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    I’d say that going for what you want will help out a bunch. There are plant specific lights for growing plants, and then there are those enhancing lights that you can adjust with an app to make your fish colorations stand out even more.



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    I’d for sure prefer guppies, although for whatever reason I’ve always had poor luck in keeping them for longer than a few months. Not sure if it’s just my water being too off of their requirements, or if I’m just getting some extremely poor quality fish from my local store.



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    My favorite school and shoaling fish would have to be neon tetras. When they are in big numbers of >20-30, they just look amazing in the tank especially if you can make them all rush and group up together.



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    I think many spend a bunch of time of substrate since it’s something that you will always see, it really can affect the species you can have, and it can set the kind of theme or style one would decorate with.



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    I don’t think it matters for Ich mostly, but ideally you would want to mix your sand around from the bottom of the tank upwards at least twice a month to avoid gas pockets from forming (and the sand turning from whatever color to black which is a pocket of ammonia).



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    If the fish are fed correctly and have a rich diet, I’d think they could make it about a week. I’d agree with buying an aromatic feeder and setting it to run every other day vs. every day to increase the length it will work.



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    Do you know what type of algae it is? Have you tried to feed less, or try to control any external lights like from a window in the room from directly showing into the tank?



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    I think it depends on the crab, to be honest since many are brackish and a few are actually freshwater. Do you know the exact species you have?



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    Did you wash the carbon bags that came with the filter first? Normally those are covered in small particles or carbon which makes the tank super white and cloudy for a day or two before it clears up on its own.



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    I feed them every other day, although some species like goldfish need to be fed throughout the day since they don’t have an actual stomach. Otherwise, other than a few edge species, I don’t think there is any reason to feed any fish every single day (or multiple times a day).



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    Just use your tap water that has been chlorine free or has had it removed with water conditioners. The bottles you see on the shelf as basically glorified drinking water you can find at any grocery store for far cheaper.



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    The rating for chillers is done by horsepower to describe the amount of water that it can chill and to what degree (ex; higher horsepower means a more powerful pump and ability to cool water). It’s a combo since the chilling aspect and pump are shared from the single motor.



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    That’s very common as noted, and is really just due to the snail getting air trapped inside of the shell (that will come out naturally or you can turn the snail upside down to remove the air sometimes).



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    Vinegar, using good old elbow grease is probably the best. Sponges work, and if the dirt or grime is bad even trying to use hot water + a pocket knife to not scratch the glass but remove anything tough sticking on it (from my last lovely experience when I bought a used tank with horrible calcium stains all over).



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    Last I checked the fish they would put in there would either later be taken out after the video was done, or they would pretty much all do poorly since their acclimation method and species selections were poor for the tanks they had them in.

    Yeah unfortunately I read the same as well. Kind of a sad situation (for the species at the time). I’m hopeful that they did at least offer servicing options for those places that had no idea how to even take care of a reef tank, or freshwater tank.



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