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  1. Got the initial surge of plants I wanted, a few as pots and tissue culture so wanted to ask some advice of you better then me. Still waiting on a few select plants and weeping moss to finish but here it goes. Cyptocoryne Retrospiralis, out of all 21 plants these ones seemed worse for wear. They (all plants) have only been in their new home for about 36 hours. They have a bit more green now instead of brown and sadness. But my question is what's best way to perk this guy back up ? Monte Carlo, I've read a lot on this plant cause I absolute love the way it looks. But my question is, will it work? Right now they aren't really pushed into the substrate, just resting on top with a rock, bit of glue here and there. Should I try thinning and pushing further in? Or let it do its thing? And pray it takes hold? Alternanthera Reineckii Mini, tissue culture. Everything I've read is hit or miss of them acclimating to the environment, this one I really wanted. So an insight? One is kinda losing some red and turn green a bit so idk if that's a melting trait or what. Haven't added the Java moss, or weeping moss (waiting) might add some more anubias petites. But that's what I'm working with so far.
  2. Just planted and filled my 75. How long do the fertilizers last from start up? Will there be enough, in the water column to feed anubias and java fern?
  3. I set up my first aquarium 5 days ago and now I notice some algae starting to grow. ATM I'm cicling my planted tank (no fish or Shrimp so far) with the addition of liquid starter bacteria and co2. I seem to recall it to be normal for algae to grow during the time a tank is established and that the algae will "stop" growing once the cicling is done. Is that more or less correct or should I start to clean up the algae in addition to the water changes? Sorry if my englisch is wierd it's not my first language...
  4. First I just want to say Thank You to Cory and The Aquarium Co-Op for providing all the videos that have inspired me to setup my new tank. I have had small (failed) aquariums in the past but never have I started one with knowledge and understanding I have now. Looking forward to many years of NERMing out and doing business with the Coop. Sep. 8th Initial setup and cycling of the tank. Plastic Rocks float. LOL First plants from the Coop. Cypress Knee attached to slate to hold it down. I got this Knee on etsy and it was perfectly prepared out of the box. It did not leach any tannins. Almost too tall!! More Plants. All came from the Coop (WA) to me (FL). They were in the mail 7 days (we had just had a hurricane here so not the Coops fault) and they were perfect. Vintage Décor FTW! Oct 2nd I added 5 Platy's. PH 7.8, NH3 0 ppm, Nitrite 0 ppm, Nitrate 5 PPM. I turn the LED background lights on for an hour or so in the evenings just to enjoy the ambiance. I have more plants coming in today. To be continued... Thanks for looking. Mary K. Oh yeah... gottah show the stickers
  5. Got a new 55g last night! Currently having my trusty HOB filter clean out all the crud. After that, just gonna use a sponge filter. I will be moving my stock in the 20g long below into the 55g when it's ready. I'm gonna test the TopFin stock lights to see if it will grow Water Wisteria and some other easier plants though I don't have high hopes. Stocking will be 6 Neon Swordtails 1 Gold Gourami 8 Tiger Barbs Possibly 1 Golden Wonder Killifish And likely more down the road! The substrate and plants will also be moved as well though most plants will likely spread to other tanks, not the new 55g. The main focus for this 55g is for my Crinum Calamistratum and I highly doubt these lights will do well for it. I plan on getting Finnex Stingray when I can and because of that, the Crinum will stay in a tank with proper lighting until then, not risking my favorite! I'll be putting Black Sand in the 20g long and going for a neocardinia shrimp colony, specifically blue coloration. I have now beaten my record for a maximum of 5 tanks 10 years ago, 6 tanks now!
  6. Here it is at around three weeks. Gotta plant the new swords that just arrived, but I’m waiting for an air stone and doing a bit of rearranging. Tried some Repashy this morning but most of the fish were kinda meh about it.
