As far as I'm aware it's not something you need. If I remember correctly most cycling tanks get this, on the bogwood etc. It looks like white slime, and I know that some of my fish actually ate it when I first introduced them. I also seem to get it whenever I put something new into the tank- i.e. when I put in a coconut that I'd drilled to make a cave.
I totally agree with FF. There's not many LFS that are 'ethical'. The BiOrb is a great looking tank and they sell too many to make them care about the fish housed in them.
You can see why someone who is new to the hobby or someone buying a present would choose the biorb, it's small so wont take up a lot of space and looks good.
But when you've read into it you know why and how they are not suitable. At the end of the day it's a business and there's no one there to stop them selling them.
Also, the P@H near me do not fill their biorbs or fluval edge's either, they're the only tanks that aren't housing fish. Maybe they're worried there could be some legal issue if they house fish in them as they could be seen to be keeping animals in unsuitable environment?
This is purely out of interest, I have no plans to set up a marine tank at present but I am moving into an aprtment in October and having to sell all of my tropical equipment as I cannot take it with me.
I would very much like or be interested in having a small marine set up with only 1 or 2 fish and some rocks. I know very little about marine set ups and would just like an idea of the smallest tank you could use, what fish would be recomended and what else you'd need to start a new set up
Like I say, not set in stone, may not even happen, just interested!
Looking for advice - selling some fishkeeping equipment.
Hi Guys, hope you're all well. Sorry I've been quiet recently but I've been very busy with work and personal matters!
Due to a number of reasons I'm having to look at the possibility of selling all of my aquarium equipment and starting again in a few months.
Before I continue with the idea, I'd really like some guesses on how much I'd be able to sell the stuff for and I thought here would be a good place to ask.
I have one 24x12x15 clearseal tank in great condition (minimal scratches) complete with clearseal hood and small ballast and light.
Also have one 36x12x15 tank which is approx 100 litres. With this tank is the wooden stand I made (which is not an unnatractive piece !), fluval 2+ filter, mini interpet filter, 100watt heater, and 2 45watt (I recall) tubes and double ballast. There's no hood, but DIY cannopy (that tbuyer may aswell have).
So, that's the stuff I have, is it worth selling it? If so how much is a reasonable price to ask?
Sorry for massive wall of text, appreciate any help :)