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    Goldfish Ph?

    I know this isn't tropical, but whatever. XD I read that the ideal ph for goldies is 7.5. The 55 gallon I have (already cycled) has a ph of about 8.0. I also once read on a website that a ph of 8.0 is too high for goldies, long term. I haven't got a goldy yet, but I'm wondering if this okay? I...
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    Lighting For 57 Gallon Tank?

    I have a 57 gallon tank (well non-technically a standard "55" gallon), and I want to convert it into a planted tank. The fixtures I have hold two bulbs. I don't really know how to modify anything so it holds more lights, but will having two lights of 55 watts (even though that will be 2 wpg)...
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    Want To Start A Planted Tank

    Hey guys. I have 5 aquariums, and they are all planted. Not a lot, just java moss, java fern, and vallisneria. However, I want to turn my 57 gallon Mbuna tank (will give away the labs) into a pretty densely planted tank. I actually have no idea what I'm doing. Not sure of substrate, lighting...
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    Dither Fish For Labidochromis Caeruleus

    I have some Labidochromis caeruleus in a 57 gallon tank with a lot of rock work and some bristle nose plecos. It's been set up for about 6 months. I NEVER see the fish, as they are always hiding. I have the tank in the basement, and my Dad plays music down there quite frequently. I have a...
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    What's The Biggest Mistake You've Ever Made In The Aquarium Ho

    What was the biggest mistake you've ever made in the hobby? I've made MANY mistakes, but I have to say, one of the biggest ones was when I turned up the heater to treat for ich, and I didn't keep an eye on the temp. Came back later that day to check, and it was over 100F! :look: Needless to...
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    Sorority In The Making!

    Hey guys. :) I'm putting away a couple of my aquariums, I don't have a ton of time anymore, so the aquariums that I am keeping... Well, two of which will be dedicated to bettas. My 10 gallon will be divided for two males, and my 17 gallon is becoming a sorority. (And a place for a few corydoras...
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    Rip In Betta's Fin?

    Hey guys. Well, I rescued a male betta a few months ago (About 4 or 5), and he's doing great. Only one thing: I put a couple livebearers with him, and since he's so docile, the livebearers nipped at him, and he just took the abuse. Eventually they mellowed out, so I thought everything was okay...
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    Lucid Dreams?

    I had my first lucid dream last night. It was amazing. I realized I was dreaming when I looked at my aquariums and realized that all of the fish were in the wrong places. :lol: Guess that's a way to tell. :) I had to stop the dream when it turned into a nightmare. Anyone have lucid dream...
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    A New Boy...

    Haha, so it's only been a week since I got my girly, Lily, and I just bought another male.... So now 3 bettas (Plus juvie fry from a previous batch that will be sold soon). But how could I have resisted a betta with a strange tail type, and a very cute face? It's like a delta tail, except cut...
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    Substrate For Cory Fry?

    My bronze corydoras have bred once before, (1m, 1f - I'm going to get more soon) and they laid about 150 eggs, unfortunately while I was away on a trip. I saved a lot of them, but many fungused. I kept the fry with my betta fry in a 10 gallon tank, and there was an extremely thin layer of sand...
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    What Are Your Betta Preferances?

    Hey guys. :) I'm just curious... Do any of you guys have preferences when it comes to betta colour, or fin type? I happen to be a suck for pure white veiltail bettas... :blush: Though I've never actually owned one before... :lol: :)
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    My New Girl!

    Hey guys! I went for a trip to the local chain pet store today, (Yeah, I know...) and was looking at the bettas in the cups. Poor guys... A particular female betta caught my eye. Her fins were a lot longer than the other females, yet I noticed her ovipositer, so I guess she certainly is a...
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    Kribensis Pair Fighting?

    Hey guys. I have a pair of kribs, and they have had fry twice already. They are raising the second batch right now, and they are about 2 weeks free-swimming. Yesterday, my male started chasing my female away. If she got near, he would chase her back, even nip at her. She got extremely stressed...
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    Electric Yellow Holding?

    Hey guys. I came home today to find one of my electric yellows holding eggs. The thing is, I have 5 other electric yellows (4 juveniles I got from an expo, and one old one that I got at the same time as the one that's holding) and the one that's holding is being really aggressive to the other...
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    Venting Electric Yellows?

    Hi guys. I have 6 electric yellows in my 57 gallon aquarium, 4 of which are juveniles that I got from an auction. The other two are full grown, and one is really aggressive towards the other one. I made the mistake of not getting the guy at the pet store to vent them for me (and I didn't vent...
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    2 Worrisome Problems

    Hey guys. About a month ago, my kribs had 30 fry, and they have been free-swimming for 3 weeks now. I noticed today something odd, however - a few of the fry have REALLY bluged out mouths, to the point where they can't even close them. It looks like something it stuck inside, something...
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    Microworms And Fry

    Are microworms too big for newly free-swimming betta fry to consume? Microworms are pretty long... Thanks in advance, -f_f!
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    Electric Yellows In A 57 Gallon

    Hey guys! My 57 gallon is cycled, and I want to add fish slowly. I have 1 medium sized bristlenose pleco in there right now, and I soon want to add an Electric Yellow. But I have a question; I want to eventually have a trio in there, but I only want to buy them one or two at a time, that way I...
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    Pleco Eating Sand?

    Hey guys. I am just starting to stock my 57 gallon, since it's now cycled. I started with one small bristlenose pleco. The substrate is play sand. I noticed that after him being in there for a while, he became bloated. I haven't fed him since he's been put in. He was put in yesterday. Is it...
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    Kribs Laid Eggs!

    I came home today to see my female krib in my 39 gallon with a protruding white dot near her anal area. She quickly dashed into a coconut cave nearby, and started laying some eggs! The male was close behind her, fertilizing them. I am really surprised that they bred - they are pretty young, and...
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