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  1. 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. 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. 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. Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi! This is my first post so I hope it goes okay... Here is a link to the tank I have: http://www.amazon.com/Panaview-Aquarium-Lighting-Filter-5-Gallon/dp/B00KIRR8BY?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage The tank is 5 gallons and has one Betta fish inside. It has an LED...
  5. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi! This is my first post so I hope it goes okay... Here is a link to the tank I have: http://www.amazon.com/Panaview-Aquarium-Lighting-Filter-5-Gallon/dp/B00KIRR8BY?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage The tank is 5 gallons and has one Betta fish inside. It has an LED...
  6. Catfish
    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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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...
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