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    20 Gallon Tank Fin rot?

    Okay, thank you very much! I think I'll buy some actual indian almond leaves to help lower stress levels if nothing else and just keep an eye on him. Thanks a lot!!
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    20 Gallon Tank Fin rot?

    Thanks!! I'll attach a photo from when I first got him in March. I had the tank running for about a month and a half and it was fully cycled before I got him. I did have nitrates in the tank for a long while but then suddenly... they vanished. I have no idea why but I'm not having any problems...
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    20 Gallon Tank Fin rot?

    I've been having lots of problems with my tank lately, mostly due to green water, and I've spent more time focusing on the water rather than my actual fish. Now I feel like a terrible fish mom because the other day I noticed a piece of my betta's fin just floating in the water. It eventually...
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    20 Gallon Tank Cycled tank...uncycling??

    I do believe I had a true 0 reading of ammonia to begin with. I was being pretty deligent about following the instructions with the test and watched it go from high ammonia to no ammonia (along with the appropriate changes in nitrites and nitrates) while it was cycling and it stayed at 0 for a...
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    20 Gallon Tank Cycled tank...uncycling??

    I checked it two days ago and today with no water change in between and both times it read .25 ppm. I have three mystery snails and two nerite snails. I also have four plants and three moss balls in there. I haven't cleaned anything besides vaccuming the gravel when I do water changes. Should I...
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    20 Gallon Tank Cycled tank...uncycling??

    I've had my 20 gallon tank set up for about 4 months and it was cycled and has had a male betta and five snails living in it for about three months (since the tank was fully cycled). I've been having a problem with green water, and I was doing frequent large water changes (about 50%- 75% once a...
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    20 Gallon Tank My fish tank water keeps turning green

    My fish tank water keeps turning green. Everything I read says it's either caused by too much light or too much nutrients. I just have the light that came installed on the lid with my TopFin 20 gallon set and I keep it on about 6 hrs a day. I don't think this is the problem considering I feel...
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    20 Gallon Tank Sick betta?

    this is what he does all day outside of feeding time. when he knows i'm about to feed him he comes to the front of the tank and has no problem going all around to chase food. he doesn't interact with the decor or substrate at all outside of going into his little house every now and then
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    20 Gallon Tank Sick betta?

    I don't think that's it because I have it turned all the way down and it has a prefilter sponge on it. It's basically a small trickle. Can you elaborate on what you mean by flicking?
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    20 Gallon Tank Sick betta?

    I've had this betta for just a couple weeks and there are some things that concern me. First, is his head. He has these red spots on his head and I can't tell if it's discoloration on his scales of if he's missing scales. I can't remember if he looked like this when I got him, but I just noticed...
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    20 Gallon Tank First time stocking...

    Okay so, I was pretty sure my tank was done cycling when I first made this thread but was still watching it for a few days and today I finally went and got some animals. I ended up with 1 male betta, 3 ADFs, 2 mystery snails, and 3 nerite snails. And you guys are right- it looks like I have...
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    20 Gallon Tank First time stocking...

    I have the Top Fin Silentstream Power Filter with a bag of Biomax that I added. I'm also pretty set on the ADFs along with the betta because that's what my boyfriend really wants. Thanks for the suggestion though!!
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    20 Gallon Tank First time stocking...

    Do you know of anything else that would go with my other stocking plans that would might work better for cleaning up brown algae? I've tried wiping everything down and washing my decorations but everytime it comes right back with a vengence.
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    20 Gallon Tank First time stocking...

    It is a planted tank. Not densely planted at all, with on Amazon Sword, a small piece of driftwood with a small anubias attached to it, a wisteria, a temple compacta, small bunch of cardinalis, and three moss balls. Most of the plants are kinda close together on one side of the tank and the...
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    20 Gallon Tank First time stocking...

    I'm currently cycling a 20 gallon tank as a present for my boyfriend. He really wants a betta and some ADFs, so I had planned to put in 1 betta and 3 ADFs. I also really want to put in some snails for clean up. I was thinking nerites. I was also thinking about putting some kind of shrimp in the...
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