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  1. Hi I have a flu Al flex 15 g tank (I neglected it for a while but I’m getting back into the hobby) with 2 white skirt tetras , 1 neon tetra, and a 2-2.5 in green fish with red fins (not sure what it is) I would like to get 4 more white skirt tetras, 5 more neon tetras, a cleanup crew, 6 white cloud minnows, and lots of plants. I am currently using a mixture of sand and fluval stratum for substrate. Will I be able to fit the white cloud minnows? Any substrate suggestions? Any recommendations for cleanup crew? Any plant suggestions? Thanks, Jack
  2. When adding more gravel to an existing gravel in an established aquarium should I use the dechlorinator on the water in my bucket during the final rinse or just add it to the aquarium?
  3. Me sand substrate is getting thin from years of water changes. Instead of stripping my tank and changing all of my substrate I opted to simply add some new. I spoke with my fish dealer and he said it would be better than risking a tank crash. My question is do I keep the dirty substrate separate or just add the new over the top? My tank is planted.
  4. Hey Everyone, new here to the co op forum hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. I have a quick question that I can’t find any answers on when I search the internet. So I have a planted angelfish tank (60 gallon) and when I set it up I wasn’t planning on having plants but that all changed. Any how I have lots of Java fern glued to manzanita wood and some anubais nana petit on the bigger rocks and some moss glued to the manzanita as well. I would love to try my hand in some dwarf hair grass or Monte Carlo for a nice carpet with injecting co2 I have everything including the co2 but I know I have to have planted substrate for the lush carpet to grow in. I currently have about an inch and a half of fine white sand and want to swap it out for some eco complete or fluval Brand or even Seachem brand substrate. Any ideas on how to do it without breaking down the tank? I know I can sweep the sand out with a small hand broom but can I add the substrate to let’s say 6 or 8 inches of water? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! Greg
  5. I was wondering if it would be alright if I rescaped my tank with some Pygmy Cories and amano Shrimp in the tank?
  6. Greetings fellow fish-keepers! I currently have a 3-gallon Betta tank and I soon want to replace all the decor and gravel in it. I want to switch it up because when I originally got my tank, I put glow in the dark gravel and neon/rainbow/unrealistic colored decorations in it but now as I get more drawn into the fish-keeping hobby, it's starting to look pretty ugly. I want to take everything out of my tank and replace it with natural looking substrate, natural looking decor (driftwood, mini-logs), and even some plants. My problem is that I'm concerned about damaging the beneficial bacteria in the tank. Does anyone have any tips or anything helpful to say to help me through this process without running the risk of hurting my tank's bacteria or water parameters?
  7. I want to vacuum up the gravel and and sand cap of my original organic soil tank so that I can redo the layering. What size tubing do I need to do this so that it won’t clog on the gravel? I know that this will be a bit of a mess, but I’m not worried about it. Now that I have my substrate sifters, I can separate the layers, get rid of the digital camo sand, and get the cap layers to match the more successful layers of my subsequent tanks. Thanks
  8. Big question about substrate alterations to established tanks... I have the 20 Long seen below. pH 7.7ish | gH & kH 8-9 | Ammonia/Nitrite/Nitrate 0/0/10 ... (This is not perfect for the fish that are here, but they are actually doing great. pH and hardness are high, but straight from the tap and rock steady over time.) Light is a fluval 3 at 50% maximum... which is an overkill light, but hey, I love the thing. Fish: Ember tetras, Celestials, Albino cardinals, Cherry shrimp, a host of hitchhiker pond snails and a few assassins. I'd very much like to add a ground cover to the blue section. The plants you see in that area currently are all but dead. The substrate was badly planned. It's very rough and not very deep either. I'm not planning for CO2. Is it safe to replace that section's substrate with something like eco complete? Will it affect the water conditions? If I get a pH swing or some such thing, it would not do well for the cardinals and shrimp I imagine. Is there a decent alternative cover you'd suggest that won't need me to augment the substrate too much? High maintenance is fine. Side note: All these plants are from here and OMG those Java ferns... They came like that. Those are new. That's how they come. That's two. TWO! Amazing. Side side note: See any sins here? Anything problematic that you see that I don't would be helpful of course.
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