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    Hello! Here's my introduction

    Thanks! Yes and No? The tank was running for about a month before I put the fish and plants in. Water was initially conditioned with Prime and then as per Seachem instructions with Stability during that month. I have since learned however that this is a poor substitute (if it could even be...
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    Hello! Here's my introduction

    Hi - I'm Damon I already posted somewhere else so I'm a bit out of order, but here we go. I'm 33, live in Australia and have wanted to own and keep a fish tank for many years and finally decided to get started with my first decent sized tank. I work at a school and I like Beach Volleyball...
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    First time aquarium owner, hoping to avoid mistakes of inexperience

    Thanks so much for the suggestions and welcome - admittedly I've come across the inbreeding issue on several sites although seen just as many willing to recommend them or not bringing up the issue at all. That's disappointing from both tank building and fish welfare perspectives but it it's...
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    First time aquarium owner, hoping to avoid mistakes of inexperience

    Hi Everyone I've recently started my first (not counting goldfish as a kid) freshwater aquarium (127L/33.5G - 80x38x51 L-D-H) which I had running for a few days shy of a month before adding fish. The tank has an inbuilt drip bar filter, for which I've added Matrix all the way along which has...
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