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  1. LuckyGourami

    Gravel on Sand?

    I have a little 8-gallon tank with two gold twinbar platies. This tank has been running for well over two years. Lots of plants, mostly Anubias and Crypts. Sand substrate, so I supplement with root tabs and liquid fertilizer. The crypts are doing really well. The trouble is that these platies...
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    Platies Grazing on Algae After Water Change

    Like most platies, mine occasionally pick at the algae that grows on my plants, but lately I've noticed something a little odd. Once a week, I do a 30 percent water change, net out whatever detritus has accumulated, and clean the glass. For the rest of the day, they go bananas and eat every...
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    Do Male Gouramis Stop Eating When Making Nests?

    Blue, my Dwarf Gourami, has been hanging out near the surface blowing bubbles almost continually for the past 24 hours. I was worried that my cycle somehow crashed, but all tests came back normal. Then, I noticed that the bubbles were gathering along one edge of the tank, and now I am pretty...
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    I Treated For Ick And It Got Worse

    I posted a thread about this in the disease forum, but the situation has gone critical. I have ick in my one-year-old established 8-Gallon tank. The tank has been cycled for over a year, and I have not added anything new to the tank recently. The tank was stocked with one platy and seven neon...
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    Is This Ich Or Something Else?

    I am battling what I believe to be ick in my one-year-old 8-gallon tank. I am performing 25% daily water changes and treating with Tetra ick guard, but I want to make sure that this really is ick and not something else. I have not added anything new to the tank recently, but these fish had ick...
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    Subdued Flourescent Lighting

    So... I finally got my 20-gallon tank cycled and scaped, and my Cherry Barbs are settling in. I have four males and six females. I am beginning to think the fluorescent light on this tank is too bright for them. When the light is on, the males chase each other quite a bit. They also bug the...
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    Planted 20 Gallon

    After a few hiccups, I finally got the tank cycled and looking nice. I brought home two Nerite Snails and 10 Cherry Barbs last night. They are settling in. The Cherries are going to stay by themselves for a week or two. Then I'm moving my three Peppered Cories from my 8-Gallon into this one...
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    I Put Duckweed In My Tank And The Filter Is Blowing It All Over The Place.

    I wanted to add some floating plants to my 20 gallon long to provide more shade. I looked at several top ten lists, and duckweed appeared frequently as an easy-to-grow floating plant. I ordered some and put it in my tank, thinking it would congregate in one corner of the tank and just float...
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    All Male Or All Female Cherry Barbs?

    I am thinking about possibly getting a school of Cherry Barbs for my new 20 Gallon Long. It's a planted tank, and there will also be three or four peppered Cories in there. I know Cherry Barbs do best when the females outnumber the males, but would they be happy in a school of all males or all...
  10. LuckyGourami

    What Are These?

    I saw these at... DUN DUN DUN... Pet Depot. They were labelled as Rosy Barbs, but I think they are actually Gold Barbs. Thoughts?
  11. LuckyGourami

    Sunny And Friends

    This is my 8 Gallon tank. I've had it for nearly a year. I originally had a Betta in it, but I made the mistake of trying to do a fish-in cycle, and sadly he didn't make it. Once I did get it cycled, I added a school of Neon Tetras and a Gold Twinbar Platy. His name is Sunny, but I've thought...
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    Shipping Java Moss

    I recently bought some Java Moss from an online US-based seller. It arrived in plastic cups with no water and no cold packs. I would say 90% of it was brown on arrival. I put half of it in my established 5-gallon and the other half in my new 20 Gallon, which is cycling. I added plenty of excel...
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    20 Gallon Tank Two Weeks With No Nitrites

    Hello all! I have kept a couple of planted nano tanks for about a year, and I recently set up a 20 gallon long. I am doing a fish-less cycle. The filter is a Fluval U2 underwater filter. The substrate is sand. It's a planted tank; I have some Lucky Bamboo and Java Ferns in it. Day one, I added...
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