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  • Posted on: 26/8/2014 4:34
absolute disaster #1
hey everyone,
its been so long since i posted and thats really because everything has been going perfectly for a year got some gorgeous plant life in my aquarium got some cockatoo cichlids breeding and my aquarium has been the best hobby i have had.
Tonight may just have been the worst night i have ever had as far as fishkeeping goes, i have been working on a university project and finished at 1.30 tonight and got to sleep at 2.00 AM i hear gargling and i thought it was someone being sick then dripping so i get up to look at my aquarium and my first thought is my filter is leaking so i turn it off but no much worse when i get the lights on water is gushing out spurting upwards from the bottom seal, i get everyone in the house up to help we managed to get as much water out as we could and after the most dificult catch i get 2 loaches out but i couldnt see the other loach anywhere so i only assume it has been vacumed up by someone siphoning water out, so i get all my fish in my bucket and get a heater and emergency filter in i put all my filter media in a basin and set an air pump running with it and as i o upstairs i hear something dripping from my driftwood i look in and my other loach is sitting in there god only knows how it was alive because it must have been out of the water for an hour but i grab a pint pot fill it with water and put it in and it starts swimming around so as of yet no deaths, in a few hours me and my sister are going to set up a big plastic storage container for the fish while i locate them a new aquarium, the filter media is fed with amonia and fingers crossed i dont have too many deaths but they are all traumatised.
i know theres probably no help anyone can give me but i thought i would share my terribke experience with you all,
when it gets light outside i will post a picture of the huge crack which is where the water was spurting from, i have no idea how it even started.
anyway i will try and get an hour of sleep before i start work on keeping them alive in daylight hours.
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  • Posted on: 24/5/2013 23:23
Re: leaving present #2
Oh and you can get them to do tricks by using a magnetic stick hahaha ,
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  • Posted on: 24/5/2013 23:22
leaving present #3
That's it I'm all done with the mandatory education system as of today and because my tutor knows about my love of fish she bought me a very fitting gift that I think is amazing and I thought I should share it with you all,
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  • Posted on: 24/4/2013 17:48
Re: bullying #4
The deed has been done I believe I have a yellow very over protective cichlid so I believe he has been busy
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  • Posted on: 21/4/2013 21:33
Re: Fish tank light #5
Just be wary when using rocket aquatics I have ordered from them twice and the first time I received the thing I ordered a month after I ordered it and the second thing which was an led light never came so I tried to contact them and got no answer , in the end I had to claim the money back from master card. But this could just be my bad experience,
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  • Posted on: 19/4/2013 20:42
Re: where to buy RO water cheap #6
I used to buy mine from maidenhead aquatics at ?3 for 25 litres but then I had issues with high levels of hardnesses and nitrate in the ro water and the thing that totally turned me off the idea of buying it was receiving a container of ro water that they had spilt salt in . so I bought an ro filter that was quite cheap and didn't need to be plumbed in and it works brilliantly http://www.vyair.com/scripts/prodView ... Product=54&utm_source=gmc
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  • Posted on: 18/4/2013 20:47
Re: My oranda doesnt like light #7
This is going to make me sound very sad but one of the things that interests me most is the nitrogen cycle
Fish produce ammonia (a form of nitrogen) from gills pee and poop, a type of bacteria that live in your filter break the ammonia down into nitrite (another form of nitrogen)then from this another sort of bacteria break nitrite down to nitrate and this is the end of the cycle nitrate is the end product.
Any amount of amonia and nitrite means there are problems are caused to your fish ammonia burns fish and nitrite changes the red blood cells so they can't carry oxygen as well. They are both very toxic.
Nitrate presents non immediate real dangers but it does weaken the fishes immune system and can make them weak and more prone to disease. I keep my nitrate at 10-15 but other people keep it at slightly higher with no problems it all depends how tolarable your fish are of nitrate.
If you could test your tap water for nitrate it would tell you if you had enough nitrate in your tap water that you will need a denitrater filter.
Sorry for all the writing but any more questions just ask I've just completed a very long asignement on the nitrogen cycle so I should be able to answer most questions.
Hope this helps,
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  • Posted on: 15/4/2013 19:45
Re: Happy Birthday fishlady #8
Happy birthday fishlady !!!🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰
Thank you so much for all your help this year and I hope you have another great year !!!
😁🍓🍉🐡🐟🐠😃
Many happy returns ,
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  • Posted on: 14/4/2013 22:44
Re: "O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!" #9
"Mr weirdo" hahaha 🐠🐡🐟😂


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  • Posted on: 14/4/2013 21:20
Re: "O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!" #10
Our last dog was a rogue due Bordeaux crossed with a northern Inuit and he was huge but he was the best escape artist out there and we became the unpopular neighbour after he escaped a few times but we just covered everything in chicken wire and we had no more escapes luckily. Now we have a pointer who has grown past the breed standard and he is huge so we are extending our fences past 6ft so he doesn't jump over. I do love the responsibility of being a pet owner hahaha .
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