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  1. Pinina

    Emergency: new 4" oranda at the bottom of tank

    Got a new oranda in the mail yesterday. I acclimated her for almost an hour (placed her in tank with bag. Added bits of water. Then taking some of the bag water out). Since the moment she was out of the bag has been at the bottom of tank. At times trying to swim but unable. Fed her unshelled...
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    Angelfish scaling?

    Hi I have an almost adult angelfish (at least size wise) and one juvenile. I got them both about a week ago. They are in a 30 gallon tank and the water parameters are ph about 6.5, nitrite 0 and nitrate about 10. Water tem is 79°. Today, I noticed the big one sort of shedding and not just in one...
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    Shrimp Population Explosion!

    Hi all! A week or so ago, I inherited a 10 gl tank fully equipped, heavily planted and fully stocked with ornamental shrimps (plus a neryte, an assassin and a ramshahorn snail). When I say fully stocked I mean "really fully" stocked. There must be hundreds of different types of shrimps there...
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    10 Gallon Tank How to feed Guppy fry

    One of my guppies drop her fry two days ago in the community tank (I cannot even tell which one did because that day I got 9 new guppies and perhaps it was one of them. I wad able to transfer all the fry that I saw (10). Now, the same day I got baby brine set up to hutch and they did in about 18...
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    Platy is scared of me now

    I moved my 3 female Platties to another tank and one is scared of me now. She hides in the "crawl space" when she sees me.
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    Community Tank

    The tank in the picture is a 55 gallon that now has more plants and less "furniture." It is equipped with a Tetra Ex double cartridge filter for 45 to 70 gallon, a sponge filer/areator, and a diy water bottle media filter; in addition to a heater. In terms of stock, it has... -18 Guppies - 3...
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    Want To Buy ISO White worms (Enchytraeus albidus) to buy

    Hi I am interested in starting my own White Worms (Enchytraeus albidus) farm. Is anyone selling a startup cultive of those?
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    Emergency: Balloon Molly got stuck in filter

    A ballon Molly got stuck between the filter and glass. It is alive and swam erratically but now is upside down. Is there something I could do?
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    New 3 in Thai Tricolor Oranda Goldfish

    Yesterday, I got a new 3'' inches, Thai Tricolor Oranda. I did the aclimate routine and it seems happy as it can be. Swims a lot and swift the sand for food. However, since the moment I placed it in the tank, I noticed that it swims and moves non stop for 2 or 3 hours and then just...
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    New Thai Tricolor Oranda

    Yesterday, I got a new 3'' inches, Thai Tricolor Oranda. I did the aclimate routine and it seems happy as it can be. Swims a lot and swift the sand for food. However, since the moment I placed it in the tank, I noticed that it swims and moves non stop for 2 or 3 hours and then just...
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    Angelfish and Cosmic Blue Danio?

    I am getting 2 young Angelfish and I'd like to know if 6 to 8 cosmic blue danios would make good tank mates.
  12. Pinina

    My DIY vacuum

    I made it out of an old pump, an pvc. It works better to vacuum small tanks.
  13. Pinina

    Modifying/Making your own equipment

    I only started this hobby a few months back but I soon realized that I had to make my own equipment or modify others to make them work for me (examples, media filter and water polishing out of disposable water bottles, a vacuum out of a small pump, and add a collecting bag to an existing...
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    Adding Water Daily

    My tanks are planted so in order for the plants to get more light, I don't use a cover. Only the LED lights are on top but I don't fill the tanks completely. Now, it seems that water evaporates way too fast so I keep adding treated, warm water daily. Is that a bad idea?
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    55 Gallon Tank Dwarf Gouramis for my community tank

    In my planted 55g tank currently, I currently have: 11 juvenile fancy guppies 2 Lyre tail Mollies 3 Balloon Mollies 3 Platies 4 Mystery snails I would like to make one more addition to this community: dwarf gouramies. Is it appropriate? And if so, how many I can add? Please know that I...
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    New to the hobby but with 10 tanks

    Hi My name is Marina and I am new to keeping aquariums; yet, I have 4 stablised tanks and 6 cycling at the moment. I mostly adopt fish other people cannot care for and at times, they come with the equipment. I currently have 2 male Bettas (each in a 10 gl tank), 3 Platies in a 15 gl tank, 8...
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