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  1. I have read the fishes cycling guide on this forum, and many many others. Wanted to get some experienced aquarium hobbyists input. I am using Dr. Tim's fishes cycling ammonia. I have been adding ammonia every morning, and testing it the next morning around the same time. Ammonia always reads 0...
  2. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    Hey everyone, One if my yellow labs looks skinny relative to the other cichlids (two other yellow labs and four yellow tails) in my tank. Some observations I have made include: it is not spitting out its food; it is not as active as the other fish; it has some red markings on/behind its two...
  3. Lake Tanganyika Species
    Hey all, Gonna be starting a 40B Tanganyika tank soon. My idea was “dividing” the tank into a shell field and a rock structure. The shell field species would most likely be Multis (unless there’s another shelly species that would work better), and the rock structure hosting either a pair of...
  4. Lake Malawi Species
    Hello. New member here. I currently have a Planet aquariums 125 gallon rimless reef tank (48x24) with sump of at least 30 gallons. I am planning to transition back to freshwater. I am interested in keeping peacocks, OB and some Haps. I currently don't have a lid in my tank since it is rimless...
  5. Otopharynx .SP Nova Blue longnose Does anyone here have experience with these? I think they look really cool, but i guess they're kind of new in the hobby.
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