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  • Posted on: 15/2/2011 15:21
Re: Fry nursery #1
You are better making a filter with an airline and some filter sponge.


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  • Posted on: 1/6/2010 22:11
Re: Looking to set-up our first marine tank. #2
Copper is only an issue for inverts and corals.


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  • Posted on: 1/6/2010 22:06
Re: Questions on tank cycle #3
You can clean the algae off.

Just wait until ammonia and nitrite are zero then do a water change.

Are you using live rock? I wouldn't of bothered with any cycle products.

I would also add some phosphate remover as soon as possible.

HTH


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  • Posted on: 1/6/2010 21:58
Re: AC Aquatics #4
I ordered my 6x2x2 from them and it was a quality tank.

Highly recommended.


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  • Posted on: 9/2/2010 14:38
Re: Bag buddies? #5
A lot of people use them on that malawi forum you are a member of Mate.


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  • Posted on: 23/1/2010 11:51
Re: Poorly Chromis #6
Point taken Sue.


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  • Posted on: 23/1/2010 0:49
Re: Poorly Chromis #7
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And as for the newbie piping up with that nonsense , do you not think that because something has been worked out throught trial and error to be correct that it's worth perserveing with it ?

Robin , people like you are the cause of so many unnessecary fish deaths its unreal ...

'Oh it'll be ok , just get on with it' ..... hilarious.

No one is giving you 'outdated' advice , just advice on how to give the fish the best chance of survival , that has been gleaned through years ( not just me , but of others too ) of fishkeeping. 25 years ago , it was thought that you had done well to keep a marine fish alive for a year in captivity.

Anyway , good luck with your tank.


Thanks for the great post Howard. Please let me address a few points.

1. Let me first start by saying that I am not a newbie.
Although time in the hobby means nothing IMO.

2. My name is Craig Robinson by the way not Robin.

3. My comment was not aimed at old fish keepers but those that frequent UR.

I have spoken to Mike about this problem and I am confident that he has not taken a step wrong.
I feel that the issue is with the fact that the fish have been directly imported and have had no time in quarantine.
Yeah sure Ideally Mike should quarantine his fish before adding them to his tank but I am sure 90% of us don't.

Regarding the stocking to fast issue, The live rock that Mike bought was fully cured and already a fully colonised bacterial filter and Mike began stocking his tank at an acceptable rate (IMO)

Seen as you are such a marine expert Howard, I look forward to viewing the pics of your reef tank because it must be amazing.


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  • Posted on: 18/1/2010 21:55
Re: Poorly Chromis #8
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The old-timers on UR stock at the same rate ( one a month ).


Says it all really.

A good reason to carry on as you are Mike.


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  • Posted on: 8/7/2009 20:45
Re: super glue gel #9
Super glue is safe.
The gel is best as it doesn't run off before it sets.

It is cheap here.

http://www.fragdoctor.co.uk/equip