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  1. Tank Journals
    This will be my third Walstad tank build, doing this with my two sons. We did a 29 gallon and 20 gallon so far. I posted pics of those in the lounge section. I'll add a direct link later if I can manage. The 29 gallon turned out great, the 20 gallon less so. It just never took off. Current...
  2. Fish
    Picked up a pair of GBR's and was wondering if anyone else can confirm the sex of them. I did spend some time taking a look at both of them and think I have both a male and female. The supposed female holds the back of the tank and they both seem to get into a "fight" when they see each other...
  3. Tank Journals
    Since taking up this hobby back in January I've had a lot of trial and error, ups and downs, and general frustration. I've made progress, and learned a lot. These are my current aquariums, and I'm proud of both of them even if they're not perfect. Both are running with established filter media...
  4. Indiana
    Hi everyone. I'm looking for a better home for my rainbowfish if anyone's interested. I have 3 males and 3 females- 1:1 Turquoise rainbows and 2:2 Australian rainbows. I'm really hoping to find them a home with more rainbows with a 4 foot+ tank. Here's some pictures of them. Beautiful fish, but...
  5. Illinois
    Hi everyone. I'm looking for a better home for my rainbowfish if anyone's interested. I'm actually from NW Indiana, but can meet at the border of Illinois/Indiana. I have 3 males and 3 females- 1:1 Turquoise rainbows and 2:2 Australian rainbows. I'm really hoping to find them a home with more...
  6. Substrate
    Hi, guys. I've been into aquariums for about five years, and recently had to tear down my 38 and 10 gallon tanks for a move. Long story short, the house is pretty much set up and I've gotten that old familiar itch to set up my aquariums again. I've always gone for a hybrid dirted tank choked...
  7. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So I've never had hydra before but today I realized they're in at least two of my tanks, hanging off the pre-filter sponge. The way they move is... creepy. I read they can get up to an inch big but these are still small. However, I'm worried about possible shrimp fry in my one tank. In that one...
  8. Fish
    Hey Everyone. First time poster here. I recently moved a Betta and (2) Cherry Shrimp into a 3.5 gallon tank and now have an open, decently planted 10 gallon tank. I was looking at adding a (3-4) Sparkling Gouramis and (1) Honey Gourami into the 10 gallon. I've read conflicting forums regarding...
  9. Equipment
    I should've thought of a better title...oh well. For a low-tech, planted freshwater tank. I was given a 29-gallon BioCube. No filters or pumps, just the tank and the lid with some lights. It has these 3 back chambers that act as a sump and for filter media, I think. I was thinking of removing...
  10. Plants
    I've raised fish before (a school of zebra danios in a 10-gallon tank), but never with live plants. I'm planning to repopulate the tank with danios, guppies, gouramis, or some other small, peaceful, schooling fish. Am looking for freshwater plants that are 1) low-maintenance for a beginner, and...
  11. Fish
    Hi, I´m pretty new to the aquarium hobby and don´t have experienced any illnesses/sicknesses in my fish thanks before, but recently I noticed that my female guppies started to get white areas on their body between their lower stomach and tail. In addition they also get white stringy poop...
  12. Equipment
    Hi All, I've used this forum for a lot of my fish equipment suggestions in the past as a reader but after some back and forth regarding filtration systems and types I could use some advice. Me: A beginner hobbyist Tank: Aqueon 15 Gallon LED Column Tank + Stand Heater: Fluval E 100Watt...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I've been into the hobby for a while now, however, I don't think this will take much set up. My math course is asking me to do some sort of Internal Assessment and I was hoping to create some sort of equation for the growth and rates of growth involving microfauna under various conditions. I...
  14. Lighting
    Hey all, Now that the Prime HD Freshwater has been around a little longer. I thought I'd start up a new thread where we can share our settings and findings. There's plenty around on the marine version, but very little on the freshwater. Was thinking a similar format to the below: Install...
  15. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi everyone! I'm quite new to this hobby and I've been lurking around here for months now, finding bits of useful information that really did help me a lot! But now I'm puzzled, and I can't seem to really understand how to fix my problem. My tank is a 5G, planted, no CO2. The hardscape is...
  16. Florida
    Hi, first post here, but I'm a newbie freshwater aquarist and was wondering if there are any freshwater stores in the Naples/Ft Myers area besides Petco? I'm aware of a few saltwater but Petco doesn't have the greatest plant selection and was wondering if anyone knew of some hidden gems. Thanks...
  17. Fish
    Which fish do you guys prefer, saltwater or freshwater angelfish? And why?:grin2:
  18. Fish
    So I have another feed on cichlids but my selection of specialty fish in my area is very slim and I don't want to spend a fortune on shipping fish that might be sick and then die. My LFS carries peacock cichlids which I've read are some what peaceful but how would they fair in my tank, if that...
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