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Previous thread: >>2053137

Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor and issues.

Google is your friend.
Feel free to ask questions but know that there are a lot of resources out there that could answer your question a lot faster and accurately than /an/.

Make sure to include these things in your post before asking because we can't help you if we don't have the full picture:
-tank size
-parameters
-any and all inhabitants + how long you've had them

Links:
>How to cycle your tank: http://pastebin.com/x4WnB0Ah
>General aquarium care sheets - http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/
>Livestock and plants for sale - http://www.liveaquaria.com/ http://www.aquabid.com
>FUCKING GOOGLE - http://www.google.com
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/an/, I bought a saltwater tank already set up and running with no live stock besides 2 hermit crabs. Idk how in the hell they survived the trip as I moved the tank and water when it was snowing.

Anyway, I can't seem to get the amount of water in either the sump or the main tank correct for the pump to not flip the fuck out like pic related
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Pic of the sump setup, it's 3 chambers which I guess most are. First has a filter bag that needs to be changed with skimmer, second has nothing right now, and third has the return pump.
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If i fill the third chamber up anywhere near the water line it'll be good for like a day or two and then spazz the fuck out and only have half the water where it should be. I added 2 gallons two days ago to the sump and it worked fine, I come home from work and it's doing this again.

The pump is only rated for 300gpm(minutes or hours idk) and the overflow tank is rated for something stupid like 800. I'm not losing water anywhere and there's no way 2 gallons evaporated in as many days
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This is my tank, it's home to
4 D'Orbigny's sliders
3 Orange kois
Plenty of Astyanax to avoid Mosquitoes laying there larvae on the water
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>>2055973
Looks very pretty. It would be even better with some nice plants around it imo.
How deep is it?
Do you use a heater?
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>>2055977
>Looks very pretty.
Thanks m8
>How deep is it?
About 80 cm
>Do you use a heater?
I live in a tropical place so there's no need for that. In the colder days of the year (10ºC~15ºC) the turtles just hibernate
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>>2055977
Deeper than your mamas pussy nigga
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This morning I noticed that my three small clown loaches all have pretty swollen guts. I have no idea what's causing it. I haven't changed their diets and the last water change was a week ago. I did a water check and all the levels are okay. They're still swimming and eating fine
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>>2056030
Also all other fish in the tank are perfectly fine
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>>2056030
What temperature is your water? Some fish stop digesting at certain temps.
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>>2056045
28C (82F), which has been a constant temperature for a long time. The fat has come on within the last day, yesterday they were looked normal.
Some forums have suggested to stop feeding them for a day and then give them a few skinless peas?
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>>2056054
82 is a bit warm. 77 is god tier temp unless you have discus
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Okay, I got redirected here from the reptile thread.

I've got a newt that lives in an aquarium, and it needs filteration. The problem is that I ordered a filter online that was advertised as only needing two inches of water. When it actually got here, I realized it needed more like 6 inches of water. The tank only has about three inches of water. So, what kind of filters can I use that require minimal water?

Also, if anyone here knows anything about newts, how much water should I actually be using for him? I can't find much about the preferred water level, just that it should be around one third land, and two thirds water.
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These guys look so small and cute and colorful, they're like candy fish!

Hopefully the 1 male won't murder the 2 females like the pearls
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>>2056097
What are they called?
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>>2056092
Here's a comparison of newt and water level.
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HOW DO I MAKE THEM STOP BREEDING

ITS ONLY A SIX GALLON TANK
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>>2056092
Have you tried laying it horizontal?
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>>2056102
Why would you want to? Also, this is the perfect time for an experiment in eugenics.

Get a second tank with a single large predatory fish, select all adult shrimp that don't meet certain requirements, i.e. any shrimp with dull colors, not large enough, etc. etc. etc. Take those shrimp with unwanted traits and feed them to the predator fish.

Then see how long it takes for your shrimp population to increase in quality as the shit tier genes are constantly being removed.
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>>2056110
Hahaha, it doesnt sit horizontally, it uses a little clip to attach to the top of the tank
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>>2056099
Oh boy
Get rid of that gravel, replace it with sand (pool filter sand is cheap), in my noto tank I have it filled about halfway, I could fill it more but the driftwood I use doesnt breach the water if I fill it more than half. Notophthalmus live in up to 13 meters of water, so you can make it as deep as you want as long as you keep a spot for them to sit on out of water. For filtration you can use a very small internal filter, make sure to block the intake so the flow is minimized as much as possible, newts live in very slow moving water, or water that doesn't really move at all.
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tfw I have to keep fighting the urge to put tacky shit in my tank...
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>>2056115
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>>2056117
Thankfully, I know better.
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>>2056115
>tfw want to make a Dr. Seuss themed fish tank so fucking bad.
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>>2056114
Okay, thank you. Any reason against gravel? I know it can cause probems if the newts swallow them, but the rocks are more like pebbles than gravel. The pieces are much bigger than his head.

Any specific filter model recommendations?
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>>2056112
While being shrimp Hitler does sound like fun, I don't have room for more tanks to keep populations of specific shrimp traits
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>>2056124

Do it and post pics.
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>>2056115
gawd damn...
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>>2056098
Honey Gouramis (Trichogaster/Colisa Chuna) var. Sunset
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>>2056115
Fuck you nigga
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>>2056152
That's not my tank, thank god.
I just googled "Tacky aquarium decorations"
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>>2056125
I hate gravel, personally. I've heard of axolotls swallowing river rock, and those are typically larger than their heads. Also, really consider planting your tank, low light, weedy plants like anacharis and hornwort will help you keep your nutrients down, and the newt will hang on to them sometimes to rest, it also looks a ton better and is generally a good time. This is the filter I use in my 20 long with notos.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013OSIS9Y/ref=twister_B013OSIQI2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
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>>2056156
Gotcha, I wanted live plants, just didn't know which ones. Thanks for all the help, bud.
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Any idea what brand or make this tank is? Or if anything fits on top of the opening.
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>>2056176
Maybe a book?
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Post shrimp webms

