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  1. Fish mysteriously dying.

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I've had about 4 fish die within the last month or so and I dont have any affordable fish stores in my area to buy testing strips or anything. It all seemed to start when I added a new plant in the water. Water sprite i believe it was. It ended up dying. I have 2 pieces of medium/large driftwood...
  2. fish mysteriously dying?

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    I've had about 4 fish die within the last month or so and I dont have any affordable fish stores in my area to buy testing strips or anything. It all seemed to start when I added a new plant in the water. Water sprite i believe it was. It ended up dying. I have 2 pieces of medium/large driftwood...
  3. Help!!! Fish sinking and dying!!!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I don't know what is going on, I have a community, and last week one of my Bettas died, and today I just witnessed one of my guppies died. I don't know what is going on, I need to figure this out before I lose more. I had two female bettas, they were seperated in the tank, Betta that died...
  4. Help!!! Fish sinking and dying!!!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I don't know what is going on, I have a community, and last week one of my Bettas died, and today I just witnessed one of my guppies died. I don't know what is going on, I need to figure this out before I lose more. I had two female bettas, they were seperated in the tank, Betta that died...
  5. 2 Dead Fish Today

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I am new to owning an aquarium. I've had my 20 gallon tank set up for about 2 months, the water levels have been fine for a while now, but today my marble molly and upside down catfish died. The marble molly was struggling all morning to stay alive, she would swim for about 10 seconds...
  6. Is water from dehumidifier safe to use in tank?

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    I know this is a random question, but I have a dehumidifier in my room and I was curious if I could use the water for my tanks. I tend to think that it would be fine, but maybe I'm overlooking something obvious. Thanks!
  7. Hello am Kris

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello am kris Am from California and am new to this forum hope i get to meet nice fish owners
  8. How many times a week I should test the Ph levels of water in my tank?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, I was just curious how many times a week I should test the water?
  9. help planted tank & CO2 water chemistry please!

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I have a 29 gallon tank. Recently had an UGF, removed that. Small gravel substrate, DIY Co2. 200tgph hob filter, and finnex ray II (strong light). I wanted to try a planted tank. I don't mind doing the co2 I think some of the plants need it. Problem is my ph is so low. I think it is about 6 or...
  10. Well water pH problems. Help!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have well water that tests 6.4 out of the tap. It's not hard. (the fish store said it's about mid range for hardness.) My problem is that the next day this water will test 8.0! (using the API high pH tester.) This is the water in the aquarium and in a glass of water just sitting on my...
  11. Water inside heater normal?

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi everyone! I've just installed a new heater into my tropical tank and there's some water condensation inside the actual glass part. Just wondering if this is normal? Thanks!
  12. chemicals

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I am new here. I am trying to setup an 90 gallon oscar tank. I cant find some pure ammonia. my question is when i do find the pure ammonia. do i still add all the water chemicals as in start right. start zyme, stress coat? its a new tank but its not setup right. I had fish in it but they all are...
  13. Cleaning a fish tank...

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm due to clean my aquarium for the 1st time since my new set up. I started of with a few casualties in the first few days. I then completed a one week and two week course of ammonia/nitrate and chlorine remover respectively. During and after this I gradually added new fish and since then they...
  14. Please help!!!! Fish acting weird and worried about water

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I am a new member and recently got an aquarium, all week the fish have been fine. Today however almost all of the fish were swimming directly under the top of the water at about a 40 degree angle. After i noticed this i changed the water and they all started their normal swimming patterns again...
  15. How can you find out the hardness of aquarium water?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a API Freshwater Master Test Kit that shows me the ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, and high pH levels of my water. I was wondering how to tell the hardness of the water because under a lot of the fish profiles here it says they need certain degree of soft/hard water. Thanks. Ps. Is there...
  16. Help with water issue!

    Cichlids
    Hi New to the forum so I don't know if this belongs here! This is an image I found on the internet of the fish we have. Three all together The Fish!! 1) Is it possible to tell the sex of these fish. Two are now quite large and have fought over territory and moved the stones around in the tank...
  17. Severe guppy deaths but no disease

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have had my 29 gallon all live plant aquarium running since March 2010. I've had guppies and endlers since May 2010. They have been thriving for all of this time. I have amazon swords (reproduced to make 3 bunches), java fern, banana plant, dwarf lilly bulb (that has shot off tons of lilly...
  18. Whats Going On With My Clowns

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hey Guys Ok Here Goes. I Have 2 Clown Loaches In My Tropical Tank and they keep bickering at the minute. one is slightly larger than the other. Earlier on i noticed them fighting and the bigger ones black stripes turned grey. after they stopped their fighting his stripes went back to jet...
  19. water testing

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    one of my daily test at the moment is tetra 6in1 dip test but my KH reading to day was purple :-? wich is not one of the colours on the tube? what reading is that? can sum one recommend a better test for KH?
  20. Gross question

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I just busted my butt getting this tank ready for water. Just as the water gets about an inch above the substrate I noticed it was brown... turns out I cut the ever living crap out of my hand and bled all over. Obviously I drained it. QUESTION: DO I need to go nuts with flushing all of...
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