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    Can i send fish via Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

    Yes, when he knocked on the door he told me that the package had leaked and did I still want it? Knowing how bettas survive in the wild I thought there was a chance that the fish would still be alive, not accepting him would certainly kill him. As it happens he was still alive and we managed to...
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    My First Attempt at a Planted Aquarium

    Thanks, quick question. Do bettas prefer to hide at the top of the tank or elsewhere? So far I have seen him hiding in the gap between the rocks on the right hand side of the tank, underneath both coconut shells and in amongst the plants.
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    Can i send fish via Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

    Interesting, I ordered a male betta from a UK betta specialist and it arrived via Royal Mail. I think it was guaranteed next day delivery, however the bag in which the fish was contained split and the box arrived very soggy. The fish survived, and is currently swimming quite happily in my 240L...
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    My First Attempt at a Planted Aquarium

    Ok, so here we are two weeks later, so I moved the pentazonas, corys and embers over to the new tank a few days after it was set up. The Fluval 307 was also moved before the fish, so I'm running the Juwel internal plus the Fluval. I've subsequently added 5 more embers and 4 otos and finally a...
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    My First Attempt at a Planted Aquarium

    So, as I mentioned in my introductory post, after 15 years away I have rekindled my enjoyment of fishkeeping. I have purchased a Juwel Rio 240, as I am not allowed to get a dog or 4 kittens, and have decided that I'll set up a low maintenance planted tank. So here are a few pictures showing how...
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    Pleco Appreciation Thread

    Here's our King Tiger, the first picture is April 2015 and the second is May 2021
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    I've Been Gone 12 Years

    I was a member between 2004 and 2009 but stopped posting when I fell out of love with fishkeeping, my youngest son continued to have fish and we've kept a tank going in the meantime. I'm now looking to upgrade our current tank, a Boyu 100 and am looking at either the Rio 240 or Vison 180. Will...
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    Juwel Rekord 600 For Sale

    Hi, I'm offering for sale a Juwel Rekord 6000, approximately 18months old, included is the internal heater/filter, a second internal filter, Juwel background. It's in black and comes with the stand, some small scratches on the glass but not too noticeable. I'm offering this on behalf a a...
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    Hey Locarid Lovers!

    I've just passed my L001 onto my LFS. I bought him a couple of years ago at about 3 inches but he grew to about 12 inches and was just too big for my tank, plus he was a real poo machine! I'm hoping they'll be able to rehome him or sell him on.
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    New Royal Plec Has Lump On His Head

    Here's a pic of him now he's back. He seems to be settling ok, I'll keep you posted. Gary
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    New Royal Plec Has Lump On His Head

    Hi all, sorry to bump this thread after two months but not having heard from Maidenhead I went back today to get a credit note. To my surprise they said that he was ready for collection and had been for about three weeks. Apparently they had phoned and left a message letting me know he was...
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    New Royal Plec Has Lump On His Head

    Dear all Thanks very much for your replies, I've taken him back and they are going to order me a replacement. I must admit I didn't think about asking if I could keep him and try to cure him whilst waiting for the replacement. Thanks again Gary
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    New Royal Plec Has Lump On His Head

    Yes I do have a spare tank although it is currently in the garage which is in a block at the back of the house. I don't have a seeded filter and I am a bit concerned about moving the fish to a third separate environment in the space of 10 hours. Could doing this stress him out further and make...
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    New Royal Plec Has Lump On His Head

    Neale, Wilder Thanks for your replies, I've added another picture which shows the lump more clearly. He also appears to have another lump/sore on his fin, at the right hand side of the new picture. I think I'm gonna take him back tomorrow and get a refund. Hopefully I'll be able to find a...
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    New Royal Plec Has Lump On His Head

    Hi I bought a Royal Plec this afternoon from a well known chain of fish stores. I did not notice whilst in the shop, but have since acclimatising him that there is a lump on his head, just above his right eye. Can anybody suggest what the lump might be? In the attached photo the lump can be...
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    A Rare Sighting In My Tank

    Two pictures are attached, hopefully. The first one is Fred my Snowball Plec, I don't see him very often but tonight when feeding his algae wafer fell into the corner of the tank and he stayed eating it long enough for me to take a few pictures of him. The second picture is Sid, my L001. He's...
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    Eheim Classic 2215 Stopped Working

    Problem solved, thanks CFC stripped down the filter, cleaned the hoses in the garden getting a good soaking at the same time!!! Inspected and cleaned the strainer and found that the flow there was restricted because the screw cap for the end of the spraybar, which I couldn't find when I first...
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    Eheim Classic 2215 Stopped Working

    Thanks CFC I'll strip it down and attempt to clean the hoses, mind you I'll have to use the outside tap as we still have a hosepipe ban!!! I won't do it until the weekend but I'll report back and let you know how I get on. Gary
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    Eheim Classic 2215 Stopped Working

    Hi all I'm not around here much these days and when I am it's only to seek advice. Anyway my Eheim Classic 2215 has stopped working. I noticed the other day that the flow from the spraybar was very low but did nothing about it, I came home from work tonight and checked and there was nothing...
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    Another Request For Pleco Id

    Thanks Smithrc, at least I know that I don't have a tankbuster to contend with. Gary
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