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    Help with Beta fish, URGENT

    Betta are tropical fish, they like it pretty warm, say 78-70 degrees. How warm is the tank? If you siphoned the gravel, that is good but if you took it out and washed it you may have lost some beneficial bacteria. Is the tank cycled? What is your maintenance regime...
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    Anyone know what algae this is?

    I concur with Colin_T's advice. Cut the light time to 8 hours and see if that makes a difference. Add floating plants as they use excess nutrients and reduce the light. Don't add the API products for a couple of weeks at least. Keep removing it manually and it will eventually subside enough to...
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    Anyone know what algae this is?

    How long do you have your lights on for? Are they dimmed in any way? Do you add plant fertilizers, which ones and in what quantity/ frequency? Are you overstocked or do you overfeed? Algae is caused by an imbalance in the lights and nutrients. It sounds simple but it can be very tricky to get...
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    Just picked up some young sailfin mollies

    Sounds good, the weather is on your side :) I hope your new fish grow strong.
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    Just picked up some young sailfin mollies

    Nice. How warm is it outside? Is there heating outside? When do you move fish indoors?
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    Colin's Dilemma

    That's dreadful news Colin. Will you be refunded the extra rent? Keep looking for a way to get a property, ask for help wherever you can, no one should be on the streets. You're in my thoughts :(
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    Blackwater questions

    English oak leaves don't seem to change the colour of the water, they may work better if you use a very large amount? Leaf litter has other benefits such as fry food and biofilm.
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    Blackwater questions

    Alder cones give quite a lot of staining. You can also use rooibos tea (it is organic).
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    Ask Questions About Cycling

    I think you are right that the Kanaplex will have set you back as the bacteria would not have been established. Test the water daily and change 75% any (every) day that ammonia and nitrite are not zero. The priority is keeping the fish safe and the cycle has to be secondary. It will cycle...
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    Help Selecting fish for my 80L Tank

    Great, just make the cory shoal 6 or more (up to 9). Keep us updated! :) :fish:
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    Help Selecting fish for my 80L Tank

    I can't view the link Assuming your water is soft/ very soft, then if you are going with the cories, neons and honey gourami as agreed by Byron, that is good. Adding a group of rasbora hengeli is also fine. Can you tell us the intended numbers per shoal, and the type of Cory?
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    About me and my fish

    Hello and welcome :)
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    Help Selecting fish for my 80L Tank

    Neon tetras should not be nippy. Get a decent size shoal all at the same time and aim for a balanced male/female ratio. Some members have reported problem neons but I suspect they have "gone rogue" due to severe stress at some point in their lives, maybe being without a shoal? Anyway, mine are...
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    Something wrong with my cory HELP !!

    What happened to them? What dosage and what type of salt did you use?
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    Something wrong with my cory HELP !!

    The simplest/ safest way to dilute pathogens is large daily water changes. @Colin_T may recommend treating with aquarium salt too?
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    Coronavirus...post your thoughts here...

    It's quite possible that you will get offered a closer appointment soon. People in England have ignored invites for vaccine centres then got an offer to book a local one, sometimes just one day later. It may be similar in Wales.
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    What is going on here???

    put the video on youtube and post a link here.
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    What is going on here???

    So the problem is the cycle. You need to test daily and do a 75% water change anytime that the ammonia or nitrite is above zero. A tank that has been running for 8 months should be fully cycled so we have to work out what has gone wrong to prevent recurrence. You are using old tank water to...
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    What is going on here???

    Test the water parameters and conditions then report the results here. Check that you plugged the heater back in. Make sure the water is oxygenated (filter on). Do another water change of 75% to help remove any toxins. Ensure you dechlorinate the new water and match the temperature to that of...
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    How to get food distributed evenly?

    Cory do not feed from the surface. They need sinking pellets so they can eat at the bottom of the tank, not just algae wafers but a protein based pellet like shrimp pellets. The gourami need floating plants so that they feel secure at the surface.
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