Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor, and issues. Before asking questions in this thread, make sure you give us at least some details when asking a question, such as:>Tank size (include dimensions, not just volume)>Parameters (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, GH, KH)>Any inhabitants + how long you've had them>Pictures are always helpfulTank Cycling:>www.modestfish.com/how-to-cycle-your-aquarium/Stocking and Water Change Calculator: >www.aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php>www.hamzasreef.com/Contents/Calculators/EffectiveWaterChange.phpArticles and Care Guides:>www.seriouslyfish.com/knowledge-base/>www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/>www.theaquariumwiki.com/wiki/Aquatic Plant Database:>www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantfinder/all.php>www.flowgrow.de/db/aquaticplantsPrevious thread: >>3644816
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Second for yummy fish block*takes dab from co2 diffuser*
>>3647578>tfw she will never be your momj u s tust
Fourth for my monkey and fish
The pink is probably from my LEDs. I don’t know why it’s so pale. It’s still eating and isn’t particularly lethargic, but I lost a honey a few months ago and I’m getting worried. The one I lost never turned so white though
>>3647595it cant cope with living with lucky bamboo
>>3647595they're kinda fragile sometime anon, just have to accept it. Maybe check poo poo looks normal to rule out possible internal ailment
>>3647601I can confirm that poo is normal, it just ate and pooped minutes before I took these pics
>>3647596Also that’s dracena :)
Do you think a 40 gallon 3 foot tank would look underwhelming against a 9 foot wall?
>>3647621nigga get some tape measure or cut some painters tape to size wth
>>3647589I love tanks with wooden cabinets and accessories. Very comfy.
Im confused - why do we have 3(!) open threads going?..
>>3647722one was early, the other had discord on the links and then there's this one... i think that's pretty much it...
>>3647829>>3647832What was it?
>>3647621If it's the only thing on or in front of the wall, yes.
>3647842i told you they are backyou wouldnt listennow suffer you fools
Hello everyone, i just set up the tank of my dreams!tomorrow i will add some fish and go by the shore to get a starfish and a crab
>>3647920sorry i didnt know how to post the picture
>>3647921what happened to your mollies, did you kill them all?
>>3647921based spongebobs house
How hard is it to breed Bettas? I have a 20 Gal long with just a male and he is covering the entire top of the tank in bubble nests, so I'm interested in possibly making some cool looking fish.
>>3647591>aquariums on carpetJesus fuck no
AI Prime Freshwater>limitless number of spectral combinations>RGB>Control with phone>Need ONE (50 Gallons)>$180 + Mount $25Kessil Jew>Knob to adjust 2 lighting options>Separate Controller that costs even more money>Need 2-3 of them to get job done ( 50 Gallons )>$150 for inferior light but need 2 + Mount $25 + Controller $100I used to fall for the Kessil Jew. Now AI is my friend.
>>3648025what the fuck you pay 200$ for light?dude get a grip i got two white only led and two changing colors (blue/red/purple/interchanging) for less than 50$
>>3648032I'd rather pay for the features that come with AI prime.I wanna see you do the same thing it does for $200
>>3648025careful with the RGB, the kessil does not change the kelvin very much where the RGB does change the kelvin. easy to create algae inducing spectrum 50 gallons is pushing it desu, its not twice the output as a A80 by any means
It's been 24 hours since adding salt any my betta's fungal infection has only gotten bigger, what the fuuuuck
>>3648075>probably added kosher saltrookie mistake
>>3648083it was actually garlic salt, im pre seasoning him
>>3648083>>3648084 kekNaw it's regular aquarium salt that the gay boy at petsmart recommended
>>3648044You can do that for 5 or 10% of the cost with parts from China
>>3648127>he thinks he can get a LED with enough par to grow plants, connect to a phone, be RGB adjustable, have ramp/time functions, provide correct spectrum, mount, and be in a small form factor for $20sick larp bro
>>3648137>he thinks he can get a LED with all my marketing buzzwordsnone of that will make you a better aquarist, anon.
>>3648137>LED with correct spectrumAre grow LEDs exceptionally expensive or something? It's just a matter of buying enough in the right wavelengths>connected and controlledESP8266 or ESP32 if you want to get fancy. The prior will run you a whopping <$2
do pea puffers puff if im manhandling them?
