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    I had a series of dud heaters, all of good...

    I had a series of dud heaters, all of good brands. Replaced with an expensive digital heater with a plastic heater casing, and have not had a problem since. I also have a digital thermometer in every...
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    In the summer I do bi-weekly 50% WC, not because...

    In the summer I do bi-weekly 50% WC, not because the tank need it (it doesn't, at all), but because it's still better than tap water for my plants and the water barrel is empty at this time of year....
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    I just googled Quick start and it does not appear...

    I just googled Quick start and it does not appear to be a water conditioner, so this could be your problem right there.
    Do you use tap water?
    If so, most water companies add chemicals which are no...
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    As above, it sounds like you didn't cycle your...

    As above, it sounds like you didn't cycle your tank.

    Start 50% water changes now, daily, until you understand the cycle and your test results. Many people (often on advice of the shops, sadly)...
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    I have ridiculously hard water .. you can SMELL...

    I have ridiculously hard water .. you can SMELL the minerals in it when it comes out of the tap, yet with a strong WC regime to keep the aquarium system as similar to my tap water as possible I have...
  6. Thread: Return Fish?

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    My LFS uputs returns into one of their multitude...

    My LFS uputs returns into one of their multitude of display tanks. From there they move back into sales tanks when the next batch of the same species come in. Sometimes, they go for specialist sales...
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    My main LFS is a maidenhead aquatics branch and...

    My main LFS is a maidenhead aquatics branch and I've posted before on how good the advice is - fish are always really healthy, no small tanks for bettas, lots of display tanks maintained by the staff...
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    I know, I know!! When I get home I will def try...

    I know, I know!!
    When I get home I will def try to get some of both thanks :)
  9. Thread: Hello

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    Hello! Welcome to the forum, where are you...

    Hello!

    Welcome to the forum, where are you from? This will help people understand your water and what is available to you (equipment, products, fish, etc).

    Once you have understood the cycle...
  10. Thread: Water Change Fail

    by Soot
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    Nice one! I once managed to restart my filter...

    Nice one!
    I once managed to restart my filter without connecting the inlet hose. Wooohoooo, pumped water right out of the tank onto the floor. Thankfully our floors are concrete and I wanted to...
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    Thanks guys, Bael has now moved into a new...

    Thanks guys,

    Bael has now moved into a new Super-Fish Wave 30 with all new equipment (kept all filter media, gravel, plants, decor, etc - but the hardware is new) as part of a great deal I got at...
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    SIGH - equipment failure while on holiday :(

    I haven't posted for ages although I frequently read, that's because everything has been going so well for ages and I was hoping to do a photo update soon!

    But disaster while I've been away ......
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    Many of us have learnt the hard way, some of us...

    Many of us have learnt the hard way, some of us (CoughMEcough) despite having read up on cycles beforehand and done weeks of cycling before introducing fish only to realise my tank wasn't actually...
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    Aside from everything else and the great advice...

    Aside from everything else and the great advice you've had, I have ALWAYS had cloudy water after buying in a new substrate - it's always settled by the time the fishless cycle is done. I think they...
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    Your tank looks gorgeous!

    Your tank looks gorgeous!
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    Otos wuld be my fish of choice, as long as you...

    Otos wuld be my fish of choice, as long as you have calm companions and also sufficient algae!
    The first time I kept otos sadly I didn't realise I did not have sufficient algae to keep them going....
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    Just some fine black low denier stockings on mine...

    Just some fine black low denier stockings on mine - never had a problem ;)
  18. I definitely will. No newcomers lately, but got a...

    I definitely will. No newcomers lately, but got a few males who seem to have suddenly grown up. Perhaps the three new females will help then as well. I don't get many surviving fre - about one per...
  19. Random deaths - do they just happen sometimes? rip :(

    I've been a little quiet. Busy real life!

    Last week, my favourite little guppy male died. He was the first fry ever born in my tank and about two years old. I did just put it down to age, he'd...
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    EDITED because I am clearly not awake (SORRY). ...

    EDITED because I am clearly not awake (SORRY).

    So the fish are injured from having them flopping on the gravel? :( Rotten :( Perhaps an antibiotic if there are open wounds and daily WC to keep...
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    I did wonder if perhaps one of the guppies...

    I did wonder if perhaps one of the guppies perhaps got sick and Bael "finished it off" .. and then realised they were tasty and good sport, or *something*. Either way, I posted this as am always...
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    to be fair, all my previous bettas lived long,...

    to be fair, all my previous bettas lived long, happy lives in community tanks ...
    Perhaps Bael felt tormented by all the small fish and just couldn't help himself? He's well fed, I promise!
    Will...
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    Betta community Fail (first ever Fail!)

    So my betta, Bael is about my 6th betta in my life. I have always previously kept them in both large and small peaceful communities.

    Lately, Bael has been baby sitting the 1 month old guppies....
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    Updated photo - not flared up but holding himself...

    Updated photo - not flared up but holding himself well.
    He doesn't bother flaring very often ... he is, however, jumping for bloodworm at feeding time. A silly trick, but I like it!
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  25. Thread: Fishy day ......

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    To spice up the thread a bit, here is Bael with...

    To spice up the thread a bit, here is Bael with one of his new fry companions ...

    In a posing mood!
    http://gallery.spak.org/d/26620-2/Poser+Bael+April+2014+_3_.JPG
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