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  1. New to aquariums

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have recently setup my first ever aquarium. Its a 16 gallon tank with three live plants in it, my plan is to give it a week to cycle through before I go with a gourami and some tetras. It seems easy so far (low maintenance is what im going for with my first tank) and im just curious what i...
  2. Need help!

    How To Use
    Hello everyone! So i just created an account and im a little confused on where and how i posted questions? if anyone could give me a brief rundown that would be awesome! thanks! :-D
  3. Hi Everyone

    Introduce Yourself
    Just joined this evening, have only been keeping fish 1-2 years (cold and temperate water) really enjoying it, find it really relaxing and weirdly rewarding lol have a friend I'm taking over a tropical tank for. Have joined looking for advice on tropical fish stocking and ideas :) Thanks in...
  4. Beginner to tropical fish looking advice

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi Everyone, I am still very new to keeping fish. I currently have 2l cold or temperate water tanks. One with 3 platys 3 white cloud mountain minnows, 2 Danios and a plec. The other larger tank has a fan tail goldfish and loach. I wouldn't normally have a goldfish as I don't believe it's...
  5. Growing On Me

    Introduce Yourself
    So, I recently got a tank and some fish. Primarily to try out the whole aquaponics thing. 3 Weeks ago, to me, fish were fish. Ooh. But my kitties are growing on me. I now care very deeply for them. Ive got one of the Back To The Roots aquaponic tank thingies. Its currently got basil sprouts up...
  6. Can these plants go together? Also Cycling questions

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    So I am going to start cycling my first aquarium soon (50 gallons, freshwater), and I can't decide on which method to use. I've done some research and know I want to have the following plants in my aquarium before I add my fish: Brazillian Pennywort Water Sprite Dwarf Hygrophilia Amazon Sword...
  7. Tank wont cycle and it has been 3 months!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 36 gallon bow front freshwater aquarium. I have a 17 watt t8 full spectrum light, aqua tech power filter, and i keep the temp. about 72 degrees. Also i have a air pump with two airstones on each side of the tank. I have it stocked with 3 glowlight tetras to get ammonia in the water. It...
  8. New Setup! Need help stocking.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Greetings, My name is Natasha and I am new the the whole fish keeping hobby. I can't wait to get started and have a wonderful aquarium. I have recently purchased a 40 gallon aquarium with all the necessities for set up. It's been well over a month since I have started my 'fishless cycling'...
  9. New to fish and the forum!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey all!, I am very new to both fish keeping and the forum but the community has been a great help so far. I recently picked up a 7 gallon tank (freshwater) equipped with a 15 watt light and filter (Ill supply specs later), and have used the forum to help me with the filtration process and...
  10. 20 Gal Marineland Biowheel with LED hand me down

    Introduce Yourself
    Greetings all! I am excited joining this forum and looking forward to gaining more knowledge and insight into being a better aquarist. I have kept fish as a hobby for a long time. (3 - 4 years in the US, and 3 - 4 years in India) Now that I have 2 active tanks (a 10 gal and a 20 gal) with a...
  11. First Death In my First Tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I came home from work today only to realize one of my young Honey Sunset Gouramis was dead. There are 11 other fish, one other gourami, in the tank. This fish was fine, my tank is fine, I have checked everything out. I am not sure what has caused this to happen. The fish was only about half...
  12. 50g Freshwater tank underway, am I doing everything okay so far?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello all, my name is Max and I am new to this forum. I am 22, from Minnesota, and two days ago I purchased a 50 gallon tank to start my new hobby. Like I said, I bought a 50 gallon tank, put the 50 lbs of gravel in, filled it up with water from my bath, got my heater and canister filter going...
  13. Water Treatments: Who's right- The fish store or the company?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I'm trying to set up my fish tank after starting over from my first experience with ich, and I went to my LFS and got the new 2 day-old water I had running in my tank tested to see how to adjust it before getting new fish. Based on my results (I don't remember what they were), I was told to...
  14. Hello! from Castle Rock, CO

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi! I'm Christian, Criss, or Criss Fish (Fisher is my last name) *cue over used Fisher irony joke* Anyways, Im 18 and new to the aquarium scene. I got my first tank a couple of weeks ago and just last night put the first fish in to start cycling it. The tank is a 60 Gal tall show tank i got...