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  1. DIY
    Does silicone need to fully cure before it is safe? And by "safe" I mean that it does not release toxic chemicals to water, not that it is strong enough to hold anything together. The reason I ask is that I intend to use it as filler material and some of the silicone would be sealed maybe 1-2...
  2. Planted Nano Tanks
    I'm going to be getting a cat in the next couple of months and was curious about what people do to protect both cat and aquarium/fish. For context, I have a Fluval Spec V (5 gallon) which is rimless; I've been going lidless since I upgraded to the (16") Finnex FugeRay Planted+ (the light sits...
  3. Lighting
    Is it ok to put strip lighting directly over an uncovered tank? My glass top broke recently and I was hoping I could just use the light over the open water. Will evaporation ruin the light fixture/bulbs? I figured that the heat of the lights would keep the sockets dry ( I have a triple t8...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    :help:Does anyone have experience with using strip lighting directly over water? My glass top broke and I was wondering if it would be ok to use my strip light directly over the water. I would modify the strip light so it would be about 5 inches above the water, and there would be no way it...
  5. Plants
    I want to put Dracaena Sanderiana in my tank, but the plants sold at my local pet/fish stores are too short for the leaves to be able to stick out the top so it doesn't rot. I've heard of some people just ordering or purchasing this plant from garden stores are even the garden department at...
  6. Fish
    My son's guppies have some kind of internal parasite (long stringy poop & 1 dead fish) and I'm treating the tank with API General Cure. My concern is that the meds clearly state to avoid contact with human skin and that it's a known carcinogen, so how do I make the tank safe for us to put hands...
  7. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    After a week or two of ordering mishaps my 20 gal seaclear "should" be here tomorrow so I had a quick question. Already ordered substrate, a filter, and a thermometer for the tank. I'll check on a heater after I get my water levels checked, and figure out what shrimp I'm going for first. I...
  8. Equipment
    What are the safe ways to transport a full tank of CO2 in a car? Do you secure it in one place standing upright or can it be laid down on the floor of the trunk? I am planning to purchase a 10 lbs tank online and then refill locally.
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