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    Stocking Of 600 Litre Tank

    by the way - only three parrots now. my sister kept one as it seemed to have paired off with one of her sevs
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    Stocking Of 600 Litre Tank

    Hi, thanks for responses and apologies for not getting back with more details sooner - larger events came into play as we're moving home so I decided it would not be practical or fair to add more fish. Also the house we're moving to doesn't really have space for a rena 2 metre tank (unless it...
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    Severum Stocking

    How many severums would it be sensible to keep in a 600l Rena supalife (2m by 0.5m)? would one red, one gold, one green, one turquoise one rotkeil all mix well together (all females or one male and the rest female)....? thinking of putting in bolivian rams or orange head geophagus with them...
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    Stocking Of 600 Litre Tank

    Hi, I have a 600 litre rena tank with four parrots, a lemon bristlenose and leopard frog pleco. I'm keen to add some more fish to the tank. would definitely like to put in at least two gold severums and also considering other tankmates such as angels, bolivian rams, electric blue jack...
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    Moving Home Question

    Hi, I'm moving home shortly and my plan is to house my fish in my sisters tank the weekend before we move (moving her fish into a smaller tank as she is only partially stocked) but we then have the decorators in immediately after moving so the fish will be in her tank for two weeks before...
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    Kirrin Parrots

    These guys are cute and my missus wants to add some to our tank (current stock 3 bp's, 7 rainbows, 6 congo tetras and a bristlenose - 600 litre rena tank)...but have a few questions and would appreciate any advice from the wise! how big do they grow? Bit larger than standard BP? do they grow a...
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    Angelfish Breeders In The Uk

    Can anyone recommend some good angelfish breeders/suppliers in the UK? Either mail order or london/hertfordshire area. Interested in some of the rarer varieties such as sunset, orange koi, orange marble, red, gold veilteil.... Thanks
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    Keeping Adult Severums Together

    thanks. One more quesiton though - 4 severums plus another type of large cichlid or 4 large cichlids in total? sorry, used to africans and cramming them in to avoid aggression but obviously don't want to over cram with new world cichlids.
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    Keeping Adult Severums Together

    thanks, may add 3 or 4 girlies to spread it about a bit.....presume golds, reds, greens and rotkeils will all pair up with each other? Not planning on raising fry
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    Keeping Adult Severums Together

    In a 2 metre (600 litre tank) tank would it work to have a group of severums to spread out aggression (in the same way as you do with africans)? Maybe 6 or 7 with a load of congo tetra and rainbows as dithers...? Particularly interested if it would work when they are adults....currently have...
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    Planning On Keeping Discus...

    thanks again for the advice :good: will be a while until I get the tank up and running (especially as we're moving house first) but will keep you updated. Cheers Andy
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    Planning On Keeping Discus...

    Thanks for all of the advice so far. I've been in touch with Chens and they were very helpful. Just as a final check I also requested a breakdown of my water from the water supplier and their numbers were quite different to my water tests (is that common?). They say; Nitrate 18.4 - 31.5...
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    Planning On Keeping Discus...

    :lol: that made me chuckle - very to the point. I'm not ignoring your advice but I was thinking that I still need to think of some way to get rid of the nitrate that comes out of the tap. Is that not the case? would rather spend more money and make sure that my fish are not just surviving if...
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    Planning On Keeping Discus...

    as an alternative to R/O water could I go for an HMA filter or a nitragon to remove nitrates? they have the added benefit of not producing waste water too. Does an HMA filter remove nitrates? Thanks for all of the good advice :good: I'm actually located in stevenage - north hertfordshire...
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    Planning On Keeping Discus...

    thanks for the quick response I've spoken to a number of lfs who provide discus and they all use RO water exclusively for their discus.....which is why I thought I'd need RO (aligning with conditions in the lfs seems to be common advice on the web - is that just being over cautious?) Nitrate...
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