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  1. mikki080

    Is this enough filtration?

    I have a 55 gallon tank with cichlids and corys. Running two Aquaclear 110’s and 2 air stones. Is this enough filtration?
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    Is there a forum app?

    I love this group and access it daily, but I use my phone to do so and it’s kind of a pain on my iPhone. The desktop version is better but now I’m wondering if there’s an app that I can download from the App Store to access this forum? Thanks!
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    What are these creatures?

    Went to Petco and asked for 3 black convict cichlids. Got home and I had 3 of these and one electric blue jack Dempsey. Now I only paid $23.96 for all off them so I got a good deal. But they’re not black convicts!! Any idea what these are??? Last pic is the extra free fish I got - electric blue...
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    Did I complete the cycle or start it over?

    After 6 weeks (fish-in), my ammonia- 0, nitrites- .25 and nitrates- 20. I decided I wanted to change from river rock gravel to blasting sand substrate. Took out and replaced 75% of the substrate. While changing the substrate, I did a 50% water change. Then noticed how funky the filters were...
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    Best online place to buy fish?

    I’m in the US. Where do you buy your fish from? I only have a Petco near me and would like to buy some convict cichlids online and then later catch bluegill locally for my tank
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    Help me with substrate please!

    I've gone back and forth and back and forth on this. I have a 55 gal tank that was filled with fish. due to a bad ich outbreak, I lost nearly everyone. So I've decided to go another route with my tank once the ich is all cleared up. I'm adding baby blue gill if we can catch some. I'll raise...
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    Emergency! Half of my fish are dead.

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? - 55 gallon How long has the tank been running? - between 3-4 months Does it have a filter? - 2 aquatech hang ons Does it have a heater? - yes What is the water temperature? usually around 72. Now it's around 75. What is the entire stocking of this...
  8. mikki080

    Hi from Pennsylvania!

    Hi everyone! My name's Mikki. I'm a 30-something year old mother of 2 kids, a dog, 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs and inside my 55 gallon tank, I have 2 handfuls of fish, 3 african dwarf frogs, 4 mystery snails and 5 or 6 ghost shrimp. I set up the tank a little over 2 months ago. Struggled pretty...
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