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  1. Noobster Fish Keeper

    How To Use TropicalFishKeeping.com
    Just joined, so hi to all! My first aquarium setup went well for the first 3 weeks but now my neon tetra seem to be dying! I have a 90 litre tank with internal filter, heater and led overhead lighting. The substrate is fine white sand and pea gravel. The tank is planted with 5 different plants...
  2. Fish for high Ph water?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I searched for hours to find something but I really am struggling, so I signed up for the forums and am hoping someone can help me. I already have rather high Ph where I live. It's actually above 8.0 and it's making choosing species pretty difficult. I recently acquired a 46 gallon bowfront and...
  3. Hard Water Question

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Okay so I have a question... I normally used filtered water when performing my water changes, but my filter needs to be changed (When i am in filtered mode, its coming out in a tiiiiiny stream.) So like the idiot I am, instead of just running to Walmart to get a new filter, I just decided to...
  4. Advice needed: Schooling fishes for hard water aquarium?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi everyone, I'm a newbie here! I have been into fish keeping for just over a month now :) I bought an 36-gallon used, well-cycled bow front tank on craigslist (30"L x 16"W x 21"H). The tank came with a AquaClear 50-gal. hang-on filter, 2 air stone bars & a whole lot of fake plants Over the...
  5. Can softer water fish acclimate to a PH of 8.3? Help with buffering

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    Hi, I have a 72 g planted tank, (although with few plants). I fertilize with Flourish Excel, Flourish, and Equilibrium. I've also recently moved and done a substrate change from standard gravel to Eco-Complete planted aquarium substrate. I keep 3 clown loaches, 2 blue botias (red-finned...
  6. Can guppies DIE from HARD WATER???

    Freshwater Shrimp
    I bought 6 guppies (2 males and 4 females) and 2 mystery snails from my local petsmart last Friday(2-8-13) and put them in my 10 gallon tank. They all seem happy and healthy but by the next morning ALL six guppies were DIED!!!!:-( My two snails still seem fine tho. I tested the water and the...
  7. Hardwater Fish?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I have a 30 gallon tank. It has black sand and for deco has all natural rocks. The pH is 8.0 +/- .2 The water is extremely hard (although I have no proof as I don't have a test kit for that) I already have 10 white cloud mountain minnows. I'd really like to know if there are any...
  8. White spots, but not Ich??

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello Forum! I recently had to move my tank so i had to remove 60% of the water and replaced with new. I have a 20 gallon tank that was in pristine healthy condition for over a year, until i moved it. I replaced the water and added the appropriate amounts of chemicals and aquarium salt just...
  9. Air conditioner condensation in aquarium?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a 10 gallon planted tank with Guppys, Platies and Ghost shrimp. I have been filling their tank with tapwater which I treat to remove the chlorine. The tapwater is hard water and it naturally has pretty high levels of ammonia in it. I live in a humid area and I started running my...
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