I attached female gender to the word Noodle the first time I read it. There is something very un-male like about it. too cute a name perhaps? Plus I think if anyone takes some time to read your posts your style is more feminine. I shall lament the passing of the name Noodle, but good luck with your new one :)
Noodle, does the RO device take out chlorine and chloramine? I am using 100% RO which I re-mineralise but I API stress-coat it (albeit at a reduced amount) just in case. Is that necessary or am I worrying for nothing?
That is what they call Capitalism. Sell one product that creates the need to purchase another but at a higher price. This is where they make their profits.
Very true, althugh Fluval have been increasing Eheim's profits for them rather than their own in my case.
I've got two external Eheims driving my 200l, a 2222 and a 2324 thermo. They do a fine job too: Silent, ultra reliable (touch wood the 2222 has been in service for over five years now) and a good functional design. Can't go wrong in my opinion.
I rescued some of the young from the tank a day or so later, just a handful, about nine or ten.
For a long time I could barely see them in the spare 60l tank but I kept on feeding them brine shrimp and eventually a couple of weeks later I was sure five had survived, this is more than I was expecting or hoping, I wanted one to go back to the main tank eventually. How wrong I was, as of last night I positively identified nine surviving ram young in there. They've grown so much in a month, quicker than the last lot. I'll grab some pictures soon, they've been so skittish up to now, but they're gaining more confidence with each day that passes.
Even as a group of tiny rams they're already displaying interesting behaviour as they bicker amongst themselves. It is great to see their little personalities at work.
I've certainly never observed any aggression toward the other fish in my community from the Brolivians, but they are dithers and coreys. I would assume there is a fair chance another type of cichlid may not go down so well with them, or them with it.
I'm not willing at this stage to give it a try, too stressful on me let alone the fish.
I observed some herotilapia multispinosa the other day in the shop and again was rather taken with those, but on discussion with the staff we agreed the tank isn't big enough (1meter length). I've got more than enough rams to keep me entertained as it is.