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  1. U.S.S. Howard

    Important Boiling Fish

    ok great. thx for the tips an advice, I will try to mount couple CPU fans across the water and maybe a frozen bottle to boot. thanks everyone
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    Important Boiling Fish

    Hi, Very important. I live in southwestern Texas, and we are getting temps. this summer in the 100's and I live in a 100 yr old house. Which has no insulation and high ceilings. Because of income right now, we do not run AC units, but my tank has been in the 95's an have had 1 molly die for w/e...
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    Question Bleaching play sand?

    Hi, I have a 30 gal. tank and I am wondering If I buy play sand from walmart, which is round 3 bux. Can I bleach the sand to turn it white, or will that even work? Because I would like cream looking sand? and also in my 30 gal. which I am cycling I want to put 2-3 fiddler crabs, anyone know what...
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    Male Betta in brackish tank?

    Hello. I currently have gotten my old 30 gal. tank out of storage. I want fiddle crabs, but i also want a male betta. I am very content with only 2-3 fiddler crabs an 1 male betta in the tank if that is advised or can work? I do not know if the betta would do well in that kinda tank or even with...
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    Help Filters killing my fish

    Ya, I just started using the API master kit, but when i first signed up with fishlore forum I was using the dip sticks...they read Ideal-safe-stress-harmfull-dangerous. So I have to update that. My mollie is still alive but in bad shape. O I have a seed that sprouted an has been growing, that...
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    Help Filters killing my fish

    yes. everything is looking perfect, other then the pH and water hardness. but iv had that same reading for a long time. weekly changes , I am testing water from the bottem of the tank with master aquarium kit and everything. I think the intake is too strong, an the barbs were looking very good...
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    Help Filters killing my fish

    Hi. I have a 55 gal. 7 tigerbarbs, 3 playties, 5 mollies, and 3 skirt tetras. and I lost 2 tiger barbs last wk. they were stuck against the intake grill. I have a Top Fin 60 with lifetime warranty. I just replaced it with my old one bout 2-3 months ago. Iv had my tiger barbs since jan. this...
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    Help Would this be fin rot? or minor nipping?

    My test stripes all read Ideal, water conditions are good. maybe they read wrong? Ya I did not use any meds. yet... but this is the fallowing. MelaFix: heals open wounds & abrasions, treats fin and tail rot, eye cloud, mouth fungus and promotes regrowth of damaged fin rays & tissue...
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    Help Would this be fin rot? or minor nipping?

    Hi. I currently have 12"+ pleco, 2 blk skirt tetras, 2 albino skirts, 5 mollies, 3 red wag platies, 4 serpae tetras, 7 tiger barbs. 55 gal. Other then my 12'' pleco, and 1 of my blk skirt tetras, all other fish are bout 2 months old to the tank. So I have one of my skirt tetras that...
  10. U.S.S. Howard

    fish with white spots :(

    Hi. I currently have 12"+ pleco, 2 blk skirt tetras, 2 albino skirts, 5 mollies, 3 red wag platies, 4 serpae tetras, and 7 tiger barbs. hahah almost half of almost 30 fish in my 55g. were showing signs of I guess freshwater tropical fish Ick, which they were all rubbing the gills on...
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    Help 1 of 7 tiger barbs in est. tank fell ill ?

    now I have a second Barb that has almost his tail utterly gone...same size as my first one that has some of his fins gone. they both swim well I guess, and eating great.... putting both in a breeder net to divide an see what happens. Is this one also being rejected from the pack? I have a 2-3 yr...
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    Question Betta's in 55 gal tank..1m/3f ratio?

    hahaha o man i was sure that the shrimp thing might of worked....since shrimp in the sea are the scavanges of the sea an eat anything....I thought this might be the same case lol. Great advice and for the time of helping me, very informative and helpful. and again thank you in advance. Jermaine
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    Question Betta's in 55 gal tank..1m/3f ratio?

    ok. great advice and giving me the right answer. I am looking very much what types of green, blue, an orange color fish to put in my tank. Ya, I do not want to harm any fish or put any kinda fish in a situation to set them up to get hurt if I am not sure on compatiblity. Is it true about shrimp...
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    Question Betta's in 55 gal tank..1m/3f ratio?

    Yes hi!, I have 55 gallon tank with currently have 12"+ pleco, 2 blk skirt tetras, 2 albino skirts, 5 mollies, 3 red wag platies, 4 serpae tetras, and 7 tiger barbs.... I have to say my barbs have never nipped any other fish, this goes for my Serpaes also? Well I am just wondering if it would be...
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    Help pH and water hardness always off:peat moss remedy

    O great ya I did raise the temp. to 80f an still have the oxygen lvls going 24 hrs a day during treatment. Did not do gravel vacs, but doing today to remove the cysts . yes I did do a 15% waterchange b4 adding the lilys. But I did see my Lilys still growing. I was researching an trying to find...
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    Help pH and water hardness always off:peat moss remedy

    pH and water hardness always off when using tap water, an doing water changes. I have a 55g. tank and do water changes every 12 days(15%). Iv tested tap water alone an tested tank....always same reading for pH and hardness. ammo. and nitrate and nitrite are all safe an ideal condition. Iv...
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    Help 1 of 7 tiger barbs in est. tank fell ill ?

    Hmmm maybe, yes i do use the water conditioner, every change. Are you suggesting using it between changes to heal? but yes I do have a side tank that I will nurse him. wow...did not know that is also behavior for barbs. i wonder why? but I will try to introduce him in a month an see how that...
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    Help 1 of 7 tiger barbs in est. tank fell ill ?

    Have had 7 tigers in my 55 gal. tank for over 1 1/2 months, 2-3 wks. ago they showed signs of early ick,.... rubbing gills on items in tank. Using Rid-Ick and turned up the temp to 80, today would be 7th day treatment. after the 2-3 day of treatment the gill rubbing decreased. They looked happy...




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