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  1. 30 gallon stocking and safety

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I recently bought a 30 gallon aquarium. I am about ready to begin the nitrogen cycle and was wondering if it is safe for live plants during the process. Also stocking wise how many of these fish could I add after nitrogen cycle: Cockatoo cichlid tiger barb upside down catfish madagascar rainbow...
  2. 10 gallon fish and setup

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    :grin2:Hello!:smile2: I currently have 3 neon tetras (I've had them for almost a year now). They are doing great but I think they wouldn't be as shy with a few more of them. I previously had 2 guppies but they both died because I didn't act quickly enough for the first on and when I quarantined...
  3. My well established 49 gallon is suddenly dying off

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a previously stable tank that has been up and running for about five years. I've not added any new fish for at least a year. Now my fish are dying off a few a day. Two two days ago, two yesterday, and five today. I am aware that my tank is overstocked. I didn't realize it when I stocked...
  4. Adding Plants to Established Aquarium?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi! This is my first post so I hope it goes okay... Here is a link to the tank I have: The tank is 5 gallons and has one Betta fish inside. It has an LED...
  5. New Live Plants for Established Aquarium Setup?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi! This is my first post so I hope it goes okay... Here is a link to the tank I have: The tank is 5 gallons and has one Betta fish inside. It has an LED...
  6. Pleco and Live Plants

    I'm planning on buying a clown pleco for my 20 gal tank, yet I also want to buy some live plants. Question is there a way to keep the pleco from turning the plants into a salad bar or should I stick to the plastic ones I have now?
  7. Beginner with Live Plants

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    :|When I started out on aquariums and till now, I've been buying plastic plants, mainly because I don't green thumb when it comes to ones on land and I didn't want to buy something that would be more trouble then it's worth, or an unintentional salad for some fish. Right now I have a 20gal tank...
  8. Adventure into Wonderland: Refurbishing 65g Tank and Stand

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    So maybe I've gone a liiiiiittle tank crazy but I can't help myself. I have live plants in my 46 gallon, my 20 gallons, even my 2.5 gallon tank but they also have artificial backdrops and decor that looks kind of... well, cheesy. I wanted to make a big planted tank that blends the beauty of a...
  9. Need help with setting up 15gal tank with liveplants

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi friends, First of all, I am new to the fish world. I have read about the nitrogen cycle. I need help with setting up an aquarium with live plants. I currently have a 15gal tank (2ft-1ft-1ft) with an Internal filter with 140G/h filter capacity. I need help with the kind of substrate to...
  10. 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...
  11. New Tank. Ideas and Advice Wanted.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I've recently come into possession of a 75 gallon tank (or will shortly anyway). It was supposed to be a Cichlid tank, but I've convinced my wife to keep it just to the smaller fish (Molly, Platy, Cory, ext.). I plan on cleaning it next week and then begin the cycling process (after I...
  12. New 29 Gallon Tank Evaluation

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 29 gallon freshwater tank. I have a LFS I go to for plants, a LFS I go to for supplies, and a 3rd LFS I go to for fish. It has been cycling for 3 weeks now. My info: My tap water is hard and basic (roughly 7.6 & 170) I have a black gravel substrate 3 pieces of Malaysian Driftwood (2...
  13. Photo Log

    Freshwater Journals
    Here is a little photo log of my 20 gallon since I started it two months ago, it has changed quite a bit. This isn't my first aquarium, but is my first real attempt at live plants (I tried a single one once before many years ago). At first I had mostly plastic plants, but quickly replaced them...
  14. Too much?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    First off this is my first tank, i bought a ten gallon tetra brand starter kit with the filer, heater lamp/hood the whole shabang. So i bought all the necessary things needed for a proper looking fish tank. I stocked it with fish right away without "cycling" and learned my lesson quickly when a...
  15. L.E.D Lights Effect on Live Plants

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I have a Marineland day/night L.E.D light and I wanted to know how well it would work with growing live plants. Any input is welcomed Thanks, MetalArm3
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. live plants

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    I would like to have sum live plants in my aquarium. but I don't want something that will grow out of control in my small 10GL tank. I am planing on having a par of Ocellaris Clownfish. I already have a per or scarlet hermit crab (Hoover and Dyson) so what would you guys suggest to get and when...
  19. Sand, soil, or some kind of dirt for new aquarium?

    DIY Aquarium
    Hello, sorry to start a thread over this topic but I was wondering. I want to set up a (wide) 20 gallon amazon tank this christmas. I want to have the most beneficial terrain I can. I was always wondering how to put sand-looking stuff in your aquarium without just making a giant thick cloud of...