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    Still Learning And I'm Stuck In A Rut

    Here's my issue. I have had this 40 gallon saltwater tank running for about 3 months now and I have had no problems. I have 3 damesle's in it right now with one sand sifting star 4 turbo snails and probably 10 hermit crabs. I also have some soft corals. I have some xenia on the right rock and...
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    Trying To Get My Jack Dempsey To Eat Lettuce

    Thanks for the advice ill check the store for some different food.
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    Trying To Get My Jack Dempsey To Eat Lettuce

    I was wondering how I can teach him how to take it. He always just ignores it how would I go about teaching him that is is food? Or if there is someother vegetable matter that is better for him how would I go about preparing it for him and then getting him to eat it?
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    Advice For Stacking Slate Rock

    I have the slate stacked up. The bottom level is in the sand as deep as t can go but hes real clumsy and keep ramming into it accidentally. When he gets his food he grabs it ten darts downward and hits the rocks. Is there anything that I could do to maybe "glue" them together that is tank safe?
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    Looking For A Fish To Add To My Tank

    Ok So I really want to add like one or two fish to my 40 gallon. Right now it is home to my 6 inch JD who is very docile. He used to live in a 30 gallon with two convict cichlids until he got to big but he never seemed to care that anything was in there with him. Its a 40 high so I'm thinking...
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    Convict 30 Gallon Tank

    I'm looking to turn my 30 gallon into a convict tank. Love the way they look and act and was wondering if 30 gallon is big enough. I'm looking to have 4 of them all the same gender of course. I've got 4 main caves and a bunch of plants. Would this work out. I will not get a bigger tank so that's...
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    Does Anybody Keep These?

    I had female fighters before. They do ok with eachother as long a you have a lot of hiding spots for them. They need to have I guess you could call them "vision blockers" like plants and ornaments because they will nip at eachother if there is a lot of open swimming room. Mine got along fine...
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    Alright I've Finally Come Up With My 30 Gallon Stocking Ideas

    6 Neon tetras 6 Zebra danios 6 Assorted platys 1 Rubbernose plecko 2 Albino Cories 2 Emerald Corries and maybe a few more small fish, maybe some gourami or something else colorful
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    Heres My 30 Gallon Stocking Ideas

    6 Neon tetras 6 Zebra danios 6 Assorted platys 1 Rubbernose plecko 2 Albino Cories 2 Emerald Corries and maybe a few more small fish, maybe some gourami or something else colorful
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    Trying To Decide What I Can Put In My Tank With My Jack Dempsey

    What do you suggest. He is the only thing in the tank. I just would like to see some more fish moving around. Maybe some smaller fish I would kind of like a community tank. I just don't know if he will eat little fish he doesn't seem to mind small fish he used to be with some tetras but he never...
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    Ok I Bought A Water Test Kit Now I Need Advice

    Ok so here are my results Freshwater PH - 7.6 Freshwater High PH - 7.4 Ammonia - The tubes had no color, it said to wait 5 min after inverting a few times and it showed no color after 15 min Nitrite - 2.0 Nitrate - 0 The test I used was the API master test kit. I'm not sure what happened with...
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    Have You Ever Seen This Before?

    Yes there are two firemouth cichlids. They hide in the other small pot and through out the small plants I have.
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    Just Wondering

    I was thinking the other day, and I was wondering how much sleep if any do fish need? I was told once that fish need to have the lights turned on and off s they know when it is time to be awake and rest. Well the other day I went out and bought a timer for my light and was wondering if I needed...
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    Have You Ever Seen This Before?

    I've been watching my jack dempsey for a while now trying to figure out a name for him. I have him in my 30 gallon tank and he loves it. Lots of swimming space and a pot to hide in. Well yesterday I came home to find 3 piles of gravel outside of his pot. But I saw him dig before so I figured...
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    Water Test Kit Help

    Do you know of any kinds that are a little cheaper that are still good. I'm 19 and in college which means I'm broke lol.
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    is doing a water change right now, yipeee!

    is doing a water change right now, yipeee!
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    Water Test Kit Help

    I seem to be having a problem with my fish tank water getting cloudy. I'm going to start doing water changes everyday maybe 10 percent. I do a 25ish percent water change a week so I thought it was enough. Unfortunately I do not have a water tst kit to tell me what the problem is so I'm going to...
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    This Is To Anyone Who Knows A Ot About Jd'S

    I've been trying to figure out how old my JD is and I read that their color changes as they get older. Mine is about 4 inches and hes still tan-ish and does have his stripes down his sides. When do you think these will go away. Just trying to figure out how old he is. Thanks!
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    If You Could Have A 30 Gallon Freshwater Setup For Free

    I've been think about what I want to go in my tank its been cycling for about 2 weeks now and its ready to have fish put in. I'm going with 2 firemouth cichlids, what would you suggest I add with it. Or if you think something else would be better what would you add?
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