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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Found these two pieces recently and was wondering if they would be safe to put in an aquarium. Are there ways to tell/test what kind of wood it is?
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello! I have a 29 gal tank that has been through an ich/ick outbreak. I treated the tank with a solution containing; Formaldehyde & Malachite Green. Multiple treatments were required to remedy the disease, and I lost some fish along the way. The surviving fish has been moved into a new tank...
  3. Equipment
    So I went to WallyWorld to get some Poly-Fill to pack into my canisters and I heard it comes in sheets which I like. So I picked up some of this high-loft batting after examining it to make sure it was free of adulterants. Now, looking at the batting, then looking back at my aquarium, I do not...
  4. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hey guys I have what look to be glass shrimp in a large pond near me and was wondering how I should go about quarantining them? What is the chance they will have something nasty? I was thinking of putting some in a week old empty tank for a few days for observation, then put some of them in my...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi guys, I just did the dirted substrate using aaron t's guide and I added my plants. I did this about 4 days ago (long enough that the leaves I broke off and left in are mostly deteriorated). -I broke a lot of leaves off the giant one in the back Im too noob at this!- My problem is that I have...
  6. Algae
    I've had a cyanobacteria problem for a few months now. I've read a lot about it. I believe my filtration and flow are good, although could be better but don't have many options to increase flow and circulation with this tank without spending a lot of money. So I looked into Erythromycin and...
  7. Substrate
    I am looking for some soil to use for my next aquarium and being winter I am having a hard time finding any. I found some on amazon that I could get shipped for free if I get two of them and I was wondering if it was okay to use. Here is a link -...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have dozens of dead manzanita trees on my property and i really would like to put a big chunk of one of these guys in my tank. However, these trees all died years ago due to a big fire that swept across the area, and many of them have burnt sections throughout the branches. Nothing too major...
  9. Fish
    I have a 110 gallon stock tank, and I was wanting to try to breed fish using it. My reasoning for using a large tank is that I want to be able to put fish in it without having to have a separate tank for babies. If there was gravel on the bottom and a lot of plants would most of the fry survive...
  10. Fish
    I find silverfish every now and then and I feed them to my fish. Is it okay for them or should I stop?
  11. Equipment
    Hey there, I just got a Hydor mini 15W in the mail to use in my 10G tank. The tank is running a small Aquaclear HOB filter and I was wondering if this was safe to try before I plug it in. If you bend the filter (it is pliable and thin plastic) it slides into the media compartment of the filter...
  12. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I was thinking of getting a 75g tank to replace my 35 or 37 gallon tank... Is it safe to have that much weight on a 2nd floor, though? I mean.. thats like half of a car sitting in my room haha.. Anyone here have any big tanks on 2nd floors? I mean, i dont want the thing to 1 day fall through the...
  13. Low Tech Forum
    Hi Guys I was unsure where to post this! I've found a focal point for my tank but it's made from resin. I don't know whether it is poly resin or not. Is there any way I can tell if it will be aquarium safe? Is there any test I can do on it? Your help would be appreciated! Gaz
  14. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I just bought a pretty nice piece of driftwood for my nano aquarium. After boiling it several times can I just dump it in (this is pre-cycle I'm just starting my first tank)? or do I wait for it to dry before filling the tank? It's African Mopani driftwood in case that has something to do with...
  15. Plants
    I have a heavily planted tank which will soon be occupied by a few shrimp colonies. Normally, I dose my planted tanks with the Tropica MasterGrow formula which has been working out well. With the addition of shrimps however, I am looking to change my ferts to a different solution (or fert...
  16. General Planted Tank Discussion
    As most of you probably know, aquarium chillers are ridiculously expensive ($500+ for even a low cooling capacity unit) and was thinking about building my own units to sell. I know copper is definitely a no-no as far as shrimp and probably some sensitive fish, but are there any problems...
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