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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 helpful

Tank 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.php

Articles 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/aquaticplants

Previous thread: >>3644816
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This is the thread
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Second for yummy fish block
*takes dab from co2 diffuser*
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>>3647578
>tfw she will never be your mom
j u s t
u
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Fourth for my monkey and fish
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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
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>>3647595
it cant cope with living with lucky bamboo
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>>3647595
they're kinda fragile sometime anon, just have to accept it. Maybe check poo poo looks normal to rule out possible internal ailment
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>>3647601
I can confirm that poo is normal, it just ate and pooped minutes before I took these pics
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>>3647596
Also that’s dracena :)
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Do you think a 40 gallon 3 foot tank would look underwhelming against a 9 foot wall?
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>>3647621
nigga get some tape measure or cut some painters tape to size wth
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>>3647622
Tomorrow
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>>3647589
I love tanks with wooden cabinets and accessories. Very comfy.
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Im confused - why do we have 3(!) open threads going?..
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>>3647722
one was early, the other had discord on the links and then there's this one... i think that's pretty much it...
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>>3647747
>its happening
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>>3647747
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>>3647829
>>3647832
What was it?
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>>3647621
If it's the only thing on or in front of the wall, yes.
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>>3647842
Leave.
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>3647842
i told you they are back
you wouldnt listen
now suffer you fools
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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
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>>3647920
sorry i didnt know how to post the picture
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>>3647921
what happened to your mollies, did you kill them all?
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>>3647921
based spongebobs house
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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.
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>>3647591
>aquariums on carpet
Jesus fuck no
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AI Prime Freshwater
>limitless number of spectral combinations
>RGB
>Control with phone
>Need ONE (50 Gallons)
>$180 + Mount $25

Kessil 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 $100

I used to fall for the Kessil Jew. Now AI is my friend.
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>>3648025
what 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$
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>>3648032
I'd rather pay for the features that come with AI prime.
I wanna see you do the same thing it does for $200
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>>3648025
careful 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
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It's been 24 hours since adding salt any my betta's fungal infection has only gotten bigger, what the fuuuuck
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>>3648075
>probably added kosher salt
rookie mistake
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>>3648083
it was actually garlic salt, im pre seasoning him
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>>3648083
>>3648084 kek
Naw it's regular aquarium salt that the gay boy at petsmart recommended
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>>3648044
You can do that for 5 or 10% of the cost with parts from China
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>>3648084
yummy!
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>>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 $20
sick larp bro
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>>3648137
>he thinks he can get a LED with all my marketing buzzwords
none of that will make you a better aquarist, anon.
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>>3648137
>LED with correct spectrum
Are grow LEDs exceptionally expensive or something? It's just a matter of buying enough in the right wavelengths
>connected and controlled
ESP8266 or ESP32 if you want to get fancy. The prior will run you a whopping <$2
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do pea puffers puff if im manhandling them?
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>>3648145
never said it did but whatever you say anon. Your argument was wow you can build that for $20 which is complete bullshit
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>>3648145
>>3648146
Light fags are just as bad as ADA fags
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>>3648146
they are about the same price as aquarium lights, since they are the exact same thing at the end of the day
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>>3648148
the $20 lights will be functionally identical, the plants and fish will be equally as healthy
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>>3648152
no it wont lmao, a 20$ 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
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Where do you get your tank stands? Everything at petsmart and petco that isn't ugly metal is always sold out
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>>3648154
typo >.<
*isnt
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>>3648154
Anon 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/
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>>3648147
they puff if you stress them. if you see one puff you have failed as a fishdad.
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>>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
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>>3648160
Fine, spend $40 or $60 and get quality LEDs, still going to be significantly less.
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>>3648159
i am their master, not their dad
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>>3648160
dude
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>>3648162
Based
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>>3648164
wow because that's definitely the 5-10% equal to $20 the other anon was claiming, thanks for nothing bro
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>>3648154
>he actually thinks that those things cost more than 20 USD including labor to produce per unit
listen man it's no big deal but just understand you are literally paying a "i don't want to/can't do this myself" fee for almost everything electronic/hobbyist. You can buy 60$ 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.
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>>3648167
see
>>3648166
>>3648160
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>>3648166
it'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
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>>3648166
well 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
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>>3648169
I saw those and you are still a retard
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>>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 wants
kys.
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>>3648176
why are you so defensive even when proven wrong,
just admit you're wrong and move on
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>>3648177
what 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
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>>3648179
see how you're spinning around the issue?
please fix your mental state, this is not healthy for your being or the people around you.
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>>3648181
I 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.
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>>3648181
>>3648187
and since none of you retards can be bothered to read, it needs:
>RGB tunable
>Dimmable
>Basic timer function