>>3648145never said it did but whatever you say anon. Your argument was wow you can build that for $20 which is complete bullshit
>>3648145>>3648146Light fags are just as bad as ADA fags
>>3648146they are about the same price as aquarium lights, since they are the exact same thing at the end of the day
>>3648148the $20 lights will be functionally identical, the plants and fish will be equally as healthy
>>3648152no it wont lmao, a 20$ led is going to grow anything in a 50 gallon or provide any of those features. why are making shit up, im not even the anon who wants to buy one. Stop talking out of your ass
Where do you get your tank stands? Everything at petsmart and petco that isn't ugly metal is always sold out
>>3648154Anon you need to realize that most of the money you spend on things like that pre-made LED setup is a convenience fee because you were too lazy to look into how to >>>/diy/
>>3648147they puff if you stress them. if you see one puff you have failed as a fishdad.
>>3648158>implying all diodes are made equal yah ok my man, keep telling yourself a $20 dollar led provides sufficient light for his 50 gallon
>>3648160Fine, spend $40 or $60 and get quality LEDs, still going to be significantly less.
>>3648159i am their master, not their dad
>>3648164wow because that's definitely the 5-10% equal to $20 the other anon was claiming, thanks for nothing bro
>>3648154>he actually thinks that those things cost more than 20 USD including labor to produce per unitlisten man it's no big deal but just understand you are literally paying a "i don't want to/can't do this myself" fee for almost everything electronic/hobbyist. You can buy 60$ lights or make your own with the exact same parts factory direct. You pay them to assemble it, a little bit extra for whatever software they made, and a little bit more for the R & D, and then a nice bit more for doing it for you because suck our corporate cock.
>>3648166it's a 100watt i ran across by wasting 5 seconds of my time, you clearly could find a better deal with what suits your need if you actually wanted to DIY
>>3648166well if you reel it in and don't buy literal fucking football field flood lights, and buy something appropriate to an aquarium, then yes. it will be 20 bucks
>>3648169I saw those and you are still a retard
>>3648170>>3648171>>3648174>still replying to me>still ignoring i'm not even the one wants them>still ignoring I am only disputing his claim that $20 will give every function the original anon wantskys.
>>3648176why are you so defensive even when proven wrong,just admit you're wrong and move on
>>3648177what am i wrong about? Are you still telling me for $20 I can build all of that? why dont you move on like this anon did >>3648161
>>3648179see how you're spinning around the issue?please fix your mental state, this is not healthy for your being or the people around you.
>>3648181I could unironically copy and paste your reply back to you kek provide me a list of parts for $20 that does all the things the anon wants. i'll wait.
>>3648181>>3648187and since none of you retards can be bothered to read, it needs:>RGB tunable>Dimmable >Basic timer function $20 dollars max.
>>3648191Again, any special feature you want can be done with a $2 board, the LEDs are the pricey part
>>3648193oh so you agree its not twenty dollars now, thanks for still not reading anything
>>3648194I'm the guy that said to go ahead and spend $40 or $60 if you're so worried about the LEDs. All I'm saying is you don't need to specify dimmability, timers, etc. All that can be done for $2
>>3648194>>3648198Also as a bonus with the diy setup you could also use it for other things like monitoring the levels of various chemicals, running an autofeeder, etc.
>>3648198>>3648202why are you replying to me then kek, all I wanted to do is call you out on your bullshit $20 claim. DIY larpers are the worst desu. Good day anon, it is water change day after all
>>3648203Because you're listing irrelevant requirements>DIY larpers are the worst desuI'd rather have some random guy on the Internet with more money than sense call me a larper than join him in buying overpriced hobbyist gear any day.
>>3648208those were requirements he wanted bro >>3648025
>>3648209Jesus Christ anon can you read? >>3648198>All I'm saying is you don't need to specify dimmability, timers, etc. All that can be done for $2
>>3648210>still larpingbro you and I both know its not $2 to implement a dimmer and timer. Faggot larpers like are you unironically the worst. I say this as someone who DIY's everything. have a good day faggot
>>3648214Whatever you say goy
>>3648214>larpers like are youyou cant even speak
>spend $200 on small form factor works with quality app with quality functionsOR >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dhPtoOgs5c>buy soldering kit - 30$>buy heat sinks - 20$>buy leds - $20>buy mounting shit - 20$>buy power supply, controller board -$20>death since you will end up killing yourself doing this
>>3648187sorry i am no longer in helping youi just dont understand why are you so hostile to someone you never met before all i wanted to do was help, and you lashout as if i had personally attacked youhave a good day, you just ruined mine.
>>3648227>literally digs the internet to find a shitty DIY example to make a pointwow you're really unbiased and reliable unbelievable
>>3648229this dudes an electrical engineer - im sure you can do much better than him!
