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    55 Gallon Tank Not all air stones are the same

    So recently I starting putting my tank together I want the lit bubbles they look really great when the lights go out! I got a kit well actually 2 of them, to put into my tank a splitter valve to adjust the different flows to the air stones. Well over the course of about 2 months I could not...
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    55 Gallon Tank Stocking Question

    Hey guys, I have stupid hard water so hard that either I need to consider an RO/DI system or get cichlids. I am exploring the latter. My question is that I always see cichlid tanks that are stuffed to the gills (no pun intended) with fish. They seem to have little room to move about which...
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    Looking for a good RO/DI system

    Hey guys, I'm new to this whole needing/using an RO/DI system. My GH/KH is around 20 with a pH of about 8.2+ most days. (it does fluctuate +/- about .2). I would like to drop my GH/KH down to about 10 or so, I'm OK with filling my tank with RO/DI I can add some minerals as well I'm not...
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    55 Gallon Tank Bug Bombings

    Hey Guys, I have a question that I had hoped to never have to ask...we have a bug infestation right now, everything from spiders to ants to bed bugs (Yeah I threw up a bit in my mouth on that one too) We live in the country and bugs are normal, but these types and the quantity is getting bad...
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    55 Gallon Tank Confused about my pH how do fix it!

    Hey Guys, I feel like I have been coming back with question after question and problem after problem. So again I return with a problem. For those of you who have not seen my previous posts, I am setting up a 55-gallon freshwater tank. I would like to have 1BN, 2 Angels, at least 6 Cories...
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    55 Gallon Tank Oxygen effects on pH

    So this might be a weird question, but can you OVER oxygenate your water? And does that have any effect on your pH? My water out of the tap at its highest is about a 7.5 (give or take) I tested my water today and it was an 8.2 it seems a bit high. Granted I have not changed the water since I...
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    Nerd Alert - Ttrpg’s

    Hey all, I know we have a wide variety of people here. How many Table Top gamers here? What's your system? Personally, I loved D&D 3.5 and then eventually converted to Pathfinder 1st edition (PF1E). Currently, I play an Unchained Monk in a game that meets periodically. I am looking into...
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    55 Gallon Tank 3 bubblers

    Hey guys, I'm looking for a good air pump to run two lit air stone strips and a normal air stone. I have a Tetra 100 gallon, but my volume of bubbles on one of the outlets for air seems to be lacking. I have a controller and splitter on one line and the other one has a straight line to the...
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    Effects on pH?

    Hey Guys, I am decoratoring my 55 gallon going for a more natural look. It will have 2 freshwater angels, Rainbows (6 I'm thinking) at least 6 cories (not sure of species yet) and one BN. I am also looking for some plants maybe ones that flower (that would be nice). I am considering putting...
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    Funny Newish filter with bells and whistles

    Hey guys, As many of you know I am slowly setting up a freshwater 55 gallon tank. I got a biowheel filter that can go up to 90 gallons. I got a bit more powerful one as the fish I am planning for won't hurt them. Angels, Bosemen, Cories, BN, maybe a couple of snails but that is very debatable...
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    55 Gallon Tank Is a water softener ok?

    Hey guys, Quick question, I know in general well water is OK to use in a fish tank without treating it unless it has something like Ammonia already in it, but if you run your water through a water softener is it still ok to use it in the fish tank untreated? Out of the well, my water has high...
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    Decorations for tank 55 gallons

    Hey guys, I resealed my 55-gallon tank that I bought used. (NOT something I will do for a very long time!) I also got some decorations with it, I have a large castle that takes up a good bit of space, but my wife hates it. I have light colored rock and it's a blue/grey color. I am looking...
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    55 Gallon Tank LED Aquarium lights?

    Hey guys, I am getting the equipment around for my 55-gallon. I have not yet started cycling it and I do not have yet have plants in it. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this light https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0191EWII2/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_5?smid=A33ZKFW4KOEZQ4&psc=1...
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    55 Gallon Tank Thoughts?

    Hey Guys, I am building my 55-gallon and it is coming together nicely. I am considering some plants with low to medium lighting requirements. Does anyone have any experience with the link below? I found it on Amazon and my wife and I think it's pretty cool. I just want to make sure that it...
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    55 Gallon Tank Busted Heater

    Hey guys, I am currently setting up a new (to me) 55 gallon. I have resealed it (That was actually kind of easy and almost fun), I have purchased a new filter as the one I got with the tank was garbage on a stick. It didn't even have a lid with it (who does that?!). I am currently testing...
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    55 Gallon Tank Plants needed

    Hey guys, I finally got my hands on a 55 gallon tank (that my wife says is too big) and I want to plant it and get some fish for it. I am looking for suggestions! I want some tall plants as well as bushy plants I'm not concerned about lighting or fertilizer requirements, but if there are...
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    55 Gallon Tank Angel tank mates

    Hey guys, it has been too many years since I have had a fish tank! I got one used, resealed it, replaced the filter, will probably have to replace the air pump, heater and lights, but that is a problem for future me right now LOL. I am looking to stock the tank so far I have (by have I mean I...
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    55 Gallon Tank New Tank

    Hey guys, I am using well water to run my tank. The nitrogen bacteria are they naturally occurring in well water? Just wanting know, I will likely go buy some stuff to get the cycle going properly, I am just wondering. Thanks,
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    55 Gallon Tank Fishless Cycle

    Hey guys, it's been a few years since I have kept fish, but I am planning on doing this right this time (feel free to look at some of my ancient posts, about the fish cycle problems I had). I am looking to do a fishless cycle, once my tank completes the stress test at the middle to end of...
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    Cleaning a tank

    Hey guys, I finally got my wife to let me buy a USED 55-gallon tank. I have filled it for 24 hours to check for leaks and have not found any. (just imagine 55 gallons all over the floor yikes!). This tank while solid needs some TLC in the way of cleaning. I am planning to have freshwater...
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