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    Algae eating Kribs?

    Hi Henrik, Yes Kribs are fairly well known for eating algae. Make sure you supplement their diet with a good quality algae wafer when they've run out. What else are you feeding them-frozen foods? You could do a search about this topic on google that I'm sure will bring up a lot of useful...
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    DIY Project DIY Water Changer, No more buckets!!

    Re: My Water Changer Hey guys, The way I use to start the flow is to pump some water up the hose towards the tank,may take a couple of goes to judge it - if there are 2 of you there the first time it helps, as when the bubbles stop you've gone too far :lol: then switch off & disconnect at the...
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    Washing New Plants?

    Thanks guys, I never have any problems with buying plants from my usual places, Tropica from Rhyl aquaria n TGM, & snails I don't class as nasties either - just snacks for my discus :lol: Just with people talking about buying plants,esp mosses, on eBay from places such as Taiwan & Malaysia &...
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    Washing New Plants?

    Hi all, Just wondering what people here wash new plants with before introducing them into their aquarium to rid them of any nasties that could affect their livestock, especially when swapping plants etc? Regards Will
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    Tropica Plant Substrate

    Hi Redstevo, Yeah he's a beautul fish & my favourite discus, I don't have many pictures I'm afraid but I'll post some when I've set up my new tank Regards Will
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    PLant List for New 'Scape?

    Hey Ed, Yeah I have a plan it's going to be a kind of 'Jungumi' :lol: I'm working on reducing my plants list, as you guys say simplifying it for maximum impact. There may be a small patch of sand & then a carpet, the plants are going to get taller from left to right and front to back, one or...
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    PLant List for New 'Scape?

    Hi, Thanks Ed I know exactly what you mean, it was more like going through the tropica catalogue thinking what I don't want rather than what I do! So difficult limiting yourself that's why I asked for help really? :lol: Regards Will
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    PLant List for New 'Scape?

    Hi guys, I'm at the point of ordering my plants for my new setup & just trying to finalise the list-I haven't done a tank of quite this size before-esp front to back, what do you think? Tank is an 83 gallon 48"x24"x20" high, lighting is 300w Metal halide,c02, & I'll be dosing EI, substrate is...
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    Goody's return to tanks,1st journal,two tanks.

    Hi Goody, :lol: (pun) N yeah that's cool - just checking-I tend to do the same with my filters too. Beautiful fish though & an interesting addition to any planted tank (providing you have wood) & very entertaining! Good luck Regards Will
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    Goody's return to tanks,1st journal,two tanks.

    Hi, Firstly it might be an idea to check your bogwood for any particularly sharp bits and remove them to prevent this happening again, just incase it is the cause. A split fin will usually repair itself given good water quality & a little time. Is your tank cycled fully as the fish with the...
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    Help needed to identify shrimp.

    Hi, If you don't get any takers (even if you do it's worth a phone call) I'd return the little hitmen back to where you got them from & advise them that they're not Amano shrimp - otherwise other unsuspecting aquarists will slowly see their fish being offed! :shock: Regards Will
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    Tropica Plant Substrate

    Hi Colin, I wouldn't use the coral sand personally as it's calciferous & will constantly raise the hardness of the water,it's usually used for tanganyikan cichlids & setups like that. You could go for a complete substrate like ada as or ecocomplete, or you could go for tropica substrate, or a...
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    Goody's return to tanks,1st journal,two tanks.

    Hi, Is that a veiltail variation of Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus? Do you have any good closeup pics? They do have white edges to their fins & they can appear feathered or a little jagged-could be worth dropping into planet catfish with a pic or 2 & getting an opinion though if you're worried Regards...
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    New tank advise please

    Hi Fishkeeper, Yes I agree with aaron, although aquasoil is (allegedly :lol: )the best it is expensive & you can get some good deals if you can shop around, I managed to get the last lot of ecocomplete for £17 a bag reduced from £23! Tropica substrate is good stuff as I've used it on a...
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    Fire extinguisher CO2

    Hi, Can't you just use gas leak detector spray? It's available from all good plumbing suppliers & DIY stores & only costs a couple of quid a can-you just spray it on joints & it bubbles if there's a leak? Regards Will
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