>>3648229that isn't me kek, I would never make that piece of shit. Like I said " I say this as someone who DIY's everything". That piece of shit would never be anywhere near my home
>>3648229COPE, SEETHE, DILATE
>>3648245>>3648236>>3648235please find something better to do than harassing others online
Need some advice, /aq/. I kind of fucked up the other day. I’m new to keeping cherry shrimp and noticed one was on its side. I quickly looked at websites and thought it was a result of an ammonia spike. I panicked and changed the water. However, after further research, I realized that it was probably the result of a big water change I did on Saturday night. I found that shrimp dead today and now another one is on its side. My question is: Should I move the shrimp to one of my more established tanks or would it be too stressful to cope with? I don’t want to lose another one. I don’t know the best course of action to save it :( Pic related - a shrimpbro that hasn’t left the side of the one trying to molt.
>>3648255stfu >>3648256keep them in the tank, damage is already done so moving them again would just make it worse. Just double check its not actually ammonia or anything. good luck anon
>>3647578are these worth or do they just hide in basement all the time?
>>3648263I had 5 in a 17 gallon and they were out all the timegranted it was a low light black water tank with tons of leaves for them to crawl through
>>3648263they take a while to warm up in my experience but then they noodle around non stop after a while. Just have regular fish that will act as dithers, they didnt come out at all when I had nothing else in the tank for a while.
>>3648274>>3648279nice, I’ll have a similar setup. Just don’t want to waste bioload on a small tank if they are more likely to be nocturnal creeps
>>3648259Thanks, anon. I’ve just tested the ammonia again. It’s still 0.25. Not ideal, but the other shrimp seem to be fine. I’ll have to keep an eye on things. I appreciate the advice.
>>3648302>O.25errrr what are the other shrimp? you should move the blues out of there in that case
for the anon that told me to plant yesterday, if you're out there... I, for one, grossly overestimated my skills as a first timer, I think the powder tropica soil is too thin and a bit hard to plant on... Now to wait and wee what dies, what gets uprooted and how much algae do i get...
Quality lights that won't kill you
>>3648356you can bury them deeper if they float up, it doesnt have to be perfectly exposed above the substrate line
>>3648348They’re all blues. Everything was fine until recently. I had a lot of melting of plants, which I think spiked the ammonia, so I siphoned a lot of the loose plant matter and algae. The ammonia levels are still the same though, so I’m a bit confused. I think that the quick and fairly significant water changes caused my current problem of shrimp being unable to molt. I can move them to another tank with my reds, who seem to be fine.
>>3648364hmm they get stressed either option you do. I would just do some small frequent water changes to bring down the ammonia. better to be safe for me personally
>>3648359Noted, I don't want to mess with it any more for the day... I'm not very happy with it but hopefully the fishies will like it once I get some in there after the cycle...
>>3648384wait actually throw some media or substrate from the other tank. good way to seed the blue tank
>your tank size>money spent on setup, excluding fishies
>>3648384cycles are a memeput your fish in there, dose daily with prime and quick start
>>3648387>not having media on hand for insta cycling a tanklmao @ur life
>>3648388can I come to your house and get some?
Why aren't you posting in the real thread?>>3647164>>3647164>>3647164
>>3648404depends, are you cute?
>>3648376I like the idea. Thanks, anon.
>>3648408because we disapprove of discord trannies
3648408We are posting in the real thread
>>3648428This thread was made after the fact and is an illegitimate duplicate thread. Which is against the rules of this board!
3648436This thread has a proper title, the other does not
>>3648356Are you the one fighting the algae infestation?
>>3648450not yet :(
>>3648450No, I'm just a dude who set up his first tank 3 days ago, yesterday I got some advice on the filter setup and was told to go ahead and just plant.. I think >>3648385 has me confused too
>dry start method>it's moist
>>3648497ur mums moist lmao
>>3648501ofc she is, dummyshe is taking a bath rn (right now)
>>3648507she likes playing the guitar
>>3648514>no bath pics>no co2 ladder picssecond time you've lied to me
>>3648555have some stuff going on mangi didnt even order the co2 yetso aint just the ladder being missin so farhow is your ladder doin, tho?
for me it's the NICREW classicLED plus
>>3648560>$17 for lightsI can DIY those for under 17 cents
>>3648559whats the point you dont even love me ;-;
>>3648566>>3648560>paying for light when the sun existslmao the jews got you good
>>3648567i love youas a friend
>>3648263Can they be kept ina ten gallon with shrimp?
