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  1. 10 gallon stocking?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    This is my first ever tank as I'm new to this hobby, but I've done loads and loads of thorough research to prepare myself. The only info I haven't been able to find is how exactly I could stock my tank, as there are so many different variables that go into decisions like this. I have a 10 gallon...
  2. 36 gallon stocking ideas.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So, my cousin might be upgrading one of her tanks from a 36 gallon bowfront to... something bigger come spring. If she does, she says she'd be willing to give me the old one. I was looking into what I might want if that happens and this is what I've come up with, please feel free to tell me if...
  3. 30g stocking questions

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I currently have a 10 gallon, 5 gallon, and 2.5 gallon tanks spread across my life. Thinking of getting a 30 gallon for Christmas. I can't help but feel that AqAdvisor is underestimating the stocking. I'd like a mix of schooling fish. 2 orange dwarf crayfish 2 nerite snails 12 zebra danio...
  4. Peacock Cichlid Tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello! I am very new to this forum and am looking for some information regarding a 55gal tank I am setting up. After much research, I have hopefully settled on a Peacock cichlid tank. However, I am finding conflicting answers regarding stocking and I am looking for some straight forward...
  5. Praecox tankmates?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi all, so I am about to set up my new 190L/50gal high tech planted tnak, with a 60l/15gal sump. I am adding 10 praecox rainbows, 6 otocinclus, and then I am unsure of anything else. I can't keep shrimp as they are illegal in New Zealand, but I was wondering if anyone has any cool ideas of...
  6. African Cichlid issue (Aggression and Stocking)

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi, I've had a 55 gallon tank and a 30 gallon tank for around 2 years now. In the 30 gallon I have 12 African Cichlids, and a single tiny one on its own in a breeding tank. In the 55 gallon one i have 6 Cichlids, 5 males and one female. I also have a catfish. (Yes i understand that I have way...
  7. Stocking my new 55 gal

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi! I’m starting my first tank since I was about 5 years old and I’ve been researching extensively on proper set up, fishless cycling, fish care, etc. My fishless cycle is almost complete and it’s time to consider stocking. I was thinking of stocking with a purple “Glo Shark” (GloFish’s albino...
  8. Back after a very, very long hiatus

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello everyone! Probably nobody remembers me anymore... I kind of abandoned the hobby when I started studying, so I haven't had an aquarium for years. But I really miss having fish, even if I don't miss the maintenance, lol. Fishkeeping is good for the soul. So naturally, I've started dreaming...
  9. Stocking advice for 45 gallon tank

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Working on my first planted tank - squee! Going to stick with some simply, hardy plants like anubias, java fern, and java moss, I think. What I really need help with is deciding on fish. Currently I'm planning on: 3-5 cory cats 5-7 cardinal tetras I'm interested in: betta (love a betta in the...
  10. Fish for high Ph water?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I searched for hours to find something but I really am struggling, so I signed up for the forums and am hoping someone can help me. I already have rather high Ph where I live. It's actually above 8.0 and it's making choosing species pretty difficult. I recently acquired a 46 gallon bowfront and...
  11. Stocking Query:12-14 gallon tanks

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hallo TFK Forums! I hope I'm posting this in the right place... I'm a new member but not a new fishkeeper, although I would consider myself more moving from beginner to intermediate. I've kept livebearers before (platies, swordtails, mollies) which bred, of course, harlequin rasboras, various...
  12. Complete newbie with some general Qs about new freshwater tank!

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi everyone! I'm in the process of cycling my first freshwater tank (yep, google took me down the rabbit hole and I learned alllll about fishless cycling) and I have some questions I hope some more experiences aquarists will be able to help me with. For starters, I have a 20g high with...
  13. Stocking Help for 60-75 gallon

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I currently own a 29 gallon (approx.) aquarium, and am looking to soon upgrade to a 60-75 gallon. I've done some research on cichlids and rainbows and am thinking I kind of want to go in that direction. However, I'll most likely be moving some, if not all, fish from my existing aquarium into the...
  14. How to add fish to cycled tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    My 29 gallon tank is cycled and I'm planning on adding fish tomorrow. I was thinking 8 zebra danios, 6-8 cherry barbs, and 8 bronze cories sound good. I was wondering if I should add them all at once or little by little. I've heard both but mostly little by little. I want to avoid mini cycles...
  15. Help stocking a new 29 gallon freshwater tropical tank!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey guys! I'm a new fish keeper and I have an empty 29 gallon tank! I'm thinking of starting a new tropical community. I'm just not sure as to what fish to stock it with. So far I'm thinking: -2 angelfish -4 kuhli loaches -6 neon tetras -1 bristlenose pleco Also, any info on how to care for...
  16. Stocking 10 Gallon Tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I would just like some insight as ive read and heard many different and opposite answers on this. Would 3 cory cats ( either bronze or peppered) and a dwarf gourami be fine in a 10 gallon tank? I'm using an Aqueon Quiet Flow 20 filter which says its suitable for 20-30 gallon tanks. My plan is...
  17. Stocking a new tank, been out of fishkeeping practice for a while!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    As stated in the title, I've been out of practice for a while now. I quit fishkeeping about a year before I left for college just due to lack of funds. (17 years old with no job and a mother who thought it was a waste of money! Lol) Well, now that I'm living in the dorms, my roomate and I are...
  18. New is for my 10 g planted? Betta maybe?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hey all, It's been quite awhile, but I'm on spring break so I've got awhile to give my tanks a boost My planted 10g has been running for a few years now, and I need to restock since I no longer have any top level fish. All that's in it right now is a snail, an oto, a black kuhli, and two amano...
  19. 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...
  20. Need a centerpiece and pleco fish for my 60 gallon tank

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    Hi all! I'm finally back in business with my tanks, and I'm stuck. I'm looking to slowly stock my tank, but I need help with finding a "Centerpiece" fish. I have a long 60 gallon with sand for substrate. Originally I was planning on doing 2 pearl gourami and 4 dwarf, a few tetras to fill the...
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