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    Pearl gourami?

    Greetings! I am planning out my 40 g breeder (36x18x15). My pH is 8.2 and with 20 dGH, 14 dKH. The tank is cycled, the water has been very stable. I put in 6 cherry barbs and 2 mystery snails last week that are doing very well. I plan to add another medium fish, such as the Celebes rainbowfish...
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    Favorite alkaline (pH 8) fish, hard water

    For anyone having hard, alkaline water - what are your favorite fish? I have found some lists of fish that do well at pH 8. And, my LFS is on my water system and his water isn't too far off from mine, so I'm not as worried about finding guidelines, but I'm certainly not sticking discus in my...
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    Fluval E200 Low Flow

    Greetings! I purchased an E200 heater and put it in a new tank one week ago today. The heater is located a couple inches away from the pump intake. There are no fish in the tank, but I do have live plants. It can touch the sand because I didn't realize although I have a 40 gallon tank which...
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    should I use this rock?

    I found this beautiful rock in the LFS, it was a new box on the floor from a recent shipment. Took it home and washed it, and orange debris came off at a decent rate, with small chunks of it that would dissolve easily by smooshing it b/w fingers. I got out a toothbrush and scrubbed it, and...
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    Fluval Flex vs. C-vue 40

    Greetings! I am new to the hobby and obsessively planning a set up and everything that follows. I initially was going to get a 20 g tank, but seeing that bigger is easier, increased to somewhere b/w 30-50. The stand I have is the limiting factor at 40 inches x 22 inches and quite solid...
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    Greetings! I am new to the aquarium hobby, except the classic history of watching mom have one when I was younger. I am an obsessive researcher and am still in the process of planning and purchasing. My big priority is easy and I've found lots of great tips to help with that. I think the no...