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  1. Danny002

    20 Long Planted Pea Puffer Build

    From what I've read the dragons need a pretty big tank, at least 55 gallons, but the congos are good in a 20 long. So based off of that, I'd go for the congo!
  2. Danny002

    20 Long Planted Pea Puffer Build

    Looks like it's going well so far! I'd personally be cautious with multiple puffers, and stick more to the principle of more plants, less fish. I've always wanted a puffer, but haven't had one myself (yet...), so I'm no expert, but that's my two cents.
  3. Danny002

    20 Gallon Tank Centerpiece Fish Suggestions?

    He looks great! I do tend to lean more towards reddish fish. All the different kinds of gourami make my head spin, they all look so similar to me. I guess I'll have to hit the books and make sure I grab the right kind! The ones at my LFS are usually all just labelled as "gouramis" lol, they're a...
  4. Danny002

    20 Gallon Tank Centerpiece Fish Suggestions?

    Thanks! I'll see if I can find a good looking one at my LFS next time I go, I've always liked the opaline variety. Are there any resources you would recommend reading to become acquainted with diet, common diseases, etc?
  5. Danny002

    20 Gallon Tank Centerpiece Fish Suggestions?

    Thank you! I use thrive root capsules, and APT complete liquid fertilizer every other day (usually doesn't end up being that often, I tend to forget). It grows like crazy, I end up having to do a good trim about every other week. I also have some bacopa growing in the far right corner, but it's...
  6. Danny002

    20 Gallon Tank Centerpiece Fish Suggestions?

    I have a 20 gallon long that I am looking to add a sort of centerpiece fish to, something just to liven things up a bit. My current stocking is 4 Glowlight tetras (will soon be 8), a healthy amount of ramshorns, and a few bladder snails. So I think there is definitely room for an addition. I...
  7. Danny002

    What is everyone's favorite tetra and why?

    Glowlights all the way! I initially bought them on a whim at my LFS, but I love them. I keep mine in a well planted 20 long, feed them hikari micro pellets, and their attractiveness rivals my betta. I find them to be very active, and they develop some interesting colors when they get...
  8. Danny002

    Neighbor's goldfish having issues, how to bring this up?

    I couldn't test at the time, but yes they do weekly water changes. They use the cartridges but I don't know if/ when they change them, I'll have to check with them. They feed him flakes, but I'm going to recommend a good pellet, as it seems the issue I observed was actually from gulping air...
  9. Danny002

    Neighbor's goldfish having issues, how to bring this up?

    So I've been pet/housesitting this week and taking care of my neighbor/ family friend's dog and fish. They've had a comet goldfish for a while, and it was one of those things where their kids won it at some festival and then they were stuck with it. I wish I could have given them advice when...
  10. Danny002

    Caring for ramshorns?

    They live with my tetras, and the softener is on the other side of the house so I can't use the bypass. I do use an outdoor faucet since its basically the only one I can use, but that still goes through the water softener.
  11. Danny002

    5 Gallon Tank Is my betta tank cycled ?

    The root tabs could be contributing by leeching ammonia into the water. It's not very unusual to get a little bit of leeching with new tabs, but that gets problematic quickly when the tank isn't fully cycled. My guess would be that you were cycled when it was just the betta, but you don't have a...
  12. Danny002

    Caring for ramshorns?

    Our pH usually sits around 7.6, so it's a tiny bit alkaline. I don't have a GH/KH kit at the moment, but we do have a water softener, so our GH is probably relatively low.
  13. Danny002

    Caring for ramshorns?

    I need some help with ramshorn snail care. The only snails I've had before were some random bladder snails that I pretty much just ignored. But today I got some ramshorn snails in the mail and their shells have some pale/ chipped areas. I've heard cuttlebone is good for calcium, but now I'm...
  14. Danny002

    Amazing Goodwill find!! Help with ideas?

    Looks good! Just a note (forgive me if this has already been said) but your betta may eat shrimp. I'd buy a few to test if he bothers them before committing to more. I'm sure you've heard this before but I say this since my betta once devoured $60 worth of shrimp basically overnight. So maybe...
  15. Danny002

    Easy to Grow Plants for sale

    I've had my plants for about a week and half now, and I'd 100% recommend them to anyone looking to get a lot of good plants at a great price! I figured I'd put some pros and cons below if anyone was interested. (I have lots to say) Pros: -Easy to open box. I don't know if this was intentional...
  16. Danny002

    Root tabs safe for inverts?

    Ok thanks! I didn't know what levels of it were dangerous to them so I just wanted to make sure.
  17. Danny002

    Root tabs safe for inverts?

    They're 1-1.5 inches deep (as far down as I could push them) in a large-ish grain sand. It's a new substrate, but I won't be gravel vaccing it because the grains aren't large enough to let anything get trapped underneath. It would be pretty tough for me to disturb them, since I've got a good...
  18. Danny002

    Root tabs safe for inverts?

    I've recently gotten some Thrive Caps (root tabs basically), and I got them without even thinking to check if they were invertebrate safe. The only inverts I have in my tanks at the moment are bladder snails that I don't pay much mind to, but I've been wanting to add some shrimp and ramshorns...
  19. Danny002

    Can I leave media in a bucket of water without filter running?

    Thank you all! Good to know that I'm set to continue. The only reason I'm not worried about them is because it'll only be 4 glowlight tetras and whatever snails I can pick out, together in about 7 gallons of water. I wanted to do a whole rescape and clean some algae out before stocking more...
  20. Danny002

    Can I leave media in a bucket of water without filter running?

    I'm going to be changing the substrate in one of my tanks, and I'll be putting the fish and snails in a bucket. I was going to just put the filter media in the bucket with them, but I've heard that keeping media in still water can kill the beneficial bacteria. It's a round bucket so I can't run...
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