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    Just an update: I siliconed in a divider of...

    Just an update:
    I siliconed in a divider of glass sitting on top of 40 ppi foam 1.5" thick. This allows the water to pass from one side to the other without letting the fry through. I had snails in...
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    The water bottle bottle is thin and flexible, so...

    The water bottle bottle is thin and flexible, so just a razor blade. If the ends didn't match, I just trimmed it.
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    Cycling Concerns

    I've been fishless cycling my 10 gallon for a month and my ammonia is looking great, it will take 2.0 ppm to 0 within 24 hours every day. My nitrite is at 0. But my nitrate reading won't go down....
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    DIY Plant Anchors

    I had a problem with my cabomba constantly being pulled out of the substrate. My solution was to cut off the bottom of a 500ml water bottle, cut two X's on opposite sides and thread stems through...
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    GE Silicone 1 FYI

    A lot of people have been asking about silicone for the aquariums. Going by the many recommendations across the internet I used GE 100% Silicone 1. After someone pointed out to me the under the...
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    Treating seeded sponge filters

    HELP, I have sponge filters seeded in my main tank ready to transfer to a brand new tank. I discovered unwanted snails in the aquarium, so I probably have snails and eggs in the sponge filters. The...
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    New Shrimp Tank

    I am starting my first Cherry shrimp tank. I picked up a new 10 gallon that I want to divide so I can have two different color shrimp. Screen or solid divider? In any case, I'm thinking one corner...
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    Since I started it, is there any way for me to...

    Since I started it, is there any way for me to delete the thread?
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    Too late, it's gone

    Too late, it's gone
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    Me too. Free is always good

    Me too. Free is always good
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    FREE 200 gallon tank in Flushing NY

    Not mine, but a good deal for someone

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2157799404482099
    -200 Gallon Fish Tank -2 Ehiem Filters -Fresh Water Tank -Tank and Base are in very good condition...
  12. Thread: Fish net

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    Great idea, especially since I have 2 buckets for...

    Great idea, especially since I have 2 buckets for the aquarium already. Thanks
    How do you read the TDS? Meter? Solution test?
  13. Thread: Fish net

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    When I acclimate my new fish in a bucket (I use...

    When I acclimate my new fish in a bucket (I use the drip method) and need to transfer them to the tank, I feel a smaller net would help. All the fish I have will stay under 2.5". Currently, I only...
  14. Thread: Fish net

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    Fish net

    I looking to buy a 3" or 4" fish net with a 24" handle (I don't want to submerge my hand in the water). Anybody have any ideas? I've seen the telescoping handles and don't know if I would trust them....
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    Thank you for the information

    Thank you for the information
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    3D Printed Accessories

    I came across a post from someone who 3D printed test tube racks and grids for plants. I didn't save the information and can't find it again. Does anyone know who it is or where the post is?
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    Good news everyone, got the KH/GH test kit. KH...

    Good news everyone, got the KH/GH test kit. KH tested at 53.7 - 50-100ppm & GH tested at 89.5 - 140-200ppm. Ammonia, Nitrite & Nitrate test at 0. Fish still looking good.
  18. Thread: Hello

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    The Prime ordered Tuesday will be here Thursday....

    The Prime ordered Tuesday will be here Thursday. Tested my water today and Ammonia is still at 0.

    I just got a Python Drain & Fill, so water change shouldn't be a problem.
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    Wow, the chart is really interesting, so much...

    Wow, the chart is really interesting, so much information. Thanks

    I also ordered the API KH/GH test kit to supplement the Master Kit, I just don't trust the strips I checked my water yesterday: PH...
  20. Thread: Hello

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    When I filled my tank, I added API Tap Water...

    When I filled my tank, I added API Tap Water Conditioner. Is that a similar product?
    Years ago when I first had fish, we let the tap water just sit for a couple of days, made sure the temperature...
  21. Thread: Hello

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    The API Freshwater Master Test Kit was one of the...

    The API Freshwater Master Test Kit was one of the first things I bought. Unfortunately, it doesn't test for hardness. I contacted my local water supply company and either they were stupid or lazy,...
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    I agree on the appearance of the corner tank plus...

    I agree on the appearance of the corner tank plus I really didn't have good wall space to put a regular tank.

    I should start a journal just so later on I can laugh at how stupid I was when I...
  23. Thread: Hello

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    I have a 54 gal corner tank with Penn Plax...

    I have a 54 gal corner tank with Penn Plax Cascade 1000 filter rated at 265gph & Eheim Jager 150w Heater.

    For fish, I was thinking of: 6 x Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi), 5 x Cherry Barb...
  24. Thread: Hello

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    Hello

    Getting back into the hobby after a 45 year hiatus. After all that time, everything has changed so much, so I'll be looking over a lot of the older posts before I start asking the same questions over...
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