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    I can tell that this is going to be bad already but I'm excited :D

    Thank you for the advice! Do you know if there are anyways to quiet down an air pump since the one I have does make some noise which I think might be a problem. Also my air stone doesn't seem to work anymore so I'm not quite sure what to do about that.
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    I can tell that this is going to be bad already but I'm excited :D

    My LFS is pretty good, I think they could order killis if I ask them. I'm probably going to still stick with the Bettas for now since there's a local importer with Bettas from Thailand that are so gorgeous :D.
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    I can tell that this is going to be bad already but I'm excited :D

    I'm still iffy on the killifish because I don't know if I can maintain a steady supply micro-organisms for them to eat. However, I will check the LFS near me to see if they have any healthy ones in stock. I do really like Bettas and I don't feel any argument against getting one aside from the...
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    I can tell that this is going to be bad already but I'm excited :D

    Oh my gosh, that's a really funny story :D. I don't mind setting up another small 1 gallon tank just to grow out micro-organisms to replenish the population but at that point, I could try to get a pea puffer. I wonder if putting lava rock or dragon stone in the aquarium would help with...
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    I can tell that this is going to be bad already but I'm excited :D

    Killifish are interesting! Do you have a recommendation on species?
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    I can tell that this is going to be bad already but I'm excited :D

    I would dearly love to get a 10 gallon but my roommates would kick me out :( Honestly I wouldn't mind doing ramshorn snails and plants if that's all that could fit in a five gallon happily but I wouldn't mind a nice Betta. Thank you for the plant suggestions! I really want to try to do a walstad...
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    I can tell that this is going to be bad already but I'm excited :D

    I forgot about endler's thank you! I'm a little worried about having too many small fish since I don't love the look of the tinier fish and I'm worried they might not be as hardy and difficult to move. I definitely will consider endler's or endler's and guppy hybrids if they are available. I am...
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    I can tell that this is going to be bad already but I'm excited :D

    So today I pulled the trigger and bought a five gallon along with some various supplies for my dorm room. I'm currently home leak testing the tank, but I have talked to both of my roommates before hand and we have all agreed that we would be alright with a fish tank. My dorm also permits fish in...
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    29 Gallon Tank Cherry Barb Tank Mates?

    I'm sorry about the neons , I've heard that neon tetras in general are just not very hardy so don't feel too bad about it. I'd try to maximize the amount of cherry barbs and skip other schooling fish but you could mix with tetras and rasboras as long as you have a sufficient school size for both...
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    Looking For Help Stocking My 55 Gal

    That sounds good! For the bottom layer, you could do loaches (kuhli, yo-yo, zebra...) as long as they have the right temp and don’t get to big. There are also things like catfish (Plecos, banjo catfish, whip tail catfish, Cories which you already have). For upper middle dwellers, you could do a...
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    Feeling Overwhelmed

    I’m still a beginner as well so I can’t give you much advice. I do really love cories and bettas and I would love to see the pictures if you have them. From what I’ve heard, as long as you can keep your ph consistent, I think 6.2 would be alright for your fish but I’d get a second opinion. I’d...
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    What Should I Do With This Barren Bed?

    Gallardia, Lion's tail (might be a little big), lavender, yarrow are all nice for perennials. A succulent garden would be nice as well. I think you could also do a nice trellis with a climbing plant but I'm not really familiar with climbing plants, maybe honeysuckle or trumpet vine. Check with...
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    First Tank Stocking Question

    I think that the diatom problem will likely be remedied by the nerite snails and your bioload would likely decrease since mystery snails are big. If it were me, I would wait a little longer for the tank to fully establish before adding the otos because they are a little more fragile and need the...
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    Question Are Myriophyllum And Snails From A Local Canal Safe To Add?

    I’m going to guess that the platies will probably eat the bugs and worms that you are worried about but I’m not too sure so get a second opinion. I have heard you could dip the plants in a 5% bleach solution to kill snail eggs so I would assume it would take out whatever else you don’t want on...
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    Best All Around Substrate For Monte Carlo Low Tech Tank?

    Have you heard of walstad tanks? Naturally provides co2, trace elements and replenishes somewhat naturally. I think you would have to start your tank over though so it might not be a good option for you.
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    Mystery Snail-safe Loach?

    Dwarf chain loaches and rosy loaches are two small species I’ve heard of that should leave a large mystery snail alone.
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    Is Devil's Ivy (pathos) Safe To Grow In Tropical Freshwater Aquarium?

    For an alternative could you try potatos/yams or avocado pits? Put them above the water and let them get roots
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    Is Devil's Ivy (pathos) Safe To Grow In Tropical Freshwater Aquarium?

    I think it depends on the type of fish. Herbivorous fish might nibble on it and get sick but carnivorous fish should be fine. My professor had some golden pothos in her tank with angels and a bristlenose and I saw all of them nibble on the roots with no ill effect. Now that I think about it...
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    Hello Fishlore Forums!

    My name is Matthew, I’m really excited to be a part of this community. I currently have a two gallon and one gallon jar with rams horn and bladder snails and some plants but I’m looking forward to maybe getting a 5-10 gallon tank when I move into my dorm. Anyways, once I sort out roommate and...




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