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  1. Goldfishgirl35


    I have a painted turtle who loves to explore outside his tank... when I do water changes, I can’t fill up the tank all the way to the top, because he’ll climb over the edge. I know I need some kind of lid, but I’m not sure how to do it. There’s a box with a ramp that lets him go up and get his...
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    I have a tank that has finished cycling for livebearers. I’ve set up a 10 gallon as a quarantine, as the last batch of livebearers I got had an internal parasite I didn’t detect until a while after I got them, and I know internal worms and such is more common with them. My question is, what meds...
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    Some of you may feel personally attacked by me asking for duckweed, but I love feeding it to my snails, goldfish, and turtle. Normally, I don’t have enough to go around. Unfortunately, a bit of a tank disaster caused all of what I had to die. I know that anyone who has duckweed thriving in a...
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    Struggling with plants.

    I recently ordered some jungle Val. I knew it may take a while to adjust from being shipped, but it’s going very poorly. Was delivered September 28th. At first, I thought it wasn’t going to melt back or have too many problems, and it started sending runners. Now, everything is dying. The little...
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    Such happy rescue goldfish!! These guys have so much personality. :lol:
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    New Artwork!!

    I know some of you guys have enjoyed seeing my artwork in the past, so I thought I would let you know my website has lots of new work added. You can also leave a comment on the website. The link is in my signature. Here are a few if you don’t want to go to the website and look. :)
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    Mystery plant...

    Ordered a plant from an eBay seller, it came with a mystery plant... which I never understand, what if I’m not able to care for it or something? But anyway, I have no idea what it is or how to care for it/plant it.
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    Yellow leaves

    Hello all. I’m relatively new to plants. I’m struggling to get everything balanced. This dwarf sag has been looking pretty yellow recently, what is the cause? I have jungle Val showing up in a few days, and I want to make sure everything is right before then. I want the dwarf sag to carpet in...
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    Plant leaves transparent

    New to plants in my tanks. I got this dwarf sag recently. (Mid July, so sort of recent) and it just doesn’t seem to be doing very well. The leaves are transparent and brown. What might be the cause of this? The same thing has been going on with an Amazon sword since I got it in January. Tanks...
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    Moving Tanks and Fry

    Hello everyone. I just finished moving a 20 long, stocked with guppies and Platys. They don’t seem to be doing well at all. Temp is the same as before, I added an air stone because they are gasping. 10 mins ago, I had to baby fish. Now, right when I was putting the lid on, I saw two guppy fry...
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    How to you keep sand clean? I try to siphon our what I can, but it never seems to be enough.
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    Ready for fish?

    I setup a new 20 Long yesterday, moving the filter from an established tank to the new one. Tested water this morning, results are as follows. ammonia:0 ppm Nitrite: 0 ppm Nitrate: 10-15 ppm I take it this means the tank is already cycled from the bacteria in the old filter? just want to know...
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    New Substrate

    What is the best way to change the substrate in a tank? I started it when I was 12... needless to say, the gravel is rather unsightly. I squeezed out the filter media in the canister 2 weeks ago. How should I do it so that I don’t kill all the bacteria?
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    Well...I just found out someone I know has been removing the fish from the tank and draining 100% of the water with every water change. YIKES. The tank they had was leaking, so I guess they just got a new one. Is there anyone who can write out a little guide on how to get that tank started and...
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    Seachem Flourish

    Is Seachem Flourish safe for inverts? I’m looking for a basic fertilizer, growing dwarf Sag and jungle Val. Any other alternatives that are better?Thanks
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    Dwarf Sag

    What are the requirements for keeping dwarf sag? Does it need fertilizer dosed into the water column, or do root tabs work fine? Thanks!!This is what it looks like right now, just got it after it was in the mail for 5 days.
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    Platy Fry

    So I’ve been keeping red ramshorn snails in these small little setups. These four are just some of the small ones. I’ve got two snails in the little ones, around 10 in the big ones. I use them as temporary “breeding” setups, and remove the adults once I see babies. My question is, would it be...
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    Platy Dying?

    Just noticed platy (male) isn’t acting right. All the other fish seem fine as of right now. Ideas on what’s wrong?
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    PH Drop

    Yesterday I tested the Ph in a fairly new, but cycled tank. It was 8.2. Today, it is about 7.4-7.8. Why did it drop, and should I do a water change?
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    How to acclimate snails

    What does everyone here consider to be the best way to acclimate snails (or inverts in general) to a tank?