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  1. Dwarf Panda guppy Question

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    Hello All, My LFS recently started getting in Dwarf Panda Guppies- I've fallen completely in love with them. I want to get three pairs of the Panda and three extra normal female gups to even out the balance. I have a five gallon coming in as my last tank- is five gallons enough? I could go down...
  2. Adopted a new betta!

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    Hey everyone! So I've had a 5 gallon tank up and running for a few months now, and today I finally stopped by Petco and picked out a new betta :) I was at the store a few days ago and they only had about 7 bettas available, and when I went today the same ones were still there and they hadn't...
  3. Cleaning and maintaining a tank

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    After I have cycled my tank, how should I clean it? I know how to do water changes...but I've read that washing decorations can disrupt the cycled tank. I can't just leave them to get dirty...?
  4. Aquarium Light

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    Do you think this would be okay to light a five gallon tank with? I can't get a hood with a light right now, so this would be a good...
  5. Filter, salt, and new beginner questions!

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    I have some questions (I might become a new owner, I want to make sure my future bettas will be healthy)! If I get a five gallon tank, would it be better to change the water often or just get a filter? If I got a filter, what kind would be appropriate (please give me a link)? If I don't buy a...
  6. Help with moving tanks!

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    Ok so I will try to keep this short. So my fish, Poseidon, has had a rough month. His fins got so damaged they are only about a centimeter long now. He has been swimming on his side and just staying up at the top of the tank not swimming anywhere. A week ago he was really bloated, but he is...
  7. Good 5gs?

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    Today I discovered that one of my betta's MiniBows has a crack in it. Thankfully, it wasn't leaking and I put duct tape over it (it's not a huge crack, but it's still worrying me). I'm looking to get him a new tank ASAP. Unfortunately, I'm sick with the flu at the moment, so it might be a few...
  8. Cycling newbie! Am I doing this correctly?

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    Hello, all! I'm currently in the process of cycling a five gallon tank in preparation of live plants and a betta. I've been using an "add and wait" method, where I add just enough ammonia to raise the levels to about 3-4ppm (about 15-20 drops for me) and testing daily while I wait for the...
  9. Starting Over - Tetra SafeStart Questions

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    So my betta Kevin died this weekend after our building evacuation :( My next door neighbor's bettas died too, so it looks like we're starting from scratch. I'm determined to do things right this time, to give my new fish a better start when I do get him. So I bought a five gallon tank, filter...
  10. How can I Cycle a Five Gallon Tank Fast?

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    I just setup a five gallon tank with Petco black sand, heater, filter, and an thermometer. I don't have a test kit, thought I could get one in maybe a few days. But I need to know how to cycle is fast, I have a twenty gallon tank that's been running for a while. Would adding some of the floss...
  11. Dividing a 10gal?

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    Hey guys~ So I just nabbed a ten gallon tank from someone in town.. it needs some cleaning but it has a hood, filter, and light already with it. My mother actually gave me the idea of splitting the tank to have room for two instead of all for one fish.. what's the best way to do this? What...