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    Which tank mate(s) do you find most appealing?

    I ended up getting 8 more Neons bringing the count to 24. I ordered 5 more false juliis from LiveAquaria (coming tomorrow) bringing the count to 8 and I ordered 6 sunset honey gouramis from RFI coming next week. I'm hopeful that it will be the right blend for me. Thank you to everyone for their...
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    The Creepiest Thing Happened to Me This Morning (logical explanation)

    The simplest explanation is normally the most likely. Following the notion I'd say you were probably dreaming about waking up, and then you woke up.
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    Which tank mate(s) do you find most appealing?

    That's why the poll is about what's appealing rather than tank analysis. Carry on sir.
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    Which tank mate(s) do you find most appealing?

    Come on man. You had time to "give advice" but not enough time to vote? Lame! 😋
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    Which tank mate(s) do you find most appealing?

    I'm not Mr. Video but below is 45 seconds of my 55 gallon tank. Currently I've got four false julii corys and 16 neon tetras. I will be getting four more juliis so that's a lock. I'm considering some tank mates and I thought it would be fun to see what folks might find to be appealing. Vote for...
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    55 Gallon

    Skipping the tank parameter stuff and going right to fish: Corydoras trilineatus (false julii corydoras) as they are goofballs, fun to watch and nice to look at. Zebra danios are very hardy, fun to watch and also quite active. Cherry barbs are a very small and hardy barb and quite peaceful in...
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    White band around Neon appeared overnight

    As a final update it's been 10 days since I lost my last fish. Still have my four goofball false juliis and 16 neon tetras. Thanks to everyone who provided help and insight. Here's hoping my tank stays healthy. :)
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    Pet Store Employee Berated for Giving Good Advice

    I guy I know owns a company that sews custom wedding dresses and he's told me many horror stories and some of them are almost impossible to believe. He freely admits though that working with the "zilla" directly lead him to his number one hobby. In his bedroom he has a walk in gun safe with...
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    Fluval 407

    My buddy runs a Fluval FX4 which is rated up to 250 Gal and they also make an FX6 which is rated up to 400 Gal. That thing is a beast and he's been running it for four years without a breakdown. Fluval FX Series
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    Fluval 407

    It's like that for all of the series 7 though it seems: 107 - says 10-30 gal or 40-130 liters. However 30 gallons is 114 liters. 207 - says 20-45 gal or 60-220 liters. However 45 gallons is 170 liters. 307 - says 40-70 gal or 90-330 liters. However 70 gallons is 264 liters. 407 - say 50-100 gal...
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    Fluval 407

    I'm running a Fluval 307 on my 55 gallon and it's rated up to 70 gallon. There are three stats that might be confusing in that there is a pump performance rating, filter circulation rating and an aquarium capacity rating. For the 407 it's as follows: Pump performance: 383 US Gal/h (1450 L/h)...
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    Very aggressive ruby barbs

    I had black ruby barbs for two years. I'm not sure how big your tank is but honestly I'd say get more of them. I had 8 of them (all males) in a 30 gallon tank with a swordtail, 3 honey gouramis and 6 false julii corys and they were much too busy with each other to mess around with the other...
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    55 gallon algeabane rig

    Video is a bit crooked but tank is looking good and I haven't had a dead fish in five days. :)
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    Pet Store Employee Berated for Giving Good Advice

    The primary role of a sales person is to give information. If it's come to the point where we are picking and choosing the exact words a person is supposed to use I'd call that pedantic. I'd definitely say flipping out on a sales person who is trying to help you and save you money is way more...
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    Pet Store Employee Berated for Giving Good Advice

    As a neutral party I am often compelled to step in if a situation develops which is similar to the original poster's description. Some day it's going to get me shot but my goal is to take the attention off the sales person and redirect it to me. Primarily because, as I'm not an employee, I can...
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