Search results

  1. J

    Moving To A New Tank

    Hi everyone, I have a 5-gallon tank with one betta, which has a serious problem with algae. I believe this is because of the location of the tank. I would like to move the fish, water, filter, gravel, and plants to another 5 gallon that I have in a new location; this new 5-gallon tank is...
  2. J

    Urgent Query; Powder Blue Gourami In Blackwater Tank!!

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 10 gallons How long has the tank been running? not sure, at least 6 months Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What is the water temperature? 78 What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 1 powder...
  3. J

    Pothos, Dwarf Lettuce, And A Gourami

    Hello everyone! My 10 gallon blackwater tank seems to be thriving, and I just had two questions about my plants in there: 1) My pothos plant has *really* taken off (anyone ever play Resident Evil?), and the roots are nice and bushy, and extend almost into the substrate at this point. My question...
  4. J

    Stuck Behind Filter, But Acting Normal Now

    Hi Fishlore! My blue dwarf gourami disappeared from sight two days ago, and I tried not to panic. This evening, I checked the floor all around the tank (though it is unlikely that he jumped out as the water is pretty low from the top of the tank), and even physically moved the tank stand back...
  5. J

    10 Gallon Blackwater Stocking Suggestions

    What's up yall, I've just about got my 10 gallon ready to go; tomorrow I add the substrate, driftwood, and IAL (the driftwood and IAL have been soaking). I've got a small pothos plant growing out the top, and will add some floating dwarf water lettuce when it arrives. I really just am not sure...
  6. J

    Blackwater Stock Suggestions

    Hi Everyone, I have a cycled 10 gallon aquarium that I plan to turn into a blackwater tank in the next month or two. I think I understand most of what goes into setting up such a tank (driftwood, indian almond leaves, sand, lower pH, etc), but being as the tank is small, I am not sure how to...
  7. J

    Neons Die - Except One

    Whats up yall, I have a 36 gallon tank with some "larger" tetras (black skirts, white longfins, and golden tetras) and two golden algae eaters, and I have tried to add a small school of neons to compliment them. The schools have ranged in size from 6 to 10 neons. After two attempts, all of the...
  8. J

    Diy Sponge Filter

    Hey everyone, The HOB filter on my 5.5 gallon betta tank created too much current, even after I baffled it, so I went ahead and make a rudimentary sponge filter. My question is: what strength air pump should I buy for the filter? I just installed it, and am running an TopFin filter designed for...
  9. J

    36 Gallon Tall Fish Tank Stocking Questions

    Hello Fishlore! My tall, convex 36-gallon tank currently houses a school of 5 black skirt tetras and two golden algae eaters. I am thinking of adding some more fish, you know, to provide some nice color and variety. To those of you who keep black skirts: what are some fish that you like to keep...
  10. J

    Nitrate Drama - Help On How To Lower Nitrates

    Hello Everyone, Sorry to continuously post noob questions, this one concerns nitrates. A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my black skirts acting weirdly. I have since made the following changes to my tank: -installed a nitrate-removing filter pad into my filter -switched to frozen food as...
  11. J

    Black Skirts And General Tank Drama

    Whats up yall, I have noticed that my small school of black skirt tetras are beginning to behave frantically. They are usually very chill, but in the last week or two, they have been swimming in tight circles and darting across the tank as a group. They also swim tightly around each other in...
  12. J

    Golden Chinese Algae Eaters

    Whats up yall, I have placed two golden chinese algae eaters into my tank earlier last week - those things are working hard! There is very little algae in my tank anymore; they have even cleaned off the top of all of the substrate. My glass is crystal clear; its truly remarkable. My questions...
  13. J

    Grey At Night, Black In The Daylight

    Whats up yall, My rainbow shark has been changing color and acting very relaxed lately. During the daytime, he turns black and just kinda hangs out in the castle in my tank (which I put there just for him), but in the morning and evening, he turns grey and is pretty active. Are these fish...
  14. J

    Cycle Update

    Hello everyone, I posted about six weeks ago, when I was cycling my QT and a betta tank. Since then, both thanks have fully cycled and are now occupied (the betta tank has, um, a betta in it, and my QT tank contains my neighbor's betta - we had to remove it from its original tank due to very...
  15. J

    Cycle Question

    Hello, I am cycling a 5.5 gallon betta tank. I check the levels today; ammonia is 0, but nitrite and nitrate are dangerously high. Will these levels drop on their own, or should I do a partial water change? Its probably been two and a half weeks since I began the cycle, using fish food and...
  16. J

    Rainbow Shark Messing With Black Skirt

    Hi everyone, I have a 36 gallon tank. It recently got ick, which took out all of my fish except my rainbow shark and my black skirt tetra. The tank has since been treated, and is ich free (I used the heat method). For the last several days, the rainbow shark has been chasing the tetra all...




Top Bottom