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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 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 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

    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?

    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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    Loaches?

    Hi all, i would like to add some loaches to my community aquarium. I have a juwel rekord 80 tank with general community fish. I really like clown loaches but i know they can grow too big for my size tank. what other options is there? Any ideas/suggestions would be appreciated, and pictures...
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    Discus Sites

    I did a search on google for discus sites and the results I got were poor, does anyone know any good sites?
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    Saying Goodbye To My Pair Of Kribensis.

    Hello all, I received some bad advice when I was told that kribensis make good additions to a community tank. After about 2 weeks of stocking them the kribs laid some eggs and began to take over the whole tank, chasing away and attacking anything that came near. The fry are now free swimming...
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    Hagen Co2 System

    I purchased a Hagen Co2 System yesterday which i set up at about 5pm. I cants see any bubbles yet and the instructions say I should be seeing them after 2 - 10 hours. Has anyone any idea what could be wrong? What am I supposed to be seeing exactly? Is it contant flow of bubbles? I can see some...
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    Planting Tools

    Does anybody know any web sites in the UK where I can buy some planting tools? I want some long forceps/tweezers and something I can use to cut dead dying leaves but can't seem to find any. I don't want to be putting my hands in the water all the time. Also I am having to replant a lot of my...
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    Cryptocoryne Wendtii

    Hello all. About 5 days ago I planted 5 Cryptocoryne Wendtii in my 80litre aquarium. Since yesterday a number of the leaves on the plants are starting to turn yellow and die. Some of the stems on the leaves are rotting as well. can anyone tell me why this is?
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    Using Lead To Weigh Down Plants

    Hi all I have just got a delivery of plants which i am going to put in my tank first thing tomorrow. Some of the plants seem to be cuttings and have no roots. How do i plant these so that they stay in the gravel? Can i use some lead strips that i have? The lead is just roof lead that I have cut...
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    Using Lead For Weighting Down Plants

    Hi all I have just got a delivery of plants which i am going to put in my tank first thing tomorrow. Some of the plants seem to be cuttings and have no roots. How do i plant these so that they stay in the gravel? Can i use some lead strips that i have? The lead is just roof lead that I have cut...
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    Hello

    Hello to everyone on this site. I am relatively new to fishkeeping. Basically i have wanted to keep fish since I was very young and when i bougght my own house at christmas the first thing I did was go out and by a tank. I made a few mistakes to begin with mostly due to lack of knowledge or poor...
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