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  1. V

    Betta separated - now what?

    My betta in a community tank killed a fish when I came home from vacation. So now she's in a quarantine tank, and I'm going to have to get another tank for her permanent home. I already know about the basics, but my biggest question is, will I need to cycle the tank? I already have a 20 gallon...
  2. Woodlol

    Dark Purple Foreground Plants Suggestions?

    Good morning/afternoon/evening! I'm looking for some ideas for bushy dark purple foreground plants for my planted tank. The picture is a little cloudy because I had just planted the others, but I want to put some red/black lava rocks and something dark and lush in front of the red lava rocks...
  3. Woodlol

    10gal to 30gal Transition!

    Query! I have a 10gal setup in my office, just got a 30gal tank that I'm transitioning to. My question is, I'm due to do a water change in the 10gal, would adding the water from the mature planted 10gal to the 30gal aid in speeding up the cycling process in the new tank? I'm going to...
  4. outofwater

    New 50g tank project

    So, got this new (to me, used for 1 year by the people I got it from) 48 x 13 x 21. Has all the equipment needed (heater, filter, lights) although later on I probably will change the lights. But it's ready to go. First thing I need (besides cycling it of course) is a stand. Still chasing...
  5. D

    Fishless Cycle 3 weeks no Nitrite

    Hello All, currently on day 21 of a fishless cycle and have no nitrites as of yet. Is this normal or have I done something wrong. How long has it taken other people to see nitrites appear ? My tank is 80 litres, the filter is set up and the temperature has been at 28 Celsius / 82 Fahrenheit...
  6. dsch132

    Surprised with a five-gallon aquarium...

    A friend of mine just moved and her new landlord won't let her have an aquarium. As such, I've now inherited a five-gallon tank. Supposedly, it's been running for almost two years with no fish but lots of plants and various waves of pest infestations. I think the pests are gone now, but I'll...
  7. Alphabot

    If I put tap water in first then water conditioner will the chlorine in my tap water kill all my beneficial bacteria?

    Setting up a new tank and I put some rocks and filter media from my other tanks in to help cycle but I just realized that even though I've always done it this way does the chlorine kill my beneficial bacteria? I always put tap water in and then conditioner in after I fill the water up.
  8. Circus

    Sump? Canister? Sponge Filter?

    So, I recently purchased a 90bgallon acrylic tank, that was originally used as a saltwater tank. It did not come with a sump/filter, but has the fitting for it(I believe). What do I need to get this tank going (freshwater) other than a good cleaning.
  9. Cuileann

    pH out of wack

    Hello, I’m very new to the hobby and it was an emergency rehoming situation to which I obtained the fish. Long story short, I have the fish in a 54 litre but I am currently cycling a 105 litre for them. The 54 litre with the fish is currently cycling too The problem is my pH levels are not...
  10. C

    35L (7 gallon) shrimp tank advice

    I'm currently cycling a 7G tank for housinf cherry shrimp there a a fee zebra snails too. What small single(pair) tropical fish other than a betta can I add that wont eat shrimp fry or mind being solitary. All suggestions welcome?
  11. B

    Corydoras unknown death

    Hey everybody, I recently stocked my 10g tank and after about 3 days one of my cories died. As a side note, this is my first aquarium. So, I let the tank cycle for about 3-4 weeks, it is mildly planted with enough hiding spots. As for the fish, I put together a female betta, a neritina snail...
  12. April_ht

    How many platys in 70 litres (18 US Gallons)?

    I’ve recently gotten a new 70 litre tank which has been cycled and fish were added in earlier today. I’ve got 9 platy fish, ranging from 1.5-2 inches, 5 males and 4 females and 2 small sucking catfish. I know the male to female ratio is off and I’m planning on getting rid of 3+ males soon, and I...
  13. J

    Moving fish to new tank, not sure of the best way

    Hi, can’t figure out the best way to do this even after many hours googling. I took on my friends fish, a black neon tetra and bristle nose in a 23L tank. Obviously too small and the neon should be with others. I have bought and set a 200L tank for them, what is the best way to do the move...
  14. tubeteeth

    I need help. Huge ammonia spike, won't go down.

    I have been trying to cycle this 10gal tank for 4 months now. I put in fish food once, and it had a massive ammonia spike over the chart reading and it won't go down. I've been doing daily 50% water changes for a month now and there is no change. Algae is growing, my plants are doing fine, but...
  15. carligraceee

    37g Cycling Journal: Advice Welcome!

    Hey guys. This is going to be where I keep my water changes (I also have a Google Sheet). I really just want to keep up with my results and see if they are normal and where they are supposed to be! Your advice is welcome and appreciated. Plants: - Amazon Sword - Dwarf Hairgrass - Umbrella...
  16. carligraceee

    Stocking a 37g TopFin Bubble Wall

    Hey guys! I purchased my 37g tank today! I will be splurging and getting a tank stand as well, tomorrow. I just set it up as much as I could, I will be filling it with water and starting the cycle tomorrow (I got liquid ammonia today, pure ammonia hydroxide). Anyways, I would like to know if my...
  17. D

    Do you do water changes while cycling?

    I've read mixed things on if you're supposed to do water changes or not during cycling. My ammonia level is about 8ppm nitrite I would say is between 0 and .25ppm and no Nitrate is id about 20 ppm. I have 2 live plants in there if that helps. And im supposed to be doing anything to my tank or...
  18. Z

    Suggestions to build out my community?

    Just got my tank established and cycled so I am not running out to do anything immediately but want to plan next steps. I am definitely new to this so I want to keep it simple and hardy to begin. Tank conditions: 20 gallons, pH ~7.5 (trying to get this down), temp ~78 F. Soft water Fish that...
  19. carligraceee

    36g Stocking, Plants, Cycling

    Hey guys! I have created a thread similar to this but now my tank is getting closer. I have decided it was my obligation to save for a tank before I save for a car, especially since my mom is willing to pay for my car (I just wanted to help out haha). So here are some questions I have! Cycling...
  20. SAChichlidLover

    Opinions on this tank concept

    Hi all, this is my proposed project so things might change last minute yet but heres a rough plan. After a month of research and planning I have came up with my new tank concept. Its going to be an aggressive/predatory cichlid tank with a jack dempsey, salvini, tiger oscar, gold saum, sailfin...