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    Water crisis

    I use a mixture of rainwater and tap water in my nano tank in a 3:1 ratio. Tap water in London is pretty hard and I find that this mix has worked very well for the last year with my shrimp and fish doing very well. I collect the rainwater in a water butt which is connected to the downpipe of a...
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    Aquarium top trim

    Hi. Anyone know what this stuff is called? The grooved bit clips onto the top edge of the tank and the bit that protrudes out at a right angle supports a glass sheet. Am looking for more of this.
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    Air driven filter question

    I may have posted a similar question before but can’t seem to find it in my posting history. Anyway, I am in the process of setting up a new tank – Aquael Leddy 40, 25 litres. It came with a 300 lph ASAP filter but I really don’t want that sort of turnover in my tank. I know you need to take...
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    Shrimp population colour changes

    Hi, I started off with about 8 red cherry shrimp back in September and now have Too many to count but I would guess at least 100. One thing I have noticed is some colour changes going on amongst the population. the first one I noticed was a prominent light stripe down the full length of the...
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    Opinions on these tanks please

    Anyone got any of the following and able to comment specifically on the lighting and whether or not it will be sufficient. Ciano aqua 20 Super fish home 30 Super fish start 30 Aquatlantis explorer lisbon Not looking to grow anything demanding, h polysperma, vallis, elodea, b monnieri, Java...
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    Was away for a week....

    I was on vacation for a week and asked a neighbour to feed the fish for me. I returned to what you can see in the attached pic. The stuff that looks like sand in the foreground is a mass of rotting algae wafers. The water had a foul smell to it and there were bubbles coming up from the...
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    My nano tank

    Hi. A pic of my nano tank. I‘ve been out of the hobby for over ten years and I had this little tank knocking around in my shed so decided to set it up. It’s an old 18 litre Arcadia arc tank. I’ve got 8 chili rasboras and 8 red shrimp. I’ve got hydrophila polysperma on the left, bacopa monieri on...
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    Chili Rasboras

    I picked up ten chili rasboras. Think I’m down to nine now as one of them looked in really poor condition out of the bag. It was ultra skinny and not able to swim properly. Anyway, concerned about feeding them. I’ve got some dennerle nanogran, frozen baby brine shrimp, liquify no. 3 and I’ve...
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    Nano internal filter recommendation

    Hi, I’m currently cycling an 18 litre nano with a modified box filter but I’ve decided the filter is just too big and obtrusive and so I’m looking for a mini internal filter instead. I can’t go for a HOB as it just won’t work with my tank cover. It needs to be small and have adjustable flow...
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    Air driven filter uplift placement

    Hi. Just returning to fishkeeping after about 11 years and have a fairly basic question. I used to use UG filters years ago and I always had the top of the uplift tube at or just above water level so that tank water could not enter through the top of the uplift and “push back” on the rising...
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    Hi, just returning to fishkeeping

    Hi. just joined so would like to introduce myself. I kept fish for many years but stopped when I moved house about 11 years ago. Just getting back into it now, and am currently cycling a nano, as it is all I’ve got space for at the moment. in the past I’ve kept Apistos and all sorts of...
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