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  1. What is in my tank?

    Can anyone tell what this is all over the tank? Mainly on a few plants and some wood. I just did a water change 2 days ago as well cleaned 2 of the filters. Wouldn’t suck up off if the rocks and the filters aren’t clearing as expected. Thanks in advance.
  2. Plecos not eating

    Hey guys. In a seemingly never ending string of new frustrations I’ve got a new concern. A few weeks ago, I added (2) L201 Snowball Plecos to my 55 gallon tank. They hang near each other but never move much during the day. It’s been hard to tell if they are actually eating anything. They...
  3. Something seems wrong, skittish rams, corys rubbing

    Hey guys. Long story short... had my Corydoras, red eye tetras and Bolivian Rams in my 55 gallon tank for a couple months. As the Rams grew it turned out 5 for 5 were all males. The tank got tense with territory and all that. Meanwhile I was setting up 2 other tanks and cycling them. Last...
  4. Too much light?

    Hey guys. I just planted a 75 gallon tank with Crypt Spiralis, Corkscrew Vals, and Wisteria. Sand substrate. I used Thrive root tabs spaced about 4-5” apart in the entire tank and also using Easy Green. I plan to dose some liquid carbon as well soon. Planted the tank Monday. I’ve got the...
  5. Can anyone sex these Rams?

    Hey guys. I bought 5 Bolivian Rams last month and I’m starting to think they’re all (males?). I’ve taken a ton of pics these are the best I’ve got. Any help is appreciated.
  6. Filtering Blasting Sand

    Hey everyone. I’m setting up a 75 gallon tank at the moment. I’m using Black Diamond Blasting Sand 30/60 (20/40 not available by me). Even after washing and washing.... just touching it with water and it kicks up a lot of dirt . Good chance it’s just what it is. Anyway I was planning to...
  7. Paint not working

    Hey all. So, I’ve been trying to paint the back of one of my aquariums and for some reason it doesn’t seem to want to take. It’s a glass aquarium. I’m using acrylic paint with a foam roller and it’s just odd that after two coats (it was dry to the touch) it looks like the tank wants nothing...
  8. Black diamond... is this right?

    Hey guys. I ordered black diamond blasting sand from tractor and trailer. Pic had the classic bag. But as I’m washing this, it doesn’t seem like sand at all. More like tar. Wash as much as possible and one stir and it turns to black slime. Is this the right stuff? Nothing like sand I’m...
  9. Fluval Aquasky help

    Hey guys. So, I picked up the Fluval Aquasky 35w at Petsmart online this weekend for about $70. Ultimately it will be a secondary light on the 75 gallon planted tank I’m setting up. Currently I’ve got a 55 gallon with low light plants only using an aquaneat. I tossed it on the 55 tonight and...
  10. 75 Gallon LED lighting?

    Hey all. I’m currently setting up a 75 gallon tank and want to have it well planted. It will be mostly lower light plants but I would like to have the option to plant medium light plants as well. I would really like to add Anacharis Elodea Densa and not have to add CO2. Just wondering what...
  11. 55 Gallon glass lid

    Hey all. So, I just bought an LED for my planted 55 gallon tank. I’m getting rid of the old school double sided tops with fluorescent bulbs. I’m having a really hard time finding glass lids that fit my tank. I bought a double pack of 22” from petsmart but when I went to put them on I only...
  12. Mix Sand?

    Hi guys. I’ve got a question about a sand substrate I’m setting up. I’m in the process of setting up a 75 gallon tank. I want black sand but also want to plant the tank. So far I’ve picked up a couple 20 pound bags of Petco’s black Imagitarium sand but I’m wondering if this sand will be too...
  13. Corydoras Acutus aggression?

    Hey all. Still pretty new here and have a question... I’ve got a 55 gallon tank that’s been up about 4 months. I’ve got Corydoras Acutus, Red Eye Tetras, and Bolivian Rams in the tank. It’s a very peaceful tank. The different species pretty much pay no mind to the others but lately it seems...
  14. Dark Sand Patch

    hi guys. So, I was doing a water change last night and there is a dark spot a couple inches long at the bottom of my sand. I’ve seen it for a week or so and thought it was just an air pocket. I figured I’d push the vacuum down there to get it out and turns out it was not an air pocket cause...
  15. Red Blotch Disease?

    Hey all. So I came home and a few of my Corydoras cheeks are red. Any advice or thoughts on immediate action are appreciated.
  16. I Think I’m Over Feeding And....

    Hey guys. I think I’m still overfeeding my fish but I also have other questions.... I’ve got a 55 gallon tank (cycled) with 9 Red Eye Tetras and 8 Corydoras Acutus. I’ve been slowing adding live plants in the tank a couple of crypts and java fern mostly tied/banded to various prices of...
  17. Different Corydora?

    Hey guys. I bought 8 Corydora Acutus (Blacktop) a couple of weeks ago from an importer I know. When got them home, they were mostly void of their color from the stress of transport. But I’m starting to wonder if 1 or 2 aren’t actually Blacktops after all. Specifically the guy in the top...
  18. Gourami Attacking Female

    Hey guys. So... I picked up a pair of Opaline Gourami today. A male and a female. I put them in quarantine and they were totally cool for most of the day. As soon as I gave them a tiny bit of food the male started chasing the female away from the food which **** me off to be honest, but ok...
  19. Root Tabs?

    Hi. I’ve slowly started adding live plants to the tank and I’m wondering if the orange dust back there could be my Corys eating the root tabs? It’s a sand substrate soo got some easier ones to start. Anubis and amazon sword. I noticed a few leaves floating earlier and while cleaning the sand...
  20. What Kind Of Rocks Are These?

    Can anyone tell me what kind of rocks these are? Can’t find anything on the company or a clear answer I won 2 boxes cheap at an auction site. I’m worried what this will do to my water parameters Thanks




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