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  • Posted on: 31/5 17:27
Re: Adding Vitamins to fish food #1
I actually have some minaroll on order but not due till the end of the week and will certain be interesting to see how it goes. I have only been able to get the 20ml bottle, while they advertise the 180ml and 500ml I have not found it for sale yet. I will see home the fish get on with it and then decide


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  • Posted on: 30/5 21:36
Adding Vitamins to fish food #2
I have a large tank (5ft 90Gal) of mainly Mbuna's and several of the fish are suffering with Lymphocystis which after much research I know is not treatable (at least in the medical sense), but I found many references to making sure that your fish are fed with foods containing vitamins, and trace elements etc. Well I have been feeding mine either flake or pellets from a no name supplier and the odd bit of cucumber, I have tried other foods (shelled pea, strawberry, spinach but they barely ate any of that). So I started feeding them Hikari pellets and also looking looking at supplyments that I can add to the fish food. I have also started adding adding Seachem Nourish to some Spirulina flakes and feeding the fish with that.

Is anybody adding supplyments to the fish food, if so what kind? What fish foods are you feeding your fish? and finally does anybody make any supplements to feed their fish?

Any info you can pass I will be most greatful


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  • Posted on: 10/10/2015 23:30
New tank at last #3
It took a while to get it set up, I bought the tank S\H in January but after a lot of trials and tribulations I moved all my fish into the new tank a couple of weeks ago. Still need to sort the lighting out but at least the inhabitants are happy

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  • Posted on: 12/1/2015 21:13
Just found babies!! #4
It was water change and filter clean night night and I found two babies in the filter (Fluval 204) first one I spotted was swimming in the dirty bucket of water I had just cleaned the foam pads in. So surprised I quickly netted him and but him in with my other babies.

Unfortunately that was not a good idea as he was more like new born and my other babies are more like icnh long teenagers, so that had a bit of fresh meat for supper

Having found one baby in the bucket I decided to pour the bucket down the sink through one of my nets and low and behold we found another little baby, he went into one of those small floating fry tanks. He seem no worse for the expereince.

Not sure what he his, he can only be one of three, Yellow lab (don't think so this guys dark), Yelleo tail Acei or Metricalima Greshakei.

Has anybody else found babies in there filter??
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  • Posted on: 11/1/2015 22:33
Aquired another tank #5
I was fortunate to get my hands on a new tank (new to me), it is a biggy at 60" x 24" x 18". It was in use until a couple of months ago so it be sound.

First question it needs a bit of a clean, (limescale, and general muck), I am thinking scouring pad, salt, bicarbonate of soda, warm water and elbow grease, any other suggestions.

Second Q, does anybody have any sites which can shine any light on building your own stand. It is not so much the building or the material, but the useful little nuggets of info that can save time and ebrassment in the long run.

Q3 At 423ltrs I am thinking two heaters, yes\no ??

Q4 I have two Fluval 204's external filters will they be enough to start with? I seem to remember being told years ago you need 3.5 time the tank capacity in filtration throughput per hour. AT the start the only fish going in will be the fish in my 169ltr tank (about Malawi Chilids 20)

Q5 Anybody know of a web site or video that show building your own artificial rock backdrop from Styrofoan and modelling cement??

Q6 When I have had flat glass bottom tanks I have always used Polystrenne between the tank and base unit to even out any irregularities. Due to the weight of this tank when it is filled I am considering using Styrofoam (it is normally blue, just has light as polystyrenne but harder to crush), will that work??

Ok I have asked enough for now, if anybody has any info they can pass on I would greatly appreciate it
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  • Posted on: 11/1/2015 21:51
Hello all #6
Back again, been a while since my last visit (that was just after my tank burst). Hope everybody has been keeping well and enjoying their fishy friends

Thankfully there is no emergency reason for my return this time, just looking for some advice on tidying up a tank I have aquired (I will post questions in the relevant forum).

Look forward to chatting to you all
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  • Posted on: 28/4/2013 22:05
Interior design #7
I am thinking of building a rock face for the back of my new tank and I am considering using Aerated Concrete blocks. Can anybody tell me if these types of blocks are save to use in a fish tank. My reason for wanting to use these blocks is that they are light and can be carved and shaped easily.

Scroll down to section 4 of the link below to read about the make up of the blocks

https://environment7.uwe.ac.uk/resourc ... eb/walls/blocks/print.htm
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  • Posted on: 10/2/2013 18:37
New tank setup #8
Now the insurance on my old tank has been sorted, I am start to think about spending it on a new tank :)

I am looking at a couple of tanks in the 200 to 240ltr size range, I am considering setting up a Malawi Cichlids tank, housing fish like Labidochromis Caeruleus.

My biggest concern at the moment is the weight of rock to produce a habitat (I think in part it is because the cracked base in my previous tank). I know I can use the so called egg shell squared plastic mesh on the bottom of the tank too help spread the weight. I have looked at the available rock and rock shaped ornaments and found they are either heavy and expensive or light but look nothing like the real thing and expensive.

My next question is what substrate to use, I was considering a crushed coral shell (to help with getting the PH up) or a mixed, course grit and crushed coral shell substrate

Does anybody have any thoughts or suggestions.
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  • Posted on: 10/2/2013 18:06
Re: Oh what fun #9
Just an update, the Insurance has paid out, I think the important point in our claim was the fact that the stand was the one supplied and recommended by Aqua One so the tank and the stand were viewed as one item. I think had we used a different stand we would not of won the insurance claim and not to mention we would not of been covered under warranty from Aqua One for tank defects when it was new.

Now the hard jobs starts of what new tank to get.
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  • Posted on: 26/1/2013 18:42
Anybody got one of these tanks? #10
Been out doing a bit of window shopping for prices for a new tank (for the insurance man). I must admit that I found these tanks on line at Maidenhead Aquatics and went and had a look at them today

http://fishkeeper.co.uk/site/product/ ... uarium-and-cabinet-vxa030

They look all ok but I read on-line a guy who had a problem with the lid warping and one of the ones in the shop (not the same tank as the link above but from the same range and set-up as a marine tank) the door was warped. Has anybody got one or heard any thing about these tanks and stands??
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