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    Ghost Shrimp Acclimation?

    Very sound. The bag water you removed just went down the drain, right? It's not in the tank? Love the MM platy, by the way.
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    Too much algae?

    I'm sure the algae eaters do love it, but keep in mind that algae eaters gorging themselves just feeds the cycle. They'll produce more waste and possibly more algae. I'd try and determine the source of the algae; but no, I don't think it's necessarily too much. On its own, algae is usually...
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    Nitrate/multiple deaths

    It'd have to be a pretty elevated nitrate level, and it really should have been taken care of by the large WC. How high was the nitrate reading? That's a really big WC. Was the water integrity consistent before and after the change?
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    Fish tank cycling need help please!!!!

    10 is pretty tight for a BN. Plecos are waste factories. That might be one issue.
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    How Much Aquarium Ornamentation?

    HI Ryan. Welcome to FL. It can sort of depend on your stock. Some fish like wide open spaces for swimming. Some are timid and like to have places to hide, especially if they are in a tank with more aggressive breeds (fish generally won't bother what they can't see). All things equal, I like a...
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    Converting a few aquarium to sw

    1. Yes. 2. Yeeeeeeeeessssssss. 3. Yes, when you do water changes. You'd use an instrument called a hydrometer to determine how much salt you need to add. The hydrometer measures how much salt is in the water. Also, seahorses are pretty tricky to keep. And expensive to buy.
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    Help Please! Advice on Cleaning the Back Wall of the Freshwater Aquarium

    Diatom algae, maybe. It's a little hard to tell. How long do you leave the light on daily and how much do you feed? Can you give us your nitrate reading? And yeah, plecos are waste factories. They're messy. That does appear to be a common, so he will outgrow that tank in a hurry. And he'll make...
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    Major catastrophe

    I'm sorry to hear that, but I would not be so quick to blame yourself for the tetras dying. You may want to round out your stock with some more of what you already have.
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    clown goby(s) in a 10 gallon tank?

    Sure. Gobies are barely over an inch at maturity.
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    Help Please! Advice on Cleaning the Back Wall of the Freshwater Aquarium

    Do you have a picture? It could be algae. It could be a lot of things, actually. Can I ask what plec species you have? As far as releasing it into the water, it's in the water now.
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    Two Air Pumps 1 Splitter

    HI Amy. Welcome to FishLore. So, I've never seen anything like that but I don't use air stones. It could just be the stone itself that's the issue. Are you concerned with the visual aesthetics or about the fish not getting enough air? If it's the air issue that concerns you, don't worry about that.
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    Giant Gourami

    Oh man, it's like living in a closet. Poor guy / girl.
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    29g set up issues

    What is the stock and filtration on the 55? I know you had one 70 on there but what else is there? And how did the 55 respond to losing a chunk of its bacteria? My guess would be that the 70 you moved had no food source for the days it was running on the 29. There was no ammonia. Your bacteria...
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    Question about speeding up my cycle

    Wait, there are no fish in the tank? TSS is a product that is really designed to make the tank safe for fish. Fishless cycles are just a process of adding ammonia to the tank as needed. The bacteria will come in time.
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