>>3648571well it's doing pretty good. Has a nice biofilm on it so bubbles are nice and smooth up the ladder. lowkey its overbuilt as fuck, not in terms of bulknes but the quality of the molds seem a little to high for such a thing. Typical germans
>>3648597neatstill dont know what kind of co2 i will be going forwill have to wait some more time anyway rn (right now)
>>3648357*snaps your already snapping driftwood*
Pool filter sand is nice!
>>3648615why is it so thicc
>>3648617the sand? I wanted to get a burrowing fish
>>3648621no I mean OP's mother
>>3648621>burrow>get smashed by stonemarvelous
would different but equally-sized cory species school with each other?
>>3648644They all hang out together but its not as tight usually. This does not apply to the nano spices, they will not school in a reliable manner with other cories >>3648578yah
>>3648639ok I will put 1 betta fish in it instead
>>3648660the rock will just fall and kill your betta like with that one german anon's betta. Sad times
>>3648662ok i will not keep any fish
>>3648668*rock falls and kills your sand**tank then scratches dead sand*you literally can't win bro, im sorry
Hey aqualads! Ive got these aquarium heaters second hand. Can I run these without having them in water? Would like to use them in another project but I dont want to damage them if they run dry
>>3648678just dont run them without water and you're good
>>3648678no they will shatter/explode
>>3648681>>3648682This true? Theyre essentially just coils that get hot, same as a toaster.What would cause the shatter/explosion?
>>3648644for maximum schooling behavior you want the same color morph ideally, most fish will school more readily with fish that look most like they do.
>>3648685>What would cause the shatter/explosion?you running them w/o water, dummy
>>3648685I dunno, i've broken loads of them during water changes and forget to unplug them. They all shatter and shit themselves. Maybe it's the temp difference of the glass that shatters it, like how normal glass tends to shatter from rapid temp changes. Maybe cause the coils are way more compact than toasters, its wayyyy more coil length than a toaster. I know the toaster coils need to be wide to dissipate heat and need to be attached to the secondary plate to act a s heatsink. The aquarium heater has none of that since it relies on water to do that. So it just holds onto the heat which I can see it causing suicide to itself. But blah blah blah, fug if I know the actually answer. They cannot run dry is all I know and found
>>3648696Mmmm not really grasping why it would explode.On that note, how much water is needed to run them? Theres a minimum water level line on one of them, but what if I just stuck it in a water bottle? Would that be safe and keep it from exploding?
>>3648704the coils need to be submerged. What could you possibly gain from putting it in a water bottle? What's this project
https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/fish-in-home-aquariums-are-angry/Why do you hate fish?
>>3648707i do not hate my fish, i am simply their uncaring god.
>>3648707they are dumb soulless motherfuckersthey lucky if they prettyotherwise they be yummy in my tummy
>>3648706Submerged yeah. But submerging them in different sized tanks, 10gal vs 30gal for instance, wont change where the line is on the heater.The project in mind is to heat a homemade cat house. My cat is fuggin 18 human years old and she gets cold overnight. Wanna make sure shes warm and comfortable
>>3648713>making sketchy construction becuz u wanna cheap outu dumb mofo gonna fucking combust that old lady, get a grip and buy her some non chinese heating blanketgeez
>>3648096I hate to bump my own question but I'm getting concerned. The betta has been in the salt water for about 48 hours now and the fungal growth has only increased in size. The betta herself is more active though, closer to how she was before she damaged her fin
>>3648713this isn't going to do jack shit for that, it's not designed to radiate heat to air in any capacity. Its the same exact material as in hair dryers, imagine you ripped out the fan from a hairdryer and just the coil run on its own. A bottle of water at 80 degrees isn't going to do shit either. Are you gonna put a 30 gallon in your cat home to act as a heatsink????? Buy a heating pad you weirdo
Dear /aq/ diary,Today I decided to test my water before putting into my tank. I filled about 3 gallons into a bucket at 8:30 am this morning, brought it to the office, and tested it around 5:00. Showed a small amount of nitrite and no real sign of nitrate - I might need to scrub the inside for substrate residue, or make sure it fully dries. Figured rinsing it should be enough, but apparently not. idk, just weirdWhen I turned the light on, it looked like there were hundreds of needle-thin bacteria floating around the water. Also weird. It's not like I'm leaving the bucket to sit full of water for days on end (anymore). Do you think they are large bacteria, or just baby detritus worms knocked loose from the water change? Also, any help identifying this orange algae? It coats the plant almost like barnacles, and is a little difficult to scrape off even with a toothbrush.
