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    31300 As you can see I haven't finished...

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    As you can see I haven't finished building the cabinet yet as we have just moved house.

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    Angels with current stock ?

    Hi Peeps,

    My wife has been nagging me for over a year to get some angels for our main tank. I have been doing some research and cant make up my mind as to whether it's a good or bad plan as most...
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    Kesgrave tropicals offer a very good service here...

    Kesgrave tropicals offer a very good service here in the UK, I have ordered all the fish for my sons tank and a few for mine and had no problems at all. You need to be aware if your tank is new then...
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    Also look at: Hengel's rasbora's as they are...

    Also look at:

    Hengel's rasbora's as they are slightly smaller and I think they are more striking than the Harlequins and Celestial Pearl Danios are also a good choice if you are thinking of adding...
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    She will probably chase him until he dies :scry:...

    She will probably chase him until he dies :scry: I had nothing but probs with Rams, in the end I bought 8 and 2 chased the other 6 to death leaving the paired 2. Others may have different experiences...
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    I had similar probs with fish from a local...

    I had similar probs with fish from a local supplier but I now get them posted and I've only had 3 die in 2 months and 2 of those were DOA. In a year and a half I have lost over 40 fish ! mostly...
  7. The bacteria have not developed yet as your...

    The bacteria have not developed yet as your ammonia is not being cycled into nitrite/nitrate. What type of test kit do you have and what ph value are you at as a ph below about 6.2 will kill the BB...
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    test straight from the tap, if its high you could...

    test straight from the tap, if its high you could use plants to reduce the nitrate or I have an algae scrubber that has dropped my nitrates from 30-40 down to about 10 and holds it down for at least...
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    You have a cycle as your ammonia is turning to...

    You have a cycle as your ammonia is turning to Nitrite and then to Nitrate, I would let the bacteria consume the ammonia and if your nitrite drops and nitrate rises then you should be good to go, you...
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    Apisto's love mosquito larvae and Grindal worms,...

    Apisto's love mosquito larvae and Grindal worms, you can culture the worms easily just paste the name into google, they are regarded as a fatty food so moderation may need to be applied. A friend of...
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    Have a look at Apistogramma Cacatuoides, they are...

    Have a look at Apistogramma Cacatuoides, they are quite placid and nice looking. I have 2 in my QT together with some Red eye tetra (all for my sons new tank which is in cycle mode) with no issues...
  12. Thanks for the input guys, Appistogramma it is...

    Thanks for the input guys, Appistogramma it is them. thumbs2:
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    Drill 2 holes in the main tank with an internal...

    Drill 2 holes in the main tank with an internal weir box and have a tap on the lower pipe it will be almost silent. You only need a return pump and if you have a spray bar above the water surface of...
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    Welcome, Seems you are doing things right...

    Welcome,

    Seems you are doing things right although Fish in cycle does take longer. The strips are rubbish so you will be able to get a much more accurate reading with the API kit. Keep up the...
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    I had similar injuries to 2 of my Julii cories a...

    I had similar injuries to 2 of my Julii cories a while back, turned out they were entering the pleco cave and getting caught in the act. The pleco doesn't like guests without at least a phone call...
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    They are a type of Whelk not a snail so maybe...

    They are a type of Whelk not a snail so maybe they don't like the taste of themselves :hmm3grin2orange:. They will breed if conditions are good 23+ temp and plenty of food, as the food runs down the...
  17. Ram,Killi,Krib or Cockatoo Cichlid ?

    I have cycled a 20 gal for my son with some media from my main, now I need some help from those of you in the know. He wants at least two Rams, Killis, Kribs or Cockatoo Cichlids. Any thoughts on...
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    My nitrates do stay lower and had a marked...

    My nitrates do stay lower and had a marked decrease in the first 2 weeks. I dont have anything to test the phosphates :scry:
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    Here are some pics, I have set it up in the final...

    Here are some pics, I have set it up in the final return chamber, this means there is no requirement for another pump. The sump works well too and is a haven for the 2 bulldog babies thumbs2:

    I...
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    I've got an algae scrubber up and working...

    I've got an algae scrubber up and working thumbs2: Keeps the diatoms and tank algae at bay as well as the nitrates. all I have is a 9w cfl lamp on over night. I get a golfball sized ball of algae per...
  21. Pleco eggs nightmare !!!!! update as I cant find old post.

    Wow at last it works :-)

    OK here's the update on the bulldog pleco fry. I have 2 left and they are both a good 2 cm in length. They both live in the rock pile and will only eat algae so I am...
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    Excuse Me if I'm wrong but you have been given...

    Excuse Me if I'm wrong but you have been given good advice over these tanks in two different posts and seems you don't want to listen. Many people have told you to be patient and you decided to chuck...
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    The tube should be on the inlet side so look at...

    The tube should be on the inlet side so look at your pipes, water goes to bottom so thats where you need mechanical filtration (sponge) and out the top through your bio filtration (bio-max, ceramics...
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    I would remove the rocks as LH said then lower...

    I would remove the rocks as LH said then lower the water level as per 850R's instructions, I had to catch a load of cichlids a while back and they were evasive, spent about an hour trying to catch...
  25. Today I got to the bottom of the mystery. The...

    Today I got to the bottom of the mystery. The male Bulldog Plec has been looking after his eggs in a pile of 6 large (4-5 inch) rounded stones, the cory's go in and the pleco protects the brood, but...
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