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  1. NickAu

    Important New Shrimp Tank

    I keep red cherry shrimp as food and entertainment for my Bettas and Bumblebee Gobys. With tank size the bigger the better
  2. NickAu

    Help 8.0 Ppm Ammonia!! Please Help!

    I have no idea how good API products or how much to use so I wont comment. Maybe somebody who uses API can comment and guide you better. How much of each chemical are you using? Dosing is very important. For example 2 drops per gallon of seachem prime only deals with ammonia up to 1 pmm, this...
  3. NickAu

    Betta Attacking Heater

    Get a heater guard
  4. NickAu

    Help 8.0 Ppm Ammonia!! Please Help!

    Could anything have died in the tank? This is what we are trying to establish, please dont think Im wasting your time with pointless questions because thats not my intention, what I am trying to do is find out why with the chemicals you are using you are still getting such high ammonia...
  5. NickAu

    Important New Shrimp Tank

    You KH and GH are also important as is your TDS
  6. NickAu

    Important New Shrimp Tank

    Yes if that's what you will be using. Some shrimp can be rather fussy about water parameters.
  7. NickAu

    Help 8.0 Ppm Ammonia!! Please Help!

    Ok so your tank may not be cycled and you have chloramine in the water thats 2 problems, one the tank not being cycled and 2 the chloramine breaking down and releasing ammonia. How are your fish acting?
  8. NickAu

    Help Torn Betta Fins Help Please!

    Salt Baths
  9. NickAu

    Important New Shrimp Tank

    Hi What are your water parameters? PH? Is it soft or hard?
  10. NickAu

    Help Torn Betta Fins Help Please!

    Cool, I probably would have tried a few ( aquarium ) salt dips first.
  11. NickAu

    Help 8.0 Ppm Ammonia!! Please Help!

    Can you also check to see if they use Chloramine? Ok Is your tank cycled? Do you have live plants in your tank? Any Floating ones Its now also time to talk about the chemicals you are using. You need a bottle of Seachem Prime as it binds ammonia for 24 to 48 hours so the plants and...
  12. NickAu

    Favourite Stem Plant?

    Every time you move the plants even just to a different place in the tank you upset them and it can take weeks for them to re adjust and that slows growth, Its not uncommon for some plants to melt when you first get them, Crypts are infamous for it, but they grow back in no time.
  13. NickAu

    Favourite Stem Plant?

    Same here, but I learned one important lesson, the more you mess with it the slower it grows. Imagine waiting for this to grow in. From To this
  14. NickAu

    Help 8.0 Ppm Ammonia!! Please Help!

    Seachem - MultiTest: Ammonia Can you look on your water suppliers web site to see their ammonia readings?
  15. NickAu

    Favourite Stem Plant?

    OK You know what I would do with the tank? Nothing, leave it as is, IMO its perfect just wait for the plants to grow in. If you wanted you could do a carpet of Monte Carlo in the space between the rocks and wood.
  16. NickAu

    Help 8.0 Ppm Ammonia!! Please Help!

    Hi First check your tap water for ammonia The API test kit can't tell the difference between Ammonia and Ammonium so this could be a false reading. After we resolve this issue we need to talk about some of the chemicals you are using.
  17. NickAu

    Favourite Stem Plant?

    Ps How about some crypts? If you want to make them grow faster all you need is some Seachem root tabs.
  18. NickAu

    Help Torn Betta Fins Help Please!

    PS Using peroxide incorrectly can cause gill damage and death.
  19. NickAu

    Help Torn Betta Fins Help Please!

    There is more to correctly lowering PH than adding product **** to yyy gallons of water and anybody that tells you different hasnt got a clue. The only safe way to lower PH is Reverse osmosis or Distilled water and then remineralise it or mix RO/distilled with your tap water but you will need to...
  20. NickAu

    Favourite Stem Plant?

    Blue Stricta, All I use is a few drops of Seachem Flourish comprehensive once a week. 6 foot 100 gallon tank. The plants in the back are 2 foot tall.
  21. NickAu

    How Not To Add New Fish (long But Happy Ending)

    Been there done that, I now use a bucket instead of the sink.
  22. NickAu

    Odd Betta Behavoir

    Can you please answer the following questions. How big is the tank? Has it got a heater? What is it set to? Has it got a filter? How strong is the current? Is it cycled? How often do you change water? How much water do you change? Do you vacuum the substrate? What additives or chemicals do you...
  23. NickAu

    How Long Is To Long?

