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  • Posted on: 13/1/2004 15:52
Re: Fluval Filter ate my Guppy #1
Thanks again for your reply :o)

I just rang the LFS that sold the guppies to me after they did the water test & spoke to the Manager. I told him that the test water came back pink & I was told that I could buy up to 4 guppies, as they are hardy fish.

According to the Manager of the shop, guppies are not hardy & I should not have been sold fish to go in my tank yet. He was very concerned that one of his staff had given me wrong information & told me to go back to the shop & ask to speak to him personally. He said he would re test the water for everything (inc ammonia & nitrites), reimburse the price of the guppies & recommend some hardier fish.

I have just ordered the Tetra Test Laborette & will start testing as soon as it arrives, so I become used to using it.
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  • Posted on: 12/1/2004 16:46
Re: Fluval Filter ate my Guppy #2
Thanks for the reply, Fishadmin.

I lost the last guppie last night so will invest in a multi test kit & leave the tank fish free for a week.

The shop I bought the fish from tested the water before I bought the guppies & said the water was OK - all I saw was some pink liquid in a test tube, so I'm not sure what test he did.
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  • Posted on: 11/1/2004 19:50
Re: Fluval Filter ate my Guppy #3
Thank you very much for your reply, Marc.

Sadly I have lost a further 2 fish out of my original 4 today . It seems they got stuck in the bubbles at the back of my tank(from a rubber bubble tube attached to an air pump) & just keeled over on their backs & floated up to the surface dead. I am now left with a very lonely orange tailed Guppy, which looks healthy enough.

Luckily I only started with 4 fish I guess !.

Can you recommend any good testing kits on the market that test for Ammonia & Nitrates, as I tested the water for Ph, hard water & buffering zones before I bought the fish & the water seemed OK.
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  • Posted on: 11/1/2004 13:35
Fluval Filter ate my Guppy #4
Something very strange has just happened. After introducing my first 4 Guppies to my new fresh water aquarium yesterday, I noticed one of them had disappeared this morning.

I searched high & low & decied to move the tank out to investigate the back & found the poor missing Guppy stuck on the filter intake. Surely this is highly un-normal & I have never heard of this happening.

We are using the Fluval 1 Plus filter, which came with the tank we bought, & it doesn't have an adjustable speed on it.

Anyone know how to avoid this happening again, as I am sure it was a horrible way to die.
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  • Posted on: 9/1/2004 21:43
Re: Hi there - I have just joined #5
Thanks for the reply Louise. Its good to know I'm not the only new starter :o)

I will take a look at some beacon tetras, as I haven't seen any yet.
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  • Posted on: 9/1/2004 14:15
Hi there - I have just joined #6
Hi there, just thought I would introduce myself.

I live in London & have just set up a 37.5 litre fresh water fish tank. I haven't bought any fish yet, as the tank is still settling in.

Anyone have any tips as to which fish are ideal to start my new hobby with ? I am thinking of getting a few Guppies & Mollies to start with & a cute fiddler crab too.
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