>>2054023
>>2054023

Is there a trick to having such a "friendly" shrimp. Mine are timid and fearful.
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>>2055953
So my CPO has been molting for over 12 hours now. I know its still alive because I saw its mouthparts move but I had to lift it out of its hiding spot under an anubia leaf to confirm this (i only touched old shed parts with my pincer and very gently). Is this long ass molt normal or should I panic?
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>>2056196
Thats an old pic btw, not of the molting
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>>2056210
Toasted in stale bread again like an idiot
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>>2056210
Toasted in stale bread again like an idiot
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>>2056215
My betta thinks he's tough shit until my eb acara just gives him one little peck then he stops flaring. They're in a 30 until tomorrow when my 55 gallon is done or I may give the betta the 20 long
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>>2056183
Try handfeeding.
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>>2056183
I had 6 ghost shrimp now they're gone. I was tearing down my 20 long and put them in my 30 gallon without thinking about my giant betta and cichlid
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>>2056232
huh, none of my bettas ever messed with ghost shrimp (that I saw).
Last one fucked up my cherry shrimp hard though...
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>>2056066
>82 is a bit warm
True, but wouldn't that actually accelerate >>2056030's fish's digestion?
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>>2055960
Just keep adding water to the sump and eventually it'll work
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>>2055964
It's due to evaporation. Just make sure your adding RO water to replace it, not saltwater, or you'll kill everything
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How's mine look?
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>>2056176
That's the tank from a Fluval Edge.
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Can I keep a lone male Betta in a tank with other species?
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>>2056379
Yup yup, just avoid other labyrinthin fish
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Anyone here have experience with keeping an axolotl?
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>>2056336
There's nothing to kill, it's a new tank. Unless you mean the bacteria and such. My salinity is 1.021 so I keep topping off with salt water.

I don't see how 2 gallons could evaporate in a few days!
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>>2056405
well yea, keep adding salt til you hit 1.024-26, then whenever that happens add RO water. Also try cleaning out your filter system, something could be clogging it up, making the overflow not able to keep up with the pump, which is what causes that problem.
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>>2056343
Sparse.
It could use some wood.
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>>2056383
I've seen them die every-time the petstore gets them in They need cooler water than most fish, and do best at 50F. They also need lots of oxygen, but not much current. They make a lot of waste, but eat a lot.

But they're endangered and damn near extinct, so if you want to keep them, then breed them.
They do well on a screened in porch, with supplemental heating in winter. They don't bother potted plants. You can supposedly eat them, and they help with arthritis.
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Does anyone here know how to deal with cyano, i have erythromycim if needed, current stock: Assasin Snails colony breeding, zebras and galaxys
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>>2056450
Can they be kept with other fish/shrimp/snails?
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>>2056477
How bad is the cyanobacteria? Just be careful killing off large amounts of it, not only the ammonia they produce could harm the fish but the toxins they release too

Are you addressing the cause of the BGA/cyano too?
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Has anyone here owned a cephlapod? Pick somewhat related.
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>>2056113
If you search eBay for "aquarium filter 80 gph" you can find a cheap internal one that'll lay horizontal. The spray bar is optional. There are other attachments for the output.
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Can I use water from my old tank to start the cycle on my new tank?
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>>2056514
Yes
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>>2056524
Do I NEED to use the same filter from my old tank on my new tank to start the cycle? I'm already moving some decorations over.
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>>2056490
Well, i dont test my water so i dont have any form of proof, but the CRS on my other tank are doing good with tapwater so i have no idea, do Indian Almond Leaves can help to kill cyano?
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>>2056102
Pull out all the babies, freeze them, then feed them to the parents.
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>>2056183
I always find it funny when people like my stuff enough to save and repost it.

To answer the question, that's just something I've found a lot of Amano shrimp do. My cherries and ghosts won't do it.
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>>2056383
Mine seems okay at 68-72. I'd keep it cooler if I could, but it's not really possible here.

Any axolotls you see in the stores are captive bred. They're rather easy to breed, and, if recent ecological surveys are any sign, they're actually extinct in the wild.

>>2056483
You can put shrimp/snails in there if you don't mind them getting eaten. I have rili shrimp culls, ghosts, and pond snails in with mine. I don't do fish (even feeder fish) because they can bit the axolotl's gills. I had that problem with a feeder guppy.
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>>2056529
You can just take the filter media out of the old filter and put it somewhere where it'll get some water flow. Leave it there for about a week, then remove it.
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>>2056550
So im a socalfag how do I keep this little shit from dying in the summer time?
Am I going to have to crank the ac 24/7
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>>2056615
http://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-USB-Powered-Portable-Cooling-Solution/dp/B003XN24GY/
One of these on each side of the tank keeps mine at 72, and I usually have my AC set to 78, sometimes 80. You'll need USB extension cables and a hub for that kind. You might be able to find something that works just as well, but cheaper.

Where'd you find an axolotl in socal?
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>>2056637

I haven't yet, but I got a spare 13g and when I heard they were extinct in the wild I wanted one, but not if I couldn't keep it cool
I didnt want to torture and kill it
If I dont find one locally Im going to just get one from liveaquaria
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>>2056641
>>2056637


Oh wait, I just read they are illegal in my state.

Fuck this faggot ass state.
Can't have cool guns,
can't have endangered species
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I am renovating my dental office and I am thinking about putting a large aquarium as a centerpiece for my reception area. I have a few questions for you all.

I love the looks of fancy goldfish. I personally like the simplistic look. However, I am not sure patients will understand, especially with such morphs as bubble-eyes, pearlscales etc. I know fancies have swim problems and I can not have a belly up fish in my office but I don't want to kill a living fish just because it can't swim. Should I avoid goldfish or do you think the general public will understand?

My budget for this tank is $3000-5000. With this budget what kind of tank do you suggest. I understand some fish go for $3000 a pop, so if I don't go with fancy gold fish what type of fish would you suggest on my budget?

On feeding and tank maintenance. We are open we are staffed 5 days a week. Is automated feeding a viable option?

Any advice on what to avoid when setting up a tank?
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>>2056651
I forgot to ask about smell. If I change water regularly will there be a smell and how often should I change the water?
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>>2056641
13g is too small for an Axolotl
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>>2056651
You could get a bunch of discus. They are among the fanciest freshwater fish.
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>>2056651
Do not get any goldfish. They eat a lot, they shit a lot and most importantly they grow a lot.
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>>2056651
Just as >>2056661 said, goldfish aren't a good choice.
They aren't even particularly suitable for aquaria, they're better off as pond fish.
If you like the looks but want something smaller and easeir to manage, get rosy minnows.
They're smaller, cleaner, cheaper and much more interesting to watch.
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>>2056655
Not at first.
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>bought two pieces of wood from petco
>keep them in the bag filled with water for like 2 hours while I clean my tanks
>dump it in the sink
>come back 5 minutes later
>clown loach gasping
>put it in my 5.5 gallon

What do you think guys, any chance of it surviving? It's probably really injured because I wasn't careful with the bag and I just dumped it out in the sink, also I think I hurt either it's eye or gill when I was putting it in the net. I'd take a better pic but now I can't find it. Like wtf there's barely any places to hide where did it go
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I got a few fish and have them quarantined. After three days two are eating and pooping normally, but all I see in the bottom of the third's containment area is crumbly stuff that I'm pretty sure is supposed to be poop Are these fish sick? How do I take care of it?
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>>2056689

It might recover if you keep the water absolutely pristine (zero ammonia/nitrite, low nitrate).

