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    Buffering KH

    The KH coming out of my tap is 4dkh. I'm currently cycling my tank and found it dropped to 1dkh in the space of 2 weeks... will I need to buffer it when im ready to add fish? My PH is 7, GH 8.
  2. When to start dosing plant fertizlier/carbon?

    I setup a 300 litre tank a week ago and from the off planted around 15 different species of plants. I used Tropica Soil as my main substrate with JBL Aquabasis+ underneath it. I seeded the filter...
  3. I recently set up my first saltwater tank which...

    I recently set up my first saltwater tank which was previously a freshwater setup. I dont have a sump to hide my equipment so I bought a hang on skimmer and a hang on phosphate reactor. These 2...
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    I have purchased Coral frags from...

    I have purchased Coral frags from www.reefworks.co.uk and www.mailordercorals.com. Both were great sites with good frags. Shipping cost is cheaper on the former site, whilst the latter has a lot more...
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    What about my setup is wrong?

    My tank is 27 gallons, I have 2x 24w T5's, I have JBL plant substrate which is supposed to be full of nutrients, I dose liquid carbon every day, and use a weekly liquid plant fertilizer.

    And yet...
  6. Planted tank frustration (brown leaves, holes, etc)

    My planted tank is not doing as well as I would hope, it is 29 US gallons, has 2x T5's for lighting which are run for 8 hours, I have JBL Manado plant substrate, and I dose liquid carbon (easy carbo)...
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    That could be a possibility. I didnt soak it, but...

    That could be a possibility. I didnt soak it, but was told this type of wood wouldn't release tannins, although it would float so I would have to weigh it down.

    I have done a water change, cleaned...
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    Here is how it looks now, please excuse the...

    Here is how it looks now, please excuse the quality, my phone fell in a lake and now the camera doesnt deal with colour very well...

    The front of the tank isnt so bad but the back is really dark,...
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    That was the first thing I looked at, I have...

    That was the first thing I looked at, I have large Swords at the back but I moved the leaves out of the way and it didnt do anything.



    The problem is actually with my big tank. The pic in my...
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    Light not penetrating water properly

    I have a weird problem, for some reason that I cant currently understand the light from my T5's is not penetrating the water in my tank properly. It used to, it was really bright, but at the moment...
  11. Thanks a lot for that info, very useful...

    Thanks a lot for that info, very useful information.

    Im not sure what type of T5's the tank can use (is there an easy way to tell?)

    Fish wise, I haven't done a lot of research yet but I like...
  12. Converting Juwel Rio 300 into saltwater tank

    I have had a look at the sticky thread but I hope I could have some advice for my current setup.

    Our family tank is a Juwel Rio 300 which I am interested in converting to saltwater. Now I dont...
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    The only problem with adding 5 more is if it...

    The only problem with adding 5 more is if it doesnt work out ive got 10 fish ive got to catch instead of 5!

    But it is strange, most people say Rummies arent normally ones to nip, I told my LFS...
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    Thank you :) No I only have the second betta...

    Thank you :)

    No I only have the second betta tank which is currently occupied. I could pick some more Rummies up today, im just not sure how many to get and if it will help much?
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    Rummy Nose Tetra nipping Betta

    I bought a new Betta on Thursday and he seems to get along great with all my other fish... apart from today I noticed splits in his tail, then later I saw the rummy nose tetra's nip him. They dont...
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    There is nothing in the tank that could do that....

    There is nothing in the tank that could do that. The only explanation I can come up with is I briefly put a leaf hammock in for him, however there is a piece of plastic that supports the base of the...
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    I take any un eaten wafers out after 48 hours,...

    I take any un eaten wafers out after 48 hours, though I have shrimp, snails and otos in there so it usually all goes. Water parameters are nitrite and ammonia 0, I dont know what nitrate is as I have...
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    Betta changing colours

    Is it normal for some Bettas to change colour over time? When I purchased my Betta from aquabid it was yellow and blue, but when I received it it was orange and blue, now it is a lighter looking...
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    German Ram pop eye

    Last week I noticed my male German Ram's right eye was bulging out, so I started treating with Waterlife Myxazin. However a week later the eye hasnt improved at all from what I can tell. Should...
  20. Thanks a lot for the advice guys, I figured I had...

    Thanks a lot for the advice guys, I figured I had cleaned it pretty well so decided to put it in and hope for the best.

    I did the change on Monday, transferred fish into polystyrene container with...
  21. OK great, thanks. By the way, how clean does...

    OK great, thanks.

    By the way, how clean does the water need to be? I spent about 2 hours filling the bucket with water, swirling it around, then tipping it away and it STILL does produce a bit of...
  22. Cleaning gravel (JBL Manado) before putting into tank

    I have an established tank with sand substrate, however im changing it over to JBL Manado with JBL Aquabasis Plus as the base layer. I was wondering if I needed to use de-chlorinated water to clean...
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    I havent read the other replies so dont know if...

    I havent read the other replies so dont know if you have decided on the move, but i'd just like to throw my 2 cents in.

    I wouldn't have a betta in a community tank for 1 reason. Although Bettas...
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    I put Daphnia and the brine shrimp in the fridge...

    I put Daphnia and the brine shrimp in the fridge (I thought that's what kept them alive, my dad has always done this with live bloodworms). Well there's no way im feeding my food... as I said after...
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    How long does live food last?

    I bought some Brine Shrimp from the aquatic shop on Monday, that evening I opened the bag and fed a small number to my fish. The next night I realized i'd left the bag propped upright in a jug, and...
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