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  • Posted on: 2/3/2010 20:07
Re: THANK YOU !!! #11
Thanks for the info ref the different types of Veg they can eat. My wife is in to her orgainic veg so that will make her happy that the fish can have it to. As she is slowly coming around to like having the fish.

Any other fish keeping tips are greatly appreciated
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  • Posted on: 2/3/2010 17:57
Re: THANK YOU !!! #12
what do you use to weight down the cucumber ?

I just used a spare lead strip the ones used for weighting down plants. seems to work great as fish can feed from both sides at the same time instead of it just laying flat on the bottom. That picture was taken last night just before I started this thread and now as of 17:30 the slice of Cu is just about gone they must really love it.

What other kind of veg can you give them?
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  • Posted on: 2/3/2010 0:35
THANK YOU !!! #13
Hello to All,

I would like to say THANK YOU to you all that have offered me advise during my very long tank cycling experiance.

I has finnally cycled and these are the fish I have added to my tank for now.

FISH
10 Zebra Danios
5 Neon Tetras
3 Glowlight Tetras
2 Bristle nose Plecos
4 Shuberti Barbs
They all seem very happy exploring and are getting along well with each other.

I have up loaded a picture to show my set up
Any ideas or critisim about it either pos or neg
are welcomed.

Once again thanks for you assistance

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  • Posted on: 27/2/2010 22:43
Re: Happy Birthday Lizroberts! #14
Happy Birthday !
:)
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  • Posted on: 27/2/2010 22:42
Re: A very happy birthday to Coralline #15
Happy Birthday !

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  • Posted on: 14/1/2010 15:02
Re: Hard Water Fish - suited to tropical set up #16
Ok
so what you are saying is to take out 50% now and replace it with tap water?
Then do I add any chemicals?
Also at what temp would you suggest I keep the tank at while cycling?

I have just noticed growing on my plants is a hairy type alge what do I do now?
As a rough guide I used a 6 / 1 stick approx 2 minutes ago and the readings according to the colour gragh on the tube are as follows
NO3=0
NO2=0
GH=8
KH=between 10d and 15d
pH=7.6
Cl2=0.8
I have just taken a reading of my tap water using the same 6 / 1 and the reading are as follows
NO3=0
NO2=0
GH=8
KH=20
pH=6.8
Cl2=0.8
What's your advice?
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Christian (ch57evy)
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  • Posted on: 14/1/2010 14:08
Re: Hard Water Fish - suited to tropical set up #17
Ok the bit I am finding confusing is that some say to use rain water and other say not too.
At the moment my tank is still doing a fishless cycle and acording to those 6 / 1 sticks is just right (until my master kit arrives from ebay as recomended by the site Guru's)
Should I scrap the whole thing and start again with new water or contiue with my current set up with the 1/2 rain and 1/2 tap water and see the outcome?
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  • Posted on: 14/1/2010 12:48
Re: Hard Water Fish - suited to tropical set up #18
Hello,

I am very new to this game and I am trying to set up my own tank. (No Fish yet)still trying to do a fishless cycle.
I was instructed by my LFS to use 1/2 rain water and 1/2 tap water, my water here in Suffolk is quite hard.
So I posed a question in fact many questions and asked on this site for guidance from the Fishy Guru's here who were very helpful.
I was advised by them NOT to use rain water because you dont know where it has come from or what polutants it has picked up along the way.I have also read that interesting artical which helped in some ways and confused me in others! However I personally will follow the advice from the Guru's on this site. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE !!
Christian (ch57evy)



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