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  1. Metalhead88

    Schooling fish recommendations for 55 gallon tank.

    So a friend of mine was going to buy a bunch of Serpae Tetras and I offered to give him the 15 or so that I have in my 55. I haven't had any issues with them, I just wanted to go a different route with the tank. So now I'm looking into some schooling fish species (possibly 2) for my 55 gallon...
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    Seachem Iron

    A co worker gave me a bottle of flourish and seachem iron. I already use flourish but am not familiar with what iron would be used for. I haven't done any research on this yet so I figured I'd start here. What is this normally used for? Is it something I can make use of? Hold on to? Or just...
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    What kind of snail?

    I found 2 of these guys this morning. I have never seen them before, they must have hitched hiked in. I inspect the tank multiple times per day. The last time I added plants was over a month ago. I have malaysian trumpet snails in this tank already.
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    Trouble in both tanks.

    I have a 55 and 90 gallon tank and I'm having some trouble in both tanks. I'm concerned that maybe I have some sort of cross contamination going on as well. The 55 has a ram that looks like he will not make it, and the 90 has a red severum that is breathing weird as well as not eating (1 day)...
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    What is this?!

    I noticed when I got my red severum about 6 months ago, an indented mark near his gills. I thought that he had it on both sides so I didn't think anything of it....untill right now when I finally realized it was on only one side. The mark has gotten bigger, I'd say it was proportional to his...
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    Plant ID

    I received these as an added bonus to an online order as a "free mystery plant" I almost tossed when I first received it as it was a few stems about 3 inches long and in questionable shape. I said screw it, planted it, and within a few weeks they have grown 6 inches or so and have produced...
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    Eggs!!! or not...

    So last night in a recently setup tank houses a male and female Apistogramma Cacatuoides I noticed the female guarding and hanging in a spot that she normally doesn't go near by. I immediately thought she must have laid eggs. Sure enough she did. I tried getting a picture of them, but couldn't...
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    ID this plant

    I picked up this plant based on a LFS recommendation.... Already forgot what it's called. Hopefully you guys can help me out. Sent from my VS995 using Tapatalk
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    I need a new light for the 55. Finnex HLC?

    I need a new light for my 55 gallon community tank. I have just one piece of driftwood with some Java moss and at the moment. I plan to plant more heavily with better lighting. After a little bit of shopping and researching, I belive I've found the one. The Finnex planted plus HLC 48 inch for...
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    Help stock this 55

    A little while ago, I upgraded from a 55 gallon to a 90. I planned on selling the 55, but never got around to it. So.......I have this 55 gallon, spare heater, filters, decor and everything that I need to set this up except for substrate. I'll be using sand. I'm in the brainstorming phase here...
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    A danio committed suicide

    When I came home today, I noticed that a giant danio seemed to be missing. After further investigation I found it dried up on the ground. This happened on a 4ft 90 gallon tank with 3 American cichlids and all had been great so far. I purposely made sure the lid was tight since I'm aware that...
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    Anyone familiar with Coralife T5?

    I purchased a 90 gallon tank and it came with a somewhat new Coralife T5 48inch fixture. The fixture seems pretty good. It has 2 bulbs. One is a 10,000k bulb and the other is a blue bulb. During testing, it seemed a little too blue for my...
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    Sand or gravel?

    If all goes as planned, I'll soon be upgrading and setting up a larger tank for my american cichlids and I'm just brainstorming for some ideas. The new tank is a 90g. I have a convict, blood parrot, salvini, and raphael catfish that will be moved to the 90g I was pretty much dead set on a...
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    Hello everyone, I've recently become more interested with my tank and fish keeping now that my tank is finally at my residence. And I'm shopping around for a 6 foot tank either a 125 or 150, whatever I can get my hands on for a reasonable price. I've kept fish for my entire life and I'm 31...