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    Poorly dwarf gourami

    I've got a couple of dwarf gouramis, one of which is looking decidedly poorly, and I reckon its got dwarf gourami disease. Is there anything to be done for the other one , and to protect the other varieties of gourami sharing the tank?
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    New Aquarium thoughts

    I've just installed a replacement tank. I talked to Maidenhead, but was gobsmacked with the prices of new Jewel tanks. Its not just Maidenhead, the on line prices were just as huge. What are they, to justify their prices, they are just bits of glass siliconed together, with bits of plastic on...
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    Never trust technology, without using common sense!

    One of the 100w ones is already out. I think I've got something like a 50w one somewhere, which might get a go on its own. We shall see??
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    Never trust technology, without using common sense!

    So do I! Even when I make a plonker of myself, they never mention it again?
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    Never trust technology, without using common sense!

    Well done for spotting my deliberate mistake, I wondered who would be the first to do that? They were, of course 100w heaters. Its difficult to read labels underwater.
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    Never trust technology, without using common sense!

    My 50 gallon tank, which is now about 3 months mature, is giving me great pride in its appearance. The community fish are as happy as pigs in muck. I had bought one of those immersible temperature guages, and I put in a previously used 1000w heater/thermostat. Even if I turned the thermostat up...
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    Why are all my fish staying at the surface?

    Cdelly, don't know, I wondered about that?. But if all the fish are already in there and suffering, it makes very little difference. It certainly doesn't make it worse, and the proof of the pudding is in the eating, as we Brits say??
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    Why are all my fish staying at the surface?

    Hi. I made a total pigs ear of starting my tank up. After 30 years, I seemed to have lost all my experience. Any road up, I finished up with fish dying by the hour, the water was grey and smelly with a scum on top. My aquarium shop advised using this stuff, so I put some in. The next morning...
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    New tank help...

    I'm no expert in changing tanks, but I did it about 3 months ago, and it was a disaster - but I'm more expert from the experience. I put a bottle of Fluval stuff in it as I filled the new tank and very soon the water went very cloudy and a horrible scum formed on top. To be fair, I'd allowed the...
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    Upgrading my tank!!

    Make sure the new tank doesn't lose temperature during the change. Top up with water a bit hotter if it does.
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    New tank, disaster or at least it is to me

    Latest update: new fish are arriving and settling in brilliantly, the tank has never looked better and healthier, and I'm wiser. One of the spin off benefits is that quite by accident (with the aid of Google maps) I stumbled onto a new local supplier of fish and technical support in Rotherham...
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    New tank, disaster or at least it is to me

    I have before and after photos. I put in the water treatment stuff, changed about 10% of the water, and added the start up treatment I mentioned yesterday. That was about teatime, and this morning the result was amazing!! ???? The scum has gone, I can see the back of the tank, and Pearl the...
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    New tank, disaster or at least it is to me

    I think I treated the water the last time I filled a tank. But it was 30 years ago, and memories fade. But I do remember virtually no fish died??
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    New tank, disaster or at least it is to me

    I've slept on it, and I'm certain that you are all correct in that I didnt cycle the system properly. There are lots of things I could have done better. Firstly, I could/should have treated the tap water as I filled the tank. My local aquarium specialist has supplied me with some Aquadip to...
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    New tank, disaster or at least it is to me

    Decision made, I actually did start cycling properly, but inadvertently stressed out the fish en route, and that's confused the situation. You've all been great in helping me sort out my thoughts - THANKS So I'm going to leave it alone to settle down, although I'll buy some test strips to keep...
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    New tank, disaster or at least it is to me

    I have an answer about the old tank and filter. The filter was just allowed to drain and not cleaned, but stood for a few days. The tank was just rinsed out with water. So nothing toxic was able to contaminate it. What I'm beginning to understand from everybodies very helpful comments is that...
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    New tank, disaster or at least it is to me

    After a couple of days, yes. But it had been outside in the cold for those days, so the good guys in there might be dead. I had added a bottle of Fluval biological enhancer when I filled the tank. I could understand (just) what is happening, except for the fish dying so quickly. Maybe I'll...
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    New tank, disaster or at least it is to me

    Initially I used the filter which came with the tank. It seemed to be used a bit, but didn't want to wash it. I'm checking how long it had been out of the tank, or if it had been cleaned. As soon as the bloom became evident, I put in my original filter as well. I hadn't cleaned it, but it was...
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    New tank, disaster or at least it is to me

    I bought it second hand, and it was already cleaned, so I never gave it another thought. I'll have to check back with the seller. I'll get back to you. I used the old internal filter which came with it. I'll check on that as well. Thanks. PS I bought a sack of new gravel, and washed that
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    Ayup from Yorkshire

    I've been happily plodding along with my tank for 30 years or more with no problems, other than buying the odd wrong fish for my community tank. The wheels came off this week, but I've started a thread which explains my issue, plus pleading for help. I'm sure you will all be a great help...
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