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Questions tagged [aquarium]

Indoor containers holding water and creatures (fish, crustaceans, snails, etc.). For specificity, consider adding a "freshwater" or "saltwater" tag.

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Cooling aquarium with aluminum heat sink

Summer is approaching again. Last summer, I had a lot of trouble keeping the temperature in my aquarium at 30°C. My fish prefer 21-24°C, but I couldn't get it any lower than 30. So I want to avoid ...
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Neon tetra left fin looks snapped and white

Hi I have 6 neon tetras in a 29-gallon tank. I noticed one of them has the left fin looking like snapped to the side and white. It swims well and eats well. No sign of discomfort from that fish. Any ...
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Broke my Seapora AquariumController. What are my options?

I'm a fool and dropped the controller. The people at the store I bought it from didn't really have a solution on how to resolve this...anyone know how I should go about replacing it? thanks!
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Can you use super glue on outside of fish tank?

Trim of my fish tank is leaking. Can you use super glue on outside of fish tank?
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Can I fill my aquarium with the water from a purifier?

I only have a bore well in my home so I bought an 8 stage water purifier with RA And UV which adds minerals to the water. The final water TDS Is 44. I'm keeping tropical fish such as guppies and Angel ...
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is this overflow system gonna work?

I'm planning to make this overflow for my tank. the goal is to drain from bottom. in theory it will work but in real world i'm a bit worried about the noise that "air in" is going to make and where ...
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How to raise PH in RO water? (with chemical compounds no commercial products)

I am using RO water for my newly started 100 lt aquarium and it results to a Ph of 6-6.2 which is too low considering that KH is 0. In this case, I need something to raise PH (and KH eventually). ...
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Using glass pipe

I want to use glass pipe instead of a regular fitting for bottom drain of my aquarium. for example 10cm of glass pipe that glued to the bottom hole of aquarium using silicon sealant and the end of it ...
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Betta died of fungal infection, when can I add a new betta?

My little betta passed away after a long struggle of being sick, getting better, being sick. He finally developed a fungal infection that I couldn't kick and he passed away. In the immediate moments ...
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How do I maintain a population of daphnia inside a filtered tank

I have an aquarium with a HOB filter. I tried to introduce a large population of daphnia to the tank, but by the next day, they had all been either eaten or filtered out. Is there any way to maintain ...
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If the water quality is already perfect, do I need to wait any longer?

I just set up a small 23 liter aquarium for red fire shrimps. There is no shrimps in there. I filled up the tank with water from a rain collector and mixed it with some mineralised water. This has ...
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Why does my African Clawed Frog keeps banging into the tank glass and pawing at the corners with his front feet?

I just recently got an african clawed frog which I rescued from being dissected. He used to live in a large plastic bin with 3 other frogs and sometimes I'd see them nipping at each other. He keeps ...
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What is the life expectancy of Tarebia granifera?

A few days ago I found a few snails in my aquarium. As it looks like it seems they are of the Tarebia granifera species. When I looked them up I found quite a few things about them BUT one thing I ...
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Problems keeping stable PH in aquarium

I've had some fish deaths lately and paying attention to water params, I've gotten a little concerned about my PH levels. My tap water comes out of the tap with a PH of around 7.6. After aging it ...
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My molly is nipping at one of the cherry barbs in my tank. What should I do? The barb is losing colour

This has never happened before. My fish are in a 20 gallon tank, they've been fed the exact amount every day, and none of them have had problems before (other than another incident with my (now moved) ...
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When should I use bleach to fix the issues in my fish tank?

I have a 55 gallon tank that has been giving me problems but I'm not sure if I'm just over thinking or doing to much. When does one know it's time to bleach the tank to kill anything that could ...
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Plants for a brackish water tank?

Anyone know some plant salt resistant for this type of tank? I need a some reference cause this tank have a bit percentage of salinity in the wate, is lower percentatge but this can harm the plants. ...
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What animal can be kept in a tank just under 3 gallons?

