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  1. corys scratching on things.. ?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    i have a feeling this is going to be a long post but i'm just trying to provide as much info as i can... so i've had my 15 gallon tank set up since the thursday before last. in it are 3 corydoras panda and a gourami. they all seem happy and well but something has been bothering me. i've noticed...
  2. new tank set up, advice please?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    So far I've found this site really helpful and as I am trying very hard to make my new tank work, I really appreciate all the advice I've been given on here....and I need some more :P Ok first here's a brief overview of my situation. I have two tanks, a 5 gallon hospital tank and a 15 gallon...
  3. Can I start a new tank with water from my established tank?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a very healthy 30 gal freshwater set up and just inherited a 10 gal. I was wondering if I could use water from my established tank to start the 10 gal and if this will speed up or eliminate the cycling. Any advise will be greatly appreciated.
  4. New 10 gallon tank. Any ideas?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    It's my first time posting here and I am very excited to see a good community of aquarists, so hi to everybody! I am soon off to college to study marine biology, and I want to have an aquarium at college in addition to the one I have at home (It only makes sense). Unfortunately, most schools...
  5. New 35-litre tank cycling and stocking questions

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a newly set up 35-litre tank measuring 44cmLx42cmHx27cmW (roughly 9 US gallons, I think - 17.3"x16.5x10.62 inches). The filter has "bio-balls", then a bag of carbon wrapped in filter material, then "bio-rings". I have a 50W heater and a small airstone in there as well. I have been...
  6. Clean slate, 5 gal tank stocking ideas?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I found a LFS that took my 3 catfish and 1 rainbow shark i inherited. My freshwater tank now has "high" levels of nitrites and i beleive is going to be cycling properly. Im not sure if there are any low level plants i could add into my tank but i would be interested in some greenery. I...
  7. Where did I go wrong with my 55 gal tank? (NTS problems)

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have kept fish tanks before. Several small sizes (>30 gallons) and a couple big ones. I've kept African Cichlids and even have them spawn! I've had a nice planted community tank! But that was 6 years ago, and now I am having my butt handed to me by some carp. Here is the set up: 55 gallon...
  8. Advice for stocking a new 50-65 gallon planted tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi all, I'm fairly new to any serious fish keeping. I'm helping my parents set up a new tank as a housewarming gift. I get the fun of the design and the setup without having yet another tank! They would like a 50-65 gallon tank, and they want angelfish. I'm thinking: 4-6 angelfish (of some...
  9. Starting up Marine Tank 30G

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Hi! New to the Forums. I have been researching for a while now, i have a 29 gallon tank just moving from freshwater>brackish> not up to saltwater. I have a 2' GSP dont know if im going to keep him in there, ive been saving money and buying things bit by bit and just bought some figi live rock...
  10. Confused about cycling and ammonia levels

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I have read many of the stickies about cycling and setting up a new aquarium, but I am still confused by the varying information I am receiving from different sources. I went to a fish store the other night, to get some starter fish and was told: 1. Do 50% water changes every week for...
  11. Cycle Wont start!!!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Well I have had my new tank for well over a month and it wont finish cycling. My tank has been sitting at 1 ppm of ammonia but wont change. I have used the bottle of stuff that says it would help didnt work. I have two live plants in it also, nothing is helping. Cant get hold of any media or...
  12. cory tank

    im starting a new 10 gallon tank especially designated for corydoras, i need to get small size gravel, plants (any ideas, java fern, swords, etc..), and i would like a big piece of wood or stick, you know you see that in a lot of tanks, should i use sponge or regular filter? i dont know but does...
  13. New fish, new fish tank

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I'm a beginner fish keeper. I bought a ten gallon tank about three days ago. I have the filter (of course), the air pump with an air stone, thermometer, and a submersible heater. I put TetraAqua AquaSafe in the water to take care of the chlorine/chloramine. According to instructions, 1 teaspoon...
  14. My new tank - I need fish ideas

    Freshwater Journals
    Well after I decided that i really wanted some fish and doing a bit of research I went out shopping today for the tank and supplies. firstI stopped at the local flea market looking for a tank. I found a pretty nasty looking 10g that looked like it probably had some kids goldfish it it because of...
  15. salt in my tank

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Hey everyone, Thank you in advance for helping me out! I have just began setting up my new tank and first I added non live sand than I added fresh water, than I added my 2 power heads to get the water moving, than I got my water temperature to 78 degrees and stable, than I added 60 Gal worth of...
  16. Setting Up a Breeding Tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I think my female guppy is pregnant so I am setting up a little 2 gallon for the babies and to isolate the female. I have the gravel, water, and a little plant. I'm debating whether or not to put a filter in because it will only be for a short time. If I end up not putting in a filter, do I...
  17. new 10 gallon

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    hey i just set up a new 10 gallon on 9/17/08 it looks good but i think my shark is lonely i have 2 goldfish, 2 guppies, and 1 shark. every one has a buddy but him (i know, but im worried about these things :-P) should i get another shark to be his pal?