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Freshwater Aquarium Topics All about freshwater fish and aquariums.

New To The Freshwater Aquarium Hobby

This forum is a friendly place for all the people that are new to the freshwater hobby to post their questions. This section makes it quick and easy to find useful information for beginners and get answers to your questions. Please don't be shy and post a thread with your thoughts. Our friendly community will promptly reply and give you advice, and if you have your setting enabled, you'll get an email when someone responds to your thread. Click the link to get started.
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General Freshwater Forum

This is the general freshwater aquarium forum. Also a place for freshwater filtration and freshwater chemistry posts.
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Freshwater Plants, Freshwater Planted Tanks

Do you grow freshwater plants in your aquarium? This is the forum for you! Freshwater plant species, freshwater plant lights, freshwater plant water additives, chemistry, and plant nutrition. This forum is also a place to discuss plant-safe fish, CO2 dosing, nutrients, fertilizer, substrates, and other topics of interest to those keeping planted aquariums.
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Freshwater Fish Diseases,Algae Issues,Emergencies

This is a place to chat about different ailments of freshwater fish, as well as tips on how to control algae, and other topics about keeping your fish tank healthy. If you're having problems keeping your fish healthy, or the fish don't seem to be well, of you have some other type of emergency, this is the discussion board to post in. Our community of members will promptly give you guidance.
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Breeding Freshwater Fish And Inverts

This forum is to learn about breeding freshwater fish, teach others tips on breeding freshwater fish, and for general questions related to fish breeding. Discussions also include topics about breeding freshwater invertebrates.
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Freshwater Fish Species

All about the different freshwater fish and their specific needs, care, habitat, biotopes, and all other specific topics relating to freshwater fish keeping.
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African Cichlids

Discussions about Cichlids from Africa - Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika, and Lake Victoria.
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South American and American Cichlids

Discussions about Cichlids from America - North American Cichlids, Central American Cichlids, and South American Cichlids.
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Discus Fish

This forum is for discussions of one of the kings of the freshwater realm, the Discus Cichlid.
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Bettas

This forum is for all discussions of Betta fish. Let's see some pictures of your beautiful betta. Be sure to tell us your betta's name and talk about it's personality. Our friendly betta keepers are always eager to see new threads about bettas. So don't be shy, start a new thread about your betta, with your betta questions, betta breeding, and other betta stories.
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Livebearers

Discuss livebearers such as fancy guppies, mollies, swordtails, mosquito fish, and any other live-bearing tropical fish.
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Coldwater Fish

This forum is to discuss coldwater fish such as the Sunfin/Panfish species, Darters, Gobys, Sculpins, Sturgeons, Bass, Walleye, and Coldwater Catfish, etc.
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Koi and Goldfish

This forum is for discussing the different types of koi and goldfish, their care, how to tell males from females, fancy goldfish, orandas, ryukin, comets, etc.
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Freshwater Predators

This forum is to discuss large and aggressive predatory freshwater fish. Some of them are known as monsters and tank busters. Our community loves pictures, so please consider adding pics to your threads.
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Freshwater Catfish

This forum is to discuss freshwater catfish. From cory cats all the way up to redtail tank busters. If you have a catfish, have a question about a catfish, want to know about suggestions or compatibility questions, please dont be shy and go ahead and start a new thread so our community can discuss with you.
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Freshwater Invert Discussion

This forum is for discussing all the freshwater invertebrates, such as snails, crayfish, freshwater shrimp, blue lobsters, etc.
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Fish Ponds And Water Gardens

This forum is for all discussions about ponds and water gardens. Discuss planning your pond, show off your masterpiece, and everything in between.
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Freshwater Tank Builds

This forum is where you may post pictures and descriptions, as well as progress reports of setting up your new freshwater tank. This includes any type of freshwater system, such as fish only, live plants, freshwater invert tanks, etc.
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Freshwater Aquarium Photography

This is the photography forum for the FW section. It's a dedicated forum to post pictures of some of the things in our tanks, pics of new additions, as well as for great information exchange, tips, tricks, and overall just discussing cameras and photography techniques of our tanks. Learn all about apertures, f-stops, ISOs, macro, flashes, white balance, and anything and everything else that drives us crazy to get a masterpiece shot. Feel free to show off your tanks in here, and plus its a great way for humble people to nonchalantly have their tanks nominated by the other members for Tank Of The Month. Don't be shy!
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Freshwater Do It Yourself

This is where we discuss all freshwater related DIY projects, tips, questions, and ideas. If you are the do-it-yourself master, or you are just getting started, please post a thread and let's discuss some do it yourself projects.
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Saltwater and Reefs All about saltwater fish, reef tanks, corals, and inverts.

