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  1. Taking bets on final color

    I bought this girl when she was presumably 6 weeks old. She’s going in my tank to help control my shrimp population a little, and I have a back up plan for her if she’s just too much of a huntress. I went with a baby to see if she would adjust better to being in a tank with my embers. If not...
  2. Red Sea nano HOB

    So, I have this little tiny HOB from 6,000 years ago. This 10 gallon tank’s primary filtration is a sponge filter, but I didn’t know if adding this on the back of the tank may help filter out some of the big particles of stuff without putting on a full size HOB. I have one, but didn’t really want to...
  3. Lines of shrimp

    I have some RCS in my 10 gallon that have had a few babies, and I am looking to add to the genetic pool. I would love to have some color variations in there, but I also don’t want a whole bunch of wild type babies. So, since I can’t seem to find much info on genetics outside of a convoluted...
  4. Musicians and Writers? (

    I didn’t know if we had any resident writers around. I write fiction and songs, with enough musical ability just to get down the road. yall?
  5. Bioload and overstocking discussion

    Morning all. I’ve been doing some research on Cyanobacteria lately, and it appears I have the perfect storm. I read an article written by an individual on the forum and it suggested the following (of several options) to fix the issue: Add more fish to increase nitrates, increase flow, oxygen...
  6. This cyano?

    I checked the sticked threads but the visual wouldn’t load for me. Does this look like cyano? Slick, blueish, stinks like mold when rubbed. If so I have a minor infestation. Algae crew won’t touch it. I’m assuming my photo period is too long and my tank maintenance isn’t as good as I thought it...
  7. Assassin Snail Having Breakfast

    Bumble caught himself a pancake and coffee this morning.
  8. Betta/snail 10 Gallon

    My son and I are building a tank for his betta Needles Peedles Meenles (that’s what you get when a 3 and 5 year old name their fish) and about 5 various snails. Here is our launching point. Some info about the tank: —going low tech and using safe t sorb for the substrate. Going to try and...
  9. Want To Buy Low Light, Fast Growing Plants

    So I am essentially setting up a 10 gallon snail tank with a betta thrown in. I am needing some plants to fill a 10 gallon at reasonable rates, and I thought I would check in here first before the stores. I won’t need them for a couple weeks, likely, but I am trying to see what direction I’m...
  10. Question Potential Snail Tank

    I hope this is the right spot. Sorry, mods, if it belongs somewhere else. My 5 year old son has a betta, and his tank cracked irreparably. He has shown quite the interest in my assassin snail, my MTS, and he plucked a pond snail he had grown attached to from my tank prior to putting in my...
  11. Double Check My Stocking

    Hey guys. Title says it all. I just want to make sure everything is in balance. I’ll include I shot of the tank to get an idea of how heavily planted it is. I would guess it’s moderate. params: Ammonia-0 Nitrites-0 Nitrates-0 pH-6.8 10 gal Aqua tech 5-15 HOB (upgrading soon to aqua clear...
  12. Issues With Plants

    Good afternoon everyone. I’m very new to a planted tank, and I am sure there are many things I’m just doing flat wrong. I’m hoping you folks may be able to tell me at least one of those. As I have tried to establish this newer tank, I’ve run into issues. I wanted this to be a low tech tank...
  13. Question What Is The Name Of This?

    Can anyone idea what these little critters are? At first I thought it was Hydra but I think they are much too small, and they do not shrivel when I touch them. They just cling to the glass and wave around. Thanks.
  14. What’s This? What’s This? There’s White Things Everywhere..

    Need I be concerned about this nonsense starting to grow on my aquarium plants? Cleaned off a little ball of white fluff from my Rotala yesterday assuming it was a piece of decaying something. Looks as though other plants are beginning to develop a white-ish fluff around them. Tank is about a...
  15. Ember Tetra Coloration Question

    One of my new ember tetras is notably darker than the rest. Is this common? I am new to keeping embers.
  16. This Guy Was Tangled Up In My Java Moss

    What are these little spriggy grassy dudes? I had several little stems tangled up in my java moss I bought, so I grouped them and stuck them down in the substrate to see what would happen. Any ID and care tips appreciated. Doing a planted tank on a budget, so propagating any freebies would be...
  17. Here’s My Cycled 10 gallon. Pretend It’s Yours. What Would You Stock?

    Title says it. This is my new setup. Hoping it grows in thick enough. I have a few baby plants that are in the background you can’t see yet (java fern, aponogeton). You’ll see a male betta who lives in other tank, so he won’t be in there. He’s my sons’ guy, Needles. Pretend this is your tank...
  18. My boy Fife

    I wanted to share a couple pics of a few of my boys with you guys. Fife- Marble HM Axl Rose- (Does a great impression) My SD rescue boy, Trouble. Before: After: (Still working on fin regrowth, but it is coming along nicely) Thank you for looking!!! ~BB~
  19. Question Does this forum allow for adoption threads?

    I have a little SD gentleman to try and rehome, but since I am still new to the forum, I wanted to see if it was ok to post an adoption thread. Thanks!
  20. Help Cycle Issue

    First, I began cycling about 30 days ago with the correct form of ammonia. It took twenty something days to get a reading of .25ppm of nitrites. I had them for two days before they disappeared. Prior to this, my tank refused to drop from 4ppm of ammonia. I took out 20% of the water off the...




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