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    Question Can I Put These Rocks In My Freshwater Tank?

    Tested with distilled vinegar, apple cider, and red vinegar. No fizz with any of them. Should be good?
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    Question Can I Put These Rocks In My Freshwater Tank?

    My girlfriend and I recently went to Hawaii. While there and snorkeling I grabbed a couple rocks. One I found off a resort, and another few I grabbed from the Black Sand Beach. I took them home, boiled them for 10 minutes, scrubbed them, then boiled them for another 10 minutes. Is it ok to...
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    Help Sudden Fish Death (electric Blue Ram), But Why?

    Hey guys. Pretty bummed out today. My favorite fish in my aquarium (electric blue ram) died overnight seemingly out of nowhere. The lone sign of a problem was that, yesterday afternoon, I noticed him swimming near the top of the tank. I originally thought he could be trying to get oxygen, but...
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    Weird Fuzzy Algae On Plants |help Identifying, Removing?

    Update: This all appears to have worked! The extra co2 (including the heavier dose on water change day), purgien & less lighting have prevented any additional growth. I cleared off the leaves and decorations tut have it, and take is looking as clean as ever! Thanks so much!!
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    Help Should I Be Worried About My Angelfish? Sick/injured?

    Hey everyone. Quick question for you. I’m a little concerned with my five-year-old angel and I’m not sure if she’s sick or not. She’s been acting entirely normal, swimming fine, and eating healthy, but I noticed her side fins look a little off, and the base is a little red. I’m not sure if it’s...
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    Weird Fuzzy Algae On Plants |help Identifying, Removing?

    Thanks for the advice! I found the Purigen online, but the packet says "treats 100 U.S. gallons." I can't really find anything smaller than . My tank is 40 gallons, so would this be way too much? Not sure if this means it treats up to 100 gallons, or if it treats tanks of 100 gallons.
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    Weird Fuzzy Algae On Plants |help Identifying, Removing?

    Awesome advice! I really appreciate it! I usually do ~30-40% water change once a week. I will do a bigger one this week, then hit it with the carbon that it's supposed to have (1 capful for every 10 gallons). I also cut down my light to just eight hours. Will this help get rid of the BBA? Or...
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    Weird Fuzzy Algae On Plants |help Identifying, Removing?

    Hey guys, Having an issue with my tank, and was wondering if someone could help out. I'm having a bit of an algae outbreak. Not the typical green or brown algae, but this weird fuzzy stuff that has started to form around the leaves of my plants. Pictures of a leaf with the algae on it both in...
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    What Kind Of Algae Is This, How Can I Get Rid Of It?

    Hey guys, Appreciate any and all help with this. I currently have a 40-gallon, partially-planted tank (converting over to entirely). There is an Aponogeton Ulvaceus, a red flame sword, and a dwarf lily (taking quite a bit to actually grow) in there. Then there are two flake plants on either...
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    Question Mixing Regular Aquarium Gravel And Eco-complete

    I honestly ... forget the name of it. The local fish store sold it to me & said it was pretty easy to grow/cour survive in most conditions & gravel. Pic below is what it looked like two weeks ago when I first put it in the tank! I'm just curious if mixing the two will do anything, or if it...
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    Question Mixing Regular Aquarium Gravel And Eco-complete

    I've had a 40-gallon fish tank for a little over a year now. I currently have regular aquarium gravel on the bottom. I believe it's either the Petsmart Top Fin Aquarium Gravel, or the Imaginarium gravel from PetCo. I didn't know nearly as much as I know now (and still learning daily!) about...
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    Question Should I Medicate My Tank Just In Case? (possible Problem?)

    Will do! I'll do a 50% tomorrow. I recently (five days ago) introduced glass catfish at otto cats (to replace algae eaters I took when they became vicious). I know both those fish don't take stress too well. Will a 50% water change run the risk of stressing them out & killing them? Really love...
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    Question Should I Medicate My Tank Just In Case? (possible Problem?)

    That's what I'm saying! I have no idea what to do. Part of me thinks this is just bad luck with the two flame tetras (to be honest, I'm really not fans of the fish anyway), but if it's something more, the last thing I wanna see is my tank get wiped out. I'm going to be gone the next few days so...
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    Question Should I Medicate My Tank Just In Case? (possible Problem?)

