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Aquarium Problems. / hair in tank
« Last post by dredge3 on November 02, 2020, 06:06:07 pm »
I have recently started getting hair in my tank.
It doesnt look like any algae pictures I can find.
It looks like black human hair, About 6 inch long. I just notice it tangled in the plants.
I just pull it out of the plants.
I do have green algae on parts of the glass but its under control with carbon and regular maintenance.
Also my tank hasnt a lid
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General Aquaria / Best heater for a ~250L
« Last post by Wuvarien on November 01, 2020, 08:59:54 am »
Hey Chaps,

My Eheim is starting to go a bit faulty... I think the sensor in the heater is going as my temperature seems to drop quite a bit before it will go on.

I've been looking around at reviews for heaters and it seems that Fluval E advanced series has some of the best reviews... Has anyone got any experience with these?

many thanks :D
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Fish Health Discussion. / Rainbow with possible swim bladder issue
« Last post by piranha86 on October 31, 2020, 10:47:07 pm »
Hi,
My boesemani Rainbow has been swimming vertically for the last 4-5 days now (see video). All other fish are fine so far. I suspect it has swim bladder issues. After researching online, I stopped feeding for the last 2 days and have only fed my stock some boiled peas without skin. Am I following the right treatment? Should I also start an Octozin dose?

Water tests show no ammonia or nitrites. Nitrate is around 10 and because I live in a hard water area my kH is 9dkH and GH is 14 dGH
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General Aquaria / Stocking Suggestions
« Last post by B-ri86 on October 24, 2020, 10:41:37 pm »
Hi all,

Looking for decent-sized mid to top dwelling fish that would fit in with the following stocking, any suggestions?
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Catfish / can I keep Cory fry and Pleco fry together?
« Last post by alexd on October 16, 2020, 08:23:38 pm »
I transferred some pleco eggs from my main tank to a smaller 50 litre tank, and now have a few 1 month old pleco/
I also have just put some Cory eggs in a hatchery in my main tank, hoping they will hatch - if they do can I put them in with the pleco or will they get eaten? Pleco are around 1 cm at the moment.
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Welcome. / Re: Another Returning Member
« Last post by SiPeRo on October 02, 2020, 01:38:15 pm »
I am at the same place as you *returning member and sounds like we chose a similar "style"

Could you post a pic? woud love to see it :)
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Tank Logs. / 75L £15 second hand fish tank
« Last post by SiPeRo on October 02, 2020, 11:38:41 am »
Hi all,

So I recently got a cheap fishtank off ebay 60cm x 30cm x 40cm ish. Got it home and gave it a deep clean then filled it up to test for leaks. No leaks so all was good.

I wanted to have some company in my home office, so i made a space on my desk for it :D

I got some black gravel, sand and a couple of small stones for deco, gave it all a wash and marked out where the sand would go and put in all in the tank. I put a layer of compost under the gravel as I was hoping to try and grow some plants well this time round.

A day or 2 later my filter and heater arrived (eheim pickup 160, 75 wat Eheim heater), so i put them in and added water.

a day later i got a £10 led light off ebay and added 10 x Sagittaria subulata and also got some dwarf hair grass.

Yesterday my background came. I have never actually put a background on a tank before - I like it but next time i think i will just paint the tank first.

I got an NT Labs test kit and put in the filter start solution and also tested my water. Obviously no ammonia has shown up yet. Mainly because it hasn't arrived ( nor has my fish food). Nitrite and nitrate are present so there was definitely something in the filter start lol.

So thats where I am now :)

I was hoping to get some german blue rams and just a few neon tetra, however my water is hard, so i will have to soften it before the fish go in.

 




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Aquarium Decor, DIY and Equipment. / Re: Quiest Filter - is there such a beast?
« Last post by Phil R on September 28, 2020, 10:25:01 am »
I have 2 Ehiem Pro 600's running on my Rio 450 and can't hear them. I also have the pre filters fitted. Clean them out at every water change so only clean the main filters once a year.
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General Aquaria / Extra Filtration
« Last post by Fenners on September 25, 2020, 07:36:55 pm »
I’m looking at adding more filtration to my tank currently a trigon 190 with a Oase 600 external running, I’ve got mixed Malawi mbuna in it.

Has anyone used or use sponge filters?
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General Aquaria / Re: Fish Tank Upstairs
« Last post by Fenners on September 25, 2020, 07:35:41 pm »
Thanks
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