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    Nitrates Are Too High

    Also, I just reread your post and your nitrates really aren’t that high. 20 ppm your fish should still be fine. I’ve had my tanks at 40 ppm and they were still having babies and doing fine I just added some plants to lower everything and did some water changes. 20 ppm is not high in my Opinion.
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    Nitrates Are Too High

    Do you have live plants in there? I float hornwort in my tanks to help suck up the nitrates and it is extremely effective. Water sprite also works well .
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    How Many Fish Can I Have??

    I’ve been keeping fish for many years and while I agree with what the rest of the people on here are saying don’t freak out and get rid of your fish right away if you don’t have to. Depending on their size you may have plenty of time to find them a new home. If you have a local fish store near...
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    10 Gallon Aquarium

    I have a 10 gallon heated/planted/cycled tank. Looking for stocking suggestions as I’ve never had a tank under 30 gallons. GO!
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    Aquarium Stands

    Not really sure I always noticed how badly built the ones in the store are even though they work they’re not solid wood and they all have typically the same finishes.
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    Aquarium Stands

    I’m a carpenter and I build lots of my own furniture. I also have an Etsy site where I sell a lot of furniture. My question is, do you guys think there is a market for custom fish tank stands? I built all my own and was wanting some opinions. Thanks, Rich
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    How Many Platies?

    Thanks for the response. I have a fill star number two canister filter that I use not exactly sure what kind of Coreys I have I think somebody referred to them as a golden Coreys I know they get to a max of 2.5 inches. Keep the tank around 74° not sure on water parameters exactly I just took...
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    How Many Platies?

    I have a 29 gallon cycled tank with about 2 inches of gravel on the bottom some fake plants couple small castles and three Amazon swords. I also have an air stone in the tank and a really good canister filter. I currently have five 2 inch Cory cats patrolling the bottom. Wanting to do a platy...
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    Help! Pregnant Platy?

    She definitely looks pregnant but with my experience I’ve had better luck letting them give birth in the tank. Separating them or putting them in a breeder box can stress them out. Just make sure you have lots of places for the fry to hide as well as A cluster of some floating plants. Seems...
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    Do You Think My Platy Is Pregnant

    Thanks. I think so too. And now we wait.
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    Do You Think My Platy Is Pregnant

    I have some platies in my 29 gallon tank. 7 female 2 males. I have a large blue female and when she is pregnant it’s very noticeable. However I noticed this one the other day is smaller in size but looks to have a bit of a belly. I don’t see the dark spot like I always see on the blue one...
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    Best Lighting For My Plants

    I have a 29 gallon aquarium I have two Amazon swords that have sprouted other plants which I have cut off and replanted. I just started using route tabs the other day. Was wondering what the best kind of lighting would be for my plants. I have a standard hood and as for right now I’m just...
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    Beta With Platies

    I have a female beta in a 10 gallon tank. I have a 29 gallon tank with a bunch of platies in it. Some of the platies babies have manage to survive and I was wondering if I could put some of the platies in the 10 gallon tank with the beta ? Thanks, Rich
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    Plant Food

    Yes for now I only have the swords. Thinking of adding some java moss
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    Plant Food

    The lighting is the standard fluorescent light the tank size is a 29 gallon Also the substrate in the tank is pea gravel.
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    Plant Food

    I have Amazon swords in my aquarium with my platies. What is the best type of plant food I can put in that won't hurt the fish?
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    Goldfish With Zebra Danios

    had anyone had any experience keeping zebra danios with goldfish? My parents have a 46 gallon bow front with 2 common goldfish and heard they could add a few danios?
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    Platy Fry Getting Eaten

    Yes. Filter has a sponge cover on it
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    Platy Fry Getting Eaten

    I've noticed three or four of my platies pregnant over the last couple months but only for babies have survived. The only fish I have in the tank are platies and Cory cats. I have lots of floating plants for the freight to hide in but I'm wondering if they're not making it to the top and due...
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    10 Gallon Tank

    Thanks everybody I think I'll be keeping him solo
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    10 Gallon Tank

    i have a male Betta in a 10 gallon tank. Was wondering if he is better off alone or with some tank mates. Suggestions? Thanks, Rich
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    10 Gallon Cycled?

    Thanks! That was very helpful and I appreciate your time. I added some small amozon swords from my established tank, I'm also going to take the sponge filter off the established tank and put it on the new filter intake. I hear that can really help. I bought a test kit so I'll keep Checking...
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    10 Gallon Cycled?

