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    No they are my rainwater collectors for my...

    No they are my rainwater collectors for my orchids, though that maybe it was better to use then tap-waters, seems not!
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    Thanks all for the comments, yes it is close to...

    Thanks all for the comments, yes it is close to several villages around the area.
    I have tested it and PH often around 5.
    Was just a thought, my fish tank is a small one of 90 liters.
    i will stick...
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    use rainwater instead of tap water

    Hi is it possible to use rainwater instead of tap water for the fish tank.
    I have a nine thousand liter tank and a 1.2 thousand rainwater tank.
    Rain is collected of a 20 cement tile roof, currently...
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    It is a seasoned piece I bought from the fish...

    It is a seasoned piece I bought from the fish shop with the tank, up until they died the bristlenose loved to nibble on it
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    [/B] Thanks, will take on alll the advice and...

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    Thanks, will take on alll the advice and see if I can get the tank to settle down before I add any more bristlenose as they are my favorite!
    Thanks everyone for offering some helpful advice
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    I have had a piece of wood like a tree root, been...

    I have had a piece of wood like a tree root, been in the tank from day one so doubt if it suddenly changed anything
    Thanks
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    I only have PH tester, before all the trouble...

    I only have PH tester, before all the trouble began I would have the water tested at the fish shop.
    Have several large water plants that grow rather well.
    Filters; I have a water pump that pump...
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    Fish dieing

    Hi I have a 90 liter tropical setup, been up and running for about 18 months, mainly just Daneio's and few bristle-nose Catfish.
    I use to change about 30% of the water every 2 weeks, about 6 months...
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    Now, about 3 weeks later they are growing like...

    Now, about 3 weeks later they are growing like mad.
    Some have now reached nearly an inch long and are very active feeders, especially on the defrosted frozen English spinach I am giving them every...
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    Hi I feed my bristle-nose frozen English spinach,...

    Hi I feed my bristle-nose frozen English spinach, it come in small frozen blocks I can buy at the supermarkets. originally came from USA and now imported to Australia from Holland.
    I feed the every...
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    Thanks, I have been feeding the adult catfish...

    Thanks, I have been feeding the adult catfish with defrosted frozen english spinich, can give some lettuce also
    Thanks, can not wait to see them get bigger
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    Baby bristlenose catfish

    Hi, I joined this forum over 12 monts ago after buy a new fish tank.
    I was advised to buy some bristlenose catfish to keep the glass clean and also to enjoy them swimming around, I bought 6 they...
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    Many thanks will look at them Cheerio

    Many thanks will look at them
    Cheerio
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    . Thanks for that info. Basically what I am...

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    Thanks for that info.
    Basically what I am trying to do on the cheep is heat water for my orchids in winter.
    My rainwater tank outside get down to 6 to 10C in winter and it is far to cold for my...
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    Water heaters

    Hi, while not quiet a aquarium question, but related to their water heaaters.
    Question; I need to heat a 200lt drum of water in winter to about 20C (68F).
    Potential problem is when I drain the...
  16. Thread: Snails

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    Thanks, looks like I will be busy feeding the...

    Thanks, looks like I will be busy feeding the fish crushed snails for a long time.
    One carless act at the start.
  17. Thread: Snails

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    Snails

    Sorry about not putting in the fishes name.They are Danioes and Bristle Nose catfish only and the tank is 90 litres
    Thanks
  18. Thread: Snails

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    Snails

    Hi, my new tropical tank has been up and running for many months now.
    All very well and the fish have settling in good.
    Problem I now have is little snails, I washed all the live plants when I...
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    Just an update on my new fish tank, after about 5...

    Just an update on my new fish tank, after about 5 weeks of so settling in, the live plants and the artificial ones on a rocky ornament were being covered in what looked like a brown film/algae....
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    Hi Thanks for the replys I was told to also feed...

    Hi Thanks for the replys
    I was told to also feed them on 'Aqua One Vege Wafers, they contain 1% spirulina. Alge etc.
    The Danios eat them before the catfish can reach them
    I was also told to...
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    Thanks for that, I just bought them as...

    Thanks for that, I just bought them as Bristle-nose catfish. No botanical name on the tank card
    A year of so is no great problem to wait as I find them quiet interesting in the way they go about...
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    Bristlenose Catfish

    Hi I have just bough some baby Bristlenose Catfish about 1 1/2 inches long. (40mm)

    Question; under general growing conditions how long before they reach maturity or about 3 inches long. (80mm)
    I...
  23. Thread: Heaters

    by Catfish Joe
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    Hi Thanks for the reply It is an Aqua one ,...

    Hi Thanks for the reply
    It is an Aqua one , 100w. submersible type
    On the packing it said to never lay it on its side etc.
    Thanks for the comments
    Cheerio
    Catfish Joe
  24. Thread: Heaters

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    Heaters

    Hi, I am new to tropical fish and would like to ask a simple question.
    I have a heater mounted inside the tank with the top just out of the water.

    Question; I have been told to lay in at an angle...
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    Hello I am a new member

    Hi Everyone.
    I am a new member to the forum.
    I have just re-started to grow tropical fish after a 20 year break.
    I am retired and live on the south coast of NSW Australia.
    I have just bought a 90...
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