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captainhaddock captainhaddock
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  • Posted on: 10/1 17:24
Re: New to fishkeeping #1
I found API accu-clear worked really well in mine, I had some cloudyness from the sand I used.


captainhaddock captainhaddock
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  • Posted on: 3/1 10:14
Cheap 5v air pumps #2
Has anyone tried using one of the cheap 5V/usb powered air pumps that appear on ebay? Any experience on life or noise levels appreciated.
The reason I ask is that I have a 5V supply running my led lights and have converted my feeder to run from the same supply rather than having to mess about with batteries so seems like an interesting idea as it has plenty of spare amps to play with and have run out of convenient sockets.


captainhaddock captainhaddock
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  • Posted on: 31/12 14:08
Re: Best food in auto feeder #3
Thanks for that, I have a cunning and devious plan now, I tried opening the feeder and cutting an extra slot where the sensor sits so it only did half a turn but it gives out a tiny amount first turn and lots the second turn so I'll tape that over again and try an epoxied flat shoelace around the screw drum to halve the volume per turn and see how it gets on.
I've always been one for home made solutions.


captainhaddock captainhaddock
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  • Posted on: 30/12 14:28
Best food in auto feeder #4
Hi, newbie here so be gentle with me....
I have a juwel smartfeed auto feeder and currently use ocean nutrition community formular pellets which seems to feed way too much at the minimum setting as the pellets are very small, it has the smaller screw fitted which is right for pellets, flake doesn't seem to get taken well by fish.
Can anyone recomend a good pellet/granular food for this type of feeder.
Not a big issue now but come springtime I go away quite a lot so would be better to get the feeder sorted.
Current setup is:
190 litres
eheim pro4 external filter with extra canister on outlet side full of seachem matrix (1 litre)
Stock level is:
3x peppered coys
2x julii corys
10x neon tetra
2x golden barbs
4x tiger barbs
5x neon dwarf rainbows
All juvenile.

Thanks for any input.