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  1. Davo86

    Anyone Have A Aquaoak Systemised Tank?

    Hi all, remember me?   Does anyone here have an AquaOak systemised tank from Maidenhead aquatics and if so do any of you have pictures of your sump pipework/setup, and was that purchased from maidenhead or elsewhere?   I'm looking to invest in a new 4x2x2 with a sump but being my first sump i'd...
  2. Davo86

    600-700 Litre Stocking?

    If you get a 6x2 go for a pair of Orange Cobra Snakeheads aka Channa aurantimaculate or a African Parachanna Obscura 
  3. Davo86

    Anyone Any Good With Electrics?

    Basicly I have a hozelock powerclear 9000 in the pond which has worked perfectly since it was purchased, I recently changed the UV bulb on the unit and upon switching the unit back on it worked for 3 seconds then blew the whole electrics in the house, causing all switched on light bulbs to blow...
  4. Davo86

    500L Update

    Been a while since I've participated so thought I would share an updated pic or two of my setup, enjoy Day Night Moonlights
  5. Davo86

    Any Own Massive

    yep, sounds like a Giant Gourami, was it grey or white?
  6. Davo86

    The Seal Scares Me...

    Add a splitter valve and a air curtain, that way you can have a fine curtain of bubbles continuously and the seal releasing a single bubble once every 30 seconds or so, (or simply restrict the pump)
  7. Davo86

    Can Anyone Idenity This Catfish?

    ^ that would be because they are banned in the UK, and shouldn't be imported or traded
  8. Davo86

    Alternative To Rams.

    Red breast acaras (laetacara dorsigera) are great little peaceful cichlids and one i always seem to mention on threads like this, Flag cichlids (Laetacara curviceps) and Keyholes are other peaceful species and Kribs can also be an option provided you don't mind something that has the potential...
  9. Davo86

    Leaf Fish Varieties

    Most leafs require a bit more specialist care, but some can be weaned onto frozen foods and in extreme cases can also start to take dried foods, My Nandus Nandus Pair now accept floating pellets, but also get lance fish, morimo earthworms, (- they go crazy for these) and whole prawns. Bush fish...
  10. Davo86

    Fluval Edge/chi

    I really like the 19l fluval spec, which has everything yo like about the edge, but even more stylish IMO
  11. Davo86

    Most Appropriate Discus Tank Mates

    I have seen it done a few times before with Torpedos and Discus (in a local chinese in fact) but technically they have completely opposite temperature requirements, i.e. Discus hot, Torpedos cool
  12. Davo86

    Most Appropriate Discus Tank Mates

    Rummynose would be eaten by the ctenopoma, Blue Rams happily live alongside Discus conditions, Apistos usually prefer it slightly cooler but depends on your setup conditions. Sterbai Corys would also do fine at Discus temps Depending on tank size a Black Ghost Knife could be an option
  13. Davo86

    Advice Please, Please Don't Yell

    Doesn't really answer the question though? Different species require different 'specs' with some of the common dwarfs I.e. Blue rams needing very specific conditions. Only African lake cichlids need higher ph levels, the (mainly) American cichlids you'll be looking at don't
  14. Davo86

    Advice Please, Please Don't Yell

    what sort of water parameters do you have? Kuhli loach will tend to limit the choice of cichlids you could keep as i would expect most 4-5" + cichlids would hunt them african species like Kribensis or African Butterfly cichlids are small and very hardy and could work in a community...
  15. Davo86

    Thinking Of Moving To Australia

    I'm pretty sure most of the interesting fish species are illegal to own in oz ?????
  16. Davo86

    Blue Acara Or Green Terror

  17. Davo86

    Information On Leopoldi Angelfish

    Hi Rob, Leopoldi Angels are smaller, but require much more specific water conditions and in a larger aquarium this is always going to be easier to maintain, Personally in the tall 620T I'd be happy keeping an established Breeding pair, but in terms of a community involving Angles then no its...
  18. Davo86

    Can Someone Please Help A Bit With Layout?

    Hi, the layout doesn't look bad, and by the looks you already have some nice decor in place so it just needs for you to get in there and move things round till you are completely happy with the look. I think a dark background would definitely help increase the impact of the tank and offset the...
  19. Davo86

    Using Goldfish Flakes In A Pond

    If fed little and often they will be ok, with ponds however people tend to chuck far too much food in and most goes to waste,
  20. Davo86

    Teach Me Something Please!

    as said it needs wood, I think a couple of nice tall pieces mixed in with the current decor (including the ship) could be all it needs