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    Save Shrimp, Prevent Clogged Filter Intake?

    My husband just found around 20 baby shrimp inside the filter intake and filter when cleaning our 75-gallon tank's canister filter. He was able to save over half of them once he realized they were there. So I started reading here, and found pantyhose recommended several times for covering the...
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    Pretty sure we have ich!

    Well, I guess we couldn't go long without *some* problem! I noticed a small white spot on one of the pectoral fins of our male pearl gourami. Only one--but it sure looks like the start of ich to me! I can't get a photo; he won't hold still and pose! Plus, I'm worried that I could be missing...
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    Hemianthus Failures and Possible Reasons?

    We have tried twice to plant Hemianthus Callitrichoides 'Cuba' (Dwarf Baby Tears) in our 75-gallon tank. The first time, we planted a mat; the second time, I planted three pots that I separated into clumps. Both times, the Hemianthus have suffered severe leaf melt and have never recovered...
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    HEAT Disaster About to Strike!

    Our AC has gone out. Technician just left. System has to be OFF for 24 hours. I have turned off all lights and heaters for all animals and fish. However, it is highly probable that temps inside the house will rise above 90 degrees F, possibly even above 95 (above 32-35 degrees C), as outside...
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    New questions! Second fish, Snails (both desirable and undesirable)?

    After two months of cycling our 75-gallon aquarium with only plants, we finally bought fish and shrimp. We now have three pearl gouramis and 10 itty-bitty blue shrimp. (They are so tiny that they are nearly lost in our big tank! but they are eating a lot of debris quite happily.) Challenge 1...
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    Ink Bird Controller and Eheim Heaters: Issues

    Hi, All, I need to pick your collective brains. We have two Eheim heaters in a 75-gallon tank, one at each end. We have an Ink Bird Controller running them. I will confess that reading the Ink Bird instructions really means nothing to me. I have no idea what the actual settings should be. My...
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    Setting up a new aquarium after 25 years out of the hobby

    Hi, folks! We are getting ready to set up a 75-gallon aquarium after being out of the fish-keeping hobby for about 25 years, so I am being very careful in my preparation, taking my time to do my research and plan. My husband is part of the "we," but he has zero experience in this hobby. We have...
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    Returning to the hobby

    Hi, all, Over 20 years ago, I had several tanks with a 55 being the largest, then I got into reptile rescue and ended up giving away all my fish and converting tanks to snake, lizard, and frog habitats. Now I'm getting ready to retire from my work on the Board of an international nonprofit...
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