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  • Posted on: 14/9/2007 9:56
Re: Just a general rage! #1
If you can't feel it on the outside it may just be a scratch. Maybe from when you took the gravel out.


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  • Posted on: 14/9/2007 9:12
Re: Just a general rage! #2
If it's a new tank you should take it back asap. It's worrying that you found any crack at all. When it's full of water, the pressure might be enough to open it further, making it bigger than it looks when empty.

What do you keep the tank on? Is it on a stand?


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  • Posted on: 14/9/2007 7:49
Re: Bought some plants now ive got a load of snails! #3
Whenever I've seen sidthimunki loaches they've always been really expensive, kind of £7 each type of price. I seem to remember the imports were banned some time ago so the only ones available were captive bred which isn't easy, hence the price hike. I might have my facts/memory/both scrambled though!


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  • Posted on: 13/9/2007 9:37
Re: Geophagus pics #4
Nice. How do your plants cope?


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  • Posted on: 13/9/2007 9:27
Re: Newbie!!! Help!!! #5
That one looks nice. Comes with a cabinet as well which I don't think the first one did. Tanks are quite heavy, especially when full of water so you have to think where you're going to keep it. You couldn't put it on the average sideboard as it will bend too much and you wouldn't be able to open any draws! Also, there'll be the odd spillage of water as well which is worth bearing in mind.

The filter on the first tank is something I've never heard of and the lid does look like it's got a dent in it. I'd go for the second one.

Oh, something else thinking about is collecting it. When you order a new tank they'll come and deliver it to your doo and will probably (should) position it where you want it. If you get it off ebay, you'll need some strong friends and big car!


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  • Posted on: 13/9/2007 9:10
Re: Inspire me! #6
Regarding the plec, they do like a bit of leaf in their diet and if you don't supply it they'll take it where they can. I give mine boiled spinach in a lettuce clip, but if I leave it too long it turns my amazon sword leaves transparent!


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  • Posted on: 13/9/2007 8:52
Re: White spot all over my fish and one dying :-( #7
Elephant nose fish come from west africa and the rivers are quite tidal so generally have fluctuating levels of salt (same as kribs as well). Thanks Cathie for confirming it, as it was a bit of leap of faith!

My ammonnia reference was because your nitrite isn't 0. I thought you may have had an ammonia spike which has now developed into a nitrite spike. Hopefully, this will now come down as well. If the puffers are only small and the tank isn't overstocked then I'd be surprised if there was an ammonnia spike though, unless there was some uneaten food of the filter is too small.


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  • Posted on: 13/9/2007 8:26
Re: Unusual Decorations for Tanks #8
I agree. I don't think I'd go the varnish route either, I'd constantly be worrying about it.


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  • Posted on: 12/9/2007 12:30
Re: new tank for shell dwellers #9
Have they still got the fish or are you having to reorder them?

I'm looking forward to seeing pics of the new inhabitants!


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  • Posted on: 12/9/2007 11:39
Re: White spot all over my fish and one dying :-( #10
Was the tank cycled fully before you added the new puffers? How big are the new ones? I'm wondering if the new additions have caused an ammonia spike which the filter is struggling to cope with. The whitespot would then be a consequence of that as the fishes immune system would be low.

Try raising the temperature to 28C, put an airpump is as well because of the lower oxygen levels and add a bit of salt, something like a teaspoon per gallon (don't use table salt).



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