New To The Saltwater Aquarium Hobby

This forum is a friendly place for all the people that are new to the saltwater hobby to post their questions. This section makes it quick and easy to find useful information for beginners and get answers to your questions.
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Reef Tanks And Coral Discussion

A place to talk about live aquarium corals, their care, identification, and propagation techniques. Also a general category to talk about reef tanks in general. If you have a question about your reef or thinking of starting a reef tank and need advice, please post a new thread.
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Nano Reef Forum

A nano reef is a reef in a small tank. This subforum is for discussions about nanoreefs, how to build a nanoreef, what equipment people are using, techniques, and tricks to maintaining a nanoreef.
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Reef, Saltwater Lighting, Filtration,Skimmer,Pump

This is the place to discuss filters for reefs and other saltwater tanks. Posts belong here that are involving saltwater aquarium hardware - skimmers, reactors, denitrators, refugiums, wet/dry, uv, ozone, co2, pumps, lights, chillers, etc.
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Saltwater Fish Species Discussions

All about the different saltwater fish and their specific needs, their safety when combined in a tank with other fish, inverts, and other tank inhabitants such as corals.
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Saltwater And Reef Tank Builds

This forum is for members to show off their saltwater tank and reef tank builds! When setting up a new tank system, its a great idea to post a thread here for several reasons. You'll get advice from fellow aquarists, and the threads are great to look back on in a few years!
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Saltwater Do It Yourself

Discuss all saltwater and reef related DIY projects, tips, questions, and ideas here.
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Saltwater Fish Diseases,Saltwater Tank Emergencies

This is the forum to discuss treatment of ill fish, medications, how to recover from tank disasters, what to do if you think your tank's inhabitants have a problem, etc. If you have a question, please start a new thread and someone will answer it promptly.
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Reef Chemistry

This is the forum to discuss water chemistry in a reef aquarium. How are you keeping your water balanced? Find the recommended water parameters and the latest information and developments to keep a balanced reef.
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Saltwater Fish-Only Tank Discussions

This is the general saltwater fish-only aquarium forum. If your saltwater tank is not a reef, and is mainly focused on fish, then this is the forum for you to post a new thread and discuss your fish-only tank.
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Saltwater Invert Discussion

Discussion forum for all types of saltwater invertebrates (not coral or anemones) such as snails, shrimp, cephalopods, etc.
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Saltwater and Reef Photography

This is the photography forum for the SW section. It's a dedicated forum to post pictures of some of the things in our tanks, pics of new additions, as well as for great information exchange, tips, tricks, and overall just discussing cameras and photography techniques of our tanks. Learn all about apertures, f-stops, ISOs, macro, flashes, white balance, and anything and everything else that drives us crazy to get a masterpiece shot. Feel free to show off your tanks in here, and plus its a great way for humble people to nonchalantly have their reef tanks nominated by the other members for Tank Of The Month. Don't be shy!
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Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, And Wild Collecting

This forum is to discuss adventures in SCUBA and snorkeling, some of our lifelong passions! You may also discuss collecting marine animals but please be responsible and increase awareness of the oceans and reefs with the animals you collect. Collected animals from today are often the catalyst for the influential people of tomorrow.
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Brackish Water Aquariums

This forum is for all discussions relating to somewhat salty tanks. All posts about brackish tanks and brackish water fish can go here.
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Featured Discussions and Articles

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Aquarium Product Reviews

This forum is for reviews (good or bad) of aquarium related products, new product announcements, questions about a particular product, and all other product review threads. Fresh, Salt, Pond, etc. Any review about any product is welcome. Please start a new thread and share your thoughts.
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Store and Seller Reviews

This forum is for reviewing particular stores, online or offline, as well as reviews of particular sellers here in the forum.
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Saltwater Coral, Fish For Sale, Swap, and Wanted

This is the place to buy, sell, and swap corals, anemones, macro algae, individual frags, and frag packs, as well as fish. You may also post threads with the list of corals that you're looking to acquire.
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Saltwater Equipment For Sale, Swap and Wanted

This forum is for the buying and selling of saltwater filters, lighting, and other related saltwater and reef dry goods.
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Freshwater Equipment For Sale, Swap, and Wanted

This forum is for the buying, trading, and selling of freshwater tanks, filters, accessories, and other related fish tank equipment. If you have something for sale or want something, please start a new thread.
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Freshwater Fish, Plants For Sale, Swap, and Wanted

This forum is for buying, trading, and selling of freshwater fish, live plants, and other freshwater inhabitants such as freshwater shrimp and crayfish, etc. If you have something you wish to share with other aquarists or if you are looking for something in particular, please start a new thread.
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