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  1. Anyone Have The 125 Gallon Aqueon From Petsmart?

    . I really had the stand and would like to repaint it all black. But you can't really beat a deal like this. My question is, does anyone have this aquarium? This deal seems to be insanely cheap. Does it have a lot of problems? Also, how the heck does one get this back to their house!
  2. A Cichlids Tank With Only 4-6 Colorful Fish?

    I have a 60 gallon tank and have naturally very hard water. Ideally I'm looking for a set up where: Mix of beautiful yellow and blue fish (bonus if I can sneak a red in there too). Ideally only 4-6 fish only. Ideally can co-exist with jungle vals (but not a deal breaker if they can't). I only...
  3. How To Shut Off Cannister Filter So I Don't Have To Re-prime It Later?

    There's a planned power outage tonight (scheduled sometime between 1 to 5 am). I have a used on a 12 gallon long overstocked aquarium. This filter has shutoff valves for both the intake and output hoses. I was thinking instead of waiting for the power to go out while I'm sleeping, I can...
  4. Plants Vs Vacuuming -- What Is Better For Water Quality?

    I have a 12 gallon long tank with small gravel substrate. I have 5 cories in the tank. and change 70% water per week. I can either: Grow carpeting plants but NOT vacuum substrate; or Don't grow carpeting plants and DO vacuum substrate. I prefer to do the carpeting. But I'm worried that not...
  5. Will Orange Lasers School With Julii Cories?

    I have two julii cories in my tank would like to add 3-4 more to get to the recommended school of 6. Would it be ok if I added 4 orange laser cories? Are they similar enough in behavior and size to be accepted by the two current juli cories? I've read somewhere that cories will happily hangout...
  6. Can I "overdose" On Indian Almond Leaves?

    I have a 60 gallon blackwater tank with about 90 cardinal tetras. I would like to decorate the floor with 50 mid sized Indian almond leaves (the kind you get for your betta tanks). Someone at the LFS told me that this setup will greatly reduce chance of bacterial infections. Plus on a personal...
  7. Which Hob Insert Will Remove The Most Ammonia From The Aquarium?

    I have a overstocked 60 gallon tank. It is already running an Aquaclear 110 with all the trimmings (stock biomedia, sponge, Purigen, etc). I'm setting up a second HOB filter (either Aquaclear 110 or Penguin 350). I want to dedicate ALL the space in this second filter to a single thing. The...
  8. Two Penguin 350 Vs One Aquaclear 110

    If you had the choice to get two Penguin 350 ($27.99 each) vs getting ONE AC110 ($79.99), and your goal is to get the best filtration possible for an overstocked 60 gallon tank, what would you get? I know ACs are awesome. I have them on some tanks. But wouldn't TWO Penguin 350 be better? (And...
  9. What Is Hardier? Wild Vs Raised Cardinal Tetras?

    I've seen arguments on both sides. Some say farm-raised cardinal tetras are hardier because they acclimate easier to your tank since they were raised in tanks. They are also better at adapting to water that is a bit harder. Other's say wild is better because there's more genetic diversity and...
  10. What Other Schooling Fish Goes Well With Rummy Nose Tetras?

    I have a 20 gallon long tank currently with 8 RMT. They are schooling well, swimming back and forth all day. I would like to add another school of different fish that will: Also school well, and NOT interrupt the schooling of the RMT NOT mix in with the RMT school (i.e. I don't want one giant...
  11. What fish will look awesome at night under blue light?

    I'm thinking of setting up either a 60 gallon or a 20 gallon long tank next to my bed. I want to fall asleep looking at this aquarium. At night the aquarium will have blue light on (aka LED moonlight). For this to look good it has to fit two criteria: 1. The fish in the tank must reflect the...
  12. If you put tap water directly into aquarium when do you add Prime?

    I do a 80% water change 3 times a week on my discus tank. I add tap water directly into the tank. At first I always added water after the tank has been fully refilled, but a very well-regarded discus importer (Kenny's Discus) told me to add prime before. In fact, he strongly implied that it is...
  13. Safe way to clean old acrylic tank

    Bought a 60 gallon acrylic tank off Craigslist. Intend to use it as a water aging tank for my main discus show tank. Previous owner said his fish all died in that tank because he never did water changes -- so I'm going to assume the worst and expect it to be full of disease. So what is the...
  14. My Discus only needs Hikari frozen bloodworms. Is that ok?

    I've tried starving these guys for two weeks and they absolutely REFUSE to eat anything else but Hikari frozen bloodworms. I've tried all sorts of pellets and flakes and beefheart and even blackworms. Now, I don't mind feeding them just one food. But is this bad for the discus? I've read...
  15. Has anyone ever purchased a fish trap to catch fast fish in their tank?

    I want to rehome my giant danios to a different tank. They are friendly but they are freaking out my discus a little. These dudes are super fast. I've tried everything and cannot even catch their shadow. I saw this video of a . Does anyone know where I can buy something like that?
  16. Do Rummy Nose Tetras eventually stop shaoling?

    I have a 60 gallon planted tank with 9 rummy nose tetras. At first they would school beautifully, swimming back and forth in the tank all day long. After about 6 months of this, I added 4 giant danios. Right about that time the rummy nose tetras stopped schooling. I don't know if it is a...
  17. Does my pearl gourami have columnaris?

    Hi guys, I got a new pearl gourami last night. Like a noob, I did not quarantine him (it was from a LFS I've always had good experiences with). This morning I noticed that the gourami has a white spot right on top of his forehead, and a smaller one next to his dorsal fin. Here's a . Here...
  18. How to prevent spread of ich from one tank to another?

    I have 1 60 gallon tank (now infected with ich) and two smaller betta/shrimp tanks which seems to be ich free at the moment. What do I do to prevent spread? Do I need to: Have separate set of equipment (buckets, siphon, net), or is it enough that I boil them between uses? Is washing my hands...
  19. Do Platys appreciate the company of other breeds of platys?

    I just got two beautiful Dalmatian Platys (male and female, but I'm going to exchange that female into a male). They are always hanging out together in the tank, so I assume they appreciate the company of other Platys. I want to get 4 more -- 2 twinbar gold and 2 blue mickey mouse platy. Their...
  20. Will male guppies try to mate with male platys?

    I have four male guppies who often try to mate with each other. I added two platys this week -- a male and female (I asked for two female but I think the LFS gave me a male). The male guppies are harassing them all day long, sniffing their analfins. The male guppies have stopped harassing each...




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