I've mentioned this before but I once stepped on my goldfish by accident and it survived (although it didn't behave normally for many weeks, but eventually recovered virtually completely).

I'm not sure if clown loaches are that hardy, but I think they might be. Give the guy a fighting chance.
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>>2056691

What kind of fish?
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>>2056694
They're female bettas. Trying to add to a sorority.
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>>2056651
The bigger the tank the cooler it will look and the easier it will be to manage. I've never had a problem with smell and you could probably feed them 3 times a week

Simple fish uhhh maybe some angelfish and cories, kissing gourami, hatchetfish, silver dollars
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>>2056695

Does the one with the crumbly stuff appear sick?
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Why are my adult guppies losing their color?

The bio load of the tank is too high. There are 35 guppy fry, 3 guppy adults, and I just added a gourami yesterday and right after the guppies lost their color. Pic related used to be super shiny blue.
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>>2056700
On both females the scales aren't raised, she is swimming normally, her colors look good, she is relaxed and showing no stress lines. One of the two is very active, the other shows normal activity. Both of them are eating.

The only worrying sign is the crumbly poop. I'm hoping it's not the start of a bacterial illness or a sign of constipation.
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>>2056701

What are your ammonia and nitrite readings?

They both need to be zero.
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>>2056701
You added a predator to the tank. They are freaking out and stress has made their colors bleach out because of it.

Are you hoping the gourami will eat the fry? If not, you picked the wrong kind of fish for your already overloaded guppy tank. If so, add more live plants for the guppies to hide in to help them calm down. It will slow predation, but the adults will feel safer.
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>>2056379
Yes sir have a flying fox and 5 gold white cloud minnows with a betta in this tank. I wasn't educated when I got the flying fox and didn't realize they are schooling and get too big for my tank. Gonna have to take that to the lfs when it gets too big. I wanna get a few ember tetras and maybe a couple coricats but I think the cori cats would be pushing it for a 20 gallon. I also have a few rcs hiding in there. I also want to put a shit ton more plants in there. Rate my tank so far?
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>>2056707
I suggest water lettuce. The roots of it are great.
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>>2056651
Go with a 55 gallon minimum if you got the space, it makes for a very nice show tank and the large volume of water makes it easier to manage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgI7Vwxjv-U

This dude here set up a planted tank that is extremely lightly stocked with almost zero maintenance, probably just feeding fish once every day or two and topping off water. You definitely want to shoot for something similar, look up "low tech planted tank" on google
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>>2056750
Seconding water lettuce. In most tanks they're too aggressive, but when you're dealing with livebearers the super fast spreading is a blessing. You might even consider hornwort/coonstail to help with the massive bioload. Do one or the other, though, not both as both really can drain a tank of nutrients.
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I don't understand guys. Yesterday my platy was obviously pregnant and about to bust, but today she's skinny and yet I don't see Amy baby fry anywhere?
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>>2056779
Yesterday for comparison
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>>2056112
This, I kept guppies for a long time but eventually some of the babies grew up to be crooked so I had to freshen the gene pool
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>>2056102
mail a couple adults to me :^)
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>>2056269
it could but probably not significantly.
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>>2056779
did they go into the filter possibly?
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>>2056524
false

>>2056524
water from a tank wouldnt contain any beneficial bacteria, they only live on solid surfaces.
the only thing it may do is add some ammonia for existing bacteria to use to grow
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Why is there so much water wisteria? And how do I make it stop??
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>>2056813
The fry trap is on the opposite end of the filter
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>>2056779
its entirely possible that she just ate a ton of food

captcha was click all the images with fish, neat
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>>2056819
just trim it, you can either throw away the stems or replant them and get a really dense bushy area of it.

side note, ive been looking for some desperately and cant find any, would you be willing to mail some to the north eastern US if you're going to be throwing it out?
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>>2056857
There are two huge shits in the trap......
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>>2056861
well then thats probably the case
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How do you guys keep airstones in your tank?

Mine kept floating up until I put a rock on it, then my fish were struggling with the current and it was only a 5g pump in my 36g tank. Is it because my filter is for up to a 50 gallon
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>>2056866

I had the same issue. To fix it, I threaded the airline tubing through six or so of these little rings.

Did that about six years ago and haven't had any problems.
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>>2056867

To be clear about what I did--the rings are around the airline tubing, just above the airstone.

They weigh down the stone/tubing to keep it from floating up.
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pretty new to aquariums , probably shows

any ways to improve it ?
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>>2056651
If you want a community tank, I'd suggest angelfish. They're familiar to people, fairly hardy, and not that difficult to keep happy.
You could go an "office pet" route and get something like a single large Oscar or flowerhorn cichlid. They're really interactive and amusing to watch.
If you really want to do goldfish, fantails, ryukin, oranda, and (amazingly) pearlscales are among the healthiest of the "fancy" types. Only keep one goldfish per 20-25 gallons if you want to keep the tank relatively low maintenance.
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>>2056643
You can still find them occasionally if you frequent lfs's and Craigslist.
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>>2056875
remove tacky decorations
replace gravel with sand or aquasoil
get rocks and driftwood for hardscape
add live plants
get cool fish
???
profit
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>>2056882
ah , just bought some shit from work. but thanks for the ideas

i was thinking of water treating one of my model kits and putting it in there
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>>2056882
also i am trying to figure out what would be the best water conditioner for my tank , i am using seachem's "prime" is it like a shit brand or is there anything better ?
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>>2056885
all that does is remove chlorine and help with amonia and nitrite. it shouldnt be used constantly, you only use it if youre adding chlorinated tap water to your tank. you need to cycle your tank. google is your friend
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>>2056888
alright thanks m8 , and yeah just kinda new to /an/
sometimes i just forget to use google

we shill the fuck out of it at petsmart
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>>2056892

Prime is by far the best water dechlorinator.

It also temporarily binds the ammonia and nitrite into a non-toxic form.
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>>2056894
i gotcha , i dont think i need to worry about the chlorine
since i am on well water

also mind if i see your tank
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>>2056900
my tank, unfortunately the lights just got turned on so most fish were hiding

to clarify,>>2056892
is me

>>2056894
not me
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>>2056904
also my camera is trash. better pics tomorrow
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>>2056904
oh nice tank , is it the 36 gallon bow front?
I hear that sand is pretty tough to clean
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>>2056908
75 gallon, an ive never had trouble with it
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>>2056908
Sand is considered the easiet besides bare bottom. Just hover over. I never suck sand up and occasionally take something through the sand.
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>>2056918
>>2056917
oh damn , i was told you need rice paper over your gravel vac .
so it doesnt go all the way through the gravel vacuum ? i may have to go get some asap
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>>2056920
If you dig into it some sand will get in there but most will fall back down.
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>>2056922
after i buy my parts kit for my ak i will invest in
more aquarium stuff , thanks for all the info mate.

do you only have 1 aquarium or more ?
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LFS finally got in some Amanos, so I picked up a pair for now.
They are way more active than my cherries...

