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    I'm really at a loss now. I have replaced the...

    I'm really at a loss now.

    I have replaced the starters, both bulbs and also as of this morning fitted a new ballast unit. It seemed to work for a few hours then started blinking again!

    From...
  2. How Do I Fit A New Helvar Ballast Lighting Unit?

    I have bought a new Helvar L30A ballast unit to hopefully solve a lighting problem in my tank. The problem is I don't know how to fit it.

    In the pictures below you can see the wires connected to...
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    Loss Of Light In Hagen Tropiquarium 68

    I have an urgent problem with my Hagen Tropiquarium 68 tank at the moment - over the space of a week I have gone from no problems with lighting to no light at all.

    I have two 18" bulbs in it, with...
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    Something has cleared my pond of fish

    I have had what appears to be a bit of a disaster recently. At the advice of others on this forum and elsewhere I re-homed my 6 year old comet and 1 year old shub to a pond as they had outgrown the...
  5. I have just done a levels test and it came out as...

    I have just done a levels test and it came out as the following:

    pH - 7.6
    Ammonia - 0/0.25ppm
    Nitrite - 0ppm
    Nitrate - 10ppm

    The ammonia level doesn't seem to be flat 0 anymore, so surely...
  6. first few hours with neon tetras and three harlequins in new tank

    I have just added four Neon Tetras and three Harlequins to my tropical tank. These are the first fish that have been in my new setup.

    What do I need to look out for and carry out within the first...
  7. small snails have just appeared in my cycling tank

    I am currently cycling my tropical tank preparing it for my new tropical fish. I done a check of my Nitrate level (which was out) last night and it was sitting well.

    I looked in my tank this...
  8. I have just done a full water check test with my...

    I have just done a full water check test with my API tester kit and these are my readings:

    pH - 7.6
    (High) pH - 7.4
    Ammonia - 0ppm
    Nitrite - 0ppm
    Nitrate - 0ppm

    I am looking to put my...
  9. Also, what temperature should I set the heater to...

    Also, what temperature should I set the heater to once the new water is in?
  10. When doing my 100% water change should I be...

    When doing my 100% water change should I be de-chlorinating the water that is added in?
  11. My comet and shubunkin certainly seemed to enjoy...

    My comet and shubunkin certainly seemed to enjoy going into the pond this afternoon. They swam together for the first 10-15 minutes and then split up to socialize with the other fish in the tank.
  12. Yes, I have left the filter on. But the heater is...

    Yes, I have left the filter on. But the heater is not in the tank yet - should it be cycled with the heater on?



    Will crushed up goldfish flakes suffice in the absence of ammonia? I'm going...
  13. Converting a tank from coldwater to tropical

    I have, this morning, moved my two goldfish from my tank to a pond and I am now looking to convert my tank to tropical for tropical fish.

    I have a heater that I used last winter to regulate the...
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    I went to P@H today and got a couple of bags to...

    I went to P@H today and got a couple of bags to move the fish, they're pretty big so I think they'll be safe enough being transported in that.

    Other than goldfish/pond sticks, what else do fish...
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    moving my goldfish to a pond

    I am looking for some advice on moving my coldwater fish to a pond.

    I currently have two fish in my Hagen Tropiquarium 68 which has a 72ltr capacity. I have one 6 year old comet, which is around...
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    Shubunkin nipping goldfish anus

    Hi,

    I have noticed over the past fortnight that my 6 month old shubunkin has been nipping at the anus of my 6 year old comet. I can only assume that this is causing my comet some distress.

    What...
  17. Hi Dave, Thanks for the reply - I have set it...

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the reply - I have set it to 20, which is the lowest it can go.

    As you've suggested i'll bring it up to 21 next Monday.

    Thanks.
  18. Introducing a heater to a coldwater tank - what temperature?

    I am looking to warm up my coldwater tank slightly (due to the cold temperatures in Scotland at this time of the year) and have purchased a Interpet 150W Delta Therm heater.

    Currently, the tank...
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    I have used the fertilizer once, however after...

    I have used the fertilizer once, however after some further reading I have learned that plants in cold water tanks don't tend to last as plants in tropical tanks. This is fine, if this is the norm...
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    Update: I went out at lunch today and bought some...

    Update: I went out at lunch today and bought some LoveFish Plant Fertilizer, shown below. It comes in a liquid format so i'll give that a try and see how the plants get on.
    ...
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    Root tabs...interesting. Something like this...

    Root tabs...interesting. Something like this? I presume they are planted underneath the plant and the roots feed from them? Is it worth buying a pack of these.

    After a Google search they do indeed...
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    These are some pictures I have just taken, sorry...

    These are some pictures I have just taken, sorry I don't know the name of them:

    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/crmpicco/DSCF00111.jpg...
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    Maintenance of my P@H plants

    Hi,

    I purchased three plants from Pets at Home on Christmas Eve for my 70ltr tank. They are the 3 for 5.50 deal for those familiar with this offer.

    My question is: do I need to feed them...
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    Hi there, The tank is 70ltrs (Hagen...

    Hi there,

    The tank is 70ltrs (Hagen Tropiquarium 68).

    Currently, after the recent water change the temperature is 19 degrees celsius, however this will fall to between 13-15 approx. My goldfish...
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    Hi, I have now managed to get my water tested...

    Hi,

    I have now managed to get my water tested with my API freshwater test kit and these are the results:

    pH - 7.6 (light blue and end of the scale)
    pH (High Range) - 7.4 (tan colour and top of...
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