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    Need Help Identifying Newly Purchased Fish.

    I called my LFS and I'll be returning them today. Thanks for all the advice!
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    Need Help Identifying Newly Purchased Fish.

    I know that just about any fish will ear shrimplets, I'm just worrying for the adult population. I don't even know if my LFS will take them back, yet alone how i'm supposed to get them out of the tank since it's heavily planted and with lots of hiding spaces between rocks.
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    Need Help Identifying Newly Purchased Fish.

    I did some reading and it seems there are mixed opinions about shrimp compatibility, would you have any info about it? Otherwise I will call my LFS tomorrow and see if I can get them returned.
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    Need Help Identifying Newly Purchased Fish.

    Hello, I'm new to the hobby and recently started stocking my aquarium. Today I went to my LFS to buy a couple Otocinclus. The shopkeep packed them up for me, and on the receipt it does say they are Otocinclus Affinis. But I returned home with 7 of these. Now once I was home with better...
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    29 Gallon Tank Planted Tank Stocking Question

    Thanks for the heads up. "Sand and gravel meticulously separated" was the plan until day 1 when I mixed it up somewhat when adding water. I do have plexiglass separating it so they wouldn't be able to dig through it and completely mix it, while on top is it already somewhat mixed so I don't...
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    29 Gallon Tank Planted Tank Stocking Question

    somewhere in between, not round but neither is it sharp as far as I can tell.
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    29 Gallon Tank Planted Tank Stocking Question

    About kuhlis and corydoras, I read that they need sand, but my tank is 2-4mm gravel(that will get covered in plants) with a sand "river" in the middle, is that enuth or will the gravel be a hazzard? And what should I add first to the tank some shrimp or fish? What would handle a newly setup but...
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    29 Gallon Tank Planted Tank Stocking Question

    Just the answer that I've been waiting for! I do have plenty of hiding space as my tank is quite heavily planted(with my dwarf ambulia growing like weed), has a few rocks with "caves" in between as well as a big quartz rock(not crystal so no sharp edges) with a small "cavern" running through...
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    29 Gallon Tank Planted Tank Stocking Question

    One more question, if I find that my nerites, amanos and RCS consume all the algae, could I get a few kuhlI loaches instead of the 6 otocinclus? or a mix of both?
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    29 Gallon Tank Planted Tank Stocking Question

    What do you mean by "appropriate footprint for their swimming patterns" ?
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    29 Gallon Tank Planted Tank Stocking Question

    Sure I'll do that, what about the numbers, are they alright? Should I get more amanos or nerites, maybe less neons or is this an good amount for my tank?
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    29 Gallon Tank Planted Tank Stocking Question

    Hello I've just started cycling my first tank and planed out my stocking and would appreciate if someone more experienced could look over it and see if it would be alright. I'm mostly concerned if this would be to many algae eaters for a 29 gallon tank. I would also welcome any recommendations...
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    New Planted Tank, Proper Flow And Dead Spots Question

    Thanks for the help! Would you also happen to know what's with my java fern? That brown and black dying off with little holes appearing, is it normal for a new plant (3 days since I got it) or is it something more serous?
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    New Planted Tank, Proper Flow And Dead Spots Question

    Excuse the stupid question, but I'm not a native english speaker and completely new to the hobby so I don't yet understand specific terms. When you say a circulation pump do you mean something like or something like this. Are they both circulation pumps(since they are both called that) or is...
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    New Planted Tank, Proper Flow And Dead Spots Question

    Do you mean something like this? Since this tank is in my bedroom could you recommend a quiet circulation pump if you know any?
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