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  1. KristyGatlin

    Planted Tank Stays Murky

    I've posted about this before but I wanted to see if I could get any new advice as it's been probably 6ish months since the last time I asked about this. I have a 50 gallon tank that is planted. It seems as tho no matter what I do the water has a green tint and is murky/cloudy looking. I...
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    Still In Research Phase

    I'm officially determined to start my SW tank. However, I am making sure I have a complete understanding of what I'm doing before I start. I have searched everywhere I know to search on FishLore and have not found an exact answer for my question. Google gave me some answers, but we all know...
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    Sump For Dummies (aka Me)

    Does anyone have a link or anything that could post here for me to get to for explaining sump set up.. simply. I'm not the best at navigating FishLore Forums and I am trying to do as much research as I can. I trust FishLore more than I do google at this point
  4. KristyGatlin

    50 Gallon

    Hey guys!! I'm just now getting back into my tanks the way I used to be and I wanted to check my current stock with yall and see what yall think I should add to it, if anything. I have a 50 gal with 2 kissing gourami 2 regular (?) gourami 1 common pleco 1 bolivian ram (all the others keep...
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    Showing Odd Stress After Water Change

    Hey guys! it's be a WHILE since I've been on here. I just have a few questions about whats happening in my 35 gal tank.. nothing major just curious as to yalls thoughts. -- And I already know I'll be chastised as soon as I start my story.. And yes I'm already rolling my eyes. Just kidding...
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    Ridding white Angelfish eggs

    Hey guys. My angelfish have laid eggs for the second time. The last batch wound up completely overtaken by fungus eggs. This time so far we have only a few white eggs. How do I rid of these white eggs without disturbing the remaining eggs? Any ideas? I'm in no position to put them in their own...
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    Constantly murky water

    Hey guys! New problem for me here, our water is constantly murky in my 50 gal. Current stock : 2 kissing gourami 1 platy 1 Mickey Mouse platy 1 common pleco (trying to rehome STILL) 2 Molly 1 balloon belly Molly 4 Bolivian Ram 1 neon glo tetra (about to move to 35 gal) I believe that's...
  8. KristyGatlin

    Tiger barbs mouth

    I've had 3 tiger barbs die. Their mouths seem to get stuck open? It's not affecting any of my other community so far, but I have 2-3 more with their mouth stuck open now.. Not sure bc they still swim so quickly. Anyone have any idea what the heck is going on
  9. KristyGatlin

    4 Bolivian ram and 6 tiger barb?

    Can anyone give me a head up on this? I have researched on my own but for some reason when I look it up on my own I just go in circles and can't even give myself a solid yes or no.
  10. KristyGatlin

    What's this thing on my fish?

    I have a kissing gourami and he has a spot on his face. I can't tell if it's normal or not. Should I move him to QT?
  11. KristyGatlin

    50 gallon

    Hi! Current set up 50 gal lightly planted, driftwood, flat rock, hollow fake log for hiding. Current stock: 2x kissing gourami 1x Bolivian Ram 1x dwarf gourami 1x common pleco (trying to rehome) 1x Dalmatian Molly. Currently in QT heading to this tank soon: 1x potbelly Molly 1x molly...
  12. KristyGatlin

    50gal - 35 gal - 10 gal

    I have a 50 gal tank established with 3 mollies (all female) and one platy (also female). I also have a common pleco and a Chinese sucker in this tank. I'm working on rehoming the common pleco. He was given to me with my first tank from a friend, I recently found out about his requirements on...
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    Just making sure I'm on the right track -- sick common pleco

    Knew it was time for a water change. Nitrates were getting high the other day (super dramatic week, couldn't change that day). I'm not sure of the parameters today bc as soon as I saw this guy, I did an 80% change. Threw in some algae wafers and am now waiting for water to settle and check...
  14. KristyGatlin

    So.. I went to the river

    Looking for some cool driftwood. I decided to dig up a stick that was about 7 inches out of the sand to see what it was connected to. And this is what I got ️️️️ Obviously this won't fit in a tank but my goodness it's beautiful! So I brought it home. Now working on cleaning it up and...
  15. KristyGatlin

    Molly with bent spine!

    My Dalmatian Molly has a bent spine. I just took her out and put her in QT. .... What now??
  16. KristyGatlin

    Cycling -- fairly new at this

    Hey guys! My only tank that has completed the nitrogen cycle is my fry tank!!!! But I just wanted to clarify that what I know about the cycle to be true: once I get a high nitrate reading do a huge water change, THEN I should notice all my parameters leveling out. That's when I know the cycle...
  17. KristyGatlin

    Lesser of 2 evils?

    I have a 35 gal uncycled tank with 4 mollies, 2 platies, Chinese algae eater, and a common pleco. I know the two algae eaters will outgrow this tank QUICKLY, they were a part of the set up when I rescued it from a friend. I also have a 50 gal tank that I'm trying to get cycled. Seachem...
  18. KristyGatlin

    Heater & filter suggestions?

    Hey! I have a 50 gal. Wondering what you guys mostly advise for digital heater and filter. Right now I just have the basics that come with a set up.
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    Could I

    Move water from a tank that is mid-cycle to one that is beginning its cycle in order to promote bacteria growth? Or does filter media the only beneficial way to do that?
  20. KristyGatlin

    Worms? Flies?! Freshwater fry tank...

    Uh so I can't tell if these are worms or tiny fry poop...

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