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    My roommate brought this home for his saltwater tank this week... Creepy.

    Its an Arrow Crab... It looks like a huge creepy spider! Am I the only one who thinks so?
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    Cory ID please?

    That's the thing... my picture isn't dark, that's the color my cory is. I've been looking at different species and I can't find anything like it.
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    Cory ID please?

    no one knows?
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    Cheapest lighting for 29gal planted tank!:)

    they like relatively soft, I've heard of people keeping them in ph 7 water as long as it can stay there without fluctuating. my problem is that my tap water is extremely hard so every time I do a water change or top it off, my ph shoots up.
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    Cory ID please?

    Sorry, I suppose a picture would be helpful!
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    Cory ID please?

    9 months ago I bought 3 corydora trilineatus (false julii) for my newly cycled 29 gallon from an lfs I hadn't used before with the intention of getting 3 more the next week. Once they were out of the bag in my tank and their color returned I noticed one was twice the size of the other 2 and was...
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    Cheapest lighting for 29gal planted tank!:)

    I've seen them in petshops around my house between $13 and $20 each, I assumed that more expensive must mean better breeding. Not so sure about that now, but when I buy another pair I'm going cheap.
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    Adding sand to an established community tank with gravel

    My 29 gallon community planted tank has been up and running for almost a year now with black painted aquarium gravel. I would love to have black sand in my tank for my corys, but my problem is all of my plants and baby crs. I tried to rearrange my tank when I got a new piece of driftwood a few...
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    Cheapest lighting for 29gal planted tank!:)

    I waited more than 6 months after my tank had cycled to buy a beautiful pair that spawned an my tank only a few days after I got them, but they both died within 2 weeks. the lfs I got them from told me my ph of 7.5 was perfect even though they require 5.5-7.0. just know that they are very...
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    Cheapest lighting for 29gal planted tank!:)

    I am having the same dilemma... I've got a 29 gal planted tank that only has one bulb as well. I had been using a GE Plant and Aquarium 24" Fluorescent Bulb which is 20w and 3100k. I believe that worked pretty well for while, but feel like my plants could be a lot more vibrant.
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    What is happening to my fish tanks?! Please help!

    All of our saltwater supplies, equipment and food is strictly used on the saltwater tanks and the same for freshwater, with the exception of my water testing kits (only test tubes come in contact with actual tanks). I thought about the idea that someone could have messed with all of the tanks...
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    What is happening to my fish tanks?! Please help!

    that doesn't explain the freshwater tanks, though.
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    What is happening to my fish tanks?! Please help!

    in the past week we have had 18 inches of snow, so I am sure no one sprayed anything outside, we are careful to wash our hands before handling them and we haven't changed anything in the apartment, I use the same cleaning supplies I have for the last 10 years... I was just informed by a neighbor...
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    What is happening to my fish tanks?! Please help!

    Between my roommate and I, we have 4 tanks in our apartment: 15 gal reef, 29 gal reef, 29 gallon freshwater, and a 55 gal freshwater. They are all in different rooms. Until this morning, they were all healthy and I had just taken water samples of all tanks to be tested at my lfs on Sunday to...
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    Dead German blue ram and tankmates

    I was concerned about the ph at first, but the owner of the lfs told me that their ph in the tank I bought them from was the same as mine... the female ended up dying a week later, and I'm pretty bummed, so I think I'll get something else for my tank and wait a while longer to get anymore rams...
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    Betta fish in my 29 gallon community tank?

    So I've had my 29 gal tank up and cycled for 10 months with rocks, driftwood and live plants, 3 danios and a handful of cherry red shrimp waiting for it to mature and stabilize itself enough to have a pair of German blue rams. A couple weeks ago I bought a beautiful (and expensive) pair and was...
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    Dead German blue ram and tankmates

    I have been keeping freshwater aquariums for over 10 years now and started my 29 gallon up again 9 months ago. I cycled completely in 3 weeks with ammonia and it has been running with 4 zebra danio and 5 cherry shrimp as well as various live plants to keep the bacteria alive. I test my tank with...
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    Your first fish

    My first fish was a neon tetra when I was 7... each one of my siblings got one for christmas one year and we had them all (5) in a one gallon "betta vase" with a plant at the top... no filter or heater and they ended up dying within the first 5 hours....those were the days...
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    Is there a place I can get tannin free or low tannin driftwood?

    I really like the mystery/apple snails... I had a yellow one in my last tank a few years ago, but my brother bought a "trumpet snail" and put in my tank, which turned out to be an assassin snail and my snail was no more... About your driftwood: what kind is it and how long have you had it...
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    Is there a place I can get tannin free or low tannin driftwood?

    Lol ok....Thanks for the info! I'm still trying to figure out what all I want in my tank and there are waaaay too many possibilities! I may not get a pleco, might get a snail like aakaakaak said as I have read they do clean away algae well and there are types that aren't hermaphrodites (had...
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