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  1. Julabean

    Ongoing Brown Diatom Problems

    I have a 55 gallon long planted tank that has been set up for 8 months. For the past few weeks I have been battling with brown "algae" all over my plants, decorations, and glass. I rub it off of my plants' leaves and clean the glass with paper towels. I've scrubbed the statues, too, but the...
  2. Julabean

    The End Is In Sight...

    I've been rescaping my 30 gallon long, slowly phasing out the old decor to make room for some aqua and hardscaping. I made a cave with lava rocks I bought at Home Depot, Loctite sealant, and then filled in the cracks with Christmas Moss. My finishing touches will be some branches of Manzanita...
  3. Julabean

    Taco's New Tank

    Taco is my red veiltail Betta. I wasn't happy with his old aquascape (picture 1) so I made some changes. I glued together 2 pieces of spiderwood (pictures 2, 3, 4), added some Anubias Nana Petite, some Phoenix Moss, and some Christmas Moss on river stones I found outside. I also added some Java...
  4. Julabean

    Mystery Plant

    I bought this plant, my very first plant, at Petco along with 2 others. All 3 plants had tags in them for Amazon Swords. Obviously this is not an Amazon Sword, but, at the time I knew nothing about plants. However, this one remains a mystery to me. Help!
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    Help With Ammonia Spike

    Two weeks ago I checked my parameters with the API master test kit and discovered my ammonia level was high (4.0), pH 7.6, nitrites 0, nitrates 0. Before this I always had an ammonia level of 0. I use API Quick Start and Stress Coat every time I do a water change. I have been doing 30% daily...
  6. Julabean

    Good Evening Fellow Fish And Plant Lovers.

    I am the proud owner of a 30 gallon long aquarium with a variety of fish, who are all named, a Mystery Snail named Gary, and plants. It was a Christmas present for me and my husband to ourselves because we had been wanting one for a long time. I also have a 5 gallon betta tank. He is a solid red...

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