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    Angelfish with oto's??

    I've kept angels in my tank, which is about 10X turnover. At the moment I have discus in this tank, and they're thriving. They don't seem to mind the flow at all.
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    AUTO-CLEANING GOLDFISH TANK? Experiment in progress...

    Hi I love your goldfish tank. It's so nice to see someone doing it 'properly'. I keep cranium callimistratum in my discus tank... It is a heavy substrate feeder though so you might run into problems. Mine are over three foot tall now and they've started splitting into new plants at the...
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    "Lake Breeze" by ADist (IAPLC 2011 - #16)

    very nice, how did you do the 'lake'? I really like it but I think it would be better with some fishies/shrimp.
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    The trees of Helferi

    Well, I'm about to strip down the tank and start again! So I thought I'd post this. It's not the most well thought out scape, in fact it's not thought out at all, I just chucked everything in and waited for it to grow. I quite like it though. Spec: 12 litre optiwhite 11watt arc pod...
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    Soothing sounds for babies

    I used to put my babies in their bouncy chairs in front of the washing machine or the tumble dryer. Sent them right off to sleep that did.
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    my birthday present!

    Thanks George, I have joined Ultimate Reef and I've been having a look around. Much of the forum is way over my head... but I'm sure I'll get there. Got to start somewhere eh?
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    my birthday present!

    Just had a read Tom, thanks. It looks like I might be releasing them back into the sea (I live in Newhaven, near Brighton)... shame
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    my birthday present!

    ah they are Actinia equina!
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    my birthday present!

    Thanks guys, Tom I'm on to it! I've dug out a spare koralia and set it up in the tank, hopefully that'll be enough, if it's not I have another koralia that just needs one replacement part, so I'll look into getting the part. George, thanks for your advice, I will certainly take it on board...
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    my birthday present!

    It's my birthday on Friday and my lovely partner Pete just got me my present... A MARINE TANK!!!!! It's a 20 gal, and has everything in it - skimmer, filter, lights etc, plus live rock! I'm so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've never had a marine tank before, anyone have any words of wisdom for...
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    issues with Pogostemon Helferi? curly leaves

    If you've got enough CO2, it could be poor circulation leading to them not getting enough CO2? Just a guess though, do what Ceg says not me.
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    Babies

    congratulations!
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    Amusing video - Rules for forums

    like! :thumbup:
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    feeding discus

    thanks everyone! lots of new things to try out! I'm going to give the flake from Plymouth a go, but if they won't take it I'll look into the other frozen options.
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    feeding discus

    Just did a bit of digging on ebay and you can buy frozen food there! But what if it thaws in the post, which it probably will, is it safe to just re-freeze it?
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    feeding discus

    What do discus eat? Mine are eating frozen food at the moment, a mixture of stuff like bloodworm, daphnia, brine shrimp etc... and something called 'discus food' - I don't know what it is but I suspect beef heart and some type of greenery. But guess what? After 30 years trading, my lfs has...
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    pets at home "quiz"

    Urgh I hate the attitude of the lady who works in our local Pets at Home. She thinks she knows everything there is to know, and talks in a really patronising way. Then she told me that a siamese fighter fish shouldn't live alone and needs to be in a community... I'm not going back there even...
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    my discus is sick

    all better, I think. I treated them to a course of Myxazin, which wasn't nice for my hairgrass, but has fixed my fish's eye. He's still darker than he used to be though, but is eating very well, looking healthy so I'm not too worried.
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    facebook

    Hi Everyone, I'm looking for friends on facebook who are interested in fishies, plants etc. Whenever I post something about fish, none of my friends comment. Even if it's something REALLY COOL like the other week 'new discus are here' No comments. Nothing. So, is there anyone nerdy like me...
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    nitrates and discus

    Is it a good idea to dose nitrates in a discus tank? Normally I'd be dosing EI, but I'm a bit worried about my fishies.
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    my discus is sick

    no I didn't quarentine them :-( probably should have but I don't have a spare tank. The temparature is 30 degrees C
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    my discus is sick

    thanks that's very reassuring!
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    my discus is sick

    One of my discus (I have eight in my 100 gal) has gone darker and has a little bit of cloud in his eye. I've never had discus before so I don't know what to do, I got three about 2 months ago, and I got five more this weekend. All the other discus are fine, and all of them are feeding well. I...
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    what setup?

    soooo... we have a spare tank in the attic, it's a Juwel rio 180 litres. My four year old obviously needs a tank in her room... but what sort of setup?
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    Anyone got advice for working in an LFS?

