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Chunk Chunk
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  • Posted on: 3/6/2013 20:42
Re: A little guidance please?! #1
Sorry, tank we had been looking at was the euro style 80, not aqua style!


Chunk Chunk
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  • Posted on: 3/6/2013 20:27
A little guidance please?! #2
Hi all,

Firstly, sorry for not being around here much recently, life has completely taken over!

I wonder if any of you would be happy to offer opinions and advice on my predicament?

I currently have a Fluval Roma 240 tank which houses my African cichlids.

However, as we have recently moved house, the tank is too wide for our living room and is currently resigned to the office where is doesn't get much attention.

Therefore I want to get a new tank and am considering two options.

Number one, getting a cube style tank, something like the Aqua One aqua style 80, which is 180ltrs and moving my cichlids into this tank.

Second option, simply get a smaller tank, rehome the cichlids to a place where they will be happier and start a community tank with smaller fish.

Any tank we get really cannot exceed 1mtr wide, and would ideally be around 80cm wide.

I'd love your valued opinions. Ideally we don't want to go above ?400 for tank and cabinet.

Thanks in advance...

Chunk


Chunk Chunk
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  • Posted on: 20/10/2012 8:41
Re: Moving house... #3
thank you for the words of advice...

Will let you know how successful or not the move of the tank is!

Cheers all...


Chunk Chunk
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  • Posted on: 19/10/2012 19:19
Moving house... #4
Hi all,

After a little bit of advice please!

I'm moving house next week and want to move my 240litre cichlid tank.

The room it is going into has laminate flooring.

The tank is currently in a room with laminate flooring and i have the tank on a piece of carpet which is cut to the size of the tank.

Am i wise to keep the tank on this piece of carpet when I move it?

The fish are going for a holiday at our lfs so that I can re-cycle the tank.

Does anyone have any further advice for moving house with a fish tank?

My tank is one of the newer fluval ones where the filter pipes are drilled through the base of the tank... (I really hate this design, the old way was much better in my opinion)

Any advice would be received with thanks!

Mike


Chunk Chunk
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  • Posted on: 10/12/2011 17:14
Re: Malaysian Trumpet snails... #5
oh no.

This causes a bit of a problem then. It was only one of them that was determined to eat them all.

However, I need something that disturbs the substrate right?

Thanks again...


Chunk Chunk
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  • Posted on: 10/12/2011 16:42
Malaysian Trumpet snails... #6
Hi all,

Well surprisingly this isn't a moan about being overrun by MTS's...

Quite the opposite!

Im my tank, I have a sand substrate and really wanted some of these to turn over the substrate.

So, ordered some off of ebay.

They arrived alive and i pushed them down into the sand to try and avoid what happened anyway!

Do fish smell?? Because one of them seemed to know they were there and he has burrowed into the sand and eaten them!!!

So, how can I stop this and does anyone have any spare MTS?

I live in West Sussex...

Thanks guys...


Chunk Chunk
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  • Posted on: 9/12/2011 8:16
Re: Wave maker... #7
Hi Violet,

You must have read my mind as thats the exact one I came across in my research yesterday, its nice to hear of someone that has used it successfully.

Hmmm, might have to make a purchase then! Will let you know how I get on.

Thanks


Chunk Chunk
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  • Posted on: 8/12/2011 9:44
Wave maker... #8
Hi all,

I have a 240 litre tank with african cichlids, and i wanted to disturb the water more than it is currently, particularly towards the bottom of the tank.

Is this a good idea and if so, can anyone recommend a decent powerhead?

I don't want anything too powerful as that would be ridiculous.

I saw some on Seapets, but they are all quite cheap, (no problem of course!), but I have no experience as to their quality...

Therefore any help would be really appreciated...


Thanks guys


Chunk Chunk
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  • Posted on: 7/12/2011 17:32
African Cichlid tank, with Lava Rock #9
Well guys,

I started a cichlid tank some time ago and have today completely changed the tank over to Lava Rock for the fish to enjoy and make their homes.

Had to do a major water change this week as my brother looked after them last week and over-fed them despite specific instructions.

Anyhow, here are pictures and videos, I'd love your feedback and suggestions.

BTW, i have 3 pieces of floating lava rock at present, and they haven't sunk in over 4 hours...hmmm

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Thanks for looking...


Chunk Chunk
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  • Posted on: 9/11/2011 22:45
Re: A question for those who own cats #10
I put a heavy blanket over my tank to endeavour to stop the spray getting in, and I make sure the windows are open.

I also do not open the lid of the tank for the remainder of the day, (for example to feed etc), so that it can settle over night.

Doing this, i have not had a single fish casualty.

BTW, my tank is a cichlid tank...just for your info



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