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  1. 10 gallon stocking?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    This is my first ever tank as I'm new to this hobby, but I've done loads and loads of thorough research to prepare myself. The only info I haven't been able to find is how exactly I could stock my tank, as there are so many different variables that go into decisions like this. I have a 10 gallon...
  2. Noobster Fish Keeper

    How To Use TropicalFishKeeping.com
    Just joined, so hi to all! My first aquarium setup went well for the first 3 weeks but now my neon tetra seem to be dying! I have a 90 litre tank with internal filter, heater and led overhead lighting. The substrate is fine white sand and pea gravel. The tank is planted with 5 different plants...
  3. What killed my peacock gudgeons?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    About 2 weeks ago I added 2 peacock gudgeons to my 20 gallon tall planted tank. The tank had been cycles for over 2 months and already housed 2 female honey gouramis. Whileven they were juveniles when I bought them and can't be certain, I believe I purchased one male and one female gudgeon...
  4. Rio 300 Lighting Combination for Planted Tank

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    Hi All I have a Juwel Rio 300. I have messed around with planted for a while, had some success and some not. I am planning a rescape on the 14th April, plants and everything have been ordered :) So to the topic!, i currently have 4 x 54w Juwel daylight bulbs running in the tank. My mind is...
  5. New 150 suggestions and advice

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hey Guys, I'm new to the forum so first off I would like to say hello. Im in the earlier stages of my 150 gallon planted aquarium. Since I am new to planted aquariums Id like to hear what you guys have to say. For the most part, I would be getting any type of plant that is too difficult to...
  6. Plants: Should I go with Real or Artificial?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I just got my first tank a couple months ago. It's a 20gal I inherited (along with some Cories I would not have chosen myself) from family who got tired of the hobby. I'm super excited to get started! I got the tank cleaned up and all but one of the Cories made it through the transition. Now...
  7. First Planted Tank Setup

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hey everyone, I'm planning on converting my freshwater gravel tank with fake plants to a true planted tank. I have a few questions before I make the switch. The tank is 15 gallons and has 2 dwarf gouramis. 1. What type of substrate would work best for a planted tank? Ideally, I'd prefer a sand...
  8. Co2 setup

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm ready to take the next and daunting step in my aquatic adventures. My tank is not overly planted but has enough plants to require some supplementary CO2. I have a tmc aquagro hobby set. I also have purchased a drop checker and 4dkh fluid. The drop checker is in my tank and after 1.5 hours...
  9. hello from Zoo Creatures in New Hampshire!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone! my name is Alana and I run the fish room at Zoo Creatures in Plaistow, New Hampshire. the other day one of your admins, Romad, was in my store picking up one of our unique betta fish and she turned me on to this forum. i'm so glad she did! I joined this forum hoping to make new...
  10. Algae growing on plant leaves only?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hey! I have a pretty well planted 10g aquarium. It has lucky bamboo, two big crypts, Anubias nana, some sprigs of hair grass and tons of Marimo, but I'm having a problem with algae that only exists on the leaves of my anacharis plants.:( I have no algae of any sort growing elsewhere in my tank...
  11. Stocking a 38 Gallon Tank

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi guys, I have an empty 38 gallon tank and I was wondering what to stock it with. I want to do a planted tropical freshwater aquarium. I have a penguin bio wheel 200 filter and a standard heater. What are your suggestions on stocking? Thanks, cyoung99
  12. Fish filter frustration

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi now your here, I wonder if you'd take the time to help me make an informed choice. I have a 60ltr aquarium, I intend to have it with plenty of plants as the fish I'm keeping are tetra, otocinclus and possibly a few more, nothing to big. When I bought this tank it was being used as a...
  13. My 55 gal Axolotl tank!!

    Ancient Fish
    Here is my 55 gal Axolotl tank!! Mates: 1x Axolotl 8x Japanese Trapdoor snails 4x Chinese alage eaters Feeders: Ghost shrimp Guppies Rosey Red Minnows Goldfish Plants: 2X Red Mangroves 2x Sword 2X anuibas 2x octopus Duckweed Setup: 2x fluval HOB 50 2x 18" Zoomed Flora sun T8
  14. 26 Gallon Planted Community (Soft, Acid)

    Freshwater Journals
    I'm only 3 days into cycling my tank, and am in no hurry, this time around, now that I'll be 58 in October, & I'm disabled with a lot of time on my hands. I've been watching DEFINITEAQUASCAPE.TV on YouTube and found a 9 year old girl whose tank is very close to what I have in mind for mine...
  15. 55g Stocking Advice

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hey there TFK members, I'm new to the fish keeping hobby and would greatly appreciate some input from some fish keepers more experienced than I. I recently purchased and set up a low tech 55g planted tank (as well as a 10g quarantine tank), so now I'm trying to figure out a good stock to...
  16. Question regarding cycling a planted aquarium

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi all I'm currently in the process of setting up a 55 gallon low-tech planted aquarium. I'm interested in using the fish-less silent cycling method to cycle my aquarium. The articles I have read regarding silent cycling a planted aquarium recommend using fast growing stem plants such as...
  17. Need help with setting up a planted Aquarium (Long read).

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I've tried to grow plants before, but never had much success in doing so. Towards the end of the month I was hoping to get the necessary equipment in order to successfully grow plants. Here is what I will be getting: (If anyone can recommend me something better than what I have stated, then...
  18. Black Water Tank for Chocolate Gourami

    Anabantids
    I just turned my chocolate Gourami tank into a black water tank and they are doing great, I was just wondering if there is such a thing as too black of water... All of my levels are stable and in the correct range for my chocolate's they are thriving but it is starting to look really dark in...
  19. Does anyone know about Guppies and their impact on planted aquarium?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Does anyone have experience keeping guppies in the planted aquarium in a long time? I have full of plant aquarium and would like to use guppies beside plants. I want to know about advantages and disadvantages of using guppies in planted aquarium. The important thing to me is healthy of...
  20. My new tank's water has become cloudy

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi, I establish new tank (60cm,35cm,30cm Dimension). I used black sand and my water was good but whenever I use Co2 tablet or plant new plant to aquarium , water starts to become cloudy. I try to use Tetra Crystal Water but it doesn't work. Although I have established it 2 weeks ago but I am...
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