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Category: Marine

Author: Woody101083 (1:13 am)
Good evening all.

I have kept tropical fish all my life and have always wanted to try keeping a Marine fish tank, my dad has always kept tropical and koi fish and I have kindly given him my fluval 190 set up and fish.

My wife has always loved the colours of marine fish and we decided to purchase a "aqua one" aqua reef 195 and its being delivered to use on Friday.

With Friday getting closer I am now loosing sleep(hense being awake at 1am) as having read numerous sites and details of keeping marine fish I am getting nervous.

I am asking for help with regards to set up and what I order I need to set up the tank. (Note:- tank I purchased is a full system of tank, cabinet and equipment and I have paid for 8xjerry cans of RO water also to be delivered) please can you help as I am hoping for support with how to set up and maintain this tank and what test kits I will require.

Many thanks for reading my post and look forward to the help and advise.
Category: Coldwater

Author: KendallKid (9:03 pm)
Please see the photo in Photo Gallery. I have had both these hermit crabs for about seven years. Last week one of them shed and came out with orange legs instead of red any ideas why this could happen..?
Category: Coldwater

Author: crabby platy (3:33 pm)
Hi fellow fish keepers,
I have a query regarding my platys, we have 5 girls and one boy in a 60 litre bi orb tank with fresh weed, and water quality is fine,
when we first put them in they swam around lovely, but the past 3 weeks they only swim when the room is dark , so it's hard to see them.
we have guessed it is because they are scared, but do any of you guys have any ideas to encourage them to swim around again?
Any suggestions greatly received as we have a very bare looking tank at the mo!!
Category: Marine

Author: coffeecup (5:48 pm)
Can anyone tell me how to remove the protein skimmer pump
from my nano tank It is well and truly stuck
Category: Coldwater

Author: El-Finn (11:52 pm)
Any help much appreciated!
I am one week into my tank set up which has two Pearl Scales, two small black moores and two small celestrial eyes! Alls been going well apart from Loki the pearl scale. He appears to be suffering from swim bladder & cloudy eye. He didn't look fantastic when I first bought him but of never come across the colour of pearl scale he is so I snapped him up & figured I'd keep my eye on him! In the last 3 days I have changed a fair proportion of water in the tank twice & treated this with tap safe to ensure they don't become over run with all their waste & filters working great.
I have come home tonight from my 13 hour shift to find Loki floating & cloudy eyed ( was fine last night) and Jo the celestial lookin a little flat in nature at the bott of the tank hence second water change ( changed half of my 55 L tank). I have put some de shelled pea's in for Thor & Loki (both pearl scales) & intend to take a water sample to the pet shop tomo & buy treatment for the swim bladder & cloudy eyes.
Do I need to put Loki in an isolation tank or do I maybe need to get a couple of fish into a new tank as I've got too many of the little guys in one tank? There is a good surface area, water temp is maintain at 22 degrees and the fish appear happy together....
Any help appreciated as I want a happy home for my little chaps!
Category: Tropical

Author: piggo64 (4:50 pm)

I decided to build my own stand after much research, You Tube is great for this!

I picked up some kitchen doors off Fleabay for 5!, I will use these to face the stand....

The tank itself I got from Fleabay (again) it measures 72"x24"x30"
It is made by ND Aquatics from 12mm glass with a double thickness 10mm base. It weighs around 400 lbs!

The water will weigh around 800 kilos (approx. 1500 lbs)

Still can't decide what to keep in it !
I have always wanted to keep Discus again after a 15 year break, but I am also tempted to set up a Mbuna style biotope...Decisions , decisions...LOL

Filtration - wise I have a trusty Ehiem 2217 that I am very happy with, although any suggestions as to others would be most welcome :)

The other option I am considering is a sump. I have a juwel 50 gallon that I could use, again any suggestions for a return pump would be much appreciated.

The tank is pre - drilled two drains and one return...


I have moved the stand into the living room at last!

Now I must get to work building the sump...

Looks like I have my work cut out!!
Category: Tropical

Author: Eiskalt (1:40 pm)
We've bought a used,250L Juwel Rio tank. Cleaned and cycled it. We started with 5 Black Phantom tetras and 3 Platys. One female was already pregnant. So now I have two fry in the hospital tank. The rest must've gotten eaten. Unforutnatly when we got the Tetras there was a 4:1 Male to female ratio. So we bought some more girls for them :) That seems to have calmed them down a bit.

Then we got some White Sailfin Mollies and some rainbow fish and Peppered Corydora. A day later the Molly had fry! LOL! So I've only rescued a few and the rest have had to become dinner. I don't have the space to keep them all. However, if anyone knows where or how to sell them or if it's possible to take them to the LFS for credit or trade, then let me know

Lots of live plants. Currently waiting for a few more plants to put at the back of the tank. Also have some Yamato shrimp and 2 Red Cherry Shrimp.

They all seem to be doing well and no fighting. Though the Rainbow fish and the Mollies seem to play tug of war on the Algae wafers. The Rainbow fish seem to like schoaling with the Mollies and the Platys. They are lovely fish. So underated.
Category: Tropical

Author: Superfish (5:50 pm)
Just got them a few hours ago:
-1 Corydoras sterbai
-1 Corydoras alinos
-1 Ancistrus
So excited!!!!
Category: Tropical

Author: dbawldy (3:27 pm)
Ok first time blogging so here goes...

Day 1: preparation for the arrival

So excited for tomorrow starting to get impatient recieving a juwel rio 400

to allow room for the tank I have moved the Juwel rio 125 from the corner around to being flat against the wall

hoping it wont be to shabby as will be having the tanks overlapping slightly in an L shape fingers crossed pictures to follow on day 2 :)
Category: Tropical

Author: Fishlady (7:46 pm)
This project is now on hold for a while as the tank I was going to use is now a fast flowing set up for Jon's White Cloud Mountain Minnows and Hillstream Loach.

I'm loving it: WCMM are much under-rated and I'm finding them to be very attractive and active fish.....I knew my procrastination on the Betta tank must have a purpose and now I know what it is

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