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  1. Mistacliff

    What is this cloudy looking stuff?

    Not sure if this is the right forum, but what is this cloudy looking stuff?
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    Should I treat my main tank?

    So I messed up and didn’t quarantine properly. A new fish that I added ended up coming down with velvet. I pulled it out and put it into the qt tank and tried to treat with meds but it did not make it. No one in the main tank is showing signs of anything but should I just preemptively treat the...
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    What is this? Fungus?

    Just saw this
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    Should I add anything else?

    I’ve pretty much finalized my 125 stock and just wanted to double check with everyone if I’m good?, too much?, add one or two of something? I have: 3 silver dollars 3 heckelii 2 eba’s 1 green severum And my final purchase was planned as: 2 gold severum so as it stands I feel like that...
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    Why is mixing cichlids so taboo?

    I understand the basis behind not mixing African and American cichlids but it seems like some other types of fish like a gourami will get a pass when asking if they can go with my cichlids. Why are some types of fish not from the region okay to mix as long as aggression levels match but not the...
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    Sexing eba’s

    Not sure if they are big enough to tell yet, but just wondering if anyone can tell me what sex my eba’s are. To me they seem like the same sex… I’m guessing both female? I’m not entirely sure those first two photos were of different fish or the same one , so these two are for sure.
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    Just did my weekly water change and noticed that my eba’s especially look a little bug eyed! Is this popeye fish disease?
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    What meds should I use?

    I bought 4 heckelii and 1 yellow zebra plecofrom my lfs. I know they do a 10 day quarantine before they will sell and I also know that these heckelii were in the tank to sell for at least a week before I bought them. I brought these guys home and put them into quarantine. I started my initial qt...
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    Add an Oscar? Yes or no?

    I have a 125 gallon tank. I currently have 3 silver dollars, 3 heckelii, and 2 eba. I will be getting 3 severum. So once I have all that is an Oscar too much?
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    What is the most lucrative fish to breed?

    I’ve never tried breeding fish (on purpose) and thought it might be fun since I have an extra 65 gallon tank I could use for it. It would be easier to convince the wife to let me do it if I made some money potentially. So what fish would be best to breed with the intent to make money? Also keep...
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    Fish flashing

    I bought 4 heckelii and 1 yellow zebra pleco from my lfs. I know they do a 10 day quarantine before they will sell and I also know that these heckelii were in the tank to sell for at least a week before I bought them. I brought these guys home and put them into quarantine. I started my initial...
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    Not cycled! Oh no!

    So I have been testing my 125 gallon tank with 3 small silver dollars for almost two weeks and continued to get 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 7.5 nitrate. I thought I was cycled so I bought 2 eba and put them in the 10 gallon quarantine tank. I had put water from the main tank to fill the qt tank and a...
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    Rethinking my 125

    So I thought I had this all figured out. 1 green terror 1 green severum 1 jack dempsey 1 firemouth 5 tapajos 3 silver dollars I had plenty of people say some of this was no good. I went to pick up some of these fish and my lfs strongly recommended against basically all of it. I love the...
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    Duckweed with cichlids?

    I have a 125 gallon American cichlid tank. The tank has a moderate water flow with canister filter and a powerhead that creates a circular flow. When I feed, the flakes all swirl in the middle of the tank. I really miss having a planted tank and I know the cichlids will destroy anything planted...
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    White spots and buildup?

    What is this? I just noticed it on all the airline tubing. All the tubes were black. It is also on the black intake and output valves for the canister filter. I am just working through my fish in cycle. I used seachem prime and fritz zyme 7 at startup.
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    My 125 gallon journey!

    I’m still in the process of getting through my nitrogen cycle but I thought it might be good to start a journal about my tank starting at the beginning. To start this process I upgraded from a 65 gallon tank to a 125 gallon tank. At this point it dawned on me that a fish tank weighs a lot! In...
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    125 gallon tank - Too much water flow?

    I have now got the 125 gallon tank set up and filled with water. I’ve just started a fish in cycle with 3 silver dollars. I have the fluval fx6, 2 large sponge filters, 1 small sponge filter for use in a quarantine tankwhen needed, and a hydor 1150. I’m concerned that I have too much water flow...
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    Is my tank cycled?

    I filled my 125 gallon tank yesterday using seachem prime and I used a top fin bacteria starter. I’m using the sand from my previously fully cycled tanks but everything else is brand new. I tested everything today and as best as I could tell it reads ph 8, ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 5 ppm...
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    Can I add extra seal to my tank?

    I have heard horror stories of tanks leaking. I have a new 125 gallon tank that I haven’t filled yet. Is there anything that I can do as an extra precautionary step to make sure my tank is going to be double sealed?
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    What size quarantine tank?

    I’m slowly getting a 125 gallon tank set up and I know I want to have a quarantine tank but how big does it need to be? I assume smaller is better for the sake of how much meds you would have to use in order to treat the tank. I would potentially have blue acara, some severum, green terror, or...
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