October 2013 Blog Posts (14)

My clown loaches are hiding

My clown loaches are hiding behind jungle val . I can't see them until lights turn off or feeding . any advise to get them active?

Added by Antanas Mingela on October 26, 2013 at 8:47pm — 7 Comments

84L Amazon Biotope

Been some years since I kept tropical fish but now the kids are a bit older (and less likely to disrupt my tank!), I have started a 84 L tank to get me back in the swing of things.

The tanks been running for a couple of months now. Started with 4 platys to get the tank established with the intention of moving them to my 6 ft tank when I get it out of storage and setup. Lost a platy a couple of weeks later, never figured out why (I'd been testing regularly and keeping a very…


Added by Kenneth Philabaum on October 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — 23 Comments


Hi everyone,

I am planning to start my first African Cichlid tank. I am doing extensive research so that I can be informed on which specific species to start with, their needs, water parameters, food, aqua scape, etc.

My question is, which is the smallest species from the African Cichlids that I can buy? And what is the smallest tank size I can get for that particualr species?

Your input will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


Added by OceanLife69 on October 17, 2013 at 3:10pm — 19 Comments

Fossils and crystals

Can u use fossil shells or quartzs crystals as aquarium decore what about geodes

Added by Jason on October 15, 2013 at 9:21pm — 2 Comments

Starting new tank

I'm starting a 10 gallon freshwater tank want to have a good planted tank need info on easy to care for plants as for fish I'm looking at snails ghost shrimp maybe cherry and guppies and other small colorful fish and other ideas be helpful

Added by Jason on October 15, 2013 at 9:43am — 4 Comments

Discus in 50 gallon tank? Also angel fish?

im just starting to set up a 50 gallon and i wanted to know how much discus i can put in the 50g?

i was wondering 3 or 4 and planted and maybe some neons and cory.

also i was wondering is it ok to put discus and angelfish together in one . thank you

Added by Mark on October 14, 2013 at 5:29pm — 4 Comments

Where to buy fluval vegetarian flakes?

Where to buy fluval vegetarian flakes? Continue

Added by Raymond Olender on October 12, 2013 at 10:13pm — 1 Comment

Anyone raising brine?

My tetras love frozen brine. So I'm interested in hatching and raising live ones. Any input on what to feed them?

Added by Benny on October 8, 2013 at 8:29am — 33 Comments

first planted tank

Hi people,new too planted tanks .I've always kept Oscars and fancied a new challenge . So my tank was converted too dirt when my poor Oscar finally died and the first plant went in just short of a month later (5 days ago). I'm stunned at the growth . its running 4x 80w t5 . co2 is yet to be set up . cheers Al

Added by rsmuppet on October 8, 2013 at 5:40am — 2 Comments

Maybe ich?

So i have discovered this morning that my two silver dollars in my fish tank have white ich like spots on them. I think it might just be oxygen bubbles stuck to them but idk. So i raised the temperature of the aquarium, put in aquarium salt and ich treatment, and turned off all the lights in the room. Does anyone have any advice on beating ich? If so that would be great! Thank you!


Added by Allabouttanks on October 7, 2013 at 6:04pm — 14 Comments

Just Joined

Hi every one, just joined! Hope to learn from you all!

Added by OceanLife69 on October 7, 2013 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Hello, just joined

I've been watching some of the youtube vids that dustin has up. So I decided to Join up. Looks like a great place to gain/ share knowledge. I went planted a yr ago and so far have kept the handful of plants I picked up alive. No raging insane growth tho.. So I'm lookin forward to learning some tips

Added by Benny on October 6, 2013 at 7:27pm — 6 Comments

my impaller dose want to work

i try to use vaseline on it but it dose want to work need help fast 

Added by mr dope fish on October 6, 2013 at 4:03pm — 4 Comments

Live Aquatic Plants

Hi, I have been adding plants to my tank slowly for a while now. No matter how hard I try it seems i cant maintain them and keep them healthy. I use flourish and CO2 booster but it doesn't seem to help. Any advice or tips on how to keep aquatic plants healthy would be great. THANK YOU!


Added by Allabouttanks on October 2, 2013 at 9:20pm — 8 Comments

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