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    Hydra - how to get rid of it

    Funny thing I only have seen about 7 because I am keeping a close eye on them and I feed very small amounts twice daily. Im guessing they are also what the fuzzy stuff is on my plant roots and plant stems that showed up around the same time so more than 7ish hydra lol. I watch the glass on my...
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    Hydra - how to get rid of it

    I just use sponge filters no carbon or anything like that. I ordered it just a minute agi. I don't want my assassin snails dying but I setup a tank last night for my mom and so I will make that their temporary home while I do the treatment. Thanks hydra love my tank since I feed microorganism to...
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    Hydra - how to get rid of it

    Hi so I thought I had gotten lucky and avoided hydra when I bought aquarium plants but then I went and got some rotala and hydrophilia corymbosa. One of which is the culprit for bringing hydra into my tank. I recently added my luminatus and kuhli loaches also to the tank. Is it likely that the...
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    My 55 gallon community aquarium build

    Today I got my order in of 10 kuhli loaches and 12 pseudomugil luminatus. None of them were dead so now I just hope they live for the first week. Watching the luminatus in the tank makes me hope they will reproduce so I can have 40ish in the tank eventually. They are so small, but I think I got...
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    My 55 gallon community aquarium build

    I put more plants in to eventually let it become a full on jungle. There's many breakups of sight and around 10-15 caves and crevices of all sizes for the eventual apisto pair to get away from each other if they so decide, The kuhli loaches should have places that no other fish can access just...
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    My 55 gallon community aquarium build

    Thank you Not really in a specific order completely but here's my plant list so far Amazon sword ancharis monte carlo-(I have it with no CO2 so I don't know if it will live and grow well yet) Lutea-(Very small right now) Ludwigia Palustris-(The red plant very easy to grow ime so far) Ozelot...
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    My 55 gallon community aquarium build

    I am just now getting ready to order some manzanite for maybe a potential pleco addition...
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    55 gallon stocking recomendations

    also this might be a bad idea but im thinking of getting driftwood and adding a tiger pleco... I don't know though I don't want to overstock the bottom levels.
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    What Kind of Fish Do You Simply Not Understand Why People Keep?

    I dislike glo fish of any sorts. They just look like someone threw up on a fish. Blood parrots are also some of the ugliest fish I've ever seen I just dislike their deformations. Besides when I was very young, I dislike many goldfish and don't understand why so many people like them. I don't...
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    55 gallon stocking recomendations

    Thanks after some more thinking I've decided the only group of mid/top dweller fish I will keep in the tank are luminatus. I want the best behavior possible from them and honestly I have wanted these fish for quiet a while so they are worth using a 55 gallon for. And the bottom areas will still...
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    My 55 gallon community aquarium build

    Thanks I have been keeping pictures every week or so. This is from the very beginning I think the first or second day I put plants in. My vals are growing thick but are not tall like the leaf that died off from melt. And my palustris has gotten huge and red compared to the beginning. There's...
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    55 gallon stocking recomendations

    yeah I'm starting to think 24 or so luminatus might also be the best way to go or would you reccomend a different pseudomugil for the tank like gertrudae or furcata for the temp of 78. The only other inhabitants of the tank would be apistogrammas and kuhli loaches. I really want threadfins...
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    55 gallon stocking recomendations

    I have researched a little and I am having a hard time deciding if I want marbled hatchets cons: they are mostly wild caught and will likely come in sickly/ diseased. Or threadfins which I really want but I know they can be finnicky with water parameters I believe. I would love to do furcata and...
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    My 55 gallon community aquarium build

    No fish in it yet but the plants have been loving the tank. I think most of the plants have grown 2-3 inches at least in 2 weeks. I'm so excited for when they take over the entire tank. My vals are still quiet small, but I'm so ready for when they take off. Thanks I really want to make sure...
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    My 55 gallon community aquarium build

    I have to clean off the glass, but I personally like the tanks I've built. It's no pro aquascaping though I still enjoy the looks. I have to let the plants continue to grow and I want them to eventually overtake almost the entire tank. The rocks are newly added and the water is still quiet...
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    Stratum and PH

    I was curious as to what my gh/kh was so I went out and bought a gh/kh test kit. The low ph is very understandable when you have a 6dgh and a 4dkh...I think I read it right. Also the tank is absolutely cycling something. Actually I have mostly Nitrates and Nitrites right now and my ammonia is...
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    29 Gallon Tank Something is terribly wrong, fish repeatedly becoming ill

    Although I have never kept cories I have heard that they can get something called Red blotch disease. Someone else who knows more about cories can probably confirm if this is what got into your tank or not, but that is what my theory is. Have you tested your water's PH and everything to see if...
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    Stratum and PH

    So I am still in the midst of the nitrogen cycle to get my tank set up and I have been testing my PH also to see if it stays the same or if anything changes. Luckily I am planning on keeping fish that like low PH ranges, but I am worried about my PH being a little to low. I did a test yesterday...
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    55 gallon stocking recomendations

    Thanks for the ideas I will definitely do some research on all of those and see. Half of the fish I only know about because of everyone's knowledge on here so thank you for all of the knowledge and ideas.
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    50 page essay, for a 29g, help...

    You can probably find a lot on Google scholarly on the nitrogen cycle in different set ups. For plants and animals. That could be 10+ pages itself probably. Definitely with all of the pictures you could insert. Then do another 5-10 pages on chlorine and chloramine and how it affects fish and...
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