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    Severum Eggs, Help Please

    Hi, thanks for the info. if I had left them dad would have eaten them as he did all of them I didn't get before and after. The ones I caught are in a floating vented fry tank and I have 9x flow per hour so they should be ok if fertile, will update. Paul.
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    Severum Eggs, Help Please

    Hi all, some advice needed please. My Severums have been getting jiggy with it and mum has today been laying eggs, problem is dad is following her around vacuuming them up. I have put my floating fry tank in and managed to collect probably 100 of them safely. Question is will they be...
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    Finding Ammonia In The Uk

    Bargain, I still have 80% of a bottle, but will never need it again even with a new tank - loads of mature media now... Paul.
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    What Are My Bolivian Rams Up To?

    Getting jiggy with it :rolleyes:
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    Severum Sex

    Hi, I have two severums both a lovelly bright orange, they bothe have the same style/shape fins so how do I know what sex they are? Paul
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    Mature Filter Media Help

    You could run it along side, the squishing idea is good and does work also. Good luck. Paul.
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    Mature Filter Media Help

    Hi, even if you can only a square inch of mature media it will really help and don't clean off all of the black jelly the bacteria is in there. Leave it a day then test for ammonia if it has cleared the 5ppm of ammo you have in there and the Nitrite is at Zero, you are on to a winner - add the...
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    What Type Of Filter?

    Checked out the website - very nice pics.... so how come the ones on here are so - how do you say - cack The external is a Rena XP I have the XP4 on a 260L and it works spot on - but as said not good for fry Paul.
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    Are you putting any ammonia in the tank to help the cycle?

    Are you putting any ammonia in the tank to help the cycle?
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    ps. dont go to the one through blaxton i've had white spot and anchor worm from there!!

    ps. dont go to the one through blaxton i've had white spot and anchor worm from there!!
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    Hi, there are a couple od decent ones, the guys at Brodsworth garden centre know what are...

    Hi, there are a couple od decent ones, the guys at Brodsworth garden centre know what are talking about and also at hatfield woodhouse - if you go out donny through hatfield they are about 1/2 mile before the M180 on the left, good staff knowledge and good range - usually get stock in on a...
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    External Filter

    Hi, I did my Jewel 260 at Christmas, it looks great without the big black box!! I nearly went for the FX5 filter but luckily mearsured it first , I went for the Rena XP4 big quiet filter at a good price also, I ran them both for a month - had to leave the flap up slightly until I removed the...
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    I've Got An Ich

    Hi, tank 260L, stats PH 6.7, Ammo 0., Nitrite 0., Nitrate 30 Temp normally 25.5. Fish in 2 Silver Sharks, 2 Rams (docile), 5 mini BN's, 6 tetra's, 4 Red eyed Tetra's and a couple of swordtails. Just a quicky really, did a fish swap on Thursday - a few plecs for two severums (gorgeous). In the...
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    Oscar In Bad Shape, Help

    That's a bit cack ammo @ 3., you dont want that in! This is going to sound crazy but I cycled an internal filter in a bucket by adding Ammonia to 5. daily, it took a good month but it was an experiment which worked. What I am trying to say is once you have some mature media you could use it...
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    Losing A Fish A Day Help! Day 4

    Main thing is dont change your filter pads, if you feel they need cleaning give them a quick squish in TANK water not tap water - only do this if they look severly clogged as the the gunk is the bacteria that you need to purify the water. You could do with supplying - Ammonia, Nitrite and PH...
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