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  1. Chalupacabra

    Same stuff, different package?

    Went to pick up some Seachem Matrix and am having a difficult time finding it locally. Usually I get it packaged like this: I can’t find this, but I’ve found this a few places: I know it’s pre-packaged and measured for the Seachem-brand filters, but is it functionally any different than...
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    55 Gallon Tank Choosing more friends for my Fancy Goldfish.

    Have an oranda goldfish and “calico” fancy goldfish in a 55 Gallon. I originally wanted to add another fancy like a butterfly or black moor and a trio of dojo loaches. I plugged this into AqAdvisor to check and it flipped out. I know these are some massive waste producing fish, but between...
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    SAE to old to go back to (a) school?

    I’ve had an SAE by (pretty sure) herself for 2-3 years now in a 20 gallon long. I recently moved her into a 55 gallon standard which she is quite pleased with! Now that she’s in a larger tank, I was considering adding some more SAEs, but at this point would being around juveniles stress her...
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    River Manifold Build Question

    I’m in the process of replacing all of my nano tanks with “standard” size aquariums (1x 40 breeder and 2x 55 gallon aquariums) and decided that, since I’m going through the hassle of rehoming all my fish, I should set up a proper river tank this time. To do this, I am using the well-known build...
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    Mystery Fry…Any Guesses?

    Noticed these little guys swimming around this morning. Not sure what they are, though. Tank has Fire Ring Danios, White Cloud Mountain Minnows, Panda Cories, and Reticulated Hillstream Loaches. These don’t really look like any of them! Behavior-wise, they appear to be grazing along the...
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    Idea for Combination Emersed Hydroonic Planter and Sump…will it work?

    So I started setting up trays for growing non-aquarium plants hydroponically in my aquariums using these trays. I caught this video and really like the idea, but I keep smaller tanks (20 long, 29 gallon) and the planter box would work best if it covered the entire back, which would come at...
  7. Chalupacabra

    Looking for Centerpiece for Unheated, High Flow Tank

    Have been working for a long time on a display that involves 2 20 gallon long tanks, one heated and one unheated, same rock and driftwood types, overlapping plants, and multiple powerheads to provide a river environment. The heated tank was pretty easy to populate and it looks great! I’m...
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    20 Gallon Tank Centerpiece fish for Unheated Tank?

    Have an Unheated build in. a 20 long underway with a school of White Clouds and plans to add Cherry Shrimp, Amano Shrimp, and Reticulated Hillstream Loaches. Since it’s a 20 long I won’t be doing the full-bore hydrofoil and will just add a small Powerhead for circulation. Where I’m stuck is...
  9. Chalupacabra

    Is 2 more Honey Gourami too many?

    In my old place I had 4 honey gourami that I kept together in a 20 long. Since I bought them when they were very young I didn’t know until they grew up a bit that I had 3 males and 1 female. In spite of this, they got along well and I even had some attempts at breeding. When I moved I lost 1...
  10. Chalupacabra

    No more AQ?

    Looks like Aqadvisor has gone to the big faulty server in the sky:
  11. Chalupacabra

    Small Heater Recommendations Needed

    New filter tray can accommodate a heater and I’d like to take advantage of it, but the size restrictions make it difficult. The compartment can accommodate a heater of 1” x 1” x 6.5”. There are a few 50w heaters that can work, with this one from Hygger standing out. I’m using this in a 20L...
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    Using a smaller model impeller on Aquaclear

    I currently use 2 Aquaclear 50s on 2 20 gallon longs and an Aquaclear 30 on a 10 gallon. I’ve read articles where, since the Aquaclear models 20-70 all use the same motor and just change the impellers and media trays, people have toyed with using alternate impellers to increase or decrease...
  13. Chalupacabra

    I don’t think this SAE is an SAE...

    So went out to run errands and had to stop by the LFS for supplies. I still needed a few Cherry Barbs for a shoal, so I inevitably ended up looking at fish. I’ve been feeling bad for my lone Siamese Algae Eater as he wants to play with everyone, but they just can’t keep up, so I decided to get...
  14. Chalupacabra

    Can German Blue Rams and Dwarf Chain Loaches live together?

    I’m in the process of moving some of my fish in community aquariums from 20 gallon high to 20 gallon long Aquariums and decided that, while I was relocating them, I’d set up the tanks to better accommodate their temperature needs. One of these tanks will be in the 80-82 F range and has plenty...
  15. Chalupacabra

    Hello!

    Hi! I’m not sure if I introduced myself when I set up this account, but it’s been awhile, so I thought I’d do so now. My name is Rik. I had a few aquariums growing up, and came back into the hobby about a year ago when my coworkers started talking about setting up an aquarium in the classroom...
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