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    Badis Buddy Diet

    This is very helpful for me to. I tried feeding some frozen food but it was all too big and even though they went mad for the smell of it they just swam past it.
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    Help! Red Gills On Danios

    I know it's the other tank but what filter do you have in this one and how do you clean it?   Sounds like a fair bit of food but I'm no expert.
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    Help! Red Gills On Danios

    When you maintain this tank do you clean the sponges in the filter?   I remember you saying before that you have done this and would explain why this is happening.   Also how often are you feeding the fish and how much?   If your other tank is cycled try and get some of that water into this tank...
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    A Bold Return...

    I have a lot of vanishing fish and never found any bodies but never been lucky enough to have any of them reappear. That's amazing!
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    Shrimp Tank

    My new plants arrived today, 2 Anubias Bateri and 3 Java Fern. I have put one Anubias and one java into this tank and the rest into my other tank. I added my new fertiliser last week and have noticed an improvement in the plant growth already, and I got my root tabs yesterday so will get them...
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    Air Pump Filter And Co2

    Just a quick update on what I have decided to do.   I ended up going with dry ferts but not EI. I have a complete dry fert mix which I am going to combine with water at the required dose and add to the tank weekly. I also ordered 50x root tabs to help booth growth.   I'll keep you posted on how...
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    Shrimp Tank

    So time for an update on the tank and my recent decisions.   Yesterday I picked up 3 Scarlet Badis and the day previous to that a young Krib. The Krib will only be in here short term whilst it grows, I didn't want it getting eaten in my other tank. The Badis seem to of settled really well thus...
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    Air Pump Filter And Co2

    Keep me posted on how you get on with it Far_King when you get the chance to set it up.   I bought my light purely on the fact it had the correct colour temperature (6500K) and the Lumens was right (1650). This was based on research I had completed at the time of setting up the tank.   I...
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    Air Pump Filter And Co2

    Yes everything I am talking about now is on the nano tank, I started setting it up a few months ago and was able to kick start it by adding a matured sponge filter. I am picking up 4 Scarlet Badis tomorrow for the tank.   Ok so based on the lights that you use on your tanks my light is pretty...
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    Magnificent Black Cherry Shrimp

    She's stunning! I hope I end up with a shrimp like this one day
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    Air Pump Filter And Co2

    Sorry for the confusion on the tanks but I will talk strictly about the nano tank now and will run down the posts answering the questions and giving relevant information, apologies if miss anything.   My Nano Tank is a 40cm cube and has a volume of 67 Litres/17 US Gallons.   I will now start...
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    Air Pump Filter And Co2

    So I have been doing some more research and I think that the reason why my plants are struggling are probably due to the lack of nutrients. At the moment I does Neutro T but this only provides the trace elements and none of the the macro. This is probably why I see an initial good growth in my...
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    Air Pump Filter And Co2

    I'm currently doing more research now to see what I can do to help my plants regain some life and really kick out some growth, I seem to struggle in both tanks so want to get it sorted as I have the most pathetic looking swords at the moment.   If I set up CO2 on my 115L I will look at getting...
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    Air Pump Filter And Co2

    I went with a clip light using this bulb 30W 6500K Day Light Energy Saving CFL Spiral Bulb BC B22 and have a foil tray over the top of the bulb working as a reflector.   When you say don't mess with CO2 does that even include liquid?   What can I do to help boost the plant growth? You can see...
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    Air Pump Filter And Co2

    Thanks for the help Byron.   I have a journal running at the momnt of the tank which you can see here http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?/topic/439080-shrimp-tank/   This will hopefully help provide with more information. When I purchased the plants I was told these would all be suitable.   For...
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