Also ordered in a trio of CPOs.
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>>2056929
Just wish my damn phone had a focus lock for the camera.
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>>2056925
Muh nigga. I'm having a hard time choosing between another ak or another tank. I'm at 2 at the moment. 1 20 long and 30 gallon planted with electric blue acara, King plakat betta which is abnormally large, and some corys.
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>>2056929
>>2056930
Enjoy seeing them now b/c they'll disappear for up to a week or two

They are also fucking fat greedy bastards
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>>2056945
maaaan , i am looking into an ak 74 parts kit build, start a newt terrarium , or if i want to breed some halfmoon bettas and giant bettas
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>>2056947
Yeah, I had a hell of a time finding the second one when I was getting around for work this evening.
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>>2056956
>>2056945
also it is harder than hell to find any newts online right now , i know it isnt aquarium related but any idea why ?
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>>2056929
Enjoy them while they're active. Mine just sit around and wait for algae wafers since a week or two after I got them.
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>brown algae covering my moss in ny shrimp tank.

I hope this shit goes away more as the moss grows. Only set it up a week ago. I thought the otos would nip it in the bud
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>>2056961
I believe they're putting a stop to the trade
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>>2056978
I had a brown algae problem till I got a bristlenose pleco. Haven't seen any since. They love brown algae and wafers and what ever else drops to the bottom of the tank.
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>>2056945
My giant betta. Apparently rare color.
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Dropped some fire reds in a few weeks ago to improve my colonies genes

Hurry up and get berried!
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>>2056978
Where'd you get all the wood
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>>2057057
from my lfs
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I took out my two crypts and the roots were over a foot long and all intertwined. I re-buried them but there's a lot of the roots sticking out.

Can plants re-bury their own roots?

also, would it be better to take out the plants again and cut 1/3 of the roots and replant instead of just leaving the root system all in a clump
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>>2057102
Nice looking Crypts. Chop down the roots and replant. You could also separate the plants if you want.
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>>2057102
>Can plants re-bury their own roots?
Probably not, but they'll probably re-establish their roots on their own time. You can cut the roots to replant. It will probably stunt them for a bit, but they'll be fine.
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>>2056920
you jest need a longer tube on the siphon, then you can suck sand right up, tilt the tube sideways and 99% will fall back out. and if siphoning wont get something out for some reason you can use an aquarium net like a sifter to get it perfectly clean

if you dont have a beach nearby or dont want to go through the trouble of cleaning the sand, just use pool filter sand
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>>2056992
it is nice i hear those fuckers are massive puts
my tiny bettas to shame
>>2057133
yeah finding a beach may be tough just
because i am land locked , but pool filter sand might work.
you wouldn't recommend like normal aquarium sand ?
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>>2056986
wait really ?
really hope that isnt the case i just set up a terrarium for it this morning
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>>2057167
its the same as aquarium sand but way cheaper
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>>2057193
noice , thanks senpai
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>>2056114

Would covering the filter intake with the big gravel rocks work efficiently?
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>>2056741

>Koi betta fish

I saw one of these in my local pet store and goddamn I wanted it. But my tank isn't a good design for one sadly so I had to resist.
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>>2057241
you could probably order one very cheaply online and petsmart is having a dollar per gallon sale so a ten gallon is ten bucks
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>>2057102
Why did you remove your plants? Disturbing a plant from where it was will naturally cause shock, and will take quite of some for the plant to get back to the growth you were previously seeing.
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>>2057244
Why doesn't he just rescue one from petsmart?
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>>2057311
when will this meme die
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Sup.

I'm setting up a tank for my pleco. Got plants that I took from another of my tanks and I bought some wood for him. Tank is cycled so I'm waiting on the plants to root before I add the pleco. I looked at the wood today and it's got this purple shit growing on it. Is it cyano? If so how do I kill it? There's nothing in the tank except plants but it is cycled and I'd rather not have to cycle it again.
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>>2057332
scrape as much as you can off and then use a spray bottle to hit with hydrogen peroxide. it neutralizes after a second in the water but it should kill off anything living that it contacts. it wont cause any harm to anything, its even safe to do with fish in the tank
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>>2057343
just watched a youtube of this, looks very easy! Thanks for the tip friend
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what do you guys put in your HOB filters?

I just change penguin filter cartridges every few weeks... should I just get a sponge and a mesh bag filled with carbon
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>>2057170
It's now illegal to import them. The ones that were already here are fine, and captive bred are okay afaik.
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>>2057405
Sponge, bag of media, bag of carbon. Carbon is optional.
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>>2057405
>HOB filters

btw whats good brands to buy
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Just ordered some malawa shrimp. It seems like these used to be fairly common but aren't that popular anymore. Or so I've read.

They're not radiant colors like a lot of shrimp nowadays, but I think they look pretty cool. Looking forward to seeing them in person.
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>>2057411
The Marineland Penguin filters get pretty good reviews, but I think the biowheel is weird and likely to fail. The Fuval/Hagen Aquaclear filters have served me well. Only problem I've ever run into is the impeller needing a little kickstart after it's been turned off for a water change.

A HOB isn't very hard to DIY. Check out the King of DIY youtube channel for a few options.
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>>2057414
Malawas are the shit bro. They're extremely prolific and are a lot hardier than cherries. Plus they can produce offspring with different shades of brown and greyish blue.
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>>2057411
For low budget I suggest the Marina slim series. Otherwise I second the Fluval/Aquaclear suggestion.
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going to raise some fish in a 275 galon tub, native, thinking brook trout? i have an external pump but need to hook a pump up to it
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>>2057410
this is probably a stupid question but whats a bag of media
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>>2057442
>>2057417
what kind of sponge also
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>>2057446
I just use these on the intakes. They work great and make sure no debris makes its way to the filter's impeller.
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>>2057445
A mesh bag filled with biological filter media.
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>>2057451
thank u anon
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>>2057427
how much bigger than cherries are they?
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>>2057443
brook trout require high flow high oxygen cool temps and like to jump. make sure youre prepared
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>>2057470
They're about half the size of adult cherries when full grown.
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>>2057472
oh darn
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>>2057471
i work at a trout hatchery and we rarley have issues with he brookies jumping unless theyre new to the pond cool temp may be the only issue
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>>2056117
>>2056134
>>2056152
Fuck you niggers I'll make my tank as tacky as I damn well please.
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>>2057480
Let's see some other tacky aquarium shit.