    Quick question: I posted on here roughly a week ago regarding a potential problem with one of my flame tetras. The fish had lost its color and was swimming awfully weird (see here because you can't upload videos). After a week, nothing improved. The fish, while eating, continued to swim like...
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    Help Best Way To Get Ph From 7.4 To 7.0?

    I didn't think of this. I just turned off my bubbler/air stone that runs throughout the back of the tank (as seen in the photo). I'll keep that off for the rest of the day, then run a test in the morning to see if the PH dropped, assuming I would be able to tell that quickly. If it does drop to...
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    Help Best Way To Get Ph From 7.4 To 7.0?

    No rocks. I have two live plants and two fake ones. The substrate is just gravel. I purchased (arriving today) flourished tabs to put across the bottom of the tank to give the plant's roots nutrients. There is a shipwreck decoration. Photo attached
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    Help Best Way To Get Ph From 7.4 To 7.0?

    Not sure. It's pretty much always at 7.4, despite entering at 7.0.
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    Help Best Way To Get Ph From 7.4 To 7.0?

    The two species in there I'm worried about are glass catfish & electric blue ram
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    Help Best Way To Get Ph From 7.4 To 7.0?

    Worried about overcrowding. Anything smaller? That's why I was originally drawn to the moss.
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    Help Best Way To Get Ph From 7.4 To 7.0?

    Running some tests the last couple of days and it looks like my aquarium PH is a bit higher than I want it to be. Using the API freshwater master test kit, my readings are coming in ~ 7.4. I really would like this to be down to 7.0. I ran the test kit on my tap, water which I use for water...
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    Question Glass Catfish Behavior Question

    Quick glass catfish question: Recently added three glass catfish to my established aquarium. Went to my local store and came across a tank full of them. Thought they looked awesome so, initially, I brought home one. The man who worked there told me "one will be just fine." After doing...
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    40 Gallon Tank Algae-eating Fish Dilemma

    78 right now. That's what tank has been since I got him. He's about a year old now. He seems to be interacting with his reflection. This is the first time I've seen him swim like this since I got him. He usually get to himself, relaxed on the bottom when I had the algae eaters.
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    40 Gallon Tank Algae-eating Fish Dilemma

    Yes. Sorry. Electric blue ram.
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    40 Gallon Tank Algae-eating Fish Dilemma

    No worries! Will keep an eye on it. Took a couple videos of what he's doing. I can't upload them here, so here's just a link to my Instagram: Instagram post by Connor Hughes • Feb 20, 2019 at 7:49pm UTC The first is of him going up & down the side. He's doing a bit slower now than before. The...
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    40 Gallon Tank Algae-eating Fish Dilemma

    Right when I thought I was in the clear ... Is this something that should die down in a day or so? The Bolivian is ~ 1 year old now. Never had any issues before. Tank levels are all still fine. Plenty of oxygen in there (air stone & plants). Only changes are those that were mentioned above...
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    40 Gallon Tank Algae-eating Fish Dilemma

    No, it's not serious buildup like a wall of thick green. Like specks here & there. I just love having the tank crystal clear.
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    40 Gallon Tank Algae-eating Fish Dilemma

    UPDATE for anyone who's interested: It's the morning after and all seems back to normal in the tank. The Glo Tetras are hanging out together & not fighting. The three glass catfish are chilling together near the bottom corner of the tank. Occasionally the first introduced will swim up and hang...
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    40 Gallon Tank Algae-eating Fish Dilemma

    I do. Wiping down the glass is part of what I do bi-weekly, and the decorations as need be. Having a cleaning fish in there just keeps things nice in between.
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    40 Gallon Tank Algae-eating Fish Dilemma

    Sadly it's not. My Glofish are up there in age, though. A four-year-old, then two two-year-olds. The blue is the oldest, and actually one of the first fish I bought. Never had an issue with the three. Just noticed it today. Really think it's more of a "stress" factor. Bigger concern is obviously...
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    Question Considering A Clown Loach, But How Serious Is The "ich" Problem?

