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  1. Thoughts on new Aqua One Aquavis 130?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, I'm shopping for a new tank around the 125-135L (33-36Gal) range. At my LFS today one of the crew suggested I take a look at the new Aqua One Aquavis 130 which appeals to me on an aesthetic level, but I'm concerned it might not be best for the fish. Basically it seems to be Aqua One's...
  2. Water Plants With Longest and Most Roots?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Can anyone recommend to me some names of water plants with the most and the longest roots? I want to oxygenate the sand in my "swamp" tank, and I dont want hydrogen sulfide bubbles forming (it seems that the hydrogen sulfide is cut down drastically if the air pump is on (and the milky white...
  3. Is Using a Air Stone Really Necessary?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 30 gal tank and have pretty good flow from my filter output which breaks up the surface tension pretty good. Do I need to also add an air stone for oxygen into the water?
  4. is this normal or not?

    i've noticed that ever since my golden gourami has been in the new tank (which has been set up about a month) she's been gulping air from the surface a lot. i have a homemade filter which utilises an air stone so there are always bubbles. temperature is usually between 25 and 27, since my corys...
  5. Pet Hair Proofing an Open top tank

    DIY Aquarium
    I'm embarking on a little project to leave my tank top open but pet hair proof. I currently have plexiglass covers that almost make the tank airtight but the logistics of the air exchange and the aesthetics aren't there for me. This weekend I get my lights (let's hope grrrr). They have a...