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    Pitbull Plecos And Amazon Swords

    perhaps its was just a 1 off and they were very hungry the 1st few days in the tank. will get some more swords then and hopefully it doesnt happen again. thanks.
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    Bushy Background Plant

    thanks, will look them up.
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    Pitbull Plecos And Amazon Swords

    hi, ive been feeding them every other morning with algae wafers and the nite in between i put some cucumber in for them which is normally mostly eaten by the next morning.
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    Pitbull Plecos And Amazon Swords

    hi, not sure if i should post this in here or on the planted section but here goes. i have 3 lovely little pitbull plecos who are great but they have destoyed all my amzon swords by stripping them away to nothing. i had 6 established swords and 3 days after introducing the pitbulls they have...
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    Bushy Background Plant

    hi all, would u be kind enough to suggest some bushy background plants that wouldnt get pushed about too much by water flow (as the pump outlet pushes water along the top back of tank) and that is also low maintenance. i dont use co2 or any ferts. just have sand as substrate. my lighting is...
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    Otto Catfish...

    sounds ok to me but i am a newbie so best to wait for someone else to reply. i have bogwood and they do seem to like to hang on it and cleaning it up so yeah if you have some stick it in.
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    Otto Catfish...

    i've had 6 ottos for about a month now. they are on the go all day trying to find and eat algae but every few days i stick some cucumber in which they all seem to love. they are all nice and chubby little ottos and are really cool to watch. they also grab dried tubifex worms if they can when i...
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    Tropical Fish Tank Grass ?

    well i havent had any before so have nothing to compare it with but its about the size portion i was expecting. the main thing for me is it looks in really good condition so hoping it has a good chance of growing and spreading nicely.
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    Tropical Fish Tank Grass ?

    Yeah I use java plants too. I ordered 25 of the dwarf hairgrass and they arrived this morning in excellent condition as always. They even throw in some lead strips for free. Think if u order before 12 on a Thursday your plants get posted on monday. If u order after Thursday they won't be posted...
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    Nitra Zorb?

    hi keith, i do have live plants in the tank. think ive got a good 18 or so in there at the moment. albeit 10 of them were only put in on tuesday night. should i start to see a drop in nitrate soon then due to the plants?
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    Nitra Zorb?

    hi peeps, my tap water nitrate level is 80ppm which is a pain in the bum. what are my options to reduce the nitrate in my tank as water changes obviously dont reduce it below 80ppm. ive heard about nita zorb -(...
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    Algae Magnet Or Scrapper

    thanks dude. like the look of those mag floats so will grab 1 off ebay. yeah can't wait to be able to get a plec or diff fishy that will love to munch on algae.
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    Algae Magnet Or Scrapper

    hi, sorry for the silly question but would i be better getting a algae magnet or a algae scrapper? or both? can any1 remommend any for me to look at (cheap but good at doing the job would be best). thanks :good:
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    Jewul Rekord 800 And Sand

    thanks for all the advice. will definately make sure she does all that.
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    Red Gills On Platys - Water Levels

    did a 75% water change with treated water (LFS only had tetra aquasafe). also stuck some api aquarium salt in there as my friend gave me some and said it could help the fish recover. anyways results are a lot better: PH 7.8 Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 10 Will do a test tomorrow morning before...
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    Jewul Rekord 800 And Sand

    That's great thanks
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    Jewul Rekord 800 And Sand

    Hi, my mum has ordered the same aquarium as me and wants sand as a substrate. I've talked her into a fishes cycle btw. My question is do any of u have a record 800 and is the filter suitable for sand as a substrate?
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    Red Gills On Platys - Water Levels

    thanks again all. will do
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    Red Gills On Platys - Water Levels

    1 of my wifes friends has a tropical tank and think she has had it for a good while now. i will give her a call tomorrow nite and see if i can have some of her media. could you just explain what i would need to do with the media? wouldnt taking her media out and putting new in mean her bacteria...
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    Red Gills On Platys - Water Levels

    thanks keith. will do the 75% water change with gravel vac tomorrow nite as soon as i get home from work as the wife will be buying the decholorinator tomorrow for me. i will definately keep logs of everything i do and the water readings.
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