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  • Posted on: 1/8/2007 20:37
Re: anemone #11
A lot of ppl say that you can re-site an anemone by making changing the water flow relative to where its settled - in my experience it seems that its as likely to decide to stay put and slowly die than to take the hint though. this is not good.

I normally put a thin fish bag (could even use cling film) over my hand and slowly inch it off its rock. Generally if you place an anemone in the centre of the tank it will find a place its happy - so repeat until it finds a place you are also happy with ;)
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  • Posted on: 1/8/2007 20:32
Re: New service - RO water fresh and salted delivered in Cambs #12
Its true I'm sure a lot of fishkeepers tell their better half that they are just going to pick up some RO water and come back with a £300 visa reciept...



Hope you like the online shop..
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  • Posted on: 1/8/2007 20:29
Re: U.V. or not U.V. #13
I always use an oversized UV on the marine tanks I install, it does make a difference. Its not foolproof though and if you do get hit with, for example, a nasty bout of whitespot the UV won't do very much to control it, especially as it will spread directly from fish 2 fish. Use UV for peace of mind and always go for the size bigger than you think you need but also be prepared to run a course of treatment if you need to.
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  • Posted on: 1/8/2007 20:17
Re: Can a mod read this please? #14
Well I got bored and answered about 10 other posts already lol. So I guess i#m doing my bit...

I'll add it too my siggy, cheers.


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  • Posted on: 1/8/2007 20:15
Re: hagen vs tetra test kits #15
I once compared the colour charts from two identical test kits (cant remember if it was Hagen or Tetra) quite simply the colour charts had printed differently! - very useful huh?

Chances are this happens quite often on different batches of test kits, also the tests are innacurate because the results vary depending on what sort of light you view the results under and whether you match the shade of the colour or the temperature of the colour.

Long and short is hobby kits are accurate enough to tell you if things are getting better/worse or safe/unsafe if thats not enough then you need to start using proffesional test kits from companies such as D&D at £50 a pop.

I would not say there is any discernable difference between hagen or tetra kits. In fact for most people I would suggest a dip test is probably enough,


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  • Posted on: 1/8/2007 20:08
Re: New service - RO water fresh and salted delivered in Cambs #16
Due to a massive advertising campaign with little results I have decided to suspend this service.

Honestly I would have thought some of you guys would tire of lugging containers from your local shop on a regular basis, or maybe ppl arnt changing enough water lol..

Sorry about the service though, there just wasnt enough feedback to keep it up.


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  • Posted on: 1/8/2007 20:05
Re: TO TREAT OR NOT TO TREAT #17
Your baby fish are Goldfish, they will develop colour later on when they are about 1.5 -2" long, next season basically. Goldfish fry are quite hardy, I would not worry about the treatment adversly affecting them and the will quite happily eat normal flake/pellet food in small quantities at the size they are.

As for the Koi I think you should treat, I also notice you listed some quality parameters but did not include Nitrate, high levels of nitrate tend to affect a fishes immune system and leaves them open to disease and also parasites (unhelathy fish quickly lose their defensive slime coating which makes it far easier for a parasite to attach) Also it is far more likely that Nitrate is high in an established pond than any other parameter.


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  • Posted on: 1/8/2007 19:54
Re: Trtra Test Strips #18
If the Tetra test strips do not specify salt water then some reading will almost certainly be innacurate.


Esha make test strips which work in saltwater. The slatwater version is a little more pricey. Its also worth bearing in mind that none of the dip tests are very accurate so if you have something sensitive or expensive to care for a proper set of test kits is really worth it.


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  • Posted on: 1/8/2007 19:50
Re: gravel cleaner #19
Isn't the Marina the one with the pump siphon? If so check the top of the gravel cleaner (the bit that connects the flexi tube to the gravel cleaner) There should be a little flap there that makes sure when you squeeze the pump the water flows one way rather than back and forth.

The valves often break off...

Any use?


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  • Posted on: 1/8/2007 19:46
Re: external filter for 70 litre tank #20
I would have thought the internal filter would have done the trick anyway, if its not enough maybe a larger internal filter.

What do you expect the benefit of an external filter will be? Obviously an external filter is capable of harbouring more bacteria but one single fancy goldfish (although they produce a lot of waste) isn't going to produce enought o support that much bacteria.

If you are dead set on an external however I would say that the latest offerings from Fluval are everybit as good as anything Eheim have produced over the years, they have come on a lot from their earlier ranges.



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