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    Need help building a sump

    Hi guys,

    I have never built a sump and would like to make one, but I have no experience with sumps and don't really know how things work. I have a 125 gallon tank and, as far as filtering, I have...
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    Turtle Primer

    Hey guys,

    I wanted to add a contribution to the website and type up a turtle primer. While my number of posts is low, I am not new to turtles and other reptiles. I have kept different sliders and...
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    Thanks for the replies you guys. I ended up...

    Thanks for the replies you guys.
    I ended up getting one of those pumps that have a little fan inside, I think they are used in salt water tanks to create currents and such (not a power head). ...
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    Yes, I siphon all solid waste with every water...

    Yes, I siphon all solid waste with every water chance and remove poop in between, whenever the filter doesn't catch it.

    I'm thinking that corner might just be a dead spot.
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    Sponge filters

    Hey guys,

    As you know, turtles are messy. I have my tank over-filtered at twice the capacity and have no issues with water quality. However, my turtles have the habit of pooping, mostly, in one...
  6. This is a sad, and all too common occurrence. I...

    This is a sad, and all too common occurrence. I don't know why it is so hard for people to just take the fish back to a pet store...

    In Florida, people do the same but not only with fish, they...
  7. Thanks guys! that puts me at ease.

    Thanks guys! that puts me at ease.
  8. Water Changes - Need advise from experts

    So, I decided to go bare bottom in a 125 gallon tank with some wood. I decided to bite the bullet and do all the extra work discus require.

    I am having trouble wrapping my head around one thing,...
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    Bare Bottom Suggestions

    Is there anything that can be used (some kind of mat, or plank, or something) instead of gravel or sand?

    I don't know if I am explaining myself properly. I can see the advantage of a bare bottom...
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    Oh, one more thing: As far as stocking levels,...

    Oh, one more thing: As far as stocking levels, compatibility, etc. check out this website: http://www.aqadvisor.com/
    That's basically a calculator where you input your tank's dimensions and filters...
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    While I'm not an expert, and myself just getting...

    While I'm not an expert, and myself just getting started with a 125 gallon tank, I have done a ton of research, for about the last year, and can tell you some stuff I have come across that seems to...
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    Congo's are cool too, but I think I'm going to...

    Congo's are cool too, but I think I'm going to stick with the tigers and the denisons since I've been eying them for a while and like the idea of having a large school.
    The only one at this point I...
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    Well, I think that settles it, the back shark is...

    Well, I think that settles it, the back shark is a lot more to my taste than the pictus. I ran the numbers thru a fish calculator and it all adds up nicely.

    20 x Tiger Barbs (mix of regular and...
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    How about this: 10 x Denison 15 x Tiger 1 x...

    How about this:
    10 x Denison
    15 x Tiger
    1 x Pictus catfish
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    Well, dang, looks like I was not so uncoordinated...

    Well, dang, looks like I was not so uncoordinated after all. I was thinking about the denison barbs and was toying with the idea of tiger barbs.

    Now, ok, let's say I go with a school of each, can...
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    Stock my tank

    Ok, so, I am getting a 125 gallon tank running and need stocking suggestions. I have an idea of what I want but, reading online, I can see others are a lot more coordinated at stocking their tank....
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    Discus: a couple of questions

    Sorry I ask too many dumb questions. Normally, I would read a few books, but I have noticed most books out there are outdated.

    Anyhow, I am thinking about setting up a Discus tank sometime in the...
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    So, it would seem there is no way around RO water.

    So, it would seem there is no way around RO water.
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    Softening water with moss pellets?

    I've heard moss pellets in a canister filter soften water. So, I had an idea I wanted to run by you guys and see what you think. Please pick it apart, tell me all the negatives, or if it is just...
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    The reviews on this site and a few others...

    The reviews on this site and a few others recommend them. Most people state they can handle a big bioload. Why do they stink?
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    Combining filters

    I have read that a lot of people combine more than one type of filter in case one fails. Looking at my options, I was thinking about getting a Marineland Emperor 400 and Eheim 2213 canister for a 75...
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    Silver Dollars and plants

    Hi everyone,

    I am going to set up a tank fairly soon and there are lots of fish I am considering. One of my top choices are silver dollars. However, I would like to have a planted aquarium and I...
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    Ok, but what are some common amounts added to a...

    Ok, but what are some common amounts added to a 75 gallon tank?

    5 drops per gallon? 1 drop per tank? 17 buckets per gallon?

    Just in general. How much did you use for your tank and how big was...
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    Using Ammonia for fishless cycle

    I've been reading about doing a fishless cycle with Ammonia and that's probably what I'll end up doing.

    Can anyone tell me, loosely, how much ammonia to add to a 75 gallon tank. I know that the...
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    Thank you all for the responses. As of yet I...

    Thank you all for the responses.

    As of yet I do not have a tank, I am researching a lot so I can set things up properly (plus or minus a few beginner mistakes)

    My plan is to first set up a 75...
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