I recently had a pet beetle larvae pass away, leaving me with an empty tank. Seeing the empty tank just sitting there makes me pretty sad, so I was wondering if it was a good size for anything else. ...
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How is GFO reactor better than PhosBan medium in the filter?

I have a cyanobacteria problem. I am using PhosBan/Phosguard as a filter medium and it doesn't really work that well, shall I worry of getting a GFO reactor or am I good with how it is? How would GFO ...
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Does Waterfall Discharge make the water 'cleaner' than surface discharge in a fish tank?

So, My mother is threatening to return the fish tank she got me for my birthday unless I would set the filter to waterfall discharge, I told her I wouldn't as the current is too strong for the type of ...
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Best tropical fish breeds and numbers for a 54l tank [duplicate]

I have a 54l Jewel tank with 5 different sponge filtration system. It has a prolific amount of various aquarium plant life flourishing. At present the only fish is a 3 & 1/2 inch sucker fish .. I'...
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Suddenly lethargic Antenna/ Suckermouth catfish

I've got a 31,7 gallon tank in which about 35 fishes live. For cleaner fishes it is: 2 Antenna catfish (black and brown) and since almost 4 weeks now also 5 armored catfish (others are all non ...
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Shrimp Breeding

I just picked up some Jade Shrimp (pretty cool, bred to be green, not dyed) and the employee (whom I'm quite acquainted with) threw in a pregnant one! Woohoo, right? Anyway, the question is, she is ...
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Relentless Nitrites

So I’ve recently set up a small 5 gallon tank, planted heavily, and started a fishless cycle. I got stuck on my Nitrite stage as a result of overdosing ammonia, but it finally came back down 3 days ...
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Multiple Male Bettas in 200+ Gallon?

I am not doing this, nor do I plan to (due to the aggressive nature of male bettas). But I was wondering if it would be possible to house multiple male bettas in a 200+ gallon tank? I definitely ...
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Why does my nitrate level always read 0?

I have the following tanks: 5 gallon, 2 months old - housed betta and shrimp 10 gallon, 2 weeks old - used established media to seed aquarium alongside cycle and beneficial bacteria 3.5 gallon - ...
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Acceptable temperature shock for aquarium water changes

It's generally accepted that it's good to get the temperature of your new water to match the temperature of the tank water before introducing it. You don't want to change the temperature of the ...
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Which nano fish for a big, colorful, community tank?

I'm planning to set up a big (150 x 65 x 50 cm) tank with lots of small colorful fish and shrimp. I want the tank to be heavily planted I want the tank to be very colorful I want to keep a few ...
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Fish keep dying, rogue homicidal fish or is my filter too powerful?

I have a 36 gallon tank with an Aqueon® QuietFlow Aquarium Power Filter 55/75. as of now there are 2 red minor tetras and 4 neon tetras. I had another red minor tetra and 4 more neon tetras that all ...
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My husband built a 98 gallon fish tank. Is it normal for a chirping noise to happen

My husband built his own fish tank from sealing it himself and building the frame. Should it make a chirping noise all of a sudden.
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Is it safe to add medication in a fish tank if there is no sick* fishes? [duplicate]

My water conditions aren't the best, yet, my fishes are doing their best so far. I want to put a fungus and fin rot remedy in the fish tank but none of them have it (at least I don't think so). Two-...
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Filtered water for my fish tank

My kitchen tap is filtered with a pentek 20 micron filter which reduces chlorine taste and odor (completely removes chlorine taste) it is a granular activated carbon filter.my question is can I use ...
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How often to clean fish tank with bottom feeders

We have a 29 gallon fish tank with 3 snails 3 shrimp and 3 catfish. We also have moon fish that I read like to eat algae. We have had the tank a couple of weeks and it looks really clean. I also ...
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Kindly help me choosing right silicone from my mentioned list

I am facing some challenges and need your help and advise. In my country, unfortunately, I don't find Aquarium safe sealant except 2 types. Only what I have seen in local stores are DAP and Loctite ...
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How to move a plant aquarium, to another house, city?

