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    Expert my foot. Blatantly wrong. Goes against...

    Expert my foot. Blatantly wrong. Goes against every single peice of advice I have ever read, heard, seen & every aquarium I have seen it done in. Just because someone wants to call themselves a...
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    Good post Anomaly. :ssmile: I suspected you might...

    Good post Anomaly. :ssmile: I suspected you might have lots of plants & a light bio-load. If it works for you I certainly won't tell you your wrong to do it in your tank.
    I think we have all gotten...
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    You can save yourself a bundle by either using...

    You can save yourself a bundle by either using dry ferts to top off the macro nutrients as suggested by Monkeypox, (I don't disagree with everything you have to say), or you could try fertilizer tabs...
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    Wrong. I personally know of dozens of attempts at...

    Wrong. I personally know of dozens of attempts at planted tanks with a sand substrate & they have had the exact same problems. Within two weeks of plants being introduced thier roots have turned...
  5. Thread: School fish

    by Oscarwild
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    I find various species of rainbows work well with...

    I find various species of rainbows work well with SA cichlids but the others are absolutley correct, it depends on what cichlids you decide to keep. Even then individual fish temperaments very...
  6. Thread: Gravel

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    If you are going to have plants in the tank at a...

    If you are going to have plants in the tank at a later date it may be worth you spending the money on the onyx as you would have to break the tank down to add a nutrients substrate at a later date...
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    Sorry it won't let me edit that post but I think...

    Sorry it won't let me edit that post but I think it is important to notice that this is this individuals only tank & quite probably thier first tank. It is far better to give advice suitable for a...
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    Sounds like a perfect example of different set...

    Sounds like a perfect example of different set ups having different requirments. It is pure speculation on my behalf as I don't know the details of the set up you are refering to but I would be...
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    Just tell me what you think why don't you?...

    Just tell me what you think why don't you?
    There's no need to get your nappy in a knot mate. I am simply providing advice that is suitable for a beginer. IME it is a mistake to assume another...
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    Sticky: Fantastic article Northernguy. This is exactly...

    Fantastic article Northernguy. This is exactly the sort of information I need right now as I am redoing the silicone on a large tank. Very helpful.
    thumbs2: thumbs2: thumbs2:
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    I've had problems with my peckolita scratching...

    I've had problems with my peckolita scratching around his gills in the tank I have with sand. Nothing else scratches at all except for the one plec. Do you think there may be another reason for that...
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    Seeing as I have trouble working out how to give...

    Seeing as I have trouble working out how to give awards/rewards to people, I would just like to acknowledge Northernguy for his assistance to me in this tank problem. The advice he has given me on...
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    Good advise!! You will actually find that if...

    Good advise!!

    You will actually find that if the fish spend any length of time in the bag you get them in though that the PH has dropped considerably in the bag due to the wastes the fish is...
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    Peferably the fish that you intend to keep in the...

    Peferably the fish that you intend to keep in the finished tank so long as they are reasonably hardy. Make sure you keep up the water changes & use ammonia, nitrite & nitrate test kits if you have...
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    Usually fish food & decaying plant matter will...

    Usually fish food & decaying plant matter will provide more than enough phosphates for any planted tank. To be honest I can't think of a single reason why anyone would want to use a phosphate...
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    Going to need more info I'm afraid. Exactly what...

    Going to need more info I'm afraid. Exactly what type of cichlids do you want to keep?

    Rift lake cichlids will enjoy a substrate that will raise the KH & PH of your water but american ciclids as...
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    Wether or not you should use sand in your tank...

    Wether or not you should use sand in your tank depends greatly on what kind of fish you intend to keep & wether or not you will have plants anchored in the sand or not. I wouldn't recommend sand in...
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    I would generally disagree with adding any other...

    I would generally disagree with adding any other source of nitrogen to a tank. It does benefit some but there should already be plenty of available nitrogen in the form of nitrates in your tank. You...
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    This is spot on. 5-7000k is generally the optimum...

    This is spot on. 5-7000k is generally the optimum range for plant growth. Plants will utilise all light in the visible spectrum for photosynthisis though, as well as some light we can't see, so other...
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    I tried the carbon trick but just in a 1200lt/hr...

    I tried the carbon trick but just in a 1200lt/hr Aquaone canister I have spare. Took about 5kgs of carbon but it made little difference. All it really did was clear the water of the haze but the fish...
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    I agree whole heartedly with MCHRKiller. None of...

    I agree whole heartedly with MCHRKiller. None of those fish belong together. Oscars are too big. You could do one JD, a couple of angels though if the tank is standard dimensions it may be a bit...
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    No problem, as soon as I get another camera. My...

    No problem, as soon as I get another camera. My teenage son dropped my last one over the side of the boat while we were fishing in 340ft of water! Not going to get that back in a hurry! The tank...
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    It's been scrubbed & sterilized clean enough to...

    It's been scrubbed & sterilized clean enough to perform surgery in. So have the lids, heaters, gaurds, filters, thermometers, gravel vac, nets, buckets & anything else that has ever been anywhere...
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    I sent Northernguy a PM to see what if he thinks...

    I sent Northernguy a PM to see what if he thinks it is worth me trying to redo the silicone on it but if he thinks it best to dispose of the tank then I'm going to put on the safety glasses & go to...
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    I have snakes too!! And lizards, turtles & frogs....

    I have snakes too!! And lizards, turtles & frogs. I don't like glass for them though as IMO it lets the heat escape too fast. I make my own boxes for reptiles out of plywood with perspex viewing...
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