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    Setting Up 30 Gallon Planted Tank

    Hi, Before I ask my questions here are my tank parameters and my setup so you can read over/refer back to it. Tank: 30 gallon long [ rough estimates: 36 1/2 (l) x 16 1/2 (h) x 12 1/2 (w)] Water parameters: - ph 8.0 - Temp: 76-78 - Hard Water Lighting set-up: - Coralife T5 HO fixture...
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    Just Purchased An Rodi System

    Hi, I just purchased a 4-stage RODI system since it was on-sale. I don't have $$$ for an expensive system since I'm in college, so I purchased the Aquatic Life 4 stage RODI Buddie for my freshwater aquariums. Along with this, I bought a TDS system. I have a 30 gallon planted aquarium and a 10...
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    Nutrient Balancing Help

    Hi, My name is Jake and thank you for reading my post. Background: I currently have set up a 30 gallon (about 18inches tall, its long), with a Penguin 350 Biowheel filter, eco-complete black substrate, and a Coralife T5 HO light fixture, holding two bulbs. The current bulbs in the fixture...
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    Brown Algae Outbreak

    Hi, I have had my 30gallon set up for about a month or so. I have 7 fish In the tank, one of them being a clown pleco. I have one Amazon sword, one anubias nana, one Marimo moss ball, one ludwigia (can't remember second part), and a bunch of Italian val. I have Eco complete as my substrate...
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    Rainbow Shark Not eating

    I have a Rainbow Shark in my 55gallon tank along with 4 Denison Barbs, 3 Rainbow fish, 2 Long Fin Black Skirt Tetras, 3 Clownloaches, and 1 Striata Botia. All of my parameters were tested and came out normal. As of recently, my rainbow shark has been hiding in the large piece of driftwood I...
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    DIY CO2 - Need help please !

    Hey guys, Tonight I decided to set up my own DIY CO2 system. I have a 55 gallon tank with a very large Amazon Sword,eleven Jungle Vals, and a very large java fern. I currently dose that tank every day with one cap full/5 ml of Flourish Excel. Recently my plants have not been experiencing...
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    55 Gallon

    Hi guys, I have a 55 gallon with this current stock, 6 Roseline Sharks (Denison Barbs) 4 Scissortail Rasboras 2 German Blue Rams 3 Striata Botias 1 Albino RainbowShark 2 Angelfish (1 bigger , 1 smaller) *None of my fish are full grown yet Biggest is probably the rainbow shark at...
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    Breeding German Blue Rams

    I have had my rams for probably 3-4 weeks, in my 55 gallon along with my Angelfish, 5 zebra botias, and albino rainbow shark. Yesterday I added 3 Denison Barbs, 4 Scissor-Tails, another Angelfish ( small ), a Longfin Bristlenose Pleco, and an Albino Bristlenose Pleco ( regular fins). My...
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    GBRs

    Over the weekend I picked up 2 German Blue Rams (which I did do research on) and 5 striata botia loaches. I have them in my 55 gallon tank with my Angelfish and my Albino Rainbow Shark. I will be putting more decorations and things in once I decide what I want to do. ( that's why it doesn't look...
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    Guppy fry!

    I just found my guppy having babies in the corner of my tank. She is still full of them. I caught two and put them in a net but one died . My rainbow shark and swordtails kicked her out of the corner and are ferociously searching for more. I have 2 breeding mops floating. Should I move her to...
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    First time with Guppies

    I just bought 8 guppies from Petsmart yesterday... I got 3 males and 5 females. I'm pretty sure some of the females are pregnant but not sure how long until they will have their fry. I do know that I will end up having a ton of fry soon but I would like to save the first batch. Any idea on how...
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    Pregnant Swordtail?

    My swordtail has been pregnant for almost a month 1/2.... I got her and the father at a fish auction as a pair. She has been pregnant since then and still hasn't had her babies. I've had the tank set up for about 3 months now. I have an Angelfish, an Albino Rainbow Shark, 2 female swordtails...




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