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    20 Gallon Tank Adding a little something to existing community

    Hello, I'm thinking about adding a little to my current stocking. I'd be pushing it a little but I'm comfortable with that. The tank is actually a little over 20G, but with the substrate and hardscape the volume is probably equivalent. Currently: 9 Cherry barbs - The plan will be to rehome 2 of...
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    My first time using master soul...

    Oops master soil* The difference between planting with 1/4 inch water and half a tank? Now my anubias/crypts in the tank on the right is covered in dust... and I can’t see the back to replant the floating bacopa. This is after leaving it for a day!
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    Treating Ich with salt and temp - continue for how long?

    Hi all, I introduced some kuhli loaches into my tank and the next day one of them was showing the telltale signs of Ich spots. This was around last Thursday, and I’ve done a temp and salt treatment for 6 days now. Good news is that as far as I can tell all of my fish are spot free as of...
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    Internal filter intake - too big for shrimp? Ideas on modification?

    Hi all, I purchased an aquarium with the attached internal filter. It works great and even has a heater compartment which keeps everything streamlined. My problem is that I'm keen to add some shrimp to the tank. Ramshorn poop is just so big! Should I be concerned that the intake is too big and...
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    20 Gallon Tank Mysterious mystery snail eggs

    Hi all, I’ve had my mystery snail for about 4 months now and she’s just laid a clutch of eggs?? She’s the only mystery snail in the tank. Initially bought two but the other died within a week Quick google says they can’t reproduce asexually, so I’m wondering what gives? Haha. Bonus picture of...
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    Hydra in planted tank

    Hello everyone, happy holidays! I wanted to ask what the best way to get rid of hydra is in a planted tank with NO livestock and NO substrate. It came in on a plant and has just exploded in population even though the tank is not being fed anything except light fertilising every two weeks for...
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    Can leaves that are deficient be 'saved' after adding fertiliser?

    Hi, I was wondering if you correctly diagnose a plant deficiency and add the right fertiliser, will you see that plant leaf that is currently suffering 'improve', or will it still drop off and you just don't get any more leaves looking the same? e.g. if I have pinholes in my leaves and add...
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    Is this a pest or a deficiency?

    Some of my red root floaters are showing this! Could snails be doing this? They’ve not touched the other things in my tank but I guess the floaters have much thinner leaves! The structure of the leaf remains which makes me suspicious of a pest rather than a deficiency, you can see the veins, and...
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    20 Gallon Tank Airstone required for a tall tank with HOB?

    Hi, sorry if this question has been asked a million times, but I wanted to clarify if I needed an airstone for my particular tank... It's a ~23 gallon tall, dimensions (H/L/D) are 19.6 / 23.6 / 11.8 inches. I guess I'm just concerned because I have a tall tank rather than wide. It's moderately...
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    When did everyone's male cherry barbs begin to colour up

    I've had my guys for over a month, they're just over an inch long. Lots of displays and chasing from the males, I think I even saw an attempt at spawning (two having a bit of a cuddle). The females have coloured up with a deep black stripe and a dark bronzy red, but the males remain washed out...
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    10 Gallon Tank Built in filter has a heater compartment... that doesn't fit a heater

    I recently purchased a 10 gallon tank with a built in filter compartment, which has a narrow rectangular compartment that is the perfect space for a heater... except it measures max 8.5 inch with the lid on. All the heaters I can find that are suitable for a 10 gallon are at least 9 inches. I...
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    Is my tank cycling okay?

    I've added details of my aquarium on the sidebar. I used Stability for 7+ days, and Prime to condition. Two pieces of driftwood + dragon stone in the tank. I try to remove dying plant leaves as I see them. Ammonia / nitrite / nitrate, for the past ~3.5 weeks has gone: 0 / 0 / 0 pH7 1 / 0 / 0...
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    Longfin danio variation

    Hi! I was keen to get some long fin danios. I've asked around a few LFS and they don't seem to be in stock, so my only option is online. Just wanted to ask about the variation in pictures that you seem to get. A proportion of people probably are misidentifying them, but the following attached...
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    20 Gallon Tank Advice on how to trim hygrophila + converting emersed plants

    Hello! I am very new (first tank, cycling for two weeks), so thanks in advance for the help! I bought some hygrophila pinnatifida online, and it arrived very leggy. Ideally I want more bushy growth like all the great pictures of it online. I’ve seen advice saying that you just trim it to get...
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    Got my first tank a week ago!

    Hello! I fell down the aquarium / aquascaping rabbit hole about a month ago, fast forward a few weeks and now my 23G tank has been cycling for just over a week! Have been adding plants as I'm waiting for the tank to cycle, can't wait to get my community together. I've lurked Fishlore for a...
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