Bottom



Zendo Zendo
  • Just popping in
  • Just popping in
  • Posted on: 14/4 15:17
tank filling/waterchanges #11
I have ordered a bigger aquarium(198 litres for three fancy goldfish))
This will take some filling with a bucket. I was considering a hosepipe but how doe one go on with the chlorine/chloramines?

In topping up after 50% change Is it OK to calculate the amount going in 50% and pre-dose the remaining tanke water with water safe or similar product first?
With my exsisting tanks I usually just dose the new water in the bucket then fill up.


Zendo Zendo
  • Just popping in
  • Just popping in
  • Posted on: 14/4 15:01
Re: further to unidentified attachment on tail fin #12
Thanks for advice. I will act on the sponge inserts although I am confused over the differing densities of sponge. I bought some online that is very tightly -spun? close grained? wereas I have seen much more open sponges available.

I am conviced the offender is an anchor worm and have started treating him with an hospital tank c/w plants and a mild dose of Anti crustacean parasite Interpet. I added 3grams of aqua salt to his 16 litre tank. He seems healthy enough but the worm still clings on.
I plan to give it 7 days, 30% water change and redose.

I did all this before I saw your reply no rudeness intended.


helptoall helptoall
  • Quite a regular
  • Quite a regular
  • Posted on: 14/4 0:04
sick scalofi #13
Hi , I have a 100L tank with one scalofi{mbuna} whom i rescued a week ago from a very neglected tank. since ive rescued him ive noticed that he is flashing and about 3 days ago he started to spit his food. I dont think that he is swolloing any. Hes in a temp tank with a few plastic plants and a cave , Water p are 0,0,5 and there are 2 internal filters. temp is 24.
i also noiced that his mouth look a bit weired but that was since i fist saw him.
Wanted to ask what do you think is the prolem and what you reccomend, i have few meds i cn use
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0WdS_tDe6I


helptoall helptoall
  • Quite a regular
  • Quite a regular
  • Posted on: 12/4 15:29
Levamisole HCL weired smell #14
Hi , Has anyone noticed a weried smell when he is mixing the levamisole with water? i have levamisole that ive used a few times befor, but today when i mixed it with water befor putting it the tank it started to smell really weired ,kinda like the smell cooking gas has. I did it a few times with diffrent cups and it happened the same-at the second the levamisole toucing the water it start smelling. I never noticed it befor but im not 100% sure that it didnt happened in the other times i used it, So i wanted to ask if anyone noticed it and if its ok to use it even with the smell.. thank you


Fishlady Fishlady
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Posted on: 12/4 9:17
Re: High Ammonia problems #15
It takes time for bacteria levels to build back up and deal with ammonia spikes and you need to establish what the underlying cause was and deal with that, too. How often do you normally do a partial water change on the tank and how much each time? If it's been too little, over time the water will have acidified and used up all of the carbonates which will have cause the beneficial bacteria to die off - other symptoms of this (old tank syndrome) are a low pH and high nitrates. There's an article here on how to deal with ammonia spikes and the potential, following nitrite spike. https://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/articles ... ammonia-nitrite-spike.htm


Fishlady Fishlady
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Posted on: 12/4 9:12
Re: New tank Stocking advice #16
Assuming you have soft water I would choose cardinals over neons as neons these days tend to be weak and sickly. Up to 50 would be fine as a shoal in the size of tank you have. If you want an easy catfish type, a bristlenose pleco may fit the bill


helptoall helptoall
  • Quite a regular
  • Quite a regular
  • Posted on: 12/4 1:21
Re: Sick gldfish with popeye #17
i dont think they are bloted im thinking of using levamisole hcl in addition to kanaplex , the levamisole has an immunity boost effect that might help


Nyxie Nyxie
  • Just popping in
  • Just popping in
  • Posted on: 11/4 21:03
New tank Stocking advice #18
Hi. So years ago I used to be an avid fish keeper with 3 main tanks and a few odd bobs. However that was a decade ago and I fear I've forgotten a lot!

Ive decided to set up a 200L tank again.
I have an external filter - allpondsolutions 1400+UV
My tank is still cycling at the moment so I'm a few weeks from fish yet but doesn't hurt to plan ahead. (UV off atm I think that's right??)

I really like the idea of lots of small fish. I'm setting up the tank as a sensory centre for a disabled member of the family so I'm wanting something active and colourful.

So I'm thinking of a predominantly neon tetra tank.

I use a python for water changes so I plan to eventually have a fairly well stocked.

Of course I'll add the fish slowly small school at a time.
I'm just looking for ideas on stocking numbers. I've used calculators but I never want to rely on them.

My ideas are :
mainly neon tetras possibly cardinals?
How many will fit in 200l?
Some shrimp to give the layered look of high/mid water activity and floor activity?
Some sort of solitary catfish or algae eater? Maybe?

Any ideas welcome. I dont want lots of different fish I ideally want a beautiful school.
Thanks in advance
Nyxie


chrismh28 chrismh28
  • Just popping in
  • Just popping in
  • Posted on: 11/4 18:36
High Ammonia problems #19
Hi all I have a fresh water tropical fish tank 165 litres for 10 years this July. All good until about 4 to 5 weeks ago. My ammonia was high, so did the usual daily water change and still no luck. Visited Maidenhead Aquatics with a confirmed water sample so my test kit was correct, and purchased Arka MICROBE-LIFT Nite-Out II STARTER Bacteria 473 ml x 2 bottles. Still high ammonia, then contacted them again and was old to purchase the Aqua Bomb. Still high ammonia. My fish are alive and a clear water. I am at a lost as to why this is continually causing problems and no matter what I’m advised it’s not working.

Any ideas would be grateful


Fishlady Fishlady
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Posted on: 10/4 20:13
Re: How much tap safe #20
I would use 1/2 a cap



« 1 (2) 3 4 5 ... 26184 »