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  1. Y

    Advice, tips, and question!

    I have 8 ember tetras, 1 cherry shrimp, 3 Beckfords pencilfish. Parameters are: 26 Celsius 0 ppm nitrite 10 ppm nitrate 0 ppm ammonia 6.4 pH Today i added water lettuce to the tank, the embers are more active but always swims at the front, is that normal? What can i add to the tank (Plants...
  2. The Big Figfetti

    The Big Figfetti

    Hi! I’m Candy, the impulse buyer. I’ve been watching a UK hobbyist on YouTube for a few months and really wanted to try my hand at a low tech ecosystem or wasteland style tank. I’ve never kept freshwater before. I used to keep saltwater tanks in my teens and 20’s. I got out of the hobby when I...
  3. crupp29

    Unidentified Worm-Looking Creatures in Tank

    I wasn’t really sure where to post this, but I just found some white worm-looking creatures on the glass of my 10 gallon. I’m not sure whether or not I should be concerned, but I thought I would ask if anyone is able to identify them anyway. An image has been attached, it’s the best one I could...
  4. crupp29

    Unusual Testing Results

    I have a planted 10 gallon tank that I have been trying to cycle for over a week now. At first I was adding beneficial bacteria to the tank, but then I got a hold of filter media from an established tank. Before I put the media in the filter, my ammonia was at about 2ppm from dosing a small...
  5. crupp29

    Recommended Filtration Media

    I have a 10 gallon freshwater aquarium that I am plan on keeping a few guppies and a couple of plants in. The filter I have is the Tetra Whisper IQ. I was wondering what the best media for mechanical and biological filtration would be in my situation. Most of what I've read has said that...
  6. crupp29

    Plants for 10 Gallon Aquarium

    I am trying to choose plants for my 10 gallon freshwater aquarium. The water I am going to be using for the tank has tested 0ppm for nitrate, nitrite, and chlorine. It tested somewhere between 150-300ppm for hardness and 300 ppm for alkalinity. The pH is somewhere between 7.8-8.4. If possible, I...
  7. crupp29

    Stocking 10 Gallon Tank

    I have a 10 gallon (approximately 20" x 10" x 12") tank that I have used for fish in the past. Recently, I have been looking into getting some fish now that I have time to take proper care of them. I'm not familiar with many different species of fish and need help deciding on how to stock my...
  8. TheLastMelon

    Using 2 Heaters in 1 Tank

    Hey, I'm going to upgrade from a ten gallon tank to a 29 gallon tank and I was wondering if I could use both the 10 gallon heater and the 29 gallon heater in the new tank. Both of the heaters are used so I guess they might take the strain off of each other. Or, would they make the tank too hot...
  9. Gina_TheBetta

    Plenty of Platys

    I have 2 female betta and 5 platys (2 orange 3 red wags, 3 males 3 females). I adore female fish. They're in my 20 gallon. Then I have one female betta, 2 cherry barbs and 3 albino cherries. 3 cherry shrimp 3 ember tetras and 3 snails. I dont know why I got pairs of 3, I just did. I feel I'm...
  10. T

    New 10 gallon tank

    Hello! I am fairly new to the fish hobby, i’ve had my dragon scale betta since june 2017 and he is living happily in a 2.7 gallon tank. I’m going to buy a 10 gallon tank, and i’m wondering which fish/how many would be best for it. I like guppies, and i might do an all male guppy tank, but i also...
  11. ks2012ks

    10 gallon New*bee

    Hi I am Kyle, I purchased a 10 gallon tank a month back, equipped with everything I need to start a freshwater aquarium. Slowly but surely I have been adding fish and cleaning 35-45 % of the water, weekly, falling on Sunday. My fish are happy and respond well to my activity outside of the tank...
  12. F

    Platy Is Pregnant Move To Cory Tank?

    I have a pregnant wag tail platy about a week into the pregnancy. I have 3 tanks available to move her to and and let fry develop in. options are as follow 10g: platy tank/betta tank 4 bettas (3 female 1 male) 4platys (3 female 1 male) 1 bristlenose pleco 2 synodontus catfish a male and female...
  13. C

    What Plants Will Grow

         Hi, I'm new here. I did a quick search but found nothing. I have a standard 10 gallon tank with a Marineland LED hood (http://www.marineland.com/Products/aquarium-lighting/LED-Aquarium-Lighting/led-aquarium-hoods.aspx )and was wondering what plants I can grow to help control Nitrates...
  14. simonero

    Alright.. What Else Can I Put In This Tank? F8 + Bumblebee Goby

    My flounder has been missing for a very long time and I have a very strong feeling he was slowly poisoned by nitrite during cycling.  =(  If possible, I'd like to put something else in my tank to "replace" him.   I currently have a 10gal in the very early stages of brackish transition.  It's...
  15. simonero

    Am Being Told I Need To Transition To Brackish, Have Some Qs..

    I have a 10gal freshwater tank that is still cycling with a very young, hogchoker flounder.  I believe I am about a week into my cycle since the last full-water change (I was having some issues).  I am of the understanding that, even though he may have started out in freshwater, I will need to...