I'm not completely new to fish keeping but always willing to learn more.
I'm currently cycling a new tank which I started 4 week ago. I've used a mature filter pad from the start to kickstart the new cycle but unfortunately in doing so I've introduced detritus worms into the new tank. The cycle is almost complete so I don't want to scrap it and start again.
What can I do to get rid of the worms before introducing any fish? Is there a nuclear option out there? I've read something about hydrogen peroxide but not enough to be confident in using it.
Can anyone tell me what this growth is on the face of one of my Harlequin Rasbora please, and what I need to do to treat it? I also have a colony of red cherry shrimp in the same tank so any treatment needs to be copper free. Thanks for any advice.
Thanks for your reply and good advice which I will follow.
I did start a new sponge filter in my 110 a week ago to replace the mature one I'm going to put in the new tank. How long roughly should it take for a colony of bacteria to build up on this? I'm thinking I'll leave setting up the new tank until this new filter has matured so as not to compromise the 110.
Hi all, I currently have 2 tanks running, a 110ltr and a 70ltr. Both tanks were started from scratch nearly 2 years ago using household ammonia and took about 8 weeks to properly cycle. They are both doing really well thank you very much.
So to my query...I have acquired a third tank and my LFS have told me the easiest way to set it up is to take some water from one of my existing tanks along with one of the spare sponge filters that I have had running for the whole time and that's it I'm cycled!!
Does anyone else use the Fluval U2 filter? I've been running a second hand one a few months now and the venturi valve has never worked. Today the filter packed up so I went to my LFS and bought a brand new one and the venturi doesn't work on that either. Is it a design fault? I have a U3 in my other tank and that one works fine.