  7. I have a 29gallon tank that's challenging. Weeks 2-4 I was doing a water change of about 6 gallons once a week, I'm always treating water with conditioner and adding bacterial supplement with w/c. The filter is a TopFin Silenstream HOB on maximum flow with cut-to-size sponge, a pre-filter sponge, a bag of bioballs (and currently zeolite, but was previously carbon), and I have a Tetra Whisper 1-3gal in there to keep it cycled for another project I have in mind. Tank also has an airstone with a gentle stream of bubbles. Week 1, set up tank, add bag of gravel from existing tank and bacterial supplement over the week (Seachem Stability). Add a moss ball, Java Moss. Week 2, move over half of media from well seasoned (5 years) tank into filter, move over half of fish (1 betta, 3 black neon tetras) add leafy plants and a few small single stem plants. Week 3, Add 3 glowlight tetras, a small handful of and salivinia. Week 4, Add 3 glowlight tetras Week 5, Add 4 guppies and larger stem plant - this is where the problem starts. A couple days after this, 3 glowlight tetras are showing fin rot, one looks to have a bacterial infection, pull out all the glowlight tetras to a hospital tank, treat them. Test the 29 gal, slightly elevated ammonia at 0.3ppm. Do a 50% water change, add extra bacterial supplement, salt at 1tbsp per 5 gals. Ammonia drops. Reduced feeding. Week 6 - One fish has a single ich spot, betta has whiteish coating on head, a guppy has clamped fins. Pull out carbon and treat with Jungle Lifeguard All-In-One (limited choices here in Canada). Lose a guppy the next day. Lose another one 2 days later. Other fish improving. Test water 24h after treatment completed, ammonia at to 1.3-2.6ppm (hard to read the colour on these tests), do a 60% water change, add 3/4cup zeolite in filter, everyone seems happier. Week 7 (this week) - Population is now 1 betta, 3 black neons, 2 guppies and a few bladder snails. Test ammonia 36h after week 6 w/c, still elevated at 0.6-1.2ppm, do 50% w/c. Next day do 40% w/c, refresh zeolite, down to 0.3ppm. My w/c percentages are based on how full the tank looked when I remembered to stopped the syphon, nothing scientific going on there. Add Guppy Grass. Test the next day (yesterday) and the ammonia is at 0.3-0.6ppm, a guppy has clamped fins and betta is being a more aggressive than usual. The water seems cloudier. Add Melafix and bacterial supplement, check for melting/browning plants and pull a few little leaves out. All fish accounted for. All along my tests for everything other than ammonia are normal for my water, a bit softer than my well established (5 years) tank. The plants are all growing, especially the Java Moss. The only plants that were dying were salivinia, I suspect they are sensitive to salt, I yanked the browning ones out to prevent any ammonia coming from them. I think the initial health issue with the glowlight tetras was likely caused by a bit of ammonia due to extra bioload along with some bacterial thing they brought with them (definitely quarantining from now on!) but since then, is it possible that the All-In-One treatment reduced the bacteria in the tank? With plant growth, and first signs of algae on the decor items, the cycle *has* to be happening right?? But why is my water clouding and I'm reading ammonia, even with the reduced bioload and much reduced feeding compared to when the glowlight tetras and 2 extra guppies were in there? Frustrating... With only 6 fish and a bunch of plants I feel like this tank should barely need my attention, and yet the cloudy water screams "test me, change me". With ammonia currently at 0.3-0.6ppm (less than 0.01ppm NH3 based on my pH of 7.1 and temp of 77F), should I be doing water changes or allowing it to stimulate more bacteria and test daily to keep on top of any increase? In this same time period I've also set up a 2.5 gallon tank, which theoretically should be the harder one to manage, and it's golden, with 4 ember tetras and an african dwarf frog, which seems like a higher bioload for the size of the tank. I really wish I hadn't had to treat the 29 gal tank, I feel like it really messed things up. Advice welcome! 🙂
  8. Hello everyone. This is my first aquarium. I love plants so this seemed an obvious progression of my obsession. Haha! There is so much to know, so I’ve been studying this forum. The knowledge here is epic and very helpful. I’ll lay out what I have set up and some issues I’m encountering. Of course I would delight in any insight you all may have. Thank you! Fluval Flora 14.5 gallon tank- Fluval nano light - Co2 45g kit - Aqua Clear power filter - Fluval M50 heater Substrate- Tropica soil powder - Nutrafin plant gro fertilizer - Plants- Hemianthus Cuba -Littorella - Eriocaulon cinereum - Microsorum windelov - Alternathera - Vesicularia Christmas - Ludwigia Repens Rubin- Dragon stone - Spider wood I did an emersive planting for the first 10 days. Seemed to go well except for the Ludwigia which I delayed until I filled ‘er up. -First week - a bit of melting which I expected. Then a cloudiness on the 7th day. 50% water change -Second week - Started to see a tiny bit of algae. Clear goo blobs appearing on tree bark. (Boiled for tannin removal) Read they can be fungus or from tree sugars/sap. Scraped off goo. Clouding bloom gone. Pruned Ludwigia and Moss. 40% water change. Trying to figure out best placement for Co2 and heater. Need longer hose for Co2! - Third week - Realized I had the lights way to strong! Used the pre-program ‘Plants’. Then I discovered Bentley Pascoe! Thank you Sir I now have your Day SIM Red Late as my Pro setting. The goo seems to be subsiding. But the algae is appearing on the sand. 😞 Some dark spots appearing on Windelov and Ludwigia. 😳 Questions- Should I introduce some shrimp at this point? Would help the inevitable new tank algae? I plan on having a Betta and perhaps some Neon Tetra also. Maybe a snail. Is it best to establish one at a time? Water test kit on its way and don’t want to add until I know water is safe. I live in Vancouver, Canada and the water is a neutral PH. What kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Using the Free sample Size Nutrafin. Should I get separate micro and macro nutrients? I’ll stop now. It’s a lot. Haha Thank you all!
