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  • Posted on: 24/1/2013 21:52
Re: High ph #1
Its a little bit higher than you'd want for keeping tetra's.

Any particular reason you're doing a fish-in cycle??

The way would be to have a mix of RO water.


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  • Posted on: 20/1/2013 21:32
Re: How many/ what fish #2
Betta's are compatible with very few fish. They will likely kill the guppies.

Can you post your water parameters so that people can advise better.


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  • Posted on: 18/1/2013 20:27
Amazed... #3
Well. When I increased my barbs to 12... I had quite a few very small ones. After a few days the numbers thinned by 2... I thought they must have died and been eaten (as they were the smallest in the tank).

Cleaned out filter after after 2 weeks... jumped when a body bobbed up. Put fingers in and it went away... thought it just sank. As I emptied some water out, to my amazement was one of the barbs swimming around.

He must of been small enough to fit through the hole in the 3d background and got sucked up the filter.

Sadly I also found the 2nd missing one already dead in the filter.


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  • Posted on: 17/1/2013 20:29
Re: Plants keep dieing, Help? #4
Remember is almost like a triangle, if you unbalance it you can cause serious algae issues. Lighting, ferts and co2 all need to be balanced for an algae free system.

If you want to go down co2, google diy fire extinguisher co2 systems. Very cost effective. The outlay is ?80 for a decent regulator with a solinoid, and ?20 every 3 months for a 2kg FE.

Once plants get used to the "high" life, they don't like going back, so beware one you start dosing you're sort of stuck with doing it.


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  • Posted on: 17/1/2013 20:26
Re: gold gourami . nose out of joint !!1 #5
Gourami are aggressive fish. Personally my opaline gourami is the biggest chicken of the lot, not an aggressive bone in his body.


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  • Posted on: 17/1/2013 20:24
Re: Still waiting... no movement on the nitrites! #6
NitrItes are the slower growing bacteria in the cycle, I believe they take 24hrs to multiply.


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  • Posted on: 15/1/2013 9:05
Re: Plants keep dieing, Help? #7
I was going to use "Ecocomplete" in my tank, but they had no stock in when i ordered. Its an all-in-one type, so might be worth a look.

If money is burning a hole in your pockets you could get some ADA soil's.

There is some DIY methods also would checking out.


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  • Posted on: 14/1/2013 18:42
Re: Newbie help - I realise this has been asked before... #8
You could set it up as a shrimp tank perhaps.


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  • Posted on: 13/1/2013 18:50
Re: Red Lotus Tiger lily? #9
Got any pictures? Sounds like a nice looking plant.


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  • Posted on: 13/1/2013 18:47
Re: easiest plants to grow in sand?? #10
Sand is fine for most plants.

Its more dependant on your lighting, co2 and ferts.

You'll find moses, anubius, vallis, cabomba are all easy to grow..

Floating plants like frogbit grow quick and are easy. Stay away from duckweed if you don't want to be cleaning it out every week.



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