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    Three unknown plants (Probable crypt, two unknowns. One with some pink coloring.)

    Hello! I got these three plants from my local pet store the other day, and uh... As much as they might be the only store in... I actually think about 40 miles that sells fish, they really don't know much about aquariums. Any ideas what these are? First image is them laid out on a plastic lid...
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    Where are all the tanks?

    I couldn't find another forum for this so I'm just posting it here. Does anyone know why there's such a shortage on tanks in America? I'm trying to build a fish room and decided to look up tanks online, but I can only find them very rarely. When I called my local petco, they said that they...
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    Supplies for a fish room (breeding fish)

    Right now, I have one fish tank (A betta, whom I love,) with very little in the way of 'supplies' beyond the bare minimum for that single fish tank - the siphon, a few buckets, food, conditioner, etc. It's just a basic setup, with everything shoved ina couple boxes in the corner of the room...
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    Story time - My Family is Insane

    ...In the absolute best way possible. So. For context. I, like many 18-year-olds, have a bit of a career crisis, in that I... don't really know what I want to do for a career. Today, after a few minutes of pretty cool conversation, I admitted that one of my pipe dreams was to try fish breeding...
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    Moral quandary - impossible-to-maintain-tank

    A little bit of backstory: My family has 'kept' fish for 5 years or so, in that someone would buy a bag of feeder goldfish, dump them in a tank, and watch them swim around until they 'mysteriously died.' Water changes are few and far between. About a year ago, I decided I wanted a betta and...
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    Bladder and ranshorn snails - how many do you end up killing?

    Now, I really do love my snails - they help control algae, and they break down waste a bit. But there's just. So. Many of them. Every time I do a water change I end up sending half a dozen to their deaths in my plant pots. Do any of you have tricks for avoiding this? Or is snail murder just a...
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    29 Gallon Tank 29 gallon stocking ideas? Possible Walstad

    Hi everyone! I haven't been on in a while, but I'm getting a 29 gallon tank sometime in the next two months. Right now I have one 10 gallon tank, (Felicity, my wonderful blind betta) but don't know a lot about other fish types. I was wondering what stocking suggestions anyone might have? I'm...
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    New betta!

    I also have a thread about this tank, (10 gal Nano Betta Tank Journal | Freshwater Aquarium Builds 442137) but I just got a betta today and wanted to announce it! His name is Felicity, meaning joy. My trend in betta names seems to be what I want for them. He's got a little black around his...
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    Land snake discussion + possible forums?

    I'm finding myself really interested in snakes. Does anyone on here want to talk about snakes/know of a good/active snake forum? I've yet to stumble across any but that might just be bad luck. What's your favorite snake? What do you have/how many? I don't know a lot yet but I'm finding I...
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    Theoretical native New England biotope pond.

    I live in Maine and am thinking of setting up a small pond in my garden this summer if I have the time and money. It would be very small for a pond. I'd have to look at the planned area again but I'd guess about 2 feet X 4 feet wide, and about a foot deep. It would be primarily for a waterfall...
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    What type of moss is this?

    So I found a moss growing aquatically outside the other day. What type of moss is it? Could it grow underwater forever? If I bleach dipped it could I add it to my 78 f tank? I think it's really awesome that I found an aquatic moss in my own backyard. I doubt it would work in a warm tank b/c it...
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    How to tell bladder from pond snail?

    How do people tell bladder from pond snails? I have some in my tank rn, (a good part of the clean-up crew,) but I don't actually know which one they are. How can I tell? (No pics right now because it's late and I don't have my camera near me.)
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    Any good cheap light for a low/medium light planted tank?

    Are there any good lights for a low/medium light planted tank, that are less than 50$ or so, or do I need to surrender to having a horrid hodge-podge of lights to get anything near what I want for my tank? Tank is 10 gal 20x10x12 or so, I might be off by an inch or so for width and height...
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    Beech leaves for tannins?

    So, it's not quite a question about my actually water, but it is related. I've seen some people mention using beech leaves for tannins and/or leaf litter in their tanks. Does this actually work? I would like a blackwater setup, but IAL seem way too much to spend just for some leaf litter in my...
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    10 Gallon Tank 10 gal - Betta or cory first?

    So, I'm setting up a 10 gal with a betta and a small school of cories. I'm going to wait until the tank has fully cycled to add anything but: Which should I add first? The cories want a well-established aquarium, but people say add the betta last so he's less likely to attack anything.
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    10 Gallon Tank Betta in 10 gal with Chili rasboras OR red dwarf rasboras OR ember tetras OR pygmy cories

    So I've been doing a lot of thinking about what to put in my ten gal tank. I'm going to have a betta and a lot of plants, in the 78-80 range for temp. I'm not worried about filtration or aggression, (lots of biomedia/willingness to change lots of water and a spare 5.5 gal respectively,) so who...
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    10 Gallon Tank 10 gal - Ember Tetras?

    Hi! I have a 10 gal aquarium and am thinking of getting some small schooling fish in it. I'm planning on it being a betta tank but I can move him if he doesn't get along. Would ember tetras be a good fit? If so, does anyone have good care advice? Are they nippy? What food do they like?
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    10 Gallon Tank Schooling fish with Betta

    Hi! I'm still in the planning stage right now, and have a 10 gallon (37 liter) aquarium set up for a betta. I'm planning on keeping the tank in the 78-79f range, but the tank might get hotter in the summer if I'm not extra careful. What schooling fish could I keep in here? I've been looking at...
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    Can I remove a poll from a thread?

    Or do I just need to make a new thread?
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    How do I reseal an aquarium?

    I have a 10 gal with leaky silicone. I tried researching but I found a lot of conflicting information. Can anyone give me a rundown of how to reseal an aquarium, or a link to a guide to how to?
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