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    Betta's Fins Fraying & Weird Stuff Going On In Tank!

    Hello! I'm a fishy mum to a sweet little male Betta named Ferguson. I've had him about a month now. He's in a 5 G Fluval Spec V tank. Temp is set at 78 F. Today, I noticed some fraying on his pretty fins. I'm also noticing A LOT of bio-film stuff in the tank. A lot. Also, a lot of brown...
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    High Nitrite Spike In Cycled Tank?

    Thankfully, my parameters are back to reading perfect. That Nitrite spike lasted about 24 hours, and corrected itself. I'm at 0 Ammonia, 0 Nitrite, 10 Nitrate, pH of 6.8. As far as the adding bacteria thing goes, I personally don't see the benefit to adding more bacteria to a cycled tank. As...
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    High Nitrite Spike In Cycled Tank?

    Update: I re-tested my water today and got a perfect reading; Nitrate: 10-20 ppm Nitrite: 0 ppm Ammonia: 0 ppm pH - 6.8 So...I don't know what happened, but whatever it was started fast and ended fast. Really strange.
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    High Nitrite Spike In Cycled Tank?

    Because I currently have one GBR, and I used to have 3. They require higher temperatures.
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    High Nitrite Spike In Cycled Tank?

    I have two filters running, an AC 50 and a QuietFlow 75.
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    High Nitrite Spike In Cycled Tank?

    The dead GBR died in the middle of the night. I checked on her about 4 AM, by the time I woke up around 9 she was dead and I immediately removed her. So a few hours, at most. I currently have; One juvenile Angelfish (roughly 1.5" body size, 3.75" tip to tip) 11 mixed size White Skirt Tetras 7...
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    High Nitrite Spike In Cycled Tank?

    Hello! I have a 36 G tank that has been cycled for a few weeks now, and suddenly today I tested and saw a huge spike in Nitrites. Usually, Nitrite would be at zero, Ammonia would be at zero, and my Nitrates have been hanging between 10-20ppm. I test every 48-72 hours, and my last test 48 hours...
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    Aquaclear 50 Making Squeaking Noises?!

    I have absolutely no idea where or what that is...I really don't know much about the mechanics of filters, haha.
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    Aquaclear 50 Making Squeaking Noises?!

    Hello, everyone. I have an approximately 1.5 month old AC 50 running on my 36 G tank. Yesterday, I started noticing some weird noises happening. The only way I can describe it is a very very faint sound of a crackling fire. No fire. The sound was obviously coming from my filter. It would...
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    Feeding Cories

    I have 7 SterbaI corydoras, each approximately 0.5" long. I am feeding the other fish in my tank some sinking granules, that the Sterbais will clean up off of the bottom. They also get their weekly bloodworm treat (it's really cute to watch your Sterbais suck them up like spaghetti!) and 2-3x a...
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