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  1. Hi! Resealing my 90 gallon metal frame aquarium. I want a super safe grade of industrial super strong sealant. Question is: - aquarium sealant OR - industrial strength food grade (FDA approved) sealant? (100% silicone!) Thanks soo much!! <3 ~Elaine Selene
  2. Thank you everyone! In the end... on an impulse I bought "glass guppies"... now of course I'm going to end up with a guppy only tank... hahaha... Thank you all again! -Elaine
  3. I am thinking (I asked some other places too) from all the info I've gotten and the fact that I want this tank to be on my bedstand... That I'm going to stick to just a couple of snails and some tetras. How many of the skirts and flame tetras do you think I should get each? Could I get them for the 10 gallon? I know the bigger tanks are available but I only want a small tank on my bedstand... Thanks!!!
  4. Hello, I have all the supplies I need for a tropical aquarium. I know how to cycle the tank/set it up/etc. I have all the plants and decorations to set it up with plenty of hiding spots and caves. (I have three tanks available. 10 gallon, 20 gallon long, and 35 gallon...) What I'm asking right now is what fish that I have listed below are compatible? (Similar temperaments, food & water requirements, and will basically just be able to live together well.) Mainly interested in these (In groups by possible combinations I'm interested in like I listed below. Really not too picky!): With all possible groups: Pink Ramshorn Snails (at most 3 - very interested in these!) Ghost Glass Catfish (Fairly interested) Tetra Group: (Most interested in these!) Von Rio Flame Tetras Long Finned Blushing Skirt Tetras Other Group: (2nd best choices.) Cherry Barbs / Gold Barbs Rasbora Brigittae Maybe: (Not very interested but still possible.) Ghost Shrimp Basically I want fairly inexpensive fish that I can get at a Petsmart or Petco. As for getting other suggestions: I'm interested in either clear / glass / transparent fish or red colored fish. Right now I'm just looking for what will be compatible in terms of getting along together / temperament and in terms of feeding / water needs... Once I know which fish I'll look into how many of each and any other special care needs. The tank choices I have (I already own) are 10, 20 gallon long, or a 35 gallon. Thanks soo much! -Elaine Selene
  5. I'll have to get back to you, they arn't picking up. Maybe its too late today. I'll try tomorrow!
  6. I can help, but first we will need to know your tap parameters: pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, chlorine, and chloramine. Thanks Ok, I'll check it and get back to you in a few minutes... Thanks! Ok. I only have the general freshwater test kit... BUT I looked up the water report for my town... I hope that can help... What I found: Ammonia: 0 PH: 7.6 High range PH: 7.4 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 0 What the water report for the town says: Chlorine: 0.7 - 1.1984 ppm Nitrate: 0 - 0.232 ppm I don't have any idea for chloramine sadly. Thanks in advance!
  7. I can help, but first we will need to know your tap parameters: pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, chlorine, and chloramine. Thanks Ok, I'll check it and get back to you in a few minutes... Thanks!
  8. Hi there! Anyone out there use Seachem "Safe"? I bought it because I use soo much prime this is cheaper... I don't understand the instructions however... how much do I add to my tank??? This is what the instructions ONLINE say: (they updated them) Chlorine: use 1 measure to each 130 L (35 gallons*) of tap water (removes 1 ppm).. Chloramine: use 1 measure to each 100 L (25 gallons*) of tap water (removes 1 ppm). Ammonia: use 1 measure to each 32 L (8 gallons*) of tap water (removes 1 ppm). Do not overdose! 1 measure = 100 mg. I don't get it... I want to use it when I do water changes... I have a 55 gallon, 35 gallon, 29 gallon, and 20 gallon I'll be using it in... but it gives instructions for three different purposes? What should I use? Can someone tell me what to use for 50 gallons of tap water? Thank you very much!
  9. I must apologize for dropping off the face of the web. I started school again and got very sick. If I can I will come back to this. Again. Sorry.
  10. Note to everyone waiting for art. I just re-started photo school. I am now super busy and can't be as fast doing your art. I will get these all done eventually!!!
  11. I didn't know if this was 3 fish or more than that so I did three pictures, you tell me if there were more. Here they are...
  12. Thanks everyone. Will do as told... *feeling very defeated*
  13. OK so now my readings are PH: 7.5 Ammonia: 0.25 (ish) Nitrite: 0.25 ppm Nitrate: 2 ppm I have a question... my boyfriend says that what killed my tropical fish is that I did too much too frequent water changes (like 25% once a week?) so why are goldfish soo different? does anyone know?
  14. Seriously? 50 - 80% a week? DANG. Well according to my boyfriend (and his turtles) I am only supposed to do 20% every maybe 2 weeks... and never change all the water... and ummm... only clean the tank once ever 3 - 6 months? Not for goldfish. I do 80-100% WCs, and the frequence is every 5 days, although the 100% WCs are every 4 weeks. Drat. Maybe that's why my levels got soo high? This is not cool. I'll work on doing this. *sigh* I can start by doing 80% once a week. Then move up... I have to get into a habit. Oh well. Thanks for the info. Well, like I said. He was talking about what he heard about for his TURTLES. Maybe it is different? I'll look more into goldfish care from now on.
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