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imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 18/6/2007 5:14
Algae Problem - Hair or Brush? #21
Hello all. My dad has a problem with algae in his 180L tank. It all looks like feathery strands, and looking on t'internet it appears to be either brush or hair algae.

I've attached a picture - try and ignore the flash right in the middle!

Any of you know a good method for keeping this down?

Thanks!

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imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 12/2/2007 22:06
Re: Cichlid Tank - coupla questions #22
thanks, very useful

i've got a bag of river sand and also coral sand (I was gonna do a marine set up), from what you said above do you think the coral sand would be better?


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 11/2/2007 23:00
Re: Cichlid Tank - coupla questions #23
i don't know yet - had a look around a few shops this weekend and like the look of them both. can you mix malawi and tanganyikans? if not is one better than the other with regards to ease of looking after, feeding, health, aggressiveness etc?


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 10/2/2007 10:32
Re: Cichlid Tank - coupla questions #24
thanks - i've had synodontis before so will try that. how about corys, would they be okay with the cichlids as well?

going back to the substrate question, i know that sand will be better for corys / catfish etc, but anyone know if sand or gravel will be better for the cichlids themselves? or does it make no difference?


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 8/2/2007 18:26
Re: Cichlid Tank - coupla questions #25
yes, rift valley would be the way forward!


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 8/2/2007 15:16
Cichlid Tank - coupla questions #26
Guys, I am setting up a new 68g and want to do a cichlid tank. I know they shouldn't mix with regular community fish but are there any species they can co-habit with?

How about the usual suspects to clean the tank, such as snails, plecs, loaches etc?

Also, any idea whether gravel or sand would be best as a substrate?

Many thanks for your help!


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 3/2/2007 10:59
Re: Zippy died #27
sorry to hear that - always sad when a fishy goes to the large aquarium in the sky

via the u-bend of course...


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 2/9/2006 11:14
Re: live rock #28
thanks - i think i'm just gonna whack a load of live rock in and play it by ear...


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 1/9/2006 21:42
Re: live rock #29
i'm a little worried now...going back to flameangel's point i will need about 65-70kg of rock (it's a 68g tank), and there's no way i'll be able to spend £700 on rock!!

if i use a mixture of live and 'dead' will the bacteria and creatures etc colonise the dead rock and make that suitable for filtration as well?


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 31/8/2006 20:17
Re: live rock #30
i posted a similar question on that live rock section but no-one has answered yet. maybe the stickies do not get noticed as much



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