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  • annielabtech's Avatar
    Today, 05:56 AM
    annielabtech replied to a thread New female bettas in Betta fish
    No sorry there are 4 individuals in the photos, I like blue what can I say.
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    Today, 05:54 AM
    annielabtech replied to a thread New female bettas in Betta fish
    I have 5 as I said the others were feeling shy, the pics are of 3 individuals, funny that everyone always assumes the worst.
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    Today, 12:13 AM
    Got my first female bettas yesterday, they are feeling a bit shy so didn't get to photograph them all, but here's a few pics from their first day....
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    10-29-2014, 06:59 AM
    I'd second testing your tap water, mine comes out the tap at just below 50ppm (the world health organisation legal limit) still figuring out how I'm...
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    10-27-2014, 12:18 AM
    Also I tried to get pics of all the crypts for you, but they are so tiny I couldn't, think they're all tissue cultured as tiny and growing in all...
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    10-27-2014, 12:02 AM
    Thanks, I will look those up, I thought you might say there's never too many! I quite like it without the swords myself, but would like to cover the...
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    10-26-2014, 11:18 PM
    plants have arrived, think I have too many crypts so some may come out, that bag in the top right hand corner is Java moss I'm deciding what to do...
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    10-26-2014, 08:38 PM
    I've just put an air stone in my goldie tank, the more O2 in that tank the better! But wouldn't in my tropical tank which has plants, unless it's...
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    10-24-2014, 06:28 PM
    Thanks for your advice will get photos soon, have found cotton, thought the moss might float off but I will try the cotton, got Java fern to tie on...
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    10-24-2014, 01:38 PM
    Hi, I was wondering if the loaches would be happy as a 3, ive never kept them before but that's what was suggested elsewhere, I'll have a look at...
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    10-24-2014, 07:38 AM
    Thanks, I'm going with a group of female bettas, harlequin rasboras and 3 zebra loach. I'm waiting for my new plants to arrive, mostly crypts and an...
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    10-17-2014, 10:58 PM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    Well would you believe it, after removing the fine sponges the nitrate has dropped from over 100ppm to 50ppm, haven't done a water change yet just...
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    10-17-2014, 04:33 PM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    Ooohhhhhhh thanks for the heads up, they made it sound like you just chuck it in your filter.
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    10-17-2014, 02:46 PM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    Will order seachem prime tonight, they do a media called de-nitrate anyone used this? Is it different to the matrix media?
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    10-17-2014, 01:16 PM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    Excellent article cm12 I am on a mission to reduce my nitrates now. Have contacted the water board they say the levels are within the legal limit,...
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    10-16-2014, 01:49 PM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    Yeah I was going to google how to do it today but have been busy, will let you know how I get on
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    10-16-2014, 10:19 AM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    Yes 50mg/l was stated in the document I was sent. I will keep testing and see what happens.
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    10-15-2014, 10:41 PM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    Plecos where did that info come from? According to that document I was given they (the water companies) consider 50ppm to be safe. They also stated...
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    10-15-2014, 07:16 PM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    Oh spoke to someone at work who used to be involved in tap water quality at the local water company, he said he would report it, but then sent me a...
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    10-15-2014, 07:12 PM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    Wow this is fascinating guys, if I dump my sponges and increased the ceramic media (or something else?) what maintenance would I need to do? Extra...
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    10-15-2014, 06:42 AM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    Yes the api one. Looks like those ro units are available! I thought they had to be plumbed in, maybe we are moving forward with the times 😉
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    10-14-2014, 11:16 PM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    Sorry slaphppy I forgot to mention, I'm using a liquid test kit.
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    10-14-2014, 11:04 PM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    Thanks cliff too
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    10-14-2014, 11:02 PM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    I didn't know you could do that, thanks aiden
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    10-14-2014, 10:39 PM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    Gronlaura we're a bit behind the times on this wind battered, rain soaked rock we call home! I rent my house so no chance of installing an ro unit...
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    10-14-2014, 10:35 PM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    After a quick Google to see what's added to tap water in my area it is chlorine gas and not chloramine which means it will bubble out of water left...
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    10-14-2014, 10:14 PM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    Compass how would I go sponge less? Aiden that's much cheaper than I thought, I'll look into ro, although don't fish need minerals dissolved in water...
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    10-14-2014, 09:43 PM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    I live in the uk my water comes from chalk down land which has a high agricultural use above the water table, I guess this is the reason for the high...
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    10-14-2014, 08:49 PM
    annielabtech replied to a thread Nitrate questions in Technical
    As stated weekly full maintenance, big tank not over stocked. I leave water out before adding, conditioners were killing my fish so I don't use them...
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    10-14-2014, 08:14 PM
    Hi! I have always struggled to keep nitrate levels down in my tanks, they are often at around 100ppm despite weekly water changes. I have a trickle...
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