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    Experiences with Seachem Excel Flourish or API CO2 Booster?

    Hi, I have staghorn algae in my tank that I am trying to get rid of. The algae started when I switched from a flourescent tube to a fluval 3.0 at Christmas time. When I noticed the algae 3 weeks ago or so I lowered the tank lighting to 50% strength and reduced the light time from 9 hours to 6...
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    Are shrimp compatible in my tank?

    Hi! I have a 38 gallon tank with 12 diamond tetras, 5 bronze corys and a BN pleco. I am planning to add two honey gouramis in a few weeks. I have soft acidic water. Could a few shrimp be successful in this tank without crowding anyone? Also are shrimp safe to be around live plants?
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    Help, new light and beard algae!

    I have been researching SAE fish and it seems like my water and temperature would be fine for them. And my tank only has 12 diamond tetra, 5 corycats and the BN pleco in 38 gallons... so I don't think it would be overstocking? They seem like a nice little fish and I wouldn't mind taking care of...
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    Help, new light and beard algae!

    Oh wow glad i asked! I am going to do a water change today about 40%. I plan to trim the leaves off that I see algae on and throw them away. Plus I have reduced the light by 2 hours and reduced the strength of the light during its peak daylight setting. Hopefully that will make a difference for...
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    Help, new light and beard algae!

    what are opinions on using seachem flourish excel? Is this safe for fish? Will it actually kill the algae and not cause other problems?
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    Help, new light and beard algae!

    So I got a fluval plant light to replace the cheap flourescent tube I have had on my tank and now I am noticing what I suspect is beard algae and some brown algae on the glass of my tank. The beard is on a sword plant. The new light was put on Dec 26. I keep the tank at 77 degrees farenheit. I...
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    How to avoid cyanobacteria?

    Hi, I am upgrading my lighting system from the hood/flourescent tube light that came in my Aqueon kit to a glass top and Fluval light. Since the tank will have alot more light I want to do everything I can to avoid cyanobacteria/ blue green algae because I know it is toxic to dogs. I worry...
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    Suggest fish for my 38 gal please!

    So another LFS got in honey gouramis! But they only have males. Would a single male be okay? Or do they need to have friends of their own species in the tank?
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    Suggest fish for my 38 gal please!

    Thanks for all the info folks. Of course my LFS informed they have not had Honeys in about 8 months and rarely see them gah! Any other idea on brightly colored, peaceful centerpiece fish? They did have Bolivian Rams which looked pretty cool in the store. However I am kind of hoping to get a...
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    Suggest fish for my 38 gal please!

    thank you for the info! If I do get a pair of honey gourami, if they did have the virus would it kill my tetras and corys?
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    Suggest fish for my 38 gal please!

    Thanks all! I think I am going to go with the above stocking. I definitely don't want to risk overstocking the tank and having any of the fish feel crowded or the water quality to be reduced. I am definitely excited to get the honey gourami, they look so colorful and will be a great addition if...
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    Suggest fish for my 38 gal please!

    Okay cool thank you. I change 50% of my water once a week. So I could do 3 honey gouramis, add some more corys and still do a nano tetra school and not be overstocked?
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    Suggest fish for my 38 gal please!

    Thanks all! I am thinking Honey Gourami might be a good fit. Maybe a male and female. Are honeys susceptible to the iridovirus? Or is that only dwarf gouramis? Also for the corys do I need to add more of the same exact species? Or would adding 3 of a different cory species be okay? Would...
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    Suggest fish for my 38 gal please!

    Hi there, I have a 38 gallon tank. It is 36 inches long and 12.5 inches wide. I have somewhat soft, acidic water. The tank is planted and has driftwood. I am looking for some suggestions of colorful or unique/oddball fish that could go in this setup. My current stocking is 12 diamond tetra, 5...
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    Light and hood recommendations please

    Hi, I have a 38 gallon aqueon tank. The length is 36” and width 12.5”. Right now I have the aqueon hood and light that came in the kit. It’s a 24” fluorescent tube. I am looking for recommendations on a different hood and light setup that would provide better and stronger light for ky plants...
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    Can a betta be in a community tank?

    36 inches long, 12.5 inches wide, 24 inches tall
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    Can a betta be in a community tank?

    Thanks folks! No betta then! I am trying to find a colorful fish that can be a top dweller and get along with my existing species. Would a type of Danio maybe be an option? Definitely not the giants... maybe cloud or zebra? Or is the water too warm?
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    Can a betta be in a community tank?

    Could a betta fish be a good top dwelling species to go in my 38 gallon tank with 12 Diamond Tetras, 5 bronze corys and 1 BN pleco? I keep the water at 77 F, and the water is somewhat soft and acidic. Trying to think of some good top dwellers for this tank, justnot hatchet fish they kinda...
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    What is this white stuff on my plant?

    So weird it’s gone this morning! My tank has been setup since June so weird that something would pop up like styrafoam now. I did do a 50% water change the day before so maybe it stirred something up. Weird!
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