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  1. Introductions
    Super noob who Messed with the nitrogen cycle Hi there I am brand new to owning an aquarium and I have a 10 gallon tank with three black mollys. I had it for a week and then put the fish in. I got a liquid test and was testing daily. I got worried when the ammonia went up, so I bought ammo...
  2. Beginner Freshwater
    Hi again everyone! I was lucky enough to get my hands on a second 10-gallon from a family member, but I'm having trouble deciding on what friend(s) to put in in it. I was thinking of either getting a betta OR a small school (maybe neon tetras), but my younger brother pointed out that I'm...
  3. Beginner Freshwater
    After about a week and a half of waiting, my nitrite levels started rising two days ago. When that happened, my ammonia was at a 1.5 ppm so i brought it back up to 3. The day after, the nitrites were still rising and the ammonia was still lowering. That day I did nothing to the ammonia...
  4. Beginner Freshwater
    HI!! I have never owned an aquarium in my life. I just "inherited" a 75 gallon tank that my roommate had in storage (my roommate only had it because a previous roommate left it behind). I have 2 primary concerns... Concern #1: There is absolutely NO hardware with it; no stand, no hood, no...
  5. Introductions
    Hello all, This is my first time in this fish forum. I'm a beginner hobbyist on freshwater tanks so I hope to learn from all your experiences. I will start with this picture of my 16 gallons tank. I got two grown up guppies, five small guppies and three danio zebras. The small guppies are from...
  6. Beginner Freshwater
    I am currently in college and I live in a dorm. A 10 gallon fish tank is all I am allowed to have so I decided to go for it. I cycled my tank and got three male guppies but one killed another and I took him back and the third one died so I decided to get something else. The guy at Petsmart...
  7. General Freshwater
    Setting up a 29 Gallon freshwater, and was looking to put in two pairs of dwarf cockatoo cichlids, which my LFS told would work as long as it had enough hiding places, and wanted to fill up the tank with some dither fish. Cardinal tetras are a personal favorite of mine, as are glow-light and...
  8. Beginner Saltwater
    what do i need, and how would i set it up? thanks for any advice!
  9. Beginner Freshwater
    I picked up a 37 gallon tank from a friend of mine and am looking for some advice on fish that live well together. I am considering just getting a couple oscars and then getting a 55 or bigger next year, but on the other hand I'm feeling a nice eclectic mix of angel fish, a few cichlids of some...
  10. Beginner Freshwater
    Hey guys, i got a new Aquarium, always wanted one and well received one as a gift from someone who knows nothing about fish, anyway, i changed everything and currently have a 30 Gallon tank with 4 fish, only 1 Discus, the others are: 1 Clownfish and 2 Elephant nose fishes. Focusing on my primary...
  11. Introductions
    my name is kathryn gaines i desided to register here on fishforums because i have alot of questions and people at pet stores sometimes dont know what they're talking about. so the answers on here are all from people who have aquariums themselves. recently i bought a 29 gallon glass tank with...
  12. Beginner Freshwater
    Hi all, I'm still pretty new to the fish world. We set up our 20 gallon freshwater tank in early August. It has a thick layer of black gravel, a small cave ornament, and three plastic plants. The filter came with the tank and is an Aqueon PowerFilter. We have a sponge filter/bubbler thing that...
  13. Beginner Freshwater
    Hey guys! I wrote a few days back about my first tank, a 10 gallon with two goldfish. So far, I upgraded my filter to a whisper ex20, which isn't exactly silent but aside from that a great filter. I did two water changes in the first two days, around 40%, because the water was really cloudy...
  14. Beginner Freshwater
    Hey guys! I just came back from the local fair with two goldfish in hand, and was inspired to make them last. Quick trip out to petco, and I'm the proud owner of a 10 gallon tank, a few plastic plants, some gravel, a bunch of flake food and a cheap power filter (profin 10). But I do have a...
  15. Beginner Freshwater
    Hi all, I'm setting up a 1.5 gallon tank and have a couple questions. I've kept a goldfish in this tank before and used the under the gravel filtration system that came with the tank, but the old filtration stuff was sort of gross and I felt needed to be thrown out. I bought an in-tank filter...
  16. Aquatic Plants
    I've recently fixed my tank up with multiple live plants, getting rid of all fake to hopefully keep my fish even more comfortable. Before I get myself in over my head I have a couple questions. Co2 - Are tablets fine? A friend of mine had a heavily planted tank and referred me to these...
  17. Beginner Freshwater
    EDIT: We still need some advice on where we can add more fish to the tank when already in it is: 4 corys 2 bristlenoses 10 fire tetras 7 Rasbhoras I would like 1 or 2 Dwarf Gouramis.. if possible... or maybe to add a betta insted?... would this be to much? This is a pic of the tank when were...
  18. Beginner Saltwater
    I have started thinking about a saltwater tank. I have looked up some stuff on the internet, but am still really confused. One thing that confuses me is the filtration. I heard that live sand and rock can help in that area? And then protien skimmers are good for reefs. But I dont get sumps or...
  19. Beginner Freshwater
    Wanting to get my first tank, thinking maybe a 50 gallon freshwater. My real question is on stocking. I would like to build a somewhat easy to take care of tank, and came to you guys the real experts, the ones with experience. Here is what I was thinking; one redtail shark, 3-5 zebra danios, 3-5...
  20. Beginner Freshwater
    My Grandma found a 25g tank, she called us and said she'll see how much it costs if we were interested. Of course (DUH) I'm interested, But what are some good Beginner Fish That I can get (IF of course I can get the tank)
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