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    DIY Light

    My sister has an old lamp that she doesn't want anymore, and I was thinking maybe I could turn it into a lamp for my 5 gal or 10 gal bowl aquarium. I don't really know if I would be able to rewire this to hold a bulb though. I'm not really familiar with how that kind of stuff works. And if it is...
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    Chunk of Fish

    I recently added an adult anglefish to my 55 with my other 3 adults. I also have a pictus and pleco in there. Sadly, I woke up today to find a dime sized chunck missing out of my pictus. He has flesh and skin missing, but no organs exposed or gone. He gets scared when I come near, so I cant get...
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    Betta likes strong flow?

    I've moved my betta to a 20 gal tank. The filter gives a really strong flow so I moved it to one side of the tank so the other side would be pretty low flow. But he keeps swimming over to the filter side of the tank! And even more, directly under the filter! Is this normal for a betta? Is he...
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    I'm Stupid and the Pictus Suffered

    My beloved pictus was changed tanks today. He was in a 20 gal before and now he is in a 55 gal. The problem is I was switching the fish using a net to put them in a cup to put in the water and I was adding just a little bit of the new water in every 5 min. Well, the net got stuck to one of his...
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    To plant or not to plant? That is the question

    I have a 55 gal and I FINALLY got the substrate in! (I had to order online) I would really love to plant live plants. The substrate is sand in the foreground and black gravel in the back.The tank will have 4 pictus, a couple snails of different variety, angels (number to be decided), and most...
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    Popeye or Paranoid?

    Here is some pics below of my betta,is it just me or are his eyes sticking out abnormally? I could very possibly be paranoid, but I don't think his eyes were like that before. Am I catching it early?
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    Stocking/Decor Ideas

    I have a little 4 gallon bowfront tank that was given to me, and I'm looking to get it running! It will have a betta moving in (if he doesn't pass by the time I set it up). I would like to do a light sand substrate, but I'm definitley open to options. I'm on a budget - bigtime. I really wouldn't...
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    Snail Food

    I got some ramshorn snails last minute from someone giving them away for free. They are happily in their new tanks right now, and I have fed them some blanched veggies and algae wafers. However, I've been in search for calcium chips for their shells, and I can't find any! Do any of you know...
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    My Fish Should Be Dead?

    So, my fish should be dead. I recently found out I've been doing everything wrong because I was irresponsible with my research when I first started this hobby. I just bought a freshwater test kit, and this is going to be the first time that I have ever tested my water... pH - 7.6 Ammonia -...
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    Breeding Pictus

    Has anyone had any success breeding pictus? I think I'm going to give it a shot, but I unfortunatley can't find much info on the internet.
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    Problems with Dominance

    I dont know what to do. I have two angels in a 20 gal - I know tight. I had one and was gifted the other - yes I know they shouldn't have done that. But they put it in my tank so oh well. They have recently been getting really aggressive with eachother. One is very tiny the other is abnormally...
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    I don't even know anymore

    So, the story of my betta fish (btw in the end the question is mainly about fin rot) My family and I left in December last year to go on a big trip so we moved my 20 gal tank I had to a friends house while we were gone - we had to move it because we also sold our house right before we left and...
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    No Machine Needed?

    Hey ya'll. I've recently been researching to start with some low light low maitenence plants. I read in an article that I could keep some plants that require less KH without any co2 machines by using Seachem's Flourish Exel Carbon Bioavailable. What are your thoughts and opinions? Has anybody...
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    What The Biowheel?

    Already posting again I picked up my new tank and stuff today (got it secondhand) and the guy had a pump I have yet to experience - Marineland Penguin 350 Bio-Wheel Power Filter. The tank is 55 gal and this pump is rated for 75 gal so that's good, and I of course am going to do some more...
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    New & Need Advice

    Hey! My current tank right now is 20 gallons and I have 2 angelfish (one is on the smaller side and the other is huge) and 2 cory catfish. I was gifted a betta that was put in the tank while I was out of town, but I'm having some problems and have had to quarantine it. He has red fins. I suspect...
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