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    Dollar a Gallon is Coming! YAAY!

    Petco is doing their dollar per gallon sale again. It runs Dec 27-Jan 23. You need a Pals Reward card. It is on 10, 20, 20 long, 29, 40, and 55 gallon Aqueon open glass tanks. Looks like I'll finally be picking up my quarantine tank.
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    10 Gallon Shrimp Tank

    My wife and I have been watching a bunch of shrimp videos on Youtube. We really enjoy the ones posted by Brian of Aquatic Support Systems. You can find his entire playlist at Shrimp - YouTube He posts monthly update videos along with some time-lapse and one or more how to sort of things...
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    Need Help Choosing Air Pump for 10 gallon Red Cherry Shrimp Tank

    I've read that RCS don't like a lot of current. Is using an air pump rated for aquariums up to 20 gallons too much for a 10 gallon shrimp tank? It would be connected to one of those dual sponge filters people use. Should I stick with an air pump rated for aquariums up to 10 gallons instead...
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    Cyber Monday Specials?

    Will there be any Cyber Monday specials on your beautiful plants?
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    Black Friday: How did you do?

    Who went out on Black Friday to get some stuff for our family pets (aquatic or otherwise)? Get anything exciting? I went to a few Petcos and Petsmarts hoping to find some Cardinal Tetras or filter media cheaper than I could get it online. Unfortunately I didn't get anything. Almost bought...
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    Nitrates 0 in Established Cycled Tank

    Today I tested the water in my tank for the first time in a while and was surprised by one of the test results. The reading that surprised me is my Nitrate reading but all of them are below: pH: 7 Ammonia: .25 (I have some dead plant matter I need to remove) Nitrites: 0 Nitrates: 0...
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    Beginner CO2 (Injected...I think) help needed please

    I have a 25 gallon dirted planted tank. It is stocked with 7 Cardinal tetras, Malaysian Trumpet Snail, Dwarf Sword (Echinodorus tenellus), Green Cabomba (Cabomba carolinians), Green Myriophyllum (Myriophyllum aquaticum), java fern (Microsorum pteropus), and Egeria densa. I want to increase my...
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    Are Cardinal Tetras only available seasonally?

    Does anyone know, are Cardinal Tetras only available for purchase in certain times of year? I seem to remember an article in Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine that said something to that effect. Usually they're hard to find in my area (eastern Massachusetts). With a 9 month at home it is no...
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    Is an air pump an essential piece of equipment?

    Short version: Is an air pump an essential piece of equipment for all aquarists? Long version: Growing up I was taught that aquariums need to have air pumps to 1) make those ornaments work (with bubbles coming out of them or to make parts move) and 2) to add air into the water. When I...
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    Is 250watt Aqueon Pro Heater Too Much for 25 gallon planted aquarium?

    I have a standard 100watt Aqueon heater (supposed to be good for 15-40 gallons). My tank is 25 gallons. Amazon has an Aqueon Pro 250 watt heater (good for aquariums up to 90 gallons) for only $2 more than the Aqueon Pro 100 watt heater (good for aquariums up to 30 gallons). Is there any harm...
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    New to Cherry Shrimp - Advice Needed

    Hi everyone! My wife has a 5 gallon Aqueon Mini Bow (such as ). For many years I've been excited about cherry shrimp and more recently my wife has joined that bandwagon. We've watched the Shrimp Update videos posted to Brian's Fish Tanks Youtube channel (please see...
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    Are Power Heads useful for freshwater tanks?

    I have a 25 gallon planted freshwater tank. It uses a Fluval 206 canister filter with Filter Block, Bio Foam, BioMax, ClearMax. The intake tube is on the left side of the tank and the output nozzle is on the right (when facing the tank). When the tank is full with water I get decent water...
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    Will Seachem Excel Harm my plants/fish/inverts?

    I have a hair algae problem in my dirted planted freshwater community tank. The battle is being fought by manually removing as much of it as I can, having my light (24in Finnex FugeRay Planted+ LED) on no for just a handful of hours a day, and limiting food for my fish & inverts. In another...
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    E. tenellus (aka Narrowleaf Chainsword)

    I hope nobody else wanted to buy any Narrowleaf Chainsword from Peabody's because I just bought them out. Have been wanting to redo the foreground of my tank by getting rid of the giant hairgrass. So happy that Peabody's Paradise got more E. tenellus in stock. Many thanks!
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    Corydoras Aeneus & Sterbai Questions Plus Community Tank Stocking

    Got a few questions concerning Corydoras Sterbai. I have a 25 gallon dirted planted tank (Amazon inspired biope). There's a school of Cardinal Tetras, a double red Apistogramma cacatuoides, and two Corydoras Aeneus. I've read conflicting information about Corys shoaling with different...
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    What fish magazines do you subscribe to?

    I subscribe to TFH and actually just renewed my subscription. Every month I look forward to receiving it in the mail. Wondered what other aquatic magazines out there you may subscribe to.
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    Southern Delight vs New Life Spectrum

    Lately I've been hearing wonderful things about Southern Delight. A bunch of fishkeepers on Youtube and FB have been promoting Southern Delight and have also been saying it is superior to New Life Spectrum. Here's the short version. Which would people consider better/feel more comfortable...
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    Is this plant melt or what is wrong with my plants?

    I have some Dwarf Sword (Echinodorus tenellus) that I bought from Peabody's Paradise aka jetajockey . They were gorgeous when they arrived and when I planted them. That was January 22nd (7 days ago). I know I was sold good plants. The problem is on my end I'm sure because I'm new to live...
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    How many fish is safe to add at one time?

    Tomorrow I will be going to a not so local fish shop that is incredible. They're one of the few places that routinely stocks Cardinal Tetras. In total I need to get 9 more Cardinal Tetras and probably some Cordyoras for my tank. Not sure how many are safe for me to add to the tank in one go...
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    When a Fluval 206 won't prime

    Yesterday I did some much needed filter maintenance. When it came time to reassemble the filter and get it primed it wouldn't work. Turned it on, heard a funny noise. Turned it off, tried something else. Kept emptying the filter of its water, re-prime etc. Simply wouldn't work. I got...




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