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  1. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have 5 tiger barbs (did have 6 but one died this morning out of no where-he was acting completely fine the day before). It is a new tank and have only had the fish for 3 weeks. I let the water sit without fish so the water could be filtered for 10 days before introducing the fish. I was doing...
  2. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I received a new 30 gallon tank (18”x18”x24”) for Christmas and in my excitement ran out and bought a bunch of plants for it the next day (Crypt, Java fern, Amazon sword, pennywort, Anubias and Sag grass). I used Caribsea eco complete as a substrate with a little bit of Fluval’s...
  3. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey all. Recently I purchased my very first tank (second hand) and this past week have been busy researching everything I could find about keeping tropical fish - I'm looking for some advice on whether or not my equipment is enough to handle my set up and which fish I should buy for my first...
  4. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello Everyone! This is my first ever post. I currently have a 29 gallon Aqueon tanks which is super overcrowded. It is my very first fish tank/aquarium, so everything fish-wise is a new experience! (I also went overboard) I am receiving a 125 gallon Aqueon tank on Thursday, and am...
  5. Introduce Yourself
    So, here's a recap. I currently have a 20 Gallon tank with a juvenile albino senegal Bichir and a Small African Butterfly fish, and some plants along with alot of places for the bichir to hide. They used to be in a 3 gallon tank (Which after doing research, I realized was a terrible idea and...
  6. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello all! :smile2: I am a new member to this forum and site. So far, it has been extremely informative and helpful to me! I appreciate all of you, the information you provide, and the insightful views you all have. Thank you! I was hoping to get some insight for my new plan on a tank setup. I...
  7. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, I posted here before about my 10g but Petsmart is having a sale on 45g so I am upgrading my tank!! For moving the fish over, I was wondering if this makes sense: my plan is to get an Aquaclear 50 and start running it on my 10g in addition to the already established filter I have on there...
  8. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi guys! So i've been doing a lot of research on how i should stock my 29g. I currently have 10 zebra danios. I want to add 6 cory cats, and then another small school of small fish, maybe neon tetras or something cooler? (any suggestions?) and then i want 1/2 centerpiece fish. I was hoping...
  9. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Good Day All, I recently got a fish tank back after not having one for about ten years. I am super excited about getting some little swimmers and I have some questions about my set up and what fish would be the best for it. I have an 18-gallon hexagonal tank with a Fluval AquaClear PowerFilter...
  10. Introduce Yourself
    A neighbor gave us a 1 gallon tank because his kid couldn't handle taking care of fish yet. I went looking around for the best kind of fish to keep in a tank that small because I know fish need lots of room. Turns out I shouldn't keep ANY fish in a one gallon! But I don't want it to sit unused...
  11. Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi guys, Had 4 angelfish in a 10 gallon tank so decided it was definitely time to upgrade to a 40 gallon one instead. Bought it secondhand gave it a good clean (no soap) and set it up 2 days ago with water and 2 filters. Checked the pH of both tanks a day they were both similar colours...
  12. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I just started this fish keeping hobby about a month and a half ago. I received a 14 G hexagonal tank from a freind complete with heater and 20G filter. I have read a lot of stuff about cycling, testing the levels etc. I started out the tank with 2 neon tetras, 2 platies, and a guppy. A few...
  13. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi everyone, I recently decided to live out my dream of having a small tropical fish tank for the first time. I bought a 33L tank and let it cycle for almost a month getting the water tested regularly and adding bacteria before I got fish. I didn't get any fish until it had been running for...
  14. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi all :) I am relatively new to fish keeping. I have a 15G tank with a internal filter doing about 900L/hr, and air pump & stone and temperature is set to 26 degrees. pH is around 8 (still cycling) and i have driftwood, artificial plants and gravel. A week ago i aquired 11 Neon tetra's (now 10...
  15. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    This morning I received my new aquarium (shipped from NY to Iowa) and so far no leaks! It was a discounted tank, so there were some imperfections with the stand. I am still waiting on substrate to come in, so I have a week or so before I will drain it, plant it and start my cycle. I'm posting...
  16. Cichlids
    Hi, I just recently got into this hobby! I've set up a 20 gallon community tank, and not to jinx it, but have had no issues with 5 female guppies, 2 male guppies, and 2 dwarf gourami. After some investigation, I've decided 5 females are pregnant (shocker right?) and two are going to give birth...
  17. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi all, I am attempting to set up a 36 gallon tank. The tank has been running for about three weeks. I tried using fish food to get some ammonia in my tank. I also placed a filter, bio filter (in new filter) and two panty hose with aquarium gravel from my old 10 gallon aquarium floating in...
  18. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I feel like I need some expert advise. I recently started a 10 gallon up. It's been going for a couple of months. I got a filter from Craigslist(it came with other accessories, I was really more after a cheap hood) and the filter broke recently, about two weeks ago. Ever since it broke the...
  19. Cichlids
    I recently purchased a 55 gallon aquarium and want to stock it with lake Malawi Mbuna cichlids. In the research I have been doing it stresses being careful that the cichlids are compatible. I would like as colorful as possible with red, blue, and yellow. From what I have read most blue cichlids...
  20. Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    GIVE ME ALL YOU'VE GOT!!! I have a 55 gallon tank that I had previously filled with water, expecting to run another freshwater. Then my stepmom said she wanted to get rid of the 2 Tomato clowns in her 72 to make way for some "Nemos". And then it was back to saltwater. So I have a few questions...
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