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    Crypt ID

    No it wasn’t that one, I have that one in now
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    Crypt ID

    I no longer have any, stupidly I took it out when I replanted a couple of years ago. I really wish I’d kept some.
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    Crypt ID

    Hi Many moons ago when I first set up my tropical tank I bought a job lot of plants from eBay. Most of those plants are now gone as my tank has been set up for over 16 years. I remember I had some crypts in the tank which really thrived, they grow quickly and self propagated. They grew in...
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    Advice Neede Please!

    OK mate. thanks for trying.
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    Advice Neede Please!

    The light is a aecadia day glo or something like that, just a basic one I think, been in the tank for about 6 months now. It is around 23 inches long and 18watts. looking down on the tank I would say it is around 50% planted. It has a Juwel Standard Internal filter.
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    Advice Neede Please!

    SuperColey My crypts have been in the tank for 2 years now and have grown from tiny cuttings to really nice plants. A lot of the older leaves do get covered in the algae and eventually I have to cut them back. I think I tried the tank without the co2 system a while ago and the plants started...
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    Advice Needed!

    Hi All I have a Jewel Rekord 80 Aquarium which has been up and running for narly 2 1/2 years. It contains community fish and I have it planted it with crypts and valis. I have a nutrafin C02 unit and my lighting is a single jewel tube which is on for approx 8 hrs aday. My problem is that I...
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    Advice Neede Please!

    HI Johan My last nitrate reading was 40ppm. My co2 is constantly on, with the nutrafin system you have no way of turning it off or on. matt
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    Advice Neede Please!

    Hi All I have a Jewel Rekord 80 Aquarium which has been up and running for narly 2 1/2 years. It contains community fish and I have it planted it with crypts and valis. I have a nutrafin C02 unit and my lighting is a single jewel tube which is on for approx 8 hrs aday. My problem is that I...
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    Bubbles Coming From My Plants.

    Hi all, Its been ages since I posted on this site so I hope everyone is doing ok. i hope you all had a good christmas. My 80litre community aquarium is exactly one year old today. I cant beleive a year has passed already. Over the last few days there has been streams of bubbles coming from...
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    Any Tips For Hygrophillia Polysperma

    I have some Hygrophillia Polysperma growing ain the back right corner of my 80l tank. I really like this plant as it grows well and the fish love hiding in its leaves. The only problem i have with this plant is that it seems to get too leggy very quickly. When this happens i prune the largest...
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    Can Any Discus Keepers Offer Any Advice

    Thanks for the advice. I will take it on board it is a lot to think about.
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    Can Any Discus Keepers Offer Any Advice

    I am thinking about setting up a discus tank. It will be my second aquarium, the first being a community set up which I have had for six months. The thing is my girlfriemd and I are expecting our first baby in july and being a dad is going to take up most of my time. Before i commit to getting...
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    Can Any Discus Keepers Offer Any Advice

    I am thinking about setting up a discus tank. It will be my second aquarium, the first being a community set up which I have had for six months. The thing is my girlfriemd and I are expecting our first baby in july and being a dad is going to take up most of my time. Before i commit to getting...
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    Giving Juwel Tanks A Good Spring Clean.

    A while ago i read a thread on here about cleaning juwel tanks. It gave step by step instructions about how to clean inside thefilter box and dismantle the pump to clean it. Does anyone know where this thread is because I can't seem to find it again? TA
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    Water Parameters And Algae

    I spottedsome black thread like algae growing on a couple of leaves in my tank. There is not a lot of it but i thought i would check my water to see if the parameters were ok. My tank is just under 6 months old and i test the water every week and get the same readings: pH = 7 Ammonia = 0...
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    Can Anyone Idebtify My New Corys?

    The pic looks very similar to my new corys but I did a search on the net and the other pics I found of this species look totally different. ???
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    Can Anyone Idebtify My New Corys?

    I got to new corys yesterday from my lfs. They were labelled as 'Bee Corydoras' but I cannot find any info about them on the internet, so I think this is not their proper name. They are the same shape as the bronze corys but about half the size. Ther body is the same colour as the bronze corys...
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    Sera Toxivec

    When I first started to keep fish I was talked into buying a bottle of 'SERA TOXIVEC', I was told I could put it into my aquarium before the filter had matured so that I could stock fish quicker. On getting home I decided not to use it and to let the filter mature naturally. I was wondering what...
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    What Do You Think Of This?

    I have the rock picture in my current tank and I yhink it looks really good. My plants and fish really stand out. The picture on the front is too bright.
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