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  1. (beginner) Need Help With Kh And Gh?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi So I have a 20 gal aquarium that is currently going through a fishless cycle. It seems to close to done, the nitrites are at 2.0 ppm nitrates are at 160 ppm. I'm using Api's GH and KH Tests and GH seems to be 120 ppm? (7 drops) and KH was 100 ppm? (6 drops). I am wondering if the ppm seems...
  2. Floating Plant Question

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Last month I put in some new plants into my 20g tank, a hornwort, a water sprite and a few Wisteria, and right now one of them looks like it's about to collapse. Don't ask me to name it because to me, a plant looks like another, but I think it might be either the hornwort or water sprite, but I...
  3. Quesiton about Nerites

    Invertebrates
    I have three nerite snails, the tiger blood version, and every now and then, I would see one hanging on the shell of another. I have taken a picture of them, and even though it might be a bit fuzzy, what I would like to know is that does it mean that it's some kind of mating thing between them...
  4. Small tank cycling question

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I started a 5 gal two days ago, rinsed my substrate and added water and set up lighting/filter/heating and added decorations, I used stones and a few seashells, all of which I boiled for a while and scrubbed. On the water I used a conditioner and 'stability' which says it's just bacteria...
  5. "Tanked" and cycling...

    Off Topic Discussions
    So I enjoy the show "Tanked" on Animal Planet. There are some things I don't agree with on the show, but for the most part it's fun to watch and their tank designs are amazing. :shock: Anywho, I have a question... how do they get away without cycling the tanks they build? From what I've seen...
  6. Quick Question about Cycling Tank with Ammonia

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I plan on using this method to cycle my tank but I have two main questions Where can I get Pure Ammonia (or Ammonia diluted in water with no other chemicals) WalMart? CVS? Home Depot, Lowes? etc. Where do the Bacteria that convert Ammonia into Nitrites and Nitrates come from? Are they all...
  7. New to aquariums! Can you over filter your tank?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everyone, First of want to say hello to everyone in this forum looks like a nice friendly place to be :) I currently have a 24 litre tank and a 500L/H hang on filter for it (cycling as we speak) and my question is, Can the tank be overfiltered and if so why is this a bad thing? I had an...
  8. Help?

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I recently got a Perfecto 125g 72"x18"x22" off of craigslist. I sealed the leaks and filled. Overnight, the front facing wall is bowing outward slightly, but enough that it seperated the single center brace from the rear wall. The floor is slightly uneven, favoring the front and left the most...
  9. Am I driving my fish crazy!?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello. I reciently got an airstone setup for my 10 gallon tank. It has an air pump recommended for 5-15 gallons and an airstone strip about 4-6" long maybe. The current inhabitants of this tank (soon to upgrade!) 2 Lemon Tetras, 2 Swordtail (1 fry, 1 adult), and 1 abino (bronze) corydoras. It...
  10. Sand, soil, or some kind of dirt for new aquarium?

    DIY Aquarium
    Hello, sorry to start a thread over this topic but I was wondering. I want to set up a (wide) 20 gallon amazon tank this christmas. I want to have the most beneficial terrain I can. I was always wondering how to put sand-looking stuff in your aquarium without just making a giant thick cloud of...
  11. What type of corydoras is an albino?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi. Silly question, I'm sure. But I was looking on the fish profiles and noticed that there was no albino corydoras. Can any species be albino? Or is albino its own species? Just curious.
  12. what causes the black stripe in the silver angel's eyes to disappear

    Saltwater Fish
    I'm new to fish- like, very new. I know nothing at ALL about fish. But, I do have one question- I have an angelfish, and I've noticed that sometimes the black stripes through his eyes are not there- why is this?
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