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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello, I am not a active breeder nor really plan on it I just like having a lot of shrimps in my 30 gallon community tanks. I purchased 18 "yellow Bee shrimp" which I'm under the impression are just a fancy name for yellow neos. I have a cherry tank as well, but my yellows keep only throwing...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I'm working to stock a 29g planted community tank and have been contemplating adding shrimp for a while now. Currently, there are aout 15 MTS, a bunch of ramshorn and bladder snails, 2 nerites, a mystery snail, a school or corys (6), and a school of lambchop rasboras (8). The plants...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi there! I set up a 165 litre (43.6 gallon) community tank in late august with cherry shrimp, ember tetras and rummynose tetras and I didn't really care about breeding any of them or anything. However, today I found two of my cherry shrimp carrying eggs and even though I didn't initially care...
  4. Tank Journals
    gonna try this out... Guppy Tank (5.5gal) 1/24/20 Initial setup of Guppy Tank. Started out with 6 guppies (3 male, 3 female); potted dwarf hair grass; potted glossostigma. 1/26/20 Planted dwarf hair grass into substrate. Introduced 2 more guppies (1 male, 1 female) for a total of 8...
  5. Fish
    Hey everyone, Happy Friday! I could use a little advice about a situation that has developed in my 75 g community tank. Two of my sub-adult angels (bodies about half-dollar size) have paired off, claimed 1/3 of the tank as "theirs", covered the green intake tube of the Eheim 2217 with eggs, and...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    hi! im new to the forum but have been using the advice on here to build a rough stocking list that i want to hear feedback on as im a novice :) i will be getting my hands on a 55g soon (dont know dimensions, i think its 4’ long) and this is my stocking list as of now: 4 pearl gourami 1M 3F 1...
  7. Fish
    Hi all, Just recently got into community tanks! And I have a lot of questions... the big one is I think I have a bully problem! The fish store I got all my fish from is a sort of mom/pop shop that is slightly more expensive than petco but with much higher quality fish and knowledge! . The cool...
  8. Fish
    Hi all, I have a 65g moderately planted tank that's been running for about 2 months or so. Currently, I have 6 Cory Cats, 9 Neon Tetras, 1 Betta, and 9 Red-Eye tetras. All of the fish are pretty happy with each other, except the Red-Eyes keep nipping at each other. At first, I only had 6 of...
  9. Fish
    Hey everyone! Long-time lurker, first time poster. So, I've done quite a bit of research on creating a peaceful community tank for my 20 gallon long, but have read conflicting information RE: how many sparkling gourami are suitable in a community tank (ex. some say a trio is best, some say a...
  10. Tank Journals
    Hey all, I've never started a tank journal before, and I thought this might be a good time to start! I currently live in a small 2 bedroom apartment, with the smaller bedroom converted into what we call the "Critter Cavern". This is where I keep my fish tanks, my leopard gecko, my girlfriend's...
  11. Fish
    Hey everyone, I just bought a 29 gallon aquarium from Petco for their $1 per gallon sale (I wanted a bigger tank but I guess 29 gallons is as large as the sale covers). For stocking I was thinking about doing 8 neons, 8 bleeding hearts, 4 cories, 10 amano shrimp, and as a centerpiece 1 blue...
  12. Tank Journals
    My reef tank got shut down for being too loud, too messy, and too much glare on the TV (the reefer bat signal). After a couple of years off, I have my wife's blessing to try a planted tank IF I keep it neat and quiet. So ... Our city tap water according to the city consumer confidence report...
  13. Fish
    So last week I picked up 2 honey gouramis from my LFS for my 20 gallon high. They are the natural color varient, and display as such. I'm quite certain I have a male and a female, but from reading around, I guess I can't be certain from coloration. The "male" is bright orange, yellow dorsal fin...
  14. Lighting
    I'm not new to growing plants- I have a little bit of experience, but nothing I'm satisfied with. I have several ten gallons with growing plants, just the types I can pick up at stores like amazon swords. I've been in this for a few months and have been doing decently with what I have, but I...
  15. Fish
    Hi, new to the forum and relatively new to the hobby. I've been working on a 10 gallon tank for about 2 months now, working through the process of cycling and deciding on stock. Currently it has some Guppy fry (from other tanks, doing what Guppies do) for a little less than a month now, keeping...
  16. Tank Journals
    I'm starting this journal a bit late as my tank is quite established so I figured I'd start it off by showing the progression of my tank over the last year. Originally I started with a 20g long which got transplanted into my current 35g. At the time I had a snail, goldfish and two platies. I...
  17. Fish
    Hi, I'm new here. I was wondering how many Neon Tetras could I add to a 20 gallon long community tank. This tank already has 4 albino corys in it and has quite a few plants. It's not fully cycled yet, so I won't be adding the tetras for a while. Also I'm planning on adding a betta to it as...
  18. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello everyone, I'm a first-time aquarium owner and have a few questions in regards to setting up my community tank. When I bought my betta, Alistair, the idea was that I was going to join the ranks of my cubicle office mates who have little vases and jars of Betta Fish on their desks. I...
  19. Fish
    I have a halfmoon betta in my 40 gallon breeder along with 12 espei rasboras, 8 pygmy cories, 6 female cherry barbs, 6 Amano shrimp and a bristlenose pleco. I want to add one more school of 10-12 fish, but I'm worried about putting something in there that would nip at the betta. I've never seen...
  20. Tank Journals
    This is my first real attempt at a planted aquarium, I have had plants and aquariums before, however nothing setup from the start with plants in mind. I know the positioning of the aquarium next to the window isnt text book, however i have had one here for many years. It is a new custom built...
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