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  1. 214jay

    New 630L Tank Ordered With Sump...few Questions!

    Hello   Its been a while since I have posted on here.  I have just ordered a 640L Cleair Adriatic 630 Aquarium which includes an 80L sump instead of a filter!   My plan is to have it with big shoals of fish (mainly tetras) and invertebrates with lots of plants - Basically a large version of what...
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    How Are My Tank Stocking Levels?

      I have had the smaller shoals of Tetras since the beginning and they are so happy and all have their own quirks so would not want to re-home them.     The nitrates vary between 0 and 5 before a water change and are at 5 after a water change (comes out at 5 from the tap).  There are quite a few...
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    How Are My Tank Stocking Levels?

    Thanks for the input, maybe worth just upping the quantity of neons then.    My sig quote is light hearted and was written a long time ago...I certainly do not overfeed and in the unlikely circumstances the flakes breach the tetras realm and reach the bottom then the Cory and shrimp claim it.
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    How Are My Tank Stocking Levels?

    I will get a picture up tomorrow when the tank lights are on and sure they can be ID'd.  I am a huge fan myself, they always seem to be playing and exploring.  I have one Cory who will lie at the front on the most exposed part of the tank on the sand all day long in the exact same place.  He...
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    How Are My Tank Stocking Levels?

    Yes I agree, Theres a shop near me that has around 50 cardinals in a 75(ish) litre tank with lots of thin pieces of driftwood, truly stunning!    I agree on the Cory...Rescued two HUGE peppered Cory a few months ago from Pets at Home, they are such characters and so tame and happy!!  Forgot to...
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    How Are My Tank Stocking Levels?

    Thats exactly what I want to do, they are all their own characters and enjoy each others company but I wanted to check if it will be okay to increase numbers of the smaller groups (I would love around 15 neons and min 6 of each of the others).
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    Sand Isn't Settling

    After filling the tank and getting cloudy water from the sand you should then drain it as much as possible.  When you fill up again use a hosepipe clamped to a plate at the bottom and fill it very slowly.  This disperses the water across a wide surface area so it does not create the 'sandstorm'...
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    Absolute Disaster

    How awful, I won't let anyone in my house to do anything involving chemicals, do it all myself for this very reason.  Even get my mates to spray aftershave/deodrant in the garden if they stay round.   So sorry for your loss.
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    How Are My Tank Stocking Levels?

    Hi folks   Its been a while since I have posted here, mainly due to being busy and things all going smoothly with my two tanks.   I would like some feedback on my stocking levels in my 240 Litres (Fluval Roma 240).  I have two external filters, an Eheim 2217 (1000lph) and a Fluval 306...
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    My Hammers Cobalt Blue Lobster

    Hi Olivia.  He's a sweet little crayfish. Looks like a 'Procambarus clarkii Orange' but I may be wrong
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    My Hammers Cobalt Blue Lobster

    Well there’s mixed results (I have done a lot of research) I think bottom feeding fish are out but most other fish seem okay. Main thing is to keep him on a diet of veg as if he gets the taste of fish too much he may become more aggressive!  I am amazed at the personality he has so I guess like...
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    Where Have All The Ghost Shrimp Gone?

    Really, wow, shrimp seem to have really declined here in the UK, certainly around where I live :-(
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    August 2014 - Fish Of The Month Comp Entries

    I am not sure if this fella counts but he does have fish in his name being a Crayfish...   Sir Claws-a-Lot today waiting for a feed   And the verification picture
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    My Hammers Cobalt Blue Lobster

    Hello.   Around 6 months ago I stumbled upon a new fish shop with loads of exciting stock.  I couldn't resist and purchased a tiny 'Hammers Cobalt Blue Lobster' (Cherax quadricarinatus - The only legal crayfish allowed in UK).  I had plenty of space in my 30+gallon for more fish and thought I...
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    Where Have All The Ghost Shrimp Gone?

    Hello   I thought I would post because I have noticed a huge decline in shrimp numbers/varieties in all of my local fish shops since I started the hobby over a year ago.  I remember pets at home always stocked lots of random shrimps and were guaranteed to have Ghost shrimp in stock.   It would...
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    Blue Colbalt Lobster...legal In The Uk?

    Ah okay, thanks ever so much for the info! Looks like he/she is a redclaw...have a tank perfect for him so wanted to make sure legal before I buy.
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    Blue Colbalt Lobster...legal In The Uk?

    Hello. Have spotted this fella for sale in a LFS, labelled as a Blue Colbalt Lobster! Pretty sure this is really a crayfish but is it legal go keep in the uk?
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    Do Amano Shrimp 'fan' When Mature?

    I have some large amano shrimp which are in my community tank with bamboo fam shrimp. One has taken to fanning the water column for food, this is happening in two of my tanks with fast moving water. Is this normal? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr2C9Cxqtyo
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    African Giant Fan Shrimp And Bamboo Fan Shrimp Video

    Heya. Sorry for posting so many vids but been playing with my new camera.  I recently got a new African Giant Fan Shrimp and uploaded a vid of him fanning for food...   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlU3GqQM_pU   I also took vids of my Bamboo Shrimp which seem to love the tank You can never...
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    Such Amazing Animals!

    Great setup, I love all my tanks...I strongly recommend Amano Shrimps....They actually take food from my hand and are such characters!! would love to see some pics of your tank.
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