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  • Posted on: 6/10/2013 17:10
Re: What is the Most Humane Way to Euthanize a Fish? #31
Thanks for the link Asumel. It makes an interesting read. I would still have great concerns about recommending that method to anyone not experienced in handling fish of different sizes. Below is a link (not pleasant) which shows the likely result of inexperience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4OMd_xPoYE&

Not to mention how the more squeamish would cope, I think the freezer method is still advocated in some circles more for squeamish owners rather than the interests of the fish and I think decapitation of an old friend may send some back to that method. Because of these concerns I still think that for pet fish the oil of cloves method is the best choice.


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  • Posted on: 6/10/2013 14:56
Re: What is the Most Humane Way to Euthanize a Fish? #32
Do you have any links to this information?


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  • Posted on: 5/10/2013 18:55
Re: Advice on aquarium plants #33
The plant you describe sounds like a Caladium, if that's the case they are bog plants not aquatic plants although they will survive for a short time under water. They are one of many terrestrial plants often sold as aquatics.


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  • Posted on: 4/10/2013 13:15
Re: Re Koi Blackburn Area Wanted #34
It's all relative, it's true that in general single coloured varieties grow more quickly and ultimately bigger than the multi coloured varieties but almost all of them can reach 75 cm (30 ins) and they will all double your desired size range well within their first year.
Without exception Koi really need a large deep filtered pool to live properly.


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  • Posted on: 3/10/2013 11:51
Re: Plants Alive & Shrimp #35
Thanks for that link Cathie, we live and learn.


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  • Posted on: 2/10/2013 21:35
Re: Plants Alive & Shrimp #36
I have no idea what is used to soak the plants but if it is copper based I wonder if it is actually taken in to the plants tissue?
If it is then no amount of soaking afterwards will get rid of it.
I'm like you in that I would have thought that rinsing the plants twice daily for four days would have rendered them safe.


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  • Posted on: 29/9/2013 19:45
Re: Tank cycle - Ammonia not dropping #37
Yeah, sorry. I realised what you meant after I'd posted that reply. It is possible that was the cause, but lets just concentrate on getting your tank cycled for now. I know just how frustrating these little glitches can be.


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  • Posted on: 29/9/2013 19:23
Re: Tank cycle - Ammonia not dropping #38
If the ammonia is just 2ppm and it can go up to 5 - 10ppm how is that an overdose?

Anyway don't add any more lets just wait and see what happens with this one dose.


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  • Posted on: 29/9/2013 18:42
Re: Tank cycle - Ammonia not dropping #39
So those levels are residual from the filter? Anyway, yes add just a single dose. Then test the levels and wait and see what happens.


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  • Posted on: 29/9/2013 18:11
Re: Tank cycle - Ammonia not dropping #40
So nitrite has reappeared already? That's interesting because there must be some nitrifyers present after all. Lets hope the ammonia drops now.



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