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    Help...what Is This??

    Sooooooo my sister came round and had a look at the tank Me: what is that, can you get it out Gloria: sure but you'll owe me one Me: yeah whatever just get it out Gloria gets a piece of tissue puts on her marigolds, I run and hide in the kitchen Me: is it gone Gloria: it keeps moving I can't...
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    Help...what Is This??

    I know, I'm too scared to siphon it out. Asked my sister to come and check in the morning At first I thought it was a long poop, then a tail.... but the thing it's attached to looks like a snail, but I don't have any snails :emoji_confounded:. It's definitely not food,
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    Help...what Is This??

    I've just seen this in my tank, it wasn't there in the morning, what is this?
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    Newbie Questions....stocking....stress....shrimp

    Every week it feels like I'm being hit with a different issue with my aquarium. I have a couple of questions if anyone can help. Apologies in advance but I have a lot of questions My Tank 54l 0ppm ammonia 0ppm nitrite 5ppm nitrate PH8 X2 water changes per week Background When I first started...
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    Shimmying Fish

    It's done, she's gone :emoji_cry:
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    Shimmying Fish

    Thank you I think, it sounds like an awful disease. I'm really sad to know she will not survive and that I may lose some of the others if they start showing symptoms. I don't think I can euthanize
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    Shimmying Fish

    What is the water volume of the tank? 54 Liters How long has the tank been running? Approx 2 ½ months Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 25 degrees celcus What is the entire stocking of this tank? 1 female swordtail, 3 Albino Corydoras, 4...
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    Where To Sell My Fish Online (in London)?

    I've seen some people sell on Gumtree, also I think pets at home will rehome the fish
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    Am I Missing Something About The Nitrogen Cycle?

    Hanging my head in shame......... I have only washed the test tubes with water, I have never washed with a cleaning product. Feels like such a rookie mistake ‍♀️
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    Am I Missing Something About The Nitrogen Cycle?

    I have a 54l tetra starter tank, it came with heater, lights and filter, unfortunately I have no idea what filter size/speed it is. The fish all appear to be fine, eating well, no difficulty swimming, no gasping for air, no fuzzy bits. Regarding the nitrates it's more that they suddenly...
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    Am I Missing Something About The Nitrogen Cycle?

    I started tropical fish keeping this summer, initially I was using tetra test strips however I soon came to realise I was getting false readings. I changed and stated testing water with the API master test kit however the false reading now put me in the position of doing a cycle with fish. I...
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    How To Stop Fish From Digging Up Plant?

    Your aquarium looks amazing I'm going to give this a try. Thanks
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    How To Stop Fish From Digging Up Plant?

    I love the look and the idea of pots but if it's like vegetable gardening the roots may get rootbound which would then require re-potting
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    How To Stop Fish From Digging Up Plant?

    Lol, cories will be cories I'll give the bottle cap idea a go, and use orion1066 of marble chips
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    How To Stop Fish From Digging Up Plant?

    Thanks, Good to know
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    How To Stop Fish From Digging Up Plant?

    Almost every morning my lobelia cardinalis plant is floating instead of stuck in the sand substrate because my Corydoras have dug it up. I've tried making the sand deeper where it's planted but the Corys still find a way to dig them up. They love playing in the plants so I don't want to cover...
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    Celebrating One Month With Gus

    Happy one month It's great to hear some positive stories
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    Swordtail Fish Won't Give Birth

    I am still fairly new but I am not sure your tank is fully cycled, if it was I think you should have some nitrate reading; also I have read before that fish bouncing off substrate could be a sign of bad water quality (hardness\chlorine). Recently I posted a query as I was not sure if my...
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    Uk Plant Fert Choices

    I've been using the pets at home love fish plant food; like your tank I have sand substrate and no co2. The growth is ok-ish on the Java fern and Lobelia cardinalis, the Cryptocoryne has not grown at all. I think it takes ages for Marimo Moss Balls to grow
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    Sand Is Frustrating

    I saw a really good sand washing video on YouTube which I used to clean the sand when setting up my tank; the guy filled a large water bottle with 40% sand 60% water closed the lid and shook and repeated till clear. Hopefully it clears up for you soon




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