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willeymunda willeymunda
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  • Posted on: 4/9 11:24
Oase Biomaster 250, 350 or 600 #31
Im thinking of getting either a 180l, 200l or 240l tank to keep Cichlids.

I've heard you should have a minimum of 200l to keep Cichlids, and to overstock them and to over filter them. (im presuming i would get away with a 180l but not ideal)

With that in mind what size Oase Biomaster filter would you recommend for each of them three tanks? the 250, 350 or 600?


cmw328i cmw328i
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  • Posted on: 31/8 21:27
Re: Reefer XL 425 Lighting #32
Ah, so sad! This used to be a busy place back when I was keeping my nanoreef! Oh well. In a few years time when I'm ready to take the plunge and get back to it, maybe it will pick up again :)


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 30/8 8:00
Re: ?Fish disease #33
Hi
I think the hole has happened after death, probably another fish nibbling at it.

You really need a considerably larger tank as 18 litres is much too small for mollies, or any fish reallyand you will be constantly dealing with poor water quality and the problems for fish that brings. Mollies need a 3ft long tank, ideally.


Laurenb213 Laurenb213
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  • Posted on: 29/8 18:26
?Fish disease #34
Hi
I am new to keeping tropical fish only a few months in. At first I had problems with ammonia levels and lost two fish but managed to get that under control. I have had a few problems with nitrites too but also managed to get that under control. At the minute I have an 18l tank with 2 mollies and 4 very tiny guppy’s. I noticed yesterday that my orange molly developed red blotches on his face but seemed ok still swimming around and eating. Today I have come home from work he was dead, his body had gone very pale and where one of the red blotches were was a hole in its face! Does anyone know if this is due to disease as I am now worried for my other fish in the tank? I apologise for the graphic pic but there is no other way to explain!!!

Thank you!! 😊

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illeniel illeniel
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  • Posted on: 29/8 4:12
Anoxic Filter #35
Hi everyone!

I'm new here and haven't really started yet aince I want to know more about the hobby and what method will work best for my lifestyle and for the benefit of the fish(es) and other aquarium buddies.

I've came across the topic of anoxic filters and want to know if anyone here have tried it on their fresh water tanks and if there's anything I have to keep in mind if I want to set up one.

Thanks for the advice!


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 27/8 9:33
Re: Spray bar & water flow question #36
Unfortunately, the shop has given you very poor advice. I would be looking to either upgrade the tank or rehome at least one of the JDs. Even one with firemouths may be a problem as in that size of tank a mature JD will see all of it as his territory.


LisaSimon LisaSimon
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  • Posted on: 26/8 19:21
Re: Spray bar & water flow question #37
Thank you for the advice.

Re the jack Dempseys, I’m not sure what to do now that I have them; before choosing what fish to keep I read conflicting advice on the Internet about what would work therefore decided to take the advice from my local fish shop where I bought the tank, I was guided by them who told me these would be ok for my tank ☹️
In fact I’d hoped it would big enough for 3/4 cichlids and was surprised when they said I could put 6/9 in there.
They said to stick with 4 first for a week or so to let the filter build up then I could get some more.
My original plan was to have 3/4 cichlids, an algae eater and perhaps a few mollys.


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 26/8 18:32
Re: Reefer XL 425 Lighting #38
Hi
I'm afraid we don't have any marine keepers currently on the site so you may get an answer quicker elsewhere


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 26/8 18:07
Re: Spray bar & water flow question #39
Spray bars don't cause pressure on the pump so it's fine to use. Position it how you like, just let it disturb the water surface.

Just another point, but the tank is too small for those fish. A pair of Jack Dempseys need a tank at least 4ft long by 18 inches wide; if you have two males you'll need more space than that. To keep JDs with other cichlids like the firemouths you're looking at a 6 foot by 2 foot to maintain the peace when they all mature.


LisaSimon LisaSimon
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  • Posted on: 26/8 17:49
Spray bar & water flow question #40
Hello,
New to fish keeping. I have a 30 gallon tank with a Superfish Aquaflow 300 internal filter.
I’m not sure what the best position is and whether or not to use the optional spray bar that comes with it.
The spray bar seems to reduce the noise but I’ve read it can put unnecessary pressure on the pump - is that true?
If I use it, is there a right or wrong way of directing the flow of water? Does there need to be bubbles on the surface?
Also, should I turn it up full or not?
I have two Jack Dempseys and two Firemouths and I read their natural habitat is slow moving water - does that mean I should turn the filter down?



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