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    Stocking advice, 55 gallon

    I have a 55 gallon well planted, temp is 78 all parameters are good Stocking is: 3 pearl gouramis 7 cardinal tetras 6 cherry barbs 8 green corydora 3 Bolivian rams 3 Siamese algae eaters I was wondering if there is more space for fish. I recently removed some and although I have fish it feels...
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    Aqua scape idea

    I currently am planning to get another tank. Idk what size but I kind of have an idea that inspired me. Was watching a random documentary and saw some underwater algae forests and thought it would be pretty cool to imitate it with moss. Here’s a picture for reference. My question is how would I...
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    Cylinder/corner tank stocking

    So I’ve seen this idea on YouTube and I love the aqua scape. I’m not sure what size tank I will get or whether it’ll be a corner or cylinder tank, but nonetheless I’m interested in what I could stock in it. I would love to put some type of fish that could utilize the caves in an interesting...
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    Heater mishap

    So my old heater broke and I noticed pretty fast. This is on a 55 gallon with 3 pearl gourami 6 cherry barbs 6cardinal tetras 3 Bolivian rams 6 corys I usually keep at 78 degrees. I bought a eheim heater and didn’t realize I needed to calibrate using the read dial and all that good stuff which...
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    Best time to buy fish from LFS

    So my LFS just got fish in and I plan on getting cardinals and cherry barbs and such. However I was wondering if I should wait longer to buy or try to buy as soon as possible. Im asking mostly from the point of view that I know some fish might be sick. Do I try to wait out the sick ones so the...
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    55 gallon stocking

    So I recently rescaled my tank, added some cherry barbs and had a small ich problem. Took the necessary steps and lost a few fish to it but most survived. I have three fish left 3 pearl gourami (2m1f) 5 cardinal tetras 7 cherry barbs 6 green corydora 3 Bolivian rams (2m1f) im now Realizing my...
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    Bolivian ram and apisto

    I have a 55 gallon tank with the following stocking 3 pearl gourami (1m2f) 8 cardinal tetras 7 von rio tetras 7 green corydora 3 Bolivian rams (1m2f - 2 of them paired up and spawned) I’m planning on rescaping and creating more territory and cover but was wondering if I’d be able to add an...
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    Rescaping aquarium with fish in

    So i want to rescape my 55 gallon. I set it up when I was new to the hobby and want to change it up. However this would involve removing everything except the substrate and moving them around. the tank is planted with black gravel so I know some filth will get into the water. I was thinking I...
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    Marbled Hatchet and Gourami

    I have a 55 gallon with these fish: 3 pearl gouramis 7 von rio tetras 7 cardinal tetras 7 Cory cats 3 Bolivian rams (1 pair) I want to add fish and I feel like the top might have some available spaces, saw some marbeled hatchet fish. Would they live with the gouramis well? How many would I...
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    Stocking help

    So I have a 55 gallon that’s currently stocked with: 3 pearl gourami 7 cardinal tetras 7 von rio tetras 7 Cory cats 3 Bolivian rams (1 mated pair and one other male) I’m interested in adding some more fish as I think I have the room (correct me if I’m wrong) it’s a planted tank with lots of...
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    Bolivian rams spawn

    So I just saw my tank and apparently two of my rams spawned and I’m super happy. Never expected that in a community tank setting. no aggression that I’ve seen to other smaller fish yet, will monitor. My question is what to do now, as I’ve never been in this position before. Tank has 3 pearl...
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    55 gallon stocking

    So I’ve had a 55 gallon community tank running for a year now with little to no problems. Current stocking is: 3 pearl gourami (2f1m) 3 Bolivian ram (2f1m) 8 cardinal tetras 7 von rio tetra 8 green corydora 1 swordtail (friend gave him to me) everything gets along well, but I would like to add...
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    Blue dream shrimp stocking

    So I wanted to start up a small desktop tank. I also want to try my hand at shrimp and I've been looking at blue dream shrimp with either chilli rasbora or ember tetras on top. Can someone tell me of this is compatible and an idea on how many I can keep and what the ideal amount of gallons...
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    Starting shrimp tank - fluval edge 6 gallon

    So I want to start in the shrimp arena, mainly because I want a small stylish tank to keep in my room that will be easy with maintenance. I was looking at a fluval edge 6 gallon for a tank. I have little knowledge of shrimp and would love any input on what shrimp to start with and if it's a...
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    DIY root tabs

    So I know people use sized 00 gel caps which I've ordered. My question is what fertilizer to get from Lowe's, i know people have used osmocote in the last but I've heard they discontinued the plus line. I was told to get this, can someone tell me if it's suitable?
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    Pearl gourami white spot above eye

    Noticed it today and it could just be bruising, but wanted to see if I should be worried. I have 2 female gouramis and one male gourami, obviously they chase occasionally but nothing to serious. Today noticed a small white blemish above one of the females eye, she was active and eating...
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    White Lump on Corydoras

    I have a 55 gallon tank with about 8 cories, 3 pearl gouramis, 9 cardinals and 9 von rio tetras. I found a random white Lump, as shown, in the picture this morning. It's not ich as it looks like a lump, but I'm not sure if it's a fungus or a wound. What are my options as far as dealing with...
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    Swim bladder issue on von rio tetra

    So I have a 55 gallon with: 1 male swordtail 9 Cory cats 9 cardinal tetras 9 orange von rio tetra I added the tetras about a month ago and I had quarantined them for about 2 weeks. They're doing fine and are very active, however last week I lost one to what seemed like choking causing him to...
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    Pearl gourami behavior

    So I have a 20 gallon long QT tank with just 3 pearl gouramis in it. 1 male and 2 female. Usually they're out and about and have even responded to me as a sign for food. However, yesterday and large blanket was put over the tank (by family). So they spent the entire day in the dark This...
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    Orange von rio tetras

    So I have a 55 with 1 male Swordtail, 9 cardinals, 9 Cory's and 10 orange von rio tetras. I was told by everyone they are peaceful, which they are, but they are a little more active compared to cardinals. I do see that every now and then they'll make short dash at a cardinal, seems like just...
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