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    Quarantine 54l

    So, I decided to be stupid and impulsive. I know many of you will not agree and I accept that. My SA tank is having some issues with corydoras. I suspect parasites, who knows, none of the other fish are affected. I decided to treat it with levimasol, since nothing else is available, though I...
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    Leviamasol

    I got 20ml from the shop that had it from the vet. They didn't have anything else for any other parasites, at this moment the availability of meds here is not good. I applied 1ml per 20l per instructions but he said to leave it for 7 days before water change. Esha ndx instructions however have...
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    Lotus plant

    Hi, so I am wondering if this plant has any chance. I bought this plant a year and some time back, planted it in the substrate, uprooted it, had another part that was just leaves in the substrate and this one was just the bulb and leaves. The leaves were being eaten by the snails, the bulb was...
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    Shrimp tank in the home office

    So, preparing this tank for the new fish which should be available in a week, Indostomus paradoxus aka Armoured stickleback. This tank has weird dimensions, 56 cm x 25 cm x 36 cm and since april, was turned into a shrimp only tank. The shrimp are doing sort of ok, I see berried females, I see...
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    Ember tetra too fat - exploded?

    I know embers are particularly prone to overeating but I have a second female die on me in a span of month or two. All looked similar and third one is gasping at the surface. I cant take a good picture of this particular one, so posting one of my other females that are also particularly fat and...
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    Increasing plankton presence in a fish tank

    I want to know your tips on increasing plankton presence in a tank. I know there are several articles about raising it in a jar, with manure or other forms of fertilizer, using wild caught options or breeding own in a specialized jars from lab grown cultures. However since people often battle...
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    IS bacterial infection reversible?

    One of the wild caught otos in the quarantine has obvious signs of bacterial infection. Is much darker, lying on side or on its back,... I cant catch it, for that it is still too active, and it tries sucking on stuff but I think it doesnt hold with his sucker and sometimes falls down. I dont...
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    What to keep and future, brainstorming

    Hi, so I hope you are ready for a brainstorming question, because after leaving the LFS I now want a lot of fish and am going a bit crazy. First off, let me present my tanks. I have: "South America" tank 120cmx50cmx60cm - 360l, with 50 ember tetras, 20 sterbai corydoras, 6 hatchetfish, 2...
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    Moving fish from one tank to the other - tips

    So, time has come to move my 10 sterbai corydoras from quarantine to the main tank. I am interested in your opinions on the following: 1. should I do water change in the main tank before adding new fish 2. how important is to acclimate to the main tank, when in theory, the quarantine should have...
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    Ember tetra missing fins

    Today, during feeding, I noticed one of my 50 ember tetras is missing both the tail and the anal and dorsal fins. It is swimming normally and feeding as well, which is why I didnt notice initially. I only have other ember tetras, hatchetfish, corydoras, otocinclus and bamboo shrimp, so I am...
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    Faunus ater / devil / lava snail not active

    i, so I have gotten my first faunus ater ever two weeks ago, from a women who had it in bad conditions, small tank, rough substrate. It even has some shell damage. I acclimated, put it in the tank which was at 21°C back then. The tank has been running for a year at least, it was remade into a...
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    Best approach for a corydoras quarantine

    Hi. So in my 54l tank, sand substrate, established, airfilter tank, i have 10 new sterbai corydoras. There are anubias plants that work as shelter and shade, no other inhabitants except two snails, water change was done 6 hours before adding them, 50%. I have few weeks before i need to use the...
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    Asian river tank

    So, starting the journal for my asian river tank. Dimensions 110x40x45 cm. Planned inhabitants, white cloud minnows (gold variants), panda garra and sewellia, depends how it goes. Today i finished the stand and am working on the hard scape. Sand, large stones, smaller stones. Tomorrow smaller...
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    Background on the side.

    If the fishtank is near the door, does it make sense putting the background foil from the right side of the tank where the door is, to not stress the fish?
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    Substrate opinion

    So my planned ( very soon to be) tank is going to have a lot of rocks, fine gravel, stones and sand. I do not plan any plants that need to root in the substrate except maybe one small cryptocoryne for which I can make a special place. I want to put something like egg crate or plastic piece...
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    Air pump litres?

    Since i never had an airpump for just airstone alone, i will rather ask . The tank will be 200l gross with a lot of stones so like 100-150l neat. I have an atman 200 with large sponge which is like 400l/h so enough for filter purpose. But the fish i want want highly oxygenated water. I don't...
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    Neolamprologus multifasciatus and corydoras temporarily

    Hi, so I have a 60x30x30cm tank which is a leftover future quarantine tank. However I am having problems making a stand for my new tank, different story. At this moment it houses one neolamprologus multifasciatus and two harlequin rasbora. The ph is 7,5 or so, the fish has been in this type of...
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    Combo cycling - fish in and plants

    Hi, it has been a while since I did a totally fresh cycle, so few points if I understand it correctly: I have a fully cycled filter and established plants I have a brand new tank, brand new decorations and brand new substrate (that was left outside in a water filled jug, not out of the box). My...
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    African dwarf frog temperatures

    So, I will have an empty 54l tank, 60x30x30cm. I mean only if the placing works out, because I initially told my boyfriend I will cancel this tank, since I am getting a bigger one in the place where this one used to be :) I am thinking, it would be an excellent tank for a group of ADF. I am...
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    Substrate cleanup

    So, I am going to post one more dumb question. How to clean a sand substrate. Lately I have been hearing how you are not supposed to disturb the substrate, go 0,5 cm deep tops, to not release more ammonia in the water column. How substrate poking leads to algae, and yes, I do have algae, could...
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