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  1. pablothebetta

    Best 'bacteria Booster'?

    I'll be doing a massive water change tomorrow but if this sort of thing will help, I would really appriciate some advice.    I've had problems after a die-back in bacteria after the filter cut out for a few days. I know my local PaH store has API Stress Zyme and a PaH own-brand filter booster...
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    Where To Buy Internal Parasite Treatment Uk

    I've searched several websites now but I'm struggling - anyone know any brands that make a treatment for internal parasites?   Thanks
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    White Stringy Poop And Other Issues...

    Gosh, it's ages since I've been on here! I have had my betta for around 1.5 years now and he's in a 28L (7.4 US gallon) filtered and heated tank. Currently he's fed on freeze-dried bloodworms as his other food has run out, although he has unfortunately been on this for a while now (which I know...
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    Front Fins Thin And White?

    I've noticed my betta has been resting more than usual in the past few days (usually on the sand) and when looking at him this evening I noticed that his two front fins have become thinner and have white edges. It is strange, though, he swims around for a few minutes then stops. His fins look a...
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    Melting Vallis

    I like the look of vallis as a background plant for my tank but throughout the years it continues to just melt on me. I've tried both spiral and straight types with and without EasyCarbo/ferts yet it died regardless. If anyone can shed light on the cause of my issue that'd be great. Is there a...
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    Low Maintenance Tank Ideas And A Couple Of Current Problems

    As the title suggests, this topic has a couple of different parts so I wasn't quite sure where to place it - I hope here is appropriate. I've become rather busy recently and my tank is currently in a bit of a state. Plants are dying (java fern turns brown and leaves no longer grow large and...
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    Minimum Tank Size

    What would be the minimum tank size for 10 or so pygmy cories? I thought possibly with some other smaller fish, such as microrasbora, ember tetras, or killis etc (there are so many to choose from! :lol:). I'd really like to get some corys again, though I'd need another tank and I've got limited...
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    Plant Ideas

    I first planted out my tank a few months ago, which turned out like this (sorry it's the wrong way around): A few months down the line, the java fern and crypts have really grown in (though the anubias has had a bit of a trim, partially due to algae on the leaves) and I've added a background -...
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    Bettas And Very Hard Water

    I've had several bettas over the past few years, most of whom seem to have had the same issue with their fins, which have 'dissapeared'. I tried treating for fin rot, thinking it might be that, but nothing changed. I did weekly 25-30% water changes, but again nothing seemed to change. There...
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    Green Spot Algae + Tnc Complete

    Some tank stats: Size - 28L Lighting - 11W (I think), around 6-7 hours a day Ferts/Co2 - none at the moment Stock - male betta, the odd cherry shrimp, 3 assassin snails Plants - Anubias Nana, Java fern, C. Wendtii, C.Nevelli, Echinodoras Rose, Moss balls I've got green spot algae all over the...
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    Should I Try Ghost Or Amano Shrimp?

    The issue is that my betta can be agressive. When I first put my betta into the tank a few months ago, there were around 10 or so juvinile cherry shrimp in there. After a day or two, almost all of them had been attacked and killed. There are currently one or two left in there that I occasionally...
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    Internal Filter For Small Tank

    I've currently got this filter in my small 28L tank. It's the one I got with the tank and seems to do it's job fine, but I have wondered if there are other filters that might do a better job. It isn't the quietest of filters and the spray bar is covered with algae on the inside which I can't get...
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    Dissapearing Fins / Fin Rot

    I've posted this a couple of times before, but haven't really got anywhere. If anyone has anything to say that they think may help me, please do reply :) I've had a few bettas, and all of them have ended up with fin rot, including my most recent betta after just a few weeks with me. The tank...
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    No Luck So Far With Bettas

    I did post in the bettas section about my betta having fin rot the other day, but I've realised that every single betta I've had has ended up with fin rot - but I don't know why. Despite how much I like my bettas, I almost feel ready to give up on them. The media in the tank has been going for...
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    Getting Rid Of Fin Rot

    My betta's had a black edge to his fins ever since I got him 1-2 months ago. I thought it'd just go with regular w/cs, but nothing seems to have changed. There are pale parts near the edges of some of the fins which I've read can signify new growth, though what with the black edges I'm not...
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    Would This Hold A 50-60L Tank?

    Thinking of getting a 50-60L tank and looking for possible 'stands'. I really don't want a standard aquarium stand though so I'm trying to hunt for a piece of furniture that might be strong enough to support the weight. Would something like this do the job, or would I have to look for something...
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    Goldfish Petition

    I was browsing the Practical Fishkeeping website the other day and found an article on about a girl in the UK who has set up a petition to stop the practice of goldfish being set as prizes in fairs. Has anyone else seen this? Link to article...
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    28L Tankmates

    I've currently a single male betta in my 28L tank. I'd like to add a little something else to the setup if possible, but I just don't know what. The main issue for this is that I've a feeling he's not the 'laid back' sort - I had 8-10 or so cherry shrimp when I first got him which are now down...
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    Just Found Assassin Snail Eggs

    I just found some assassin eggs in my tank and I'm wondering how many snails I might end up with - I really don't want to end up with a 'population explosion' of them like I ended up with my bladder snails which came in on a plant (the reason I got the assassins in the first place). Will I only...
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    Betta With A Tatty Tail

    I bought a new betta a few weeks ago with fairly good fins - a couple of black edges, but I figured they might just go with clean water. However, I found this evening that they are looking rather tatty indeed - I don't think they we're like this yesterday, or even earlier. It looks almost like...
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