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    Severum Stocking

    How many severums would it be sensible to keep in a 600l Rena supalife (2m by 0.5m)? would one red, one gold, one green, one turquoise one rotkeil all mix well together (all females or one male and the rest female)....? thinking of putting in bolivian rams or orange head geophagus with them...
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    Stocking Of 600 Litre Tank

    Hi, I have a 600 litre rena tank with four parrots, a lemon bristlenose and leopard frog pleco. I'm keen to add some more fish to the tank. would definitely like to put in at least two gold severums and also considering other tankmates such as angels, bolivian rams, electric blue jack...
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    Moving Home Question

    Hi, I'm moving home shortly and my plan is to house my fish in my sisters tank the weekend before we move (moving her fish into a smaller tank as she is only partially stocked) but we then have the decorators in immediately after moving so the fish will be in her tank for two weeks before...
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    Angelfish Breeders In The Uk

    Can anyone recommend some good angelfish breeders/suppliers in the UK? Either mail order or london/hertfordshire area. Interested in some of the rarer varieties such as sunset, orange koi, orange marble, red, gold veilteil.... Thanks
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    Keeping Adult Severums Together

    In a 2 metre (600 litre tank) tank would it work to have a group of severums to spread out aggression (in the same way as you do with africans)? Maybe 6 or 7 with a load of congo tetra and rainbows as dithers...? Particularly interested if it would work when they are adults....currently have...
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    Pair Of Blood Parrots On Offer

    Hi, I've got a tank with 5 BP's which I've had since there were all black and half an inch long....(in a 2 metre tank so was hoping that they would all get on forever)...unfortunately they seem to have divided into 2 pairs which fight all of the time and the smallest BP which has become...
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    Pair Of Blood Parrots On Offer

    Hi, I've got a tank with 5 BP's which I've had since there were all black and half an inch long....(in a 2 metre tank so was hoping that they would all get on forever)...unfortunately they seem to have divided into 2 pairs which fight all of the time and the smallest BP which has become...
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    Reverse Osmosis...

    I've always wanted to keep soft water fish and know I would need an RO unit to achieve this as the water where I live is hard and alkaline. My neighbour had an RO unit for 6 months and had a reject/waste water rate of 70% and this always put me off RO....however a colleague at work reckons only...
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    Nitrate Removal

    Anyone know whether API nitra-zorb or tetra nitrasafe is better at removing nitrate? Cheers Andy
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    Planning On Keeping Discus...

    I've just brough a 2 metre tank (rena aqualife - just under 600 litres) and would like to keep discus...but have a few questions... Firstly I'm not sure whether I will need to get an RO unit. I've read that in some areas you don't actually need an RO unit as you can soften the water by...
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    Coral Chips

    Do coral chips raise ph? If so, how much would I need to raise 580 litres from a ph of 7.6 to 8..is there a scientific way to calculate or even a rough rule of thumb or is it a case of add some test water, add some more, test water etc.....think I'll test water regularly anyway but would like...
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    Plants In Pots

    I want to grow some plants but don't want deep gravel or sand in the tank and also have issues with plant roots being dug up. Has anyone got any experience with using pond plant baskets? I plan to line a few pond baskets with clear plastic liners and fill with laterite and sand so that 3 or 4...
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    Dyed Parrot?

    I brought two parrots last week and only just noticed that one has a light blue outer colour to it's eye whilst one has a lot of orange in it. Both are the orange colour of un-dyed parrots and a good three inches (so large enough to be their natural colour without dye). I'm hoping that they...
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    Blood Parrot Tank Size

    I keep reading that parrots need to be kept in a tank size that is minimum 40 gallons...is that 40 gallons in UK gallons or US gallons? I have a 190 litre tank that I would like to keep young parrots in - this is 50 US gallons but only 42 UK gallons...would that be ok for them? Also, has...
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    Stocking Plan

    600 litre tank with; 4 common chromides (etrop.mac) 4 common kribs (pelv.pulch) 4 mollies 4 sailfin mollies 4 swordtails 4 south american pufferfish (colo.asel) 15 assorted rainbow fish (probably 3 groups of 5) Will leave me at about 1" per gallon stocking so I'm happy that is ok but just...
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    Praziquantel/worms

    My fish have worms of some decription (can see them hanging out) and someone advised that you can use kitten wormer as it contains praziquantel. The dosage was 10mg for 190 litres. Has anyone got any experience of this being successful (or not) as it seems to have had no effect after 6 days...
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    Internal Parasite?

    I have an orange chromide which has been hiding away for the last week and not eating much and I noticed last night that it had a red spiky thing protruding slightly from it’s vent – anyone know what this could be? I’m presuming that it’s a kind of internal parasite and I’m wondering...
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    Community Ancistrus

    I have one almost fully grown male albino bristlenose and I'm taking my sisters smaller male bristlenose off her hands (they spent some time together recently in my sisters tank whilst I was refurbishing mine and seemed to get along - even shared cucumber)...I'm a little concerned that a...
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    Sand Problems

    I've gone with sand substrate for the first time..it looks lovely... I have one problem though - when I do the weekly clean the suction doesn't suck up about half of the fish poo [sorry] but does suck up sand. As part of the clean which will sit there and cause nitrates presumably. Anyone else...
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    Fry Crazy

    One of my mollies had 8 fry anout a month ago (ok, no big deal) and then my kribs had their first brood but unfortunately quite a few got picked off so I rescued 6 of them ....and now my chromides look like they're ready to breed.... I've moved the kribs and mollies into their own tank - it's...
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