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  1. VaegaVic

    I Have Returned!

    Hi everyone! It's been a long time, most of you won't recognise me as its been actually that long since I last posted. I've finally returned to the realm of fish keeping! But this time, I've gone cold water! Back Story: I used to keep 9 tanks in my house, I had more tanks than rooms to put them...
  2. VaegaVic

    My New Sorority...

    So today, I purchased 9 female bettas for my 64L tank. I brought them home and acclimatised them in the slowest manner I have ever done with any fish, a grand total of probably 1 hour 30. My main concern right now is that almost all of them, minus 2 or 3, are showing constant stress stripes...
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    Possibly Starting A New Betta Sorority.

    So I'm thinking about redoing my 64L tank and turning it into a female betta tank. I'm aiming for about 11 girls, and due to the tank being almost completely fully stocked currently, I can afford to add them all at once. What I want from you guys is your experience of your sororities. Is it...
  4. VaegaVic

    Enticing A Shy Plec Out Of Hiding.

    So I bought a gibbiceps plec a few weeks ago. Currently he is in a 64L tank, with a 6-8ft tank on the way next year. Now my problem is that I never see him! I work full time, there's no plants in the tank so a regular photo period (using a timer) is not an option. Which I think could be part of...
  5. VaegaVic

    Recently Bought Some New Pygmy Cories!

    SO after I travelled 30 minutes in the snow to rescue 2 pygmy cories from my Mrs's Betta, I decided I quite liked them. They have so much character, the first 2 tried shoaling with my hybrids bless 'em, so I decided I should go buy some more! I came home with 13 of them (£1.50 each!) and now...
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    Fluval Edge Replacement Bulbs

    I want to replace the bulbs in my edge as they are a tad on the yellowy-orange side. I've heard rumours of using a different bulb that is pure white, anyone have any leads on this?
  7. VaegaVic

    Need Some New Bottom Feeders.

    My long finned lyretail bristlenose named Judy died this morning. Her and her "husband" Richard always got along well but never bred. I'm thinking about selling Richard on now as he just seems to be sulking all day long without his Mrs and I think perhaps a change in tank (something bigger)...
  8. VaegaVic

    Was That An Awful Night.

    So I've recently talked one of my friends into keeping fish, she's only 17 and likes fancy goldfish. She bought her tank, I advised her on the stocking and said I would donate some media to give her a hand, the nice chap I am. I go to do my weekly & monthly maintenance, weekly water change...
  9. VaegaVic

    Growing Your Own Live Foods

    Hi all, Just a quickie here. I'm looking to grow my own live foods now, as the frozen stuff I normally use is just becoming more and more water/moisture. Is there a particular live food that's easy to cultivate, store and doesn't smell like rotting onions? Also, whilst we're on the subject, is...
  10. VaegaVic

    Got My Hands On An Ex-Display Edge.

    £40, bargain. Everything works, all fixtures and fittings included. What on earth am I going to do with it? I was thinking Iwagumi without the plants, reason being, it's going to be a present for my Parents for xmas (spread the fish keeping around!) that I look after, and I can't trust them to...
  11. VaegaVic

    Aquatic Reviews Website

    Morning all, I'm building a new website currently, a website of reviews on all things aquatic. So far I've got: Nutrition Filtration Medications Conditioners Accessories Temperature and then there will be things under each category. I've been designing the site and then it suddenly hit me, I...
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    Quick Rundown Of Salts..

    There is much confusion on the net about salts, how and when to use them in a tank. I would like some answers on the matter in order to better everyone's understanding.. As far as I was aware, there are currently 3 salts in the hobby. Aquarium salt (dried out marine water?) used for tonics, pH...
  13. VaegaVic

    I Had To Euthanise A Fish Today..

    Please bear with me, I'm a little emotional over this. I was on my weekly stroll around the shops when something caught my eye. I noticed a poor little Ryukin Goldfish trying to swim in one of the tanks by itself. Not being a fan of fancy goldfish, but liking Ryukins, I decided to take a closer...
  14. VaegaVic

    Need Help Identifying A Fish In Store.

    Evening all, Saw a fish the other day which I didn't recognise. Very unusual for me, so I asked the clerk. He didn't know either. I've been trying to research it myself, but without a name, it's quite hard. Basically, the fish looks almost exactly the same as a penguin tetra, but missing the...
  15. VaegaVic

    Freshwater-Er Here, Need Some Help With Sumps.

    I thought I'd come ask the experts when it comes to sumps, as I have been advised I might need one. Back story: I plan to set up a 400L Freshwater tank next year and I'm looking for the easiest way to filter it. I like to have masses of water turn over, so 10X is just enough for me as I like to...
  16. VaegaVic

    Question Regarding Filters And Large Tanks.

    I'm looking to get a nice new tank next year when me and the mrs move into our first house together. I'm aiming for a size of roughly 300-400L, so nothing massively massive, just a nice discus community tank. I've been looking at ways to filter this tank and I keep coming to dead ends. I am a...
  17. VaegaVic

    Simon's First Bubblenest!

    Well, sunrise sunset. Simon was recently hit by a bought of Whitespot, most likely due to coming from less than ideal surroundings...shall we say. The temp on his tank is currently 32C and he's making a massive recovery, in just 5 days there are no visible spots anymore at all. I will keep him...
  18. VaegaVic

    Meet Simon My New Betta.

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs707.snc4/62730_153186851368344_100000310909697_344927_3949002_n.jpg I bought him today, converted one of my bedside tanks into a small fighter tank with shrimp. He's only small, rather small actually, so I'm assuming he's still young. He's also...
  19. VaegaVic

    Meet Simon My New Betta.

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs707.snc4/62730_153186851368344_100000310909697_344927_3949002_n.jpg I bought him today, converted one of my bedside tanks into a small fighter tank with shrimp. He's only small, rather small actually, so I'm assuming he's still young. He's also...
  20. VaegaVic

    New Videos Of My Hybrids (Working Version)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNqWLe1d0jU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci_OpW5Cvc8 Both of those are taken in HD so be sure to crank it up. They are Guppy/Endler Hybrids, they seem to be so far, double the size of Endlers with the colours mixed from both. They have the fantails of guppies...
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