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    Active .vs. Non active members?

    Hi Everyone, especially PheonixKingZ . I have been fishkeeping for a year now and am a newish member of the group. I think I am probably one of the members who come on here asking for advice and then 'disappear.' As a novice fishkeeper I have posed several questions, including help for sick...
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    Need answer urgently: re use of aquatic soil

    Hi Shabash. Can't see any mould and no odour. I was worried that it might be bad because It'd been kept wet in unmoving water. But glad it was in the water now. Thanks Shabash.
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    Need answer urgently: re use of aquatic soil

    Yes PheonixKingZ it's similar to the Fluval planted substrate. Ok thank you. I will reuse it. I just wanted to check it wouldn't be harmful. My juvenile Discus are coming along nicely and are beginning to show their colours. I wouldn't like to harm them. Thanks for the advice.
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    Need answer urgently: re use of aquatic soil

    Hi pheonixKingz. If it was just sand I probably wouldn't have bothered. But it's the plant soil that has long term nutrients in it. It cost me £70 4 months ago. Do you think it will be safe? I've already separated it out from the gravel. Not a job I'd like to do again.
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    Need answer urgently: re use of aquatic soil

    Hi All. I have salvaged the gravel and JBL long term aquatic plant soil plus from my cracked tank. It had been planted up for about 4 month and it is usable without any other additives for 2 year. I have separated them out after they were in about 2inches of water in the tank without a pump for...
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    Where do I buy a tank cheap in the UK?

    I've had very good second hand tanks from Shpock and FB marketplace. If your buying new don't touch Monster shop tanks. Look great. Big and roomy. But very cheaply made.
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    Re use of plant soil.

    Soil not soul. Predictive text strikes again.
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    Re use of plant soil.

    Hi All. I have salvaged the gravel and JBL long term aquatic plant soil plus from my cracked tank. It had been planted up for about 4 month and it is usable without any other additives for 2 year. I have separated them out after they were in about 2inches of water in the tank without a pump for...
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    Live plants and snails.

    Ok essjay. What do you think about rinsing the plants in potassium (pink) before planting?
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    Live plants and snails.

    Thanks glassfrog. I do a snail pick every day and usually get 4 or 5 tiny ones and a larger one. Don't want the same thing to happen with my new plants/tank.
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    Live plants and snails.

    Can someone tell me how to make sure my new live plants don't carry snails into the tank please?
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    Stocking advice on emergency tanks

    Hi Sorry I didn't get back to you. I'll post the info within the next couple of days.
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    Stocking advice on emergency tanks

    Thanks for the advice. Yes it was bought new. I am going to call them tomorrow. It's not just the loss of the tank, it's also the uncertainty of stress to the fish. I love my little juvenile Discus and it's lovely watching them grow. Also the Rummynose are lovely doing their thing in a group...
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    Stocking advice on emergency tanks

    It had a warranty on the electrics but not the glass. Will stick to an established and well known make next time. I had 150 litres of water cascade over my carpet. Then it turned into a jet that I was able to catch in buckets. Not an experience I'd like to repeat. I'm still going to give them a...
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    Maybe a bit creepy!

    Me too lol. Not sure a Santa suit would be the right look for me though.
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    Stocking advice on emergency tanks

    Thank you Byron, pheonixKindgz and Naughts. I will keep them all in the 57 litre tank and do daily part water changes. It's a tiny job compared with changing the 300 litre. I am gutted about the tank cracking . I bought it new 4-5 month ago. On the positive side it looked like a beautiful tall...
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    Stocking advice on emergency tanks

    Thank you Byron. It was the Rummynose Tetra that I was wondering if could go in the Melafix 180 litre tank cos I know it's understocked. I wouldn't have put the Discus in there. But I won't chance it. The 57 litre tank that they're in has twin directable water outlets so there's good agitation...
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    Stocking advice on emergency tanks

    The tank with the Melafix is my established community tank. It's 180 litre and is understocked.
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    Stocking advice on emergency tanks

    The Discus are about 2 - 2 1/2 inches in size. All fish are eating well today. I'm just going to check tank size now.
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