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    75G Mbuna in the works

    Hey folks,

    Totally new to the African cichlid scene, but Hubby has set up and is currently cycling his 75G in the hopes of getting some cichlids into the house -- He was originally wanting a Cuban...
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    Will do! As of today, I had to dose the tank...

    Will do! As of today, I had to dose the tank yesterday with ammonia, (half dose) and it's already powered through it! just waiting on the Nitrites to be used up to Nitrates.




    With the Hubby's...
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    Awesome, thanks guys! So once I see it...

    Awesome, thanks guys!

    So once I see it powering through the ammonia and nitrites leaving only Nitrates I'll do a water change and continue to feed the tank as long as we don't have any fishy...
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    Thought of another question regarding the cycle--...

    Thought of another question regarding the cycle-- I'm out of my usual comfort zone since I wasn't expecting BB to be in the sand substrate still.

    readings today:

    Ammonia : 1ppm
    NitrItes : 2.0...
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    Yeah I'll keep an eye on the pH, I just hope it...

    Yeah I'll keep an eye on the pH, I just hope it stays on the alkaline side of the scale!

    Thanks for confirming my thought Slaphppy, I'll continue to fishless cycle it and monitor until it can...
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    Cycle help - I'm totally confused.

    Good morning everyone!

    Backstory - My hubby has now been bitten by the fish keeping hobby - he absolutely loves it, but still learning the ropes on tank cycling etc so that's where I'm stepping...
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    Oh shoot... so they've gotten to the point that...

    Oh shoot... so they've gotten to the point that they've gone and started to self destruct... is that all types? I mean, would a plakat betta fare better than a halfmoon you think? or about the same...
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    If I can pick at people's brains for this I'd...

    If I can pick at people's brains for this I'd apprecate the clarification!

    So we're on day 3 of the fishless cycle for my little tank, and I decided to do my quick Tetra dip stick test kit to see...
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    Ok, that's some sage advice - something I'll have...

    Ok, that's some sage advice - something I'll have to think hard about. I didn't realize that they could be that much of a jerk, the one I had about 10 years ago I remember it being ok with the Neons...
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    Yeah it was either the Betta or the Gourami, but...

    Yeah it was either the Betta or the Gourami, but now I'm leaning more on the betta as I already know that if I have more than 1 it's a death match. I was figuring that the betta would more than...
  11. Yay for hard water - I'm with you on that, my...

    Yay for hard water - I'm with you on that, my Crested Gecko tanks get that way after a while too from the mister I use.-- The only way I avoid it in my fish tanks is keeping up with evaporation, I...
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    Fluval Flora 14.5 gal set up!

    Hey folks,

    I'm working on a new tank that will be my zen tank, unlike the 20Gal that was set up and now has a pair of young Apisto Borelli - they're adorable and I love them, but they're not my...
  13. Fluval CO2 45gm kit - expensive to run, need advice on possible alternatives

    I just picked up a new set up - its the Fluval Flora 14.5G tank, it's set up to be a plant growing system, has their Nano Plant 3.0 light, and their 45g CO2 kit.

    I've only dipped my toe once into...
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    That makes me feel a bit better, but annoyed that...

    That makes me feel a bit better, but annoyed that they're listed as a schooling fish and have decided not to.
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    Schooling fish question

    Hey folks, I've one big question.

    If you have one species of schooling fish, and later add more of the same species to the same aquarium, should they school together?

    Background:

    Over a year...
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    oh yeah, I'll probably move it to the back side -...

    oh yeah, I'll probably move it to the back side - I just wanted it close while the water was settling!
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    I figured I should actually show what this tank...

    I figured I should actually show what this tank is looking like!

    https://i.redd.it/xxp93wpz4ih41.jpg

    note: I hand painted the background
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    My trItes haven't budged from 0 -- I was hoping...

    My trItes haven't budged from 0 -- I was hoping they would, I love the purple colours the test can do! The tank only started cycling on the 12th, with no added media, but I'm wondering if I missed it...
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    Good morning! Tested my water this morning...

    Good morning!

    Tested my water this morning and... I'm a bit confused.

    When I started up the tank I dosed it on Feb 12th with ammonia, and added a bit more the next morning (I under dosed) -...
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    Thanks Sue & Slap! I'll not play around with...

    Thanks Sue & Slap!

    I'll not play around with the pH on the tank water and check in with the LFS that has the Aspitos and see what their parameters are - I was thinking i should have done that, but...
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    New question! Reading up on Rummy nose tetras...

    New question!

    Reading up on Rummy nose tetras and Apistos, I noticed that they prefer a more acidic tank water than what our tank is currently sitting at a pH of 7.4-7.6 - How do you acidify the...
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    After a LFS crawl over the afternoon, we hit up...

    After a LFS crawl over the afternoon, we hit up 5 different shops in search for what sort of stock they carry.

    One of our not so local shops had gorgeous triple red Apistogramma Cacatuoides -...
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    Hey SueD! I have seen that recommendation for...

    Hey SueD! I have seen that recommendation for pencil fish with apistos -- I've never seen any in person before! I'll have to take a good look around the LFS to see if they actually stock them, I dont...
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    Just from looks alone they remind me of Serpae...

    Just from looks alone they remind me of Serpae Tetras Just looked them up and Hyphessobrycon eques popped up- and I guess they share the same genus! I've seen these guys in my LFS from time to time,...
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    Oooh black phantoms are gorgeous! I don't recall...

    Oooh black phantoms are gorgeous! I don't recall seeing anything like that last trip to the LFS when I walked the tetra wall, so I'll keep my eyes open for them.
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