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  1. Keithbaxter

    Black Molly Gave Birth?

    Does your hospital tank have a filter? Check that. I found several live fry 3 days after one of my guppies dropped.
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    Neon Tetras Are Killing My Fish!

    You dont have to prepare water in advance, I was doing this for a while untill people on here explained that the stuff works pretty quick and the levels would not harmt eh fish, as long as its added its good. Id stop buying fish for replacments, get a credit note and sort the problem before...
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    What Are These?

    Cory eggs by the look of it, if they have been there for a few weeks either let the fish eat em or drop em in a net a few more days then bin em. My cory eggs hatched within 5 days
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    Need To Pick Your Brains...

    I have a tank of Guppies and have recently added Platys and Now mollies. The thing with Live bearers i like is they are either easy or difficult. You can eithr leave them be and let them eat the young they eat (i did this with the first batch and all got eaten) or you can get a breeder net and...
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    My Local Lfs

    My local pets@home is awesome. The one in Crayford. The main guys that work there are always friendly give great advice and remember customers. They do get abit patranising with people that insist they know what they are doing and then buy tank/substrate/plants and fish at the same time. but...
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    Gravel Cleaning

    The strength of water will not be strong enough to carry teh gravel all the way up the resistance isnt strong enough. Just run the hoover over the gravel disturbing the top few rocks and itll suck up the excess food and poop laying just below the surface. if you find the gravel starts going up...
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    Fry Tank Mates

    GOod idea would keep the tank running nicely too. Going to get the cycle going tonight i hope with filter media and water from my other tank.
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    Fry Tank Mates

    My first batch of coryeggs got eaten, the second lot i put in a net and the tiny corys got through the netting and were eaten. the third lot I put in a jar but unfortunatly only a couple hatched and didint eat. This time Ive found a shallow tub that Im planning to float in the fry tank and...
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    Fry Tank Mates

    Im planning to put cory eggs and guppy fry in there if thats of any help. The pygmy cory might eat the cory dory fry then Will shrimp feast on them at all?
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    Fry Tank Mates

    They look cool, and small!
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    Fry Tank Mates

    I just converted my old reptile tank it to a fry tank and Im going to get it cycling with main tank water, the filter media is already in my main tank filter getting bacteried up. (Its a fluvel 1 for the fry tank and a fluvel 4 for the main so i put it between the two sponges to populate) Im...
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    Converting A Reptile Tank Into A Freshwater Tank!

    All converted and water tight, got a piece of glass from the glass works and sealented it over the hole.
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    How To Make A Diy Python

    Awesome. Now i just need to visit BnQ
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    Converting A Reptile Tank Into A Freshwater Tank!

    Right simply put I had some Geckos when I was at uni they have been long dead and I found the old tank in the shed. Its a solid glass tank thats not very big but will work fine as a fry tank with a small filter and heater that I have spare. Problem is the tank has a hole in the side that...
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    How To Make A Diy Python

    Hows is the water declourinated? (misspelt) I use buckets at the moment, but this would be so much simpler. But im concerned how the tap water will affact the fish? and when and how do you add the magic blue stuff to remove metals etc.
  16. Keithbaxter

    Yet Another New Tank Question Thread

    I read the whole thread with the crates and stones looked good in the end. I just dont wanna be drilling holes in the tank. How safe will a live rock filter be? I mean are we just talking more water changes? Or serious problems once fully cycled?
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    Yet Another New Tank Question Thread

    Hey Barney I have been reading loads on here but they are mostly written with ever first hand knowledge or more reading a questions. i did ask at my LFS but the guy kinda waffled like he was repeating what he has heard rather than telling me what he knew. If I go marine I will go for live...
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    Yet Another New Tank Question Thread

    A filter draws water through itself and through sponge or fine matted material to collect the gunk and stuff in the tank. Aswell as providing a breeding ground for good bacteria. A skimmer uses bubbles within the water to draw out gunk to stop as much decomposing in the tank. So putting it...
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    Yet Another New Tank Question Thread

    Whats the main difference of a skimmer and a normal filter? May sound silly to someone who knows but the mechanics of it still completely lose me.
  20. Keithbaxter

    Yet Another New Tank Question Thread

    Right to start with Im not buying anything yet or rushing just asking questions and getting a feel for the change! I have running a Juwel Rio 180 tropical tank with many inhabbitants and they are all happy and breeding. In the new year around march time in considering a change over to marine...
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