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    Crystal clear water.

    Do you have filter floss in your filter? This is the best at catching the fine particles. Also try covering your filter intake with filter floss. I've found this has great results. Tiny little bugs like daphnia and seed shrimp also help to clean up the water and most fish will eat them so you...
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    Changing substrate in established tank

    You could always just add a layer of something on top. Or you could scoop it out bit by bit. Do you have any fish? How long exactly have you had the tank? You might be able to just pull up some of the plants so it's easier to change the substrate. What substrate you choose depends largely on the...
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    How Do I Ph Problems

    Woah i need to look into that
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    Feeding A Community Tank (cories, Shrimp, Betta)

    Another thing is that cherry shrimp really like to have a varied diet. Not like flake a on Monday and flake b on Tuesday. Like have a few different kinds of food for them and on feeding days just stick your hand in the draw and feed them whatever you touch first. Remember nature has no schedule...
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    Feeding A Community Tank (cories, Shrimp, Betta)

    Maybe there's another reason the shrimp are dropping their eggs. Regardless of predators, if they feel unsafe or don't have enough hides they might drop them. Or if you're sticking your hand in too much even. I would recommend a couple more plants for them to hide around in but also test your...
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    Newbie 75 Gallon

    You seem to have some pretty nice lighting so if you want a carpeting plant I would recommend Monte Carlo. If you're looking for something more leafy and less dense, there's a plant that I quite like the look of... I forget the name right now but it kind of looks like a really small hybrid of...
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    How Do I Ph Problems

    Yeah I'm trying to lower the pH a bit and I thought the tank was cycled. I dose stability weekly and with water changes, I feed the tadpoles about every day or two but the tadpoles are just there to keep the cycle before I can get some cherry shrimp. They are far more sensitive so a little...
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    Question What snail is this??

    I wouldn't worry about it. Though if you got a new plant recently it sounds likely that all of these issues came from the same place
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    75 Gal Stand Recommendations?

    I would recommend using a reinforced work desk, makeup/vanity stand, maybe in the corner on your kitchen bench, maybe a used stand or suitably sized desk off eBay or craigslist. You could even take out the door of a cupboard and have it sitting inside like an in wall display
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    How Do I Ph Problems

    Temp 23 C TDs 153 Copper 0.1ppm GH 5 Kh 4 Ph 7.6? Ammonia 0.25???? Nitrite 0 Nitrate 0
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    Ph Too High Help

    How long have you had this fish? Have you made any recent changes in the tank or care routine?
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    Newbie 75 Gallon

    Are you planning on adding any plants?
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    How Do I Ph Problems

    Ok thanks guys. My tank is actually out side so it’s easier for me with the whole siphoning water out thing
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    Magicpenny's New 30 Long

    I love the idea of a centre piece (paradise fish) and a school of something small and maybe with a dash of colour i really think that would look great. Danios or white clouds would be perfect I’m so jealous
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    How Do I Ph Problems

    Sorry to bring this post back, I should probably actually start another thread under another title but because I already mentioned it in the original post, I just wanted some tips as I didn't really get an answer. How should I prepare for water changes? Like I know I've gotta siphon out the...
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    Magicpenny's New 30 Long

    I don't know much about cichlids but rasboras are really good looking and if I'm not mistaken they are pretty small and like to school. I think something colourful that schools would look great in there
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    White Film Growing On My Driftwood????

    And that little java fern that improved with the iron sand had heaps of new growth and maybe even a baby plant growing off one of the leaves ( insights on that would be nice)
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    White Film Growing On My Driftwood????

    I have Oliver Knott Pisces aqua iron I’ve since added some diamond quartz on top of that and added some new plants. The banana lily has lovely red lilies and the rotala is getting some red bits which is really cool and I’ve read that is because of the iron they are getting Here’s what the...
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    Tank Change

    Wouldn't they need to be acclimated like any fish or creature going into a new environment? Of so, would it not then be easier and quicker to have mixed in the old water faith the new? Not to mention it's a good way to save a little water
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    How Do I Ph Problems

    Sweet!! Thank you so much for all of your help :)))
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    Switching From A 75 Gallon To A 125 Gallon

    So no live plants? What are the fish you have in there? I wish i could get a nice big tank like that 7]
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    Tank Change

    That said i don’t know a lot about cichlids so maybe someone else will have some helpful input too
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    Tank Change

    Maybe keep running the two filters together for about the first month with the new tank so you can be absolutely sure it’s safe to use. Especially if you’re putting the cichlids straight in you don’t wanna run any risks. Over feeding will lead to ammonia but it will be more ammonia than your...
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    How Do I Ph Problems

