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  1. kribensis12

    Female German Blue Ram

    Hey guys, looking for some insight here. I have a 20g tank (well planted, caves, driftwood etc.) with some community fish and a mated pair of rams (Golden male, German blue female). They spawned a few times unsuccessfully and then are COVID-19 hit, my tanks kinda hit the back burner (as in...
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    Zeke's Kitchen Creations

    Hey guys - I was inspired by Trashbin's Food Chronicles and thought I'd do something similar! I may be a dad with two kiddos and working full time, but I LOVE to cook/bake; I even have a VERY small time instagram #zekeskitchencreations; I don't do it as a "oooo look at me, I'm phenomenal" - I...
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    Well, I was taking a video of my aquarium for a nephew (my sister is doing a pre-school activity for him) and she wanted me to show him an aquarium and describe what's in it etc. Last 10 seconds of the video I discovered that there were fry in the tank! Had I know the female Silver Molly was...
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    ISO: Tadpoles

    Hey friends, Last year I did a Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar project with my (then) 2 year old, where we successfully raise and released 12 Monarch Butterflies. I intend to do this again this year as well. In addition, I though it would be SUPER neat to also raised tadpoles for a local native...
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    24inch Finnex HLC Planted + LED Fixture

    I just purchased a new LED light and I definitely have very little aquatic plant experience (terrestrial, I can grow anything. Aquatic - meh). This light is about 8000K and is programmable. The previous light on the tank was one white & blue LEDs and definitely was not doing the job (for...
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    Plants survive, not thrive.

    Hello, Suffice it to say that I have never, ever had a planted tank thrive (beyond once having duckweed...). I've never killed off plants, but they always seem to just "exist". I can grow almost anything in soil, but I'm really struggling here... Looking for some general advice - and I will...
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    Breeding Rams

    Hey, Quick Question from the community: I've got a pair of Rams (gorgeous Golden Ram and a blue ram) and the female's ovipositor tube has been descending, ascending, and descending for the past 2 weeks (she is also very plump and . I have not seen the males parts descend at all. Any clue why...
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    Gaping Mouth, swimming oddly.

    Hello, I recently introduced 6 serape tetra's into my aquarium (circa 11 days ago). Two days ago, one of the tetra's died. No observable symptoms - just passed. Today I have noticed another tetra with concerning symptoms. Sx: Swimming at a 45 degree angle; struggling Gaping Mouth Here is the...
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    Peoria, IL - Looking for...

    Hello, I am in the Peoria, IL area and I am looking for a few angelfish and a female blue ram (or albino). Does anyone have some they'd be willing to sell, or know of a breeder in the area?
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    Softening Water

    Hello, I have not been on this forum in YEARS. Married, 2 kiddos, working full time - makes it time to work on the hobby. I've scaled down significantly and I am taking a large step I'd love some help with. Our water is EXTREMELY hard - high pH (8.6) and the water hardness does not even...
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    Plant Food

    I'm fairly new to planted tanks, but not to the aquarium trade. I've tried many times over the years to successfully keep plants and they've died every time. Looking back it was a culmination of poor lighting, poor plant choice and overall inexperience. That being said, I have kept an aquarium...
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    Kribensis Breeding Problems

    I've got a breeding pair of Kribensis Cichlids. The problem is this: they breed, they take excellent care of their eggs, excellent care of their wrigglers - yet their wrigglers die every time. I know what you're thinking - they are eating them. Unfortunately the solution does not appear to be...
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    I haven't been on in a while. I just visited today to see what was going on with the forum. I'm not here to point fingers or blame anything on anyone - I just have a few things to say. -I can't believe the forum was sold. You can't sell people. You can't sell friendships. You can't sell freely...
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    So I was thinking. What if we had all of our fish profiles and all useful stickies ect. put into a free iBook for the iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Mac? They are fairly simple to make and get approved quickly through Apple. To give credit to whomever the information came from, we can say "posted by...
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    Female Apistogramma Cacatuoides

    I am looking for a female apistogramma cacatuoides. My WC male lost his mate about a month ago and I can't find a shop carrying them in a 100 mile radius.
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    I picked a starter culture of Daphnia up at a local auction today. I am heading to college tomorrow and thought it would be a good source of live food for my F1 fry. I've never been able to keep Daphnia before (only tried once, failed miserably) and I am looking for advice. I have them in a 1...
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    Algae Issues

    So, I don't normally post on this forum for actual advice but I can't think of any good way to get rid of this algae. I have (2) 10g tanks. One with WC Apistogramma Cacatuodies fry and the other with more fry and the parents. The one with just fry probably has about 15 in it, and they are about...
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    Wild Caught Apistogramma Cacatuoides

    Hey everyone, Thought I'd share this with you. I am getting some WC Apistogramma Cacatuoides tomorrow! Tolak is shipping 6 over here with a albino birstlenose (dwarf). Now here is the tank set up (please read carefully). I have a 10g tank being filtered and heated and receiving weekly...
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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I for one am grateful for all of the wonderful things the Lord has blessed me with this past year! I know not everyone celebrates this (considering the forum is UK based) but I still wish everyone the very best!
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    It's Been A While

    So, some of the newer members on here may not remember me, I all but left the forum after selling all of my fish possessions in June (my usage has died down for other reasons as well), as I am in college now. Well as fate would have it, I have fish again. The maximum size we can have is 10g, so...