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  1. JoseDB

    New to the hobby - go easy!

    Thanks again! I’ll look into some special food for him then! I knew snails have many benefits, but I thought there had to be some level of population control else they’ll take over!? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. JoseDB

    New to the hobby - go easy!

    OK, so angel returned, 3x Honey Gourami and 1x baby bristle nose pleco added! They all seem much happier than before (tetra as well). The Gourami are a really fun fish, they are quite active and enjoy seemingly chasing each other around occasionally. Reading up on them it sounds like this is...
  3. JoseDB

    New to the hobby - go easy!

    Man this is hard!! I’m getting some driftwood for the Plecos anyway... So if we start with tetra + Plecos + gourami... That leaves a requirement for; A) another shoal of something (ideally orange) B) something that eats algae Pointers here are welcomed! And yes, very much using AqAdvisor...
  4. JoseDB

    New to the hobby - go easy!

    Oh, and the plants are really growing fast!! I've got myself a tank pruning set with mega long tweezers and scissors etc - don't think it'll be long before I'm needing to use them! Also - the tetra, in the day they shoal most of the time, but at night once the light dims, they seem to split up...
  5. JoseDB

    New to the hobby - go easy!

    Update: Sad news, the black angel I found dead this afternoon. I rang the LFS and explained that; a) my water is still perfect b) I was pretty annoyed at their suggestion of 2 angels (not 4+ as a shoal - not that more than 2 would fit in my tank) c) I will be bringing the other one back...
  6. JoseDB

    New to the hobby - go easy!

    Thanks again. I know getting a Betta limits the options for tank mates. My reading to date led me to believe it was possible though, so long as you didn’t end up with a particularly aggressive one and had no other semi-aggressive species in with it. Maybe for now sticking to definite community...
  7. JoseDB

    New to the hobby - go easy!

    Thanks Byron, appreciate the detailed response, and on the angels, it’s a conclusion I think I’d already seen coming. I was coerced into the angels by the Mrs, I wanted a lone Siamese fighting fish (I’m presuming this would be OK!?). As for water, I live in an area with less than ideal!! It’s...
  8. JoseDB

    New to the hobby - go easy!

    So today and NH3/NH4 still read 0. Probably should have mentioned I'm going for a 'silent cycle' with the plants doing the heavy lifting initially. It'll be slower but I'm in no rush. I put a bit of food in the tank 24 hours post fish introduction, all but the black angel gobbled it up in no...
  9. JoseDB

    New to the hobby - go easy!

    Hey!! So decided to get myself a birthday present, under the guise of 'But Freddie <our 2 year old> will love it!' :) Always fancied a fish tank and the now empty spot we carved out for the Xmas tree was calling out to me! Quick hardware overview; 100L tank on a purpose-built solid oak...
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