>>3648717Why not just nip the infected parts of the fins off?
>>3648716>>3648719This is where the water bottle comes into play.Hear me out.Have box.Hole for her entrance (duh)Stick aqua heater in -lets say- gallon jugPut gallon jug with heater in boxTurn on heaterThe gallon of water will heat up and radiate heat. Same as a fucking electric oil radiatorAm I wrong here?
>>3648717bump up salt slightly and wait to see how it looks in the morning
>>3648713its so funny how people blast you for trying to cheap out and tell you to buy expensive heaters these same people will yell at you for buying a $200 light instead of doing some retarded diy electrocution project
>>3648727My initial idea didnt have the water bottle.Which is why I asked if I can run them dry
>>3648727no you weirdo do you know how many watts and what temps a radiotor uses to transfer heat to oil then to air? A gallon of water with a dinky aquarium heater wont do anything, the fucking air will dissipate the heat before it's of any use. Just buy a $15 reptile heating pad and throw a cushion over it.Tell your cat I accept thank you payments to my paypal
>>3648725I didn't realize you could do that. Can I manually remove the growth? It's an elephant ear betta and she tore a pectoral fin on something sharp and that's where the infection is right up against her body>>3648728I've upped the salt to 2 tablespoons in an 8 gallon tank
rate my setup bros
>>3648734nah not if its this close to the body
>>3648735South American cichlid? Keep us updated on how those carpeting plants go!
>>3648733Well shit! Just looked it up. Didnt know that was a thing, never owned reptiles before. Didnt know that was an optionThanks and fuck them other guys!Excuse me for trying to be resourceful with shit I got for freeBut really though does my idea not make any sense? How would the air dissipate the heat if its in a mostly enclosed box. Im not thinking to warm up a whole fucking room
>>3648735can you do me a favor and move the rock on the right, it looks so unnatural. fish choice and substrate size ruin sense of scale. I would move hairgrass out of back and swap out with the plant in the lower right corner. Move front rock on left as far back as you can. Honestly I would just smash the square looking rock into rubble so you can use it to accent the other rocks. Small pieces make a huge difference. I give you a 4/5 anyways though
>>3648784cause the heat levels from aquarium heater to a bottle is minuscule. Like so minuscule dude. Almost all of the heat dissipation will be from the water evaporation anyways, unless you want a damp cat home you have to seal it. Once you seal it the main heat dissipation is now gone so its useless. Like its next to nothing I can't even put it into perspective how useless it would be for your purpose, the natural temp draft from the door will negate it. The only warmth your cat will get is from touching the bottle itself. Undersize with the heating pad btw, they get VERY hot if something is on top of them 24/7. Make sure the cat can't move the cushion
>>3648786thanks for the advice bro. its my first aquascape. was goin got the grass kinda on the left side and taller plants on the right. just set it up yesterday might change some shit up. post your setup for some inspiration faggot!
>>3648735needs to grow in somegreat taste in fishies tho
>>3648797Thanks for responses esp. for the reptile pad suggestion.Imma bring this to /diy/ just to see what they have to say.But hey at least I learned something>dont run aquarium heaters without water
why the fuck can't I find a pea puffer anywhere? not online not in store what the fuck
>>3648809all pets, computer parts and gun related shit is sold out due to people looking for shit to do while locked inside their cuck cages and being socially isolated. so basically the shit i always did is getting invaded by fucking normalshits and i want to kill their minecraft characters.
>>3647835"Join the official discord!>[discord link]"
>>3648812why do they choose the pea puffer? what happened to the betta being the fish for normalshits?
>>3648809where you live? my lfs's have always had them in stock
>>3648817Georgia, ive been trying for 6 months to find them
>>3648221its rhetoric. retard.
>>3648816pea puffers have been a hot meme for a couple of years now, hobbyists have gradually been going through their pea puffer phase and a lot of normalshits picked up and want to be special snowflakes. but basically everything except for ultra prolific fish and obscure/hard to care for fish has reduced availability right now
>>3648821>6 monthsyou try asking a LFS to order them in? If all the fish stores around have a steady supply im sure a distributor can get some out to Georgia per store request
>>3648826Yes I have and I've been told multiple times the wait list for them is too long to add anymore people to it.
>>3648826that sucks, stores here cant keep them in stock for long but i still see them from time to time. One of these days I might do a pea puffer tank but I don't want to add more tanks right now.
