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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

    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?

    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...
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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

    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 ?

    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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