It'll be like a "What not to do" kind of thing.
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>>2057482
>>2057480

why do you guys hate tacky stuff so much?
just because it sometimes indicates that people don't know what they're doing?
I feel like if you did it in a conservative manner, you could incorporate some tacky stuff into a tank quite well.
[spoiler]I'm fighting the urge to get some dumb shit[/spoiler]
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I'll say it:
Fuck Spongebob.

I can't stand that show.
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>>2057499
>No big red rock
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>>2057482
>plastic plants
Oh God...
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>>2057482
>>2057496
In case it wasn't clear, >>2057480 is actually my tank.
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>>2056875
Tank looks too small... five gallon I take it? You're not going to be able to keep much of anything in under 15 gallons. Also overfilter: get a bigger filter than your tank size. Double your tank size is best.
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>>2056115
What happened to that queer that always posted his tank with all those pillar things in his tank?
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>>2056492
I want to raise cuttlefish in a high salinity "brackish" pond, but I keep finding conflicting journals on the salinity range tolerances of various species. But it's kind of a far away dream fish for me.
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>>2057411
I bought an aquatop PF40 UV filter about 3 months ago and it's a great filter, comes with built in UV sterilizer, surface skimmer and space for bio media also you can adjust the flow on the intake arm which is nice when it comes to feeding time so the surface skimmer doesn't devour all the food.

Couldn't be happier with it.
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>>2057405
Lets see, so, I just have a 5 gal and a 1.5 gal, on the 1.5 its just a inbuilt filter, super basic, just got some sponges in there, one fine, one corse. On the 5, I have an Azoo Mignon, tiny as fuck, quiet, but I can pack a 100g bag of ceramic biomaxx, and a sponge on top, as well as a pre filter sponge. Id assume you could scale this up as needed for larger HOBs, the foam will trap most solids, while the waterflow over the media will take care of the bio load. Very neat and tidy, would rate 10/10.
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So after several tests I can conclude that this shit is basically poison for shrimp.

I don't know why it's marketed as shrimp food but it WILL kill your shrimp.

I have fed shrimp on 3 separate occasions with this food, within 24 hours some of the shrimp that ate the food have died.
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>>2057615
I got some of this stuff the other day, and everything in my tank loves it.
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What would be the best way to keep a large tank 275 gallons cool while outside, shade of course but is there anything else I could do ?
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>>2057620
You could buy or diy some type of aquarium chiller.
What are you going to keep in it?
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>>2057621
I was going to aim for some species of trout, probably brookies unless I can get my hands on something else , rainbows will 100% jump out, and may get too large, browns have the same issue minus the jumping, but tend to be slightly more aggressive in feeding habbits and potentially injuring each other when feeding,

I would nab some tiger trout (and may try to anyways ) but the whole infertility thing is a disappointment since I wouldn't be able to make them reproduce for me , plus I think brookies are more beautiful anyways


If I end up deciding it is going to be too hard to keep it cool for said fishes ii l go for something different and interesting , , chain pickeral or bowin (if I can catch each) maybe even burbot if I can target them in the one lake in my state that has a minute population of them
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>>2057627
Though rainbows may be a bit more hearty maybe I could do a mix
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>>2057496
Because it's vulgar and ugly.
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How do you guys keep the water in your tanks so prisitine?
I am thinking of getting a 20 gal tank just to keep shrimp, plants and cardinals or some other tiny non reproducing fish but i'm not sure about many things.
I really want a tank as pristine and beautiful as the ones in these threads
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>>2057643
Get a canister and fill it with filter media
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>>2057496
Tacky is only OK if it's self-aware, ironic tacky.

Not knowing any better is just...sad. Then again, my first tank was a betta tank with pea gravel and two plastic plants.
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>>2057427
>Malawas are the shit bro.
I like how 4chan has trained me to read this as
>Malawas are shit bro

At first I was looking at blue velvet shrimp and yellow shrimp. I like these maybe because they look natural instead of selectively bred toy shrimp.

I ordered 15 for $39 shipped.

I would also like to get my hands on some malaya shrimp. Can't find any online to save my life.

Cherries and their ilk have become so prevalent, I'm gravitating toward less common shrimp, particularly if they don't interbreed. I'm a shrimp-hipster now I guess.
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Out of the way commoners king coming through
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>>2057656
My double tail
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>>2056112
sound like fun but you're basicaly inbreeding the fuckers. all you'll get is a bunch of down syndrom nigger shrimps
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>>2057656
You post that shit least 3 times in every thread, settle down.
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So I have a betta with what is probably swim bladder (lump in side near tail, kind of crooked body shape, tends to sit at bottom). Pic not mine, but related.

he's been like this for about 6 months and hasn't gotten any better, so i know it's not a digestive issue. The tank is filtered/heated/appropriate i'm not a beginner betta keeper. And he's been in here for years so it's more than cycled. He isn't eating well and appears to be dying now. He's at least 3 years old.

I'm thinking about euthanizing him with clove oil today and getting a new one. Anyone want to give me any last resorts before I do that? It seems like I've had bettas die in every way imaginable. Learning to keep fish is hard. At least he had a mostly good life.....
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So I've been thinking about setting up a 10-gallon tank and was wondering if rams or bumblebee cats would work in something that small.
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>>2057718
I think 20 gal is minimum for siamese catfish.
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>>2057714
also can i get some advice about cleaning my sand

lets say i do a 50% water change...when i pour the new water in, it kicks up a bunch of stuff from under the substrate, and anything not taken by the filter resettles on top. so the aquarium sometimes looks worse after a water change. i could just siphon and refill again, but then wouldn't i be changing too much of my water at once in a betta tank? it'd effectively end up like a 75% weekly water change
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Recently came into possession of a huge tank, so I'll be setting up a cichlid and bala shark habitat. What I was wondering about was how many bala sharks is minimum? Most sites I've looked at claim they prefer to be kept in groups, but with the size they grow to I don't want to have more than I need to keep them happy. Can they be kept alone, or is two enough if they can't?
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>>2056102
damn you anon.. I had 5 cherries and they all died within a week. feels bad man.
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>>2057718
Rams are sensitive to swings in water parameters, which can be hard to avoid in a 10 gallon. Minimum recommendation for both of those is usually 20 gallons.
Bumblebee gobies would fare better, but you'll have to keep an eye on them to make sure they're eating, and there's dabate over whether otlr not they need salt in the water (or if "there's one species that needs salt and the other doesn't," or if "they can tolerate freshwater, but only for several months," or blah blah).
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going to be having a arge 1-2 275 gallon tanks set up , and i need ideas or a filter for it, going to have a 1.5 hp external pump that draws water out of the bottom of the tank, through some sort of fitration system and back in to help aerate water, ideally i just want a filter to pull out large particulate and keep water clear, reusabe filter i can clean one every few days woud be idea/
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>>2057739
also not sure if aeration from the filter will be enough or if i may need an air stone with it , would something as simple as drawing water through a bucket packed with sponcges do the trik ?
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This isn't really that related to aquariums but I don't want to make a thread. I have an extra 10 gal and some grow lights. I want to do something with it, but I can't really keep more long term pets. Anybody have some ideas for plants and stuff I could keep in it? Bonus points for edible plants
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>>2057720
Cup your hand just below the water level and pour the new water on your hand so it doesn't disturb the sand.
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>>2056492
I have, however keeping a octopus is really more like keeping say a parrot or related small animal.

