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  1. I just grabbed a black Friday deal on a 75gallon tank and stand and a fluval fx6 I want to do a peacock chiclid tank but I'm worried about my tap water nitrates are already High they are atleast 40ppm we have very hard water in my neighborhood and water softners are a must I have a 46 gallon...
  2. Don't intend on putting all these males in the 300g right away BTW. Going to do my quarantine process, add half in, wait a bit, then add the other half in finally. Breeding groups(juvies and the Mater pairs) will go into 20's to quarantine also then into their final homes.
  3. Lake Tanganyika Species
    Hi there Has anyone purchased Mobas recently? I'm considering a group in my 125g and I'm looking for reviews, feedback, or suggestions. Please PM me if you have suggestions. I don't think we are allowed to post up vendors publicly. Thank you Jim
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    I was wondering what is the oldest pleco they you have kept and what is the biggest you have kept? I have 30yrs old one and that same one is my biggest at 10".
  5. Lake Malawi Species
    My steveni is looking thin to all my other fish it’s eating still been feeding more to see if it’s not eating but seem ok look a lot thinner than all my other fish it’s more down towards the lower end of the fish can try get some pics but finding it hard to get some which could see it Also one...
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