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  1. Help!!! New arowana not eating???

    Ancient Fish
    Picked up a 14" arowana from a guy on craigslist this past Monday. Fish was super healthy and active when I got it. It's now Thursday and I haven't seen him eat anything! He's in with my community so when I feed the tank they get floating pellets, flakes, crisps, carnivore pellets, and I bought...
  2. How often do I/ When do I clean my 10 Gallon Tank?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello! :) Last week I got a 10 gallon MarineLand tank It's filtered and has a heater. It has 2 silk plants and pink gravol stone things. It contains 2 african dwarf frogs, 2 red columbian tetras, and 1 Veil Tail Betta. How often should I clean this tank? And how the heck do I clean it??
  3. Need Help!!!

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    So, I have a 20g saltwater aquarium. I conditioned the water and have 2 live rocks and a couple fake logs as well as live sand. I have had the tank about a week. I put in a clown fish and a purple bottomfeeder and 2 hermit crabs. I changed the water today, about 4 gallons. I put the...
  4. Help, I am trying to revive an old "dead" fish tank.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I am trying to revive my Fiance's old fish tank. He has put a lot of money into equipment and I don't want it all to go to waste. It's not just about the money he put into his tank. I've always wanted to get into the hobby. I love animals and fish fascinate me. I'm a complete amateur when it...
  5. Guppies with platies?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I have a 14 gallon tank, with four orange platies, along with a male fancy guppy, and 2 female guppies. I've heard somewhere that these fish don't get along, and they shouldn't be stocked together. They seem just fine, and I've observed no fighting/fin nipping whatsoever. First, is this...
  6. help with setting up a shrimp tank?

    Freshwater Shrimp
    Hello everyone! I have an extra 10 gallon fish tank laying around and I was considering turning it into a planted shrimp tank. I have no idea what I'm doing as far as plants as I've never attempted a planted tank before but I had an idea where one side would be a bamboo forest and the other...
  7. Baby tiger oscars

    Cichlids
    i recently bought 2 baby tiger oscars from my local pet shop, i have had them for just over a week and they do not seem to be settling in as well as i aould had hoped, they both came from the same tank at the pet shop with another 3 oscars in with them. they are both roughly 7 cm. one is...
  8. new freshwater tank problems. need advice!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi everyone! i joined this site in hopes of getting some good advice on my new tank. I just got a new ten gallon tank (small, i know) and Im having alot of problems with my fish! some have died for unknown reasons and one now has fin rot. Part of it i think is the Place i am getting them frim...
  9. why is my water lettuce dying???

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    okay so about a week ago i bought 3 plants for my (cycling, but nearly finished i think) sorority tank. the marimo moss ball is fine, the... sword? i think.. is fine, bt the water lettuce is dying, fast. its leaves are turning a dark brown-black, starting at the ends and moving in. its on every...
  10. questions about wisteria

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    ok, so i just got a wisteria plant today, and i have put some in each of my small tanks. but it raised a few questions for me.. 1 the plant i bought came with a few different plants in one small tube, i put 3 of them in one tank and one in the other. was i suppose to plant them all together, and...
  11. i want to plant my 2 gallon tank, but have a couple questions...

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    okay so i have a beautiful betta in a 2 gallon tank, and im thinking it would be nice to give him some real plant life, but i have a few questions. so, i have checked local availability against my expertise in growing any type of plant (i.e., none) and i think my best bet (that i also really...
  12. is this a 50 gallon or 55 gallon?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    ok so i was just at the lfs and i happened past a 50 gallon tank....48 1/4"L x 12 3/4"W x 20"H... now i always thought those were the dimensions of the 55 gallon 48" x 13" x 21"... does that 1 and 1/4" difference constitute 5 gallons? ... am i wrong or have they just started measuring differently?
  13. how many african cichlids in a 55 gallon tank

    Cichlids
    hello i am wondering how many African cichlids Malawi mbuna can i put in my tank? usually the rule is like one inch of fish per gallon of water... but cichlids like crowding so... i have an emporer400 and an aqua clear 110 on the tank right now and nothing in it thus far.... i think i want to...
  14. what size should my hosipital/ quarintine tank be? for cichlids?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    ok so i have a 55 gallon main tank that is empty but i am going to get fish and i am wondering what size quarantine tank i should get i was thinking 10 gallons since its just for transitioning and i only buy 2 fish at a time anyways..... or maybe i should go 15 or 20long...
  15. black sand... is there any way to make play sand black?

    DIY Aquarium
    hello i am wondering if there is anyway to make super economical play sand black ... like the very expensive black sand sold at the aquarium shop... or is there some where you can just buy black sand that is safe for an aquarium but more economical than the kind from the lfs?
  16. no name canister filter on ebay... for a 55 gallon cichlid tank!

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    hello everyone i have a 55 gallon tank that is currently empty but i want to put African cichlids in it and i was told that since its gonna be a bit crowded i should over filter with like 800+gph so i was originally thinking 2 marineland emperor 400s but now i am thinking just one...
  17. Ember and Lemon Tetras 10 gallon tank?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello! I love tetras alot! I am planning on doing some major fish switching soon. Right now I have 2 Lemon Tetras, 2 Swordtails (1 is a fry), and a corydoras (which is going bye bye). I want to remove the corydoras from the tank. I love my corydoras and I've had him since June (when I started...
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