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  1. Ferg1985

    My Special Girl - Phoebe The German Shepherd

    I have been meaning to start this thread for years, (literally). Here is my German Shepherd Phoebe (Also referred to as Pheebz, Dweeb, Fifi ...the list goes on). She is quite a character and is well known (and loved) by everyone she meets, and this is why.. At the time, my sister was a...
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    Serpae Tetra Changing Colour..

    Hello, I've noticed that one of my Serpae tetra has started to turn black, I just wanted to check that this isn't a disease. He seems fine, and it doesn't appear to be anything growing on his gills, yet the top of his head and lower body has started to go black in a similar colour to the black...
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    All My Fish Are Showing Really Weird Behaviour

    Hello, it has been a while since I've been on here. Just thought I'd ask a question as my fish are currently acting like never before. They're all crammed into the bottom corner of the tank in a tight pack, and then suddenly go into a frenzy every now and then. I can only think that perhaps...
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    Not Sure What Has Gone Wrong!?!

    Hi all, bit of a dilemma! Fed my fish tonight at 8pm, all were fine and eating. Come to bed at 10pm and I had two dead barbs, all the rest were gasping. One barb seems to have blood around its mouth, the cory's were darting to the surface for air and I can't even see my algae eater. I don't...
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    Hyp.sp 'bleeding Blue

    Hello, Been doing some trawling around for new tetra fish for my tank, just stumbled across this one (apparently recently stocked at a LFS (Whether still any left, not sure may go for a look)). Was wondering if anyone has any or has experience with them as I can't find any information. Are...
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    Need A Little Colour In The Tank

    Hello all, lend me your wisdom! :blush: :lol: My 5ft tropical tank has been set up for almost 2 years now (well, I say set up, it is currently undergoing a substantial makeover) and whilst I'll eventually be happy with the way it looks, the stocking is starting to bore me :sad: . Current...
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    Filter Numbers

    Hello all, A question I've been meaning to ask for a few weeks now.. My 5ft tank currently has 2 filters, an external Fluval 405 model and a Fluval internal filter (U4 I, the largest of the range anyway). Now my water quality has always been spot on, never any issues regarding that. However...
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    A Ph Of 7.6

    Hi all, I'm in two minds what to do really. My main tank has had a consistent pH of just under 7 and I've no problem with that, the fish have always been happy it would seem. Yet my smaller tank (75l) has risen to 7.6. The current stock for that is just my rosy barbs, the CAE and 2 cories...
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    Strange Things Floating In My Tank

    I haven't been on here again much since the end of last year.. but today I was looking into some new live plants because my tanks are both in a shoddy, shoddy condition that makes me embarrassed :unsure: I haven't kept them looking at nice as they did in their prime, and my tank upstairs (65...
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    Attempt To Tackle 'complete' Aquarium Sets At Retailer

    I am going to (in vain, no doubt) tackle something which has really been irritating me during my time in employment, and that is that my store sells a 'complete aquarium', that is far from it. I'm not sure what volume of water it holds, probably about 8 Litres. It is branded as a complete...
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    If Anyone Wants My Tank

    I am major f****d off!!!! :grr: My Pleco was being bullied last night by two of my angels (bought him on Thursday), they were pecking at its tail and head as it was on the side of the pump eating some algae. It seemed fine this morning, but now I've found it dead. So that is 5 cory (killed...
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    Killer Serpaes

    This week I have lost 4 (out of 6) Peppered Cory. Well, nearly 4 - I've just scooped out a very stressed one that has no tail left and I doubt will survive but I've quarantined it. They'd all been living fine together for over a good few weeks. It is a peaceful community tank with 3 Angels, 8...
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    Noticed A Serpae Tetra's Face Had Gone Weird..

    I haven't a clue what has not long since happened!?! Earlier this evening I was about to feed my fish when I noticed that out of my 10 strong school of Serpae Tetras, 1 of them was at the opposite side of the tank. He was slightly 'off' with his swimming, and bumping into the ornaments. What...
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    Ferg's Planted Journal

    Hello, I thought I'd start a journal seeing as my 425 litre tank is fully Tropical now and well, I'm hoping after one setback of putting in non-aquatic plants I'm now on the right path to having a nice, planted aquarium :hyper: Here is the tank (for those who havn't seen it on other threads...
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    What Light For A 24Inch Deep Tank?

    Hello folks, I'm in need of some help as last week I started my planted tropical tank and the plants are not fairing well. I'm going to start from scratch with it, primarily because I bought un-named plants from two LFS and it would seem most are not aquatic plants and the others are...
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    Coldwater To Tropical

    Hello, As some of you may know/remember. I posted earlier in the year about my 420 litre ND aquarium and how I, well... spent so much on the filters, substrate etc etc I couldn't afford any lighting or plants etc :crazy: -_- haha. Well anyway, The first residents to go into it once it had...
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    New Filter Media For Tropical Setup

    I'm not sure if this is the right location for this post, but I just wanted to clarify something. I've set up my 420 litre aquarium at the weekend, it has everything bar the lighting setup. As I spent so much on the filters, heaters and tank itself I've not the finances to get the lights...
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    Suitable Sealant For Filter

    I'm setting up my 420 Litre (well, it's been running since yesterday) I have a Fluval U4 inside the tank and a 405 for the main filtration, but as I've assembled it all and siphoned it ready to plug in I've noticed that the base (where one of the small pegs is for the legs) is letting out...
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    Plants Are Dying!

    Didn't think 'New Tank Syndrome' would apply to plants too! :shout: :-( Tank was set up over last friday/saturday.. added 6 plants from 'Pets at Home', no idea what they were (I suppose thats the main problem!) and they seemed to have established in the tank well, here is a pic. The first...
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    Ferg's New Tanks

    Rather than clogging up my picture thread I thought it best I log my new tank's stats here. I will eventually have two tanks (425 litre - 65 litre) it is just the 65 litre running at the moment [dims 50 x 35 x 49]. Filled it with water yesterday (some tankwater from my brother's established...
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