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    Newbie needs 48" tank lighting advice

    Well, that sounds like some good information thank you. I am familiar with the bulbs I have now, so that's a positive for fluorescent. i may think about the LED in the future, with I'm working with a low dollar amount here. I think I actually bought t8 6500k. I was at Lowe;s and got a pair...
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    Newbie needs 48" tank lighting advice

    I have 48" 90gallon tank, and I have a fluorescent fixture that doesn't work anymore. Maybe I broke it during the move when I moved to my new home. Anyway, the 2 main points: 1) What is a planted aquarium? i mean I have two bamboo shoots, but that's not considered planted is it? 2) What...
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    My well water has too high alkalinity How much purified water to replace?

    Hi, I wish I had someone experienced like you here to show me. i mean, I do trust you, however since it's well water, I want to be extremely cautious. I've been fiddling with it for over a week now. I've had this tank sitting here with the filter filtering an empty tank just to get the water...
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    My well water has too high alkalinity How much purified water to replace?

    I have been running my new tank with a filter, but no fish or any gravel to get the water ready to add fish from my small aquarium. My budget is low. But I did a 6-n-1 test and all was fine except too high alkalinity and ph was a little high. My plan to take out some of the stuff thats in the...
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    Fishkeeper in distress

    I am very frustrated with my attempts to give my fish more space-upgrading to a much larger tank. I have finally gotten my filter working properly, and now I do some reading at this source...
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    Help...water Black From Carbon

    Allright it's good to hear from people that have experience. I was uncertain because I just want to be cautious until I have experience of my own. For now I will go without one. Thanks again
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    Help...water Black From Carbon

    Well I have two things to say. Thank you for the quick replies, I was seriously planning on checking this forum in the morning for an answer but thought what the heck I'll check it. Also, I did rinse it for a while so I thought I was good before I put it in the filter. It was weird because...
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    Help...water Black From Carbon

    Hi I have gotten good advice so thank you to everyone who helped me. Im starting my new tank thank god no fish were in it. I unhooked the canister, took everything out, and put in the two bags of carbon. When I pulled my hand out of the canister, there was black on my hand, not the entire...
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    How 2 setup my canister w/ limited Supplies and $$

    Thanks guys, I didn't know about the tilting it after it's started. The instructions don't say that of course. I added some bags of carbon. I plan to run the filter in the tank for 2 days and then start to add the fish. Is that long enough? I used tap water that is "softened" with the...
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    How 2 setup my canister w/ limited Supplies and $$

    Thanks for the great advice! I got the system started, and a new problem arose. The filter started blowing air through the hose. First, all seemed well for a few seconds. Then It would be a little group of tiny air bubbles, then normal, then a little air bubbles, then normal. Like a cycle...
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    How 2 setup my canister w/ limited Supplies and $$

    Hi everyone. I have posted a few questions before and have not had luck with getting any advice. So, I've relied on other sources who may be better or less informed. I have a used canister filter I bought a while ago, and I am trying to at least start it for a while with what the previous...
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    Saltwater Filter in Freshwater Tank

    I added pictures of what I am talking about hoping to get some advice. Those are on the plastic balls and also on the ceramic rings
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    The tubes from filter have residue in them!

    That sounds fine to me I can try that first. I never heard of a tubing brush. I wonder do they have them at pet shops? Also, I am going to the store tomorrow to get vinegar to soak the insides of my filter. I didn't have enough vinegar to fill my sink, so I have to go get a few bottles. In...
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    The tubes from filter have residue in them!

    Yep, I added pictures to the original post if u can see it now
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    The tubes from filter have residue in them!

    I am switching to a larger tank that I bought used. It was used for saltwater and I am doing freshwater but it was such a good deal I went ahead and did it. The tubes that go from the filter to the tank are not clear and see-thru. I mean you can see thru in some areas, and other areas there...
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    New trying to stock new tank w/ goldfish & plecco

    I crrently have had a tank for about a year or more. We won two goldfish at the fair and wanted to get them out of their environment, so my ex-girlfried and I took home two. I knowing nothing of stocking, just got a filter, some water additives, gravel, etc and made a tank and so far it's had...
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    Saltwater Filter in Freshwater Tank

    Thank you for the good information. That does help alot. I still have one question though. When I opened my canister filter up, and looked at the plastic balls, they have little white/beige colored stringy-looking things. Almost looks like small short pieces of spaghetti that dried up on...
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    High Alkalinity in Well water?What

    I put the garden hose in the tank just to see what it would do. It looked clear as I was filling it up. 18hrs later, it looks green/brown and I can't even see thru it!!!!!! So the garden hose water is poor. Maybe the water after the softener is better. I only filled abot 10% of the tank for...
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    High Alkalinity in Well water?What

    I just moved a week ago to a new duplex, on well water. I brought my tank from my old apartment w/ city water. I would just use tap water and dechlorinate it. I wouldn't have moved here but I found out the water situation AFTER I signed the lease.
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    Saltwater Filter in Freshwater Tank

    Hi I got an used aquarium from a friend. He used saltwater, I am using freshwater for now. In the future I may do salt. I have the Marineland Canister filter C-360 it says. I want to know how to get the salt residue off of and out of the filter and parts. Also, It has a bunch of black balls...




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