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  1. New tank...high nitrites need advise!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm new to this forum so i'd like to start with a hello to everyone. That being said, my tank is 120 gallon 48"x24"x24". I set it up, filled it with water. Ran about 5 days before i went to lfs to get some live plants. The lfs owner there talked me out of a fishless cycle and into a fish...
  2. Guppies and Mollies staying at top of tank.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I was wondering if anyone could offer any advice. (as i am new to fish keeping) I have had my tank up and running for just over 3 weeks now. For the 1st week we set the tank up with no fish and then after a week added the following fish: 2 guppies, 2 mollies and 1 catfish. 24 hours after...
  3. Setting up a 45 gallon for Retirement Home. Suggestions Welcome :)

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I decided to start a fresh thread on this subject as I posted the wrong tank dimentions in my OP and title in my original thread and by the time I knew better, I couldn't edit. I am hoping to create an easy to care for tank that the residents can enjoy. Here is my main question... *What would...
  4. Starting new tank, how long can fish stay in a bag?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I've cycled my new 20 gallon tank, and I want to place mollies and swordtails together. I have two questions, though. I've gotten mixed messages on whether this is a good idea; some say they're great together, others say it was awful. Will the two work well together? Also, I was thinking...
  5. Plants and New Angels in a tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I've been keeping fish for 2 years now and 3 months ago i decided to do a big change and give away all my aggressive cichlids that I probably should have gotten rid of a a long time ago. I currently have 2 Scalare Angelfish (honestly the greatest fish I've ever had) and 1 Discus (sadly this guy...
  6. New 30 Gallon Tank: What fish to put in?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi I recently set up my 30 gallon high tank and let it cycle for a week and then added this "Colony" product from ATM to instantly start the cycle process. Since then I have added 4 Wag Sunset Platys to the tank. They seem to be doing just fine. I am wondering what other fish I should add to the...
  7. I lost 2 rasboras already, what's going on

    Cyprinids and Atherinids
    My 20 gallon long tank recently finished cycling and I added 6 harlequin rasboras, 6 albino cories, and 1 betta. When I got my rasboras, 2 of them were super fat and the rest looked normal. Within 2 days the first fat one died and I tested my water but everything was good. Now it's been a...
  8. New 8g and 5g- cycling and stocking questions

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I am currently cycling an 8g aqueon evolve and a 5g with cocktail shrimp. I believe I am nearing the end of the cycling process(been at it for just over a month). I have been doing lots of research on potential inhabitants for my tanks, I would like a small variety of guppies, a honey gourami...
  9. Brand new 60 gallon need help stocking

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm very new to aquariums and newer to his site so please bare with me as I struggle. I'm trying to decide between a 90 and 60 gallon tank and am leaning towards the 60 gallon. My only worry is that I'll over stock it with the fish I'm hoping to buy. The fish I plan on buying are a rope fish...
  10. New set up gone cloudy.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi there, I'm new to tropical fish keeping and have just set up my first ever tank. Its 110l tank with real plants and bog wood. I used de-chlorine and bacteria starter to setup and put 3 frogs (African dwarf). I then checked the water and everything was ok (ph,ammonia, nitrite and nitrate all...
  11. silvertipped tetras very aggressive please help!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    So I started this tank last Monday with 5 silver tipped tetras. The tank is a 29g. I have 3 small plants and a fake log for them to play with. As soon as we put them in the tank we noticed one fish started looking sick (was tipping over when he swam) so we got our water tested and the pH was...
  12. Can I use regular energy saver lighting in my FW tank?

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    So, I dont have aquarium light bulbs. I did have two, but they blew within two days of each other, and that was about two weeks ago. I found that regular 40 watt or 60 watt light bulbs dont fit in to the bulb slot, but that the energy saver spiral bulbs do. So now, I have two 13 watt bulbs...
  13. New 29 Gallon Tank Evaluation

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 29 gallon freshwater tank. I have a LFS I go to for plants, a LFS I go to for supplies, and a 3rd LFS I go to for fish. It has been cycling for 3 weeks now. My info: My tap water is hard and basic (roughly 7.6 & 170) I have a black gravel substrate 3 pieces of Malaysian Driftwood (2...
  14. No ammonia after two weeks?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I bought my first tank 2 weeks ago, a 10 gal. I read a lot about cycling and caring for fishes. With the tank I bought 3 guppies, 2 females and a male, because they looked like interesting fishes to have. Also in my tank there are a few live plants: a rather small plant that's about 4 inches...
  15. 1st Planted Tank!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey TFK Forum, I am just getting into larger planted tanks and wanted to post some photos of my tank so I could get some feedback, thoughts, advice or just general comments. I personally feel like I need some more background plants and some more bunch plants but other than that I am just...
  16. Too much?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    First off this is my first tank, i bought a ten gallon tetra brand starter kit with the filer, heater lamp/hood the whole shabang. So i bought all the necessary things needed for a proper looking fish tank. I stocked it with fish right away without "cycling" and learned my lesson quickly when a...
  17. Gourami Tank Mates?

    Anabantids
    I have a new tank with 4 glofish, one otocinclus, and two newly added Honey Sunset Gouramis. I want to build the tank around these gouramis. I was wondering what fish would be the best tank mates in my 36 Gallon Tank. I was thinking maybe some mollies, and dwarf gouramis. I also was wondering if...
  18. Swordtails in a 15 gal?

    Livebearers
    Hi! I recently bought a 15 gallon tank and was wondering if I had enough room for a few swordtails in it. I know that I'm going to have a few guppies (3-5), and I'm getting a male dalmation molly from my friend so I was thinking of buying a female so he wouldn't be lonely... with the guppies and...
  19. Starting A New 10 Gallon

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everyone, couple month long reader first time poster here. I'm looking to start a 10 gallon tank but I'm not quite sure what to put in it. I'm not brand new to the hobby but I'm still nervous about just jumping into a new tank without any input from some more experienced keepers. I've...
  20. Advice on stocking levels for new(ish) tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi All, I have a 260L (68 US Gallons) tank which has been set up approx 6 months. Water parameters are all good and I have had no major issues. I have 4 natural plants, a few artificial ones and a couple of decorations. Fish seem very happy and I have plenty of hiding places and shaded areas...
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