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  1. NeonTetra97

    Fluval Tube Connectors Flaking

        I think I know what you mean, I personally use Fluvial filters, and I can relate the the 'flaky' hose connectors. It is usually just deposits left behind by sediment in the tap water and algae that just binds the the surface and when I clean it the light coloured dirt can appear to flake...
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    Runt Emperor, Co2 Diffusion, Seachem Root Tabs

    On the CO2 diffusion, would it be possible to install a powerhead? I have seen people using the powerheads with venturi (airline) inlets. Hook the CO2 up to that and it will be injected to the outflow of the powerhead. They are super cheap on amazon :) and not only will it improve the flow and...
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    Micron Filtration

    Hi,    I am building a water polisher because I have an old powerhead laying around and I am quite curious to see exactly how far you can take mechanical filtration (with no chem media at all like carbon) to achieve perfectly clear water. This will only probably be a short term experiment but a...
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    Odd White/grey Discolouration On Betta's Head

    Can you describe what the discolouration looks like more please? How large of an area is discoloured and is it swollen or raised at all? Also it seems unusual for a cycled tank to have no nitrates, what kind of test kit are you using (strips,liquid) and how long has the tank been set up? Also...
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    Blue Rams Pale And Lifeless

      He seems to be at rest (not very often since his lady friend died :( ) on the right hand side of the tank by a particular piece of driftwood, right now I  have a tight group of stem plants there that they both used to hide amongst, I don't really like them so this could be a good excuse to...
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    Blue Rams Pale And Lifeless

      Thats a brilliant idea! I wonder how much I would need to move things, I think I know what part of the tank he calls home so I might just buy some new plants and replace them, to be honest I don't really like the plants where he hangs out anyway. And as to adding females I am considering this...
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    Blue Rams Pale And Lifeless

      Thanks for the input Byron, what food were you referring to? NLS Hex Shield or NLS Thera A? I think Thera A is intended to be a staple and is not medicated but if I'm wrong then I won't be using it.    And an update on the situation, my male has been behaving oddly since the female died, no...
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    Blue Rams Pale And Lifeless

    Does anyone have any info on garlic and parasites? I have heard from a few sources now that fish food containing garlic can help with internal parasites, specifically New Life Spectrum Thera A   This would be interesting to learn more about, and I assume Thera A can be used as a staple since it...
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    Blue Rams Pale And Lifeless

      Certainly agree with that, this is the first time I have tried to post a prohibited link. A shame really, as you say all knowledge should be shared! If you do want that link I can PM it to you, its an interview with the creators of Hex Shield.
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    Blue Rams Pale And Lifeless

    Yea feeding it to often I'm sure wouldn't be good, might be worth feeding it now just to be sure any Hex that might have been present is gone. And having some on hand in case of any future problems would be good, as I think it ships from America so getting it in an emergency would be tricky. And...
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    Blue Rams Pale And Lifeless

    Oh no :( that must have been awful, I can now relate to the way it feels to loose the more 'special' fish. Loosing any fish is bad, but I can't say it has ever upset me greatly, I aways just tried fix any problems that caused the loss. But with the ram it got me a bit.   It would be good to know...
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    Blue Rams Pale And Lifeless

    It can feel like we are left out in the UK from lots of the aquarium products available in America, but often Amazon can come to the rescue. I was also considering getting some, and using it as a prevention much like when I feed peas to avoid bloating. And as you say, New Life Spectrum food...
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    Guppy Fish Keep Dying!

    Hello, welcome to the forum!   Just a note about the Guppies, although I haven't kept them personally for over a year I remember having problems with bullying. And I believe this was due the the male to female ratio I had. If I remember right you should aim for more females than males in a 2:1...
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    Blue Rams Pale And Lifeless

    Thanks Byron, all seems good today luckily, also I have taken your advice to hold off on meds. A quick water change (50%) to remove as much of the ParaGaurd as possible. I will keep a very close eye on the situation but hopefully no more abnormalities occur.   Thanks so much for all your advice...
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    Blue Rams Pale And Lifeless

      Yea I thought the lack of any flashing did make flukes less plausible, but then maybe there was flashing and I missed it. Hex also sounds plausible, the bullying may have weakened her and thats how Hex took hold? So it might be a good idea to stop the ParaGaurd, I have only administered one...
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    Blue Rams Pale And Lifeless

      Oh no that would be so sad although it doest surprise me in a way, when I firs got them I almost returned the female due to her being bullied but then they began presenting behaviours that looked like they were breeding so I thought the were getting along! But I understand their attitudes can...
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    Rare Diseases

      I shouldn't be listening to the scaremongering, getting all paranoid now I've had my first 'serious' disease outbreak. Some articles makes fish keeping sound as dangerous as an extreme sport! 
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    Blue Rams Pale And Lifeless

    Parameters:   Ammonia:   0 Nitrites:       0 Nitrates:     15-20ppm GH:            8 degrees KH:            3-6 degrees PH:            6.4-6.8 Temp:        26 degrees   The PH, that was the odd one out, I'm going to test agin in a few minutes to see if it was the fault of the test strips but it...
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    Blue Rams Pale And Lifeless

      All the others do seem healthy so far, and I can't say I've seen any sign of white poo, I've been looking out for this and it has been normal. But there is always a chance I could get that wrong so I won't be ruling out Hex.   API Liquid test for ammonia and strips for the rest, I know they...
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    Rare Diseases

    Hi,   Recently been having bad experience with illness in my tank (posted in the emergencies section) and I have spent some time reading about the various diseases fish can get. Some sound truly horrific, and knowing we as the keepers can catch them too is awful!    This leads on to my question...
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