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  1. blueboy1

    Tank New Fish Compatability

    So a friend if mines dad has just had a stroke and has offered me the fish in his tank, they are 3 five banded barbs, 5 harlequin rasbora, a albino plec baby and a dwarf gourami. My tank is 55gal planted with caves and bogwood and shaded hiding areas along with floating plants. Ie never kept...
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    Should I 'dirty Up' A New Tank For Cherry Shrimp?

    An issue with heaters is the thermometer on the heater itself is often very unreliable and it's an idea if you change the dial to increase or decrease temp and monitor over a few days and adjust accordingly. My 55gal is 24 degrees and the heater is on 32 degrees if you understand what I mean?
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    Non Co2 Low Tech 10 Gal Carpet Plant Ideas Shrimp Safe?

    Thanks!! I've began making a Marimo carpet since seeing this. Much appreciated!
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    Addition Stocking To This Tank Ideas Please?

    I have bronze and Venezuelan orange, 6 orange the rest bronze. I will add a male and female Molly for her to have company, I think rainbowfish is a great idea!! I have a shrimp tank currently cycling and my lfs has got otos in for once in a blue moon so I really think I should get them but would...
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    Addition Stocking To This Tank Ideas Please?

    So I'm looking for something new and interesting to add, safe of course to other fish in tank, that will add interest back to the tank. It's planted and will be adding more soon, current stocking is Breeding trio of rosy barbs Breeding pair of bristlenoses 5 platys 8 neons 15 endlers 11...
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    Non Co2 Low Tech 10 Gal Carpet Plant Ideas Shrimp Safe?

    I use led lights and would love a carpet like plant in there with no co2 injection, possibly small liquid dosage but don't want to harm the shrimp. Please help, thanks.
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    Can You Dry Your Own Leaves For Food?

    Title says it all, I read online that you can use fruit tree leaves such as Apple and raspberry leaves and dry them under a light and they can be fed to your shrimp, they are in my garden and are completely safe pesticide wise but I don't know if this is true?
  8. blueboy1

    Free Nomapgila Stricta Trimmings

    Let me know if you get anymore please, can send you some floating water lettuce in return if interested? Thanks
  9. blueboy1

    Live Food Home Made Help?

    I think I'll just mash it all of ether add a little mineral water and freeze them, is there anything easy to get a hold of and natural that I can add to improve food quality? Such as like a herb or something ?
  10. blueboy1

    Breeding Question Help, Barbs Cory's Plecs :)

    My plec seems to Be guarding eggs and has been in the miidle of a bogwood cave for some time, so I think it is guarding eggs, should I take them out and put them into an egg tumbler? And, they are not in species tanks buty 55 gal community heavy planted tank. I do however have a 35l tank I can...
  11. blueboy1

    So I Superglued My Moss And Ferns...

    Do you have any kind of link Charlie ? Please...
  12. blueboy1

    Live Food Home Made Help?

    Please can anyone help
  13. blueboy1

    Live Food Home Made Help?

    Right, so I've just won a competition from a local and national live fish food supplies company. http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aquarea-bio.co.uk%2F&h=WAQFgPBIcAQEeKF5Stgs7VA9ZIpVAKnBRKP7Bhz0IiAabbw&s=1 I won culture starter sets of: Paramecia White worms Walterworms Brine...
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    Breeding Question Help, Barbs Cory's Plecs :)

    Anyone help me please?
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    Breeding Question Help, Barbs Cory's Plecs :)

    So, in my 55 gal I have a breeding trio of rosy barbs which I will soon start taking out once a month or so to let them scatter their eggs in a breeding tank, I'm just curious if anyone could help me out with a picture of what a female full of eggs looks like so I know what to search for, also...
  16. blueboy1

    So I Superglued My Moss And Ferns...

    Do you just use ordinary superglue?
  17. blueboy1

    Platy Dead, Stringy Poo, Unsure Of Illness. Help

    So, just found two dead fish in my tank, one neo tetra that had a HOLE in its stomach like fish had been pecking at it for hours, and a sterbai corydora baby added to the tank two weeks ago, upside down dead. What could this be?!?
  18. blueboy1

    Platy Dead, Stringy Poo, Unsure Of Illness. Help

    I've just been thinking, will the food I ordered, that you suggested, have any negative effect on my fish if they don't have internal parasites? Thanks again nic, much appreciated help!
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    Platy Dead, Stringy Poo, Unsure Of Illness. Help

    How well did it work ? And how much do you think I need? Is this enough as I don't have theory pounds for 50ml? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/181298560638?limghlpsr=true&hlpv=2&ops=true&viphx=1&hlpht=true&lpid=108&device=m&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=108&ff19=0...
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