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  1. dmpfishlover

    Added New Fish to my 55 Gallon Tank Today!!!

    I have been waiting over three weeks for fish (Harlequin Rasboras) that I ordered through my LFS, but they have been unable to get the quantity that I wanted... I ordered 20 so I could have a good sized school, but they just can't seem to get that many in at a time. So I decided to get what I...
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    I Love Mystery Snails!!!

    Okay, so this is something that I never thought that I would say...But, I think I love snails, especially Mystery Snails!! I added three Mystery Snails to my aquarium three weeks ago and I am "hooked"! Watching them glide gracefully around the tank is absolutely fascinating.. I love to watch...
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    Propagating Amazon Swords

    I planted Amazon Swords in my aquarium two weeks ago, and one of the plants has already sent up a stalk from the middle and has produced three baby plants. I know that you can cut the baby plants off and plant them in the substrate, but not sure how developed they should be before I do that...
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    Do Mystery Snails grow fast?

    I have never kept Mystery Snails before. I bought three Mystery Snails about a week ago. When I put them in my aquarium, one of them was emmediately active and perusing the tank. The other two took a little while to become active and start moving around the aquarium. One of them started...
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    Where should I mail order Java Moss From?

    I would like to mail order some Java Moss, but no Pet Stores around me Cary it. So I will have to mail order some. Any recommendations for a good online aquarium supplier that sells live plants? I've ordered from Jacob's Aquarium and was very pleased with the plants I received, but he is sold...
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    Water Sprite question

    I received some Water Sprite today. It came in pots, and I plan on adding it to my tank as a floating plant. I took the plants out of the pots, removed the planting "wool" and rinsed as much of the planting substrate off of the roots as I could. Should I just add it to the tank and let it...
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    Best Fertilizer Regimen?

    I filled my 55 gallon aquarium with live plants three days ago. I'm new to planted tanks, so I want to make sure I am using the best Fertilization regimen. I used Seachem Root Tabs for the plants rooted in the substrate (sand), and liquid fertilizer (Seachem Flourish Comprehensive Supplement)...
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    Which species of fish should I add first? Advice please!

    My 55 gallon aquarium finished cycling about a week ago, and I just added live plants yesterday. I plan on adding fish this coming week, and would love some advice on which species I should add first... In other words, if there is a species that would be best to add first (i.e. a hardier fish)...
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    Live Plants in my 55 gallon aquarium!!!

    Below are some pictures of of my 55 gallon aquarium after planting the aquatic plants that arrived in the mail today from Jacob's Aquarium. Some of the plants were purchased from a different supplier, but most were obtained from Jacob's Aquarium. I haven't been on TFF for a while because I've...
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    Live Plants for my 55 gallon!!

    I just ordered some live plants for my 55 gal tank. I should receive them sometime next week. I am so excited!!!! :yahoo: Here is what I have ordered: 5 Amazon Swords 5 Anubias nana petite 5 Jungle Val 5 Cryptocoryne Red 5 Java Moss and floating Salvinia Minima I can't wait to see the...
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    Recommendations for mail order floating plants

    I would like to purchase some live floating plants for my 55 gal tank. I am looking at dwarf water lettuce, frogbit, and water Spangles (Salvinia Minima). Are there some other floating plants that I should consider? Also, most importantly, can someone suggest a reputable and reasonably priced...
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    Recommendations for a musical instrument for my daughter

    My 15 yr old daughter has a birthday coming up in a couple months and I am trying to decide what to get her for her birthday. I am thinking of getting her a musical instrument, as she is extremely musically inclined. Her first musical instrument was the Recorder in Elementary school, then she...
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    Meet the M*A*S*H Duo!

    Here is a picture of my two dogs. We call them the M*A*S*H Duo because they are both named after characters in the TV series M*A*S*H. They are my boys. ❤ I have two daughters, so these two are my guys. The smaller one to the left is Radar O'Reilly...Radar for short. He is a lab beagle cross...
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    Meet Finnigan the Crested Gecko

    Here is a picture of our ~ 4-5 mo old Crested Gecko Finnigan. :D Well the name is Finnigan for now, until we are certain it's a male. I say that he is "ours" because I help make sure he is taken care of properly, but he is really my daughter's pet. She is the one holding him below. Sorry...
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    My 55 Gallon Hardscape

    Here are a few pictures of my 55 Gallon Tank setup so far. Two HOB Filters Sand Substrate Mopani Driftwood and Spider wood I painted the back of the tank black It is currently going through a fishless cycle. I would have loved to have been able to do a planted, fish in cycle but I will be...
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    MD Fish Tanks

    I Love MD Fish Tanks!!. Do any of you follow him on YouTube?.. His Tanks are absolutely beautiful!! He may have some "different" ideas about how to setup a tank, but his aqua-scaping is so pretty... I also think he is absolutely hysterical!!! I love how he completely "butchers" the scientific...
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    Advice Please

    I know, I know… Not another stocking question!:p But, I couldn’t help it…. I have put so much effort into setting up my tank and getting it cycled, and making sure that I am doing everything right, that I want to make sure I am also stocking my tank properly (BEFORE I add any fish!). I have...
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    This is complete TORTURE!

    Day 16 of a fish less Cycle.... My 55 gallon tank sits empty, desperately begging for fish, The beautiful driftwood silently beckons for java moss and anubias, The sand longs for a busy shoal of cories to sift through it, The LED lights shine down with hope, but no photosynthesis is taking...
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    Day #7 of a Fish-less Cycle...weird water parameters?

    I am on Day# 7 of a Fish-less Cycle in my 55 gallon aquarium. The tank has a sand substrate and lots of driftwood and some stones. No plants so far. I tested the water this morning and some of the water parameter results seemed strange (at least to me they did). They may be normal...
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    Stocking my 55 gal Tank... Advice Please! :)

    I just started a fishless cycle in my 55 gallon tank today, so it will be a few weeks before I can put any fish in the tank, but I want to have a game plan for when I can add fish. Below is a list of the fish I am considering stocking my tank with: Bottom Dwellers: Corydoras catfish (C. julii...
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