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  1. Stocking help: apistogramma agassizii

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    12 us gal tank - 19.5" long, 13" deep, 11" tall Heavily planted (vals, Java Fern, couple of crypts, some dwarf hairgrass) 1 x Honey Gourami (trichogaster chuna) 2 x Peacock Gudgeons (tateurndina ocellicauda) 10 - 15 x Ember tetras (hyphessobrycon amandae) Would 1 x Apistogramma agassizii...
  2. 55 gal centerpiece ideas

    How To Use TropicalFishKeeping.com
    I currently have a 55 gal long tank. I was given a mix of African and south American cichlids upon research I found this wasn't gonna work. I made the choice to go with mbuna and returned the rest. After lots of research I found I needed lots of rock to recreate their natural environment and...
  3. How many fish, too many cores, high pH, and a misguided purchase

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Today is my first day as a member and I while I'm sure my questions are not new, I wasn't sure the best way to find answers. I've spent a few hours trying to navigate around and have more knowledge than when I started, but still not quite what I need. 1. I think I have too many fish. It was...
  4. New 150 suggestions and advice

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hey Guys, I'm new to the forum so first off I would like to say hello. Im in the earlier stages of my 150 gallon planted aquarium. Since I am new to planted aquariums Id like to hear what you guys have to say. For the most part, I would be getting any type of plant that is too difficult to...
  5. Bored with tank - fish suggestions please!

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    I have a 30 gallon planted tank that I've had up and running for close to 3 years and I'm kind of bored with it. Right now I have a handful of guppies, 4 panda garra, and some amano and ghost shrimp. And I want to change it up a bit. I have other tanks I can move the guppies to, but I'd like to...
  6. 20 gallon aquarium stocking advice with adding more fish and ghost shrimp with bettas

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Have a 20 gallon with a tetra whisper 10-30i filter with 4 glo fish and 6 platys (3 babies and 3 adults). Was wondering if I could add some guppies (maybe 6, lowest 4 I guess). Does that sound possible? And can I put ghost shrimp with my bettas in their 5 gallons?
  7. Looking for help stocking an aquarium

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I am somewhat new to fish keeping and am looking to start an aquarium. I am looking at a 36 bow front tank and am considering getting the following fish for it: 1 Acei Cichlid 2 Angelfish 3 Zebra Danios 1 Clown Pleco 1 Pictus Catfish 1 Rainbow Shark I have tried to mix different level...
  8. Can this actually be right? Betta/ Stocking ideas/ overstocked?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey, I'm new to fish keeping and also to the threads. As a newbie, I have been researching as much as possible, reading up on my new found obsession. In some thread, I found a link to aqadvisor.com. Does anyone know if this is a tool that can be trusted? I know there is a disclaimer and it says...
  9. Is this over-stocking?

    Invertebrates
    I have a single male betta, four African Dwarf Frogs and a Singapore Bamboo shrimp in a ten gallon tank, very well planted, filtered and heated with sand substrate. I've had the tank running for over two years now, and my newest addition, the Bamboo Shrimp, has done well in there over the last...
  10. Stocking a 29 Gallon

    Saltwater Fish
    Hello all. I am new to saltwater and feel a bit confused, I'm hoping to get some advise on stocking. My aquarium has been up and running for a few days with live rock and live sand. I want to be careful about the livestock. My wife has requested that we get a pair of clownish. Is there...
  11. 20 gallon stocking help

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So my 20 gallon high is now been stocked with the first wave Which was: 1 GBR 6 loxozonus cories 1 SAE I really would want a large school of smaller fish like tetras barbs danios or rasbora I really want some thick schooling and nice colour! Next I was wondering if it would be okay to get a...
  12. Cycled 29gal stocking ideas?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello all, I have a 29gal, cycled tank with about 6 female betta and maybe 3-5 amano shrimp. It is heavily planted (plastic plants) with 2 bunches of live java moss. I'm going to be getting rid of all my females and would like to start over in my tank, meaning I want a different species of fish...
  13. The 20 gallon adventure

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Okay so I recently bought a 20 gallon high aquarium. I got it Sunday and managed to finally make it visible because my black was awfully dirty and I was told to not clean it... Big mistake.. After like 20 water changes it cleared up ALOT, it's now in the beginning of the cycle after a few days...
  14. Stocking my 20 gallon community tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey all, new member and beginner fishkeeper here! So I'm planning on getting my very first tank soon and wanted some suggestions. I consider myself fairly new to fishkeeping, and the only real experience I have is caring for my sister's male betta and two comet goldfish. However, I have been...
  15. species for a 10 gallon..?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    i have an empty ten gallon aquarium, i have no equipment or anything yet, im planning on making it around a species or two? i have a 12 gallon planted community and a 55 african cichlid tank so i would want something different, i was thinking a species tank or maybe two small species... i kinda...
  16. Help With Stocking and Ratio

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello all. I have a 60 gallon long tank set up as an African Cichlid tank. I have a few that I know, one yellow lab, one red zebra, one acei, one johanni, one jewel, one blue with vertical stripes, one just like him with yellow and blue. Along with a striped Raphael catfish, one medium sized...
  17. Guppies with platies?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I have a 14 gallon tank, with four orange platies, along with a male fancy guppy, and 2 female guppies. I've heard somewhere that these fish don't get along, and they shouldn't be stocked together. They seem just fine, and I've observed no fighting/fin nipping whatsoever. First, is this...
  18. Final additions 12 gallon tall

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Okay so I have a fluval edge 12 gallon currently with: 6-glow light rasbora 3 panda cories Few cherry and Amano shrimp With some Anubis nana Crypts Java moss and fern and few anarchis I planning to add a few things. I just wanna have some critique on my new arrivals I was planning on...
  19. Stocking a 30 Gallon Long

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Dimensions: 36" L x 18" D x 12" High Wanted to double check my stocking plans with you guys and make sure what I wanted wasn't something horrifically bad :P My tank isnt set up yet so I have time to figure out what I want (Setting it up tonight hopefully and starting the cycle!). Tank will be...
  20. Fluval edge, final opinion.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Okay so I decided on a final stock for my fluval edge 2 (12 gallon) My lighting is supposed to be 7600k or 4.6 watts so I'm trying to suite plants for this, 3 crypts 2 micro sword 1 Anubis nana And I want some plant for height, but I'm not sure, any suggestions? Fish wise 6 crystal shrimp...
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