    I agree. I've worked in two LFS's and it really does kill your enthusiasm. Sometimes it was alright, I enjoyed looking after the fishies, and helping customers. But a lot of the time it was 'My kid wants a really small tank with a goldfish in it' ' Do you know goldfish grow quite big for...
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    Where are all the Girls??

    I'm a girl! I've been quite inactive for the last 16 months though, because I've just had a baby (well, 16 months ago now). This may sound really sexist, but for me it's true... when I have a baby I totally lose interest in my fish tank for at least a year. Then gradually the fish/plant-bug...
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    recommend me a filter! please!

    Brilliant! Thanks for telling me!
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    recommend me a filter! please!

    I've ordered it! Got a good price for it on Amazon :-)
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    recommend me a filter! please!

    thankyou everyone for replying, I will be buying the FX5!
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    recommend me a filter! please!

    My Tetratec ex2400 is leaking!! So I need to buy a new filter. I'm not getting another tetratec 2400, because to be honest, they are crap! They make tonnes of noise and they're hard to prime and like I said, now the thing is leaking! I do like the flow I get from it though. I have a...
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    CO2 refills near Brighton?

    Does anyone know a good place to refill a couple of fire extinguishers near Brighton? Or Newhaven to be more specific... but Brighton will do! Thanks!
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    Weight of a large tank upstairs?

    you have to make sure you're going across the joists. I've kept a 100gal tank in a top floor flat, with no problems.
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    announcing...

    His name will be Michael :-) Also, I think my Kribs might be expecting! They're taking it in turns to guard the big redmoor stump.
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    announcing...

    hi guys! I'm back after a few months with no internet while I moved house! I'm pleased to announce I'm having a baby boy! And Paulo, just ONE! I grew amazingly for the first 12 weeks or so, and then slowed down again and I'm looking more the size I should be now.
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    Water changes (how long it takes)

    To change 50% water of my 100gal, takes me an hour but doesn't involve a lot of effort. That's with a hose pipe syphoning water out into the bath, then another hose pipe filling from the tap in the kitchen. If I'm cleaning filters, I do it in the bath while the water is draining (I keep the...
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    juwel 240

    I'm pretty sure arcadia do light tubes that fit the Juwel units? I have a rio 400 and I find the standard T5s provided, very yellow. I have added two more tubes running off a different ballast, and I'm using arcadia tubes which are more purple and balance out the yellow. My Juwel tubes are...
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    TetraTec EX 2400 - review

    LOL Sam I didn't lift a heavy thing, I pulled a heavy thing along the ground! Well... the air problem is back. So I don't think it's the hose adaptor. I'm thinking it might be the filter head's seal? Because it got better when I took it on and off again (when cleaning it out and changing...
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    Shrimp Tank - Juwel Rekord 60

    Paulo your tank is looking great! One question, how do you get your cherry shrimp to go so red? Mine (ones I got from you!) are red, but not nearly as red as yours are! They seem happy enough, because they're breeding. What are you feeding yours?
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    unexpected gift!

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll: :clap:
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    hobby or obsession

    Hmmm... good question. When it's an obsession, most of my internet time is spent looking at fish/plant stuff on the internet. When it's a hobby, I'm mostly on other sites. When it's an obsession, I'm pruning every day, water changing practically every day, cleaning the glass every day...
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    unexpected gift!

    heeheheh!! I just moved house and the previous owners left me a gift of a 5kg Fire extinguisher and a 2kg one! Hurrah!! Oh... and I own a house :D
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    TetraTec EX 2400 - review

    I've had mine a while now. I've got used to the noise, and tetratec were very good about replacing the hose adaptor, which was letting a lot of air in. The air problem appears to be fixed now (still early days, replaced it yesterday!). I cleaned it out for the first time yesterday, and was...
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    What do your Oto's eat?

    I don't feed my otos anything, they seem to find what they need around the tank. It is a big (100gals) established, very well planted tank though. If the others are alright, and the oto is behaving normally, then maybe your oto is a male and that's why he's thin? I find my females a lot...
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    eco complete, or oliver knott substrate?

    lol I told OH how much the soil cost... he's not happy. But he's being alright with it. He says next time tell him I want soil and he'll dig me some out of the garden. I told him when he was drunk, to soften the blow!
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    Royals, Whips and Diamonds

    nice fish :-) I love royal plecs, but does yours not eat your plants? I've never seen plants disappear so fast as when I put a royal plec in my tank!
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    Tonys 'Peacocks Crypt' - The End

    Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite wow... for some reason I managed to miss this one. I love the spiral shapes in the wood... and it's just... fab! And I love how the wood is poking out of the top of the water. Your photography is wonderful too. You've somehow made it look like there's no water...
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    eco complete, or oliver knott substrate?