I have a an aquarium with normal glass, in the next couple of months we move to another city. Detail Size of the aquarium is 90x40x30, it has so many plant, that I use CO2 capsule, and filtration. I ...
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what could be the impact of unwashed aquarium sand?

I got lazy and didn't clean my aquarium sand what bad can happen ? This is what I used gravel link on amazon. So far everything is good.
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Losing Fish Though Levels Test Fine

We have a 40 gallon tank with an established Nitrogen Cycle. We went several months with just 1 Three-Striped Cory and 3 Gold Dust Mollies. The tank has its own filter that came with it, rated for ...
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My koi has an odd scale that my be infected but I can't tell??? How do I fix it?

I saw it this morning and started researching because I am dealing with an ich outbreak due to recent overcrowding. It hasn't changed or gotten worse but I don't know if it's infected or a disease. If ...
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My betta is laying as the bottom of the tank with its head pointed up, why? [duplicate]

My fish lines in a 2.5 galling tank with a automatic heater and a thermometer. I got it yesterday (after my first one who lived for 2.5 years lived there) I cleaned it thoroughly and made sure no ...
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Bubbles on top of fish aquarium

I have 4 small fish in my aquarium (two Zebra Danios and 2 others which are a similar size but I don't know what they are). Every few days a lot of small bubbles appear at the top of the aquarium. ...
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Fish disappearing in small tank [duplicate]

I have a five-gallon freshwater fish tank with 3 guppies, 2 ghost shrimp, 7 nerite snails, 1 mystery snail, and 3 dwarf catfish. 2 catfish and 2 guppies have disappeared completely. There are 0 bodies ...
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Can I keep crayfish and guppy fish together in a tank?

I have an aquarium and keep peaceful fishes together like : Angel Guppy Shark Saugmaulwels These are my fishes picture in aquarium : My fishes living together peacefully, But I intend to buy a type ...
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Can I use hard surface protectant to prevent algal growth on my aquarium front glass? Is there something else that will prevent them sticking?

Siliconizing glass makes it non-sticky. Does that or something else prevent algae from sticking to glass so I won't have to scrape the front pane all the time? I want to treat the tank before setup.
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How many mollies and glofish can be in a 20g tank?

I’m cycling a 20g tank and I have 3 mollies currently. As the tank is done cycling, I want to add more mollies and glofish! How many of each do you recommend?
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How do I clean an aquarium?

I just got a used aquarium from my cousin. It's dry, but there is black stuff on the sides, and I'm not sure how to clean it off. It's completely dissassembled, but the parts are inside. Everything ...
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What plant is this?

I was dealing with a lengthy illness and wasn't caring for my tank besides the minimums, and this plant has overgrown everywhere in my salt water tank. It's a very green plant (not sure why the ...
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What's the name an air-valve that automatically closes for a set period of time to allow air to pass down the line to other valves?

I hope the title makes sense. Essentially what I need is to use a single air pump to aerate multiple small tanks. To do that I can't have the first few valve/air-stones in the entire line use up all ...
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Streamlining Aquarium for Frequent Travel

Currently, I have a planted 30gal tank with a male betta and a few shrimp/snails. I'm very attached to my fish, and enjoy the ability to give him a tank much larger than the average pet-store betta ...
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What is the level of effort for this fish tank? [duplicate]

One a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being metaphysically impossible) what is the level of effort to start and maintain a salt water tank with coral and fish (like the picture) for an amature? I currently have ...
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Silvery fish with red eyes and neon fins

Please, help me identify this fish. After going through some local aquarium & pet stores in Chengdu, China, where I am visiting, I was able to identify most of the fishes I saw. Except this one. ...