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  1. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi everyone! I am fairly new to both this forum and to tropical fish keeping in general. There’s a lot of information to learn! I’m about to graduate college, and I’ve had a female betta in a 3 gallon tank in my dorm. I now know that that is too small so I bought her a 10 gallon for my new...
  2. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi this is my first time posting on one of these but I just can't find someone who has a similar problem to mine. So for starters I'll tell you about the tank it's a ten gallon with an amazon sword (I've been adding 1 ml of flourish to the tank to help it grow, also some snails that hitched...
  3. Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi guys! Are my plants pearling? These last 3 days, I noticed tiny little bubbles under the leaves of my java fern and anubias. This usually happens in the evening (5-8pm). One by one these bubbles eventually float towards the surface, especially when my betta plays under the leaves. I've...
  4. Livebearers
    Please help me with my guppies. :frown2: I got my males last January, and then females on february. My tank specs are: 8 gallon planted tank (open top) 1 bunch of anubias barteri, 1 bunch of java fern, 1 row of narrow leafs, few floating hornworts and a carpet of growing java moss...
  5. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi all, so I am about to set up my new 190L/50gal high tech planted tnak, with a 60l/15gal sump. I am adding 10 praecox rainbows, 6 otocinclus, and then I am unsure of anything else. I can't keep shrimp as they are illegal in New Zealand, but I was wondering if anyone has any cool ideas of...
  6. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi! I’m starting my first tank since I was about 5 years old and I’ve been researching extensively on proper set up, fishless cycling, fish care, etc. My fishless cycle is almost complete and it’s time to consider stocking. I was thinking of stocking with a purple “Glo Shark” (GloFish’s albino...
  7. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi all, I'm new to this forum because I really was getting frustrated looking around online for some tank stocking options and just would like a nice forum where I can talk to people with some experience with what I'm trying to do. So decided to give this a try :) I'm not really new to the...
  8. 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...
  9. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi everyone, this is my first time posting but I've been a long time lurker. I've set up a heavily planted 10 gallon aquarium. I used to have 3 kuhli loaches and 6 pearl danios in it, but when I added a dozen sakura cherry shrimp to it, the danios would aggressively tear at any of the shrimp...
  10. Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    Living in Sulawesi, Indonesia I'm in the planning stage for an approximate 300 gallon square aquarium with a square overflow in the center of the tank. I settled on the style so that all sides can be viewed and can be set up differently with plants and open space. It will also give a full 2...
  11. Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi, I'm new to the site and have a couple questions about how to lay out the substrate in a planted tank and which substrate to use. I am planning on using fluorite, and I want to know if I can use it as a bottom layer and top in with a more atractive gravel. Also, is fluorite the best choice of...
  12. Beginner Planted Aquarium
    So I am new to fish keeping and am looking for some pointers. I have a 10 gallon live planted tank that is about a month and a half old, fully cycled. I have 3 neon tetras that have been alive in the tank through the cycling process and am trying to add in 2 guppies. The guppies keep dying...
  13. Freshwater Journals
    Not quite "fish" pictures but I really wanted to share pictures of my shrimp and the tank they occupy. Here is the tank. Plenty of scavenging areas for them to forage for food and open space so that I can see them. This is freshly set up so I expect there to be growth in most of the plants to...
  14. Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi! So I bought a small mesh bag of activated carbon today because the mopani wood in my tank has been leeching tannins like crazy. I know that it's good for my tetras and everything, but the water has become far too brown for my liking. I don't mind if it's slightly off color as long as the...
  15. Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Of course the first thing that caught my eye when I arrived at the San Francisco airport was this beautiful amazonian biotope tank in one of the waiting areas. The fish in there were pretty boring, couple congo tetras, a few pleco, no corys to be spotted :( This crazy chaining floating plant...
  16. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello all!! I've been interested in keeping a tropical community tank probably over 5 years now. I've always had loads of different pets and tanks (I just recently took down my 20 Long with African Clawed Frogs I've had for 6 years) and now I finally have the opportunity to setup the big...
  17. Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Angel Fish/Planted tank - YouTube Thought I would share my 72 gallon euro tank with plants and some huge Angel fish and Rainbow Sharks. This is my first video so if anyone knows a better way then let me know.
  18. Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hey everyone. I hope you are all doing well and your tank problems are nonexistent. I had to scrap my old tank because we moved to a temporary residence until we get our house. Haven't posted on here in months. Wanted to thank Byron for all the advice. New tank will be Corydoras...
  19. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Okay so I decided on a final stock for my fluval edge 2 (12 gallon) My lighting is supposed to be 7600k or 4.6 watts so I'm trying to suite plants for this, 3 crypts 2 micro sword 1 Anubis nana And I want some plant for height, but I'm not sure, any suggestions? Fish wise 6 crystal shrimp...
  20. 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...
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