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    10 Gallon Tank Physic question...surface area of fine vs coarse sponge

    I usually go for coarse media since it is WAY easier to clean. Also, this is a 10g tank (with what filter?), I feel that there will be no problem with BB colony size unless you have it WAY overstocked or not cycled properly. But to answer the specific question, finer media has more surface...
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    Does the fluval prefilter ceramic media work?

    I just set then up with the supplied media for now. When winter break comes around I think l'll take out most of the stuff and replace it with sponges since they are so much easier to clean and don't really clog up like biorings do. I can't stand using the pinky floss stuff personally. It...
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    65 Gallon Tank Is it ever worth it to build your own large tank?

    I've never done anything personally, but from what I've heard of river tanks, you'd want to use acrylic so you can drill and add bulkheads and things. (On the downstream side, I'd just put a bunch of holes the fish can't get through, but that water could drain out via gravity. You'd just need...
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    Tank Stand Modification Structural Concerns

    Yeah, they literally wasted 8 or so inches of storage space making it look "nicer" lol On the one hand, I like building things, but on the other, anything that requires precision like leveling a fish tank stand so the tank doesn't split gives me the heeby jeebies. I think it is a lot easier to...
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    Tank Stand Modification Structural Concerns

    Funny story... I have exactly the same tank and wanted that filter as well. My solution (that i decided against) was to cut out the shelf and have the filter sit directly on the floor. I don't think there would be any structural issues with that, but had planned to put a solid wood frame around...
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    Lowering PH of a 55g tank

    That's what I've heard too, but I think the chemical ones are the worst, then the peat moss/wood is better. Oh, I thought they needed like 6.5 or something because they were SA lol. Good to know.
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    Lowering PH of a 55g tank

    Backstory: I have a 55g tank with a green terror, 2 firemouths, a Honduran Red Point, and assorted cories and plecos. (for those who saw my thread about the GT, I ended up adding him yesterday, and he seems fine (hasn't shown any aggression), but I'm keeping an eye on him (the HRP is in there...
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    Fish stress reducer chemical

    Thanks, that is kind of what I was wondering, but what if they are NOT similar? or the fish is super stressed? Thanks Mods for moving it. I wasn't sure where to put it (my phone wasn't showing me all of the forum for some reason
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    Fish stress reducer chemical

    I have been getting fish and moving them around from the QT into the bigger tanks and been thinking about whether they are safe. A few questions: 1. I'm curious if I NEED API stresscoat or something similar 2. What is the best one, or are the mostly all good? 3. Does a tiny bit of salt in...
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    Playing musical tanks

    What if I added a couple more HRPs so the one had a couple buddies? Would that create a gang war, or just help spread out the aggression? If I rehomed the HRP, would the GT be ok to add to the 55g, or is he too big and on a higher aggression level?
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    Playing musical tanks

    Would one of the big ones work with the existing FMs and HRP? Like a smaller green terror and a couple firemouths, and a couple HRPs? Or is the tank too small for even one of the big ones?
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    Playing musical tanks

    Ok, so recently I FINALLY got some south american cichlids after years of wanting them and just never getting them. Anyway, I now have an issue (or at least it THINK I have one). I have 3 tanks: A 10g QT tank that I have a 3" green terror living in rn. A 55g with a bunch if plecos, bottom...
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    First one to guess gets…

    I'll do 50 today
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    First one to guess gets…

    I'll do 52 today
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    Does anyone know where I can find a low iron glass 29 gallon aquarium?

    What is the advantages of low iron glass?
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