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    Stocking Apistogramma Macmasteri or Viejita

    Agree with Jake and everyone. I would atleast get a m/f pair. But if you dont want to deal with agression at all just a male. Wait I see it's a 20g tall. I'd do just a pair not another female apistogramma might be too tight. Gbr or rams u could get away with more I think. I specifically setup...
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    Stocking Apistogramma Macmasteri or Viejita

    I just put 1m,2f apistogramma cacatuoides in my 29 gallon. I read about the aggression and I am hoping for the 3 to survive. That being said my dominant female is definitely not being nice to the sub. I have 2 terracotta pots set up hoping that they each claim one. As I read the females need...
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    "It's either me, or the fish"... fishkeepers, what does your SO / family / friends think of your hobby?

    My SO doesn't like freshwater fish. But shes dieing for a saltwater tank. She makes all kinds of jokes if she had gills I'd pay attention to her more. But she tolerates it. She supports me being happy but she definitely gets annoyed. Her only rule right now is anymore tanks hasto be a...
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    Used Tank Worth it?

    50% off so 40g are 49$ 55 are like 60$ and 75 are 99
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    My 29 gallon Apistogramma tank!

    And if it does drop it should be from tannis in leaves and wood so it shouldn't have a major drop instantly. I am hoping it stays around 7 so I dont have to worry about water changes.
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    My 29 gallon Apistogramma tank!

    It is around 6.8-7 now. But was low 6s last week. so I'm monitor it daily for now. I have done a few large water changes so the wood tannis has been changed out. I'll watch it. Most of my tanks settled aroun 6.8-7 but all this wood had thrown it off
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    Quarantine Tanks- How many in the hobby actually use them?

    Yeah lost 11 in 24hrs. The 6 left and my 3 apistogramma are doing just fine. But that's lesson I will have to learn being new to the hobby. Now that I have my apistogramma I dont wanna risk them getting sick.
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    Quarantine Tanks- How many in the hobby actually use them?

    That's what I thought about having a clean tank. but this cardinal scare worried me. It makes me scared to try to add more cardinal that end up with columnaris like I think a few popped up with. Or maybe it's just such a new tank that wasnt established enough. Maybe I'll just order some tank...
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    Quarantine Tanks- How many in the hobby actually use them?

    I am new to the hobby. Bought my first large batch of fish (cardinal tetras) I got 17. Within 24 hrs I lost 11. Luckily they were in a brand new tank. So with that lesson I will definitely qt any new fish going forward. I will probably try to get more in a month and hope to fill the rest then
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    Used Tank Worth it?

    Not worth it. Unless it's a nice light imo Marineland 60 Gallon Heartland LED Aquarium with Stand | Fish Tanks & Aquariums | PetSmart This will be 150$ black friday. You will need a heater and filter. So add even a tidke 75 for 50$ and a 200w heater 50$ your paying 250$ for 60g
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    My 29 gallon Apistogramma tank!

    Sub female. This is her hiding spot. Male checking me out thinking if he could eat me if I came in his territory. Dominant female taking a break from chasing the other female. Shes pretty yellow I didnt expect them to color up like they are ready to breed yet. Hopefully they claim a pot...
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    My 29 gallon Apistogramma tank!

    10 hours and all 3 have settled a little. Eating and active. The dominant female is harassing the sub female. So that is going to have to be monitored. 6 cardinals look health and swimming. All of them ate. So I hope the worst is over. Also received alot of hornwort from the apistogramma...
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    My 29 gallon Apistogramma tank!

    So it was a rough 24hrs for the cardinals. Lost 11 so far. Def the roughest day in water keeping ever. I worried that the problem was in my water. Stressed all night did an 80% water change. Tested water over and over. On top of it all my 3 apistogramma cacatuoides were arriving today. With...
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    African cichlid tank

    This is an African cichlid tank I think atleast my mom sent me from a dr office. Thought I'd share
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    4 of the 17 didnt make it

    Apistogramma cacatuoides. I have the heat upto 78 now will up it a little tonight. It's just hard I have my heater behind plants I always pull them up trying to change it. I'll slowly up it some try to hit 81. I have conflicting thermometer. One stick inside reads 82. The stick on side reads...




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