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    Third group of fish

    I've got 9 five banded barbs and 6 Juli Cory's in my 125 litre but struggling to think about what fish to add for my third group which would fully stock my tank. So far I've been thinking of either some danios, some tetras or a pair or trio of Honey Gouramis. Advice would be appreciated. pH is...
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    Internal to external filter

    After a month or so of having my tank up and running with fish and after doing a bit of research I've noticed that upgrading to an external filter has quite a new benefits. Especially when it comes to increasing your stocking. So I have some questions about it. How do you deal out your filter...
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    Lights for new fish

    Well today was the day I bought my first fish? A group of 7 five banded barbs, they've been in the tank for just over an hour but seemed quite timid and were sheltering hunched together at the bottom in one spot under my floating plants. However I noticed that when I changed the light colour...
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    Are fish science flakes any good?

    So I've heard that the best flake food for fish are the tetra flakes but I've noticed that both my LFS mainly stock fish science flakes, just wondering if anyone has used them and thinks they're any good?
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    Water change after cycle

    So I know that you're supposed to do a large water change once your tank is cycled. About 90%? Do you need to heat your water up before you put it into the tank during this water change? Or can you just put the cold water straight into the tank and heat up for a day before adding fish since...
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    Tetras for a new tank

    After finding out that neon tetras and others are not great for a newly established tank, I'm wondering what the best tetras are for a newly cycled tank that are also easy enough for a beginner to look after and that would be compatible with cherry barbs.
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    Filter cleaning

    Hi all, So as my cycle has been progressing I've been taking the time to read up on various bits and pieces of knowledge about fish of course and about maintaing the tank and dealing with insects (something I've had to do during the cycle). However one thing I'm not too sure of is filter...
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    Am I cycled?

    I'll keep this short. Two days ago I added my ammonia snack dose (dose 3 in the guide) I tested today and both ammonia and nitrite are now zero. If I was optimistic I'd think I was cycled but I don't think thats the case. Any potential diagnosis for this? I've been cycling for over a month now...
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    Sudden nitrite drop

    My nitrite has dropped to zero 7 days after my second dose of ammonia but my ammonia is still reading at 3ppm. Is that normal or has my cycle crashed?
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    Rasboras or cherry barbs with Honey Gourami

    Planning to get a trio of Honey Gourami for my first tank but the first lot of fish in the tank will either be a school of cherry barbs or Harlequin Rasbora. Which one goes better with the Honey Gourami?
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    Are these results okay?

    On day 15 of my fishless cycle and these are my test results. Thankfully ammonia has dropped for the first time and nitrates babe started to appear! Anyone care to lend their opinion on if these results are okay?
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    Is this Algae

    Seem to have had an outbreak of this white stuff on my tank during my fishless cycle. I'm wondering is this is algae? It just seems to swish along with the flow of the water. Doesn't move at all apart from that.
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    Ammonia levels aren't dropping

    I am on day 12 of my fishless cycle and my ammonia levels don't appear to be dropping? I have had a steady ammonia reading of 4ppm on the API freshwater kit since I started the cycle. I'm wondering if my tank is just slow because nitrites appeared for the first time day at 0.50 ppm. it was my...
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    Worms during fishless cycle

    Started my fishless cycle yesterday and today I noticed about 3 or 4 worms clinging to the glass on my tank (also saw one sinking) at first I thought they were tiny specs of dust as I have a fair amount of specs on the side of my glass but then noticed it was wiggling! Can anyone identity this...
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    Floatingplamts during cycle

    I've read in a few places that having live plants in your tank during a fishless cycle isn't good, I have 4 small Amazon frogbits in my tank and have just started my fishless cycle. Should I take them out or keep them in.
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    Fluval U3 weird noise

    Got a Fluval U3 filter for my new tank and it's been making this noise out of the box (been running in a new tank for 18 hours) Not sure if I'm just being paranoid or if there's something wrong. Obviously it doesn't sound as loud as it does in the video from a distance but this is from close up.
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    Started my cycle today. Mixed results

    Just started my cycle today and I'm not sure I've gone about this the right way. Got my sand and water in the tank with the filter and heater set up now. Also added some interpet tap safe. My water is very murky but hopefully it'll clear in a few days. Does anyone have a good recommendation of...
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    Is this stocking okay?

    Thinking of using this combination for my 125 litre tank with a fluval U3 filter. Not sure if this would make my tank close to full capacity so if anyone has any other fish they'd add in then feel free to share. 13 neon tetras 3 Honey Gouramis 6 or 7 albino Cory cats
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    Fluval Roma assembly problem

    Spent a bit of time assembling a new Roma 125 and encountered a bit of a problem, in the process of attacking one of the doors to the cabinet the hinge split from the plate of the hinge and won't reattach. Does anyone if this can be fixed? Or is the hinge buggered.
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    Stocking ideas for 125 litre tank

    Hi all, Setting up my first tank and just trying to take suggestions for some stocking ideas? At the moment I'm thinking of a pair of Honey Gouramis with a school of neon tetras and a group of albino Cory catfish. Although I'd be interested to listen to other suggestions before I start the...