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    Sorry for the lack of updates again guys, but not...

    Sorry for the lack of updates again guys, but not much has really happened.

    The main goal of the tank was to create a nice looking, easy maintenance dwarf Mbuna habitat. I think I have been able...
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    Sorry for the lack of updates guys. Been really...

    Sorry for the lack of updates guys. Been really busy these last few months.

    I had a couple more deaths so down to 25 fish now, but been stable for a while.

    On some good news.....
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    Spoke to the breeder. Water parameters donít appear to be the problem.

    She initially suggested bullying but since then, Iíve had another two fish die and both my dominant males are now showing...
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    Thank you for the condolences.

    Iím abit stumped now.

    Tested the water and everything seems fine.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180717/6038e9915a76046383f59f2a1667aee9.jpg

    The ph and...
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    Bit of bad news. Woke up this morning to a...

    Bit of bad news.

    Woke up this morning to a dead fish. Couldnít have been gone long as it was still colourful.

    I did notice the fish hiding late last night and breathing heavy. No signs of...
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    Nothing much really to update on at the moment....

    Nothing much really to update on at the moment. Just mainly making the change from tap to remineralised RO/DI water.

    I have noticed a slight increase in activity and the colours of the fish seem...
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    This guy gets bluer everyday! ...

    This guy gets bluer everyday!

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180710/91af24a1e48c6a9dbc6d58c4f672c503.jpg
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    Looks like my nitrates are starting to get under...

    Looks like my nitrates are starting to get under control now [emoji16]

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    Just done some more experimenting and I think I...

    Just done some more experimenting and I think I have found the right dosages.

    For the Seachem Cichlid Lake Salt (GH) I dosed 3g per 10 litre. Just used my previous double dose result of 2.8g and...
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    Quite an interesting read that.

    I didnít know they were light sensitive either.

    Also helpful to know that an earthy smelling filter means a happy bacteria colony!
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    Well my RO unit parts and remineralising salts...

    Well my RO unit parts and remineralising salts were delivered today. I'm actually quite confused....

    My RO/DI unit produces water with 0 TDS and 0 nitrates (I checked to make sure!).

    Now, I'm...
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    Dug out my old 150 Gallon per day RO/DI unit. The...

    Dug out my old 150 Gallon per day RO/DI unit. The membrane is still working fine and producing 0 TDS water which is good.

    Good news is, my new house's water pressure is 62psi so the same as the...
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    Aiden's Dwarf Mbuna Tank

    Yea they are very close. Tank water is slightly darker, but not by much.

    I did a 33% water change on Friday and another one earlier today. I suspected that my tap might be a problem since the tank...
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    I might have to age the water with plants as you...

    I might have to age the water with plants as you suggested.

    The left is straight from tap and right is from tank!

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    I did a 35% water change. Didnít want to do a massive one since the fish havenít been in my water long. Going to keep doing daily changes until the nitrates settle.

    My tap water does have 5-10ppm...
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    If all goes well, the end product is this: ...

    If all goes well, the end product is this:

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    Water change done [emoji16]

    Iíll retest later and see where the nitrates are at.
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    Thanks for the tip. Iíll give this a try next time.
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    Aiden's Dwarf Mbuna Tank

    Heís is most dominant male. There is another aggressive male in the tank but his black edges arenít quite as noticeable.

    I think the black edging is just him maturing and part of the process of...
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    I didnít think of pothos. Iíll see if I can pick some up somewhere local.
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    Now, I struggle with the API nitrate test kit and...

    Now, I struggle with the API nitrate test kit and telling the difference between the colours.

    Is this 20 or 40ppm?

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    Yea I see it! These have been extremely...

    Yea I see it!

    These have been extremely active. I could just sit infront of the tank for ages watching them.
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    Aiden's Dwarf Mbuna Tank

    Oh I see what you mean now!

    Iíll have to keep a look out and let you know if she does turn out to be holding
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    Had some problems with feeding since Iíve got the fish. The pellets are still too big, even the 1mm pellets.

    So far Iíve been soaking the pellets and cutting them up which is a rate pain. Did this...
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    Any chance you could point out which female...

    Any chance you could point out which female please?

    Had a look but still not sure.
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