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  1. Gidge

    Suggestions For 4X2X2

    Hey everyone,    I recently purchased a 4x2x2ft tank (got it for a steal!), and I'm struggling to make up my mind as to what to put in it, Or rather, what combinations to put in.    I will be running an Aqua One Nautilus 2700 canister and will be putting in lots of drift wood and plants.    I'm...
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    420L Stocking Suggestions

    Hi all,    I currently have a 420L setup that has been running for a couple of years.  Through recent events (I'd rather not get into it) I lost a lot of fish. Anyway, that has all passed and running smoothly again for a couple of months now.   I currently have 1 large male Convict, 2 smallish...
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    Breeding Electric Yellows?

    Hi all.    My Dad has had a 95L for a while now, with some cichlids in it. He went with the advice of the LFS despite my protests. Anyway, safe to say he has learnt his lesson now. I've moved them to my larger 110G tank where they will be much happier.    Among these cichlids are two Electric...
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    90L Convict Cichlid Pair?

    Hey all,    I currently have a convict pair in my 110G who are trying to breed. They keep getting disturbed by everyone else, so was thinking of putting them in this 90L I have.    Just wondering if this will work, and whether I should keep them in there by themselves or add tank mates? If so...
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    Obese/sick Black Neon Tetra?

    Hi all.    I have a 165L/44G tropical tank. Heavily planted with drift wood. I appear to have a very over weight, or, sick Black Neon Tetra.      STOCKING: 8x Hengle Rasbora 9x Black Neon Tetra 7x Tiger Barbs 5x Sterbai Corydora (Waiting for LFS stock)   TANK: Cycled - has been running for...
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    My 420L/110G

    Mixed Cichlid tank. Just recently rescaped.    I am not a purist, I do mix the lakes, I understand they prefer different water etc. All fish in Western Australia are bred here, in the same water, we do not get wilds. All my fish are more then happy, absolutely no aggression.    If you have any...
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    T5 Vs T8 Lighting

    Hey guys,    I've been pondering this for a while and doing a bit of research but can't seem to get a clean cut answer.    I currently have an Aqua One 850 (165L) fully planted. The tank comes with 3 T8 globes. White, Blue and Pink.    For quite some time, I've been reading that T5's are better...
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    Pesky Snails!

    Hey guys!   Title says it all really. In my planted 165L I have somehow gained an infestation of snails! There are two varieties that I can see.    1. A light brown round shell, that sort of coils around like a spiral.  2. Cone shells that range from light grey to black.    Both of them are...
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    Moving Tanks And Fish Interstate

    Hello all, I'm currently looking at moving to Adelaide soon, it's about 2000kms from Perth and a 3hr plane ride. My problem is; how the heck do I move my tanks and fish?! Desperately seeking advice. I can't afford to dish out loads of money, and I don't want to sell anything. Appreciate...
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    Cichlid Re-scape!

    Hey guys! So it's been a while since I've been on here, life has been throwing me lemons, but never fear, I'm back! Lets get into it; For a while now I've been wanting to change the 'hardscape' or 'rock' in my cichlid tank. I knew what rock I wanted, but couldn't find it anywhere. I found...
  11. Gidge

    95L/25G Stocking Help And Suggestions

    Hi all! So as per the title, I have a 95L (25G) tank. Dimensions: 2ftW x 40cmH x 36cmD It's quite a tall tank with not much of a footprint which concerns me with stocking. Substrate: White sand. Filter: It's one of those built in ones. Where the filter pads etc are through the top of the...
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    Paradise Fish Buddies?

    Hey guys, My partner is wanting to get a pair of paradise fish, I'm wondering if either Hengle Rasbora or Black neons would be compatible. I was thinking maybe the Hengles might be a little small with them as i've read they should be kept with larger tetras etc. But he doesn't like Harlequin...
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    What The Heck Are My Clown Loaches Doing?

    Hey guys, So caught 2 of my loaches doing this just earlier. Their colour went really pale. I don't know if they're fighting or? The other clown loach, wasn't even bothered, he just swam around doing his own thing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anDTBTq6L84&feature=youtu.be Anyone seen...
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    Something Wrong With My Texas :(

    Hey guys, So I just walked up to my tank to do a water change, to fine my Texas hanging at the back by the filter with his mouth stuck open. He doesn't appear to be breathing rapidly. His colour isn't dark or anything. He was fine yesterday during feeding, and this morning. Here's a pic...
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    Help With Plant Info Please :)

    Hey guys, I'm just wondering if someone could help me with some information on Alternanthera sessilis, Violet. Are they easy to look after? Do they require C02? What kind of light to they prefer? etc etc I'm rescaping my 44G and would like to add some more live plants, and try to move away...
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    Kind Of Rescaping

    Hey guys, So I've been searching for a particular shaped piece of driftwood for months and months. The good news is, I FOUND IT! And it didn't cost me an arm and a leg. The bad news is..well, there isn't really any bad news :D So now I finally get to rescape a bit! I've been doing bits...
  17. Gidge

    Krib Babiesss! :)

    Helllooo. So I have some babies. It's all very exciting! Got a few pictures for you. Sorry they're not the best, had to use my phone, and unfortunately Mum and Dad weren't real coloured up. I just love how the pick up the run aways and plop them with the rest of the group. So good to watch...
  18. Gidge

    I.d This Plant Please?

    Hey guys, Wondering if you could pretty please I.D this plant for me. I got it from my local fish store, and just loved the colour and look of the leaves. It was the last pot left, and the guy just wanted to get rid of it. So far it's doing really well in my tank and sprouting new leaves :)...
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    Not A Happy Platy

    Hey guys. I've just come home to see my male platy hanging up in the vallis with his fins clamped. I tested my water and my parameters are; pH: 7.8 Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 20 My pH is usually around 7.4/7.6. I have plenty of driftwood in the tank, so I'm not sure why my pH could be...
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    I.d This Tropheus?

    Hey guys, Could someone please help me I.D this Tropheus? I've tried researching and I get so many different names. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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