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Old 11-16-2013, 12:27 AM   #1
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New Aquarium Adivice! Advice for my Tank?

I just set up my account of Aquarium Advice and would really appreciate some advice on my fish tank! It is a Marineland 55 gallon Aquarium/LED Hood. The filter is a Marineland Penguin Bio-Wheel aquarium power filter. It has an Aqueon Circulation pump, a Marineland heater, and a thermometer.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:32 AM   #2
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:33 AM   #3
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Just wondering if it is good as if or if someone would recommend doing something differently!
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:17 AM   #4
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Well in that case :p
What's your stock/what fish do you have?
Are your plants live or fake?
Do you know which model of marineland filter you have?
What filter media do you use?
Do you use test kits for your water and if so what are your most recent readings?
Do you vacuum your gravel?
What's your water change schedule like?

There's a broad range of things to look at in aquaria I hope you enjoy it here, its a great community. How long have you been keeping fish/is this your only tank?
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Old 11-16-2013, 02:56 AM   #5
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Stock: Haha I just have a bunch of different small tropical fish. I have; a small pleco, two small catfish, a small loach, two small bolivian rams, two small cherry barbs, two tiny rainbow sharks, and a few small platys.
Plants: all are fake.
Model of Filter: 350b-75 gallon model
Test Kit: API aquarium test strips
Gh:about-10, Kh:about-40(water is very hard where I live at!),
Ph:about-7, Nitrate and Nitrite:about-0
I have only had the tank for about a month and I have yet to vacuum the gravel(catfish and other fish seem to be doing a good job as of now) I will do so very soon though.
I do a water change about once a week or two.
(Is this often enough on the above items)

It seems like an awesome place! I look forward to getting into it! Anything you would recommend that I check out on the site?
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:01 AM   #6
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This is my only tank, I am currently looking into maybe getting a second smaller tank to use as a refugium.
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Did you cycle the tank? Nitrates should be above zero. As for set up, if you like it that's all that matters. I think it looks good. I would up your cherry barb school to about 8 or so
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