    I've bought the Oliver Knott stuff... cost me a fortune, but I see it as an investment :-) thanks for your help
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    eco complete, or oliver knott substrate?

    there's none with eco complete is there? I thought that was just AS?
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    eco complete, or oliver knott substrate?

    As the title says... which one? It's a 100gal tank, so a big expense and I want to get it right. I know Aquasoil is better... but I don't want to deal with the ammonia issue. I'm moving house in a couple of weeks (for the last time hopefully!) and I have a 100gal fully stocked with fish...
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    What is the perfect c02 system for a juwel rio 400 aquarium?

    I'm using two 5 kg Fire Extinguishers. One at each end.
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    What instrument do you play?

    My sister just did her grade 3 trombone too! I play the trumpet as my main instrument. I found exam things got easier (scales etc) when I started learning the piano though because I could visualise the keys and play the coresponding note on the trumpet.
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    announcing...

    ummm... who thinks it's twins? It's unlikely (none in the family) but I'm huge... It's highly unlikely my dates are wrong, for reasons I won't go into here (too much detail!). I'm only 9 weeks pregnant!
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    announcing...

    I ran 'Gumi' and 'Iwagumi' past my partner... answer is no I'm afraid. He said it sounds like something that came from a swamp. I explained that an iwagumi is far from swamp-like and is in fact very beautiful... still no. He did like MOJO though!
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    announcing...

    sometime in mid-Februrary I think :D Good luck with yours! Happy times...
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    announcing...

    thanks, no, this is my second. I have a two year old daughter as well. She will be a couple of months off turning 3 when the baby is born.
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    announcing...

    thankyou thankyou everyone!
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    announcing...

    Yes please :D it'll go in my big tank if the gourami tank doesn't happen. Mind you, the gourami tank could still happen. I just need to think about it.
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    announcing...

    I actually quite like 'Gumi'... Hows this? If it's a boy: Micheal Ollie Jasper Olsen. MOJO for short.
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    announcing...

    Thanks everyone, feel free to send more suggestions. Iwagumi is... different but I will submit it to my other half for consideration. Same with Takashi!
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    announcing...

    :lol: :lol: thankyou :D I'm very happy. I'm wondering if I should put my chocolate gourami tank on hold... LOL just like last time! I actually had the tank up and cycling when I found out I was pregnant last time! This time it's in the planning stage, due to go up in August when I move...
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    announcing...

    I am pregnant!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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    Tonys 'Peacocks Crypt' - The End

    Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite (now ft. plants & a bag of gravel !) Really nice tank, can't wait to see it all grown in and with fish
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    facebook

    I joined :-)
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    journal taster

    I'm jealous, looks like you're going to have fun! :D
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    changing tanks

    That sounds alright - your container, with filter and heater, will basically be a 'tank' that isn't made of glass. They'll be fine. Maybe put some wood/plants in it to break up the space/give hiding places etc? SAEs might become a bit aggressive towards each other in such a confined space...
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    Show me your tidy cabinet! (Now piccies of my tidy cabinet!

    Ebay! thanks Aaron :D Note to Ceg: I don't often use my test kits :-D
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    Show me your tidy cabinet! (Now piccies of my tidy cabinet!

    so I forgot to do the 'before' picture. But here's 'after'! I need to do a general polish of the cabinet, it's covered in finger marks. But the difference from before...
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    Show me your tidy cabinet! (Now piccies of my tidy cabinet!

    actually... maybe I will do a 'before' and 'after' picture. It does need a clear out...
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    320l Discus tank, becoming planted !

