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    Tank Stocking

    Sorry about taking so long to get measurements. Gallons: length x width x height 55: 48” x 12” x 20.5” 34: 36 x 18 x 13 20: 24 x 12.5 x 16 10: 20 x 10.5 x 12.5 20 SW: 30 x 12.5 x 12.5 (would prefer to keep this as sw fish qt if possible) My concern with the cory was more that it’s definitely...
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    Tank Stocking

    Hello, I was hoping to get some advice on tank stocking, or at least bounce around some ideas. No one in my life cares about fish and I have about 5 different ideas of what I want to do. Currents tanks/occupants: 75g SW DT: 1 sunrise dottyback + small CUC + 2 SPS corals 20g SW invert QT: 4 LPS...
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    Whole House Water Softener

    We have not gone looking at models yet. I was hoping to possibly get suggestions on what would work best with my fish in mind prior to looking at softeners. I figure its probably easier to know what not to get going in than to try to correct it for my fish afterwards.
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    Whole House Water Softener

    After my boyfriend gets his tax return back, we will be buying a whole house water softener. After a year of watching house plants die and buying cut flowers only to have them die within a day, we believe that our well water needs serious adjusting. My biggest concern with getting one is...
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    White on Neon Tetra

    Do you have any suggestions for how to do so? I was hoping to net it and put it in a breeding box, but it was too fast and smart for me to get. These were the best I could get during feeding, and I'm pretty sure the only camera that I have is the one on my phone.
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    Rainbow ID Please

    A few weeks ago I purchased a pair of rainbowfish (store only had 2 of the type), hoping to find out what they were and buy more. Long story short, I got a lesson on the value of quarantine, and am now ready to buy the rest of the school for my remaining rainbowfish. Would anyone happen to be...
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    White on Neon Tetra

    Hello, I am coming to the end of treating for ich and have some white on a neon that doesn't look like ich. The white part sticks up a little bit off the fish, I can't tell if it's just injury from rubbing the rocks or if I brought home another problem. Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 5-10 Temp...
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    Stocking and Scaping a 55gal

    I am on a well. I retested looking at it vertically and got 18 from the tap, 19 from the tank. I think the 23 may have been from not rinsing out the pipette I use to transfer the water into the tube; I use the same pipette for my fw and sw tests, I had thought my last sampling was from the fw.
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    Stocking and Scaping a 55gal

    Finally had the test come in....and it took 23 drops for the water to change color. The chart only goes up to 12 drops, but was rising at 1 drop= 1 dH, so mine is 23? Can fish even thrive in water that hard?
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    White String on Guppy

    The guppy passed last night, was completely unbloated when I found him. Is there anything I can do to treat the probable parasite problem in the tank or just wait to see if I can get a better picture if a different fish gets it?
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    White String on Guppy

    Unfortunately, the day after I took the pictures the white thing was mostly gone. There's a tiny bit still attached, but it's barely discernible from the scales. He has been hanging out on the gravel, hiding under leaves but does come out for food. I noticed today while trying to get a picture...
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    Stocking and Scaping a 55gal

    Would it be advantageous to order a liquid test online? I figured the 18 was useless without units, and thank you for the conversion and help.
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    White String on Guppy

    Hello, I noticed a few days ago that one of my guppies was bloated and thought along the top looked like it was pineconing slightly, so I thought it had dropsy. Yesterday I noticed that he has a white string coming out from his side. NH3: 0 NO2: 0 NO3: 40 at water change usually Temp: 76F...
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    Stocking and Scaping a 55gal

    Not sure if it's of value or not, but I tried Petsmart again and they gave me a total hardness of 150ppm. Turns out my water also has 0.25 NH3
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    Stocking and Scaping a 55gal

    Sorry about taking forever, the boyfriend has been avoiding going to the pet store. Something about looking at every fish even if we aren't getting one. Petsmart did not have a GH test or anything to test the water. When my bf got our water tested at an actual testing place they said the...
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