They are pretty smart and they need stimulation

As far as maintaining them basically it would be the same as any other marine tank like any invert they tend to be less tolerant of less the optimal parameters. I used a large skimmer and I vacuumed his tank like everyother day because they are messy eaters.

The only neg asid from that is they must be an only pet and cannot share a tank with other tankmates. Pretty much anything that moves should be considered food for them. Plus make sure your rockwork is tied down because they will move and knock things over.

Oh and they have very short natural lifespans. Sometimes no more then two years, so you want a young octo.
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>>2056343
Needs more live plants.
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>>2057720
For water changes I started putting, like, a small plastic lid on top of the water and adding water by pouring it on top of the lid. The lid floats, distributes the impact of the water over a larger surface area, and prevents the water from displacing substrate.
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>>2056702
Just starve them for a day or two then feed them both shelled peas.
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>>2057703
Inbreeding is only bad if the ones reproducing are passing down unwanted genetic traits.

Literally all living things on this planet that aren't primordial ooze are inbred mutant abominations of previous inbred mutant abominations.

For instance: Offspring A winds up with a "deformity" of opposable thumbs. This gives them an advantage in competing for food, which means he is the first choice for all breeding females in the area due to being well fed and strong. All of offspring A's children reach full maturity, half of them have his opposable thumbs. Due to his advantage, he is also living longer than average. Which means he now breeds with all of his mature daughters. All off offspring A's children conceived with his own daughters have opposable thumbs.

While offspring B has a "deformity" of no thumbs whatsoever. Offspring B promptly starves to death before reaching full maturity and thus conceives no children in his lifetime.

Just because we like our opposable thumbs and large brains doesn't negate the fact that the human species resulted from so much insect that every single person on the face of this planet is genetically speaking a seventh cousin to each other. That's right cracka, you are a seventh cousin to the down syndrome human niggers you hate.

Besides, the whole problem of inbreeding can be solved by doing a mildly larger culling than usual, and replacing a few culled individuals with fresh stock of high grade.
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Should I add more rocks/scenery to my puffer/shrimp micro predator tank? There's another two of those slate 'mountains', ones just so small it is already covered by vegetation. Was supposed to be Iwagumi, but I couldn't find another two pieces of nice slate to use, and i added that tall lily on the right side, which kinda fucks with Iwagumi.
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>>2057643
spend a bunch of time getting the parameters right then only top off with RO water as long as all you have is shrimp. also make sure to have a high quality canister filter. i recommend marine-land
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>>2057720
take out a little water, dump some water in to stir it up, proceed to do water change
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>>2057722
why would you keep cichlids as well as bala sharks, unless the cichlids are south americans, you'll end up with some very unhappy bala sharks.

why not just do a bunch of mbunas, super diverse and colorful
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>>2057722
Don't get Bala's. They can't really be kept in any tank unless yours is like 12 feet long...
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>>2057705
This.
I wasn't impressed with it to begin with.
Stop posting it all the fucking time.
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>>2057656
It's really not that great looking. And the fact you stole it doesn't really help anything.
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>>2057772
Those rocks look A LOT better when laying flat on the substrate.
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>>2057808
Problem is that I won't be able to see them in a month if I do that. also cuts down on my plantable space
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>>2057705
>>2057788
>>2057793

I don't give a fuck
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>>2057793
Boo hoo wah!

Jesus fucking Christ these threads are getting worse and worse. You happen to be from tumblr?
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>>2057788
>>2057788
Holy fuck hahahaha this is some actual autisic sperg out. Who gives a shit m8? There's been worse posted in other threads a lot more. You don't own this board faggot.
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>>2057714

Have you tried the tannin leaves?
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>>2057857
I don't give a fuck
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>>2057925
I'm sure you don't
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>>2057705
>>2057788
>>2057793

>anon posts pics of fish in aquarium thread
>REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE STOP POSTING FISH!!!!!

I will never understand the logic behind some people's actions. Please tell me they are either newfags or simply good old fashioned trolls. Nobody can be that pants on head retarded.
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>>2057480
Thats a nice tank.
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>>2057939
>>2057857
>>2057833
>>2057832
>Samefagging this hard because some anons insulted your betta
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>>2057499
Someone bought a really nice tank to setup so poorly......
>>2057480
Actually a good looking tank. Don't think it looks too tacky, obviously no going for a natural look. I mean, I've kept 'buddha gardens' surrounding some small buddha statues in my tanks, I don't really think that's tacky.
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>>2058029
Nice try faggot but not even close. You can't deal with being called autisic is the problem. All I said is I don't give a fuck and I will probably go take some more images of my rare betta just to make you sperg out.
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>>2058035
Actually wasn't any of the anons calling out your betta, but you seem to be the one sperging to me. Also a betta isn't rare because one anon mentioned it's a rare betta.
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>>2058031
I think some "tacky" decorations would look really good, IF handled properly.

For instance, if I had a buddha statue that I knew for a fact was made 100% out of aquarium safe materials that wouldn't end up killing my fish inverts, then I would find some way to attach marimo moss, or some kind of moss, to it to try and create an ancient weathered look. Sort of like ancient stone statues covered in moss/lichens on dry land.

I have a dream some day of creating an "old world forest" look in an aquarium, but that would require buying plastic/ceramic mushrooms to stick in the substrate. And there is no way you can find natural looking shrooms. They are all "420 blaze it faggot!" type shrooms. So I am most likely going to be forced to buy the least gaudy ones I can find, and then hope they blend in well enough with the logs and stones I have in my tank.

