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  1. Aquatic.Predator.Keeper

    Red flourite substrate dust EVERYWHERE! HELP!

    About 3 weeks to a month ago, I switched one of my tanks to all red flourite substrate. Beforehand I rinsed it and rinsed it over and over. With the aerator and filters going the dust was so bad, and settling on top of EVERYTHING in the tank, including my poor fish! Lol. So I came back in and...
  2. kody929

    210G set up advice

    Hey everyone! I’ve got some renewed passion for the hobby and I’m looking to turn my 210g into a planted community tank. Right now I’m looking for advice on the substrate and lighting. Obviously a lot of substrate is required for a 2’x7’ footprint. My thoughts now are Around 9 bags of ADA...
  3. F

    Large Planted Tank - Lofty goal

    This is one of several beautiful tanks at the Aquarium Cection of the Cali Zoo (Cali, Colombia). Photo taken Feb. 2019. Don't know details (tank size, filtration, list of species, etc), but it was definitely awesome to see it. Large group of lemmon and cardinal tetras (or was it neons?), plus...
  4. Rensille

    Tankmates for planted bichir tank?

    Hello, I'm a newbie in fish keeping i only started about 2 months ago when i saw a pair of bichirs at a pet shop i fell in love with them. I purchased and currently setting up a new 70 gallon for them as an upgrade from a tiny 30 gallon long tank . As of now both my albino Senegal bichirs have...
  5. A

    Treating fungus the safest way

    I purchased cardinal tetras two weeks ago and noticed a small spot on one in the beginning but thought he had just got scratched on something however several have it now and it's definitely fungus. I have a vampire shrimp, bristlenose pleco, and Kuhli loaches in the aquarium with them however...
  6. pancakes

    Freshwater Stock | SoCal | 92880

    Going different direction. All eyeballed... 1-400 Odessa (1-2” & 1-300 filaments) 100 20-25 RummyNose Tetras 30 3 LG (6-9”) male & 1 F Tapajos 200 20-25 (2-4”)F1 Tapajos 125 Discus (5-6”) take all 500 or 100ea F (Confirmed) Altum F F1 (Confirmed/Proven) Alenquer x2 Unsexed San Merah x2 M...
  7. A

    Proper Lighting

    I have a planted 15 gallon tall freshwater aquarium. What is recommended lighting wise that would be efficient and inexpensive for my tank? This is my upgrade so nothing has been moved into it yet and I already have a 10" light with timer.
  8. T

    Bichir and lesser spiny eel

    So for some background info, its a 75 gallon heavily planted tank with lots of caves and driftwood hiding places, I've had a lesser spiny eel in there for several months and its gotten along with all the other tank mates just fine, I put a senegal bichir in just last night and the eel will not...
  9. J

    Fish dying? Why?

    I have a 20 gallon tank with 4 black neons, 3 balloon mollies, a swordtail a platt and some shrimp. I’ve had the tank set up for about 4 months. Everything was going well. I decided to start a planted tank so I added some Caribsea planted substrate. I got some plants that were packaged and went...
  10. Lars6

    Algae in my planted tankHe

    I have had an awful algae problem in my 20 gallon long since I started it 2 months ago. I started a fluval 2.0 on the tank. In the beginning, I had the light on for 10 hours. Algae ran rampid and coated every surface. String algae was everywhere. I then changed the light to 8 hours. The string...
  11. Hybridfish7

    HITCHHIKING POND SNAILS IN MY PLANTED TANKS!!!

    I recently got some new plants for my tanks, and they had some hitchhikers. Now my platy tank is flooded with pond snails, and my guppy tank has some too. platy tank has small brown round ones, and the guppy tank has slightly bigger ones with white feet. you know what i mean when i say feet on...
  12. SingAlongWithTsing

    Tsing's 135

    Been meaning to set up a thread here on MKF but enever got around to it lol FTS Feb 15th, 2018 Video from Jan 8th, 2018 (Tank's 1 year anniversary/birthday?) Alternanthera Reineckii mini and Alternantherea Reineckii Varigated. This group has been through a lot of different fert dosages and...
  13. -603FiShHoBbIeSt-

    Anubias plant

    Hello everyone, I'm, looking to add a species of Anubias to my 125 gallon setup, I'm thinking of going with Anubias Nana, whats everyone's favorite type of Anubias or suggestion ?
  14. -603FiShHoBbIeSt-

    Advice on breeding

    Anyone have some good tips on breeding geophagus tapajos’ red head ? I have a group of 4 juveniles, 1 male and 3 females. Looking to breed them as they mature
  15. Hybridfish7

    3 small platies in a 3 gallon planted tank.

    Just a quick question, I have 3 white mickey mouse platies in my 3 gallon (heavily planted) tank. Is this ok? I got them today, they seem to have settled in well. There's a good variety of algae in there that they've already taken to munching on. They'll be ok just as long as I keep the water...
  16. Hybridfish7

    Bamboo forest (aquascape) goldfish tank

    I'm planning on making an aquascaped tank based on a bamboo forest with panda butterfly goldfish, lucky bamboo, riccia and weeping moss, and maybe some anubias. size will be a 40 gallon long, (36" x 18" x 13") with a sponge filter. I already calculated the costs and all that, cost for the tank...
  17. PanAntV

    I started a planted tank for the first time.

    LFS sold me potted plants and I couldn't get the stone wool off completely so I planted with them on it. Honestly its a good amount. Is it bad for a tank Im planning on putting fish in soon? Is there a proper or really good method for removing it? Should I pull the plants up and replant them...
  18. Aqua Nut

    Thrive All in One Planted Aquarium Fertilizer Review

    Today we talk about Thrive by NilocG Aquatics. It is an awesome all-in-one liquid aquarium plant fertilizer that has really given us amazing results in our planted tanks. We have had a lot of success with this easy to use product and so have many others in the aquascaping and planted tank world...
  19. Aqua Nut

    The Making of a ADA Nature Aquarium for a Monster Fish

    Today we finally reveal the 75 gallon aquascape project we have been working on. With the help of Kevin from NOAH (Links below) we finished building our nature aquarium for our monster fish. We go over how this tank started and where we got the materials used in the scape. We also go over some...
  20. Jexnell

    First go with real plants

    So I have always used them plastic plants in my tanks. I want to give it a go at keeping some real plants this time. I have 2 55gal tanks. So for both I will need 18in of light penetration to get to the bottom, thats if the lights sit right on top on the tank like most LEDS do now. I was...
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