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  • Posted on: 18/5/2008 20:03
Re: transporting fishys #1
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Couldnt drop by and pick up an acara for GWA could ya?




Not a problem...is he any good at catching???
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  • Posted on: 18/5/2008 19:55
Re: transporting fishys #2
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Hire a helicopter.


Why hire a whirly when I have my own Cessna Citation Excel?

I was considering a large water filled case and running one of my Eheims through it from a 12volt supply with an inverter, I'm less concerned about temps as air temperature will be around 28 degrees fairly swiftly (10ish hours) and it will be done in Summer.

Would I still need to separate the fish to avoid 'stress' based aggression?
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  • Posted on: 18/5/2008 19:38
Re: transporting fishys #3
So how would one go about a longer term of transportation...48 hours say?
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  • Posted on: 17/5/2008 20:22
Re: new tank #4
Be a little wary of fish shop advice, too often the demands of the till outweigh the best interests of the fish.

If you're not happy with any advice you're given then check on here first, no-one makes anything out of this site so it's generally top advice.
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  • Posted on: 16/5/2008 19:39
Re: diy food #5
So you're not keen on that one then?
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  • Posted on: 16/5/2008 19:32
Re: fin rot or cotton wool fungus #6
...although perhaps another week wouldn't go amiss to give the filter a chance to get going.

Are you using API's Ammo-lock? If so then they say that it won't prevent the filter cycling anyway, that said I don't see how it can fail to slow things down.

If you do stop the Ammo-lock, make sure you keep on top of the testing, probably daily until you are happy it's fully cycled again.

Bear in mind that it could well be 3-4 weeks before the filter is properly cycled.
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  • Posted on: 15/5/2008 20:39
Re: Tank weight?... #7
300kg on a reinforced concrete floor wll be fine, I have exactly that myself.

To be honest it weighs about the same as a bath full of water, and it's never going to trouble a solid floor. 250 litres isn't that big in the grand scheme of things and personally I'd only worry about it on one of the new lightweight timber floors.

That said if you're really concerned about it then get the SE in...I wouldn't bother.
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  • Posted on: 15/5/2008 20:25
Re: fin rot or cotton wool fungus #8
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...added ammolock tested ammonia below below 0.25 ph still 7.0 - after 2 days ammonia still 0.25 carried further water changed using gravel syphon 30% added further ammolock per instruction ... suspect nitrite !


OK, with Ammo-lock in the tank you may well get a reading for Ammonia. It's in there it's just been converted to a safe form.
However, without an available Ammonia source there shouldn't be anything to be converted into Nitrite. As I understand it the Ammo-lock will lock the Ammonia away making it unavailable. Also without a running a cycled filter there's unlikely to be any bacteria to convert the Ammonia anyway.

So, a Nitrite spike is unlikely. I'm assuming that you are adding Aquasafe in the correct quantity to suit the amount of water you're adding at your water change rather than the whole tanks volume.

All of this can of course be confirmed with a decent test kit. The API master kit is well thought of on here, indeed I use it, it's readily available although if you can't find it eBay always seem to have sellers.
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  • Posted on: 2/5/2008 22:29
Re: Where to go to find a fish competent vet? #9
Coat..door...gone!
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  • Posted on: 2/5/2008 22:06
Re: Where to go to find a fish competent vet? #10
Didn't know Peter Andre had gone into veterinary medecine
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