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  1. How many times a week I should test the Ph levels of water in my tank?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, I was just curious how many times a week I should test the water?
  2. Hardex 3-ton metal epoxy for aquarium

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    im gonna use this adhesive for repairing some ornaments, is it safe?:lol:
  3. Chemicals for Water Hardness

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello! Does anyone know a good, safe chemical that lowers water hardness? The hardness of the water where I live is extreme,and it has killed most of my fish so far.
  4. Medication of Scaleless Fish + Invertebrates

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I'm surprised that we don't have a topic for this yet. Anyone here please post with experiences, what does and doesn't work. I realized that I want to know my options if ever my cories get sick. Invertebrates include crabs, crayfish, shrimp, snails, and clams. Scaleless fish include, but are...
  5. are these insects safe to feed my fish?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Around my house ive been seeing a lot of insects and am wondering if my fish can eat them. Can anyone tell me if they can be used for live food? The insects I've seen are: -earwigs/silverfish -spiders(daddy longlegs and some smaller black ones with thick legs) -flies -ants (outside in my yard)...
  6. myxazin safe for corys?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    A couple of my corys have a little bit of fin rot and I want to stop it from getting worse as soon ASAP. I've used Myxazin before to treat fin rot, but I've always used a half dose because the first time I tried the full dose my tetras seemed to get really stressed out, and I've never used it...
  7. Are these rocks safe to put in my tank?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Well I found these quartz rocks out here in Oregon 1 year ago and I have had no use for them. I am wondering if it is safe to put these in my planned aquarium. I have read in many places that quartz is safe, but these seem so DIRTY! I'm nervous they'll slowly pollute the water. I have had them...
  8. Help With Sealants

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey guys, My freshwater fish tank (I only have one goldfish, but he's a pretty big one and I've had him for years) sprung a leak the other day, and I've been meaning to fix it up. Although my aquarium is pretty old, I figured sealing the leak would be worth trying before going out and buying a...
  9. BIO-Spira vs Tetra SafeStart vs Microbe-Lift

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So, there's a debate out there about what is the best product to use when cycling a tank. Bio-Spira is no longer made for freshwater use, however, the lead scientist (bacteriologist) now has a company with basically the same stuff so we'll say it's still available (specifically called DrTim's...
  10. The Fish Order and Combo's

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    I have come up with a List of all the fish and species I would like. I know probably a lot wont be able to live together and maybe not even "reef safe" If you can give me some combination of fish I can have in a reef tank! here is what I came up with lol.. its probably all the fish out their...
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