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    Rutger Hauer Or Uma Thurman?

    So my question is this. Do I have a benign hitchhiker here or a murderous psychopath? The reason I ask is 1 death and a change in behaviour. This morning my firefish was dead, and with cunning use of powerheads and a small dismantle I wafted him out from behind the rocks. He had been crabbed a...
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    How Can I Cover This?

    I need some sort of cover for my tank. It is an aquanano 130 which I have drilled and sumped. It did come with a glass lid which I have put back on, it kind of balances on the feet of my lighting unit. The problem is there is a small gap around the edge and there is a goby in the tank who has...
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    Hitch Hiker Id

    Can anyone tell me what this is? I am not very good at IDing things but I thought it may be a sea hare. There are loads of egg cases in my sump on the glass ,skimmer and return pump but not in the refugium. The picture was taken this morning as the lights were coming on in sunrise mode, the...
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    Too Much Light?

    I have recently upgraded the lighting on my marine tank, so I had a spare TMC led 500 tile kicking about. I have put this on my fresh water planted tank. It is a small 35ltr tank that houses a male Betta. It is planted with saggitarius anubias vallis and ferns. Problem is it is now getting all...
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    Whats Eating My Star Polyps?

    I have 2 colonies of star polyps which I have had for a couple of years now. In the last 2 days they have both been decimated by something. I have a couple of suspects in mind. 1st Red stripe angel, she has only been in the tank for 2 months. 2nd Emerald crab. Caught him eating xenias so he was...
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    Worrying Colour Change.

    My male h/m was in hiding last week. when he emerged he did so without a dorsal fin. I treated with eSHa2000 for 3 days then onto a 25% daily water change. Today I noticed a red/pink patch spreading down his back, on his head is a orange/brown patch appearing. This seems to be a discolouration...
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    Aquanano 130 Upgrade

    I have 2 marine tanks both are small, Aquanano 40 and a TMC 15ltr, and both are getting a bit of a pain. 20% weekly water changes, limitations on what can go in them and both are hard to do maintainance on because of there size. So its time for an upgrade. My wife is quite clear on what she does...
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    Glow And Flow Vs Grow.

    I have a 45ltr tank which houses 1 b.splendens and 1 ottocinculus. Last week I baffled the flow on the filter as b.splendens was struggling, although enjoying, swimming about. I have noticed that since doing that the plants, particularly the vallis, both normal,and giant, have started to suffer...
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    Strontium Overdose

    I put too much strontium in my tank after the weekly waterchange. Zoas and star polyps not coming out properly, some zoas have died, hammer coral has shrunk. Leather coral, mushrooms and xenia all fine. Fish all fine, inverts fine. Could strontium overdose cause this? Cant do waterchange till...
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    Guppy Mystery

    My youngest got a female guppy, I put her in my 60ltr tank that hosed 2 male guppys and my female b.splendens sorrority. Before I go on I dont know much about guppys bettas are my speciality. My last 2 female bettas died (age) then I started noticing fry in the tank ( I guess the bettas ate them...
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    Betta Autopsy.

    No I didnt perform an autopsy on my recently deceased h/m. But I did do a load of investigating as to the cause. Basicaly over 4 days he went from fine to lethargic to heavy breathing to dead. So automatically you think ammonia poisoning. The symptoms began the day before a weekly water change...
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    Grumpy Goby

    I have a watchman goby that is needing a new home, it needs a home without other gobys. It is aggresive towards my dartfish and other watchman goby. He/she is temporaly housed in a nano reef which is to small and needs a new home. If you live in Devon or Cornwall and have a home let me no...
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    Such A Sensitive Soul; Grrrrrrrrr.

    How can you go from this: To this : Now this guy is a wee bit sensitive, he curls the end of one of his fins when he gets annoyed, and this can be to do with anything inside and outside his tank. This time My guess is I changed his filter at the weekend, same media different filter. I did this...
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    Nudibranch Nuisance.

    Man! Pesky nudibranches are eating my zoas. My wife got rid of a load whilst I was at work with a fw rinse. Problem is that only got rid of the little blighters on my zoas. They are still in the tank how can I be rid of them for good?
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    Re-Pairing Clowns

    There is a small gap in the glass lid of my tank and last night after the water change forgot to cover it. The result being a dead clown on the floor this morning. Now let me get this right, male clowns can become female but not vice-versa. I got both fish as youngsters from a group, so my...
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    B,channoides.

    Just been to lfs to pick up new air stone for a protein skimmer and see they have a couple of b.channoides pairs. Now I have always liked the look of these fish and am thinking about giving house room to a pair. Thing is I know nothing about looking after them. What do I need to know about...
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    How Long Without Feeding?

    I have to go to Truro to do a days work for a friend. I live in West Devon so its not to far but I have been offered to take my family and stay in theur holiday cottage for the weekend. Problem is cant take the fish. I have 2 fw tanks and 2 marine tanks, lights on timers so no problems there...
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    What The Heck Is This On My Java Ferns?

    From the topic title you might have imagined I have only just noticed this, not the case I have just got round to mentioning it. I also have diatoms on my anubias, this is a mature tank and they have only appeared in the last few weeks. I use flourish excell and api plant food, no additional...
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    Breeding Stripes In Sorority.

    Any one who read my last post about ferts and females will know that I suspected flourish excell was causing problems with my females. Thanks folks I now no its not. However one female is displaying odd behaviour. She is still very lethargic, spending most of her time resting on leaves. Tonight...
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    Blackout As Treatment For Clamped Fins.

    My 6 month old male betta has developed clamped fins (water stats fine, ph maybe slightly high at 7.6). This I have found is a fairly common problem in young males as they move into a larger tank, week 1 fine week 2 fins clamp. Probably to do with stress at having tank mates. He is a hmbf black...
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