$20 dollars max.
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>>3648191
Again, any special feature you want can be done with a $2 board, the LEDs are the pricey part
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>>3648193
oh so you agree its not twenty dollars now, thanks for still not reading anything
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>>3648194
I'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
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>>3648194
>>3648198
Also 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.
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>>3648198
>>3648202
why 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
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>>3648203
Because you're listing irrelevant requirements
>DIY larpers are the worst desu
I'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.
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>>3648208
those were requirements he wanted bro >>3648025
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>>3648209
Jesus 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
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>>3648210
>still larping
bro 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
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>>3648214
Whatever you say goy
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>>3648214
>larpers like are you
you cant even speak
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>>3648218
*type
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>spend $200 on small form factor works with quality app with quality functions
OR
>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
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>>3648187
sorry i am no longer in helping you
i 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 you
have a good day, you just ruined mine.
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>>3648227
>literally digs the internet to find a shitty DIY example to make a point

wow you're really unbiased and reliable
unbelievable
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>>3648229
this dudes an electrical engineer - im sure you can do much better than him!
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>>3648229
that 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
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>>3648229
COPE, SEETHE, DILATE
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>>3648245
>>3648236
>>3648235
please find something better to do than harassing others online
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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.
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>>3648255
stfu

>>3648256
keep 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
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>>3647578
are these worth or do they just hide in basement all the time?
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>>3648263
I had 5 in a 17 gallon and they were out all the time
granted it was a low light black water tank with tons of leaves for them to crawl through
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>>3648263
they 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.
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>>3648274
>>3648279
nice, 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
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>>3648259
Thanks, 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.
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>>3648302
>O.25
errrr what are the other shrimp? you should move the blues out of there in that case
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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...
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Quality lights that won't kill you
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>>3648356
you can bury them deeper if they float up, it doesnt have to be perfectly exposed above the substrate line
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>>3648348
They’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.
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>>3648364
hmm 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
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>>3648359
Noted, 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...
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>>3648384
wait actually throw some media or substrate from the other tank. good way to seed the blue tank
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>your tank size
>money spent on setup, excluding fishies
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>>3648384
cycles are a meme
put your fish in there, dose daily with prime and quick start
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>>3648387
>not having media on hand for insta cycling a tank
lmao @ur life
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>>3648388
can I come to your house and get some?
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Why aren't you posting in the real thread?
>>3647164
>>3647164
>>3647164
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>>3648404
depends, are you cute?
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>>3648376
I like the idea. Thanks, anon.
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>>3648408
because we disapprove of discord trannies
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>>3648425
>we
cringed
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3648408
We are posting in the real thread
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>>3648428
This thread was made after the fact and is an illegitimate duplicate thread. Which is against the rules of this board!
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3648436
This thread has a proper title, the other does not
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>>3648356
Are you the one fighting the algae infestation?
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>>3648450
not yet :(
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>>3648450
No, 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
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>dry start method
>it's moist
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>>3648497
ur mums moist lmao
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>>3648501
ofc she is, dummy
she is taking a bath rn (right now)
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>>3648504
post pics
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>>3648507
she likes playing the guitar
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>>3648514
>no bath pics
>no co2 ladder pics
second time you've lied to me
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>>3648555
have some stuff going on mang
i didnt even order the co2 yet
so aint just the ladder being missin so far

