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    Best Plants For Newb?

    I’ve had both salt and freshwater aquariums for a while now, and for some reason I’m just now deciding to give freshwater plants a try! I’ve redone all my betta tanks to have a divided 20 long with 3 bettas, a 5 gallon with one betta, and another 20 with one betta. The 5 gallon and a 20 have...
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    Any Ideas On What This Could Be?

    I purchased some inverts about a month ago, three of which were peppermint shrimp, I just recently noticed a bump on the side of one of the peppermint shrimp, and after doing some research, figured out that it could be a parasitic isopode (did I spell that right?). It's also possible that it's...
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    Hermit Crab Daily Diet?

    I've been working on making my own dry, staple food for my hermits, I plan to supplement with some fresh stuff, but I like to have an easy, balanced diet available as well. How does this sound: Strawberries, banana, carrot, coconut, oats, unsalted almond, seaweed (the norI type used for sushi...
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    Beginning A Planted Tank

    Now that my divided betta tank is in need of some work, I figured I might as well do a full makeover on it, so I've decided to go with a live planted tank. The tank is 10 gallons with a couple sponge filters and a sand substrate, I would love to hear recommendations for easy plants that won't...
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    Fragging Zoas?

    I was cleaning off a small coral I have today (was covered in algae) and I somehow managed to pop one of the polyps off of the small piece of live rock that they are on, the coral and part of it that popped off is sitting in a small container with water waiting to be moved back to the tank, and...
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    F10 For Reptiles?

    I have both a Russian tortoise and ball python, but I'm mainly inquiring about what people like to use on glass/plastic tanks (tortoise has a homemade wooden tortoise table type tank). I've always used vinegar and dye/scent free plant based soaps (rinsed really well) for all my cleaning, I've...
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    White Buildup In Mixing Saltwater?

    About a week ago I went to mix some saltwater and I wound up getting a little lazy and leaving it mixing for a few days, when I went to use it, I noticed a pretty thick white (looked almost grayish against my finger when I touched it to see if it was slimy) buildup. It wasn't really slimy...
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    Anyone Kept A Betta In A 2.5 Gallon As A Permanent Tank?

    I had three 2.5 gallon tanks sitting in my closet, I'd like to keep one as a spare/quarantine, and with all my other tanks, I only had space for one more. I've thought about a shrimp tank, but I'm not too interested in shrimp and would prefer a 5 or 10 gallon planted tank for that anyways. I've...
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    High Nitrates While Curing Live Rock

    I've been curing about 20 pounds of live rock in 5 gallons of water for about 6 1/2 weeks now, I never noticed any spike in ammonia and the parameters have been stable the entire time, I went to retest everything as I'm hoping to put it in the tank today or tomorrow, so I gave nitrates a test...
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    Curing Base Rock

    So after curing the live rock, I decided I would begin "curing" this base rock. It's 10 pounds of the caribsea base rock stuff, just the white manmade rock I believe, I think it's called south seas base rock, has never been "live" before. It's just been sitting in a bin of RODI water for about a...
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