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  1. JohnnyFish

    Best Algae/Cean up?

    im obviously not just going to chuck any old fish in, hence the question. I will need some form of cleanup fish in the long run. the lights are on 8-10 hours and I use the sachem flourish as recommended on the label. I'm water changing roughly every 5-7 days. I try to keep natural light to a minimum
  2. JohnnyFish

    Best Algae/Cean up?

    oh thanks!, I think mines maybe slightly under 10 gal, ill have to have a look, I was thinking maybe 3 ottos max, but I know they do better in groups
  3. JohnnyFish

    Best Algae/Cean up?

    thanks for the help! isn't 10 ottos way too many for my tank though?
  4. JohnnyFish

    Best Algae/Cean up?

    HI I have a 10 gallon tank and im looking for options to help with algae and keeping it clean. Currently I have 9 ember tetras and 2 cardinals. I recently heavily stocked it with plants and tropical substrate, and has slowly been developing some algae on the leaves and glass so could do with...
  5. JohnnyFish

    Finished Tank!

    my ifs isn't taking any fish at the moment, not entirely sure why. i'm trying to keep an eye out for people who may want them, for the mean time the fresh are ok. thanks for the advice ?
  6. JohnnyFish

    Finished Tank!

    I know, they are 3 years old and were in a 65l tank, I had to downsize and currently have no where for them to go. I can't imagine they will get any bigger now
  7. JohnnyFish

    Finished Tank!

    2 orange lemon tetras/bolivian orange. 9 ember tetras 1 poor little cardinal that's just in here temporarily. ? generally the lemon tetras are the most peaceful, but I can see why they may go for small cherries. I will have to have a look into amino shrimp, I haven't done much research about...
  8. JohnnyFish

    Finished Tank!

    I just thought I would add a pic of my (almost) finished 37l tank! i'm planning to add shrimp in a few weeks, probably cherries, but i'm not sure how many is a good place to start?
  9. JohnnyFish

    Algae/diatoms?

    Hi all, in most aquariums I've had over the last few years, I get this horrible black/brown algae. it does rub off sometimes but it drives me insane. is there any way to remove it? what is it? in the next few weeks I'm going to get some shrimp after my new plants arrive, maybe they will help?
  10. JohnnyFish

    Buying plants online (uk)

    thanks for all the advice guys, the plants I'm looking at on 'java plants' are Tropica which are dutch or danish right? the website seems to indicate they have plenty stock so it should be okay. ill let you know what they are like I suppose lol
  11. JohnnyFish

    Dead Fish

    im 90% sure it was just a weak fish. I've done 2 water changes since and all the other fish are healthy and not showing any signs of poor water, thank you though ;) I'm going to have a look on amazon for a kit
  12. JohnnyFish

    Buying plants online (uk)

    Hey everyone! I was just wondering if anyone has any advice for buying plants online in the uk, and wether there's any websites to stay clear of? I've found some plants on Java Plants.... are they Amy good? I would normally just get Tropica from my local pets at home, put they can't get any...
  13. JohnnyFish

    Stocking Help 37L

    okay, thanks for the advice and useful links!
  14. JohnnyFish

    Nutrition Tabs for plants.

    okay great, thanks for the help, I think i'll avoid the tabs for now : )
  15. JohnnyFish

    Nutrition Tabs for plants.

    I saw this brand online, thanks for the advice! I think I'm going to get a mixture of rooted plants and mosses etc
  16. JohnnyFish

    Nutrition Tabs for plants.

    After doing some research, I have found that some nutrition tablets for plants may cause an ammonia spike, or release excessive amount of nutrients. is this correct, or may this just be a case of too many tabs being used? I'm wanting to plant my aquarium properly but as I already have fish I do...
  17. JohnnyFish

    Stocking Help 37L

    Oh no I feel bad now ;( I have had them for about 3 years and they've been in my 65l tank which cracked. I suppose that's my fault I didn't know downsizing to 37l would be too small for these last 2. My LFS said 30l+ would be ample but I guess is should've known not to trust that. by 'swapping'...
  18. JohnnyFish

    Stocking Help 37L

    hi Essjay, thank you. I've had nerite snails before but the little eggs really annoyed me haha. I think ill wait till the tank gets established and add a few cherry shrimp. i will add a picture, from googling it I think they're Bolivian tetras aka orange lemon tetras, I got them at my local...
  19. JohnnyFish

    Dead Fish

    I forgot to add, they're Ember tetras, rather than emperor, so they're pretty tiny
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