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    My Tank

    Just added some HC Sagittarius and bacopa. Taken out big piece of wood. And trimmed back bushy stems at back. I put a bulb in when I started this tank which I forgot about. When I removed the wood I found that it had started to grow. How much light does HC need? Pic is of HC and pink leaves...
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    My Tank

    Hi dizzy. They weren't like that when I uploaded them.
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    My Tank

    Havnt been on here in years. Set this tank up last month, and really getting back into it. The tank gravel heater bog wood and filter I already had I upgraded the cfl lighting to a 11watt Arcadia led the tank is a fluval ebi I think. Substrate is tesco cat litter with some fine black gravel...
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    100 Gal Lighting

    hi i am about to embark on a large project to move my now 4" oscar into a 100 gal 4'x2'x2' i am going to build a shelf into an alcove for the tank to sit on. beneath will house filters and othe fishy parafinalia. above  will be two other narrower shelves for books, pics etc etc the tank has...
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    My Two Fish Tanks. One Very New, One Kind Of New.

    yes . whenever setting up a new tank i always use 50% old tank water and use a piece of old filter media. then i lightly stock the aquarium and change water every 2 days for a week then leave for a week before gradually fully stocking. you could move a cpl of fish over with the media i suppose...
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    My Two Fish Tanks. One Very New, One Kind Of New.

    you have actual live real working nitrifying filter bacteria available. y add some liquid from a bottle that could be anything/nothing when you have the real deal already. plus using the aged water from youre old tank will provide a healthy environment for the bacteria to live. as long as the...
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    My Two Fish Tanks. One Very New, One Kind Of New.

    well that quik start probli wont do anything. but using some of youre established media will give you the best chance if youre not prepared to cycle youre tank first. you could do it now and add water from youre old tank to the new one daily. that would provide some sustanence for the bacteria...
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    My Two Fish Tanks. One Very New, One Kind Of New.

    thers no fish in the tank youre testing water in so u probably wouldnt get an amonua reading yet. seeing as youre not going to cycle youre tank you should take some of the media out of youre other filter and add it to youre new filter when you add youre new fish. replace the media you have taken...
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    Amazon Puffer Needs Operation. Advice?

    probably best just leaving it alone to recover that chasing it round with a net. just extra stress for no point
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    New Stock Question.

    ottos if youre not keeeping temps too high. a small group of 3 could fit in your tank aswell as other stock. when stockink think of the different levels fish use. cory habrosus stay on the bnottom. pygmaeus low to mid. chilli rasbora hug the water surface and sparklers top to mid so you have...
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    New Stock Question.

    r u in uk? my lfs gets them in regular. and he just uses normal suppliers no special orders from abroad just what suppliers have in stock
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    New Stock Question.

    what dont you like about embers. once theyve matured and settled they are a deep orange. sundandio alelrodi. they range from blue to green. theyr small slimmer bodied than embers and very active tight shoalers.
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    Sparkling Gouramis

    upping numbers gives a better chance of a decent mix of sexes. once conditioned males are more colurful.
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