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    Plastic-like film on glass of tank

    Because the film is plastic-like its see through and my camera doesn't show it too well :-/ Imagine the thin plastic that covers a pack of cigarettes, it almost looks like that. In fact that's what I thought it was when i first saw a loose piece floating around (even though I don't smoke lol)...
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    Plastic-like film on glass of tank

    I have noticed a plastic-like film that is covering the inside of the glass of my tank. I began noticing it when doing a partial water change because the disturbance would cause this mystery film to start breaking off and it almost looked like floating pieces of plastic wrap. When I'd touch it...
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    Float or sink fish food?

    I have 4 black skirt tetras that when I am not sure if I should be sprinkling the flakes on the surface to allow them to float or should I be placing them below the surface to make them sink? Do these fish have a preference? I feel like they kinda stare at it and don't go for it but when the...
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    Good fish to put with Black Skirt Tetras?

    Thanks so much! How many black skirts do you think I should have in a 29G? I don't want to add so many that I have less room for other fish, thanks!
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    Good fish to put with Black Skirt Tetras?

    Haha sorry, yeah I just rounded up but it is a 29G. Either way, any other fish you might suggest aside from cories?
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    Adding decorations after fish are in tank?

    I have a newly established fish tank and now looking at it, I'm thinking I was a little conservative with decorating it and should probably add more to it to give my fish more cover. Is it ok to add decorations to the tank while the fish are in there already? I know I should rinse off anything I...
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    Good fish to put with Black Skirt Tetras?

    I don't believe its a breeder tank, its about 22 inches tall and 30 inches wide
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    Good fish to put with Black Skirt Tetras?

    Hey everyone, I just added my first fish to my newly cycled 30 G tank I am super excited to finally have fish in there after cycling for weeks! The first fish I have added are 4 black skirt tetras. So far they are doing great, swimming around in their group and after a few hours I placed a...
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    Why is my new tank not cycling?

    When i first began the cycle, I don't remember exactly how much ammonia I put in, it was enough to raise it to 4ppm. I since then have been testing frequently (not daily) to check the ammonia levels and like I said, they've been stagnant. Nothing is happening at all. The tank is 30 G running a...
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    Why is my new tank not cycling?

    The pH is around 7.5/8 and from what I've read, that is ok. It just seems like I dumped water in, added ammonia, and it's all just sitting there. :-/
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    Why is my new tank not cycling?

    I set up my tank about 4 weeks ago, added water, dechlorinator, turned the heat up to about 80 degrees F, ran my biofilter, and added pure ammonia. 4 weeks later, my ammonia levels are still high, and nitrites and nitrates are non-existant. It's as if nothing is happening. I am sure this is a...
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    Floating Crystals in Tank?

    It's a bit difficult to see, but you can make out a white thing suspended in the water .That is just one of many that are floating around.
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    Floating Crystals in Tank?

    So I was doing a water change today as part of my nitrogen cycle, and as I was siphoning the water out I noticed there were these almost plastic looking things floating around in the tank. It almost looked like plastic that would be wrapped around a pack of gum. When i put my hand in to grab it...
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    How Long Can Fish Survive In Store Bag?

    I am looking to get about 3 tetras...they're going to be my first fish for a newly set up 30G tank. Unfortunately there is no way for me to get to the store on my way to work, I get there at 630am. Is the main concern the Oxygen? I can always put them in a bowl overnight, my biggest concern was...
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    How Long Can Fish Survive In Store Bag?

    Sorry for such a rookie question that has probably been asked several times on this forum, but I couldn't seem to find a consistent answer. I am buying fish for an aquarium I have at my job (I teach) and there's no pet store in the town I work at. I have to buy them from my local pet store which...




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