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    Until recently I did not realize that it was...

    Until recently I did not realize that it was alright to use sand in a freshwater tank. When I started my tank I used gravel simply because I did not know. I am curious to hear the answer though...
  2. Thread: Tank Bound?

    by amelsea
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    Tank Bound?

    I have heard a lot about fish only growing to the size of the tank. Is there any validity to this statement? I was unable to find any good information regarding this and wondered if anyone else knew....
  3. Thread: Walmart fish

    by amelsea
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    Every time I go to the fish department at Walmart...

    Every time I go to the fish department at Walmart I feel bad. The fish always look so sad. I feel like I should rescue what I can and make sure those fish get good lives. I am always too afraid...
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    I am very interested in the Betta idea. I never...

    I am very interested in the Betta idea. I never knew that they were about to be kept with other fish peacefully. I have read the article on here about them and it seems like one of them would do fine...
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    I do not know a whole lot about compatibility but...

    I do not know a whole lot about compatibility but I love the Neon Tetra's. I have a small school now and plan on getting more as soon as my tank will cooperate with me. They are very active and...
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    I knew that the pleco would grow rather large. My...

    I knew that the pleco would grow rather large. My plan is to rehome him when he gets too large for my tank. If everything works out right... I will have a new, larger home for him.

    So I can cross...
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    20 Gal High - Stocking Suggestions

    My tank is still cycling, with fish, for now. I am looking for suggestions on what to put into the tank for the future.

    Currently in the tank:

    4 Neon Tetra's
    Dalmatian Molly
    Marbled Sailfin...
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    **Update** Just another update for anyone...

    **Update**

    Just another update for anyone still interested. All of the Danio's died. Most of the Neon's and the Molly are still doing fine. After another water change and test the next day the...
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    **Update** This morning I lost another Danio...

    **Update**

    This morning I lost another Danio and one of the Neon Tetra's. I immediate went to the fish store and got an API master test kit this morning. I also got an Optima Maxima airpump with a...
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    There is currently a Marineland Penguin Biowheel...

    There is currently a Marineland Penguin Biowheel 200, rated for 50 gallons. There is no airstones or other oxygenation features added to the tank. I thought about getting some but did not know the...
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    A couple of the Danio's have their fins close to...

    A couple of the Danio's have their fins close to their bodies. The Tetra's and Molly appear fine. A couple of the Danio's were eating just fine, the others ate very little if anything at all. And all...
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    They use liquid drops. The tank should be almost...

    They use liquid drops. The tank should be almost done cycling, it has been up for several weeks. I made the mistake of listening to the store and cycling with fish.

    I was looking at the fish and...
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    Fritz Zyme is a live bacteria additive....

    Fritz Zyme is a live bacteria additive. Everything I have read recommended it when starting the tank and suggested continued use throughout the tanks life.
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    Help! Danio's dropping like flies!

    When I left for work this morning all of the fish were swimming around, seemed active and healthy. When I came home after work three of the Danio's in the tank were dead. I immediately removed the...
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    amelsea's 20 Gal - First Aquarium

    To start this out, this is my first experience with freshwater tanks. After getting some horrible advice from the pet store and having numerous difficulties with the tank, I believe I am finally...
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    **Update** Thanks to everyone for the advice....

    **Update**

    Thanks to everyone for the advice. I was able to find another store in town that was able to work with me on the fish returns. They took in the catfish and the cichlid. The new tank...
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    **Update** Thanks to everyone for the advice....

    **Update**

    Thanks to everyone for the advice. I was able to find another store in town that was able to work with me on the fish returns. They took in the catfish and the cichlid. The new tank...
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    Just a quick update: Made another 10 gal water...

    Just a quick update:

    Made another 10 gal water change this morning. Ammonia and Nitrite still tested high before the change.

    I talked with an old friend who has advanced knowledge of aquariums...
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    I plan on calling them tomorrow to see what they...

    I plan on calling them tomorrow to see what they can do for me. This whole thing is frustrating. Hopefully they will be willing to work with my on some of the issues. I am definitely going to find...
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    I do not think they will allow me to return the...

    I do not think they will allow me to return the fish. This whole situation is disappoint to me, only because I trusted what they said without question. This whole thing is my fault, but I want to...
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    I did read the cycling articles. I wish I had...

    I did read the cycling articles. I wish I had been able to read them before starting the tank. Unfortunately I did not keep the old filter or run both. There was nothing that indicated that I needed...
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    This is not the only terrible advice that I got...

    This is not the only terrible advice that I got from that store. I posted another thread trying to fix their bad advice. I plan on getting a larger aquarium in the future, definitely now for these...
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    Bad advice from the pet store...

    I recently got some bad advice from my local pet store. I am new to the aquatic hobby and needed advice for setting up my tank. The store manager tells me to set up the tank and let it run for a few...
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    Newer 20 Gal Tank - 4 Fish

    I have a twenty gallon freshwater tank. After getting advice from the store these are the fish that are now in the tank.

    -Dalmatian Molly
    -Geo Brazilian Cichlid
    -Pimelodella Pictus Cat
    -Marble...
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