  9. Years ago I used to have an aquarium. Time, work, moving, kept me away. I wanted to get back into it, but didn't want the problems that come with it. Now that we bought our own place my wife found a few tanks for free. As you might imagine the hobby tends to....grow, in about every way. I started with the free 20 tall. I prefer wider shorter tanks (and don't trust a used tank in my office) so I got a new 20 long. I added a lid and light (Aquasky...great light). The plastic plants are gone and now have a few species from the Co-op that are doing well. Now I'm looking at a larger tank. Not huge, I don't have the space. My office is just 12x12. I also want to keep cost reasonable. I'm also worried about leaks and the problems 40+ gallons of water can do on the second floor! What do I like, not like, look for, avoid? I like natural looking: real rock, wood, leaves (maybe), live plants natural looking fish that are on the smaller side schooling fish maybe one or two bigger 'centerpiece' fish low maintenance no heater? I currently do not use a heater (blacknose dace from the creek and white cloud minnows). I will probably get a heater some day so I can expand my fish options quiet...I currently have a Aqueon quietflow but have a Tidal 55 on the way reliable and looks good for a long time, I'll spend more for the right stuff. definitely do not like tanks that lead or go *pop* leaking water everywhere :) I prefer shorter longer tanks, but if a taller tank allows for more natural looking habitat with fish and plants that occupy different zones, I could go for that. I was thinking a 29/30 gallon would be easy. I could use the same stand, cover, light, and filter (Tidal 55). But would I wish I had gotten a 40? 55!? What questions should I be asking myself? Any suggestions based on your journey?
  10. Hi all, So this is the first time I've come across this. I'm getting close to 6 months in my planted tank and it's brought me a lot of joy. Anyways, as of last week I noticed that my water had went from being like looking through a window, to being foggy with particles floating everywhere. I did a water change last week (20%) and gravel vacc'd. With still no change this week. I dose Easy Green once to twice a week and Easy Iron 2-3 times per week. My tank is a 55 gallon and I didn't realize my PH had lowered so much, my water is always a little brown because of the drift wood in my tank. I normally keep it at 7.0. So I'm going to add some PH up. My question is, is this normal and healthy for the water to go from so clear to being foggy? Also I added a second light to my tank so that the foreground plants as well as the background plants are all getting equal lighting. At first I thought that I had started to make green water. But as I stated before this is still new to me and I have a lot to learn. I have a myriad of snails, shrimp, and fish. I also last week cleaned my filters with tank water and the actual filter unit itself with tap water. I'm guessing that's ok seeing as how the beneficial bacteria are all in the sponges. My filters are two Tidal 55's with a very large course sponge, the normal sponge that comes with it. I also added a Fluval fine canister filter sponge today at the top to get varying degrees of coarseness throughout the filter. With the Tidal Bio rocks in the mesh bag at the top. I also have a small sponge filter hidden in the back of my tank. I got that about 3 weeks ago now, simply because I've never tried one and wanted to learn how to use it. WAYYYYYYYY easier to use than was made out to me at first by other people haha. Lastly, here are my current water parameters that I tested just before making this post. The Nitrite being 0.25 and the Nitrate being 0 confused me as well. Is this also a normal thing? Also the ammonia usually is 0-0.25, which I don't mind because I've read that the plants essentially "eat" it. If I'm also wrong about that, please educate me. Thanks Y'all! The bottom of the post has pictures of my tank currently. You can see at the edges of the tank the fogginess that I speak of. As with all pictures, it's easier to see in person. PH-6.0 Ammonia- 0.25 Nitrite- 0.25 Nitrate- 0
