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    65 Gallon Tank Algae Indicative Of High Temperature?

    Is there any correlation between excessive temps and high algae? I've been using a pretty old thermometer I bummed off a friend a couple years ago, but I figured it worked fine. While I was out at a LFS I picked up a fluval thermometer just out of curiosity, but when I put it in my tank it...
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    Tank Just Not Workin

    I've had my 65 gallon tank running for about 1 1/3 years now, and despite my efforts it still looks awful. I have a fluval canister on it (It is rated for that size, used to have two but the gasket on the other stopped functioning), a finnex 24/7 SE and a weird marineland fixture I run on a two...
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    Help Cycling Shrimp Tank?

    So I got a 7 gallon tank a while back with the intention of putting some Cherry shrimp in it. Never really got around to it but I think i'm ready to finally get this show on the road. I've had the filter I plan to use on it chugging along on my bichir tank for a while and the media area is full...
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    How Do I Stunted Vals

    So about two months ago I bought some plants online as well as some ferts (Only got seachem flourish like an idiot ). I realized my mistake and got some NPK + CMSB dry salts from GLA and most of my plants have rebounded from the lack of proper care. But my vals have not in the slightest. While...
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    Spontaneous Tiny Hydro Plantlets?

    So I get howe from school today to find some tiny little plantlets, one sitting on a developing amazon sword and another on a mass of algae and wisteria. They both look like little Hydrophylla plants, but I cannot tell which. Now bear with me now but I cannot take a picture right now so I'll...
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    How Long For Results?

    So I finally got an EI dosing kit from GLA for 25 bucks and had to spend $15 just for a 1/16 teaspoon set of measures. But I got it in yesterday and dosed the NPK and today I dosed the CMS+B stuff in method for 40-60 gallon tanks. I've got a 65 low tech btw. Its funny as the day the ferts came...
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    Rasboras And Schooling.

    So yesterday I picked up some Harlequin Rasboras. Only 4 but i'll probably be getting around 12 once everything is said and done. Currently they just putt around the tank randomly. How do I get them to school tightly? I was thinking maybe adding a wave maker that would blow left to right would...
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    Unimpressed With Finnex Light

    I bought a 36" finnex 24/7 se for my 65g tank 6 months ago. The longer I use it the more I think this was a mistake. It doesn't really have much par at my 22" depth and my plants don't really grow that well even with what I consider ample ferts. Anyone else feel disappointed by this line of...
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    I Am Fuming

    I was doing a waterchange and I decided I would test out the advertised ability for the jaeger line of heaters to shut themselves off after the water gets down below where the can operate. WELL turns out that's false. The heater started making really fast sort of ticking noises so I unplugged it...
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    Emmersed Crypt Transition?

    I have been growing a crypt wendtii in a 5gal tank for a while, and I finally moved it to a proper tank. It has been sitting in there for a while now but I haven't really seen any melt back or new leaves, the olive green emmersed leaves are still there. The root system was giant when I pulled it...
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    Wack Thermometer Situation :/

    For a while I didn't have a way to gauge the temp on my tank beside whatever I set my heater to, yes yes shame on me. But I got a free 29g tank and with it came a thermometer. I've used it since but when I got a new eheim jaeger heater the temp on the knob was different from the thermometer. I...
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    Noisy Filter Help

    I have an ancient Penguin brand HOB filter. It does a good job, but after cleaning the impeller once about 6-8 months ago it is super loud. It like bangs around and this noise makes it hard to sleep. I don't want to trash it but if it really can't be fixed then oh well. I can't buy a new...
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    How To Have Thick, Luscious Plants?

    I have a 65 gallon (tall) tank with a 36" Finnex 24/7 SE edition and a canister filter. For substrate I have Eco-Complete. I usually buy my plants from Pestmart, the kind they sell in tubes in what I think is a immersed state, not aquatic. They are usually pretty frail when I get them but they...
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    Semi-temporary Bichir Housing

    Sooooo while I was combing my local Petsmart for cheap plants I saw that they finally had some Senegal bichirs in stock. I've been looking for them for a long time so I picked one up. I put him in my 65 gallon tank with some Kuhlis, Serpae Tetras, and a big ol' BN pleco. The bichir is only like...
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    High Temps For Plants?

    So i'm going to be raising the temps in my 65 gallon to 86 degrees to kill off any ich. Ill take out the marimo moss balls but will my other plants be ok? I can send a list once I get home from school as its on my laptop but I have some moneywort, wornwort, amazon sword, Ozelot swort, anarchis...
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    Bichir Tiled Planted Tank?

    So my 65 has just gone to heck. I've lost 9 fish in the last 2 days due to ich and although I'm treating I think I caught it just a bit too late. Whatever fish survive will be moved, and i'm going to stock 2-3 senegal bichirs with some african leaf fish. This tank will be tiled but I still want...
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    Added New Plants And May Have Introduced Snails!

    Soooooooooooooooooooooo. I goofed just a bit. I picked up two plants from my LFS for the first time and I was gonna do a potassium permaginate dip for the possibility of snails but I was scared I was going to kill the plants so I just stuck them in a 7 gallon. I moved one to my 65, but I was...
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    Aggressive 75 Stocking

    So for my up and coming bichir tank, I will have one senegal bichir and some african leaf fish, but I was wondering if I could get a pleco for this tank as well? Also how many leaf fish can I keep? The tank will be tile bottomed with to or three java ferns in there for the leaf fish.
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    String Algae.....

    So it feels like all my tanks are having string algae problems, and I don't know how to get rid of it!!! My 65 has just been growing it like a garden on the back glass, to the point where I have to weed it everyday. And now my mom's to be shrimp and endler tank is growing it now and i'm getting...
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    What To Feed Kuhli Loaches???

    So in my tank (65 Gallon) I've got 5 Black kuhlis, and I was wondering what to feed them. I only have two that come out during the day and eat, and they will only ever pick at a random flake or an algae wafer, but I never see them eating anything substantial. Obviously they are eating as I've...




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