BTW, does anyone know of fully aquatic plants that strongly resemble forest ferns? The kind that grows in places like Oregon and Washington?
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>>2058040
Java moss could work well as a 'fern' looking plant, itll just be a little difficult to maintain. As for the shrooms, you could try looking at some of those garden gnomes, sometimes their standing on little platforms, and often there's little shrooms, you could cut of the gnome and redecorate it. Probably wanna coat it in something tank-safe, I know theres so safe clear coating stuff out there, might be pricy though
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>>2058039
Nice quiet sperg. But no. The color is rare. I took it to a local fish show because I didn't know shit about them besides that's he's almost 3 times the size of a normal betta.
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First time here in 3 months and the autism is even worse.
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>>2058043
Where are you that you guys actually have fish shows?
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>>2058048
Michigan. Just small local get together a basically. People just bring in their nice fish and have auctions.
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>>2058052
Did you get any offers on your betta? How much are people willing to pay for giant bettas?

Also, what have you named him?
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>>2058048
Not him, but there's a great fish show in St. Louis. The local aquarium society organizes it. They also have 4 yearly auctions and monthly meetings.
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>>2058029
all the samefagging is giving me cancer

and over a fucking beta christ
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>>2058040
phoenix moss
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>>2058057
Nice try m8. You're the cancer kill /Aq/ threads
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>>2058054
Someone offered me $10 till a betta guy stepped in and stopped him. Mines abnormally large and the purple/black is hard to find.
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>>2058062
i contribute as much legit content as anyone.

>>2058059
>>2057783
>>2057781
>>2057779
>>2057471
>>2057343
>>2057193

and a couple more are all me. fuck off betta shills, get yourself some alpha chad cichlids
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>>2058063
I can point out three times in THIS thread where you've mention how abnormally large and rare your betta is.

Stop clinging to the betta "fame" you autistic bastard.
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>>2058055
I grew up in Stl my entire life and never even heard of that... crazy... I'll have to go sometime.
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>>2058057
Not even a good looking one at that..
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So the senpai bought me a Hammerhead coral for my reef tank. The only thing I've had before that wasn't fish in that tank were a bunch of corallimorphs, and I never fed them or anything. They just came on the live rock and somehow managed to survive.

I get the impression that hammerhead coral is a bit more delicate, but I want this one to live because it's a present and also pretty cool.

So, what do I have to do to get a coral to survive? From my research it seems like I need to make sure it has enough magnesium and calcium to not die, and obviously the water has to not be toxic and full of poison, but is there anything else?
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>>2058073
What type of lighting do you have? Also is it a branching hammer or a hammer wall?
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>>2058076
T5, one white and one blue tube. It's a wall hammer.

I moved it in yesterday and it hasn't fully extended since.
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>>2058077
So how many watts? That should be pretty good, but hammers can take lots of light. It just won't grow as fast, not a big deal though. I would definitely place it as high in the water column as possible, preferably directly under the t5's (or between if they're far apart) and moderate flow. Definitely don't have it whipping about. Also, since it's a wall hammer your going to have to be extra careful with it's care. Branched hammers can take a hit to one of the heads, and that head will just die, but the rest of the colony will be fine. With walls, if one end gets heavily damaged and starts to die, it tends to whip out the rest of the hammer slowly but surely unless you frag it well.
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>>2058078
2 x 24W.

In terms of flow it was sitting out in the gravel being a little bit buffeted by the water. I moved it into the rock where it's a little better sheltered and it seems to have fluffed up a bit more, which is good. Webm related is how it is now - too much? Vid is sideways because I'm a retard.

In terms of calcium magnesium and kH do they pretty much take care of themselves or do I have to be on point with testing and dosing? The hammer coral is literally the only thing in the tank apart from the live rock critters and the fish, so I feel like it's not going to use very much?
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>>2057656
>>2057695
>>2057714
nice bettas
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>>2058080
Nice looking hammer. That amount of flow should be perfect. Mine is in about the same and is doing great. I would still try to move it higher though, since you don't have especially powerful lights, and I'm sure you know light penetration decreases exponentially the deeper in the water column it has to travel. Mine is two inchs from the surface. As long as you do water changes often enough (10-20% every two weeks is what I do, large 40% changes when something seems off), that should take care of calc, magn, and KH. And since it's your only hard coral (assuming you don't have tons and tons of calcerous fauna (vermitid snails, featherdusters, and the like) you won't lose Calc very quickly at all.
I don't test/dose a single thing, and my mixed reef has been thriving for 9 months now. Pic related, my reef.
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>>2058069
>dat sperg out
Keep biting at it anon it might get you somewhere
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>>2058069
The only one with autism is you. Just fuck off. A sign of autism is to keep going and going and going on about one thing without changing your tune. You're just pissed because you can't contribute anything besides cancer.
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>>2058089
Would all of you fags stop? The reason why we have to have so many aquarium generals is because fags like you and other anon argue over shit cuz your both autists, filling threads with nonsense.
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>>2058086
I'll have to rearrange my rock pile to make a nice high platform for it, but it's perked up a ton in just the half hour it's been in the new spot and the new flow. I'll just have to keep on top of water changes then and everything should be fine.

How often do you feed your hammer coral/do you feed your hammer coral?

Nice tank, by the way. What the hell is that tree/tube thing in the foreground centre-right?
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>>2058069
>triggered
Wow that was easy. If you weren't the only one replying I may have stopped.
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>>2058092
Don't forget to rescue them from petco and add a betta :^)
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>>2058092
I try to feed my hammer on occasion but it never reacts for some reason, possibly because it gets so much light? I'm not sure. But if yours will eat, I would definitely feed it. I feed my corals about twice a week, sometimes more. I really don't follow any kind of schedule.

This beauty? It's a purple ribbon gorgonian. Quite simple to keep really. You would likely need to double your lighting however.
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>>2058098
Holy balls...
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>>2058099
Don't you want these threads to be at least semi decent and look at pictures of fish. I have enjoyed every fish even the anon mythical ugly betta.
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>>2058102
Yes. Yes I would very much like that. Can they change the captcha's so it's autist proof? I realize it'd take out 90% of the users... But it'd be so nice....
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>>2058102
Bamping with a pic of my cinnamon clown, to get back on topic.
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>>2057772
Argentine swords are pretty nice.
They are bushy and dont get too big
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>>2058108
Someday I will own a saltwater tank. I just don't have the time. Well I do but it just so much easier to turn my water changer on and sit back.
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>>2058113
Yea hopefully they dont get to bad, everything has been staying short from my 150w halide, which is nice. They've been spreading like crazy, i get a new sword plant from a runner like every 3 days.
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>>2058125
Honesltly not as much work as I was anticipating. Unless something is actually wrong (corals touching improperly, corals all look bad) I don't do anything with it. feed everything about once every three days (fish get it one day, coral another, and bottom feeders all get their own day) unless I forget, sometimes everything will go without food for a week if I decide nutes are getting high. other than that i change some water every 2 weeks.

