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    That was supposed to say 4 foot tank lol

    That was supposed to say 4 foot tank lol
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    I've been using garlic in my tanks nearly as long...

    I've been using garlic in my tanks nearly as long as I've been keeping fish. No damage yet. Just healthy fish. Just don't go throwing the whole bulb in lol
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    I just use half a segment in a garlic press. Mush...

    I just use half a segment in a garlic press. Mush it right down and just pop it in the tank. It won't last long. My fish seem to love it. I do that for a 4 tank. So you may want to add less at first....
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    Body language even

    Body language even
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    Not necessary if you watch their behaviour....

    Not necessary if you watch their behaviour. Piranhas have body just like people. You just have to keep an eye on em. Piranhas are actually really timid and skittish. Boris is a big fairy boy lol
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    Have you tried garlic. It's a natural anti...

    Have you tried garlic. It's a natural anti fungal. Squeeze a little of the juice into the tank and if possible work a little into their food. You really don't need much. I've tried this on donated...
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    Not hard to get at all by the way. Plumbing parts...

    Not hard to get at all by the way. Plumbing parts I mean. Just they're getting stricter on regulating tradespersons over here. Get rid of those dodgy tradesmen who cause all sorts of problems. But I...
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    I have all sorts of odds and ends lying around in...

    I have all sorts of odds and ends lying around in my lab/inventions/jamming room. Don't work as a plumber anymore just tinker with fish tanks and such. Comes in handy. I use bits of everything not...
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    Thanks mate. Yeah that's pretty much how I got...

    Thanks mate. Yeah that's pretty much how I got into the diy side. Plus I'm a qualified plumber so that help a lot. Besides I find a lot of the decorations for sale are overpriced garbage. Just my...
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    I stand corrected I sort of managed to measure...

    I stand corrected I sort of managed to measure him. More like 7 3/4 inch. That bow front does make it tricky to guess lol.
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    You will find as they get bigger one will...

    You will find as they get bigger one will completely dominate the other,As they start establishing territory. You may find you need to separate them at some point or get more piranha and a bigger...
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    He is [emoji16]. Put em in a large tank alone and...

    He is [emoji16]. Put em in a large tank alone and they grow really fast. Moving lil Doris my other red belly today to a bigger tank. People tend to forget these fish can grow to a foot if looked...
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    More you buy the cheaper they get. It is better...

    More you buy the cheaper they get. It is better to age your water anyway. You're definitely thinking the right sort of ideas. Big kudos for thinking of your fishes needs [emoji16]
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    I get 25 litre water storage containers off eBay....

    I get 25 litre water storage containers off eBay. Pretty cheap.
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    I would always recommend keeping your water pre...

    I would always recommend keeping your water pre treated. The reasons: 1) it gives the water conditioner time to chelate the nasties properly and let the chlorine gas out. 2) it will give it time to...
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    My guess is 9 inch. Hard to get him to sit...

    My guess is 9 inch. Hard to get him to sit straight. I got him from a not so local fish store I use 11 months ago. He was about 4 inches then. They had him given from a guy who got some pacu direct...
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    Love to see how well those other fish do once the...

    Love to see how well those other fish do once the piranha grow a little. I've kept many fish with Boris. He was quite playful and they used to follow him like a Ramora does a shark. Then he got big....
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    Boris "The Blade"

    Adult red bellyhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170506/44525e148a4d19dd63029387ce2c6f49.jpg
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    lil Doris

    Juvenile red belly. Such a misunderstood fish. Timid and skittish. And very curioushttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170506/a804994114f5b22532a4da87f824624f.jpg
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    Got the big proper yellow goldfish that were only...

    Got the big proper yellow goldfish that were only aloud to be kept by emperors etc back in the day too. Would they ok with him too. Have two yellow and two orange. One of the orange has a veil tail
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    I did wonder if it was a koi type ish fish as I...

    I did wonder if it was a koi type ish fish as I tried to look it up on goldfish sites but he/she didn't quite fit any lol. That would be why. Thanks all for the info [emoji16]very helpful
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    I do like the the ceramic ring media. Running an...

    I do like the the ceramic ring media. Running an experiment with alfagrog as Airated substrate for planting too so far only got brownie phantoms on it in on of my nanos with a diy bubble filter....
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    It's a cut up brown card board [emoji403] box...

    It's a cut up brown card board [emoji403] box [emoji846]
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    Karma got him alright. Just had to sit back and...

    Karma got him alright. Just had to sit back and watch. Me and my fish are all doing well now. Him not so much. Must add police acted as illegal bailiffs in the first place. Over two particular...
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    Figured it would be a pond fish as he's about 9...

    Figured it would be a pond fish as he's about 9 1/2 in single veiled tail. Oooo pond with a waterfall and bow lake style stream with a little bridge over it me thinks. Like I need an excuse...
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