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  1. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Is this something you folks would recommend for freshwater tanks? I have a 50 gallon planted tank and I was wondering if during my water changes, I should be putting this in instead of my regular tap water. My PH levels have been around 7.4-7.6, would this lower that at all? Also, for those...
  2. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    so this is the first time i have set up my very own tank, i did so at the end of june and i am still having a hard time getting rid of ammonia... it stays at about .25, i have tested water for nitrites and nitrates but there is none. my aunt who has experience with keeping fish and getting the...
  3. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, Greetings to all. Well, today i was going thru the ingredients of ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts) sachet, when this question popped into my mind...Can i use ORS in fresh water fish tank for both plants and fish. I am no expert, so i thought of getting some expert opinion of u ppl. The...
  4. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    i read somewhere that every time you put in new fish you should add some water conditioner is this true? if not, should i do anything different when adding fish? thank you
  5. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 55 gallon tank with 6 black neon tetras, 7 neon tetras, 3 leopard danios, 1 albino cory, 2 mollies, 5 clown loaches. Ammonia: averages 0.25 ppm (but only after triple doses of ammolock) Nitrites: 0 pH: 6.8 Temp: 80 F My tank (planted) was cycled and I slowly added new fish and...
  6. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Could some of you Big Brothers and Sisters weigh in on testing the waters? In all the ways that we should monitor a freshwater tank, from pH to GH, NH3, etc. In particular I would like to know: 1. If one will need to run lots of tests, what is the most cost...
  7. Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi i need bio filtration in my 55g tank i currently have a aqueon 55 power filter and marineland magnum 350 filter, for those of you who have the canister filter i have can i put ceramic beads or whatever they are in the active carbon canister to give my tank bio filter?
  8. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi i would like to know what the oily surface on my 55g is and if it is harmful? I think it might be from the pellets i feed my SA cichlids because they let some food particales come out of their mouth when they are eating them but i am not sure???
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