>>3648829can't go to another lfs? anyone that uses a different distributormaybe you can print one out from google and have a paper pea puffer
>>3648735is the tank cycled? German blue will not like being the first fish in a fresh tank
The dark secret of aquarium keeping is that when we watch our aquascapes we're looking at fish taking a shit 99% of the timesFish spend almost all their lives with a turd dangling from their ass, it's almost impossible to look at a fish tank without seeing one doing the business
>>3648846at least we dont suck our dogs off
>>3648846your fish need some fiber bruh, all my fish poo is in short concise segments
>>3648724>diary didn't read, a real man like myself only reads journals.
>>3648780It's a German Blue Ram. I keep them as well, unfortunately none of mine paired up.
>>3648854>no predators aroundpuffers are genocidal maniacs, one of the most vicious killing machines you can add to an aquarium
>>3648846Do you have goldfish or something?
>>3648944I have dwarf Rasboras, they shit all the time
>>3648945why are you feeding so much that they have shit dangling from their asses all day
>>3648942god I wish that were me
>>3648946I don't feed them a lot but they're schooling fish so I keep multiple, since they don't all shit at the same time when I watch them there will always be at least one dropping a turd
>>3648678>>3648681>>3648682>>3648685>>3648696>>3648700>>3648704>>3648706>>3648713>>3648797>>3648784Not sure about the exploding part but what usually happens if you run them out of water is thermal runaway. You could create a water-tight heated bottle I suppose (should be plastic though: pressure could crack the glass), but these heaters are hard set at 78F or so for cheapo ones, maybe in the 80's if you have an adjustable one. That's probably not going to be warm enough. 78F sounds nice because you're thinking of air temp, but that water temp would be too cold.Consider this: most water beds are set to 85-92F for humans. Cats' body temp (just googled it) is higher than a human's, so you'd need it to be more like 89-96F
fuck I regret getting mystery snails a few months ago. How long do these fuckers live? I am toying with the idea of just chucking them out but I still have a bit of a conscience about it
>>3648965About a year, maybe a bit longer with really good conditions. Also just give them back to the LFS. You may get store credit for them.Speaking of which, gotta start thinking of replacing my nerites. They all just hit two years.
>>3648967say it with me, boysRABBIT SNAIL
>>3647589I have that exact same light fixture!
>>3648678Yeah, you can run them outside of the water! I would also recommend holding them while dry-running them. Grip them as tight as you can, and do that for as long as you can, just to make sure they're working properly. The best place to do this would probably be in your garage, around some gasoline cans and dry rags, if you have any.
>>3648970ramshorn snails are objectively the superior snail.
>>3648970>>3648981>suggesting a pestDo you two run shitwater tanks too?
>>3648982never had ramshorn snails turn into pest populations, you're the one running a shitwater tank
god dammit now my other female molly is pregnant, i have already been dealing with the 8 fry from the other bitch. i think i am gonna give all the females back to the store once i can tell the genders
>>3648025>not getting a Fluval 3.0laughing at your life
>>3648999get a fish that will eat the fry
>>3648735everything >>3648786 this guy said but also take the DHG and separate them into even smaller portions and spread them around the tank more.
>>3649012Adult mollies do it a lot, no need to add anything
>>3649018shut up molly, I will eat your brood, not you. And there's nothing you can do about it
>>3649018why not give in and become a molly breeder
What is the cheapest black substrate I can use? Is there black pfs?
>>3649044black diamond blasting sand
>>3649047Thank you! Is it actually good or just something that broke bastards use?
>>3649049its very common, just a bit dusty compared to pool sand
Added a second fish to the tankReckon this is about maximum, perhaps one more at a latter date
the white fungal infection on my betta has turned brown, does this indicate if I've killed it with the salt at all?
>>3649050It's completely inert and safe, You can get a 50lb bag for around $10.
>>3649067i.. its evolved...
Don't let the black diamond blasting sand jew trick you. It's useless for plants and you'll spend more on root tabs if you go that route
>>3649077Still much cheaper than fertilized substrate retardI think the only Jew here is you, probably a ADA shill.
>anyone who uses a product I don't like is le jewclassic /aq/
>>3649084perhaps you would prefer reddit
You're god damn right
>>3649085why, are you jewish or something?
>be me>buy twin outlet air pump cos turtle likes playing with bubbles>get two air stones and place them decoratively inside ornaments>get giddy this gone look cool and girl will love it>turn on>absolutely laugh worthy bubble stream, she fart harder>make a T junction and feed both outlets to one stream>much betters bubs, dece but not amazingWTF? How can sell pump as twin outlet if cant even pump two thing? I should sue
>>3649094try a 4 outlet and join 2 each for the bubbers
>>3649049it's good,requires more rinsing than normal sand tho
If u were a fish wut fish would u be
>>3649102How do I improve her immune system so this doesn’t happen again? Assuming she survives. I did a complete water and decor change and sanitized the entire tank and assembly. The only plant I’ll be keeping with her will he annubis from now on, the water wisteria shed way too much and I’m sure that that’s what led to the infection.
