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    Is my balloon molly pregnant?

    I'm absolutely not an expert here, but think the answer is probably yes from the picture - looks out for a dark spot near her anal fin which I cant quite see in the pictures. My experiences of 4 months Molly ownership is if she has ever been near a male, or bought from a fish shop in the last...
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    First attempt at a planted aquarium

    So far, more that I haven't figured out the alternatives. I need to see if the LFS wants any freebies!
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    Greetings from Yorkshire

    Welcome. Are you looking for anything specific? How big are you thinking? Do you know what you want to stock? The more experienced members will ask if you know your local water hardness etc so I will get in early :)
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    Guppies

    female - you can clearly see a fan shaped anal fin. Boys have a gonopodium https://guppyaquarium.com/identifying-male-female-guppy-fish/#:~:text=The%20difference%20in%20size%20between,are%20colorful%20with%20different%20patterns.
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    Best online shop

    I am not an expert, only started at Christmas. But kitted out my 200l tank from https://www.aquaessentials.co.uk and everything was in great condition. All of it is thriving and will definitely go back in future, but I am not claiming extensive expertise ha ha! They also exceeded their delivery...
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    From lurid to slightly planted - rebuilding my original 17g/ 65l

    brill, thanks for info I will keep a close eye on them then - thanks x
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    From lurid to slightly planted - rebuilding my original 17g/ 65l

    Really? They have been in for months. I will keep an eye on them. I don't think the light is particularly bright, unlike my bigger tank.
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    From lurid to slightly planted - rebuilding my original 17g/ 65l

    Well I started out at Christmas with a lurid clown vomit tank and a couple of mollies (once cycled) I quickly realised that was maybe not the kindest environment, or most suitable so negotiated with the small dictator that a sandy substrate would be kinder for the fish, and gradually removed...
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    First attempt at a planted aquarium

    well time for an update I think... I did loads more reading and decided to add an external filter too so I have tonnes more than I need, just in case there's a period of way too much fry... That killed my frogbit off - forgot it doesn't like higher flow! It did take a bit of time to do so I...
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    Progression of my tank

    I love how the cat is everywhere
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    First attempt at a planted aquarium

    yup - survival of the fittest - I think 6 lefts from 23. Thats why eventually the girls need to move out. But did want the small one to experience this for a finite amount of time. Even when they move out in 2 weeks we probably have a lot of fry to come...
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    Complete Beginner in a Fishy World

    We are going down a very similar road :)
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    First attempt at a planted aquarium

    Just over 2 weeks in and here is my progress. I added a lot of established filter media last week, fed a little ammonia which was munched rapidly with no measurable ammonia or nitrite in 24 hours. So I waited a few more days, did a 50% water change then transferred my mollies yesterday...
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    Complete Beginner in a Fishy World

    multiple tank syndrome. I have 3 now, but the teeny tiny one is just for emergencies. It does seem to be very contagious though :)
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