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  1. BBfishes

    I had to drain my tank and disinfect, what’s the best way to recycle the aquarium fast while having fish already in it?

    how do you cycle a new aquarium while already having fish in the tank? How to make sure the fish don’t die with the fluctuating of the tank getting established again?
  2. E

    My first aquarium ever - guppys

    Hi, My name is Erin. This is my first aquarium. It is a 15 gallon fluval flex, purchase for my son for Christmas (but I am obsessed with it too!). We wanted live plants so we have 2 anubias, a lace fern, a java fern, and two other plants. We started with 8 guppies, but unfortunately 4 have...
  3. A

    Need help emergency! Betta and cardinal terra

    Bit of a long post but please read all PLEASE NOTE I am brand new to this and have only had my fish for around 1 week : I Have got a 30L tropical tank, which was left cycling for nearly 2 weeks before any fish went in. There is lots of live plants also some plastic ones, lots of hiding spots...
  4. grymeths

    Getting a new tank and need a second opinion

    Hello fellow fishkeepers! This is going to be a long post so please bear with me! I am new to fishkeeping - used to have them when i was younger but wasn't really paying attention, and was just reintroduced into this world again a few weeks ago! Unfortunately i currently only have a 5 gallon...
  5. L

    Sick Synodontis?

    I’ve had a synodontis eupterus for almost 4 years now. About a month ago, I transferred him from my 55 gallon to a newly cycled 75 gallon. I gathered my own driftwood from the banks of the Mississippi and treated them thoroughly before putting them in the tank. I have added 5 Congo tetras, 3...
  6. M

    Cloudy water....2 days after setting up aquarium

    Hi, I am sure this is a really simple mistake on my part but was hoping someone could give me some advice. I set up my 180 litre aquarium a couple of days ago and I washed the gravel thoroughly and the driftwood. All was looking great but then I added the tap safe and no ammonia solutions as...
  7. G

    Advice on a nigh-on invincible cherry barb

    Here's the background: I recently bought my first tank after an introduction to goldfish that went very well when I was younger, given that my own goldfish outgrew the tank and was granted the freedom of an aunt's pond. A 45 litre tank seemed like a sensible option for the table I had, and as...
  8. Aeontha

    Setting up a 180 Liter tank (47,5 gallon) Any tips on my fish and plant choices?

    Hi, I recently purchased an 180 Liter (47,5 gallons) Juwel tank with a curved front. I got it used and have cleaned it out properly and it should now be ready to start adding substrate, decor, water and eventually plants. It is not ready for fish yet but I have made a list of fish that id like...
  9. E

    Electric Blue Crayfish Tankmates

    Hello! I’ll soon be stocking a 75g tank as a beginner and hope to keep an electric blue crayfish from the local pet store. It’s very small (<2 inches) and currently living with various smaller fish. What kind of fish would be safe to keep with it? Here are some of the species I was considering...
  10. Inkweaver313

    Tropical fish dying quickly after move wha

    Help! Backstory: I had a 45 gallon tank with mollies and neon tetras set up for about a year. The mollies were breeding like crazy (as they do) so I rehomed all but 5 males. I needed the 45 for a rescue goldfish I got so I purchased a 30 gallon tank. I set it up, let the temperature settle to...
  11. M

    Guppy help

    hello, I recently got 2 fish tanks and started phsycling them. I had 4 guppies and a snail in one tank and in the other I had 2 mollies a snail and 2 guppies. In one of my tanks both of my mollies died. That startled me so I moved my other fish (the guppies and the snail) to the other tank...
  12. M

    Guppy help

    hello, I recently got 2 fish tanks and started phsycling them. I had 4 guppies and a snail in one tank and in the other I had 2 mollies a snail and 2 guppies. In one of my tanks both of my mollies died. That startled me so I moved my other fish (the guppies and the snail) to the other tank...
  13. F

    Sick Betta. HELP!

    My betta fish, Clifford, is in a 3.5 gallon tank with a heater and filter (and two moss balls). Last week I noticed blackish fin edges vs. his normal white fin edges. I suspected fin rot so I put him on tetra lifeguard and have been doing 50% water changes every day, at the end of treatment he...
  14. OyeLeon

    Didn't follow tank heater instructions correctly, did I mess up bad?

    Hey guys I'll keep this brief. I'm starting an African Cichlid tank in a 29 gallon. I attached the heater to the back-side of the tank, with the suction cups on either side of the heater. A week later, I look at the heater's instructions more thoroughly and realize the first instruction says...
  15. M

    10 gallon fish tank stocking ideas and cycling tips

    Hi Guys, I'm new to fish keeping and have got a 10-gallon tropical tank that I'm about to cycle and wondered if you guys could give me any stocking advice. I also wanted some sort of algae eater and some shrimp in there too, if possible. Unfortunately, you can't get ammonia where I live so I...
  16. A

    Silver tip tetra being very aggresive

    I just bought 12 silver tip tetras and all they do is chase each other.They are the only fish in the aquarium.They are in a 15 gallon planted aquarium.Is there any way I could solve this problem or will they always be like this? I saw them on youtube and they said they were really peaceful.I...
  17. R

    Tank ideas

    I currently have a 72 gallon bowfront aquarium that I want to stock, but I'm not sure what to put in it. I was hoping to do a large school of neon tetras or another small fish, but my sister is hellbent on getting two angelfish to put in it. This ruins my plans for a large school of small fish...
  18. Ian.ryan

    2 weeks into my new aquarium setup

    Here is an image of how my first Aquarium looks.
  19. Ian.ryan

    Two weeks in to New Aquarium setup

    Update on my first Aquarium, I'm doing a fish-less cycle of my tank things seam to be going well, I'm two weeks in and Ammonia is 0.25 Nitrite 2 + Spiked at 5, Nitrate 40PPM (Hard water area). I have done a water change today 52 litres added some Stress coat and some Stress-zyme+ and i'll check...
  20. raphlovesfish

    London water - stocking advice (pic attached for help)

    Hi All, This forum is invaluable for people like me who always had the desire to set a happy and healthy environment for fish to thrive in but never had the push to do it. Well, I have taken the plunge and decided to purchase my first tank as a beginner (I am 33 yrs old so not too late I...