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  1. Falconwithaboxon

    Sand vs Gravel

    Hello guys, I'm getting a new tank(45 gallon) and I just had quick questions. I planned on doing sand because I read that it is better for angelfish and cories. Is that true? Is sand harder to take care of than gravel? Would a mix be good(like half sand half gravel)? Any other advice that I did...
  2. MrSix18

    10 years into the hobby, and i’m LOST!!

    hey guys! new to the forum as i’ve completed gave up trying to figure out the issue myself, and my LFS is absolutely zero help. currently have over 600 gallons of tanks ranging from 3 125 gallon tanks, 2 75’s, 2 29 gallon, and a 40 breeder hospital tank all in my detached garage/fish room.. i...
  3. Leannedeane

    New 120L tank stock ideas.

    Hi All, I’ve currently got a 120L Tank, I will start to cycle soon and I was wondering about the types/amount of fish I can put in. Here are my ideas so far... x2 dwarf gourami X6 red eye Tetra X1 bristlenose pleco I want to add some Mollys aswell but not sure how many. Any suggestions are...
  4. G

    First tank!

    Hi everyone! I am very excited to be part of this group. I started my first tank back in September 2020 and it has been a learning experience to get it up and running. I currently have some mollies, Corys, and red tailed guppy’s. I am hoping to get into some live plants eventually but I don‘t...
  5. E

    16 gallon or 62 stocking ideas

    Hi there I have an old 16-gallon tank (it is 62 litres), I have had the tank for years now and used to keep many different fish species in it, but for the last year and a half, it has been sitting empty in my loft. I have now considered filling it back up and resetting it up. I have kept many...
  6. L

    Missing fish?

    Hello, I have only had my tropical fish and the tank for a week now, however in that week some fish have started to go missing. 3 tetras and one guppy have mysteriously vanished with no sign of their bodies (we also checked the filter today with no luck). We have reason to believe they have...
  7. Falconwithaboxon

    Tank

    Hello I have been on this forum for a couple of months and just felt sharing my tank! I started it the 2nd week of August and it is my first tank, 29 gallons. My plans for it are to just get a few more plants in it and start a 2nd bigger tank by May. Any opinions or advice is appreciated...
  8. F

    Betta Tank

    Hi there, I am looking to start up a beta fish tank and would love to do it right. I have just bought a 24 litre tank as my research says recommended is 22 litres, I would just like to know what other things you recommend, like what plants , whether live ones or plastic, if so which live ones...
  9. Falconwithaboxon

    New Tank

    So I just got a 125 gallon tank for free, found on roadside. I was talking to previous owner and she said it was filled about 3 months ago but she couldn't take care of it after her husband died. I need to clean and and do a leak test before I do anything with it. It came with the tank, stand...
  10. FishionistaB

    Hi all! 65gallon tropical

    Hello all! I’m excited to be here. I have some experience with basic tanks in the past; betas, guppies, mollies, etc in 40gal or smaller. Nothing this big or beautiful until now. Most recently I deactivated my Facebook account and decided to go all out with a brand new 65gallon deep set up...
  11. Circus

    Taking in unwanted fish

    So this weekend I am going to pick up an occupied tank. The owner of this tank got quite the surprise. This is how it happened. A friend of my mother did one of those auctions, where people buy the contents of an abandoned storage unit. Tucked into the back of the unit was a fish tank, with...
  12. B

    Best species for a new 38 gal freshwater tank?

    Hello! I am new to the forum and hoping to get advice on a few good species to stock a freshwater 38 gallon tank. The tank is 36 inches long and 12 inches wide, 20 inches in height. I am in the process of setting up the tank, it's completely empty right now so I can build the substrate/decor...
  13. S

    Dollar Tree Moss

    I wanted to know if it’s possible or safe to use the moss you find in dollar tree inside of a tank? I believe it’s floral moss.
  14. Jan Cavalieri

    I should have known better -is it true that you can't use most kinds of red rocks in an aquarium?

    Bought a new 55 gallon acrylic tank and they are so slow shipping I've been buying accessories for months - bought some red sandstone like rock and just opened it and realized this should probably not go in an aquarium but it was a bargain and said "sized for building caves" which is exactly...
  15. D

    Type of Severum

    Hi all, new to keeping cichlids as just bought a tank of someone and it came with about 12 little cichlids with a green severum and a catfish. Just a coupe questions so does anyone know how to tell a male green severum from female? Also, these little cichlids are all from the same spawn but two...
  16. Quin

    Today is the day!

    So excited to be moving from the beginner help section to the discussion section :) Today, once the snow clears off the roads a little later (it is APRIL) I will be heading into the pet store to get the remaining supplies before moving Hank into his new 10 gallon! My checklist is a 10g...
  17. B

    Best Species for 3 Gallon with Live Plants

    Hey everyone, I’m new to the forums, but I’ve personally kept fish for the past 12 years (I’m 17). Yesterday I restarted my rank with new fish as my tetras just kept dying to the filter. Water was warm enough, filter clean, feeding them twice a day, and no predatory fish. In the end, my two...
  18. Meg0000

    New 50 gallon stocking ideas

    Hi, I bought a 50 gallon (4 feet long) used tank today and I would like your ideas for a peaceful community aquarium! I got a really good deal on it, it came with 2 fluval c filter, 1 marina filter, 1 fluval air pump, 2 fluval heater, the light, the stand and the aquarium for only 175$ CAD. That...
  19. O

    Should I get keyhole cichlids?

    I have a 60 gallon tank that's a few weeks old, so pretty new. Currently, it's a peaceful with a few guppies, platys, mollys, tetras, and a single dwarf gourami. I've been looking to finish this tank off with a keyhole cichlid since they've been my favorite fish for a while and my main...
  20. A

    Should have gotten a bigger tank...

    Hi everyone! I got my first 20 gallon tank at Christmas to set up in my office and I LOVE it. There were some hardships and losses in January-February while I learned about the nitrogen cycle and some danios paid the price. :( I had to stop naming them. :( But then I bucked up, got the Tetra...
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