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  1. Kirsty5

    Swapping Filtration System - Advice Please

    I have been running a little 35 litre tank housing a Betta with an air pump and sponge filter and am considering swapping this for a small filter with spray bar. Can anyone tell me if I should run the filter with said air pump and sponge filter together for a while or can I cut some of the...
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    Not Massive, Not Impressive, But Its Mine And It Makes Me Smile :d

    My little tank (Sadly knocked off a few of my artificial branches but they will be replaced :lol: ).
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    In The Snow

    Fun in the snow
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    My Rabble!

    Here's some of my rabble:
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    1St Time Betta Keeper

    Hi guys, been lurking for a while with questions elsewhere on the forum and now introducing "Fingers" my new friend :wub: Was going to hold out and pay top money for a "special" fish but saw him in my local pet shop, (they are actually very kind people and care about their small stock of...
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    Abandoned Cat - If You're In East Sussex, Can You Help?

    I wanted to post this here to ask that you spread the word of a little black and white female cat that is looking for a home. I am trying all avenues to spread the word about her to hopefully find her a warm and loving home for Christmas. I was heading to my corner shop last night around 830pm...
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    Nitrates In Tank, Tap Water And Api Test Kit

    I have zero ammonia and nitrites in my tank, yet nitrates constantly read between 40 to 80 on my API tes kit, (am following instructions thoroughly), so, tonight, I tested my tap water, and it reads exactly the same. Can anyone advise further as I don't want my nitrates this high! Many thanks
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    Is This A Damselfly Larvae?

    Is this a damselfly larvae? (Would have posted in another section but it would not give me the option of adding pics).
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    Newbie With Tropical Aquarium Plants

    Hi Guys, I have a 35l tank and wonder if anyone can suggest simple fertilisation for the small amount of plants I have. Will something like the Sera plant care set be any good for me? If so, I notice it has what appears to be a box that hangs inside the tank? Does anyone know its dimensions...
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    Is This Stuff Really Safe To Use? (Glass Cleaner).

    Found this product, and, well, think its too good to be true. My tank has only been running a short while and am cycling it but do have an issue with limescale already. Is this stuff really as safe as they say it is? *** BioClean A Glass Cleaner - Biological glass cleaner. * Cleans all...
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    What Is This? Tropical Caterpillar?

    Any ideas? Just spotted him. Don't want to kill him if he's harmless :no: He's very much like a caterpillar and has made himself a home out of leaves.
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    Advice Please, And A Warm Hello

    Hi all, as the title says: a warm hello from a tropical newbie :) (Previously posted this in the "Welcome" section and was advised by Rusty to post here, thank you Rusty!). I used to breed fantails many years back, and also used to keep marines very successfully - all occupants to the tank...
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    A Warm Hello From A Newbie To Tropicals

    Hi all, as the title says: a warm hello from a tropical newbie :) I used to breed fantails many years back, and also used to keep marines very successfully - all occupants to the tank were very happy, and therefore, so was I. It was a pleasure to look after them, and a challenge at times...
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