    Yeah thanks i know about drip acclimation and all that jazz and I’ll be sure to read up on that article. Will the tetras be ok with such high ph? If so I’m guessing i won’t be able to breed them?
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    How Do I Ph Problems

    Ok, if you’re sure. I just want to make sure they’ll be happy and healthy. I don’t know the water parameters of the store I’m going to get them from, should i find a seller that matches me, try to match them or what?
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    Tank Change

    I can’t see why not. What decor and what kinds of fish? Do you have any live plants? It would be good to already have a seeded filter but you have to check if it’s going to be enough for a tank that’s so much bigger
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    Help What Is This Little Bug? I Don't Think It's Daphnia

    Found something else that i think might actually be daphnia. Can anyone let me know? They’re a bit bigger and beige in colour
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    How Do I Ph Problems

    That’s why i want to get it stable and within safe levels before i get any fish
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    Does Anybody Else On Fishlore Ride?

    I don’t think he means bicycles
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    20 Gallon Caridina Tank

    It looks incredible. I wish my plants would grow out like that!! What ferts and lighting are you using?
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    How Do I Ph Problems

    Currently, gh is 5 and kh is 3 with tds of 148. The gh is higher than i thought it was which might be due to the cuttlebone i put in the tank for calcium even though that should affect kh i think. I’ll test straight out of the tap now and post the results Tap water: Kh:3-4 Gh: 5 Ph: can’t...
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    How Do I Ph Problems

    So I’ve got a well planted 31 gal that i plan on stocking with primarily cherry shrimp as well as some neon tetras and a couple of albino Cory’s if I’ve got space. My tank has been cycled for a while and i currently have a couple Malaysian trumpet snails, a few pond snails and a couple of...
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    Getting My First Aquarium Today!

    Some good plants are java moss, java fern, different kinds of rotala and most of the cheap stuff at your lfs (just look it up before you guy it) anubias are great but a little bit more expensive I’ve found. Before you go buying the super expensive stuff check your version of eBay or craigslist...
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    Help Help! Sick Mts

    Hey friends, look who popped their head out today/ i noticed semi covered #2 !!! Shell seemed empty so i picked it up for a sniff and there was no problem. Plopped him in with the other guy for a feed and he doesn’t seem to be able to attach to the container walls. Like it’s coming out of the...
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    Need An Awkward Stand

    I'm guessing you're talking inches. You could probably find a vanity stand online or at Myer or something You could also consider placing it somewhere like in a corner in your living room or kitchen bench. If you've got a string table or a marble bench or something like that it should hold and...
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    Help Help! Sick Mts

    I've had a look at him today and saw something mouldy looking. Can somebody tell me if this is an infection?
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    Need An Awkward Stand

    Can you post a photo of the tank along with dimensions
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    Help Help! Sick Mts

    Wow that's actually really smart thank y9u I'll do that
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    Help Help! Sick Mts

    This tank is pretty new and there's just him and a couple of pond snails in there. There is some green water algae that I'm trying to take care of but not a lot of algae algae so every day or so I put in some fish flakes or some sinking pellets. The mts is still in the dish and I put a bit of an...
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    Help Help! Sick Mts

    So (as per the title) my only mts appears to be sick. I noticed about a week ago that it wasn't moving much and did the sniff test and put him back in the tank. He hasn't moved at all since so today I picked him up, took a whiff and he smelled fine. I put him in a little dish so I could take a...
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    20 Gallon Caridina Tank

    I have decided to let the plants grow in as this means they will be able to establish roots and all that jazz before anything else comes in and disturbs it. Remember one step at a time. Don't do everything at once
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    Help What Is This Little Bug? I Don't Think It's Daphnia

    Righto thanks for the input I know I need to put a sponge on the intake coz I plan on keeping shrimp as well I was just curious
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    20 Gallon Caridina Tank

    They look like roots. If you’re worried maybe clip that section and put it in another tank and see how it goes
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    Help What Is This Little Bug? I Don't Think It's Daphnia

    I plan on getting tetras and was wondering if they might snack on them as they seem to clear up algae pretty well i figured they could serve a double purpose. I do however have a canister filter and was wondering if they were to be sucked in would it kill them?
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    Help What Is This Little Bug? I Don't Think It's Daphnia

    Were they in any of your tanks/what effects did they have?
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    Help What Is This Little Bug? I Don't Think It's Daphnia

    I’ve been looking online and some people seem to have ostracods that look like what i have while some have something larger and kinda pink in colour. Are these two different species altogether or just different “strains”
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    Help What Is This Little Bug? I Don't Think It's Daphnia

    Do you know what they do/what eats them? Are they good or bad?




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