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  • Tank still not cycled after 10 months

    Hi there,

    I have been trying to cycle my freshwater 90L aquarium for 10 months now, and its still not cycled! This is the first time I’ve ever cycled an aquarium so there must be something I’m doing very wrong and I’m hoping someone would be able to hep me out :) I am doing a fishless...
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    Last edited by Tom_p; 10-10-2020, 07:16.

  • idooley
    started a topic Paraguard + Tetra Biobag

    Paraguard + Tetra Biobag

    Do Seachem Paraguard and Biobags from tetra work together? It has activated carbon in it and it is my main filter.
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  • Paraguard or Kanaplex after mysterious illness

    Hi, I have 2 male phantom tetras and 5 females in a planted 10 gallon. Usually they get along great besides a little fin nipping, but I have recently discovered that one of the females is practically wasted away and lost much of her fins. I've quarantined her for Paraguard dips. My question now is what...
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  • *newbie alert!* ro water for South American plecos

    hi all. Newbie here. I appreciate any help you can give. I have been keeping plecos and tetras for some time now with some success, but my tap water is fairly hard, and I'd like to soften to try breeding the plecos. I have purchased an ro unit and would like to know how to add back what I need while...
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  • Philippians31214
    started a topic Ammonia Levels Sky High

    Ammonia Levels Sky High

    Good morning.
    I’m very new to maintaining an aquarium but I am reading everything I can to gain a better understanding on how to provide the safest environment I can for our fish (4 Seprae Tetras, 4 Black Skirt Tetras, 1 Bristlenose Pleco we constantly have to search for and have affectionately...
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  • scoobiemandan
    started a topic Seachem Safe direct dosing

    Seachem Safe direct dosing

    I have a 500l freshwater tank which I fill from the tap. Generally it takes a good 20 minutes or so to fill back up after a water change.

    I have recently been informed that as safe doesn't contain stabilisers that it will only work for chlorine/chloramines for a certain length of time so...
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    Last edited by scoobiemandan; 05-21-2020, 05:00. Reason: safe dosing freshwater

  • Vgill
    started a topic Cycling freshwater tank

    Cycling freshwater tank

    Hiya, so I'm very new to the community. I start fishless cycling 5 gallon tank since 10th March. I have 2 small driftwoods, java ferns, a lot of vallisneria, micro swords and dwarf sagitarria. This tank will have a betta and a Nerite snail in the future.
    Now this is the problem:
    -the water...
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  • New Cycle - Fishless (& Plantless)

    I'm about to cycle a new (freshwater) tank and trying out a fishless cycle.....using Stability and Ammonium Chloride (Dr. Tim's). Does it matter whether I start with the gravel within, or add gravel after tank chemistry is complete? Also, I imagine that I should run the heater regardless...
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  • Starting new South American Tank. Need to lock in 6.5ph (Buffer help please)

    PH: 7.7
    KH: 8dkh
    GH: 10
    PPM: 156
    RO/DI (Aquatic store bought)
    PH: 6.5
    KH: <1 to 1
    GH: <1 to 1
    PPM: 0
    Mixed 50% in container
    PH: 7.4 - 7.5
    KH: 4dkh
    GH: 5
    PPM: 78
    • I really want to use your 2 buffer products but
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  • Sup3rFly
    started a topic Purigen Regeneration Question

    Purigen Regeneration Question

    Hi there,

    I plan on running through the regeneration steps for the purigen bag on the weekend, my question is, is there any downside to doing 3 bags in the same container, all at the same time?

    The bleach I'll be using is White King, it's unscenteed, but not as strong as bleach...
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  • Jeezusjuiicee
    started a topic Ammonia testing

    Ammonia testing

    So I read somewhere that when you use prime it makes the ammonia test inaccurate. Just wondering if this was true or not!
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  • New aquarium, need help making sure I have what I need.

    Hello all. I recently purchased the equipment I think I need to get my freshwater aquarium built. I was originally going to use RO only and remineralize using a combination of Equilibrium, and Acid and Alkaline buffers. However, after researching a bit more, I found a ratio of RO to spring water that...
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    Last edited by Fryish; 06-15-2019, 04:04.

  • Purigen® & Amines: Is Aqua Plus with EDTA & PVP safe to regenerate Purigen®?

    Purigen & Amines: Is Aqua Plus which contains EDTA and PVP safe to use for regenerating Purigen®?

    Purigen® is a great product and Seachem® is a responsive and reputable company; I’ve run into an issue with product instructions, but it’s not diminished them in my view.
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  • Chi1013
    started a topic metroplex and carbon filtration

    metroplex and carbon filtration

    Hi all,

    My molly fish have ich and after calling the help line (thank you!), I've decided to try treatment with metroplex and focus mixed with the food. My tank also has 1 loach and 1 zebra nerite snail. If I use food as the carrier, do I need to take the carbon filter out? I have an...
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  • Help with cycling tank with Prime and Stability

    Hi there,

    I'm cycling my very first tank with fish in. It's a 10 gallon tank and about 2 weeks old with plants. I've been using Prime and followed the Stability protocol (for 7 days). I test my tank with API test tubes every day due to my current tank conditions. For the last 4-5 days,...
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