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  1. david.molloy2009

    My fish hobbyist journal. First time noobie(with loads of mistakes)

    He actually talked me out of a sale lol. I was set on getting some hornswort but following his advice I left with only some fish food (which I needed anyway) My penguin tetra had been shielding away for a few days and after looking at the dead fish seemed to to have any external damage or...
  2. david.molloy2009

    My fish hobbyist journal. First time noobie(with loads of mistakes)

    Thought I would give a little update on my tank. My tank is going well. I took so me advice and got myself 4 cherry shrimps. My wife loves them. Chloe (my platy) is still pregnant, nothing much happening there but I've put in a breading box ready (wish I had another tank for breeding). Went to...
  3. david.molloy2009

    Ich? Or something else?

    It's a 65ltr tank. I've had it for about 3 weeks but bought it stocked and running Previous tank (which I out grew) never got to 0 either.
  4. david.molloy2009

    Ich? Or something else?

    I've been trying to get my ammonia to 0. Always 0.25 or 0.5 no matter how much I change water, cut down food etc. Never gets any higher but has never been 0.
  5. david.molloy2009

    Ich? Or something else?

    Hi One of my female platys has developed something on her face which resembles a beard. I've never noticed it before but am wondering if it may be ich so something to worry about or just a bit of sand. The photo is not the best but she keeps hiding away. Her behaviour seems to have changed in...
  6. david.molloy2009

    My fish hobbyist journal. First time noobie(with loads of mistakes)

    Update. Cloudiness 2 days ago With some patience and 2 filters running I have been rewarded with a tank that is almost cloud free. just need to wait a little longer, plus i think the light is showing particles a lot more.
  7. david.molloy2009

    Not a smart ad

    Hope so 😁
  8. david.molloy2009

    Not a smart ad

    I sold it. I bought it for £20 sold it for £30 Extra cash went to equipment for newer tank 🙂thats what I had. this is what I've now got. Just working through cloudy water issue.
  9. david.molloy2009

    Not a smart ad

    I had a biorb when I first started 3 months ago. Quickly realised that they are inadequate. (The wife loved it though) they may be nice to look at but rubbish for fish
  10. david.molloy2009

    My fish hobbyist journal. First time noobie(with loads of mistakes)

    Not a big fan of MTS but I'll just ride with what I've got for now. I think the wife would love an increase in shrimps, as they are her favourite animal in there but with only 5 we see them quite infrequently 😭, I'm hoping they will reproduce cause can't afford to buy any more at moment
  11. david.molloy2009

    My fish hobbyist journal. First time noobie(with loads of mistakes)

    Hi all I thought I might start a journal to show my progression (and mistakes) with my new adventure into fish keeping hobby. Background:- my 6year old daughter pestered me to get some fish for her. I relented and started my adventure Jan 2021. Bought a second hand fish tank, was told by...
  12. david.molloy2009

    Flow too fast?

    I have 5 platy, 4 zebra danio, 3 penguin tetra, 3 black neon tetra and 2 pearl danio. I think they like a little flow but the penguin tetra seamed to be struggling agains flow when I had the flow directly in to tank. They seam better now I have it turned around
  13. david.molloy2009

    Flow too fast?

    How's best to do that? I know that sounds like a stupid question but I really want both filters running (if i can) to take care of the debris. If I need to switch one off, which one, if I don't need to switch either off how can I reduce flow? Can I just divert? Does that all make sense? Edit...
  14. david.molloy2009

    Flow too fast?

    Hi. Just had a little clean out of my tank and filters but now think I have too much flow and don't want my fish to suffer. My set up i have move things around when I cleaned. I have both filters on the left hand wall (when you look at pic) pointing into the tank and my air brick is in the...
  15. david.molloy2009

    Is my platy pregnant? 1 pic of her when i got her and the other from today.

    Not sure if pregnant but thought I would just say, she is a nice looking platy. I bought 3 females a couple weeks ago, thought 2 were preg, 1 has lost her gravid spot while the other has got much bigger. Just waiting and watching 🙂 1st pic is 2 weeks ago, 2nd one is a couple days ago
  16. david.molloy2009

    3 month noobie

    When I bought the snail I did get 2 zebra shell snails but thought 1 died (it hadn't moved in 3 days) so binned it. I then bought a red spotted nertie but after a few days once again it hadn't moved and the guy from "pets at home" said if the trap door was hard it is dead - so I binned that too...
  17. david.molloy2009

    3 month noobie

    The plants I think are old ISH moss balls. I think they look quite good. The other thing is just a plastic one that can with the tank 🙂
  18. david.molloy2009

    3 month noobie

    Hey all Thought I would just introduce me and my tank as u have already used the advice of several members. Before this year I had never kept fish. My daughter wanted a pet fish just after Christmas so I decided to get a second hand tank and start. I bought a 30ltr biorb and 4 platys and 4...
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