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    Why Did These 3 Fish Die?

    This is just too weird, and I hope someone can help us find an answer.   Betta fish # 1 We've set up a 5 gallon tank, used cycled media from the big tank to get a head start on the cycling, Aqua Plus used for dechlorinator. Got a Betta from a LFS with a good reputation. Within hours the fish...
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    New Betta Staying At The Bottom Of The Tank

    Yesterday I gave my grown-up son my 5 gallon tank and he got himself a Betta. I gave him a lot of my cycled filter media, so we wouldn't have to worry too much about cycling. He and his GF picked out a beautiful little boy betta, and I was there as they were setting up the tank.   The substrate...
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    Leaches On My Sulawesi Snail?

    Has anyone had to treat their snail for leaches? What treatment did you do and was it successful?   At the moment my Sulawesi snail is sitting in a salt bath of 1/2 tsp salt to 1 cup of tank water. A lot of those nasties are already letting go. They are not dirt falling off, they are...
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    Tiger Lotus Question

    Today I got the Tiger Lotus I have been planning for my tank for a long time. It seems to be a good specimen, that I could separate into three plants. It has this bulb at the bottom, and wondered if I were to separate them, do I have to split the bulb so each has a piece?   For now I just have...
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    He's Such A Softie :)

    I had to do something to save my plants! All those holey leaves just aren't pretty to look at, so today I went and got 2 Assassin snails to help battle the snail baby boom in my 40 gallon tank. The only problem was I couldn't keep the big Sulawesi snail in that tank with the Assassin snails. and...
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    It's A Boy!

    Here is our little clown. With his blue eyes and his gill-ears, it makes his head look almost human.        
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    What's Wrong Firefly?

    I hope it's just a little indigestion. I placed some Red Cherry Shrimp in her tank yesterday after doing the weekly water change, and I know she'd eaten at least one of them! There are a lot of plants and moss in her tank along with some drift wood and rocks, it will be impossible to see all the...
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    Adding Bag Water To Tank When Adding New Fish

    Hypothetically, when adding new fish to the tank, the general recommendation is to avoid getting tank water into the tank. The reasons being that diseases and parasites could be floating in the LFS' bagged water.   Then there is the ammonia build-up during the trip from the LFS to home, as well...
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    Ammonia Toxicity, Do I Get It Now?

    First, you need to know that English is my second language. It is sometimes a little hard for me to follow when things are being said in technical speak. Also to save myself the trouble of having to translate I rather not do research in my own language, it is easier to learn everything in...
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    Are They Doing A Spawning Ritual?

    Hello All, Tonight I fed the fish some frozen bloodworms again, they get those about 3 times a week. I was then spending some time watching the tank after the feeding, and noticed two of the Harlequin Rasboras swimming, or rather hovering beside each other wriggling or shaking and shimmying...
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    Another Honey Gourami Question

    Hello All, After reading another thread about keeping honey gouramis I am questioning my decision to keep just one male in my community tank. I had decided not to get females because of the possible severe aggression from the male toward tankmates should there be eggs to protect.   Keeping a...
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    Anyone Know Of Some Interesting Snail Species

    Hello All, I've just found out today about a species called Tylomelania or Sulawesi. Anyone ever had or heard of those? I'm now wondering if there are any other beautiful and not so common species available to us here in North America.  ...
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    Sry For Posting Here But Can't Access Main Page

    To any mods who have access to my e-mail account, For 2 days I can't access the forum, I only have limited access to the pages after finding my way here via google! I get the "mainenance, try back in 3 - 7 minutes" page. Hoping I am able to post this, if it does not work I'll try reaching you...
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    How Safe Is This?

    I think I have a problem with my 40 gallon long tank. It is a cycled tank!   I set this tank up a year ago. Substrate Eco-Complete, live plants, 2 Aquaclear 50 Filters. It was an upgrade from a 30 gallon and everything but the substrate was moved over.   Within days after switching the...
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    8 Gallon Aquarium Suggestions

    We have a little Betta in a 5 gallon Elite tank, which we bought second hand. The plan is to set up this Betta with a more interesting tank in my husbands computer room, once he is finished renovating it. (He's a Star Trek and Firefly fan)    I've been looking at a BiOrb tank, the kind that...
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    Oily Film On Water Surface

    I just used some paper towels to blot up this oily film in my 5 gallon female Betta tank. It has an Aquaclear 20 filter running on it, but because the flow seemed a little strong I've added a sponge at the bottom of the filter out-put. The water would normally there just splash back into the...
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    How Can I Slow The Flow Of An Aquaclear Filter

    Some time ago I got a 5 gallon tank second hand that came with an Aquaclear 20 Filter. It's a nice little tank, and have used it a few times as a QT.    Two days ago I saw this little Betta girl and yesterday I went and got her, she is just so cute, I could not resist. She is now in that 5...
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    Oh Boy, Or Better: Oh Girl...

    Meet Firefly!    Saw her yesterday when I picked up dog food. Today I went back, to get her. She was actually the first thing on my mind when I woke up this morning, and I was hoping that she would still be there when I went to look after work.    So, I`ve set up the 5 gallon QT tank for her...
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    Stupid, Stupid Me! Now What Do I Do?

    The purpose of this thread is 1) to let you guys know what kind of mess I made, and 2) to get some ideas of what would be best to do   I have a 10 gallon tank and a 40 gallon long tank! Both planted, one play sand, the other black eco-complete substrate.   The 10 gallon was my Betta tank: 1...
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    I'm A Bad Penny

    Hi everyone, I have actually been a member on here before with a different username. There were some technical difficulties accessing my old account, the problem being that my e-mail address was not recognized.   I think back then I did not have my own laptop yet! Instead of bothering someone to...
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