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  1. Causes of brown algae:- -Excess silicates,...

    Causes of brown algae:-

    -Excess silicates, nitrates, phosphates (Rowaphos removes phosphates and silicates, good tank maintenance keeps nitrates low).
    -Inadequate light
    -Low oxygen levels

    If...
  2. My tank ...

    My tank
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTTXUpa06xs

    I feed beef heart so have lots of nutrients going in but the combination of phosphate removal, otocinculus catfish, good bright lighting and...
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    Otocinculus catfish - perfect for algae on plants

    Otocinculus catfish - perfect for algae on plants
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    Should be fine, Colombian Red fin Tetras are...

    Should be fine, Colombian Red fin Tetras are similar and get a bit bigger
  5. The only thing I would add to the above comment...

    The only thing I would add to the above comment is that Brown diatom algae is a low light algae which out competes green algae in low lighting conditions and so limiting or interrupting the light...
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    I would see if a week or two in a quarantine tank...

    I would see if a week or two in a quarantine tank with some aquarium salt and a good fungal/bacterial all round treatment sorted out your next purchase - assuming you have good water quality, use a...
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    Crushed shells are a big no no unless you have an...

    Crushed shells are a big no no unless you have an african cichlid tank
  8. Hey - been there - brown algae is a pain - as you...

    Hey - been there - brown algae is a pain - as you are not using co2 - ferts prob wont help the plants out compete the algae so the best way to balance your tank out is probably - buy some rowaphos...
  9. Hey - yep got an anubias, will definitley look...

    Hey - yep got an anubias, will definitley look into the Echinodorus Ozelot - looks nice - thanks!
  10. Thread: Hello

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    Hello!

    Cheers - took out old plants as they were overgrowing and making maintenance a pain - looking for some slower growing ones - a bit bare at the min

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUvLGrUCRss
  11. Ideas for new Large leaf medium/slow growing plants for discus tank

    Hello,

    Recently had to remove lots of the old fast growing plants from my discus tank as they were taking over and making making frequent maintenance a hassle - am looking for something with...
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    Bristlenose catfish are great algae eaters

    Bristlenose catfish are great algae eaters
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    6 Juli corys

    6 Juli corys
  14. Thread: First Cycle

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    Boots the chemist is your best bet - they have...

    Boots the chemist is your best bet - they have high grade ammonia - although I never use ammonia to cycle and have never had any problems but I guess its all down to choice!
  15. Thread: Hello

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    Video as promised

    This was 3 weeks after adding plants and 1 week adding first fish - was about 2-3 months ago - have added lots more plants since then and a tunze wave pump to circulate co2 - discus have grown hugely...
  16. Thread: Endler's

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    Definitely just mum, most livebearers will eat...

    Definitely just mum, most livebearers will eat their fry if they are presented with them. The cycling tank will be fine - possibly add one of the cycling products but you are talking about a very...
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    Try adding some aquarium salt to see if it...

    Try adding some aquarium salt to see if it alleviates the swimbladder issue
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    Whats the circulation like in your tank?

    Whats the circulation like in your tank?
  19. Thread: Hello

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    Thanks! Great to be here thumbs2:

    Thanks! Great to be here thumbs2:
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    10 Gallons is fine for that number of fish,...

    10 Gallons is fine for that number of fish, however, I just find that you are more prone to fluctuations in the water parameters with a small tank, that could be temperature, ph, hardness, etc, not...
  21. Thread: Endler's

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    I raised endlers in a simple breeding trap (one...

    I raised endlers in a simple breeding trap (one of the net mesh ones with some) by putting the female in mid her 3/4 week gestation period - I had some cover on the bottom of the mesh so that the...
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    The two times I have kept Dward Gouramis I have...

    The two times I have kept Dward Gouramis I have found them to be easily stressed and delicate. I guess its just one of those things - I bought 20 cardinals watching the shop agent flicking them out...
  23. Thread: Hello

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    Thanks Guys will post some pics this week

    Thanks Guys will post some pics this week
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    Thanks Lady Hobb perhaps I should have red the...

    Thanks Lady Hobb perhaps I should have red the post from start to finish ... still interesting the nitrate is at zero..
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    40 gallon is plenty for one

    40 gallon is plenty for one
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