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  1. Does a Fish's Tank Level Affect the 1" per 1gal. Rule?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    We have set up a 10 gallon freshwater aquarium and are about to start slowly stocking it with fish over time. I have maintained tanks in the past and I am familiar with the old rule of thumb of keeping 1" of fish per gallon (10" in my case). Our planned inhabitants would overstock the tank a...
  2. gourami size question

    Introduce Yourself
    hi there, new to this forum and new to gourami's, i had inteded to purchace some nice small honey gourami's and was sold two golden gourami's(3 spot), which i have since read get to be about 6inches, this i know is too large for the tank i own...my question is how long do have before they reach...
  3. Young or Fully Grown Gold Barbs

    Cyprinids and Atherinids
    Hi, I want to buy some Gold Barbs this weekend, but I'm unsure whether I should by the small ones or the larger almost fully grown Gold Barbs. What size would you recommend? - Is it better to buy mature older fish? Thanks
  4. Fish tank official size

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Was wondering if anyone who had a regular 45 gallon fish tank. Could pull out a tape measure and give me exact measurements to the 1/16th an inch. Putting it in to a wall and not doing traditional trim work either. Much appreciated.
  5. Questions about my new Pleco!

    Catfish
    I bought a pleco today. Not sure what kind, however. He's supposed to get up to 18 inches. He's black like the common ones. I was just wondering how fast he is going to grow. I have some African cichlids that will soon be in my new 60 gallon tank, and I want to put the pleco in there when he big...
  6. African dwarf frog questions.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey guys, I saw a few videos of ADF and instantly fell in love with them :love2:. I did try and find articles on this site for them but couldn't find any. I just have a few questions: 1. How many to get? (are they gregarious) 2. Do they need a solid surface above the water to sit and breath or...
  7. cutting driftwood

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I bought some Malaysian driftwood and it's a bit too large. What is the best way to cut it? Can I use a saw like I would on a regular piece of wood? Anything special I need to do? Should I soak it first or cut it dry?
  8. can someone tell me the size of my tank?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I feel really silly posting yet ANOTHER thread on this site but it seems to be the best idea to me... ok so I'm setting up a larger tank from the one I have at the moment, which is about 5 gallons/25 liters. anyway I was always under the impression that my larger tank, which is 60 liters, was 10...
  9. Size of aquarium

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello! I'm not sure I'm in the good section, to tell everything, I don't know much about fishes, that's why I'm here! So, I plan on getting a few red bellys piranha's (about 5 or 6) and I've been told that they need a big-enough aquarium, but I'm not sure what size :-? I've heard many things...
  10. Is my swordtail pregnant?

    Livebearers
    I have noticed her increase drastically in size, but it has been about a month. Her gravid spot appears to be there. She is boxing out. I will try to insert pictures if I can, but they may be blurry and are best viewed when they are scaled down. Can someone who is more knowledgeable on this...
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