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    20 Gallon Tank I need a different set of eyes and a different brain for help ...

    I am not sure if I have the exact right place to ask this ... if not tell me and I will post it otherwheres ... ok ... So, my (current) tank is 3 months old now ... first tank in almost 30 yrs ... I feel like a newbie again as approach to the hobby has changed so much ... I was having trouble...
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    Is this normal ...

    2 of my Nerite Snails (1 zebra and 1 Horned) have been suckered on the glass for 4 days with no movement from either ... the other 3 (1 olive, 1 zebra, 1 tiger) just motor about and do thier snail things ... the moving zebra does come over and motor about on the shell of the non moving one quite...
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    Did I just ... restart my cycle? ...

    ok ... been struggling with a new planted tank ... 3 almost 4 weeks into the cycle ... this'll be a lil long, so buckle up (those that are going to read) ... 20gal long heavily planted (30 species of plants being grown from trims/clippings with a few full plants ... to make this verily much...
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    20 Gallon Tank Just realized ...

    ... I've been here in the forums for a month and haven't even said "hello" officially yet ... so, ... Hello all ya all my name is Porter Native Michigander from Ypsilanti ... been to a bunch of places ... Just moved back to Michigan from 10 yrs in Tennessee ... So so sooooo glad to be back...
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    20g long perplexion ...

    started a planted tank ... followed the older "rules" by Diane Walstad ... the ones before she added maybe having a canister filter with strong flow ... anywhoosles ... dirted tank (Dustins Dirt Packs) with caribsea supernaturals Peace River sand/gravel ... hob filter with filter floss and a...
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    Cycling new walstad/planted tank ...

    20 gal long soil (Dustin's Fishtank DDP mix) capped with eco-complete peace river sand(small gravel?) Filter with only filter floss and piece of "seeded" sponge to remove a lil substrate kick up / cloudiness..and kickstart BB. 3 days into cyle readings ... Api master kit: pH: 7.2 Am: .25...
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    A lil advice, please

    Greetings Forum, a lil story here with a request for advice at the end. My GF and I are both going to be setting up tanks. she is already cycling here's while mine is conceptual phase. she's got her hard scape in for a while. has been adding plants in one at a time. hasn't been any problems...
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    Babaulti shrimp ...

    ... Are super hard to find ... Local or on the interwebs ... I have been looking high and low for some neon green or green babaulti ... Either out of stock or can't ship to US ... anyone else running into this? ... Is there a reason I am missing? ... Like 20 yrs ago (last time I had a FW...
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