    Just set up a 10 gallon aquarium. 5 gallons of water was from on an established tank and the other 5 gallons was new water. Would the tank be safe to put fish in? Thanks, Rich
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    Beta Friends In A 10 Gallon Aquarium

    I'll have to look into that I've never had shrimp. Thanks
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    Beta Friends In A 10 Gallon Aquarium

    I have my 10 gallon aquarium set up in my office it's been fully cycled and I was wanting to put a beta in there but was wondering if I can put anything with it ?
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    10 Gallon Aquarium

    need some suggestions on fish for a 10 gallon aquarium. I've always had larger ones but I'm putting this one on my desk. I like betas but wanting more than just one fish. Thanks, Rich
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    Bala Sharks With Platys

    Not worried about fry...thanks!
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    Bala Sharks With Platys

    i have a 29 gallon tank with a few platys and some corys. My other tank broke and had to move my 2 small balls sharks in with the platys. Will they be ok for a bit?
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    Platy Acting Strange

    Here she is. She just came up to eat but then went back to the bottom.
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    Platy Acting Strange

    Have a 29 gallon fish tank full of platies and Cory cats one of my Pilates was acting completely normal last night and now today it seems like it wants to hide and just lay on the bottom of the tank while all the other fish swim around ?
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    Amazon Sword Dieing

    Ok. Just wondering why one is doing great and the other is turning brown?
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    Amazon Sword Dieing

    I put 2 Amazon swords in my 29 gallon 2 weeks ago. Bought them from petsmart and one was much mugger than the other when I took them out. The big one is thriving and growing new leaves. The smaller one is starting to turn brown. Suggestions?????
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    2 Goldfish Need Friends

    I told them they need to find them a pond.....they didn't like that idea. They were feeder fish that my mom "rescued " from the pet shop.
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    2 Goldfish Need Friends

    They've been in there about a year and haven't grown much?
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    2 Goldfish Need Friends

    My parents have a 55 gallon tank with two 4 inch common gold fish. They keep the water at room temp with no heater. What are some options for other fish they could add?
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    Platy Not Giving Birth

    They mainly get a high-quality flake food do you occasional cucumber and sometimes they snack on the shrimp pellets that I give to the Cory and cats. Temp is around 76°
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    Platy Not Giving Birth

    So I've got about seven platies in a 29 gallon tank with some Cory cats. One of my platies is visibly pregnant and has been for almost a month was wondering why she hasn't had her babies yet or if it usually takes that long?
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    Child Proof Fish

    3 female platies and some decor. You'll be good to go
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    Platy Male Or Female

    Ok thanks. It's a black and white platy commonly called a panda platy or tuxedo Platy. It's pretty small so I guess I'll just have to wait and see how he or she develops. The one male keeps swimming right next to it like it's trying to mate but the other male chases it anytime it's near him.
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    Platy Male Or Female

    So I know how to tell the difference between a male and female platy, but I have one that is about two months old and I thought it was a male very hard to tell and one of the other males keeps trying to mate with it I think? Are there any other characteristics to tell apart the female from the...
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    How Many Platies

    I have 6 small glow danios, 6 corys, 6 female platies. Tank is planted with fake plants as well as 2 amazon swords and various small castles. (Daughters tank) she is wanting more female platies and was wanting to know how many more she can have. It's 29 gallon tank with a canister filter rated...
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    Suggestions For Live Plants

    Thanks so much for all the information. Really looking forward to some live plants!
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    Suggestions For Live Plants

    My daughter has a 29 gallon aquarium that is very colorful with lots of fake plants. I was wanting to put some small live plants in there to help with the waste any suggestions would be great .
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    When Will My Platy Give Birth?

    Thanks I was reading about that wasn't sure if anybody else could verify but that makes sense .
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    When Will My Platy Give Birth?

    Does she look pregnant? Also it's time for a water change but I don't want to stress her out. Suggestions???
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    When Will My Platy Give Birth?

    Here is the tank and the fish. She was hiding. Had to give a pinch of food to get her out.
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    When Will My Platy Give Birth?

    Was wondering if there are any signs that my platy is going to give birth. She is dark red so I don't see a dark spot but she's definitely starting to square off at the bottom. Is there any behavior to look for?
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    Platy Fry Survival

    Thanks for all the input I wouldn't mind a few of them surviving but after that last post I don't want the whole tank full of babies so I guess we'll see what nature brings! I'll let you know once things happen!




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