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  1. AcuarioAmazonico

    Vieja Melanura Gender ID

    the larger one I have had for like 3 years - the smaller one for maybe 18 months? Both from very small.
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    Vieja Melanura Gender ID

    Anyone have an idea? :)
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    Vieja Melanura Gender ID

    Firstly apologies for the horrible editing of the photo - I blurred out the background where you can see me and my messy kitchen! :) Question: what is the sex of the bottom vieja? The top is male as he is always fertilising my blood parrots eggs (obviously to no avail!) but I’m unsure of the...
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    Planned outage - what to do?

    Okay thanks guys. Fair play - I won’t bother with the air pumps either. Seems I have very little to be concerned about. Cheers.
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    Planned outage - what to do?

    Luckily the say before is water change day so I also suspect I’ll be okay. I may grab a couple of battery airpumps but I’m pretty sure it will be okay. Re: temp - yea tanks are heated but atm the ambient temp inside is same if not higher than the tanks. I’m not concerned about water temp...
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    Planned outage - what to do?

    Apologies if this is in the wrong section! This morning I received a notice from my electricity provider stating that there will be a scheduled outage this Sunday for major upgrades. They state the hours are between 8am and 4pm though outages shouldn't last more than a few hours - if at all...
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    How to hang lights (no permanent fixing)

    Many tanks guy My DIY skills are limited to putting together a flat pack bookshelf which tilts to the side As this is a large tank and I want the lights to be quite high over the aquarium I think the wooden free standing is really my only option. I may hit up some diy savvy folk online and...
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    How to hang lights (no permanent fixing)

    thanks im looking at led floodlights as a cost effective option - am moving house when have bought a new bed, couch, dining table and fish tank!!! The creditcard is starting to smoke! Unfortunately mostKessil lights here won’t leave you much change from $1,000 so just isn’t an option at this...
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    How to hang lights (no permanent fixing)

    I’m looking at getting some floodlights on the new tank as opposed to aquarium lighting. The set ups I’ve seen look great so thought I’d try it out. TClare has been great in assisting me in figuring out how many lumens etc. I need. Now to the hanging. I am renting a house so I can’t fix...
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    Flood lights a real option?

    These are the fish I already have. I’m moving so they’re going into a new tank. I originally went for BP as they were rare when I got them and wanted a splash of colour. Opinions on hybrids aside - I soon fell in love with their personalities . 3 x 36w - or do you think I could get away with 2x...
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    Flood lights a real option?

    Vieja, severum, blood parrots, silver dollars )
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    Flood lights a real option?

    Thank you for the heads up (and for all your help - I really appreciate it). I will definitely look into three as I don’t want dark patches in tank. im not too concerned about submerged plants (cichlids will shred them anyway) it’s more houseplants on the top so three may be the way to go...
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    Flood lights a real option?

    Just under 800. I was thinking two - but would three be better?
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    Flood lights a real option?

    That’s awesome. I wish I were handy at diy but I’m better in the kitchen than the tool shed I’m afraid. This particular tank will have no hood and no glass - so i am hoping to put the lights a foot or more above the water line. I did a visit to the hardware store this morning (have run out of...
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    Flood lights a real option?

    Thanks Tclare. Do you have a photo of how you set them up on the tank? I’m assuming I’ll have to build (I.e. pay someone else to build) some sort of a stand for them
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    Flood lights a real option?

    On YouTube lots of aquarists have amazing set ups and have “hardware store bought” flood lights (led) as a cost effective lighting option. This includes with fully planted tanks and larger tanks too. On my 6 footer I have had a 72” light and two 36” inch lights. Okay but don’t look especially...
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    Thoughts on single purpose filters

    Hi guys, I am a fan of multiple filtering. It’s just my style and it covers my inner voice asking “what if one fails”. I like to know my fish have clean water so with heaps of plants and filters ... I feel more comfy. Specifically I’m asking about my (approx) 70 g tank. It’s heavily planted...
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    200 gallon tank ideas - anything is a go

    Update: so the move is happening in a couple of weeks. I’ve rented a proper house and the entire downstairs level is polished concrete floors which is great for my nerves regarding wooden floorboards - and currently being up on a higher level! Hence two 200+ gallons being an option. Today I...
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    200 gallon tank ideas - anything is a go

    my water is ph neutral on the dot. I do pretty much a 50% weekly water change on all tanks (including the 200g) at the moment so that doesn’t bother me. Not opposed to Africans (certainly love the idea of a heavily stocked tank) .... but no one hate me: I do not like frontosas
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    DC or Marvel?

    I’m the same as you. I enjoyed Adam west Batman growing up - and every bloke wants to look like Jason mamoa - but I just don’t “like” dc over marvel. Always been a marvel boy. I have marvel themed paintings in my home (non marvel fans wouldn’t know what they were) and my arcade machine was...
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