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    Which Substrate Is Best?

    I used the National Geographic sand from Petsmart and love it. (Available in both black and white.) The stuff is around $20 for a 25lb bag (more expensive than the previously suggested stuff, but cheap for "aquarium sand.") The plus side though, in my experience with it anyway, I didn't have to...
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    Fluval E300 Heater

    Well... I just sent back 2 of the 3 Fluval heaters. (I had 2 in my 125 gallon.) One of them kept saying "LF" despite being right next to the intake AND spray bar of my canister filter, and the other one just started showing the temperature jumping all over the place, anywhere from 74F to 83F...
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    Online Freshwater Fish Store

    I have ordered from them 5 times and have had zero problems.
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    Buying Fish Online

    Oops! I have ordered from Imperial Tropicals with good results. They are the only place I have ordered from online to this point.
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    Buying Fish Online

    Just wondering where everyone has bought fish online, and what your experience was like. I am interested in hearing about ALL places y'all have experiences with, but I am VERY interested in hearing about experiences from Live Fish Direct. And...Go! Thank you.
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    Substrate For A Possible Planted Tank

    I use and love black flourite.
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    What Does It Mean!!

    I believe that is exactly what you've got there...
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    Poll: Which Sand Substrate?

    No live plants. Just river rock.
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    Poll: Which Sand Substrate?

    After a week of doing research and seeing countless pictures and videos of different aquariums with different sands, I have narrowed it down to 3 choices. I think. Ha. Anyway, I am having a difficult choice choosing between the 3, so there is only one thing to do... Create a poll, of course...
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    Opinions On My Aquascape (plan)

    I like 1 and 3. Maybe a slight nod to 3.
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    Fluval E300 Heater

    Likewise. Over the last week, I have had no more problems out of this heater. If this continues, I of course will keep it. On another note, the Neo-Therm I bought has been very good. My only complaint with that one so far is a lot of times it heats the water 2 degreesF warmer than where I set...
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    Redoing My Mbuna 125 Gallon?

    That is always an option. I have 2 other planted aquariums. But with the way Mbunas dig, they would be uprooting everything unless I positioned the plants between rocks, tied them, etc. Plus, my understanding is that their natural environment has very few plants, and I want to mimic that if I...
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    Redoing My Mbuna 125 Gallon?

    So... I was just looking at my aquarium the other day, and the thought struck me that it could and should look much better than what it does... And, well, I've been thinking/obsessing about it ever since. I was wondering what rocks you recommend for mbunas? Also, what substrate? And if you say...
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    Cichlid Has Ich

    Update: Heat treatment seems to be working. The Ich does not appear to be spreading, and the fish that had all kinds of white spots 4 days ago now only has a couple. Now I know that this does not mean it's definitely the end of it by any stretch. I will continue to keep the heat where it's at...
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    Cichlid Has Ich

    Ich is spreading. 1 additional fish is definitely infected. This of course does not surprise me. Still upsetting though. Water temperature has been 88F for about 32 hours now. I did 45% water change today (including vacuum.) Plan on doing more of the same tomorrow...




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