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    Question Fish-less Cycle. Am I Doing It Right?

    Hi all, i have a 10g tank that I'm doing first ever fish-less cycle on (i have successfully fish-in cycled 20g fish tank with TSS+ and lotta patience lol). i know how nitrogen fish tank cycle works. it has been exactly 2 weeks to this date since i started reading 0.25 ammonia using fish food...
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    Help Nerite Snail, Weird Dust Coming Out Of It

    hi all, so i have 2 nerite snails (zebra and tiger variations) in 20g during fish-in cycle and now cycled tank. tiger nerite has been laying eggs all over mopani wood for past few weeks. not too much, but little every other day or so. now what is weird is that it has small brown,dust like...
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    Question Am I Overstocked In 20g?

    I have 20g tank 25(L)x14(W)x18(H) with aqueon 10 filter but after plants rocks and driftwood it's more like 18g of water i would say. I have 1 dwarf gourami, 5 platies, 2 mollys and 2 nerite snails. Thinking of adding one more molly but not sure if im pushing it. Fish get along fine and have...
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    Question 20 Gallon Stocking Options!

    hi all, i have 20 gallon tank (24x12x16) not too heavily planted tank with driftwood,rocks and gravel substrate. currently have 5 male platies, 1 male dwarf blue gourami and 2 nerite snails. they get along very well. current pH of 6.6 (going to raise it a bit with aragonite to about 7) and temps...
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    Question Good Schooling Fish For 10g Tank?

    Hi all, I have a leftover 10g tank that i want to use for schooling fish sine i don't have any in my 20g tank. Just started cycling 10g (fish-less) yesterday. Looking for some colorful, 5-9 schooling fish that will give nice color contrast against black substrate with gray rocks and live green...
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    Question Switching Everything+fish From Un-cycled 10g To Brand New 20g Tank?

    Hi, i currently have un-cycled freshwater 10g tank with 5 male platies and 2 nerite snails. after rearranging some furniture, now i have space for a bigger tank (which i originally wanted lol). I am currently doing fish-in cycle and still in first stage (its been 1 month of max .5ppm ammonia, no...
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    Help Month Of Fish-in-cycle And No Beneficial Bacteria?

    Hi, I have been cycling 10g tank with platies for over a month now (first platy added July 24th, then additional 4 platies over 2 weeks after). a week ago i got nerite snails to help with brown algae. there's is good size drift wood in the tank and 6 plants (amazon swords, java fern and anubia)...
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    How Do I Want To Increase Ph Naturally, Help

    Hi all, new to this hobby. I have 10g freshwater tank with 6 platies for a month now (i know, a bit overstocked) and i have big piece of mopani wood inside with 5 medium-small plants. my pH is 6.6 almost 6.3. My tap water pH is 7.0. I am currently cycling as i suffered new tank syndrome ...
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    Important Platy Laying On The Bottom Of Tank :(

    Hi all, new to this forum and hobby, however did some good research (hopefully) before buying tank and fish. I have 10 gallon tank for 3 weeks now and it seems to by cycled as all my parameters are perfect. did one week fish-less cycle and one additional week with a single platy. added 2 more...




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