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EagleC EagleC
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  • Posted on: 31/3/2007 18:01
Re: 4gallon #6841
Unfortunately it depends on too many things not just the water capacity. Certain fish are heavier on resources than others. http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk ... ng_density_calculator.php is a rough guide and it says

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We would recommend keeping up to 4"/10cm of small to medium-sized fish in your system. However, depending on the type of fish, your filtration and your maintenance level you may be able to exceed this to a suggested maximum of 8"/20cm of fish.

However, this requires care and thought for the type of fish being stocked. We would advise you to read our FAQs for more details on stocking and for more details on how this program works.


EagleC EagleC
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  • Posted on: 31/3/2007 12:18
Re: Which CO2 system, if any? #6842
We (as a family) want a 'natural look' aquarium. Biotope may be going a little far but avoiding orange gnomes and underwater fairy castles we'd like a picturesque living room tank with an interesting community of underwater creatures. I want to add plants purely for aesthetic and water quality reasons. I dont want them to grow quickly at all as this is a long term thing for me BUT I do want them to be healthy as the welfare of everything in the tank is very important to all of us.


EagleC EagleC
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  • Posted on: 31/3/2007 12:06
Re: HELP I NEED SOME HELP #6843
I honestly dont know but I wouldn't trust bottled water for fish use as its not necessarily any purer than tap water. They add stuff for flavour which your fish really might not care for too much. I have no idea if they add chlorine and flourine to bottled water - it should say on the side but it might contain high phosphates too.

At least with tap water you get "natural" water with everything dangerous to humans removed and chlorine and flourine added which can be easily removed.

Again though, I dont know about special marine requirements much.


EagleC EagleC
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  • Posted on: 30/3/2007 20:21
Re: HELP I NEED SOME HELP #6844
Just wondering (I know nothing of marine really) but wouldn't it be better to use boiled (or britta filtered) and treated water now to try to get the Amonia and Nitrite levels down rather than wait until tomorrow for RO ?


EagleC EagleC
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  • Posted on: 30/3/2007 16:04
Re: Poorly fish #6845
I used Protozin on my daughters goldfish which had whitespot when my wife bought them for her, it worked well although we lost two of them first due to bad lfs advice but they didn't die from the whitespot (no longer using that lfs after careful obversations of their fishes general health! )


EagleC EagleC
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  • Posted on: 30/3/2007 11:59
Re: Temptation really is a bad thing! #6846
aww 'tis a shame you cant scrape up the extra £50 though it sounds like a bargain.


EagleC EagleC
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  • Posted on: 30/3/2007 11:36
Re: :crying: #6847
Did I miss something? You after a new tank?


EagleC EagleC
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  • Posted on: 30/3/2007 9:51
Re: on a lighter note #6848
Good luck, btw what is esha ?


EagleC EagleC
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  • Posted on: 30/3/2007 8:38
Re: :crying: #6849
They're refunding the delivery charge and getting me a new tank to replace the "old stock" one that I bought so its not all bad.
Next week is school holiday so my wife is home all week to take delivery (she works in a school). I'm working today (just about) so I can use my day off next week after it arrives.



EagleC EagleC
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  • Posted on: 30/3/2007 8:10
Re: Which CO2 system, if any? #6850
Thanks. :)
I might do that home made one as a project with my son in the summer. In the mean time I'll go without.



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