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  1. Starting over advice

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a 37 gallon aquarium and am thinking about what to get. I have had various Cichlids and Brackish Water fish in the past. I was wanting to get something interesting, and of a good size; even if its just 1 fish. Leaning more towards a spotted puffer, or some type of Cichlid again, but open...
  2. Benefits?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hello! I have no experience with live aquatic plants, but I currently have a flounder and Tuesday I am getting an axolotl. Out of curiosity, I figured I would investigate and see if there are any benefits to possibly adding live plants to my tank? It stays at a steady 70 degrees and has black...
  3. Looking for unique additions to my freshwater tank, what are some of your favorites?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Looking for suggestions for my tank unique freshwater fish, or crustaceans etc. What are some of your favorites?
  4. Aquarium Trouble

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi there, I set my aquarium up two months ago, leaving it to cycle for just over a month. In the tank whilst it was cycling I had only drift wood, plants and a plant in a terracotta pot. After ammonia and nitrite levels went up and then came back down I was told the tank was cycled so I...
  5. stocking suggestions based on my parameters

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I will be getting a 50 gallon tank this week and plan to plant it heavily. The water from my tap is (after D-Klor and resting for 24 hours): pH: 8.0 gH: 6-7 kH: 6-7 I haven't had any ammonia/nitrite/nitrate register. I'm finding that a lot of the fish that I am drawn to require pH closer to...
  6. starting a new tank for my new spotted leaf fish.

    Ok so my name is Daniel and this is my first post here. So hello everyone. Ok so on Christmas my sister gave me her no longer wanted African Spotted Leaf Fish. I am an avid fish keeper and try to give the best care I can. But I find myself in a tough spot as I know little about these fish...
  7. Java Moss Looking BAD!

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    Howdy y'all! I have a nice 5-6 gallon ADA tank where everything is growing quite well except my Java Moss. It has turned brown and has mostly died. I don’t know what I am doing wrong except possibly not enough water flow? I have cut it way back in hopes it might rebound. Here are my aquarium...
  8. Suggestions for my water parameters

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello all, It's been a long time since I was here. I'm in the process of cycling my tank. My water is alot different from where I used to live. I'm getting back in the hobby! Anyway, tank has been running for a few days so I know the cycle is not complete yet but I decided to test the water. I'm...
  9. Suggest me some easy aquatic plant.

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi Im looking for some really easy plants which won't need nothing but bright light and clean water. I have no plan right now to use fertilizer. I am 43 G tank with some tiny cichlids. I had anacharis and horwort but I am looking for something which will stick to the aquarium bed gravel and...
  10. plant suggestions please? :)

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I have a 15 gallon tank which has been established for about a year. It has no lighting (any light it gets is natural or from the single warm fluorescent light in the room, which is mounted on the wall and not all that far from the tank, but certainly not direct light.) At present I have...
  11. Stocking 30" long column (24" high) 56g

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hey all, was toying with the idea of making a change in stocking. Currently, I have 5x Black Widow Tetra and 4x Serpae Tetra. I know these should be kept in larger groups, so that's definitely a possibility to add more. I also have 3x emerald cory and 1 clown pleco. It is medium-planted (working...
  12. 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...
  13. Starting a cichlid tank, all manner of advice wanted/needed!

    Hi, I have just bought a 4ft 216L aquarium. the dimensions are 120cm long x 40cm deep x 45cm high i would really like to turn it into a Lake Malawi Mbuna tank and so i need lots and lots of advice. First off i'd like to mention that my water chemistry isn't far off perfect please see the link...
  14. New 10 gallon tank. Any ideas?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    It's my first time posting here and I am very excited to see a good community of aquarists, so hi to everybody! I am soon off to college to study marine biology, and I want to have an aquarium at college in addition to the one I have at home (It only makes sense). Unfortunately, most schools...
  15. 200 liter cube stocking - advice needed

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi all, I want to set up my first community tank, with mostly peaceful fish. I think some schooling fish, some creepy ground dwellers and a few 'stars' would be nice. I have: -only got experience with fancy goldfish,minnows, and axolotls. But I do understand cycling, taking things slow, the...