  11. Hi all, So this is the first time I've come across this. I'm getting close to 6 months in my planted tank and it's brought me a lot of joy. Anyways, as of last week I noticed that my water had went from being like looking through a window, to being foggy with particles floating everywhere. I did a water change last week (20%) and gravel vacc'd. With still no change this week. I dose Easy Green once to twice a week and Easy Iron 2-3 times per week. My tank is a 55 gallon and I didn't realize my PH had lowered so much, my water is always a little brown because of the drift wood in my tank. I normally keep it at 7.0. So I'm going to add some PH up. My question is, is this normal and healthy for the water to go from so clear to being foggy? Also I added a second light to my tank so that the foreground plants as well as the background plants are all getting equal lighting. At first I thought that I had started to make green water. But as I stated before this is still new to me and I have a lot to learn. I have a myriad of snails, shrimp, and fish. I also last week cleaned my filters with tank water and the actual filter unit itself with tap water. I'm guessing that's ok seeing as how the beneficial bacteria are all in the sponges. My filters are two Tidal 55's with a very large course sponge, the normal sponge that comes with it. I also added a Fluval fine canister filter sponge today at the top to get varying degrees of coarseness throughout the filter. With the Tidal Bio rocks in the mesh bag at the top. I also have a small sponge filter hidden in the back of my tank. I got that about 3 weeks ago now, simply because I've never tried one and wanted to learn how to use it. WAYYYYYYYY easier to use than was made out to me at first by other people haha. Lastly, here are my current water parameters that I tested just before making this post. The Nitrite being 0.25 and the Nitrate being 0 confused me as well. Is this also a normal thing? Also the ammonia usually is 0-0.25, which I don't mind because I've read that the plants essentially "eat" it. If I'm also wrong about that, please educate me. Thanks Y'all! The bottom of the post has pictures of my tank currently. You can see at the edges of the tank the fogginess that I speak of. As with all pictures, it's easier to see in person. PH-6.0 Ammonia- 0.25 Nitrite- 0.25 Nitrate- 0
  12. I just set up a 29 in my bedroom. It’s turned out so beautiful, I wish I would have put it in my living room. Lol
  13. I did not quarantine on my first stock of fish, didn't realize that I should,. Part molly's and part tetra's have been with me for about 4 weeks all in the same 55 gal tank. So far they all look ok. Some bought at Petco, some via on line. All the chemical stats on the tank are great. This is my first tank and my first experience with fish. My question: Should I do the 3 step meds process just to be safe? Thanks
  14. My newest 20long measures 0 0 0 12 hours after 16 drops of Ammonia so its ready for fish. Typically I'd drop in a siamese algae eater and a few nerites first. Lots of algae growing. Originally I thought this would be the male guppy tank but have decided just to keep them all together so I have no real plan other than more corys ( cannot ever have enough Corys) for this tank right now. Plants havent filled in much yet but I suspect they will. Other first fish for this tank ideas??
  15. A couple of days ago I got my 55 gallon setup with Fluval Stratum and also got some "Natural Creek Stone" I got from Home Depot, thought it would be a money saver, look neat against the black background and substrate. I did rinse and clean the rocks. However, after 2 days have gone by I am noticing a sulfur smell. I've never used Fluval Stratum before but I also don't think that's where the smell is coming from. I have a feeling it is coming from the rocks. Someone had suggested I boil/bake the rocks but I do have a concern about explosions and not sure that would necessarily fix the problem--but then again I don't know. The tank is not stocked with any fish and won't be until likely after the holidays. Other concerns about the rocks, because hindsight is 20/20, is whether or not the rocks will alter the water chemistry, hardness, etc over time. I plan on doing a large school of neon tetras and possibly other fish that prefer similar water parameters. Haven't completely decided on everything. My gut instinct is to remove the rocks and find a new purpose for them, after all once plants are taking over the tank I probably won't see much of the bottom anyway. I don't know what type of rock these are other than they're natural creek stone and not cement. I guess the first question is to rule out the possibility that the Fluval Stratum would be the cause of the smell? Second is the likelihood of these rocks being an issue. I'm not opposed to removing the rocks but wouldn't mind not having to remove them either. edit: The water parameters after 24 hours after filling were: pH 6.6, GH 72 ppm, KG 36 ppm, Ammonia 1 ppm, Nitrite 0 ppm and Nitrate >0 but less than 5 ppm. I rechecked the water and nothing has changed (that I can measure).