how is your ladder doin, tho?
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for me it's the NICREW classicLED plus
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>>3648560
>$17 for lights
I can DIY those for under 17 cents
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>>3648559
whats the point you dont even love me ;-;
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>>3648566
>>3648560
>paying for light when the sun exists
lmao the jews got you good
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>>3648567
i love you
as a friend
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>>3648263
Can they be kept ina ten gallon with shrimp?
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>>3648571
well 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
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>>3648597
neat
still dont know what kind of co2 i will be going for
will have to wait some more time anyway rn (right now)
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>>3648357
*snaps your already snapping driftwood*
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Pool filter sand is nice!
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>>3648615
why is it so thicc
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>>3648617
the sand? I wanted to get a burrowing fish
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>>3648621
no I mean OP's mother
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>>3648621
>burrow
>get smashed by stone
marvelous
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would different but equally-sized cory species school with each other?
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>>3648644
They 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

>>3648578
yah
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>>3648639
ok I will put 1 betta fish in it instead
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>>3648660
the rock will just fall and kill your betta like with that one german anon's betta. Sad times
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>>3648662
>500 bucks
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>>3648662
ok i will not keep any fish
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>>3648668
*rock falls and kills your sand*
*tank then scratches dead sand*
you literally can't win bro, im sorry
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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
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>>3648678
just dont run them without water and you're good
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>>3648678
no they will shatter/explode
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>>3648681
>>3648682
This true? Theyre essentially just coils that get hot, same as a toaster.
What would cause the shatter/explosion?
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>>3648644
for maximum schooling behavior you want the same color morph ideally, most fish will school more readily with fish that look most like they do.
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>>3648685
>What would cause the shatter/explosion?
you running them w/o water, dummy
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>>3648685
I 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
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>>3648696
Mmmm 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?
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>>3648704
the coils need to be submerged. What could you possibly gain from putting it in a water bottle? What's this project
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https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/fish-in-home-aquariums-are-angry/

Why do you hate fish?
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>>3648707
i do not hate my fish, i am simply their uncaring god.
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>>3648707
they are dumb soulless motherfuckers
they lucky if they pretty
otherwise they be yummy in my tummy
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>>3648706
Submerged 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
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>>3648713
>making sketchy construction becuz u wanna cheap out
u dumb mofo gonna fucking combust that old lady, get a grip and buy her some non chinese heating blanket
geez
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>>3648096
I 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
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>>3648713
this 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
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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 weird

When 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.
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>>3648717
Why not just nip the infected parts of the fins off?
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>>3648716
>>3648719
This 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 jug
Put gallon jug with heater in box
Turn on heater

The gallon of water will heat up and radiate heat. Same as a fucking electric oil radiator

Am I wrong here?
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>>3648717
bump up salt slightly and wait to see how it looks in the morning
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>>3648713
its 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
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>>3648727
My initial idea didnt have the water bottle.
Which is why I asked if I can run them dry
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>>3648727
no 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
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>>3648725
I 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

>>3648728
I've upped the salt to 2 tablespoons in an 8 gallon tank
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rate my setup bros
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>>3648734
nah not if its this close to the body
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>>3648735
South American cichlid? Keep us updated on how those carpeting plants go!
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>>3648733
Well shit! Just looked it up. Didnt know that was a thing, never owned reptiles before. Didnt know that was an option

Thanks and fuck them other guys!
Excuse me for trying to be resourceful with shit I got for free

But 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
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>>3648735
can 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
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>>3648784
cause 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
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>>3648786
thanks 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!
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>>3648735
needs to grow in some
great taste in fishies tho
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>>3648797
Thanks 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
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why the fuck can't I find a pea puffer anywhere? not online not in store what the fuck
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>>3648809
all 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.
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>>3647835
"Join the official discord!

