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  • Posted on: 24/10/2020 18:10
Cycling a new tank with mature filter media? #1
Hi everyone!

So I've set up a new 240L tank recently. It has a Fluval 306 external filter. I also have a mature 125L tank running a Fluval 206 canister filter. I've moved all the fish from the 125L tank into the 240L but have taken two of the sponge pads along with a handful of ceramics from the mature tank and put them into the new tank filter. Will this be enough to kick start the cycling process or should I have added more of the filter media?

Fish that have been moved:

11 Electric blue Acara's (very small 1" in size)
4 small platies
Bristlenose Plec
Bamboo Shrimp
1 Guppy
4 Honey Gourami
4 Black Phantom Tetra

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Pcam86 Pcam86
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  • Posted on: 4/9/2020 21:02
Whats wrong with my Platy? #2
Hey,
Can anyone help m diagnose what's wrong with my platy? There's a white lump on his side but he's also ballooned out on that side too?





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  • Posted on: 3/8/2020 10:57
Re: When are electric blue Acara fry safe to put into the main tank (With Dad) #3
I was hoping the aggression wouldn't happen as there's only the male left now


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  • Posted on: 3/8/2020 0:27
When are electric blue Acara fry safe to put into the main tank (With Dad) #4
Hey,

So I have around 20 Electric blue Acara fry in a nursery net which are growing quickly. I usually wait for fry to be large enough so they can't be eaten before releasing them but will they still be fine to go back into the main tank with their Dad or will he attack them as they will be much smaller than him? (Once they're bigger)





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  • Posted on: 23/7/2020 21:39
Is Protalon-707 safe for Bamboo and Amano shrimp? #5
Hey,

I've been getting a hair algae problem for a little while now and wanted to use Protalon-707 to remove it but I'm unsure if this is safe for shrimp? Anyone ever used it?


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  • Posted on: 9/7/2020 9:52
Re: Have I traumatised my female Acara!? #6
She died 😪


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  • Posted on: 7/7/2020 23:52
Re: Have I traumatised my female Acara!? #7
Hopefully! She won't eat or anything right now. I did notice an hour ago that she attempted to poo but it was a small and white (not stringy) wasn't sure if paeasites could have been an issue?


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  • Posted on: 7/7/2020 17:22
Have I traumatised my female Acara!? #8
Hi,

A week ago my Electric blue Acara's spawned and days later I'd sucked the fry out and into a fry nursery inside the tank due to their numbers appearing to fall daily. Since then the female Acara hasn't eaten and will occasionally spit food out if she bother's to venture towards any food at all. For days now she's been either sat in the plants or stays in the corner of the aquarium. Could removing the fry from her have caused this?

My water tests are all normal (Everything is zero, nitrates are virtually zero)

Last night I did randomly lose a platy overnight who'd appeared to have trouble with buoyancy the night before. (I think a few of the fish try to eat the plec algae wafers and as this expands a lot I'm not sure if this could have caused it.

As I'd worried about the Accra I did add Esha 200 and Esha Exit to the tank but nothing has changed on day 3 of the treatment.

any help would be great, thanks.


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  • Posted on: 25/6/2020 17:32
Electric Blue Acara's laid eggs!! Help! #9
Hi everyone, I'd been under the impression that my 2 Acara's were both male but today I've found that they've laid eggs! Do i just leave them to hopefully look after them by themselves or do i ever move the fry into a breeding net?





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  • Posted on: 25/6/2020 12:04
Re: Blue acara. Are these both male? #10
so today I've noticed the two Acara's acting really strange and digging up one of my plants. There appears to be a few eggs on the leaf but at times it looks like they're just eating them etc. I guess i do have a pair.






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