  16. Upper tank: Zebraplecos. Middle tank: Corydoras Pygmaeus. L034, Neoheterandria Elegans and Cherry Shrimp. Lower tank: Corydoras Eques and Corydoras Napoensis. The electrics are going through changes 🤪
  17. I have looked and didn't see my question although I am sure it's been asked so please excuse if so, I have no tank and am interested in getting started, what should I be looking for glass, or acrylic and can anyone suggest a online source? I live in a rural area with no shop. Thank you for any suggestions......Jerry
  18. I have a 55 gallon tank with heavily planted with amazon sword, java moss, java fern and four filters - one hang on back filter, 2 bio bed filter, 1 sponge filter. i have few guppies and would like to add tetras now - Orange Von Rio Tetra - 6 count Ember Tetra - 6 count Black Neon Tetra - 6 count around 15 guppy fryies. any suggestions
  19. Hey guys, I recently set my eye on starting the aquarium hobby, the panemic has us all indoors and limiting our activities so I thought it would be a great hobby both because it's 100% indoors and it can be a challenging and cool hobby. So I did a little digging, went to my local petstore and I came up with a beginner's aquarium idea and I'd like to see what you guys think about it: So my idea is to basically get a 16 gallon aquarium, and startup with the following fish: 6 Rasboras, 8 Zebras, 3 bolivian rams, 3 kuli loaches, 2 chinese algae eaters, and a single angel fish. I'm also thinking about getting a couple of live plants to go with it, and knowing some beginner friendly plants would be great as well. Do you guys feel this idea is adequate? Or what would be some improvements I could make to the plan before I actually go ahead and buy it. Thank you.
  20. I have my first tank set up (20gal) and have been testing the water at least once a week for about a month. Ph 7.6/ PH HI RANGE 8 / AMMONIA 0 / NITRATE2 0/ NITRATE3 0. I'm still having trouble digesting these parameters. I sort of understand what they mean, but it seems to be different for different fish. I just want to know if i am ready for fish. The plan is 1 male betta, 10 celestial pearl danios, 4 panda cories and 2 nerite snails. Maybe a few cherry shrimp (maybe). I'm confused about the nitrate3, shouldn't it be higher? Or does that come after adding fish? I have added the bacteria as instructed but the parameters have not changed. Am I ready??!! Thanks for your comments
  21. I have a 120 gallon tank (4ft x 2ft x 2ft) with dual overflows. I want to set up a planted tank and I'm looking for ideas. I have two 48" Finnex Stingray 2 lights. I'm not sure if I want to set up a sump (a first for me) or use the canister filters I already have. I need to select substrate, plants, and fish. I'm returning to the hobby after a 10 year break. Before that, I kept fish for 15 years and I'm looking forward to getting a tank started again. What I'd like to do is get a large school of rummynose tetras (with other "supporting cast" fish) and low maintenance plants and maybe a "centerpiece" fish. Possible ideas for other tankmates: kuhli loaches, cory cats, ottos, hillstream loaches, inverts. As far as substrate or plants, I'm suffering from analysis paralysis. I would love to hear ideas/suggestions/warnings for my proposed setup.
  22. So got this fish tank and its eventually gonna be a quarantine tank as it has some scratches and stuff but for rn itll be these 3 guppies home for the next month or so, and I mean they are in quarantine getting the med trio too. But i definitely need to get a finnex stingray from aquarium coop ordered soon lol
  23. Hi everyone, I'm Maggie. Like so many here I recently became re-interested in fishkeeping after being out of it for many years (fam, job, cost, etc). I don't exactly remember what sparked my interest again, but first I read up on and looked at photos of what kind of fish I wanted. I watched several of Cory's videos to hear the descriptions and more about the fish. I knew I wanted a peaceful community tank but didn't really want tetras or guppies. It turns out I really love harlequin rasboras, so I built my dream tank around them, hopefully to end up with around 15 or so. I have a 45-gal tank that is now fairly heavily planted. My showstoppers will be 2 or 3 pearl gourami, and I love the peppered cory cat (planning on 4), but there are several other adorable cories, too. My tank is about 3/4 done with fishless cycling using ammonia. Algea started growing 2 days ago, nitrates are finally rising, up to almost 20, ammonia and nitrites have been steadily high w/dosing. I am at that "I can't wait" point right now!! I have some trumpet snails that came in on my plants and am wondering how they are still surviving the ammonia bath. I just know I'm going to want a 10 gal for some cherry shrimp, which I've heard are expensive snacks for gourami, so I need a separate tank for them. Then they'll need some fishy companions in the form of (maybe) green kubotai rasboras and a few cories. I am looking forward to learning a lot from everyone and sharing fish stories!
