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    Total rehash

    Well that little adventure didn't go well. The padded package of eggs arrived with a split end on the bag and a soggy end. The inside had two packets supposedly with 10 eggs in each but none were apparent however I had no idea how small they would be and whether or not they would be transparent...
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    Live Miami port underwater webcam

    I have this streaming for hours just as a relaxe-vous Seen all sorts of critters pass by. Enjoy
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    Morning Everyone. Stocking List and questions.

    A horse!!! That'll have a damn big tank then?
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    Morning Everyone. Stocking List and questions.

    25 - 26 - 27 isn't too much differential and temperature swings will be greater than this in the wild. I suppose you got a pair of rams with intentions of breeding them. The rams are fussy in choice of mates and just because you might have a male and a female doesn't mean they'll get on...
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    PH Meter : De-ionised v Distilled water

    I got it sussed. I used distilled white vinegar 5% acid and a known ph of 2.4 to calibrate. In which case my water supply is at 7.00 ph. Only the GH messing things up at over 300gh
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    PH Meter : De-ionised v Distilled water

    I got one of these on Saturday. It's very nice however trying to find distilled water to use for calibration is hard. Tesco has a bottle of deionised water in the motoring section though and I was tempted to get one but having Googled "deionised v distilled" I see that deionised water doesn't...
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    Total rehash

    Thanks guys. I added a FEMALE Asian Rummynose in there today. The LFS had a single one when I called in. I have a bottle of Easy-Life Profito fertiliser (UK spelling) now so will give it a go with that. Perhaps a very low Co2 bubble count as well for 6 hours a day. Maybe a bubble every 2 seconds.
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    Pea Puffer Panic

    Had to get rid of mine. After they cleared all the snails they used to float up to my corys and snatch a lump from their tails. They were curious little critters though floating around with curled tails.
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    Total rehash

    Talking of goals, I believe I'm now somewhere near to achieving my own, as per the topic here. I took all the "excess" fish to the LFS yesterday and in return I came back with a good number of plants to add to the tank. I can't remember the last time I went there without coming back with fish...
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    Unpopular Opinions

    I'm one up on that. When I go fishing I catch nowt
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    Total rehash

    The old pit ponds are long gone. In fact since my childhood even some larger lakes have disappeared. I mean those that would be around the size of a couple of football fields. What still remains though are the old pit workings which are flooded well underground and perhaps even deeper than the...
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    Total rehash

    There are so many differences in this area. I used to work for a company called Wacker selling the rammers that compacted the earth back into trenches dug by the water boards. While not overly concerned with water quality I got to meet all the water board hierarchy. There was Northumbrian Water...
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    How about these gorgeous little fish then. Red Neon Blue-eye Rainbowfish. I think they will complete my stock. I have 20 coming BUT as eggs. I have a spare 12 litre tank to use to hatch them in and get them to a large enough size before moving them in with the other fish. I'll be splitting them...
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    75% water changes

    From the perspective of the fish if they could add something themselves, I am blown away by the suggested need to acclimate them before adding them to a tank. A couple of hours with their bag floating in the new tank can't do much for them as I see it. For instance when I do water changes often...
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    Oh look who left his cave

    Oh God. Those spots!!!! Hope he gets better soon
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    Holy Moley....

    I'd think ahead a bit if I were you. Do you want to breed them? I got Black Mollies and they bred very well and most were eaten by other fish as the Mollies aren't what you'd call good parents and just let the fry go their own way. Some did make it through and I managed to sell these to the LFS...
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    Holy Moley....

    This gives better info. Just add your own postcode. Don't rely on a check on here though as I find it absolutely way out on my own postcode. Mine is defined as very hard water yet it comes up here as soft. Not with the amount of limescale my kettle collects in a week it isn't. I almost have to...
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    Does Algae Tablet / Wafer Cause Algae Growth???

    It's a bugger to get rid of. I had massive streamers of the stuff that took over the tank, the plants, filter cases, bogwood et al. In fact the only things it didn't grow on were the fish themselves. It was a nightmare and in the end I took everything out and bleached it all including the plants...
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    Holy Moley....

    Here you go : Water check
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    second hand sand from goldfish tank

    You just never know what was going on in the tank previously. It may have had some sort of bacteia that may still be present especially if the sand is still damp. I would add a mix of bleach around 10% and let it stand for a while then give it a really good rinse and let it stand overnight...
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