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  1. 8 Day Vacation?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi all, looking for some tips for going on vacation. I'm a college student leaving for spring break from the early on the 6th to early on the 16th. In total, I will be gone for 8 days. I have a 20glong planted, fully stocked with assassin snails, amano shrimp, 5 corys, 3 honey gouramis, and a...
  2. New Planted Tank No Filter (Questions and Possible Issues)

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Synopsis: So i started a new planted tank. I have a heater, the standard LED light that came with the starter kit from TopFin. I have a heater and an air stone for circulation. Here are the situations I've seen since i started. I've added 9 ghost shrimp and 8 nerite snails to try to help with...
  3. Beginner - Just added fish to a tank which was just plants

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey Everyone, I'm new to freshwater aquariums. I just added fish to my freshwater planted aquarium and keep seeing lots of conflicting info online about do's and don't when starting a new tank. Also, I'm pretty sure I got lots of terrible advice about what species to start with at the pet...
  4. Hello!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone! I have been out of the fish keeping game for about 2 years now. I wasn't able to move my tanks with me when I moved from Florida to Texas, thankfully I am getting tons of tanks for Christmas this year! I got into fish keeping because I like everything about it, simply put it...
  5. Noob mistake...

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I am working on cycling a new 55gal planted aquarium. I had a bad heater and managed to cook off a few gallons of water over the last two weeks (heater would never turn off!) so I bought some aquarium water from my local pet shop to top off what I lost. Turns out I bought 2 2.5 gal aquarium...
  6. Help setting up a 30g CL find. Tell me your thoughts!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi guys! I found a 30 gallon tank and cabinet for $60 on Craigslist and will be picking it up today. According to the listing, it "Comes with everything needed for owning fish, except the fish (tank, light, pumps, hoses, heating element, bubble stones, etc.). Everything is in good working...
  7. Water-Change question - new planted tank

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Mini Garden ina Goblet - 1 gallon Freshwater fish tank I just set this up today. Wondering when I should do my first water-change and how much. Here are parameters... one gallon goblet. 1" of organic soil, covered with 3/4" sand. Planted with four little Peacock Ferns and two Kyoto. Lighted from...
  8. Silent Cycle, ammonia, and snails?!

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I am new at cycling, so I decided to try going with the silent cycle. When I brought in the plants, baby snails hitched a ride into my 20 gallon long tank and a day later my ammonia is at .2! Now I am unsure how to go about with my cycling. I appreciate all the help I can get with this. Plants...
  9. What to add to a community tank of largely characins

    Characins
    Hello! I have been all over the internet doing research, so now I am weighing in on a forum where people actually keep fish and should have some practical advice. Here is my 75 gallon freshwater (it just celebrated its 2 year birthday): 9 zebra danios 9 black widow tetras 6 serpae tetras 1...
  10. Upgrading from 20 gallon to 75 gallon

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi everybody! I've had a 20 gallon high tank for several years with a Fluval/Aquaclear 20 gallon HOB filter and a Fluval/Aquaclear 30 gallon HOB filter. There's CaribSea sand substrate, fake plants and fake logs and caves. For fish I have 4 harlequin rasboras, 3 spotted cory's (Corydoras...
  11. *Help* I'M IN TROUBLE!

    Cichlids
    So while I was out of town this weekend, I made the mistake of stumbling into a PetCO, which happened to be doing some sort of sale on tanks ($1 per Gallon) Scored a 55 gallon, without consulting my girlfriend first. Needless to say... I'm in trouble... The main reason for this thread is I have...
  12. New Tank

    Livebearers
    Hi, guys, I just finished my FIRST aquarium, a 20 gallon home to 14 guppies, 2 bronze cory, a glofish, a dwarf gourami, and about 30 fry (UNINTENTIONAL). I set the tank up about a month ago and added 1 male guppy. 2 weeks later I purchased 3 other males, and 10 females. 4 days after bringing...
  13. Update of my 55gal planted

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I was posting about this back in 2011, just putting up some new pics I decided to take while drinking my morning coffee and admiring fish :) So here they are! The 15-20 cherry barbs (and baby picture!), 13 harlequin rasboras, Cory, and blue dwarf gourami male! Pictures in next post :)
  14. My Active Tanks & Stock 5/24/14

    Freshwater Journals
    Here's some shots of the current active tanks that I just took... Got a few on the back burner waiting to go up ASAP so updates will follow. Current stock as follows: SA/CA Cichlids - 6 electric blue jack dempsey, 2 festae, 1 belly crawler pike cichlid, 1 dovii, 1 white tilapia, 1...
  15. 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...
  16. New Planted Tank - fishes?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi guys, I'm setting up a new tank and had a few questions. I've never had a tank with very many (if any) live plants as I've always had more aggressive fish who like to rip them out and eat/destroy them. This week I'm setting up a new tank, it's 40-55g (I'll post exact size later when I get a...
  17. Satelllite Freshwater LED+ vs Satellite Freshwater LED (Regular model)

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I am thinking of buying a new light and was recommend to try the Satellite Freshwater LED+ but noticed there is also a model with out the plus. The main differeance between the plus and regular model seems to be the wireless remote control. I also noted the regular model has a few more LEDs...
  18. Little Five Gallon Project :D

    Freshwater Journals
    So I've had some bad luck with the bettas that lived in my 5 gallons lately. One died of what i think was columnaris, the other was a fish I'd only had for a month, and literally just...shriveled up and died. The 5 gallon (actually like 5.5 or whatever) tank where the fish died from columnaris...
  19. Advice on my 55 gallon planted

    Freshwater Journals
    Hi everybody, Here is my 55 gallon planted aquarium. It is the first planted tank I've ever done. The right side of the tank has more plants because it has more lighting. Behind the regular T-12 fixture is a T-5 HO light with two bulbs. The left side is full of river rock and 3 pieces of...
  20. help with red cherry shrimp and setup

    Invertebrates
    I have a 1/2 gallon vase that i am settingup for rcs. I have sand in the bottom and a little bit of java fern for now. i have two big spirals of lucky bamboo, and i plan to carpet the bottomwith java moss. the only light for this pico is my bedroom light and whatever hits it from the window. i...
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