>[discord link]"
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>>3648812
why do they choose the pea puffer? what happened to the betta being the fish for normalshits?
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>>3648809
where you live? my lfs's have always had them in stock
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>>3648817
Georgia, ive been trying for 6 months to find them
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>>3648221
its rhetoric. retard.
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>>3648816
pea 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
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>>3648821
>6 months
you 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
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>>3648826
Yes I have and I've been told multiple times the wait list for them is too long to add anymore people to it.
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>>3648826
that 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.
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>>3648829
can't go to another lfs? anyone that uses a different distributor

maybe you can print one out from google and have a paper pea puffer
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>>3648735
is the tank cycled? German blue will not like being the first fish in a fresh tank
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The dark secret of aquarium keeping is that when we watch our aquascapes we're looking at fish taking a shit 99% of the times
Fish 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
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>>3648846
at least we dont suck our dogs off
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>>3648846
your fish need some fiber bruh, all my fish poo is in short concise segments
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>>3648724
>diary
didn't read, a real man like myself only reads journals.
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>>3648780
It's a German Blue Ram. I keep them as well, unfortunately none of mine paired up.
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>>3648854
>no predators around
puffers are genocidal maniacs, one of the most vicious killing machines you can add to an aquarium
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>>3648846
Do you have goldfish or something?
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>>3648944
I have dwarf Rasboras, they shit all the time
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>>3648945
why are you feeding so much that they have shit dangling from their asses all day
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>>3648942
god I wish that were me
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>>3648946
I 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
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>>3648678
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>>3648682
>>3648685
>>3648696
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>>3648784
Not 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
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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
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>>3648965
About 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.
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>>3648967
say it with me, boys
RABBIT SNAIL
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>>3648968
RAMSHORN SNAIL
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>>3647589
I have that exact same light fixture!
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>>3648678
Yeah, 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.
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>>3648970
ramshorn snails are objectively the superior snail.
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>>3648970
>>3648981
>suggesting a pest
Do you two run shitwater tanks too?
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>>3648982
never had ramshorn snails turn into pest populations, you're the one running a shitwater tank
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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
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>>3648025
>not getting a Fluval 3.0
laughing at your life
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>>3648999
get a fish that will eat the fry
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>>3648735
everything >>3648786 this guy said but also take the DHG and separate them into even smaller portions and spread them around the tank more.
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>>3649012
Adult mollies do it a lot, no need to add anything
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>>3649018
shut up molly, I will eat your brood, not you. And there's nothing you can do about it
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>>3649018
why not give in and become a molly breeder
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What is the cheapest black substrate I can use? Is there black pfs?
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>>3649044
black diamond blasting sand
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>>3649047
Thank you! Is it actually good or just something that broke bastards use?
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>>3649047
sounds dangerous
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>>3649049
its very common, just a bit dusty compared to pool sand
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Added a second fish to the tank
Reckon this is about maximum, perhaps one more at a latter date
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the white fungal infection on my betta has turned brown, does this indicate if I've killed it with the salt at all?
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>>3649050
It's completely inert and safe, You can get a 50lb bag for around $10.
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>>3649067
i.. its evolved...
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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
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>>3649077
Still much cheaper than fertilized substrate retard
I think the only Jew here is you, probably a ADA shill.
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>anyone who uses a product I don't like is le jew
classic /aq/
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>>3649084
perhaps you would prefer reddit
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You're god damn right
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>>3649085
why, are you jewish or something?
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>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 amazing