    Right?! I was originally thinking of adding one to my 40g. The ones at my pet store were so tiny I thought, at most, they’d hit 6 inches. Boy was I wrong. Glad I did the research before buying!
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    40 Gallon Tank Algae-eating Fish Dilemma

    How big will that pleco get? I’m usually a little worried about those because don’t they get super big? Also would he clean off the plant leaves? Would the rainbow shark or cories eat them? I read a ton about these, actually! When I picked up the otos I was actually going in with goal of...
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    40 Gallon Tank Algae-eating Fish Dilemma

    Really appreciate any help on the following. I've learned — over the last several weeks — to watch who I take fish advice from. While I've had a healthy tank ~ four years now (first 20 gallon, then upgraded to 40), I'm still pretty new to the hobby and working on gaining knowledge. Some of the...
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    Question Considering A Clown Loach, But How Serious Is The "ich" Problem?

    Thanks so much, guys! Probably not the right choice for me right now. Being in an apartment, my max tank size is this 40. The house is coming ... and with it a much, much larger tank!
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    Question Considering A Clown Loach, But How Serious Is The "ich" Problem?

    Hey guys, I'm thinking of starting a second tank and would like to add clown loaches to it. I've read a ton online about clown loaches and ich, though, and how common it is in the fish. Is this something where 90% of clown loaches get it? If I get a clown loach, and there is no ich present...
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    40 Gallon Tank Is This Tank Overstocked?

    Guess I need to find a new aquarium store to get advice from ... Won't add anything else, that's for sure. The algae eaters are smaller. Was told this species won't get larger than 2-3 inches. The shark is actually a rainbow — sorry for the confusion. The glass catfish is a relatively new...
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    40 Gallon Tank Is This Tank Overstocked?

    Hey guys. Had a quick question for you regarding the stocking of my tank. I currently have a 40-gallon tank up-and-running for ~ 9 months now. I love it! I previously had a 20-gallon tank when it sprung a leak, and I used that as an excuse to upgrade. I'm actually in the process now of...
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    Help Is My Fish Sick/dying? Should I Be Worried? (photos)

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 40 gallons How long has the tank been running? 9 months Does it have a filter? Yes (two) Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 74-76 What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 4 cory fish || 1...
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    Help Is My Fish Sick/dying? Should I Be Worried? (photos)

    Hey guys! Had a quick question for you all. A bit worried about my one fish. Not sure if he's just getting older & ready to die, or if he's infected with a disease that could impact the other fish in the tank. I apologize for not knowing the exact species, but over the last several weeks this...
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    Tank Cycling Help

    Hey guys, so question with my tank. I'll preface this post with this: I now know not to ever go to Petsmart and ask their advice on anything. I recently upgraded from a 20-gallon tank to a 40 gallon. I started the new tank, let it run 4-5 days, took the water to Petsmart for a test. They...
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    Where To Get "fill" For Filter Cartridge, And Do You Replace Cartridge ?

    Hey guys! This is probably a very silly question, but just looking for some clarity! Recently purchased the Marineland bio-wheel penguin 200 power filter. I've got it set up and running in the tank now with the filter cartridge it comes with & bio wheel. I originally had a second filter in the...
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    What's Wrong With My Angelfish?

    OK. Just to clarify: I'm adding the prime amount for the amount of water I'm replacing, not the total amount of water in the tank? So, for example, I'm just priming the 12 gallons I'm replacing. Not the 40 gallons total?
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    What's Wrong With My Angelfish?

    UPDATE: Took a sample of the water over to the fish store to get more accurate readings. Here are the readings: Ammonia: .5 Nitrate Reading 1: Between 0-20 (but it's there) Nitrate Reading 2: Between 0-.5 (but it's there) Hardness: 150 Chlorine: 0 Total Alkalinity: 20-40 PH: Between 6.8 & 7.2...
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    What's Wrong With My Angelfish?

    Set up new tank on stand. Added 10 gallons of the old fish tank water, then the rest from tap. Put a capful of prime, per fish store's recommendation. Waited 4-5 days, then took water sample to Petsmart (they do the free tests). Water was a little hard, so they suggested a 10% water change and...
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    What's Wrong With My Angelfish?

    I put two of the API weekend pyramid fish feeders in there before we left on Friday, then scooped them out when we got home Sunday night. Just ran all tests again. I have the API freshwater master test kit, so it's a little hard to get specifics going off the color. The PH is down to...
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    What's Wrong With My Angelfish?

    Hey guys, Been browsing the boards for the last couple of years whenever I've had a fish question. Couldn't really find an answer for the issue I'm having now, so figured it was time to sign up. I've had my angelfish roughly two years now. She's a darling. Went away for the weekend, and when...




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