freshwater 10 gallon tropical (half way cycled at the moment) with a filter, air pump with air stone, and heater. I am planning on getting 1 black molly (3 inches max) 5 guppies (1.5 inches max) and 3 amano shrimp (2...
  13. Ick Contagious??

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    HELP!! I noticed this morning my goldfish has white spots on it's fins and isn't very active. I have 4 African Dwarf Frogs in there with it. Is the Ick contagious??? I'm really new to housing fish and I don't know why it got sick or what steps I take to treating! (besides the Ick meds) What do I...
  14. Advice for overgrown Pleco?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi! I'm new. Here are my 2 tanks: Display Tank - 25 gallon Freshwater fish tank Hospital Tank - 5 gallon Freshwater fish tank First off, I recently got these tanks and fish from people who took advice from the local pet store. I know that the Pleco is a really bad fish for what I have and...
  15. Oceanic Biocube 29 Gal cloudy water help!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi there friends! I just joined the site, so I may not put as much information as is needed to help answer my question...if I breech protocol, just holler my way! xD So for the past four or five months now I've had this Oceanic Biocube that I got as a present from my mom (who didn't happen to...
  16. Shopping for a used aquarium, not fun...

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I've been looking for a "new" used aquarium for almost 3 weeks, nothing. I've been digging on craigslist and kijiji, nothing. This is my 1st time buying a used aquarium so I'm going by this guide I found on another forum to set the guidelines for my search and give a fair offer to sellers. Link...
  17. Beginner freshwater aquariumm please helppppp

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    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...
  18. 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...
  19. Starting a 10 gallon freshwater tank, have questions

    Anabantids
    Hi, I'm new to this site but since I'm going to be starting a 10 gallon (freshwater) tank soon, I thought it'd be a good idea to get some advice before making any purchases. I'm going to get a totally new tank and hood, the biggest reasons I'm going 10 gallon are the price and amount of space I...
  20. my first cycle, almost through? water change question

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    First off, so happy to have found this forum. I had a tank during middle school while I had chronic migraines and it was a huge part of my life then. Being in middle school, I started up the tank pretty haphazardly, basically only researching the species I put in it and not anything relating to...
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