Saltwater is however pretty expensive... My whole setup has cost around $1,000, and everything I did was on the cheap. I bought my tank for 100 on CL, built my own protein skimmer, and got my 165w LED light for all of ten bucks. All coral came from the $5 frag tank, save for a few specimens. Still cost a shit ton of money.
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My cinnamon clown trying to host my colony of fluffy rhodactis mushrooms, ya think I should tell him it's not a anemone? Looks pretty comfy though...
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>>2058041
This is an excellent idea, does anyone know of a transparent silicone sealant (sort of like the stuff used to glue aquarium glass panes to each other) that I can apply in a thin coating to such decorations? Maybe with a brush, or as some kind of spray? Or like a dip and drip dry?

>>2058059
>phoenix moss

God damn, that is a fucking gorgeous plant. How the hell have I never heard of it before? I bet shrimp and fish fry love hiding in that shit.
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>>2058080
Forgive me if this is a derp question, but isn't that a sea anemone? And therefor you need to feed it shrimp or fish on a regular basis?
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>>2058146
That's fucking adorable. Can we officially refer to you as Clownfish Senpai from now on?
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>>2058185
Nah, it's a "soft" coral.

Anemones and coral have a variety of feeding strategies. They can eat and digest food just like us, or they can photosynthesize, or they can absorb nutrition floating in the water currents.

As far as I'm aware, anyway.
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What is the largest/most educated forum for talking about fish pathogens? Most of sites are like "my goldfish are covered with white dots, what do?" while i want to know more and ask questions about parasites, bacterial colonies and signs of organ/tissue damage.
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>>2058040
>does anyone know of fully aquatic plants that strongly resemble forest ferns?
Bolbitis heudelotii (African water fern), Hygrophila pinnatifida (hygro fern), or Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov' (Windelov fern).
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Has anyone else made their own 3d background?
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>>2058200
They are all so beautiful Thank you!

>>2058217
How would you even do that?
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>>2057656

If only I could get my hands on a KING KOI HALFMOON BETTA FISH! THEN YOUR KING WILL WALLOW IN SUBMISSION TO THE TRUE EMPEROR!
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>>2058219

I made a custom background also.

It actually wasn't that hard. It was messy though from carving all the foam.

I'm hoping I can make some more this summer and sell them off craigslist for people's 10 gallons.
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>>2058217
Kind of. It's made from slate tiles I took a hammer to and silicones together.
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>>2058217
Why is your tank water so cloudy anon. Why.
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>>2058239
Here's a top down view. The filter sits in the back left compartment. The back right is filled with gravel and has some mesh baskets that are planted with ribbon dracaena (lucky bamboo).
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>just cleaned out canister filter
>babby RCS everywhere!
So that's where they all went...
Guess I need to get that intake covered.
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>>2058226
>KOI HALFMOON
*armageddon halfmoon
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>>2057944
>>2058031
Thanks, and I dunno. A screaming terra cotta head with bubbles coming out his nose seems pretty kitsche, at best. People here were weirded out by the snail graveyard, too (which it turns out is the kuhlis' favorite spot!) last time I posted the tank.

The tank is technically my roommate's. I feed the fish and maintain it, he pays for everything. He has pretty eccentric tastes. The head was actually a gift I got him.
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>>2058271
What kind of gravel is that?
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Recommend me some kickass plants, /aq/.
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>>2058271
My kuhlis have a snail graveyard, too. Pretty sure they made it, I've seen them attack small ones.
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Just received my electric bill...
$468 for my fucking computer, very few lights I hardly ever run, mini fridge/freezer, 65 gallon tropical community tank, 39 gallon cold water community tank, 5 gallon nano reef, and my 10 gallon shrimp tank.
Am I pushing my bill higher with all my tanks?
Seriously, how can you guys afford it? Or am I just living in a bad place for electricity?
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>>2058183
it can be a little bit difficult to grow, as with all things do your research
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>>2058309
You're doing something wrong or you aren't paying your bill on time. My air conditioner uses much more electrify and it runs 24/7 and my bill is only 120 a month
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>>2058314
Wow nice contribution thumbs up wow!
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>>2058316
speak for yourself anon
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>>2058318
I know who you are and you have never put in a real contribution.
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>>2058328
this is silly
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>>2058331
You call that a betta?
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>>2058338
no that is clearly a neon tetra that i rescued from petco
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>>2058219
You carve out your shape in polystyrene (pink insulation foam) then cover in drylok or drygard
>>2058227
I was also surprised by how much foam ended up all over the place, the one I made was for a 55g
>>2058239
That looks really nice, hadn't thought about slate
>>2058240
Floramax is a dirty sumbitch of a substrate, pic was taken right after adding water last night so nothing had settled yet

Pic for texture
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>>2058189
Actually hammers are large polyp stony corals, or LPS corals. They're a member of the euphyllia family, which consists of more hard corals like it.
>>2058185
Not a Nem. And also you don't have to feed either of them anyways, they can get everything they need from the light, but feeding can help color/ growth rate
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>>2058188
Sure
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>>2058188
although I only have the one :). To bad I don't have pictures of my first pair... They were beautiful. But alas, the female was killed brutally by my Sally light foot, and the male jumped from the tank the week after. Was very sad, after the female died the male just couldn't be happy. He just swam at the top corner of the tank slowly all day long til he committed seppuku
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>>2058277
Fluval shrimp stratum.
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New thread:
>>2058435
>>2058435
>>2058435
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>>2058437
Liar
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>>2058443
Sorry didn't notice the other one.
Here's the new thread: >>2058297
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>>2057714
george washington was euthanized today, humanely with clove oil + freezing

RIP
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>>2056651
Goldfish are hard to kill. They swim a lot and are very entertaining to watch. With that budget you could easily do goldfish. I think you would want like 200 gallons in order to make an impressive display. A few fringe people like me hate to see some of the fancys struggle to swim. The only catch with goldfish is you are going to need to either change significant amount of water once a week because they are messy fish. Their are some advanced level DIY filtration that could keep up but you're not really ready for that I can tell by your questions. If something smells then something is off with your water quality etc. Yes automatic feeders are fine but I'm sure some of your staff could just feed them. But for filtration purposes automatic feeders are better because people go soft and start feeding too much. Never seen a $3000 dollar goldfish. Even if there's one just get some small expensive fish and they will grow. Avoid getting too many fish in the beginning.
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>>2058718
clearly this is a little late but green peas sometime cure that for fish like goldfish. I doubt you could get a betta to eat one though
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I've recently come into possession of 1500 spare dollars. Should I get a nano tank and a betta?
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