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  1. Noobster Fish Keeper

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    Just joined, so hi to all! My first aquarium setup went well for the first 3 weeks but now my neon tetra seem to be dying! I have a 90 litre tank with internal filter, heater and led overhead lighting. The substrate is fine white sand and pea gravel. The tank is planted with 5 different plants...
  2. Expert Opinion Please: Need Help Cycling!!! Getting ready for a Dwarf Puffer

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi! New here, I am currently trying to cycle my tank. I have a 5g Fluvial Spec and have gotten (I think) everything I need. As for as water care I purchased the Tetra Safe Start and dumped the bottle in as the instructions told me to do to grow beneficial bacteria (yes I understand the nitrogen...
  3. Stocking Help for 60-75 gallon

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I currently own a 29 gallon (approx.) aquarium, and am looking to soon upgrade to a 60-75 gallon. I've done some research on cichlids and rainbows and am thinking I kind of want to go in that direction. However, I'll most likely be moving some, if not all, fish from my existing aquarium into the...
  4. New 150 suggestions and advice

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hey Guys, I'm new to the forum so first off I would like to say hello. Im in the earlier stages of my 150 gallon planted aquarium. Since I am new to planted aquariums Id like to hear what you guys have to say. For the most part, I would be getting any type of plant that is too difficult to...
  5. Hi Everyone

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    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...
  6. Adding large number of fish to new 6ft aquarium

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi! In the near future I will be purchasing a 6ft tank & cabinet, and would like to start a planted freshwater tropical community aquarium. I have never had an aquarium before. I intend to cycle the tank using household ammonia, as I have heard this recommended elsewhere. After it has cycled...
  7. New Freshwater Aquarium Advice

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I have started to get back into some fish after many years of not being around them and being young / careless about how serious it is. However, as I look around the net for advice, the amount of information is somewhat overwhelming so hopefully some people here can help me out (this forum...
  8. Thoughts on new Aqua One Aquavis 130?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, I'm shopping for a new tank around the 125-135L (33-36Gal) range. At my LFS today one of the crew suggested I take a look at the new Aqua One Aquavis 130 which appeals to me on an aesthetic level, but I'm concerned it might not be best for the fish. Basically it seems to be Aqua One's...
  9. Guppies keep dying

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    So I am new to fish keeping and am looking for some pointers. I have a 10 gallon live planted tank that is about a month and a half old, fully cycled. I have 3 neon tetras that have been alive in the tank through the cycling process and am trying to add in 2 guppies. The guppies keep dying...
  10. Looking for help stocking an aquarium

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I am somewhat new to fish keeping and am looking to start an aquarium. I am looking at a 36 bow front tank and am considering getting the following fish for it: 1 Acei Cichlid 2 Angelfish 3 Zebra Danios 1 Clown Pleco 1 Pictus Catfish 1 Rainbow Shark I have tried to mix different level...
  11. New Tank Questions...Females & Cleaning

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I recently got a 20 gallon tropical freshwater (I heard they like brackish water though so there's some aquarium salt in there) fish tank and after waiting on my cycling and such, I now have 6 fish (2 mollies, 3 platys, 1 guppy) establishing themselves. I don't want any fry because my tank...
  12. 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...
  13. New 90 Gal Saltwater tank..Advice?

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    I just put together my 90 gallon tank i have a FLUVAL fx5 filtration system for it its been running for about a week now ive kept a pretty close eye on my levels and everything seems like it right where it needs to be my waters crystal clear the only thing i have in it so far is sand and i mixed...
  14. Fishless Cycling... ENDLESS cycling??

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hey all! So around Christmas time I decided that my gift to myself was going to be to start up a fish tank. I had a little 5 gallon tank when I was a little kid, but never had ANY luck keeping anything alive... so I did my RESEARCH this time! :) I bought the biggest tank I could afford and...
  15. Setting up a simple 10 gallon tank

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello all. This is my first post, so I'm not sure who all will see this but I'm looking for some help. I recently purchased a used 10 gallon tank to add to our growing collection. I want to put this one in our living room, but I don't want to put a lot of money into it. I have gravel, a filter...
  16. Cycling questions/troubles.

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Ok, I'm new to the hobby and a bit confused on my readings for my currently cycling tank. I have a 75g long brackish tank setup. SG at 1.010, temp at about 84, and ph is 8. It was seeded with one bag of live sand and a fairly good size ornament from a full marine tank. I have used Stability and...
  17. 'Inherited' a tank with fish, help?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Our friend's mother is no longer able to care for her fish tank and so we agreed to care for it (and allow her to come visit them). However we are not all that experienced with fish (we had a 20gal tank for a short time) and any suggestions/help/etc. is more than welcome. She gave us no...
  18. 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...
  19. New aquarium... sort of (HELP!)

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I just lost the last fish in my tank to ick yesterday after what I'm guessing was an accidental overdose of Ick-Guard II :sob: . I had 3 amano shrimp in the tank and was able to isolate them to a 2 gallon bowl with water acquired from the fish store. I have completely cleaned the tank top to...
  20. Dirty glass inside?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey i have been noticeing that my tank has this see through sludge, and it gets on my nerves. I dont know what it is but it makes the water look foggy and I dont like it, i usualy get rid of it by doing complete cleaning of the tank, does anyone know what it is. Is it normal or does it effect...
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