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  • Posted on: 18/9/2014 22:37
Re: Bought a house, has a pond, I need some help... alot of help #1
I'll take a camera with me over the next few days, mostly the feature is covered in an ivy which I will need to pull off, there is a large fig bush behind it also so that will need to go and I believe the sap of a fig bush is quite hazardous so will need to take some precaution.

Irrespective of what it looks like, the liner is plastic and appears to be a heavy duty plastic liner that someone has taken great deal of effort to get looking good. How can I empty the water if there isn't a pump? Could I walk in it and if so could the water be dangerous given that it will be nasty and there is perhaps an inch of silt at the bottom.

Ultimately I am hoping that this pond will be big enough to house some Golden Orfe but if not I'll buy a few yellow goldfish which should like quite striking in there.


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  • Posted on: 17/9/2014 17:29
Bought a house, has a pond, I need some help... alot of help #2
Hello everyone, it has been a while.

I have just purchased my own property and it has a pond.

The property was a reposed home so I have quite literally no clue as to what the pond set up is, what kind of pump and filtration it has or even if the pump and filter are still there, where the equipment is housed, nothing.

It does have a quite attractive water fall feature which has a large ivy covering it, there is a little well to one side which is overgrown with ivy and I wonder if that is where the filter is but having only collected the keys a few hours ago, have not had time to pull it all out.

The pond has been partially emptied and was then covered but I'm not sure when, rumours from the water and energy companies that the bills haven't been paid for years which could mean that the water that is in there is rain water... a lot of rain water, that has built up over a few years.

I think it would be nice to get this back into use but have absolutely no idea where to start or how to clean it out or how to even empty it.

Please help.


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  • Posted on: 11/11/2013 20:45
Is aquarium lighting energy efficient? #3
As per the title, how energy efficient is aquarium lighting?

I ask as the lights on my new tank are so bright that they illuminate the room they are in quite well.


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  • Posted on: 6/10/2013 17:41
Re: Need help choosing a new tank #4
I 've got about 8 Cory's, not sure exactly how many as I had babies at one point and gave a load away.

The differences between the tank is more than just the volume, one is longer, being the vision, whilst the other is a cube.


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  • Posted on: 6/10/2013 16:06
Need help choosing a new tank #5
I've been out looking at new tanks today, I've seen two tanks that will be suitable for the space and price range, they are the juwel lido 200 or the jewel vision 180.

The vision is a few inches wider whereas the lido is more of a cube, same equipment but the vision has a more expensive stand which bring the price of the two tanks equal.

I have two adult angel fish and a a shoal of corydoras's catfish to home in there and also an ancistrus plec.

Can you let me knew which tank would be more suitable and why please.

FYI, I'm carrying my existing tetra tec ex700 canister over from my old set up and will be using a fine sand substrate a huge peice of bog wood for the corner and silk plants.


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  • Posted on: 21/7/2013 16:46
Re: Fish tank broke during night - save my angel fish! #6
Just looking at what could have caused it to crack and have discovered that the aquaone ar620t is prone to cracking on the rounded corners, like mine did.

Has anyone ever got anything out of the manufacturers for faults and defects?

This experience has really shaken my confidence with any rounded corner tanks, especially as it is quite clear now that the tank has cracked, that the glass on the corners is particularly thin, as in comparable to a cheap wine glass thin, whilst the sides appear to be somewhat thicker


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  • Posted on: 21/7/2013 14:38
Re: Fish tank broke during night - save my angel fish! #7
I've moved the Angels and pleco to a friends quarantine tank, fortunately its empty of fish but set and ready to go. It's a 60litre jobbie so a lot smaller than they're used to. She also had a spare 45 litre that was in need of a clean which I've set up to hold the cory's.


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  • Posted on: 21/7/2013 6:21
Fish tank broke during night - save my angel fish! #8
Hi my fish tank broke during the night, glass split. I have a pair of angel fish, well bonded pair, that desperately need a home.

I have a shoal of corydoras catfish and an ancistrus pleco in need of saving too.

I am in Maidstone in kent, near the big sainsbury's.


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  • Posted on: 27/4/2012 12:17
Re: Moving house #9
Tank is 35 gallons Aquaone AR620T with 2 Tetratec EX700 filters.

2 angel fish, a male and female, appx 12 cm in height from sail fin to lower fin.

Corydoras Catfish, bronze numbers unknown, guestimate 12, they sit under the bogwood for most of the day so can't really see them, the majority appeared in my tank when I came home one day.

Tetra's no idea how many, they were in my tank when I came home one day.

1 Ancistrous Pleco, female (very short bristles) appx 11 cm in length minimum, 3 cm width, lives in the rocks except for feedig where she'll stay under the cover of the wood. It really is difficult to get an accurate size but she's too big for a medium size net.

1 Clown pleco (not loach), very rarely see this one but about 4 cm in length maximum.

1 Filter shrimp, perhaps 4cm.

I haven't bought a new house yet but am only looking closeby, within 10 miles.


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  • Posted on: 27/4/2012 10:57
Moving house #10
I'll be moving house soon and have some questions.

1/
What is the safest way to transport tropical fish?

I have two external filters on this tank, I have a spare heater so I was thinking two seperate tubs when moving the fish.

2/
I have a large filter shrimp, how can move that across?

3/
I have an extremely aggressive Ancistrous Pleco, should I move her in her own bucket or consider re-homing? She doesn't tolerate other bottom feeders at feeding time but doesn't bother the angel fish. She is large so she'd do some damage if she did though.

Thanks.



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