    The difference in this tank is amazing! Fab blyxa! I love your discus too, and your photography. Keep those pictures coming... Interesting you keep shrimp with discus... I would have assumed they'd be eaten!
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    Duty calls

    Best of luck out there, hope to see you back safe and well, and soon!
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    Show me your tidy cabinet! (Now piccies of my tidy cabinet!

    oh goodness your tanks are tidy! Mine would take a day of tidying to get like one of them! I just chuck stuff in/around and I can't even open the doors properly... I've let it go and it won't come back!
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    water changes in a low tech tank

    What about nitrate build up? I'm thinking of starting up a low tech chocolate gourami tank, so the fish will be sensitive, and eat messy food.
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    plants for very acidic water

    That's fantastic news! Thanks very much for answering my post Clive :-D
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    14 foot Planted Tank ................ is it possible ?????

    Are you going to be using CO2? If you are, I would definately go down the fire extinguisher route (cheaper) or keep it low tech and low light.
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    plants for very acidic water

    I am thinking of setting up a chocolate gourami tank. It's going to be black water, low light, possibly without CO2 (although I'm open to suggestions) with a pH around 5. Off the top of my head, the tank I'm looking at is a cube, around 220 litres with 2X18watt (I think) T8 lights. Ideally...
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    white spot

    Sorry to hear that Steve :-( I have been away in a stress for a while, so it was wierd to see my topic was still near the top! I haven't had any white spot reoccurance. I would throughly recommend the Esha stuff. Things are going quite well here. Although none of my Krib fry survived, the...
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    my first nano 'Swan H'

    I hope so. I have no ideas yet. I will have to think about it while I'm sat in rainy Spain.
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    my first nano 'Swan H'

    that's it Sam!
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    Superman's Replant - 180l - Crypt's Causeway

    It's looking really good! I agree with your dislike of bow fronts. They do have their place and look nice, but viewing isn't as good.
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    my first nano 'Swan H'

    Clark I'm glad my jounal has helped you :D I gave the HC it's first big trim today. I noticed that a few leaves at the bottom were turning a bit yellow. So I've uprooted most of it, and spread out what remained. I'm going on holiday to Spain tommorow (and the weather forcast predicts...
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    white spot

    Interestingly, the Esha treatment has cured the hair algae problem that I've been fighting since before before Christmas!
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    Transferring plants from an Ich tank?

    I'd worry about transfering them because the Esha treatment is copper based, and copper kills shrimp. If it were me, I'd start again with fresh plants.
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    white spot

    ALL SPOTS GONE!!! and I did that water change, which has helped with the algae.
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    white spot

    Thanks Ed, There is still ONE spot on one of the tetras (there were two yesterday). No other spots to be seen anywhere, and those fish who had clamped fins, have now unclamped them. So I'm getting rid of this one stubborn spot! I will do my water change tommorow morning, then dose. Clean...
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    "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr

    Re: Superman's Nano - 14ltr Can't wait to see it planted up! Looking good so far :-)
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    my first nano 'Swan H'

    I will update soon with more photos. Things are progressing very well still. Amazing shrimp growth! Looking back at the old pics from when I last updated, I can't believe how small they used to be! I'm actually thinking it's now reaching it's 'peak' in terms of growth. I'm starting to think...
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    white spot

    Does anyone know when I can do a water change? It's been a week now, and I'm getting the usual pre water change algae on the front glass. It's worse than usual, but that might be due to me feeding the fish a bit more this week (I was making sure the fry got enough food, and the other fish...
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    white spot

    even better today!
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    white spot

    things are much better today :-) most of the spots have gone now on all the fish, and the seven fry are still ok.
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    saintly's "Prairie Lands"

    Re: saintly's 120cm iwagumi looking really good, can't wait to see it fill in.
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    white spot

    thanks for explaining that Ed, that makes things make sense and seem less scary! Yes, the temperature has been increased - I'm now maintaining 30 degrees C.
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    white spot

    I found the fry! They're not dead after all, just hiding.
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    white spot

    White spot is much worse today... I put a second treatment in yesterday and I thought I was past the worst. But I was wrong, and it's back worse than before with more fish affected. All the fry have gone :( not a good day.
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    white spot

    Bad news - there are only seven fry left. I put a second dose of the meds in today - I don't know if it killed them, or if they got eaten by something :(
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    Help I've been Re Badged!!

    I'm riccia - you can't get rid of me.
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    white spot

    My clown loach only has two spots now - compared to around 6 yesterday. So I think it's working! *fingers still crossed* All the fry are still fine, the parents are getting bolder - they're taking them on some rather risky excursions! Including beside the koralia, where the fry were swept in...
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    white spot

    good news - although it's too early to say if the treatment is working, nothing has died, including the fry, who appear to be thriving still.
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    white spot

    good point!
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