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  1. New 30 gallon tank cycled in a week? O_o

    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...
  2. Advice needed!

    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...
  3. 29 Gallon Overcrowded Upgrade to 125 Gallon

    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...
  4. New to this Hobby, some help please...

    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...
  5. New Tank Setup/Advice Needed

    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...
  6. Upgrading tanks - cycling

    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...
  7. Stocking my 29 gallon tank

    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...
  8. Establishing a New Tank, Current Flow

    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...
  9. Completely new to aquariums, have 1 gallon tank

    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...
  10. Moved fish to new tank, swimming at top

    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...
  11. Oh no, I think I have too many fish!

    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...
  12. New tank already had a casualty :(

    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...
  13. Kissing gourami mistake

    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...
  14. New Aquarium

    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...
  15. New Cichlid Tank

    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...
  16. Cycling Questions: Using Dr.Tim's aquatic ammonia, biozyme and seeding etc.

    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...
  17. Tank smells. Help with new filter.

    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...
  18. Setting up new tank and would like help on compatible African Mbuna cichlids

    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...
  19. I'm going to start a saltwater tank, what can you suggest for me?

    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...
  20. What fish can make a home in my tank?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everybody, I'm new here! Well, not completely new, I've looked at other forums here throughout the last 6 months and its helped me a lot! I recently relocated my Double Tale Betta-Liverpool-to a 10 gallon tank because: A. He's quite the swimmer B. His 5.5 gallon tank sprung a leak and the...
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