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    Help with Beta fish, URGENT

    Betta are tropical fish, they like it pretty warm, say 78-70 degrees. How warm is the tank? If you siphoned the gravel, that is good but if you took it out and washed it you may have lost some beneficial bacteria. Is the tank cycled? What is your maintenance regime...
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    Anyone know what algae this is?

    I concur with Colin_T's advice. Cut the light time to 8 hours and see if that makes a difference. Add floating plants as they use excess nutrients and reduce the light. Don't add the API products for a couple of weeks at least. Keep removing it manually and it will eventually subside enough to...
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    Anyone know what algae this is?

    How long do you have your lights on for? Are they dimmed in any way? Do you add plant fertilizers, which ones and in what quantity/ frequency? Are you overstocked or do you overfeed? Algae is caused by an imbalance in the lights and nutrients. It sounds simple but it can be very tricky to get...
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    Just picked up some young sailfin mollies

    Sounds good, the weather is on your side :) I hope your new fish grow strong.
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    Just picked up some young sailfin mollies

    Nice. How warm is it outside? Is there heating outside? When do you move fish indoors?
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    Colin's Dilemma

    That's dreadful news Colin. Will you be refunded the extra rent? Keep looking for a way to get a property, ask for help wherever you can, no one should be on the streets. You're in my thoughts :(
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    Blackwater questions

    English oak leaves don't seem to change the colour of the water, they may work better if you use a very large amount? Leaf litter has other benefits such as fry food and biofilm.
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    Blackwater questions

    Alder cones give quite a lot of staining. You can also use rooibos tea (it is organic).
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    Ask Questions About Cycling

    I think you are right that the Kanaplex will have set you back as the bacteria would not have been established. Test the water daily and change 75% any (every) day that ammonia and nitrite are not zero. The priority is keeping the fish safe and the cycle has to be secondary. It will cycle...
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    Help Selecting fish for my 80L Tank

    Great, just make the cory shoal 6 or more (up to 9). Keep us updated! :) :fish:
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    Help Selecting fish for my 80L Tank

    I can't view the link Assuming your water is soft/ very soft, then if you are going with the cories, neons and honey gourami as agreed by Byron, that is good. Adding a group of rasbora hengeli is also fine. Can you tell us the intended numbers per shoal, and the type of Cory?
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    About me and my fish

    Hello and welcome :)
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    Help Selecting fish for my 80L Tank

    Neon tetras should not be nippy. Get a decent size shoal all at the same time and aim for a balanced male/female ratio. Some members have reported problem neons but I suspect they have "gone rogue" due to severe stress at some point in their lives, maybe being without a shoal? Anyway, mine are...
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    Something wrong with my cory HELP !!

    What happened to them? What dosage and what type of salt did you use?
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    Something wrong with my cory HELP !!

    The simplest/ safest way to dilute pathogens is large daily water changes. @Colin_T may recommend treating with aquarium salt too?
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