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  1. Help with water levels?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I got my first 11 gallon tank last week and it has been cycling for 1 week now. I added Fluval water conditioner on Saturday and then the biological enhancer on Sat/Sun and Mon. I’m going to be putting guppies in the tanks and today I tested the levels using the API master kit and would really...
  2. amateur mistake...

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    SO, I have a 29 gallon freshwater tank, artificial plants, gravel substrate. I had a school of 6 tiger barbs, a yellow molly and a silver molly, and a few ghost shrimp. I did a 25% water change, then reached into the tank with the WRONG cleaning brush to knock some algae off of a rock. :oops...
  3. BIO-Spira vs Tetra SafeStart vs Microbe-Lift

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So, there's a debate out there about what is the best product to use when cycling a tank. Bio-Spira is no longer made for freshwater use, however, the lead scientist (bacteriologist) now has a company with basically the same stuff so we'll say it's still available (specifically called DrTim's...
  4. Betta tank set up

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I had a betta fish in my 100ltr planted community tank - but had to separate him as I caught him nipping the honey gourami. My last betta was obviously more peaceful as he behaved well with all the fish in there. Anyways, he's in a temporary 2 gallon tank for now, and I've just bought a 43...
  5. Of these, Which is best for Water Cycling?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    -1 Red Tail Shark -1 Angelfish -5 Tiger Barbs -1 Pleco -10 Neon Tetras Looking for 2-5 fish to water cycle a new tank, obviously these need to be hardier fish. I have a 55 gallon. Thank you so much, you guys have been great at answering my questions.
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