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Why I avoid facebook fish groups. u guys r my rock<3

Have you ever been a part of a fish group? Have you come across a person seeking information that you just so happened to have a personal experience on? 

Before going out of your way to type out something, beware of the arm chair experts. 

For not everything you tell some people can be handled. For example-

  • Person seeking information in regards to cyanobacteria invasion.

I take the liberty to share my personal experiences with this problem. 

The arm…


Added by Rusty Shackleford on November 30, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

WUFTP... Fastest way to introduce fish a existing tank that just got converted to dirt??

So after a year and a half of killing plants, I decided it's time to upgrade my lighting an dirt my 2 tanks. (I have my 35 now dirted with the fish in a holding tank and my 125 still to change over)
My question is is if do a ton of water changes and use existing filter what's the soonest I can put my fish back in the newly dirted tank?

Added by Victory MMA on August 27, 2015 at 9:22pm — 4 Comments


So back onto my fish obsession! Restarted my 55g with my 10g as a quarantine tank. So I knew that the fish I absolutely need in my FOWLR are marine betta, dwarf lionfish, and snowflake eel. So far, it has been a couple of months with just the Marine Betta in the 55g. I had an antenatta but it didn't make it past a week so I returned it and got a Blue spot puffer instead and the eel is still not eating as of a month by the time I am posting this. With that being said, the coast seems clear…


Added by DR Wilson on April 23, 2015 at 3:29am — 1 Comment

Fish are keep dying

I dirt my tank two moths ago, I had brackish water for couple of days but it was clear afterwards. Everything went fine for a week and two then I got ich in the tank. I treated the tank after loosing three fish and rest of the fish were quarantined. I am having a huge problem now as my fish are keep dying every second day. I am doing water changes every week. I tested the water everything is 0 but ph is a bit low. My lfs says that dont do big water change its causing ph decrease. I…


Added by Shary on December 13, 2014 at 5:19am — 1 Comment

Which Miracle Grow Soil do I use??

Hello everyone!

Ok, so I already bought 2 bags of Organic Choice "Potting mix"Miracle Grow, but on another channel, they are saying that the Miracle grown Organic Choice "Garden Soil" is better!!! They said that it has less ammonia and it doesn't take as long to cycle... …


Added by Michael Kollin on November 30, 2014 at 2:27pm — 2 Comments

Sunken Tree 26T

i painted the back and glued the tree together.  The pieces off to the right were actully coming off the back and when i trimmed then to fit in the tank they looked good off to the side.  I am planing of covering the splits with moss.  I also was able to take about and inch and a half off the bottom so now it sits flater and looks a little more real.…


Added by Pasterfield on November 14, 2014 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Sunken Tree Tank

Sunken Tree Tank (26T)

I am starting my first planted tank.  I wanted to do something big for the first time and i have been reviewing and watching a ton of videos.  I was out hiking nad found this fallen tree.  It looked alot smaller outside, but i am making it work in the tank.  I am going to paint the back and trim a little off othe bottom so it will sit flate in the tank. …


Added by Pasterfield on November 13, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Compatibility of angelfish

Hey I was planning of getting two angel fish for my 270litre tank but I am uncertain if they can go with red forest jewels and some of my catfish,
-2 forest jewels
-1 tandanus
-2 salmon/blue tail catfish
-6rainbow fish
-1 clown loach
-Cory cats and bristlenosr catfish

Added by Gav on October 2, 2014 at 1:02am — 2 Comments

!!!!!!Salmontail catfish (Arius leptaspis) won't move help!!!!

Have two salmon tails and other fish in a 70gallon and they where happy the first couple of days I got them but have since just stayed in the same spot only moving to get more comfortable or when being fed HOW CAN I FIX THIS???? please help!!!!

Added by Gav on September 28, 2014 at 7:55am — 2 Comments

Bad day

So it was my day off today. My grandma just celebrated her 67 birthday I gave her my betta as a gift and I helped set up her lil three gal as aswell she loves tanks as much as I do. I get back home and started on my tank since today is the only day I get to clean my tank and do a water change. I figured how about a 50% change trim the plant all will be good. As I'm preping the hose my wife is running around the house trying to get ready for work and asks if I could get her a lunch ready so I… Continue

Added by MjayN619 on September 16, 2014 at 10:56am — 1 Comment

How do I find Inert Rocks!

Hey, the last 2 rocks I tried in my tank, raised the PH even though they weren't supposed to, supposedly!!  I like to keep my tanks at 6.8 or so… 

I'm in Northern California near San Francisco, live in Marin County. Anyone know of any rocks that won't raise the PH in my tank that I can buy locally at a rock place or even find? There's an ADA Store in San Francisco but those rocks are freaking Expensive Big time.,.. I'd love to be able to go to the local rock place that sells…


Added by Michael Kollin on September 14, 2014 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

Need help

My fish have white stingy stuff on them and one of my fish has fin rot I think

Added by Cody Maricle on September 9, 2014 at 9:59pm — 3 Comments

20 gallon project ideas? suggestions?

So Im doing a dirted/substrate tank for my 20 gallon 

Im planning on using 1.5-2 inch dirt. Then cap it with flourite substrate. Then maybe another cap of pool filter sand for baby tears or small rooted plants.( or did you think it will spread on the flourite>?) 

Then im going to build a DIY co2 system 

It will be run a 40 watt at least 5000k light 

All I have right now is the tank and fixture of the light.

The plants I wanted are dwarf sag, jungle val,…


Added by huy nguyen on September 1, 2014 at 1:04am — 2 Comments

Help needed lowering Ph

Dear All,

My first post on so please be patient with me :)

My setup :

65 Gallon Fluval Vicenza Freshwater…


Added by nmacog on August 23, 2014 at 7:40am — 6 Comments

Aquarium light and light loss and different cheap ways to light your tank ( LED/FLORESCENT!!!!!!!

For Most aquariums :  Maximizing the amount of light plants recieve has a beificial effect, but the are many ways in which light get lost in the aquarium as well.…


Added by theeAQUATICattic on August 21, 2014 at 11:10pm — No Comments

How to grow aquatic plants emersed?

How do u make aquatic plants that are growing underwater, to grow emersed? 

Added by Johanan Micaiah on August 14, 2014 at 2:21am — 5 Comments

ideas for stocking a ten gallon

what are some cool fish that can go in my ten gallon i like cherry barbs and sparkling gouramis thanks

Added by Luke Kennedy on July 31, 2014 at 12:03pm — 1 Comment

light planted tank

now that i got my tank planted with a few of the plants i want . which include  bleheri, water primrose,  dracaena, spathiphyllum, ophiopogon, trihomanes,syngonium, and some cardinal plant that im trying to get to carpet which is starting to carpet really really fast under extremely low light . the swords are starting to melt a bit thinking about dosing some flourish excel to help out the co2 part of it and some root tabs also  something to help leaf regrowth and i know my lighting is really…


Added by john walden on July 22, 2014 at 6:49pm — 4 Comments

clay help

What kind of red clay for a dirted tank use I use I already bought one amaco Mexican self hardin clay is that a good one to sure help

Added by Michael on July 21, 2014 at 10:53pm — 4 Comments

Purple Algae

This guy has an awesome little aquarium.  I can't believe it's only 10 gallons.  I don't know very much about saltwater aquariums, but I was wondering how do you get purple algae? Is it the lighting?  Do you have to buy live rock that already has it on…


Added by Katie Gander on July 13, 2014 at 9:40pm — No Comments

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