2010 wrote: Hi Guys, a few points to raise if I may.
....As you can see a lot cheaper and a lot better......
The Oase aquamax is not cheaper than the maximus 4000 (But to be fair the maximus is a cheap pump)
I meant the laguna pumps mate, i didnt say it but that doesn't mean you can assume it without asking.
........Also i do stress, get it from a shop rather than a website as if anything goes wrong they will repair it or replace it under gurantee........
Sorry, but I have to disagree with that altogether. Any retailer be they on line or a physical shop will change it for you providing you have the receipt and that you filled in the extended g'tee card that came with the pump and sent it off to Oase. If push comes to shove you can send it direct to Oase.
If you buy it from an online shop you have the shipping cost back to the store which can take a while to get there depending on the postage service you use, then will will look at it which again can take possiby over a week and then you have to wait to get another returned.
If you buy it from a local store, you take it back they look at it and replace which should take no longer than an hour.
Now whats better having no pump in the middle of summer for a couple of hours or a couple of weeks?
Ive lost count of the amount of customers Ive had which regret getting something off the web, it goes wrong and had to buy another one from a local place so they have the item.
Thats why i would always recomond getting a vital peice of equipment from somewhere you can go back to in person.
I also note pau6ee seems to not want spend that much on a pump
Again your assuming something that he never said (his budget)
Maybe you want to actual suggest a pump from your knowledge of pump that fits your "you get what you pay for" idea?
Miss Pennyapple wrote: Thanks Frederick. Yes, this was another of my concerns actually. Would I even know what I was looking for if I did do a scrape? Probably not. Knowing what you should be looking for wouldn't be easy. I can imagine I might see all sorts of things that look like bugs which actually aren't! And I've read too that fish do have some low numbers of parasites that don't cause any problems, and seeing a few under the microscope doesn't mean the fish needs treatment.
I think I will try the Droncit again since it was very effective before, but add another dose to try and make sure all the flukes are gone. Then see where we are at. At least I know that Droncit is fish, filter and plants friendly and shouldn't cause any problems.
On another topic, the fish might be getting that new tank sooner than I (and they!) thought.......! Just to clarify, larger volume of water means more dilution of Nitrates, right?!!
Its my pleasure and your right about there being low levels on a fish, and in my opinion if you didnt see some parasites (like whitespot which lay domient then id be worried as the fish has never seen it before.
If you have found a treatment that works thn stick to it, it can take a while to fully do the job but give it time. At the same time you can feed a varied diet and maybe even liek something like frozen brineshrimp with garlic (made by TMC) which will again boost their immune system and appently parasites dont like it, bit like me