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  1. Cutting/Clipping Water Sprite-How?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hey guys and gals! I got a hold of some water sprite from my LFS and it's doing great! It's growing so quickly, I love it. Anyway, in the store the sprite was planted and I have it floating in my tank. It has begun to sprout downward roots all over the place and I would like to take some...
  2. Regular sterilizing of tools?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a highly contagious worm in the tank right now and read that I need to sterilize all nets, siphons and other tools after every use. I have no idea what I can safely use to do this since I know that soaps, bleach and chlorinated water can all hurt my already sickly fish. Any suggestions...
  3. How to properly care for equipment?

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Now that I own fish, I've found that I also own a boatload of stuff that goes with them, and am wondering if some more experienced fish keepers out there can give me some advice on how to care for it all! More specifically, I'm wondering about how to properly keep things like nets, algae...
  4. Canister Filtration in a 30 Gallon?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey guys, Just need some info/help with filtration. I have saved some coin for my fish tank and I would like to increase/better my filtration. My reason for this is I have black sand in my tank and any and all scum/leftovers/debris in general sits on top of the sand and the leaves of...
  5. Looking to setup a Salt Water Tank again

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Many years ago I had a 150G Salt Water Reef tank. From what I can recall it was fairly easy to keep up and the costs were not too bad. I also remember moving many times and the pain involving process to do it. When I divorced, wife took the tank and several months later sold it off. With my...
  6. eheim 2213

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi I use an eheim 2213 classic - I love it and have been cleaning it regularly - I know how to take it apart and get all reconnected - no problem. What I want to know is this: a) I simply don't understand how to take the impeller housing apart - there are no screws or any other method I can...
  7. Unplug Filter To Clean Tank?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    How long can I safely unplug my canister filter without killing all the beneficial bacteria? When I clean I first stir up the tank real good and use a Magnum HOT filter to clean up a lot of the floating debris. This seems to work better than just the canister filter alone. Any other suggestions...
  8. Clean Your Intake Tubes

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a sort of ritual I got through when I clean my aquarium. Scrape the glass. Siphon out five gallons. Rinse intake strainer in the water. Dump it. Siphon out five more gallons. Clean filter pads. Dump it. Vacuum the sand and siphon five more gallons doing it. Dump it. I don't deviate much...