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No they are my rainwater collectors for my orchids, though that maybe it was better to use then tap-waters, seems not!
Thanks all for the comments, yes it is close to several villages around the area.
I have tested it and PH often around 5.
Was just a thought, my fish tank is a small one of 90 liters.
i will stick...
Hi is it possible to use rainwater instead of tap water for the fish tank.
I have a nine thousand liter tank and a 1.2 thousand rainwater tank.
Rain is collected of a 20 cement tile roof, currently...
It is a seasoned piece I bought from the fish shop with the tank, up until they died the bristlenose loved to nibble on it
Thanks, will take on alll the advice and see if I can get the tank to settle down before I add any more bristlenose as they are my favorite!
Thanks everyone for offering some helpful advice
I have had a piece of wood like a tree root, been in the tank from day one so doubt if it suddenly changed anything
I only have PH tester, before all the trouble began I would have the water tested at the fish shop.
Have several large water plants that grow rather well.
Filters; I have a water pump that pump...
Hi I have a 90 liter tropical setup, been up and running for about 18 months, mainly just Daneio's and few bristle-nose Catfish.
I use to change about 30% of the water every 2 weeks, about 6 months...
Now, about 3 weeks later they are growing like mad.
Some have now reached nearly an inch long and are very active feeders, especially on the defrosted frozen English spinach I am giving them every...
Hi I feed my bristle-nose frozen English spinach, it come in small frozen blocks I can buy at the supermarkets. originally came from USA and now imported to Australia from Holland.
I feed the every...
Thanks, I have been feeding the adult catfish with defrosted frozen english spinich, can give some lettuce also
Thanks, can not wait to see them get bigger
Hi, I joined this forum over 12 monts ago after buy a new fish tank.
I was advised to buy some bristlenose catfish to keep the glass clean and also to enjoy them swimming around, I bought 6 they...
Many thanks will look at them
Thanks for that info.
Basically what I am trying to do on the cheep is heat water for my orchids in winter.
My rainwater tank outside get down to 6 to 10C in winter and it is far to cold for my...
Hi, while not quiet a aquarium question, but related to their water heaaters.
Question; I need to heat a 200lt drum of water in winter to about 20C (68F).
Potential problem is when I drain the...
Thanks, looks like I will be busy feeding the fish crushed snails for a long time.
One carless act at the start.
Sorry about not putting in the fishes name.They are Danioes and Bristle Nose catfish only and the tank is 90 litres
Hi, my new tropical tank has been up and running for many months now.
All very well and the fish have settling in good.
Problem I now have is little snails, I washed all the live plants when I...
Just an update on my new fish tank, after about 5 weeks of so settling in, the live plants and the artificial ones on a rocky ornament were being covered in what looked like a brown film/algae....
Hi Thanks for the replys
I was told to also feed them on 'Aqua One Vege Wafers, they contain 1% spirulina. Alge etc.
The Danios eat them before the catfish can reach them
I was also told to...
Thanks for that, I just bought them as Bristle-nose catfish. No botanical name on the tank card
A year of so is no great problem to wait as I find them quiet interesting in the way they go about...
Hi I have just bough some baby Bristlenose Catfish about 1 1/2 inches long. (40mm)
Question; under general growing conditions how long before they reach maturity or about 3 inches long. (80mm)
Hi Thanks for the reply
It is an Aqua one , 100w. submersible type
On the packing it said to never lay it on its side etc.
Thanks for the comments
Hi, I am new to tropical fish and would like to ask a simple question.
I have a heater mounted inside the tank with the top just out of the water.
Question; I have been told to lay in at an angle...
I am a new member to the forum.
I have just re-started to grow tropical fish after a 20 year break.
I am retired and live on the south coast of NSW Australia.
I have just bought a 90...