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    Newbie needs 48" tank lighting advice

    I have 48" 90gallon tank, and I have a fluorescent fixture that doesn't work anymore. Maybe I broke it during the move when I moved to my new home. Anyway, the 2 main points: 1) What is a planted aquarium? i mean I have two bamboo shoots, but that's not considered planted is it? 2) What...
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    My well water has too high alkalinity How much purified water to replace?

    I have been running my new tank with a filter, but no fish or any gravel to get the water ready to add fish from my small aquarium. My budget is low. But I did a 6-n-1 test and all was fine except too high alkalinity and ph was a little high. My plan to take out some of the stuff thats in the...
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    Fishkeeper in distress

    I am very frustrated with my attempts to give my fish more space-upgrading to a much larger tank. I have finally gotten my filter working properly, and now I do some reading at this source...
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    Help...water Black From Carbon

    Hi I have gotten good advice so thank you to everyone who helped me. Im starting my new tank thank god no fish were in it. I unhooked the canister, took everything out, and put in the two bags of carbon. When I pulled my hand out of the canister, there was black on my hand, not the entire...
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    How 2 setup my canister w/ limited Supplies and $$

    Hi everyone. I have posted a few questions before and have not had luck with getting any advice. So, I've relied on other sources who may be better or less informed. I have a used canister filter I bought a while ago, and I am trying to at least start it for a while with what the previous...
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    The tubes from filter have residue in them!

    I am switching to a larger tank that I bought used. It was used for saltwater and I am doing freshwater but it was such a good deal I went ahead and did it. The tubes that go from the filter to the tank are not clear and see-thru. I mean you can see thru in some areas, and other areas there...
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    New trying to stock new tank w/ goldfish & plecco

    I crrently have had a tank for about a year or more. We won two goldfish at the fair and wanted to get them out of their environment, so my ex-girlfried and I took home two. I knowing nothing of stocking, just got a filter, some water additives, gravel, etc and made a tank and so far it's had...
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    Saltwater Filter in Freshwater Tank

    Hi I got an used aquarium from a friend. He used saltwater, I am using freshwater for now. In the future I may do salt. I have the Marineland Canister filter C-360 it says. I want to know how to get the salt residue off of and out of the filter and parts. Also, It has a bunch of black balls...
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    High Alkalinity in Well water?What

    I took my tap water sample to a local pet store and he said the only number that was bad was the alkalinity was really high. I have a current 10 gallon or 15 gallon tank, and I'm switching to a 90 gallon tank, freshwater. Now, the test was a 6-in-1, so I didn't notice what the other 5 were...
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    Need help w aquarium upgrade

    I have a small 10-15 gallon tank with a goldfish and a sucker fish that hangs out in corner and stays towards the bottom usually. His body is the shape of a shark but of course he is tiny like two inches or three. Well, I have a 90 gallon tank I bought with all the accessories: light, hood (1...
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    I have a fish killer in my tank I think? I'm new.

    Hi, So I have had basic goldfish for a while, and then some of them died because maybe something got in the water. But that was a few months ago. One survived, and the tank is only 10 gallons. Everyone says get a bigger tank. well I have a 90gal I am waiting until I can afford a table or...
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    Please help now (video)

    Hi, I will put a video. By all means, I just took this video, so there has been many more "severe" occurances that were not caught on video. I have been changing the water more often, because I have 4 goldfish (1 baby) in my 10 gallon tank that I'm about to change into the 90 gallon tank. I...
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    Help Building Tank Stand (beginner)

    Hi all, So...I am in need of making a stand for my 90 gallon tank, which is 48" wide, and 18" deep. Not sure how thick the wood needs to be, is one of my many questions. This is the design my fiance and I want. We want it like the cube storages that you see alot in stores. Like a shelf that...
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    Help with my injured fish! Beginner

    Hi, I added a small goldfish last night and a snail, both from Petco. Today, my three bigger fish (3 inch long) are all gasping for air alot, T THE SURFACE! THAT'S NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. aLSO, one has a red mark on his side. I attach a picture. Not sure if it was an isolated incident with him...
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    I'm in over my head, i think. help???

    Hi guys, I have a number of questions as I just bought a 90gallon tank from someone on a site like craigslist. I am "upgrading" from a 10 gallon, so its a HUGE step literally. The lady had saltwater fish, and I'm doing freshwater. I got this big filter, is this ok for freshwater? : Second...
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    Fish Diagnosis? opening their mouths constantly

    So, I am pretty new at this still. I've had my fish for almost a year but got more enthusiastic the last couple months. Here is what they are doing. I can not tell why they are swimming around and opening their mouths. They don't necessarily do it at the surface of the water, so I can't tell...
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    New-Bee Needs Help with foggy water

    Hi, I am a new fishkeeper. I am excited, but I started off with a very easy, small set up to get my feet wet, no pun intended. I have three small goldfish in my tank, because the guy at petsmart said I couldnt mix any other breeds of fish with the 1 goldfish I already had, so I got 2 more. I...




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