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Onyxia Onyxia
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  • Posted on: 13/11/2010 21:16
Re: Fancy Goldfish White and Red Spots Treatment #571
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coccinella wrote:
I am looking on Ebay. The problem I am having is that I live in South London zone 2 and I do not drive. It will be dificult for me to go and collect a large tank. I need to find something relatively close to my house so that I can ask a friend with a car or just use a taxi.


So sorry to hear about your fish :/

If your thinking about starting again then moving a tank from north to south London isnt as hard as it sounds. I got my tank from N22 to Croydon all on public transport, took about 2-3 hours one evening after work.

Im quite petite and can barely lift a 3' tank so I put together this trolly

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All you need is:

1 electric drill+assorted bits
1 screwdriver

1 wooden frame (used to be part of my ikea wardrobe)
2 large fixed trolly wheels
1 piece of salvaged plywood
11 screws

I don't think I could manage anything over 4' using this method (without a longer trolly and more helpers!) but as long as you can rope someone in to help you on and off the train/bus/up and down stairs, the rest is fine. You will get a lot of funny looks though.

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Onyxia Onyxia
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  • Posted on: 12/11/2010 10:59
Re: Fancy Goldfish White and Red Spots Treatment #572
If you have the time then you can easily get a second hand tank off ebay. Its much cheaper but pretty time consuming to search out the right one.

I hope your fish gets better


Onyxia Onyxia
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  • Posted on: 7/11/2010 20:31
Re: critique needed #573
This might be a stupid question but how do you know a good heater from a bad one? Im assuming I need a 100w heater but they seem to vary massively in price despite looking the same to my untrained eye.

BTW I splashed out on a fluval 3+ filter :D. Hopefully I should get my tank all set up tomorrow, so excited!


Onyxia Onyxia
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  • Posted on: 6/11/2010 17:46
Re: critique needed #574
yes buying second hand let me get a bigger tank :)

Hopefully the fish wont mind.

Thanks so much for the input.


Onyxia Onyxia
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  • Posted on: 6/11/2010 16:30
critique needed #575
Just bought myself a tank (linky)

I would like to keep a shoal of male guppies with a view of adding corys or shrimp once they have settled in.

This is the kind of filter Ive been looking at (linky)

Does this all sound ok?

my water readings so far have been

GH 318
PH 7.5


Onyxia Onyxia
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  • Posted on: 4/11/2010 14:46
Re: How to make your own ... #576
Im thinking about making a java moss wall. Has anyone else tryed it?


Onyxia Onyxia
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  • Posted on: 2/11/2010 17:38
Re: Hard Water Fish - suited to tropical set up #577
My local fish shop says my hard alkaline water is typical of my area but the only suitable fish they have are cichlids. They suggest using water sofeners and ph balancers if I want a smaller type of fish.

Am I being fed total rubbish? If so can anyone recommend a good fish shop in central London? Assuming a 30 min tube ride is acceptable for fish transport?

Hmm thats a lot of questions in one paragraph, sorry : /

Oh btw I havnt got a tank yet, I want to make sure I know what fish are suitable/available before I make the big purchase :D


Onyxia Onyxia
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  • Posted on: 31/10/2010 17:08
Re: How do I get started? #578
Thats really helpful, dont know how I missed the beginners stuff!

Quite worried that the sales person will see me coming so Im trying to arm myself before I get that far :)

Thanks


Onyxia Onyxia
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  • Posted on: 31/10/2010 16:43
How do I get started? #579
I have never owned a fish before so I was thinking about getting a small tropical tank (approx 35ltr). I have read enough of the forum to realise how woefully little I know about keeping fish. Any advice on where to go and what to buy would be appreciated :)



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