Lifting my lid to feed last night and to my horror there was a mayfly sat on the middle bar of my tank looking rather hot and singed but still alive....I know that they lay there eggs in water so now I am worried I will get Nymphs etc how will i know if I have and what will they do ??
If i see any I will hoink them out with a new asap
Most natural way is sun light if you can have them out of your tank for a while then leave them in the garden for the sun to kill of all the algae bring it wash it with hot water just to rinse of any grit etc bobs your uncle works everytime. I had a green castle that was once white put it in the garden for 3 days and it looked brand new!
Thanks for the suggestions guys they all sound fab what i might do is use some foam inside the cage at the bottom of the inlet pipe and see how i get on with that.
i am guessing the shrimp must of got sucked up when they were really small as I have seen adults just sat on the bottom of the inlet pipe and there fine so I am not even sure there is that much of a suction on it to be honest
I have a Fluval Roma 240 with an external Fluval 305 after 4 weeks I did my first filter clean out I was suprised how clean it was considering it had been running for 4 weeks but to my horror inside the filter were 30 - 40 RCS they have obviously been sucked up / swam up the outlet but not sure how to stop it?!?!?!
Can you put netting over the cage at the bottom or maybe a piece of foam inside?? but i don't want to stop it sucking up dead plant matter as well as i don't want it to look unsightly in my ever so pleasing to the eye tank!!!
any advice would be much appreciated a weird one i know!!
Hi - I brought 12 RCS about 2 months ago or so and now i have abuot 80!!! they live with guppies, lemon tetra, rosy tetra, rummy nose tetra, bristlenose plec, some catfish, corys penguin tetra and there fine!! still carrying eggs around most of the females so I am expecting even more....
I brought a little shrimp hide out for mine its a pyramid of tubes covered in fern moss and they love it they spend there time inide and lay their eggs outside.
just go with the flow I am sure it will be fine xx
Thanks for all your help guys I have taken Eagles advice and started putting my tank together can't wait I have 50 plants coming from ebay hopefully tomorrow so that will be the planting done then rest of old tank water then fish...although might put in cherry shrimp soon so they can start cleaning there little hearts out haha I brought 12 now have 60 odd hee hee
I think everything is ok my old tank has been running fine without much fuss xx