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    What type of Cory is this?

    Well this got solved! When i got the fish they werent labelled in the tank but I was attracted to there markings. The guy in the store tried to check the paperwork from the delivery but couldnt find it. They also werent priced so said I could have a few at £5.95 as it was most likely around...
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    Gourami help

    Hi all, So - tank has been setup a maybe coming up to a few months now, some of the fish in there are dwarf gourami (2 female, 1 male). Now the males has built a bubble nest - now i wasnt trying to breed and there are other fish in the tank so the changes of any fry surviving are slim to none...
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    What type of Cory is this?

    Thanks Byron - i think i agree that the C Reynoldsi looks closest. I'll get my DLSR out and try and get a nice photo rather than being lazy and using a phone camera! Lee
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    What type of Cory is this?

    Thanks - yeah they were really eye catching and plenty in there all the same. I thought maybe "two saddle" from my googling - but i've not seen them before in any of the local shops! The "Leopards" were actually labelled up as "Corydoras Julii" - I've got 2 Albino in their too but cant...
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    Plant ID's....

    Thanks all! I'll keep notes so I know whats in there for future! TBF My most local shop is brilliant and aside from what alot of people say about shops on here. They really are helpful and knowledgeable before profit in my opinion!
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    What type of Cory is this?

    Hi all, Any idea what kind of Cory this is? They were just marked up as "Corydoras" in the shop, but the vertical stripe just looked cool to me so a few were added! :) And here he is scavenging around with one of my Leopard Cory's Thanks Lee
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    Plant ID's....

    Hi all, I'm sure this come up often as i'm sure alot of people do what I've done - get themselves to the shop, but some plants that they think, yep they'll look good and tackle my nitrates - then a month or so later sit here and think, i wonder what they are! Plant 1: I'm sure this was green...
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    Updated and Redone! 225 Gallon Planted Tank Build

    Looking amazing so far!
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    Brown algae in my tank

    Sorry to hijack! In terms of diatoms on plants, is it best to wipe it off or just leave it to die away itself. Dont want to end up ripping or pulling off leaves!!
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    Reduction of flow

    Yeah thats what I fell for, i'd read that I needed a GPH rating at least 4 times my tank and that given my tank is "deep" it would be helpful for more flow to get more oxygen in to compensate for some of the lack of surface area, I was buying a spare pump in case of failure so just decided...
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    Reduction of flow

    Hi all, I recently upgraded my pump in my filter for a 1000l/hr pump for better filtration however some people have then said i need to watch the flow of the water with Gourami. Obviously i can angle the flow towards the glass etc to reduce the flow and also add 45 pipe to reduce (you can feel...
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    Food

    Hi, Thanks for the replies - i'll look into new life, omega one or Hikari. Atm there's some platys and corys in there. I've got some King British catfish food i'm dropping in for the corys/catfish pallets. I'm guessing these aren't great quality seen as that brand hasn't been mentioned! :/...
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    Food

    Hi, What food are you all using to feed your fish. Im guessing like anything theres a cheap, average and best? - What are they? (I did do a search as i'm guessing this has been answered alot but i couldnt find anything sorry!) Lee
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    Stocking plan

    Ah, i thought the electric blue was just a another variant of the Bolivian ram (i hadn't done much research on these yet other than size) - Didn't realise it was different. Second point noted - i'd always been told to add fish a few at a time in a recently cycled tank in case it caused a spike...
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    Stocking plan

    Yes i read on that website, along with about 6 or 7 others :blink: which managed to come up with 3 or 4 different answers between them. 100cm x 40cm would even rule out a 3ft - 36" x 12" (91cm x 30cm) too as its not quite big enough - mad when you think about it. Where its odd for me and...
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    Stocking plan

    Thanks Essjay, yes i know what Byron means and this is the problem with the internet when that angel site is saying a 24x12x12 tank can house 2 angels - that's narrower than mine, and not far off half the depth (again regardless of the height). Although i'm still yet to see a fish ever swim just...
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    Stocking plan

    Realise i'm clutching at straws now - but how can there be so much conflicting advice online! See: http://aboutangelfish.com/how-many-angelfish-3-methods-for-calculating-how-many-fish-you-can-put-in-your-aquarium/ Forget option 1 & 2 - my tank dimensions throw this out However option 3 - mine...
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    Stocking plan

    Sorry about all the questions! The bit about the ram and the corys not getting on in terms of temp. I run my tank at 26c which is top end of the cory temp (although there very active and seemingly happy - they also dont seem to group together much at all (currently 4, will add more but adding...
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    Stocking plan

    And theres the mad part - cause i did my research some of which on this very forum: https://www.fishforums.net/threads/angelfish-in-a-30-gallon.346547/ And whilst I get its not great to take things back to a fish shop, i also think its a bit necessary in the hobby. Common recommendation is to...
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    Stocking plan

    Yes were a hard water area - so guess that means i better get looking at RO! I thought more powerful filter was better that's the only reason i upgraded the pump - i guess i can reduce the flow by aiming the outlet at the glass? When looking around i saw loads of people using the LIDO 200 for...
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