Animal Stories - Freshwater Aquarium Setup and Maintenance


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James & Pat Bonham - 2013-10-10
I have a tank that I empty half way every 3 days and in 1 day it becomes cloudy again. I have used several products to help with the cloudiness but, nothing seems to help. could you please help us! Thank you for your time and understanding.

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  • Janet hedges - 2013-10-22
    Why is my tank milky?
  • Adam - 2019-06-21
    You’re doing too many water changes and killing off your beneficial bacteria colony. You only need to change your water ever other week and only change 30-40% depending on how stocked the tank is. Your water is cloudy because the bacteria count is down and the fish waste isn’t being broken down and processed properly, resulting in an ammonia spike. Get some API Quick start and AmmoLock and don’t feed the fish for a few days. Test the water regularly until the ammonia is 0.0.
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Kevin - 2012-02-04
I have a Fresh water Aquarium maintenence business....Keep your aquarium healthy. Give Armstrong Aquarium Maintenance Service a call for a quote on your aquarium. Serving the Metroplex. Phone 214-587-0649.

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Naomi Wairimu - 2017-01-09
Great info,thanks.I am a natural aquaria hobbyist and your information will help me complete my journey at http://aquariahobbyist.com in keeping a safe aquarium.

 

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  • Praveen J - 2018-06-21
    Are you based in Melbourne, Australia
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bailee - 2015-03-11
I'm not sure if this is where I can ask questions but I have a female veiltail goldfish (bronze color) and I'm moving her from her tiny 10 gal. To her new 40 gal. I'm also currently treating her for fin rot. Once she's healthy and moved would it be okay to add either a butterfly or another vieltail into the 40 gal. With her or do you think that they'd be to cramped

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-03-13
    You should be fine, they are very social fish too, so should thrive with company. You can learn more about them... size, tank size and setup, social behaviors and lots more on the Veiltail Goldfish page.
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cesloan - 2014-11-03
I moved our Shubunkin from our concrete pond into a 20 gal aquarium 3 days ago, using the pond water. i have a filter running. The fish isn't eating and I'm wondering if he is just getting used to his new home, or something else. Suggestions?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-11-04
    That is a big change in water volume and environment, so it's probably acclimating. You may want some plants, and also, these are social fish that like companions.
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joyce - 2014-01-10
How do I Chang the hardiness in the tank it is 185 I have African cichlids

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-16
    Here's a good article that gives an overview of hardness, along with some advice on how to increase hardness and how to decrease hardness: Hardness... and how to change it
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Robin - 2013-09-03
How much salt should I put in my 90 gallon tank?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-03
    Well, if its a freshwater tank, you don't need to put in any salt.  It really depends upon why you want to add salt. Some fish are aided by the addition of some salt in the water, helping to offset disease. But likewise salt can be damaging to some other fish, and is hard on plants. Usually regular maintenace with water changes to keeping the water pristine is the best approach. So that takes us back to... why you want to add salt.
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sue - 2013-04-06
The water in my 55 gallon is always turning cloudy. I have used aqua safe, easy balance etc. after a week it will be green. We had a water conditioner put in our home so the water is pretty soft too. We are losing fish slowly. Need Help!!! Thanks.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-04-08
    Have you tested your ammonia levels?
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sue - 2013-04-06
This site is great. How do I ask a question? sue

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-04-06
    Just post a question in the comment section at the bottom of the page, like you did here.
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