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  1. 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...
  2. Need help with setting up 15gal tank with liveplants

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi friends, First of all, I am new to the fish world. I have read about the nitrogen cycle. I need help with setting up an aquarium with live plants. I currently have a 15gal tank (2ft-1ft-1ft) with an Internal filter with 140G/h filter capacity. I need help with the kind of substrate to...
  3. advice about a rather small tank? 6 g

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 6 gallon tank which I've been using as a betta tank for some time, with only plants (Elodea) as filtration, and no substrate. I've been regularly changing around 50% of the water a week and generally trying to take as much care of it as possible. I've asked about whether it's ok to use...
  4. 1.5 gallon stock :P

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    okay i know this tank is tiny but i got it at a good price with filter and heater plus light, and i was wondering what i can put in it, its not set up yet but im just curious what i could put.. i was thinking this no bettas(already have some) -2 dwarf frogs or -2 badis or -mexican dwarf...
  5. Desk tank..

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey there! I was wondering on getting a small tank for my desk in my bedroom.. And I was thinking something nano tank type thing, but I have no idea what size I should get and what to put in it, this tank would be something for me to basically stare at while doing homework :p but at the same...
  6. New aquarium... sort of (HELP!)

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I just lost the last fish in my tank to ick yesterday after what I'm guessing was an accidental overdose of Ick-Guard II :sob: . I had 3 amano shrimp in the tank and was able to isolate them to a 2 gallon bowl with water acquired from the fish store. I have completely cleaned the tank top to...
  7. skimmer for 10 G?

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    I have a 10 gallon marine tank, yes I know thats small, that has 3lbs live rock and will soon have about 2 fish or so and anemones. Is a protein skimmer more necessary because of my tank size or can I do without it with regular water changes?
  8. New 2 gallon tank.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everyone, Today I went to the store and found a great deal On a 2 gallon hex tank with air pump, Hood, And decor included for only $13. My brother Has a 10 gallon tank so I do have some basics Knowlage on how to take care of fish. I have been doing a lot of research these last few weeks...
  9. heater for a small tank

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I have a tiny 2.5 gallon tank. I have a small heater by Tetra that I buried under the gravel. It works fine, but there is no way of regulating the temperature. So if I leave it on all the time, my water goes up to 85. It's a pain having to remember to turn it on at night when the house cools...
  10. Clean slate, 5 gal tank stocking ideas?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I found a LFS that took my 3 catfish and 1 rainbow shark i inherited. My freshwater tank now has "high" levels of nitrites and i beleive is going to be cycling properly. Im not sure if there are any low level plants i could add into my tank but i would be interested in some greenery. I...
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