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  1. Dark Sky

    AquaOne Nautilus, impeller life?

    I have two baskets of Matrix in this one, so the sponges really are just holding any detritus which makes it through the pre-filter. The actual sponges come up pretty clean, but the wool is probably coming due to be replaced
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    AquaOne Nautilus, impeller life?

    Thanks guys, I clean the sponge medias in a big bucked of tank water, squeezed and wrung until they're clean(er) looking. I haven't cleaned the hoses out Coradee, they don't look too bad, perhaps I'll have to give them a once-through with a rag this weekend. I'll do that and report back. Thanks...
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    AquaOne Nautilus, impeller life?

    Haha! Very true, time to replace then...
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    AquaOne Nautilus, impeller life?

    G'day all, I've had an Aqua One Nautilus 800 on my main tank for about 18 months now, up until recently it has operated flawlessly, however... A couple months a gorge out-flow slowly reduced to just a trickle. I gave it a good clean during a water change, cleaned out the impeller and its...
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    My new Rams spawning

    Fantastic! I've only just now noticed my Rams (Bolivian) have spawned, came on here looking for care tips!
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    Apisto, Bolivian Butterly, Congo Tetra or Rainbow Fish???

    Thanks for your advice, I feed a mix of frozen foods and pellets, could that make the Butterfly's an option? If their only restriction is a dietary one, that's easily accounted for (I hope!). Would Congo's be an option after I've moved them to the 4' tank, or will even that be too small for a...
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    Apisto, Bolivian Butterly, Congo Tetra or Rainbow Fish???

    Howdy all, I feel like every few months I come on here with a 'I can't decide!' stocking post! The tank in question (actually, it's almost always this one!) is a 29g, sand substrate, driftwood, planted, slightly dark water (a mix of peat moss, oak and almond leaves). Current inhabitants...
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    Alternatives to Neon Tetras?

    I just wanted to add a quick little update, I ended up adding 6 Glowlight Tetras to the community. At first I looked past them because of their orange colour, but I kept being drawn back to them. I'm possibly moving house later this year, and have been planning the aquarium moves. I'm thinking...
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    Alternatives to Neon Tetras?

    Thanks for all the suggestions, I've always thought they were interesting, but yes, may blend in too much in this very orange tank! Although, their little black markings may make them a very interesting group...
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    Alternatives to Neon Tetras?

    Ok, I have to admit that I'm just about over my current lot of Neons, they seem to fight amongst themselves and generally look pretty haggard as a result. I've had about five deaths, all due to infection from injuries (plus three lucky ones who responded well to treatment and went back into the...
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    Want To Buy WTB: Malaysian Trumpet Snails

    I'm sending you a pm right now, would love to hear if you've got any ready to go!
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    29 Gallon Tank An alternative to Neons?

    Thanks, I do miss my Danios, however, as much as I would love to get some again, I have promised myself I won't, not until my 55g becomes an indoor tank again!
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    Question Fixing algae with more plants?

    I've been doing a bit of reading the past few days, and I think I'll have a go at a basic diy yeast concoction. Excel does sound cleaner, less hassle, but if past experience of dosing with ferts is anything to go by, I'll start great but end up dosing so irregularly that I may as well not be...
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    Question Fixing algae with more plants?

    Thank you for all the info Jeta, June & Dolfan, I'll start doing more research into CO2. Having only kept low light setups, I've only read enough about CO2 to scare me off in the past I've got the impression that getting the ratios right is critical, and a slip up can result in dead fish...
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    Question Fixing algae with more plants?

    At the moment I dose with Flourish... When I remember! Usually bi-weekly. The soil I used was from our veggie garden (no ferts or pesticides), we have very healthy soil, with a fairly high earthworm population (making sure none got into the tank was a tedious task!).
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    Question Fixing algae with more plants?

    Thanks for the ideas guys. There is some Frogbit in the tank currently, only enough to cover perhaps 1/3rd of the surface. Unfortunately, the sun comes in on an angle, so even if the surface were entirely covered, light would still hit the end, and a small portion of the front of the tank...
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    Question Fixing algae with more plants?

    As I was sitting out on the back porch having breakfast this past weekend, I was thinking about the algae problem slowly evolving in my outdoor tank. I know algae is a sign of an imbalanced some sort, and in this case it's definitely too much light. Coming into this part of the year one end of...
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    29 Gallon Tank An alternative to Neons?

    They are???!! When did this marvel of a breakthrough happen? ...and why hasn't the price trickled down to us?!
  19. Dark Sky

    29 Gallon Tank An alternative to Neons?

    They're nice, the only reason I wouldn't consider them though, is the price. Because they aren't bred, they cost around $10 ea here, as opposed to Neons, which generally are around $1.50. So, a school of 20 Cardinals will be a $200 investment!
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    Seachem Products

    I only have a couple Seachem products, Flourish for my planted tanks, and Matrix in all my filters. As a testament to Matrix, I tested the water in my goldfish tank this morning, it has two undersized powerheads pulling water through two old juice bottles (250ml size) containing nothing but a...




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