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Nayfeee Nayfeee
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  • Posted on: 1/7/2011 21:31
Re: Weird request! Sand phobia - need handling advice please :) #1
Hi Suzy :)

Something I found helps when using sand-

Put the sand in the tank and even it out how you want it.

When you're ready to pour in your water, get a dinner plate and place it upside down on the sand.

When you pour in the water pour it slowly onto the plate - this stops the sand from stirring up and saves hours waiting for it to settle :)


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  • Posted on: 6/8/2010 8:10
Re: Household Ammonia?? #2
Homebase! Only place I could find that sold it.

Mossman- it's such a horrible smell that I tied a towel around my face every time I dosed my tank with it!


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  • Posted on: 5/8/2010 10:23
Re: Freshwater Shrimp #3
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.

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  • Posted on: 4/8/2010 14:03
Re: Siamese Fighting fish #4
I've got 1 male Betta, Frank.

Lovely fish with a lot of character- when I go to his tank he comes to the surface, but if anyone else does he shys away

I keep him with Corys in my 3 foot tank, but he is currently in my quarantine tank as he has some issues with his tail He has never seemed lonely or down, and he certainly likes to look at the snails.

Don't forget they don't like a lot of flow in the water.


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  • Posted on: 30/7/2010 21:05
Re: Smallest marine set up? #5
Thanks for the help guys, it's certainly something to consider when Im settled into my apartment.

They look amazing, and I really like the clowns.

I'm certain I could get my girlfriend to buy into it if I tell her we'd have some really cute little fish.

Would just need to make sure our contents cover insures any damage caused if tank leaks etc. I think I saw a similar thread from SEarl earlier today


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  • Posted on: 30/7/2010 21:03
Re: Nasty suprise Biorbe #6
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?


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  • Posted on: 30/7/2010 15:21
Re: Smallest marine set up? #7
Are tanks like the Orca TL-450 any good? And how much more money would I need to budget on top of a tank like the Orca? Is there a standard list of what I'd need for a FOWLR tank?


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  • Posted on: 30/7/2010 14:01
Re: Smallest marine set up? #8
Well that's a shame considering I just sold my 80l tank! lol

However like I say it's not definitely going to happen, and if it does it wont be until October.

Are there any complete sets that are recomended or would it be best to build it up with separate components? What do you need to start a basic set up?


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  • Posted on: 30/7/2010 12:15
Smallest marine set up? #9
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!

Cheers


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  • Posted on: 22/7/2010 12:07
Looking for advice - selling some fishkeeping equipment. #10
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 :)

Nath



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