>>3649183A big cute dumb one
>>3649183Malformed goldfish hopelessly swimming in circles in a tiny plastic tank, waiting for the ammonia spike to hit
>>3649183A big fat koi in a pond in japan, a pike in some river or a blue marlin in the ocean.
>>3649183a beta in a cup
>>3649193>>3649191bros.....are u okay
>>3649194Only when I tend to my little aquatic environment, otherwise no
>>3648982>>3648986Ramshorns are literally not pests. Trumpet snails, now that's a different story, but ramshorns, not at all.
>>3649183Most likely an incredibly smashed betta in a cup, far behind the front row bettas, waiting to die of starvation.
>>3649066eeee~! they're gonna kiiiissss!
>>3649183a guppy in a breeding harem tank with 10 females
>>3649250This anon knows whats whatI want to be that guppy too( i bet there are anons who would prefer it the other way around and have ten males desecrate every opening in their body )
Introduced some cories to my tank, which previously only held royal tetras. The cories alternate between lazily hanging out in group and being crazy active and collectively zooming up the sides of the tank, while the tetras are schooling and moving slowly - whereas they used to be all over the place. I presume they're all still settling in and getting used to each other?
>>3649066I love your oranda
How much would you be willing to spend to save a sick fish compared to its cost.
>>3649271depends on what the fish is and how much i like ita random guppy in the breeding tank? just yeet it in the pan
>>3648147how many peas could a pea puffer puff if a pea puffer could puff peas?
so in my pandemic boredon and retardation I caught a bunch of mosquitofish and want to selecticely breed them into smashed and slammed monstrosities. The question is, are there any quick tricks for catching a specific one? I put a bunch of rocks and broken pottery inside and the fuckers are so fast and evasive. how do I catch an individual one that I am interested in? I was thinking of using a sort of inverted coke bottle and just trap until I get the one I want but it just isnt working
>>3649360maybe stick em on the fridge for a while
Does a bent spine harm the guppies?i have one with a bent spine and i love how meaty and plum she is, like her tail area is much more thicker due to the bent her spine has which is absolutely perfect for a meal
>>3649438the fuck? you going to eat it? I want to breed chubbyness or roundness into my guppies but I need super sped generations and mutations. if I buy some of that hobby uranium from amazon and put it near them would they get cool mutations or would they look lole a harlrquin fetus
>>3649438yes. however do not feel bad. you are a god to these guppies. everything they have, everything they know is you. they exist at and for your pleasure, nothing more. Inflicting them with deformities is just keeping them fearful and reminding them of how limited they are. Fear of god creates healthy societies. If you value your guppy colony's spiritual health you must inflict hardship upon them on occasion as providing limitless resources and making a guppy paradise will make your guppies arrogant and possibly introduce atheism into your tank.
>>3649444They would just die, or be unaffected. There's really no 'mutation range'
>>3648678I had a similar eheim heater I forgot to turn off before a water change and within about 5 minutes, it overheated and the glass cracked all over. If you need a dry heater for a terrarium or something, you may want to get an under tank heater mat from reptizoo or zoomed.
>>3649448yeah it's about a 99% chance they become sterile and die, 1% chance they get a mutation and it kills them or something and 0.000001% chance you get something interesting.If you want to go mad scientist on guppies you have to wait for home genelabs. I am not even joking when I say this is maybe 10 years off at most unless the government preemptively regulates it (already happened to some extent in much of Europe). There are already some home genetics hobbyists who have pretty advanced setups and the equipment needed for crispr is actually fairly cheap in lab equipment terms. You can probably make a low end setup right now for like $10-20kish?
>>3649444i already ate one that died in it's sleep, was good.my goal is to breed so many guppies and become the biggest guppy breeder in my whole region, to the point where i can survive famines with the guppies while selling the pretty looking ones to the elites and fish stores, i will become the elite with an army of slave guppy harem.
>>3649459well after some googling, turns out scientists use a chemical called ENU which is a powerful mutagen to induce mutations for genetics studies. I am going to see if its even possible to get some of this stuff. ill try not to breathe it in
>>3649464no you should totally breathe it in, what if you get superpowers?
