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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-08-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By sarah5775
Back into fishkeeping? (stocking question)

I don't know if anyone remembers me. I was really active on this forum about 8 years ago. I loved it here and had a ton of fish tanks. At most, I had 11 fish tanks (all freshwater) 1 55 gallon, 2 29...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-11-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,053
Posted By sarah5775
Why are my fish dying?

I am wondering if it could be the heat. I had a bunch of fish tanks but when I developed rheumatoid arthritis in my hands I couldn't take care of them anymore (too painful to carry those buckets, and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-16-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By sarah5775
Strange Betta Question

Well, I have a 55 gallon tank with black skirt tetras, guppies, mollies, gold barbs, rasboras, bloodfin tetras, cories and a gourami.

I also have a betta. I was warned all over the place that he...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-10-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,335
Posted By sarah5775
What are the dimensions of a 55 gallon tank?

The tank divider I'm thinking of getting is 11 3/8"x 17 1/2". Will it fit a 55 gallon tank? That is the biggest they make so if it doesn't,. I am going to have to make one. Or do something else.
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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-09-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By sarah5775
What is PVC?

What is PVC?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-09-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,017
Posted By sarah5775
I'm going to get some marbles. In addition,...

I'm going to get some marbles.

In addition, this is what I'm trying.

I have a little one gallon betta tank, which I put in the big tank and propped up on a rock (its a 55 gallon tank, but on...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-09-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,017
Posted By sarah5775
Unfortunately, Crepe, I won't know how big the...

Unfortunately, Crepe, I won't know how big the holes are until I order the thing. My lfs doesn't carry dividers- well they do but they are flimsy little things and impossible to use as you have to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-08-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,017
Posted By sarah5775
Tank Divider: Which One Should I Get?

Well, my molly gave birth last night, and this morning I could not find a single baby molly in the tank :| It is as I feared- they have been eaten, probably by my barbs, black skirts and/or gourami....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-08-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By sarah5775
I won't add more right away. I went ahead and...

I won't add more right away. I went ahead and ordered that hose extension online so i will start using it as soon as it comes. I have to figure out how it works, I hope its not too complicated.
...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-08-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,701
Posted By sarah5775
Thanks. That's VERY helpful. I would have gone by...

Thanks. That's VERY helpful. I would have gone by ammonia, so this has got me straight. Test kit should come within four days or so, so I'll keep you posted.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-08-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,701
Posted By sarah5775
When I started the first tank a few years ago I...

When I started the first tank a few years ago I used filter media from a friend's tank and tested ammonia regularly after adding a few fish, and since then I've just run the filters in one of the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-08-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,701
Posted By sarah5775
As soon as the test kit gets here, I will post my...

As soon as the test kit gets here, I will post my levels on AA because I'm not sure what the levels are supposed to be (I know Ammonia is supposed to be 0) but I dont' know about nitrates and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-07-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,701
Posted By sarah5775
I just ordered the test kit. I really don't...

I just ordered the test kit.

I really don't have any idea, because the current stocking of the tank is new. I had goldfish in this tank up until three days ago. I brought them to the lfs because...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-07-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By sarah5775
Wow, that would be cool if I could get some baby...

Wow, that would be cool if I could get some baby cories! I am hoping for some baby guppies and mollies. People on other forums have said that its likely none will survive withoutout being eaten...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-07-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,701
Posted By sarah5775
I don't know what my water parameters are. I...

I don't know what my water parameters are. I don't have a test kit. I guess I need to get one. Maybe I will order one online, because I probably won't be able to get to the lfs for a while. What...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-07-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By sarah5775
Albinos. I am running two AquaClear 70 filters,...

Albinos. I am running two AquaClear 70 filters, so I think I have pretty good filtration. When I get my canopy, I will hopefully be able to fit the two filters with it.

Do I need more rasboras? I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-07-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By sarah5775
The people who sold me the pleco said that its...

The people who sold me the pleco said that its not a common pleco (which gets huge) but a rubberlip (or was it bristlenose) pleco that stays small (four inches or so, they said) I wouln't put a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-07-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By sarah5775
Can I add any more cory cats?

Or am I already overstocked? In case you missed my other posts, I have a 55 gallon fully cycled aquarium with:

3 mollies
1 platy
5 bloodfin tetras
3 guppies
6 black skirts
1 rubber lipped...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-07-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,701
Posted By sarah5775
water changes

I heard you should do 20% water changes weekly.

I have a 55 gallon and my python won't reach it :-( I have to get an extension hose, but that means a trip to the lfs and since my car broke down,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-07-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,377
Posted By sarah5775
Did not have a lot of success with the little BIC...

Did not have a lot of success with the little BIC razor, but tomorrow I'll get an exacto knife with a sharper edge and hopefully that will do the trick. I don't really want to risk the vinegar with...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 06-07-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By sarah5775
What I worry about are the other fish in the...

What I worry about are the other fish in the tank- the gourami, the tetras (there are now six black skirts) and the 2 gold barbs. I am concerned that they will eat all of them, even though I have a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-06-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,377
Posted By sarah5775
Hard water stains- Please help

Well, I was looking at my 55 gallon aquarium and the upper two or three inches of the tank is so covered with hard water stains that I cannot see through the glass at all. It is just a whitish cloudy...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-06-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By sarah5775
Miracle fish: A story of survival

Last Friday I went to the lfs and bought some fish. (2 mollies one platy). I was in a hurry, and after acclimating the fish for about 20 minutes I let them into the tank and tossed the bag into the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-06-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By sarah5775
Hmmm. May not be worth it then. I could add some...

Hmmm. May not be worth it then. I could add some mollies instead. The thing is, most of the fish in my tank are real small (guppies and platys) and I wanted a few larger ones. Any other options to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-06-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By sarah5775
More than one gourami

Well, I have an opaline gourami. I want to add a dwarf gourami or two. . (55 gallon tank with quite a bit of room left, other residents tetras and livebearers)

A few people have told me that this...
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