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  1. kwi

    That's a relief....

    Was away with work a lot the last two weeks, lost a chili rasbora while away, it was found rather quickly and removed as it was stuck to the filter intake. Any ways I get back and do a large water change and settle to watch the fish, only where are they all? The Chilis had retreated to the back...
  2. kwi

    Someone finally noticed the fish.....

    .....now I hope he doesn't jump on top, I doubt the glass lid will support him.
  3. kwi

    Always thought they were a bit dodgy....

    Octopuses punch fish out of spite..... https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/octopuses-are-ocean-thugs-that-punch-fish-cf0g5f2xj
  4. kwi

    Today's lesson is......

    .....throw away the syringe you used to dose ammonia while doing a fishless cycle and don't use it for water tests........:blush:
  5. kwi

    Great......

    6½ hour drive in stormy weather just to start a day's work........at least I'm in a hotel tonight.
  6. kwi

    Today's the day......

    .....I finally get to buy the livestock for the wee lads tank, just in time too as his birthday is tomorrow. And no-one appears to have any stock. of what we're looking for. (Chili Ras) One place thinks he may have some but will let me know for sure later once he gets to the shop...
  7. kwi

    Was it just me......

    ......or did no one have access for a while? (The paranoid part of me thought I had been banned........)
  8. kwi

    African Viper Shrimp

    LFS is getting some of these. Anyone have any experience with them?
  9. kwi

    Filter confusion......

    So my sons Birthday pressie tank hasn't cycled though it really should have, so I have gutted it today and started cleaning everything to start from scratch and am confused by the filter, it appears the water comes in the intake, to the impeller, then up a tube straight to the spray...
  10. kwi

    Got to be worth £45

    Just found it listed on FB, 20 miles from me, everything included. (No livestock.) I've said I'll take it, even though I have no immediate plans, fingers crossed I get it.
  11. kwi

    Wow, I knew my water is soft but.......

    ......I didn't expect this. Replacing the heater element in a 12 year old dishwasher. Not a spot of limescale, no salt ever used either.
  12. kwi

    Hiding tide marks.

    I thought I would improve the appearance of the tank, it's a rimless design with a one piece front and sides which means at the top of the water level you get a visible "tide mark" line and condensation which I think look unsightly. So I got some 3cm wide gloss black vinyl via a local vehicle...
  13. kwi

    Cherry Barbs and Celestial Pearl Danios

    A good mix or asking for trouble? Looking 6 barbs as a minimum and a dozen danio.
  14. kwi

    What to do with this?

    When talking about getting some fish for Khaden a friend gave us this 30litre octaganol tank plus filter and plastic plants. But I can't decide whether to bin it or use it, as you may have noticed there's a bit missing which I suspect was done to feed power to the filter as it's been ground...
  15. kwi

    River Water.

    Been thinking about using the local river water, filtered through peatland so lovely tanin stained fast flowing and above any farmland. Am I missing something? I plan to collect and filter before use. And of course I need to test it first
  16. kwi

    Get ready for all the same old questions.......

    After years of talking and the appearance of a boy child that also wants an aquarium we've decided that a family xmas present shall be a small tank in a quiet corner of the living room. We've been given one of those octaganol 30l tanks but it needs a bit of TLC and a new top and base made and we...
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