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  1. Fish
    It's me again. I apologize. I really value suggestions from everyone here though, even if it's not what I want to hear! I'm a little back to the drawing board stocking my Aquastyle 9 gallon, as the betta (Buck) was behaving very badly toward some new ember tetras and will be living in a...
  2. Fish
    I bought 12 corydoras habrosus on August 25th and put them into a cycled bare-bottom 10 gallon quarantine tank. They have been eating Kensfish golden pearls, tropical flakes, and sinking catfish sticks. Today I am giving them blanched pea. The first death was 6 days after acclimating them into...
  3. Fish
    Hi, I,ve set up a no co2 low light tank with lots of ferns and sand as a subtrate, i think it would be a nice pygmy cory tank. Except for the water parameters.. kH: 8 gH: 8 pH: 8 Anybody out there with experience in keeping this kind of corydoras in this kind of conditions?? Click for...
  4. Fish
    Hi Everyone! I purchased a 27 gallon cube tank this past weekend. I have been neurotically checking ammonia and nitrite levels and performing partial water changes up to twice a day while learning about cycling my tank. Well, as I also broke down the same day I had the tank and picked up 5...
  5. Fish
    Water Parameters (API Test Kit): Ammonia: 0 - .25ppm (somewhere btwn: may be spiked b/c of dead fish) Nitrate: 10ppm Nitrite: 0 pH: 7 dGH: 3°/50ppm Temp: 82° Filtration: Reaction 4 stage JBJ EFU-45 canister filter (290gph) Last water change: 10/30/12, 20% - 30 gallon tank Heavily planted tank...
  6. Substrate
    Ok, so I am extremely confused on what substrate to choose! I have a few considerations: 1. I want a substrate which will be good for plants (of course) I am probably looking at some grassy plants, and maybe some taller stem plants. I dont mind dosing with nutrients 2. I have a school of...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I have been researching aquariums since the start of the year, and hope to start my first tank within the next few weeks. I like how visually stimulating aquariums can be. I live in Oklahoma. I am a college graduate. I work at a retail chain store. My first...
  8. Fish
    Hello I have had 2 cory sterbai's for 4 months now and one is very active, happy and has a beautiful sickle tail whilst the other one after a month had no barbles and now I left for a while (school) and when I came back (after being fed, good water etc by my parents) the tail is...
  9. Fish
    This is my first post on TPT!! Question on Emerald Green Corys, is it possible to breed them in a home aquarium? If so, What kind of water parameters do they like? I have a group of 5 that I am wondering if I can get to breed. Anyone else been able to breed them on here?
  10. Plants
    Basically, im thinking about seting a columbian biotope with columbian tetras and corydoras. The tank will be a 2 1/2 ft 90l tank but i dont have a clue what plants i can but in there or what a columbian tetra biotope is so any help will be appreciated
  11. Fish
    Hi all Second thread in here Does anyone recomend a substrate that's good for growing plants and for keeping corys? Because i'm having a hard time with substrates, right now i have the Azoo Plant Grower Bed, which is similar to Red Sea's Flora Base and eco-complete, but it's messy, very light...
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