How to how to get spray paint off aquarium rocks?

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I got spray paint on rocks I was going to put in my aquarium I bleach and rinse everything I put in there but can I bleach the rocks and make them safe ?

Answer: 
Bleaching won't help in the case of paint. paints are chemicals and shouldn't be put in the tank. Can you get get some one to sand blast them? Another option is a high pressure washer may remove the paint.

How to add plants to my new aquarium?

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I'm going to be starting a new 20 gallon long tank this week and I'm using eco complete for the first time. I'm also using plants for the first time. What is the best way to add the plants and water in?

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Hi again Cameron Fill the tank and get the filters going to absorb any debris from the substrate (there's always some), then add the plants. If you don't fill it first they'll simply wash away and you'll just have to re-plant them. Wait a day then add your first dose of ammonia. Again, best of luck and best wishes

How to cycle a 15 gallon tropical fish tank?

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I just got a new 15 gallon fish tank and I intend to put a betta fish and some neon tetras in there.
The tank came with a filter, heater, thermometer, lights and conditioner and a filter start. I also bought gravel and I already have decorations and an air pump from my old 5 gallon tank.
How do I do a fishless cycle? Could someone explain in good detail of everything I need to do please because I want to do it correctly.

Answer: 
easiest thing to do is find someone who already has and established tank and take their bacterial. it's called seeding. very easy and practically instant. take a used filter and shake it off in new tank with water already in it. plus you can take gravel from a stable tank and put it in pantie hose . make like 10 balls and drop em in. only add a few fish at a time. hope this helps. kudos to you for doing it right. 90% of people by a new tank, drop in fish, and wonder why their fish are all dead before the end of the first week.

How to feed a fish and what food to use?

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I got 16 Japanese fighting fish. Ive had them for a day now but havent fed them yet. What food should i buy? 2 of them already died because they starting attacking eachother (theyre all in the same bowl) I think that happened because theyre hungry?
Please reply Soon

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LOL, 2 died already. Do you not know that Japanese fighting fish should have a seperate tank for each fish? Guess not.

How to tell if a betta fish is sick or just white in color?

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I saw a realky cool white betta fish at the store. I have a tank already with a filter and heater.

Answer: 
There are white bettas. Even albino ones. Gorgeous fish. The usual things to look for with all fish. Spots. (VERY common to have ick in pet shops. It's so easy to transmit.) Patches. gray, bluish, or white. Patches will be raised even if only slightly. That would not be coloring. That's a problem. Look for fish holding their fins out well and not all clamped up. Ragged fins are to be avoided. Look at the shape of the abdomen. Granted most pet store fish are underfed and skinny, that can also be an indication of trouble. If only one fish is sunken in, surely it's a problem. If all are, they might just be underfed. This one takes a bit of practice. But one thing I can say that is pretty certain, if the abdomen is sunken in and the fish is swimming in sort of a hunched wiggly movement, leave it there. Check the rate of breathing. If you have a tank already, and assuming your fish are fine, get a good feel for how fast they breath. The ones in the store should be going at about the same rate. Rapid breathing is a real bad sign. Without any form of test kit I can usually spot a poorly maintained tank just on how fast the fish are gasping. Hope this helps. Bettas are cool. No doubt about that.

How to know if my cichlid fish are pregnant?

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I have two cichlids,one of them is a black convict and the other one is a Golden Severum.A month ago one of them laid eggs.How should I know if the female is pregnant again?

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When they're 'pregnant' (i.e. full of eggs), their belly will bulge, but not actually seem to stretch too much (there is some stretching), and so you will still see the normal coloration over the bellies (in bloat, the belly will actually be unnaturally stretched and will look really pale colored - I mention this so you can differentiate between the two). The tube (little thing poking out under the belly) will also be much more pronounced. If the black convict is the female, then the orange on its belly will also become a lot more pronouced.

How to transport frozen fish food for 2 hours?

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I want to buy frozen food for my fish, but the nearest pet store that sells what I need is 2 hours away... Would filling a cooler with ice allow me to do so?
@Rebecca, if you don't know then don't answer. And why Portuguese?

Answer: 
My LFS that sells them is 1 hour away , i bring some ice in a bag , works a treat. It would be fine :D Scarlett

How to stop algae growing on leaves in fish tank?

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I have 3 fancy goldfish in a 33 gallon. Runnin a canistar filter. I get brown stuff growing on my plants leaves which make it ugly. How do I stop it from growing?

Answer: 
buy a snail, they'll eat that, there are types you can get that wont eat holes in your plants too.

How to grow duckweed faster than a goldfish can eat?

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I've been trying to add duckweed to my aquarium with goldfish, but my fish just eats the duckweed in a blink of an eye.

Answer: 
just throw a tupperware container with some water and duckweed in a windowsill. free food.

How to take care of freshwater plants in my 55g?

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I have an 55g freshwater tank and none of the decor is real except for the one driftwood, I am planning on getting a few freshwater plants, how do I take care of them? and any precautions and steps for an newbie to freshwater plants? I have alot of fancy goldfish and bottom dwellers in my tank like plecos/dojos too.

thanks! =]
Is there a type of plant that can go with my goldfish?

Answer: 
Goldfish are incompatible with real plants. Goldfish eat all plants. Anything you put in will be eaten within 2 days.

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