>>3649466its 49 bucks for a gram. going to have to turn in some cans for money or find a cheaper mutagen
>>3649462I wish you luck, friend
>>3648560prety happy with my nicrew SKYLED plus
>>3649548he really needs to start working out for the sake of his health, he looked really out of shape in his last video with a hunched back and stuff, makes me worried about him.
>>3649604For reals. He's looking pretty haggard as of late.
>>3649604Yeah, he needs to eat better, I'm not gonna complain bout his teeth because that shit is expensive and mine ain't great either but he be looking ruff and i like the guy so i want to see him do well...
>>3649187i can guarantee you it wasn't the wisteria. You have underlying problems. First thing is that the fungus happens after an open wound is made, second the fungus happens from poor immune system. Feed your fish better
>>3649462now this is epic
>>364857810g is too small
>>3649604hes probably been stressed as fuck from the lockdowns hurting his small business
>>3647100>Yeah absolutely. Half the fun is their showing off and zipping around. I separated 2F and 1M for breeding purposes, basically if you wanted to self populate on the cheap.Sweet, that might be a fun alternative for my planned tank then. 90 or 120 liters low & wide, planned on low-ish ph for chili rasbora anyway, and these seem to like that too.
>>3649259Update>left for work after this post>got back home>tetras are almost stationary and breathing heavily, not eating>oh fuck>run all the test>fucking nitrite spike despite 50% water change yesterday>immediately start doing a ~70% water change>filter starts making horrible EEEEE noise due to lack of water as I refill >fucking boiler shits the bed at ripe old age of one (1) year>EEEEE>no more warm water>EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE>have to boil water to get it to the right temperature>EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE>finally get water to the approximately correct temperature and refill tankJesus Tittyfucking Christ, how is it that almost everything I try in life turns into a massive clusterfuck despite my best preparations. The fish appear to be doing somewhat better at least, and I'll probably do a 50% water change daily for a while. Any advice?
>>3649792why didnt you cycle the tank desu
>>3649803what do you mean?
>>3649803It was fully cycled. Been running for a over month, water parameters have been fine since two-three weeks.
>>3649805you dump in a bunch of food or something then? damn bro rip
>>3649805doubling the fish load means you have to wait for the bacteria population to double to catch up.
Do you think this guy has parasites? He’s super active but he just seems so scrawny compared to Fat Fuck
>>3649810common problem with those, sadlyGet a dewormer asapI wanted to get them, had a tank setup and a bunch of snails going and everything, but then my lfs didn't come through, and then I learned they are almost 100% wild caught and rapidly declining in the wild, so I no longer feel comfortable getting them.
Saw two hitchhikers after I planted yesterday on my 60L, one was like a mm long cone snail and the other half the size, removed one but the small one disappeared, hopefully no uncontrolled snail pop establishes in my tank...
>>3649813>>3649818I used general cure, should I try something else?
>>3649838did you only do one dose? you have to multiple rounds
>>3649806Might've overfed on cory pellets, but I doubt it.>>3649808I expected some changes, but not this bad.Anyway, think I'll be doing 50% water changes daily for a while.
Are there any good aquarium discords
>still trying to shill sad.
>>3649840I did the 2 it said to>>3649818>100% wild caught and rapidly declining in the wild, so I no longer feel comfortable getting themGuy at my lfs said he put 30 of them in a tank and they all killed eachother down to 4
>>3649848no I mean complete doses, after you do the first two doses you do another complete round to kill any parasites that might be in a life cycle stage that makes it immune to meds. Third round if you want to be extra safe.
What would you get as a centerpiece fish?
>>3649864gourami if you are looking for a single fish
>>3649852Okay ill go again. Hope my amano shrimp dont giv a fuc
>>3649903jumping the gun, this is a slow board
>>3649900nah they wont caremed is harmless
>>3649848>Guy at my lfs said he put 30 of them in a tank and they all killed eachother down to 4Probably a shitty and/or too small tank, they school in the wild. In a big very densely planted tank (so they don't constantly see each other) they should do just fine.
>>3649944probs did not feed enough either, if he fed the shit out of them aggression would have plummeted
>>3649944>>3649945Thats what i thought. I’d love to do some breeding in the future.>probs did not feed enoughHe did say he got them to take flake food...
>>3649864get the fucking rabbit snail ASAP
>>3649604the guy looks older than my dad and he's what, like in his early 40s? lay off the snickers bruh
>>3649927he's scared a new thread with a discord link would be made lmao
How many days can I treat with nox ick before needing to do a water change? It builds up in the water presumably