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  • Posted on: 22/2/2017 2:02
Gumtree no longer allowing adverts for the sale of fish #1
Just a heads up to everyone. It seems that Gumtree have recently changed their rules and no longer allow the sale of fish on their website. I understand it's for the welfare of the fish, so it's hard to argue. In the past I've bought a lot of my African Cichlids from fishkeepers selling on Gumtree, with a few of them rare breeds that I've not come across in any shops so it's a bit of a shame in that regard.

Here's the link to their new rules;
http://help.gumtree.com/articles/Gene ... sting-Rules-Pets-Category


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  • Posted on: 11/1/2017 19:39
Re: Heaters #2
Are condensation bubbles not the norm for the inside of heaters? All my heaters have them and they're different makes.


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  • Posted on: 11/1/2017 16:47
Re: Recommendations for air pumps please. #3
I would highly recommend the Ehiem air pumps. By far the quietest air pumps I've ever owned and they produce good output. They're not the cheapest on the market but they are definitely worth paying that small bit extra for.


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  • Posted on: 11/11/2016 16:30
Re: fluorescent tube lighting swapping to LED #4
It depends on what type of ballast is fitted to your hood. If it's a standard magnetic ballast then Arcadia do Led tubes to convert from standard fluorescent tubes. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ARCADIA-CLA ... m:mnX0-m4dxruaI68KpXeoBVw
They do not work with electronic ballasts or Juwel aquariums though.


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  • Posted on: 14/10/2016 18:48
Re: Is this "Kleen Off Ammonia" Safe to Cycle an Aquarium #5
They've changed the label. That's the new design. Last bottle I received was blue & white but one I used before was orange, yellow and white. Perfectly safe for a fishless cycle.


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  • Posted on: 4/7/2016 18:08
Re: Water change after fishless cycle #6
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james15 wrote:
The short answer is most of it. At that level I'd guess at least 80%, then see what the level is. And you're right, the high nitrate level is the result of not doing water changes, which are (usually) unneccessary during a fishless cycle. For the cycle to be complete the ammonia should be fully processed to nitrate within 12 hours.

Aye, Ammonia & Nitrite are back to 0 within 12 hours so I think I'm about good to go. I did think myself that the water change would need to be a big one but thought it best to check on this. Thanks for your help James!


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  • Posted on: 4/7/2016 17:34
Water change after fishless cycle #7
Hi folks!
Currently setting up another tank. I've been doing a fishless cycle with household Ammonia. I can't remember exactly when I started tbh, reckon it's been roughly 6-7 weeks and I now have the Nitrite converted to Nitrate within 12 hours so reckon the nitrogen cycle is just about complete. I haven't done any partial water changes during the cycle and my latest Nitrate reading is very high.(between 80ppm-160ppm I reckon) I always struggle matching the Nitrate colour chart on the API master test kit tbh. I'm assuming the high Nitrate reading is the result of me doing no water changes but I'd read water changes weren't necessary during a fishless cycle. Anyway my question is 'how much water do you reckon I should change to bring the Nitrate down to a safe enough level for adding fish'? I've read conflicting answers about this online.


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  • Posted on: 20/6/2016 20:40
Re: A pond with tropical fish #8
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nathangoudie wrote:
The pond looks awesome but I would definitely not go that way. And I also recommend others not to do that.

The thing is that pond is a mess in term of stock. He has fish that prefer really really hard water and also fish that is better off in soft water. It means trouble will happen one day.

He also keep carnivore with herbivore which is also not a good idea.

malawi cichlids might be a bit harder to maintain than it looks.
Tell me about it. I have two Malawi tanks. The aggression levels are a nightmare at times. I know what you mean about the mixture of soft/hard water species. That's one of the things I was amazed at. Also the mixture of aggressive and peacefuk species. At least he wont have to worry about winter living in Hawaii.


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  • Posted on: 19/6/2016 19:00
Re: A pond with tropical fish #9
Came across this on Youtube earlier. Looks really cool. Such a wide range of tropical fish. I'm amazed at how well they all get along. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMsSeHs2gOM


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  • Posted on: 29/5/2016 15:23
Re: Seachem Prime & Fishless Cycling #10
Thanks Fishlady. Helpful as always. I'd rather use Prime as a smaller dose is required so it lasts a lot longer than other conditioners.



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