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  1. Fanatic

    I Need Cycling Help

    I know how to cycle, but I quit the hobby for about a year and I just got back into it recently. I set up a five gallon tank and started cycling it, and I have to admit it’s getting the best of me. I used the Tetra SafeStart, and dosed about five drops of ammonia to start. I didn’t test...
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    Want To Sell Aquarium Equipment!

    I recently purchased NilocG Thrive (Low Tech) Fertilizer but ended up not needing it any longer. It was used twice on one tank so I only used a few pumps from it. I will mark the price down to $15 dollars and ship it to whoever is interested. If you would like to purchase, send me a private...
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    Fanatic's Final Build

    It's been over a year since I have had any tanks running, and because I recently stopped by my local fish store recently, my passion has been reignited. It's a perfect time to start completely fresh, a lot of my knowledge has become a bit fuzzy, so I'll need some help getting this project...
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    My Houseplant Journal

    Hello, as many of you might know I was an enthusiast betta keeper in the past, but now that I no longer have any of my tanks, a new hobby has taken the place of aquariums. I began working at a greenhouse nearby and quite rapidly I developed an addiction to plants, specifically houseplants or...
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    Returning To The Hobby!

    Hello, everyone! It's me, and it's been a while since I have been here as well. In the time that I quit keeping aquariums and fell off the grid, things have changed quite a bit in my life. I graduated high school, got my first job, and have been overwhelmed with the focus on more adult...
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    Thank You, Fishlore

    Hello everyone, the name's Fanatic. I first joined fishlore three years ago in search of help for my betta, and ever since then, I have been pursuing to expand my knowledge and use that to help anyone I possibly could. I was mostly known for keeping bettas, and I actively had many different...
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    ADF Setup

    It's been quite a while since I last dealt with anything in the aquarium hobby, my tanks and fish were all given away after I decided I was done for a while. Anyways, it's been on my mind for at least the last month or so that I would like to look into setting up a new tank, not for fish this...
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    Fanatic’s Finless Friends

    It's been a while that I have been on the forum, so I decided that I would come back and finally start posting about my hermit crabs. I want this to be my official journal thread only about hermit crabs, and I do hope that some of you guys actually find interest in this because most of my...
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    A Little Update

    Hello, to those that may have wondered where I went, well that's the what I am going to tell you. I haven't been motivated much in the fishkeeping hobby lately, and my tanks were becoming a drag to my daily routine, and I didn't feel as interested in them as I once was, and for that reason I...
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    I Got A 75 Gallon, Is It Useable?

    I was recently given this oak 75 gallon tank for free, and it came with an odd shaped dent in the glass which made me think whether it was safe to use with water in it or not, what do you think? The damaged area only penetrates the glass by about 1/8 of an inch, so it's not major, and the...
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    Cories Not Thriving

    I seem to be having some issues with my cories, some of them appear sickly and die later on after displaying weird signs, especially for the smaller ones in the group. There are about ten of them now, mixed albino and bronze color types, and most of the albino are smaller than two inches. The...
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    Quick Help Needed

    You are looking at someone who doesn't test the tank water often, even though I used to prolifically test my water and worry whether the readings were safe or not, but now I really haven't been doing and slacked off for a while. I set up a brand new betta tank for a new betta yesterday, and the...
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    Explain Plants To Me

    I have struggled to keep live plants in any of my tanks for quite some time now, and even though I feel at times that things are going quite well, it ends up being a short burst of good luck that turns sour pretty quickly, and things crash and burn. I used to have some live plants in a couple...
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    Fish Don't Eat From The Surface

    Something that has always confused me, why don't my tetras want to eat from the surface? It's practically been like this since I first added them, but they do have very hearty diets, they just like to eat the food as it sinks, not from the surface as my previous tetras did. They are buenos...
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    I Am Failing

    Hello, this brings me some uncomfortableness and sadness to write this, but things lately have not been going all that well for me. My newest betta, the one I just purchased from aquashella two weeks ago has developed a quite sudden and unbeknownst to me case of bloating which appears to be...
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    Test Solution Harmful?

    I know that the aquarium test kit solutions can be harmful to your skin or possibly stain your clothes, but how concerned should I be if some of it dripped into my water or was previously on my skin and my hands went in contact with the tank water? I am asking because I was testing water, and I...
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    Outdoor Tank

    I have just recently had an idea to do something with an empty twenty gallon long tank that I have just stored away doing nothing at all, so I thought this was possibly a good idea to think about. I thought about putting it outside and using it as a growth tank with livebearing fish like guppies...
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    The Official Fanatic Journal

    I have started threads in the past which I thought would be my journals, but since I lacked the diligence to keep updated posts and pictures going, it somewhat became uninteresting to everybody. I feel like it's a good idea to make a good journal with all the pictures of tanks and fish, so...
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    Betta Has Dropsy

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 5 gallons. Does it have a filter? Yes. Does it have a heater? Yes. What is the water temperature? 79 What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) OHMPK male betta. Maintenance How often do you change the water...
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    Fruits For Plecos?

    I have heard before that some people were offering their plecos with fruits like cantaloupe, apples, mangos, and honeydew, but I never tried it myself. What would you say about trying a fruit with a bristlenose? I would like to give mine a slice of fijI apple, thoughts? Thanks!
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