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  1. New Tank - Fish Dying

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello all, Brand new to this forum, glad to find it. I've had a Betta for a while now in a 1 gallon tank, I bought him at a Petsmart and upon doing a bit of research I found a 1 gallon was WAY too small for him. We'd been talking about getting a 'real' tank, so Friday night we went to an...
  2. Setting up a cheap but effective sump system?

    Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hey guys, I'm new the the site and am a beginner when it comes to saltwater aquariums. I'm 17 so i've gone through all the bio classes and chemistry classes already and have somewhat of an idea about all the chemicals and filters and what not. I have a 20 gallon tall tank with 35 lbs of live...
  3. Need suggestions to stock my 10 gallon tank.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I just started up a 10 gallon freshwater tank and I need help deciding what kind of fish to stock my tank with. I definitely want neon tetras for sure, but I do not know what else to purchase. any help will be greatly appreciated. please help an enthusiastic noob out. here is a link to my fish...
  4. new freshwater tank problems. need advice!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi everyone! i joined this site in hopes of getting some good advice on my new tank. I just got a new ten gallon tank (small, i know) and Im having alot of problems with my fish! some have died for unknown reasons and one now has fin rot. Part of it i think is the Place i am getting them frim...
  5. My new 10 gallon tank guppies now... what else?

    Freshwater Journals
    Hello :lol: I previously posted with a 3 gallon tank issue in the forums http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/freshwater-aquarium/just-started-3-gallon-aquarium-any-72740/ I realized 3 gallons was not what I really wanted and I upgraded to a 10 gallon. I currently have 3 male guppies. I know for...
  6. Hi :)

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi, i'm a new member with an empty tank :BIGweepy:..lol..someone gave us a used 33 gallon 'tall Hexagon tank w/ the lid (which is a little warped,might need a new one...?).... I live on a' non- moving' Houseboat here in the Keys.8-) ..... I had a 55 gallon freshwater tank about 7 yrs ago. This...
  7. pH adjusters... do they really work?

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    so, i keep betta fish. i got 2 of them before i knew anything about keeping fish, but now i have done some research and have found that my pH is higher than what is normally considered healthy for a betta fish. (i dont have a high pH test, so all i know is that it is at least 7.6, which is as...
  8. New Tank & Filter+ Old Water HIGH NITRITES

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a new 95 Gallon with a Fluval Fx5 (400Gal Filter / 925 G.P.H). I used 40 gallons from a well established tank to start up. Nitrites at 8ppm Nitrates 10 ppm. 7ph which i am trying to buffer. 77 degrees. i have 4 juvenille african cichlids in the tank to help with the cycle. i've been doing...
  9. 29g Community Tank - A Newbies Journal

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Introduction So I've had the itch to setup an aquarium lately and finally got around to doing it. On a bit of impulse my wife and I picked up a 29 gallon aquarium and stand. While I kept several aquariums when I was younger I really consider this my first "real" aquarium. Real in that I'm doing...
  10. Betta Fin Rot and possible other diseases

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi, I had been keeping my betta in a .5 gallon tank for 7 months, I had no idea how bad it was. About a week ago, I transferred him to a new 2.5 gallon Mini bow with a filter, heater, thermometer, gravel, cave, silk plant, and a gravel siphon. It's at 80º F. The hood has a 15 watt incandescent...
  11. Re: Gourami compatibility and more

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Re: Gourami compatibility and more Hey, I'm new and this is my first post. I recently started up a freshwater tank, 29G to be exact. I purchased the tank and all the necessary equipment (Filter, heater, stand, decor, etc..) about a month and a half ago. I bought one black lyre tail molly and...
  12. Housing Upgrade for my fish!! 40 Long

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    40 Long tank will be delivered soon!!! And the LFS is going to delivery it and check on my fry and see which they would like. Also setting me up as a supplier/trader for them in the future!!! Already said they were looking for breeders of different fish up here! I told them what store I traded...
  13. Help - Aggressive Neons and New Tank

    Characins
    Hi there, I have had a new tropical tank set up for about 10 days now. I set the tank up properly and used the neutrafin cycle and aqua plus so that fish could be introduced as soon as the water temperature was right. I started off with just transfering my male figther fish into it...
  14. New tank algea questions? (pics included)

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Hi i was just wondering if someone would give me some feedback regarding my new living rock, i have had the tank running for about 10 days now and have noticed the rocks have an assortment of different things growing on them. You can see the greens, browns, pruple/pink and a white hard film...
  15. Just A Noob Asking A Question About Aquarium Setup

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi :) Currently I have two bettas in their own one gallon tank a piece. I've had them for a few months now and they seem very happy. For Christmas I would like to get a 5 gallon tank to put some other types of tropical fish in. I'm not interested in any big fish tanks at all...I don't have the...
  16. Hi I am new to all this fish keeping

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all, I am new to this, But really want to give it a go and make a big tank over the next few years. I will put sum photo up when i have time of my last diving trip in Egypt which made me want to start my tank. Hope to get to know you and hopefully get sum help when I need it. :-D See Ya Matt
  17. How long to establish new filter?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I upgraded my 75-litre Aqua One AR510 to a 165-litre Aqua One AR850. Both have a filter box that sits above the tank with two boxes of filter material (ceramic noodles, sponge on top, cartridge with filter wool and carbon on top of that). The filter boxes on the AR510 are just smaller in size...
  18. "dust" in the water, high surface tension, bubbles

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    My 10 gallon aquarium has been set up 3 months ago, and originally been cycled with 2 zebra danios. It was going fine for a while, but after I added a 3rd ZD, I noticed these particles in the water and bubbles at the surface near the sides of the aquarium. This condition improved in a few weeks...
  19. Introducing Angel Fish/Boring Silver Dollars

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a fairly new tank. Just wondering how long I should wait to put Angels in as I've read they aren't the best to put in a new tank. Also thinking of offloading my Silver Dollars as they are very boring, besides feeding time and wasting tank space. Does anyone have any positive experiences...
  20. New setup in 29 Gal tank, need suggestions(cichlid)

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have had a couple aquariums in the past, but I always stuck to the very community friendly species of fish. I recently decided its time to get my tank all setup again, but I would like to switch it up a bit. I have a clean slate to start with. Just an empty 29 gal tank, waiting for...
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