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    Nitrates Out Of The Tap...ugh. Seeking Help/assistance...

    Background (sorry for the longer post, but believe it provides helpful info): I recently purchased my mom’s house.  I had spent time there 6 years ago and had a 75 gallon tank.  The house has public water and nitrates out of the tap were always zero. I moved to a house with well water and the...
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    German Ram - Mouth Fungus? - Pics Included

    Good evening all, Hoping to get some advice on my german ram that looks like it has some sort of mouth fungus.  See front left side of mouth.    Parameters: 90 gallon largest fish in the tank ( single ram ) w/ harlequin ras, neons, cardinals, and rummy nose temp 78-80 0,0, 5-10 Ph 7 ish, Kh...
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    Bolivian Ram - What Could It Be?

    Hello all, Hoping to get some advice for my bolivian ram. First off here are stats: 75 gallon, weekly 20-25% water changes Temp 75 A – 0, N- 0, Ntrate- 10-20ppm, PH 8.0 I have had him/her for since Sept 2012. Housed with Cardinal Tetras, Black Neon Tetras and one other bolivian ram. No new tank...
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    Frozen Fish Food - Sick Fish

    Good afternoon, I do weekly water changes and have my new tanks up and running ( after big move ) for about 4 months now. I have not lost any fish outside of a few I brought home and died within 24hrs. I bought a pack of the sf frozen fish food at petsmart and fed a piece from this pack for...
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    Denison Barbs

    Hello, I am setting up two new 120 gallon tanks. One is going to be a community tank - neon tetras, celestial danios, some peaceful kuhli's and shrimp. The other is going to be a semi-agressive tank with tiger barbs, green tiger barbs, a rtbs, and some semi-agressive kuhli's. Which tank...
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    T5 Vs T5Ho

    Hello, I saw this product at the petstore, but can't find much in the way of reviews. Aqueon® Freshwater T5 Light Fixture. It holds T5 lights, not the T5HO's. From what I read the T5's are less wattage than the T5HO's. Does anyone have any info on the the normal t5's. I don't want to put...
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    Lighting - Starter Unit?

    Hello all, After looking at all the possible lights and reading a lot of the information I may be more confused, or it is probably my ocd. My current tank has java moss and I plan on putting java in my new tank. I know it pretty much grows in most water conditions and any lighting. In my...
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    Cycling

    Good evening, I am getting a new 120 gallon tank and will be taking some media and foam pads from my rena’s and adding to the two xp3’s I will have on the new tank. My question is how much will/can this speed up the cycle process? If this question has been asked and answered already, I...
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    Rena Smart Heater - Troubling?

    Hello, I am looking to get some heaters for the two xp3's I will be picking up in the next couple of weeks. I wanted to get the rena smart heaters which I use on my rena's filters now. I think the one may be faulty, but I can't tell right now. When winter comes I will probably figure it out...
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    Lighting

    Good morning all, I am lucky enough to have a room that will house my tanks. As far as ceiling lighting, what is the best lighting to use to show off the tanks? I hope my question makes sense. thanks, jb
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    Beneficial Bacteria

    Good morning, I am sure this topic has been covered at some point. I will be moving over the next month and transporting my filters and tanks to new location. I believe I have read 4-6 hrs is the amount of time the beneficial bacteria can survive in a filter while it is off. Is this accurate...
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