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    55 Gallon Ich issue help! No idea what to do

    Hey guys, so I’ve had my 55 gallon back up and running for a few months now. I needed to set it back up to house my more peaceful cichlids and a few babies I have. But everything has always been great, it’s been cycled from the start, and never had any issues. I’m pretty experienced with fish...
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    Arowana tips? Feeding?

    Hey guys, so I just got my first Arowana over the weekend after months and months of research. I had the perfect introduction tank & a forever home after that in my big tank. I just was curious as to what is the best thing to feed them that isn’t live as of right now. Eventually I’ll go to live...
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    Could someone tell me what this is?

    Hey guys, so I got this cichlids today & decided I wanted him based off just how cool he looked as a baby. He went in my 75 with my other south/Central America cichlids. He was also in the petstores south/central tank. Please help! the lady also didn’t know what he was
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    How much filtration you could have in a 75

    Hey guys, So I was curious as to how much filtration you could have in a 75. Right now I have a crappy top fin canister filter, my marineland penguin 350, and a dual HOW sponge filter. my media is good in both canister & HOB. But I was curious as to if it’d be too much for them or what. My...
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    Baby oscar hiding a lot

    Hey guys! so yesterday I just got my first Oscar. I’ve been meaning to get one for a long time & finally felt comfortable enough to get one after getting my 75. I will be upgrading absolutely within the year. But I felt 75 would be a good place to grow up for a few months. Instead of trying to...
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    New tank! 75 Gallon

    Okay, so I finally upgraded yesterday & set it up today. I ended up with a brand new 75 I got off some guy for $80. I feel like I couldn’t pass that up. I still have the 55, 36, 20 & 10. (See the progression there ). But so far so good. My guys love it. I haven’t introduced my severums yet...
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    Cichlid care - Update!

    Hi guys! I just wanted to make a post about my Cichlid tank & just how much of a time it has been making sure everything is running smoothly & is healthy for them all. I’ve had these guys for a while now & still have so much to learn. I hear different things regarding water conditions & stuff...
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    Molly’s pregnant?

    Hey guys, so I’m about 99% sure of this already. But does it look like my mollies are pregnant?
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    Hey guys, so after a long few weeks, I finally got these readings. Is this cycled?
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    It’s happening...Mts

    So a few months back I got my first tank in a really long time. A small 5 gallon and a few fish. I learned so much in that time, & continue to learn even more as time goes on. I ended up getting a 20g probably 3 weeks after the 5c and ran with that for a month or so. Eventually, I landed my...
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    Help! Angelfish hanging at surface & not eating

    Hey guys, so today my Angelfish has been acting really strange & im scared he’s going to pass. He’s been hanging around the surface & he didn’t eat. He seems really out of it & i’m wondering what’s going on. :( please help. I have a 55 Gallon Temp: 79-80 Parameters good
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    Can I use my sponge filter with Hob?

    Hey guys, so I have this sponge filter that I haven’t used before. I’ve always used hob filters, & I’m really curious about the sponge filters now. Could I use them both? What would be the best bet for me. I have a 55g Penguin 350
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    Blood-red Parrot Cichlid Gender?

    Hey guys, just was curious if anyone knew what gender my cichlid was. I know it may be too young to tell.
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    I want to start a new saltwater aquarium

    I want to start a saltwater aquarium in my 20g , but am curious as to other peoples way of doing things. I know of a few different methods. But what’s the best way you guys think? We weren’t thinking of getting anything crazy, just maybe a few clown fish & a few others possible in time. But we...
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    Guppy with Shimmies

    My guppy is shimmying & I don’t understand why… my condition’s are perfect, he’s been fine since I got him. He has 3 other friends that always are going up to him & checking him. He’ll move if a mollie comes close, but he’s mainly in one spot. Please help. What could the issue be?
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    Got a new 55 Gallon today, I absolutely love it, now to stock...

    So I got a new 55, & I used all my stuff from the old tank & it’s all set up and ready. So we moved the guys in today & got a few more. Does anyone know what a good recommended amount of fish or groups of fish are allowed ? We have mollies, tetras, platy’s, & a calm rainbow shark. All enjoying...
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    Mollies at surface day 1

    Hey guys, so I just got these two Dalmatian mollies earlier today & they seemed fine during acclamation. I put them in and they seemed kinda stressed. Usually I give them 24 hours to see how they adjust. My other molly kind of just swam by. The tetras observed. But they really haven’t messed...
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