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suilaire suilaire
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  • Posted on: 28/1/2013 22:41
Angel eggs #1
Hi folks

I have an Amazonian set up, with 4 angel fish of whom 2 have paired off. They laid eggs tonight, and both were busy with them, making all the right moves... I have a nursery tank full of cory fry just now, so thought I'd try to rear the angels too. I gave them a couple of hours, then removed the leaf on which they'd laid. Since then I've read you should leave them for 24 hours, as that is how long the fertilisation period takes. Have I failed?!

I removed them more quickly as it is a community tank and the angels usually give up their territorial behaviour and either let someone else come in and eat the eggs, or they do it themselves, within a couple of hours.

What are their chances? And how long before I know if they've made it?

Thanks, Cristina
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  • Posted on: 5/9/2012 11:30
nano planted aquarium #2
Hi All

It's been a while!

I'm getting on great with my 55 gallon Amazon set up, and am now thinking of putting my wee teeny tiny tank into use now that I have discovered the joys of CO2 growth.

What should I know before starting? My initial thoughts are as follows:

Eco complete substrate (deep)
Home brewed CO2 system
Plant friendly light tube

But I'd love to know if there's any specific issues with this mini ecosystem, if there are any particularly good plants and if there are actually any fish that will be happy in a teeny tank?

I am not sure exact size of tank - around one foot cubed.

Thanks, C
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  • Posted on: 5/12/2011 20:46
Re: Filter advice #3
Thank you Piggo64 - great to hear from someone who's used them!

Do you think a 2217 is adequate for a mature 55 gallon tank? Do you run anything else alongside?

Is there a bigger one, or would that be too powerful?

Cristina
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  • Posted on: 5/12/2011 16:24
Re: Filter advice #4
Thanks Everyone!

I like the sounds of the taps on the Eheim - will look into that.

I have 5 angels, 13 red tip tetras, 2 pim pictus, 6 corys and a plec.

All of whom are over 2 years old (and the only fish I have put in this set up, except one poor angel who died in transit).

Maybe it is just me with the 305! I have kept fish for over 10 years, and always been quite fond of my fluval 4s.... Time for a big change!

Cristina
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  • Posted on: 5/12/2011 15:31
Re: Filter advice #5
The issue I had with the externals was that I would flood the place and lose tank water perhaps one time in every three that I cleaned it out.

I don't want to go down that route again. Do fluval 305 have a reputation for that, or is it just me?!

I don't mind taking up space in the tank, and am not on a tight budget - really want to get the best filter for the job.

Anyone got any thoughts on internal vs external?

Cristina
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  • Posted on: 5/12/2011 15:07
Filter advice #6
Hi folks

Just looking for advice about a new filter for my 55 gallon planted Amazon set up, with mature fish (who have mature poos).

Have had an external fluval 305 - which really didn't work for me, hated it! And always had to run a fluval 4+ alongside.

Looking for one set up to replace both. Preferrably internal.

Any recommendations?

Cristina
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  • Posted on: 4/9/2010 16:12
Re: Any Pleco experts please? #7
Hi Noodle

Thanks for your PM, but I am afraid I am no expert on plecs.

I think it will come down to the individual fish - plecs are pretty laid back creatures, so I wouldn't expect there will be a problem... But make sure there is plenty of food, so no fighting, and plenty of hidey holes for them if they need to get out of each other's way. I'd suggest large pieces of bogwood with holes/gaps and/or pipes/tunnels.

Is there any way you could take the sailfin on a trial basis?

Hope someone more experienced comes along. Only tank I know with several large plecs is at North Queensferry, the Deep Sea World piranha tank - which has at least a dozen full size plecs living in harmony.
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  • Posted on: 30/7/2010 16:50
Re: whats your favourite fish? #8
Favourite fish: Plec - any plec, the bigger the better!

Dream fish: Clown loach - even though I've had them in the past, I would love to have a proper massive river system for full grown clowns, at least ten of them.

Reason I haven't got clown loaches yet: I have learnt so much from this forum, and now know how to keep fish in their optimum environment, and will never sacrifice their conditions for my pleasure - so will have to wait til it's my turn to win the lottery to be able to convert a room into an aquarium!

Loving the other ideas too - cor, if I won the lottery I think I'd have a different set up in each room of my new mansion!
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  • Posted on: 29/7/2010 15:23
Re: Fish Tanks in Apartments #9
If you find out that the floor is wooden rather than concreted, best thing to do to be safe is to put the tank across several wooden joists rather than the weight lying solely on one or two - so it will affect where you can position it.

Hope you manage to get your fishies!
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  • Posted on: 28/7/2010 22:02
Re: snails - friend or foe of planted aquarium? #10
Hmmm - that's interesting about the harder water - mine are looking less colourful than when I bought them, so I guess my neutral ph (ph 7) won't be helping them...

Is there anything I can do to harden my water without upsetting my fish?

Thanks!
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