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  1. MomeWrath

    Time to say Goodbye

    Well, it's been fun but I think it's about time to leave. Thanks for the help I've received, and thanks to those who've been receptive of the advice of a couple decades-worth of experience. Maybe I'll see y'all again one day but it's at least time for a break.
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    What is different setting up a shrimp tank vs. a fish tank?

    I recently wound up with two empty tanks, a 3.7 Gallon AIO cube, and a vertical-oriented ten gallon. I was thinking of setting up the 3.7 gallon cube as a dedicated shrimp-only tank. It has a large filter chamber in the back and an adjustable 20 gph return pump. It's the Imagitarium brand with...
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    Black Water without actually having black water?

    Is it possible to keep black water species (looking at my brilliant rasbora) healthy without actually having "black" water? I hate the way it looks. Maybe I just refuse to understand its beauty, but it just looks like an aquarium in dire need of a massive water change to me. I have wood in the...
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    I quit the work tank

    I have been defeated by cyano. My ten gallon at work smells like a swamp. There is no good info out there on how to get rid of the stuff without antibiotics, which I am not going to do, or a black out, which I can't do because there is a floor to ceiling window six feet away with no blind on it...
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    I got my goldfish tank!!! :)

    I've wanted goldfish indoors (besides the ones that are in the deck pond, who are doing very well) but I was afraid to overload the circuit in my living room with another tank. I had sort of accepted that... but this weekend my husband said, "I think it will be fine, really, since you wouldn't...
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    You have six 75 gallon tanks...what would you do?

    I was looking at my 75 gallon aquarium this morning and thinking, 'Wow, I love this aquarium....and I would also love to have a 75 full of goldfish, and a 75 full of geophagus, and a 75 with a ton of tetras with glow-y bits, and a 75 full of red-spotted and red-shoulder severums, and a 75 full...
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    I need MTS Counseling

    I have at home a 75 gallon, a 30 gallon, a 340 gallon deck pond, and two betta tanks not including my daughter's 10 gallon that will be mine to manage while she is at college. At work I have a 10 gallon. None of them are perfect, but I always want to set up another. I have room for another...
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    Snails and bioload

    I keep seeing this idea pop up that snails are "dirty" and have a high bioload. Someone please explain this to me like I am 4. Here's where I'm coming from: I've been keeping aquariums for a long time, but until about 7 years ago it was pretty casual and I wasn't honestly doing a super-great job...
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    A fun simulator!

    Just read about this on a news article a few minutes ago. You get a little round orb that you fill with water, sand, algae, grass, daphnea, bacteria and fish and the sun rises and sets and everything in it goes through its little life cycle. It's pretty fun for those of you that have some time...
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    An unlikely success...the catchall 10 gallon

    This is my daughter's ten gallon aquarium. It is a used tank I got for her birthday four years ago. We tried guppies (haaaahahahahha) and a few things, but then it became kind of a catchall. A lot of you are going to lose your minds when you hear this stock list. Please don't. I'm not advocating...
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    Never been excited about guppies before!

    I just got three red cobra guppies. I never liked guppies before but I can't take my eyes off of them. So far my betta has mostly ignored them, but if he makes one false move... I'm sitting here plotting what I can do with the betta (no more tanks!) and keep these guys. They're gorgeous. My...
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    Getting a 93 gallon cube...

    Warning: TL;DR post. Like most of mine. My older sister is upgrading her reef tank from two separate 90 gallon tanks to a 300. She's gifting me her marineland 93 gallon cube, complete with all the equipment. Now I must say - NOT GOING SALTY AGAIN - gotta keep it fresh...I can't spend that much...
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    RIP Sprinkles :(

    Showing off Sprinkles Sprinkles jumped out of a 1"x .5" food hole in the front of the lid of his aquarium Saturday night I found him Sunday morning, all mummified on the carpet. RIP Sprinkles. I took his tank down. It's a 3.7 gallon Imagitarium cube. Can't decide whether to sell it, turn it...
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    Fireball Gets a Christmas Upgrade

    I got a couple of nice gift cards from work, so my work buddy Fireball got an upgrade from his 2.5 gallon tank, to 10. PetSmart had a tall ten gallon kit that even came with a heater and thermometer marked down from $89.99 to $54.99 so I could hardly pass it up. I think he likes it. Just did a...
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    How do I feed cories?

    I've never had them before. My new 30 gallon tank has four panda cories (had five and one died within a few days of purchase) and one laetacara curviceps (smiling acara) for now. I don't want to spam the tank with flakes hoping they will sink before the filter sucks them up. There are no...
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    I'm a pirahana!

    Anyone who doubts tetras and pirahana are related? I got a head-on photo of one of my diamond tetras today. If I was a tiny critter I don't think I'd want to meet these teeth in a dark corner of the aquarium!
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    Magicpenny's New 30 Long

    I've been a very good girl lately, so I got this 30 long this weekend. Substrate is BDBS, rocks and wood from my yard. Whisper EX30 filter and an old Marina Double Bright LED I had lying around. That was the easy part... Now, what to put in it? I was thinking of keeping with the minimalism...
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    My Enabler, Er, Husband Is Awesome

    We are sitting on the couch chatting, and he says, "Where's that tape measure?" So I grab the tape measure, and he starts measuring to see if we can fit another 75 on the wall behind the couch and still have room to walk through in front and behind the couch. I said, "But a 20 long would fit on...
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    Switching From Hmf To Hob...

    Why? Why am I doing this after spouting on about how great my Hamburg MattenFilter is? Well...two words: Surface Scum One of the reasons the HMF was attractive to me was its inability to overflow/flood/otherwise destroy my living room. This was the primary reason I chose this method over a...
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    Show Me Your Goldfish Tanks!

    My husband is plotting to get me a 125 or 150 gallon tank for Christmas I think. I've been telling him how much I love my pond comets and would love to have a big tank inside for goldfish. Please show me your big healthy indoor goldfish tanks...
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