WTF? How can sell pump as twin outlet if cant even pump two thing? I should sue
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>>3649094
try a 4 outlet and join 2 each for the bubbers
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>>3649067
yee
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>>3649049
it's good,requires more rinsing than normal sand tho
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If u were a fish wut fish would u be
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>>3649102
How 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.
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>>3649183
A big cute dumb one
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>>3649183
Malformed goldfish hopelessly swimming in circles in a tiny plastic tank, waiting for the ammonia spike to hit
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>>3649183
A big fat koi in a pond in japan, a pike in some river or a blue marlin in the ocean.
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>>3649183
a beta in a cup
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>>3649193
>>3649191
bros.....are u okay
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>>3649194
Only when I tend to my little aquatic environment, otherwise no
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>>3648982
>>3648986
Ramshorns are literally not pests. Trumpet snails, now that's a different story, but ramshorns, not at all.
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>>3649183
Most likely an incredibly smashed betta in a cup, far behind the front row bettas, waiting to die of starvation.
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>>3649066
eeee~!
they're gonna kiiiissss!
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>>3649183
a guppy in a breeding harem tank with 10 females
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>>3649250
This anon knows whats what
I 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 )
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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?
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>>3649066
I love your oranda
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How much would you be willing to spend to save a sick fish compared to its cost.
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>>3649271
depends on what the fish is and how much i like it
a random guppy in the breeding tank? just yeet it in the pan
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>>3648147
how many peas could a pea puffer puff if a pea puffer could puff peas?
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>>3649250
based fishchad
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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
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>>3649360
maybe stick em on the fridge for a while
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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
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>>3649438
the 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
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>>3649438
yes. 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.
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>>3649444
They would just die, or be unaffected. There's really no 'mutation range'
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>>3648678
I 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.
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>>3649448
yeah 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?
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>>3649444
i 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.
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>>3649459
well 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
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>>3649464
no you should totally breathe it in, what if you get superpowers?
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>>3649466
its 49 bucks for a gram. going to have to turn in some cans for money or find a cheaper mutagen
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>>3649462
I wish you luck, friend
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>>3649548
>young cory
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>>3648560
prety happy with my nicrew SKYLED plus
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>>3649548
he 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.
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>>3649604
For reals. He's looking pretty haggard as of late.
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>>3649604
Yeah, 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...
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>>3649187
i 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
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>>3649462
now this is epic
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>>3648578
10g is too small
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>>3649604
hes probably been stressed as fuck from the lockdowns hurting his small business
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>>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.
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>>3649259
Update

>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 tank

Jesus 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?
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>>3649792
why didnt you cycle the tank desu
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>>3649803
what do you mean?
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>>3649803
It was fully cycled. Been running for a over month, water parameters have been fine since two-three weeks.
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>>3649805
you dump in a bunch of food or something then? damn bro rip
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>>3649805
doubling the fish load means you have to wait for the bacteria population to double to catch up.
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Do you think this guy has parasites? He’s super active but he just seems so scrawny compared to Fat Fuck
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>>3649810

probably
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>>3649810
common problem with those, sadly
Get a dewormer asap
I 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.
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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...
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>>3649813
>>3649818
I used general cure, should I try something else?
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>>3649838
did you only do one dose? you have to multiple rounds
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>>3649806
Might've overfed on cory pellets, but I doubt it.

>>3649808
I expected some changes, but not this bad.

Anyway, think I'll be doing 50% water changes daily for a while.
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Are there any good aquarium discords
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>still trying to shill
sad.
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>>3649840
I did the 2 it said to
>>3649818
>100% wild caught and rapidly declining in the wild, so I no longer feel comfortable getting them
Guy at my lfs said he put 30 of them in a tank and they all killed eachother down to 4
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>>3649848
no 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.
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>>3649864
gourami if you are looking for a single fish
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frog
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>>3649864
one shrimp
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>>3649852
Okay ill go again. Hope my amano shrimp dont giv a fuc
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>>3649903
jumping the gun, this is a slow board
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>t. shill
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>>3649900
nah they wont care

med is harmless
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>>3649848
>Guy at my lfs said he put 30 of them in a tank and they all killed eachother down to 4
Probably 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.
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>>3649944
probs did not feed enough either, if he fed the shit out of them aggression would have plummeted
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>>3649944
>>3649945
Thats what i thought. I’d love to do some breeding in the future.
>probs did not feed enough
He did say he got them to take flake food...
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>>3649864
get the fucking rabbit snail ASAP
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>>3649604
the guy looks older than my dad and he's what, like in his early 40s? lay off the snickers bruh
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>>3649927
he's scared a new thread with a discord link would be made lmao
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How many days can I treat with nox ick before needing to do a water change? It builds up in the water presumably



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