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    Hagen Biolife Filter....Any Thoughts?

    I've got an opportunity to get an (almost new) Hagen Biolife filter. I was wondering if anybody had any experience and thoughts about these filters? In particular, Is it problematic to install in the end of a typical Clear-Seal tank? (36x12x15). I'm thinking the bracing bars might prove a...
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    Synodontis decorus - how predatory?

    Last thursday I got a very young S. decorus - about 2" in total length. Since he/she was so small I thought i'd put him in my 36" living room tank. I figured everything in there was safe - even the Neons cos they were at least half the size of the catfish. Still - im down 3 neons and a...
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    First spawning of Bolivian Rams

    hi, My pair of Bolivian rams have just spawned in my community tank. Found the wrigglers yesterday. Its quite a busy community with Angels, Corys, Serpaes, Penguins and a few other tetras, and a talking catfish. Does anyone have any advice for rearing these fry, i'd like to have a shot at...
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    The Return of the Black-Eyed Tetra

    A while back I posted regarding identification of a tetra i bought called "Black Eyed Tetra" from my local LFS. Been trying to get the name of the species, just for curiousity, but didnt have a picture. Thanks to a new cam, although the fish wont stay still to get their pic taken, heres the...
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    Several Deaths in a week...

    hi folks, I've had my 200ltr setup for 3-4 months now, and in the last week i've had serious problems. The tank houses(ed) 6x Angels (young ones) 5x Serpae Tetras 6x "Black Eyed Tetras" (see post in oddballs section" 6x Penguin Tetras 2x Bolivian Rams 2x Algae Eaters (chinese sucking loaches)...
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    Black Eyed Tetra???

    I got some "Black Eyed Tetras" at my LFS recently - was just wondering if anyone knew of the species etc? I cant find them anywhere..... They do have black or possibly VERY dark red eyes, transparent bodies etc.... I just cant find them and would like to know what they are!
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    Odd behaviour in Loaches

    Hey there, I've got 4 loaches in my main community tank - two botia loachata and two botia striata. The loachata today changed colour to an almost silver, and most of their patter disappeared. They were chasing each other around in a little circle, as if they were either fighting or courting...
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    algae eater changing colour?

    Hey there, I've got a pair of "algae eaters" - the closest match I can find is that they are also called "false siamensis", but im not 100% on that. Problem is, since they went into my current tank, one of them has slowly been changing colour to an orange colour on the face, head, fins and at...
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    Substrate for 50G planted tank?

    Hi folks, Am in the process of getting supplies for a new 50G tropical tank. I'm wondering about substrates - a friend set up a planted tank a while back with (if i remember correctly) a layer of peat, with i think it was play sand on top, and that tank thrived. Theres no UGF going in this...
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    "tomassi krib"?

    Can anyone help identify a species of "krib" i found my local TFH being sold as tomassi kribs - cant seem to find anything on them they look physically similar to the normal Kribensis, but are silvery white in colour with vertical black bands. Apparently cave breeders etc - similar to the...
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    Problem with film on water surface?

    Hi, over the last few weeks I have set up a 24" tank in my spare room, with the intention of moving my dwarf gouramies into it in an attempt to breed. I have set this tank up essentially bare, with gravel, a small power filter that has been maturing in my main tank for 2 months, heater and...
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