  24. I got this 36 gallon bow front with all the equipment and stand included for only 75 bucks on Craigslist the other day and I now have it all setup the way I want and it's currently cycling. I have well water with a PH of 8.2 and I think I'm going to do a live bearer tank.
  25. Hi Everyone! This is going to be long and I’m sorry in advance! I am excited to be here, I’ve been learning so much from Corys videos on YouTube. But tbh I’m a little overwhelmed. Don’t get mad at me here...but I originally bought my fish tank because it was on clearance at my local garden center and thought it would be perfect for propagating some of my house plants. I wasn’t really to worried about the fish part because I thought simple you stick the fish in the water and feed it and his poops will give me healthy baby plants. 🤦🏽‍♀️ Well I have since learned that being a good fish mom is not that simple at all, and I want to be the best I can. originally I bought a Betta, a nerite snail and four cherry shrimp for my 3 gallon tank. I put some plants and moss balls inside and set it up according to the instructions. The way this tank works it relies solely on plant filtration, there is a little air pump in the tank that pushes water into a lid that is a Reservoir for the plant baskets and some additional sponges I put in there. I added an under gravel betta bowl heater but my water still stays at 22• c which I think is ok for my betta but wasn’t ideal for the snail... which brings me to my snail died, I don’t know why really I had been giving the snail and shrimp algae wafers And shrimp pellets but I never saw them eat them... the snail was always turning on its back and I read they can’t turn themselves over so I would flip him every morning but eventually it turned color and I realized it was dead. At that point I had a little spike in my nitrites. I was using an api test strip, now I also have the tetra test strips and the master api liquid test but they still all give me different readings. 🤦🏽‍♀️ I got the water back to normal but I ended up needing to change the plants out on top of the tank meaning he basically had no filter for a week so I was doing a lot of water changes with bottled water because I wanted to be safe. Then I noticed one of Valentino’s (my betta) fins seemed to be looking a little fuzzy and darker then it had been when I got him. I bought some betta fix and put that in yesterday. Today his water is good, no ammonia no nitrite and just a little bit of nitrate my ph is always a little high around 7.8 and my GH is really high as well always being the darkest possible on all my tests. I don’t know if that’s an issue or not? I also realized I only had one shrimp left, not because of Valentino he was actually really cool with the shrimp Although he did try to eat their food..but my pump sucked up two of them, one survived being spit out in the water reservoir but died the next day and the other was dead when I found it. 😔 So realizing this wasn’t a good house for my last little shrimp I went to the aquarium center near me and bought a fish tank which I am currently “cycling”. I want to do this the right way this time and not kill anymore water babies! That said I’m a little concerned! I’ve had it running now for two weeks, I used prime to de chlorinate and stability to jumpstart the bacteria, I planted java fern, hogwarts, Amazon sword, dwarf hair grass, some clover, anubius and a crypt and moss balls. The crypt got a little smooshed in transport and isn’t looking great, the java moss also had a lot of black on it which I assumed was from transport smooshing.. everything else looked decent. But since planting everything has had some die off... I did fertilize the tank with seachems root tabs I used six of them, and api c02 boost. I got some diatoms over the past few days and today I noticed a little bit of spot algae, also my ammonia level is 0 but my nitrites are really high and my nitrates are a little low so I believe this means I’m in the second stage of the cycle. My worry is I have some white spots on the glass i don’t know what they are, I also have at least a dozen tiny snail babies in there that I didn’t ask for and I’m ok with them but I don’t want a million snails and would rather deal with them now before adding fish. What do you guys think? Can anyone tell what kind of snails they are? Also there was a worm like an inch long it’s white and super skinny and it swims around when I disturb the water, it looks super gross and I haven’t been able to catch it does anyone know what it is and what I need to do about it before adding fish? As for this tank the plan is to put some cherry shrimp and some nano fish, I was thinking all male guppies or endlers. Something small and cute and shrimp safe.. anyway I know this was a lot to read and I have a lot going on but I really appreciate any insight and advice you guys can give me! -Ty
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