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  1. Sam2671

    40g Breeder Stocking

    Hi, I’m downgrading from a 4ft 50G to a 40G breeder and was wondering how much of the stock to give away so it all works out. Definite to go to the 40G are: 1 angelfish 8 Kuhli loaches (planning on adding around 4-6 more at some point) What’s left over are: 2 platies (love these guys and I’m...
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    New Tank, Moving Plants And Algae

    I might be moving the current lights I have to the new tank’s hood at this rate haha, maybe when I’m 2 years i’ll have enough saved to go for such expensive ones. Blasting sand looks great, really has the black colour you don’t really get with a lot of “black” substrates, but I’m in the UK so...
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    New Tank, Moving Plants And Algae

    As soon as I save up to get a new light and new substrate, I’m going to upgrade from the heavily planted 25 gallon I have to a 50 gallon... so of course I have a few questions (sorry if I posted this in the wrong topic but they do relate to plants) 1. What lights would you recommend? I’m...
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    Kribensis Fry

    My krib fry are just over a month old now. It’s the parents’ first batch and they managed to hold onto around 8/35 up until now. They’re about a cm long and that’s not bad at all being fed tropical fish flakes (since they’re too small for freeze dried daphnia). The parents have their colours...
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    First Planted Tank

    Whether you use the HOB you have or get a new canister filter is up to you but if you’re wanting to stick with the HOB you can do. As you said, you’re looking mainly at mechanical filtration here. I’ve gotten to the point where I have enough plants to eat up all the nitrates from the fish, in...
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    1 Gallon Tank Looking For Ideas

    I dont think you should put livestock in anything less than 2.5-3 gallons You could definitely start your moss out in there or proceed to make a water garden, that could look quite cool with the right lighting etc
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    Fighting Green Algae In Fry Tank

    That’s actuallt really interesting. In that case I think i’ll stick to looking at snails and manually scraping it off. Also looking at doing a break between my lighting to let the water regain the CO2 taken up by plants, as is suggested in Walstad’s book, curious as to how well and if it makes...
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    Fighting Green Algae In Fry Tank

    What is it then?
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    Fighting Green Algae In Fry Tank

    From my experience plecos generally leave algae alone, and I don’t want to add anything to this tank - I’ve a pair of kribs in there with their fry and they’ve been moved here specifically for terrorising fish in the community 60gal. I’m going to look into snails though. I’ve had some nerites...
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    Fighting Green Algae In Fry Tank

    I have a 25 gallon tank with some fry in, they’re only tiny, a few weeks old and maybe half an inch by this point. Most people and sites recommend dosing the tank with CO2 to get rid of algae. Mine is green strands covering pretty much every surface of the tank - decorations, glass, wood...
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    Angel And Pleco Tank

    Would it be ok to keep the pleco in anyway and just stay on top of more frequent water changes? Everyone has become very fond of him as he’s one of the first fish we got, along with the angel. I know he might outgrow the tank at some point, maybe even next year, but we’ll be thinking about...
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    Angel And Pleco Tank

    The angel is around 7-8 inches herself from top to bottom, we’ve had her for around 2-3 years now and believe she’s not going to grow much larger. Always been fine with others. The only time we had an issue with tetras going missing is when we had a different angel in with her (he made 8/10...
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    Angel And Pleco Tank

    I have guppy fry in the tank and the angel is cool with them swimming all around her. I’ve also had neons with her since I got her and there were never any issues, they’ve currently grown to be larger than the new cardinals but yeah, i’ll keep an eye out Thank you
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    Question What Illness Is This?

    With ich its best to keep temperature up for at least 10 days, 30C if your fish can handle it. Make sure you have adequate aeration for your fish during that time especially. How long ago did the spots appear? Do all fish have them in the same place? The white cysts from ich take a while to...
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    Angel And Pleco Tank

    So I have this 60 gal tank in the living room. Since it’s in a shared space I’ve got to take into account what the other people want, to some extent. I’ve been wanting to change it around, aquascape it for a while now. It has salt and pepper gravel sand, lots of live plants and a bunch of...
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    Question What Illness Is This?

    How long has the tank been set up and how long have you had the ich problem? It might be possible it’s still ich but it’s hard to tell. Appreciate the photos though, we all know how hard it is to catch our fish with the camera
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    Question What Illness Is This?

    We’re really going to need a better picture if you can
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    Moving Betta To New Tank

    If you take some of that filter media from the cycled 13 gallon into the new filter then your new tank is cycled so I’d recommend that, just speeds things up. He’ll be fine moving into a cycled environment straight away /if/ the parameters are similar or the same. I’d say just test both tanks...
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    Cardinal Looking.. Flaky

    That’s why I was thinking of using eSHa 2000, it’s a broad spectrum and covers some of the symptoms such as the pineconing. I never use any treatments unless they’re specific. But in your opinion I should just euthanise that one and leave the tank be?
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    Cardinal Looking.. Flaky

    I was thinking that since it doesn’t look great and it didn’t take the other one long to die but shouldn’t I treat the tank anyway? Since it’s the 2nd case of this. Or should I maybe feed less?




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