    Live plants or not I wouldnt use 2 cycles like that, its not natural and messes with the fishes circadian rhythm
  24. NickAu

    Automatic Feeder Recommendations

    Automatic fish feeders are rubbish and that's where they belong. They are great till they jam up or malfunction and dump a weeks worth of food into your tank in 1 hit and kill your fish.
  25. NickAu

    Tank Mates For Glofish Tetras

    Hi Mollies? Really? with a PH that low you are asking for trouble, Mollies need hard water or they suffer and die. Try googling fish shimmies.
  26. NickAu

    Betta Fin Help Plzz

    Yes its bad, you need to do more water changes not less. I would be looking at 50% every second day not every second week.
  27. NickAu

    Question Vacuuming Planted Tank

    I never vacuum that gravel in my tanks.
  28. NickAu

    Ich On My Fish?

    Heres what I would do Get a plastic tub. Put a heater and filter in it. Add the fish and acclimate them. Over the next 8 hours bump the water temp up to 30 deg c, at 30 Ich cant survive or reproduce, You will see results in 18 to 24 hours if not use the Ich X. Treatment done in under a week.
  29. NickAu

    Ich On My Fish?

    I have never needed or used medication, I use heat but yes IchX is good.
  30. NickAu

    Ich On My Fish?

    Ich is not a problem and its easy to treat, you can use a new 10 or 15 gallon plastic tub a heater and a sponge filter connected to an air pump,
  31. NickAu

    Poorly Betta

    He looks fine to me.
  32. NickAu

    Help Snails!!!!!!!

    You dont have to take the fish out to clean the gravel, Use a gravel vac.
  33. NickAu

    What Can I Stock In 5gal Betta Tank

    I wouldnt do large snails like Mystery or Nerites in a 5 gallon but thats just me. If you want shrimp I would make sure there are lots of places for them to hide,
  34. NickAu

    Rotten Flippen Fish!!

    Monkey see, monkey do is how my Bettas learned to hunt and eat Malaysian trumpet snails and that the roots of Water sprite taste good. Watch carefully.
  35. NickAu

    What Can I Stock In 5gal Betta Tank

    Instead of 5 g any chance of upgrading to 10 g?
  36. NickAu

    Fish Ok Or Is Something Wrong?

    Can you post a photo or video of the tank?
  37. NickAu

    Rotten Flippen Fish!!

    Im sure your Mollies appreciate eating the fresh veg you kindly provided them. LOL
  38. NickAu

    Any Tips For Cleaning Decorations/ Algae?

    When using bleach make sure your rinse the item well then soak it in a bucket of water with dechlorinator added.
  39. NickAu

    Rasbora Type.

    Trigonostigma hengeli
  40. NickAu

    Help Sick Betta

    Good,as its a combination of simple problems he will know exactly what to do to cure your fish then.
  41. NickAu

    Urgent Help, Betta Not Eaten For 3 Days

    Can you please answer the following questions. How big is the tank? Has it got a heater? What is it set to? Has it got a filter? How strong is the current? Is it cycled? How often do you change water? How much water do you change? Do you vacuum the substrate? What additives or chemicals do you...
  42. NickAu

    Help Sick Betta

    Nobody is ridiculing you we are however pointing out that you have been given bad advice. Anyway I will now bow out of this thread Good luck.
  43. NickAu

    Help Sick Betta

    Hi That's not correct, What you need is a dechlorinator like Seachem Prime it makes the tap water safe. Who told you that? The correct way to feed the fish is about 4 pellets a day 6 days a week and nothing on the seventh. Or you give him Daphnia on the 7th as it acts as a mild laxative
  44. NickAu

    Fin Rot? Help

    Hi That means nothing can you give us the actual numbers? You shouldnt be basically stripping the tank to clean it and you shouldnt be changing the filter, do you know about the nitrogen cycle? Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle There is no evidence salt as a preventative is beneficial in fact the...
  45. NickAu

    Help Sick Betta

    Its constipation.
  46. NickAu

    Help Sick Betta

    Hi you have some major issues here. You should be changing about 75% every week. Spring water from wall mart? Can you give me a link or brand name, not all bottled water is fish safe, in fact some bottled water can be quite toxic to fish because it has things like flavour enhancers or it...
  47. NickAu

    Help Snails!!!!!!!

    Cool free clean up crew. Its not really a problem, give the gravel a clean and do not overfeed and the snails wont breed like crazy. If your MTS population is exploding its because there is lots of food for them in the tank.
  48. NickAu

    Brown Water

    The brown is from the Cholla wood, Its actually not a problem in fact your fish will love the tannins, If you want to remove the tannins you will need to run activated carbon in your tanks.
  49. NickAu

    Help Guppy Fin Rot??

    Thats a huge swing and is not good for the fish. Fin rot is the direct result of poor tank conditions, Damaged fins are not a problem as long as the water is clean.




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