Forgive me for the length of this post. Setting up a 67L this weekend and am thinking of going to my LFS to ask for some used filter media and tank water to seed my filter. Just wondering how long will beneficial bacteria survive out of a working filter? Also, does anyone know if ammonia has a use by date ? I've got a couple of half-full bottles that were opened in 2012. Just wondering if I can still use them to cycle with ? Thanks in advance.
Cheers for that. Our water here is bang on neutral ph and medium soft. Easily adjusted with some rift salts. Probably gonna go with some shellies again. Hopefully get a small group of Alto Comp Sumbu's to get a pair, then move the rest. They are rather difficult to get your hands on though. Fingers crossed 😊
Thinking of setting up my old 16in cube tank as my kids keep asking if we can have a pet(s) since our lovely old pooch past away at Christmas. I realize it's a very small footprint for fish. I kept Neolamprologus Multi's in there a few years ago and they were happy enough,doing what multi's do best 💋. Don't fancy shrimp as don't want a heavily planted tank. Any ideas people ??
Hi everyone. Been a few years since I've been on here. Moved house a couple of years ago and haven't had a tank around since a year or two before that ( small Neo. Multi. set up). Anyhow, think I'm getting the fish itch again 🤒 I've been thinking about a custom built tank and have been looking on ndaquatics site for ideas. I've always loved the idea of a long, shallow tank and I've half settled my mind on 60 inc x 24 x 15 LWH. Would be going down the tanganyikan avenue once more with some shellies, comps, Julie's and leleupi. Would this depth be sufficient for tangs? Thanks
Yes cathie,they are super cute.Fishlady,my usual routine is to do a 20% water change every Friday after feeding and then have a fast day on the Saturday.As i'll now be adding food more often would it be ok to feed twice a day,everyday,and do a 20% change every 6 days instead of 7?
Well,roughly 6 weeks after getting my little guys and i now have some even LITTLER guys Yes,at least 3 fry were spotted by my wife and i last night.Really tiny.I know they breed like rabbits but its still really exciting when it happens.Just wondering about feeding now.Will they take flake if i crush it small enough? The only other food i have,apart from frozen,is a trial pack of Hikari Gold i had free with PFK. Secondly,am i still ok to keep one day as a fasting day or should i be putting something into the tank everyday? I like to do this to help keep nitrates low but i don't want to starve the fry to death. Thanks.
What is that sand you have in the photos Fishlady? Looks really cool! I do a 20% waterchange every friday after feeding and then have a fast day on the saturday to help keep nitrates down.Waterchanges aren't a chore for me.I love the way the fish come alive after a bit of fresh water is added.I'm getting a Aqua One Aquanto 182 for christmas.Really nice looking 4 footer.I had a Roma 240 a while back but always thought it looked too deep.The aqua One is 18 inches deep,4 less than the Roma.I'll be sacrificing about 60l in volume but as long as i don't overstock and keep on top of my waterchanges i'm happy to do so as i think this tank will suite the low ceilings we have in our living room better. I'll be transfering my multi's in there on their own for a bit so they can increase the colony in peace,then i will introduce a small group of young comps.(my favourite looking fish),so to keep the multi numbers down.
I asked on another forum if there was a darker substrate that has the same buffering capabilities as coral sand.I was told that it is a myth that coral sand buffers the water and that if i added a commercial buffer to the water i could use any substrate that i wished.Is this true ?