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  1. General Freshwater
    My fish tank has never been crystal clear (except for when it had about 1 fish in it) and I am looking for a way to make it at least presentable. Another fish keeper I asked told my he recommends 2 Odyssea CFS500s and after doing a little bit of searching around, I stumbled upon the Odyssea...
  2. Equipment & Technologies
    I was wondering if I needed an RO filter for my discus, and if I do, what is a good one and how much does it cost? Also, to the best of my knowledge, RO water is water that's been passed through a membrane that removes every single thing in the water like salt ions. Is this correct and can...
  3. Invertebrates
    My shrimps been hanging onto the thermostat for almost a week. Not sure why, there is closer areas to the output but if hes happy then I am :) I love bamboo shrimp and they are halarious to watch. Video! http://youtu.be/7cn2p2HY7jM NOTE: Not sure if I am allowed to just post something like...
  4. General Freshwater
    I have a 20L with an aquafin 40 and I just picked up a 10 gallon that came with an aquafin 20 filter. From what I can find the best way to get my bacteria going would be to run the new filter cartridge in my old tank behind it's filter before I put it into the new tank, does this make sense...
  5. Equipment & Technologies
    I am in need of the full manual for my filter (2026). I cant find it anywhere on the web so just wondering if you guys have one lying around and can email it to me? Also, how often/long do I clean the canister, change the media? And how do I turn it off or unplug without getting the carpet wet...
  6. Equipment & Technologies
    I currently have a Marina S20 Power Filter. It works great, very quiet, keep the water clear and everything. But I feel like I should upgrade to a Fluval C3 Power Filter. Marina is much slim and compact design but I don't know if it's enough to do the 3 stages filter to keep my fish happy...
  7. General Freshwater
    Can i raise the water level so it can reduce or do fish need 1 inch space? Its the outflow can i do anything else?
  8. Equipment & Technologies
    Oh dear me, it's that humdedum again with her questions. ;) I just bought a secondhand aquarium and the person threw in a bunch of old airstones, filters and aquarium light reflectors (the light housing that you place on top of the actual hood). I have yet to test how they run, so I'll edit this...
  9. Profile & Article Submissions & Discussions
    So, I have bought several 30 gallon Aquaclear filters in the past and many times after cleaning the motor, they stop working. I also have another filter that started to screech one day. So, I cleaned the motor. But, it's still screeches. How can I fix these problems? How I clean it.... -every...
  10. Beginner Freshwater
    Good news! *keeps fingers crossed that she's not jinxing herself* I've been trying to cycle my 20 gallon tank since early September, and as of 11/20 (two Saturdays ago), my ammonia and nitrites have finally dropped to 0 ppm. Did a 25% water change that same day and have been testing water every...
  11. Introductions
    I know you guys all hate and disagree with fish per gallon ratios, but how do the total inches differ from FOWLR to reef? I just had a guy in a pet store tell me it goes from 5 gallon per inch to twenty, respectively. Is this true? And to make you all happier, assume the tank has good...
  12. 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...
  13. General Freshwater
    So I need a water pump. Today at a thrift store, I found a 30-60gal filter (picture here) I was wondering if I could take off the bottom plating and take out the pump in there. I'm not sure if its a normal pump, like the one you would use to replace a water fountain, or if its an underwater...
  14. Equipment & Technologies
    So I need a water pump. Today at a thrift store, I found a 30-60gal filter (picture here) I was wondering if I could take off the bottom plating and take out the pump in there. I'm not sure if its a normal pump, like the one you would use to replace a water fountain, or if its an underwater...
  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. General Freshwater
    I bought my first fish yesterday from a local store along with a 3 gallon tank kit with a filter. I ran the filter all day yesterday but this morning he did not seem very happy and was staying in one corner of the tank so I decided to turn of the filter for a couple of hours. As soon as i turned...
  17. Equipment & Technologies
    I hope I AM posting this in the right place...It is my first active day here...I would like to get a new aquarium of 30-40 gallons. I'd also like to be able to have enough light to grow more plants and have C02 injection. I did all my learning with low light hoods and hob filters. I don't like...
  18. Equipment & Technologies
    Hello, I am trying to research on filter medias and only found few information regarding it. Most of the documents I found are about filters itself, not the filter media. As you know, there are three main types of filtration. They are mechanical, chemical and biological. And for the filters...
  19. Beginner Freshwater
    I came home today and the rest of my fish were dead I want to know for sure that it was the effects of the cycle that killed my 4 zebra danios, or if it was disease, or dodgy pet shop fish, or my filter, or my short attempt at fish food fishless cycling that killed them. Should I start over...
  20. Beginner Saltwater
    This may be a dumb question, but I just bought an RO unit, Coralife Pure FLo II 50 gpd and there are two output lines, a blue (pure water) and a red (waste water). First, no instructions, etc. came with the unit, but when I run it, there is no shut-off valve on the red (waste water) line so it...
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