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  1. cynic

    Goldfish.

    The wife and i have reached the point where we need a decent change to our tank, lot of the stock has passed from age and we have been holding off replacing them as the wife and i have wanted bigger feature fish. We were restricted by our original choice of fish, one of those being a red-tailed...
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    Swapping out sand for better planted sub

    Hey, I have read substrate change threads from search till i.m cross eyed and its just gravel to sand or vice versa. I'm looking at changing from sand to something better for planting, maybe even re using the sand as a top out. Had a few issues lately and BBA got a foot in the door so I'm...
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    Near miss...

    Hey good people, its been a while. Narrowly avoided disaster, my pump motor (tetra 1200) wimped out, gradually not with a big bang. Now fixed but the lack of flow had snuck up on me. Had a lot of muck in the tank as a result, it has upset the plants enough for me to justify a bit of a remodel...
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    Java flower?

    Is there such a thing, mine has done it twice now, first time i trimmed it off as it looks for all the world like a bad leaf. OOps When you look at it properly its a modified leaf that forms a tube with a bulbous bottom a little way up from the base. Kind of a ruddy brown. When you look, it...
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    Wood shrimp?

    Afternoon good people enjoying the snow....... Anyway, yesterday i had to enter the walls of a pet store for bird food. While the daughter got her RSPB approved stuff?? I wandered around the condemned souls in the fish section and there in one of the glass prisons were 6 to 8 wood shrimp. I...
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    Plants processing ammonia?

    Hey, this is something I have been wondering about lately. To the point I am going to get a new test kit. In my tank I have, RTBS (adult) Bristlenose plec (adult) 10 harlequin rasbora ( approaching 5yrs old) quite a few assassin snails (started with 2) Plant wise, 3 different Anubis...
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    Neighbours new tank.

    Hey folk, just a quicky really. I have a well established tank, 6-7 years old and a neighbour has finaly stopped wanting my tank and is getting one as a Christmas pressie. I was wondering (his wife already has the tank) if I should get the filter and drop it in my tank till Christmas just...
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    Clown Loaches.

    Hey, been a while. Life happens a few tank ooopsies getting to understand care of plants that are now reproducing themselves.   Fish have passed naturally or been moved out except for the wife's must keeps. A RTS and a Bristlenose female that has been in the tank from the beginning. Was actually...
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    Made A Dangerous Stock Choice..........

    The tank is now properly mature. The fish are in very rude health and I have figured out the columbian proof plants..... The choice? Something the wife has wanted for a long time, a, drumroll........... A red tailed shark. Not a.random choice. The collumbian tetra are not a tolerant fish now...
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    Columbian Tetra. Strong Current?

    Question for you lot. I have a 300L tank that is long and narrow and have had constant flow issues with either algae, diatoms or debris collecting at numerous dead spots. Well for the last few days things have changed. I have added a 2600Lh powerhead. Certainly changed the tank. No junk on the...
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    Tec12 Filter Leaking

    Hi i have problems with a tec 12 leaking, did my water change as normal changed the filter like i have every couple of months for ages now and the darn thing wont stop leaking. I googled it and got quite a list of people who have had the same. Should i just junk it, its running a 300l tank in...
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    Home Grown Live Food?

    Not quite a production line, i have a tank in my garden that was heading for the tip and with the weather etc i just hadn't got round to it. Well after all the rain it now has a good 4 inch of water in it and loads of mossie/midge larvae and some sort of larvae that could be blackworms, looks...
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    Tap Water Stats..

    Hey everybody, this has come from trying to find why i have lost a few cories. I think i have sorted the reason, ie excess food, some of the plec wafers had moved under some of the slate hiding them. Anyhow, while trying to sort it out i have done 3 50% + water changes this week and i still...
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    Pandas, Delicate?

    My pandas are dieing, over the last 10 days we have lost 3 the last one today. Thing is the water is same as its been for months , as in stats ie 0,0 and nitrate at 20-30 as a rule. 50% water change once a week with a little one if there is too much poo on the sand. No new fish, no new plants...
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    Plants On Rocks

    Hey up, wondering if any of you had any thoughts on something to go on the rocks in my tank (see sig) they are sizeable and i've always felt in the real world SOMETHING would have taken up residense. At the moment its trace elements of algae, i'm thinking something natural that would maybe fall...
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    Shark Tank?

    Hi all wifey has been on about sharks ever since we got into fish. Well i now have a tank suitable to use as a 'shark tank'. Its 3 ft long 15in wide and 18in deep. Wondered on peoples experience of keeping them and any reccomendations on numbers, filtering etc. Obviously i'm talking RTS and...
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    Thinking Of C02

    Ok, neighbour is packing up for a life on the open road touring the country for a couple of years. He has sorted his house to rent and is presently clearing house. I just got offered 2 whacking great C02 cylinders FREE!, full i might add. He used to use em for welding. So as i considered C02...
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    Glass Cleaning Q

    Hi folks, just a quickie.. I have some algae on the glass thats getting a little carried away, i haven't gone at it too much as the plec does have some but its getting a bit much. Just wondered on the best scraper/scrubber options and peoples opinions. I looked in the LFS and there are all...
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    Sometimes You Just Feel Stupid......

    Because, i was starting to see algae returning. Have been clear for a while now. Oh no whats the cause. Have ferts, have flow whats changed. The days are longer so more light, duh, :rolleyes: Have turned the lighting timer down and i'm hoping thats it. Anybody else have to do it?
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    Inspiration...

    Hi, looks like my daughters fancy goldfish 'bubbles' is on his last. Just laying on the bottom of the tank. Has mad moments but they really are moments now. Bit sad, he is as far as i can gather about 8 or 9years old. Spent about a year in my care but spent most of his life in a 20x10x10 tank...
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