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    Bolbitis heteroclita Cuspidata - "Micro"

    definitely will treasure it , I have never seen it for sale, the shop that gave me a piece doesn’t exist any more it is growing well just slowly but that’s ok it’s reached a reasonable size now was a tiny piece when I first got it
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    Bolbitis heteroclita Cuspidata - "Micro"

    yes you’re right there the moss does keep taking over and cover the fern
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    LED tubes in T5 fitting

    Thanks yes I think you’re right I may as well get a new unit also the light level will be controllable
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    LED tubes in T5 fitting

    Thanks those Nicrew units look really good I think that they will fit my Rio tanks ok will fit under lid
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    LED tubes in T5 fitting

    Thanks yes I have just realised that the retrofit tubes are very expensive was really surprised how much they are may well be better off starting with a new unit
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    LED tubes in T5 fitting

    Thanks those look good 😀
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    LED tubes in T5 fitting

    Hi I’ve got two Rio 400 tanks with T5 tubes ( I think they are T5 they are about 16mmdiameter ) They tubes are getting on a bit and need replacement and thought I may as well change to LED tubes because they are cheaper to run I’ve looked at getting new Jewel complete light units but they are...
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    Bolbitis heteroclita Cuspidata - "Micro"

    Yes I’ve never seen it for sale either, I suspect it’s because it’s very slow growing I was given a small piece years ago luckily it’s doing ok it’s still quite small , probably would grow faster in a proper planted tank
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    Black cory’s cold water tank

    Thanks Byron for the detailed informative reply appreciate it I do see what you mean that how the fish functions is governed by temperature and although a Cory may survive outside it’s normal range it won’t thrive and do well I won’t now be getting of the Corydoras panda that I was thinking of...
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    Ripley 🐈

    Ripley says it’s dinner time
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    Bolbitis heteroclita Cuspidata - "Micro"

    Anyone else keep this plant ? Ive had this one for years it’s very slow growing it’s on a small piece of bog wood it’s in a community tropical tank with Java fern and Java moss it’s not a specialised planted setup I was given a piece l have never actually seen it for sale
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    Black cory’s cold water tank

    Am going with shrimps and Endlers guppy’s won’t be getting barbs as I’ve got barbs in my other tank and can’t mix barbs and shrimp not sure what else to get maybe some White Cloud Mountain minnows am still thinking about what to get
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    Black cory’s cold water tank

    Thanks 😊 that’s an excellent idea a heater set at 20 just in case
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    Black cory’s cold water tank

    18C is the minimum temperature that I measured for winter here in the UK the long term will be higher I checked this morning the temperature was 19.2 C l have set the lights on a timer for the plants and think that has raised the temperature a bit , will continue monitoring it If I have...
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    Black cory’s cold water tank

    Thanks 😊 a lot to think about maybe I should get pepper cory’s instead but will let the tank settle first anyway
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    Black cory’s cold water tank

    the tank is a Rio 400 litre with lighting and two eheim external filters the tank was an established heated tank I’ve moved the barbs and Panaque that was in there to another tank the temperature is stable at 18c at the moment the fish are active and feeding well 7 black cory’s 3 endlers guppies...
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    Black cory’s cold water tank

    Thanks again for the help and advice everyone 😀 I did look into keeping cory’s in unheated tanks and found that the temperature ranges suggested varied a lot I guess that most people just keep them in heated tanks
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    Shrimp Care Guide

    Thanks for the guide very helpful I have had amano shrimp live for years and now have setup a cold water tank so far have amanos cories and endlers guppies going to get cherry shrimps next
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    Black cory’s cold water tank

    Perfect thanks for the advice 😀 once they have settled in in a couple of weeks will get some panda cory’s as apparently they are fine in a temperate tank as well
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    Black cory’s cold water tank

    Good point thanks will get some sand :)
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