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    Is my tank Cycling again?

    So I recently upgraded to a bigger tank, and moved over the established filter material and plants. For the first ~10 days the daily water readings looked normal (0 Ammonia, 0 Nitrites, 5 Nitrates), then suddenly the Ammonia has gone up to 0.5ppm, nitrates up to between 10 and 20ppm but no...
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    White lump on Tetras mouth...

    Hi guys, I've just (2 days ago) moved my tetras into a new, bigger tank and in the proces noticed that 3 of the 8 appear to have what looks like fin rot (see pics). A lot of the advice seems to be about water changes, cleaning tanks etc however this seems possibly redundant given they're in a...
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    White lump on Tetras mouth...

    Thanks for the info guys. I've noticed what looks like early stages of fin rot on maybe 2 or 3 others (see pic) so something must have gone awry in the old tank to cause this and whatever the lump is. I check the levels pretty regularly do a 20% water change weekly, and haven't changed any of...
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    White lump on Tetras mouth...

    Is there any risk to other things in the tank? At the moment there is only some shrimp in there but the move to the bigger tank was with getting some other stuff in there too in mind.
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    White lump on Tetras mouth...

    Where could it have come from? I've not added any new fish since the tank was new about 9 months ago and parameters have been pretty stable every time I've checked. I've ordered a QT tank which arrives tomorrow so hopefully it's not too late to protect the others..
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    White lump on Tetras mouth...

    So I've moved my fish to a new tank today and in the process noticed one of my tetras has a lump on his mouth (see photos). He seems otherwise fine, is swimming naturally with the others and doesn't seem especially bothered by it. Any ideas what I'm dealing with?
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    Reading a Nitrate test

    Yep this is what I was going for. Ammonia and Nitrite are fine but as you say, I was looking for Nitrates as an indication the cycle was still fine, but maybe I've misunderstood? The question was really about why it's a different colour on the top than throughout the rest of the bottle, is this...
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    Reading a Nitrate test

    Right ok, so ... I've ready what it says wrong (read it as a minimum level not a maximum), either way is it red or orange? The main liquid is orange but the very top layer is red. Card pic attached...
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    Reading a Nitrate test

    It's me again! I'm halfway through moving my fish into the new tank. I've reused the filter media and dunked half a bottle of safe start in and let it run for an hour. I've used a master test kit to test if the Nitrates have survived, and I'm getting a result like the pic below. I gather I want...
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    What plant is this?

    Am I right in thinking they spread very quickly? I like the minimalist look of the tank in that pic so want to avoid any little shop of horrors business!
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    What plant is this?

    Pinterest has gone full Pinterest on me and has given me ideas without any of the information I need! Can anyone tell me what the plants used in this setup are? I think it may be vallisneria but I'm not sure which type?
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    Boiling driftwood

    The box I've been using is Grade 5 PP which I understand is food safe, and technically the water won't have been boiling by the time it ended up in there anyway so I'll assume all is well and crack on. Thanks for the help guys!
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    Boiling driftwood

    Hmm that's a worry - It's been sat in the box for a while now, is there a risk I've spoiled it?
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    Fluval Cabinet

    This might be a daft question and very much a newbie one - Im setting up a Fluval Roma 125 on the cabinet it came with. I notice that the stand isnt solid wood (chipboard I think) and doesn't seem to be a particularly complicated structure, seems like any normal IKEA unit to me. With the...
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    Boiling driftwood

    Interesting - from what I'd read boiling it is pretty standard practice to get rid of parasites and the like but is this not necessary with bought wood?
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    Boiling driftwood

    Hi guys, So I've bought some driftwood from my LFS and am trying to sterilise it before it goes in the tank. It's too big to boil in a pan so I've put it in a plastic container and filled it with about 15 kettles full of water (see pic). Does this look the right thing to be doing with it? I'm...
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    Upgrading to a bigger tank

    Interesting point about the tank shape - I've also considered the Rio 125 although it wouldn't fit as well in the room. Would this make a noticeable difference to the type of fish I could have?
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    Upgrading to a bigger tank

    Analysis Typical value UK/EU limit Units Hardness Level Slightly Hard Hardness Clarke 7.56 Clarke Aluminium <23.2 200 µg Al/l Calcium 35.1 mg Ca/l Residual chlorine - Total 0.70 mg/l Residual chlorine - Free 0.64 mg/l Coliform bacteria 0 0 number/100ml Colour <1.81 20...
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    Upgrading to a bigger tank

    Hi all, I posted on here last summer as I was setting up my first tank, and I'm back for some more advice! I currently have a 40l tank with 8 Neons and various snails / shrimp that all seem to be getting on fine. I know the tank is on the small side for the neons and its a bit of a nightmare...
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    First Aquarium Photos!

    What are the thoughts on harlequin rasboras in this setup? This was the other suggestion from the LFS. If I added another 2 neons to the 5 in there, would there be any room left for some Harlequins? LFS suggests yes, going to assume you guys think no?!
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