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  1. Tank Engineering Disaster??? WILL IT HOLD??

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi guys, I have a wall unit with a drop cabinet that I've been using as command central for my small aquariums. Works like a charm. Thing is, i'm planning to upgrade my tanks, first to a 5 gallon with some heavy decorations (~80lb) and ultimately to a 15 gallon (~200lb), and obviously need...
  2. Stocking for 100 gallon tank

    Hey guys, recently got a 100 gallon fisk tank for the family. I'd like to stock the tank with 5 fish, one for each member of the family, cichlids ideally but I'm open to other options. I'd prefer if each of the fish is a different species, but two of them can be the same as well. I'm also stuck...
  3. New Saltwater Tank Help

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Please help the beginners of the saltwater tank keeping hobby! I Have been having so much trouble with my research. I am new to SALT-water aquariums and am so confused. What is the bare minimum I need for a tank? What are the cheapest buys, and what would you suggest I put in? Thanks so much for...
  4. Siameese fighting fish?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, I was just wondering what type of equipment I would need to set up the tank? to ensure that the Siamese fighting fish have better quality life (live longer) and is there any books on Siamese fighting fish that you recommend that I should read? Cheers Bec
  5. Fish Only Tank

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    I am going to have my 37G rectangle fish only tank starting up in the next 3 months, my plans go like this: Tank: 37 G rectangular tank Filters: Penguin 200 Bio Wheel and API Nexx 55gal or Filstar XP Small (please give me feedback on which canister filter is better) Lighting: LED: 42 white / 3...
  6. Need help setting up a 100 gallon tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    My grandmother's retirement home has a tank that's about 100 gallons or more (I still need to measure). They are clueless about fish care and have already killed 2 batches of Goldfish and one pleco. They asked me for help and advice and I had the good sense to come ask yall as my tanks are much...
  7. Starting new 10 gallon freshwater tank!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello all! I am starting a new tank. 10 gallons to be specific! Right now it is all i can afford because bigger is quite expensive. I would love 30 but i dont want to spend anything over 50$...anyways I would like to know (like in my saltwater new tank help) What i need and What i can put in...
  8. First aquarium and the wait is killing me!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    So, im new to the aquarium hobby. I bought my first fish tank a month ago. 2nd hand Fluval Roma 200L aquarium. As soon as i got it home, with in minutes it was filled. With fingers crossed i watched for any leakages. Thankfully it was fine :-D 100cm x 40cm x 55cm (39inch x 16inch x 22inch)...
  9. Maxi power head help

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I accidentally brought a taxi power head pump 500l/hr, suitable for up to 125lt but don't really know what to use it for. I am in the process of setting up a 60 ltr tank and was hoping there was some use for the powerhead pump. Everyone I have asked seems to think it's pretty useless but i was...
  10. 2.5 gallon stocking

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 2.5 gallon aquarium that I got as a gift. It has water, sand and a filter, all from an established aquarium. I was keeping a fiddler crab in it but it escaped and plumeted to the floor, later dying a gruesome death. I am too traumatized to get another crab, so what can I put in it...
  11. New 55 Gal Tank Setup for African Cichlids.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium So i cleaned out my 55 Gal tank, painted the back Black, laid out the rockwork, connected a Fluval 406 Canister filter (bck right corner) and have a Topfin 60 HOB filter on the back left. used Pool Filter Sand and Aragnite for...
  12. Input on 55 gallon planted stocking with Bolivian Rams

    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...
  13. Questions on Filtration, Substrate and Plants for a new Cichlid tank

    In the Process of setting up a 55 Gal aquarium and I've decided I'd like to own 2-3 species of Cichlids, fairly mildly agressive and easy to care for, for a Cichlid novice such as myself. I'm thinking Electric yellow (Labs), maybe Firemouth and maybe another.Also Like to add a Pleco if possible...
  14. Freshwater Aquarium Setup Tips

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Nothing can match the beauty of well-maintained fish aquariums. Setting up a freshwater aquarium can be fairly easy when you follow the correct steps for doing so. If you would like to have an aquarium in your home or office, you can start by thinking of the kind of fish you would like to have...
  15. how should i stock my 55 gallon?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    heres a few ideas of mine 55 gallon One comet goldfish 55 gallon 35 neon tetras 55 gallon 10 tiger barbs 1 rainbow shark 1 convict chiclid 55 gallon Black sand 12 rummynose tetras 12 cardinal or neons 12 corys two species 2 gbr 10 cherry shrimp 55 gallon Two electric blue jack dempseys 55...
  16. Giant aquarium setup help

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello, me and my dad are getting a 75-200 gallon aquarium to put our clown knife, tinfoil barb, and 2 columbian sharks in. They are still pretty small and are currently in a 45 gallon tank. There is also a blue gourami, and bumblee catfish in the tank but they won't be moving to the larger tank...
  17. 55 gal for Ancient Fish, need feedback

    Ancient Fish
    Hello all, a fish hobbyist that's new to these forums here. I am soon going to acquire a 55 gallon tank, and I wish to put some of my favorite fish in it. But, I am not sure who would go well with who, and how well the fish would do at their maximum size, because I have only had smaller 10...
  18. First Salt Water Aquarium

    Saltwater Puffer Fish
    I am Starting with a 40 gallon setup. Wondering if it was okay to put a Porcupine puffer, maroon gold striped clown and a niger trigger together? All juvenile? I only plan to have this tank 6 months at the most before i move up to a 100 gallon + size.
  19. My 1st tank

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    what do you think of my LR arrangement and where i have the pumps. all comments welcome. :oops:
  20. Need help to setup my new 43 Gallons Tank.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Today I am gonna receive my 43 gallons tank which I have ordered 6 days ago ( So much waiting). I have a lots of thoughts and dreams about it. It will be freshwater community aquarium. I have a 7 Gallons tank. Which is medium planted . I want my new tank planted too. For setting up my new tank...