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Do you have nerite snails? They leave single white eggs all over the place. It won't harm your tank, and they do disappear after a while.
Thanks for all the advice!
After doing a fair bit of reading, I think I will probably go with an AC20 and I will piggyback the intake tubes and use prefilter sponges.
I think this will be...
I have a 20 gallon high low light planted (java fern and anubia) tank I would like to stock with the following:
6-8 stop light tetra
3 nerite snail
I currently have an...
Thank you all for your input!
I will work on finding an Aquaclear 50 before the tank fills up. I've been doing some reading, and some would recommend adding a 20 instead of...
I have a 20 Gal high cycled low light tank with java fern and anubias nana attached to 2 pieces of Malaysian driftwood (and one miniature piece near the foreground for another anubia). The...
I just did a 30% water change then another 30% water change. The poor thing isn't looking good. It looks like it is gasping for air and I can see its gills. Maybe it was a fungal...
I just got the water tested. I believe the reason for which the nitrate is at 0 is because I have a lot of plants in the tank and a very low bioload for a 10 gallon tank. I have verified that the...
I have a 10 gallon planted cycled tank.
3 otto, 5 nerite, 1 assassin snail, 2 RCS and 1 betta.
Ok this is what I have:
To answer the aforementioned questions:
- It seems to be a mixture of black lava rock and standard black gravel. (it was given to me by my brother and he got it from an...
Sorry I forgot that I did make one last change - Since I had my aquaclear20 filter running with the same filter cartridge for the past 5 months, I took out the carbon out of the filter ( just cut...
Fully cycled tank (with currently a 0 for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate).
Planted tank with 1 betta and 1 assassin snail.
About a week ago I got a very nice new plant that is very...
You are all so right and I should have known better than to test the water before asking questions.
PH - 7
nitrate: Almost a 0, I had just done a fairly large water...
I have a 10 gallon tank
Fully cycled and running quite well for about 2-3 months now.
1 betta and 1 assassin snail.
On and off problems with phosphate being the cause of algae...
So here is where I stand:
My tap water is fantastic, no traces of ammonia, nitrIte nor nitrATE.
My nitrATE levels in the tank are great.
I got my phosphates tested and they were extremely...
The tank completed its cycle two weeks ago. I did a 90% water change. I was planning on doing a 30% weekly water change (has been done once).
I will try to stir the substrate without bothering the...
Hello Aquarium lovers! I have learned that you like as many details as possible so here it goes!
I'm starting to notice a bit of an algae issue with my tank. It 10 gallons, is fully cycled...
Lady Hobbs, wouldn't the apple snail make a quick enough snack out of my plants?
Seb's fish, do you mean have 5 female bettas in the tank at once without separators? I would consider that but is...
My betta used to be in a small tank with bad conditions. After almost dying and suffering from fin rott, she got moved to a freshly fishless cycled 10 gal planted tank. She is happy, swimming around...
You were right! I took your advice and kept going. I just came home tonight and tested the tank - 0 ammonia and 0 nitrITES. I'm doing the "24 hour test" to see if I was really getting the right...
They had the test kit in!
I also have flourish tabs to put into the tank. I have not yet done that though.
Readings as of 5 minutes ago:
The readings I had were after two weeks without any seeding. They didn't seem right and I knew that I was using test strips so I went in and got it tested and I was right, the strip readings were...
The tests showed a nitrite reading of 10ppm and nitrate reading of 4ppm.
Once I can properly test the water I will see if the tank is ok for the betta or not.
I'm sorry, your last post confused...
Before even thinking about adding fish, I read a lot of articles about fishless cycling. I actually liked the post about fishless cycling that you display with your posts the best.
Those two posts...
I will use the fluorescent lighting and maybe invest in a second bulb of the same. I will also invest in some tablets. I took care to make sure they were not planted too high nor too deep.
The betta was suffering from fin rot, so I had to do a full water change (unfiltered 1.5 gal non heated. I got into this hobby with this betta and the tank without knowing enough and I'm trying to...