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  1. Sump Swap Out Aqueon Stand

    I have an Aqueon 180g with a matching stand. First off idk how this thing holds the weight, with a few planks and a handful of staples it just boggles my mind, but i digress. Its time to swap out my sump i really dislike the one that's in there and i built my own, but the problem is I...
  2. Freshwater Sump

    I'm building a custom DIY sump for my 180 freshwater tropical tank. Ill be using a 40 gallon breeder. I have most of the build figured out, I just need some advice on mechanical filtration, I would like to get my water as clear as I can, down to 50 microns or less if possible, I'm starting with a...
  3. Completing The Nitrogen Cycle Naturally

    People talk about having a completely cycled tank. In my mind that means 0 ammonia 0 nitrite and here's where it gets tricky 0 nitrates, hence completing the cycle, going full circle. But in all my research we keep our nitrates low, but not gone with plants and water changes but to achieve the...
  4. Micro Bubbles

    I have a 180 gallon freshwater tank with dual overflow chambers that is filtered by an Eshopps R300 sump.(i hope one day to move to saltwater that's why i have this setup) its been up and running for almost 6 months and i can't seem to get rid of the micro bubbles, I've tried lots of things...
  5. Lighting Issues.

    I have 2 36" fluval 2.0 plant lights for my 6' aquarium I'm trying to find the right amount of light to keep my sword plants and fish happy, while limiting the algae growth. I have it running for 12 hours a day on the " planted" setting, should i just keep turning the light intensity down until...
  6. Treating Goldfish With Ich

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 65 gallons How long has the tank been running? Does it have a filter? About 6 months. A cascade 1200 canisters filter. Does it have a heater? I've added one recently to raise the temperature for treatment What is the water temperature? Normally...




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