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Future scenario for the home aquarium. by NetMax
A possible scenario for the evolution of the aquarium: If we start by examining the constraints, I think the 4 biggest are the purchase cost (people don't complain so much about the running costs), the space (large footprint in prime real-estate in the house, and difficult to move), the weight (we...
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January 27th 06 06:05 PM
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Neon tetras dropping like flies by Gill Passman
I bought 12 Neons for my new tank at the beginning of the month (just over 3 weeks ago). The tank did a mini-cycle which I fixed by seeding it (nitrites got to 0.1 so not massive). All settled down so I added 6 Panda Cories - 2 didn't make it but I got credit as the LFS believed that there might...
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April 3rd 06 08:33 AM
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A Question About Bettas [Siamese Fighting fish]. by Papa Red
I was asked a question about Bettas, and not knowing for sure the answer, I thought that I would post here and ask if anyone else may know the answer. Does anyone know if it would be okay if a Betta splendens was housed in a plastic container? The containers in question, are the rubber-like...
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December 7th 04 11:55 AM
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bettas in plastic cups by dddd
because they can, is the short answer. they breathe air so they can survive for much longer than other tropical fish under these bad conditions... also the males dont mix with other males, in better fish stores they keep the females together in a tank. so its not whats best for them, but...
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January 14th 06 10:12 PM
by Richard Sexton Go to last post
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Aquarium air-pumps - which are best? by Koi-Lo
I'm so tired of buying airpumps that wear out in less than a year. We replace the diaphragms and flappers and the improvement is minimal. Sometimes they're even worse! Why is this? There is no cigarette smoke in the air and the house isn't dusty. Can anyone recommend an air pump that lasts...
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February 12th 06 07:29 PM
by Koi-Lo Go to last post
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Fishless cycling by Mandy
Greetings again... Okay, so I am in the process of fishless cycling my 37 gallon eclipse fresh water tank. Started on Dec. 23 - water was conditioned with Amquel. Added 16 oz of fritzyme for a bacteria starter and quarter tsp of pure ammonia. Dec. 24 - 28 - was out of town but friend added...
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January 14th 05 02:37 PM
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CO2 or not by Gill Passman
My LFS has recommended I get a CO2 unit to sort the algae in my tank. But from reading various postings I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not. The plants get fairly "manky" coz I get a lot of algae...the tank in question is in a well lit room...but the fish are happy and I feel to a certain...
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March 2nd 05 12:57 AM
by NetMax Go to last post
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Absolute Beginners by FishNoob
I've never kept fish of any kind unless you count those goldfish I won at fairgrounds 30 years ago - so please be gentle and tolerant of my noob ignorance :-) We want to keep some tropical fish. This is probably what we'll buy: http://www.aquatics-direct.co.uk/itemsviewer.asp?ID=847 (though...
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September 24th 05 06:05 AM
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Humane? by Nikki Casali
Is it considered humane to take a sick fish and flush it straight down the toilet/WC/loo? Out of sight, out of mind? This is the advice a friend has been given by the owner of a LFS. My usual way is to place 10 drops of clove oil for each litre of aquarium water inside a bucket. The fish is then...
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October 1st 04 03:03 PM
by Aquarijen Go to last post
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Betta question by kraut
Am new to bettas and was wondering how big of a tank is needed for 1 betta?? I would like to get 2 and was wondering if I could have 2 in one tank and if so how big a tank?? TIA
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August 9th 06 11:27 AM
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Taking DISEASED fish nback .... :*( by Koi-Lo
I called WM and they agreed to take back the lionheads with contagious-ulcer disease. I know I'm bringing them to their death but nothing is helping. I was through this once before when my koi came down with this about 5 years ago. All died and the store replaced every one. Melafix did...
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April 27th 06 04:12 PM
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Building a tank... by Sean
Anyone have any tips on what one would need/do when building a custom tank? Materials to use and sealant advice would be great. I'm looking to contruct a tank that is about 300Gs... Sean
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February 2nd 06 02:59 AM
by Joel M. Baldwin Go to last post
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blue betta by Nikki
a while back, not to long ago I had got two red bettas from my LFS that is closing, they were sick and they had got into a fight at some point before I got them (fins were a mess) and a couple people on here helped me, and they are doing great now, fins are even looking better so maybe I can ask...
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March 30th 06 05:18 AM
by Nikki Go to last post
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Minimum Aquarium Size - EU Regulations by Gill Passman
muddyfox wrote: A few days ago one of the chaps in my LFS told me that the EU were going to bring in a regulation on the minimum size an aquarium can be for keeping fish, which seems fairly sensible to me. But then he told me that the minimum would be about 60-70 litres and all smaller...
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March 16th 06 06:10 PM
by Gill Passman Go to last post
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How to fill a big tank by Suzie-Q
I'm wondering how you all go about filling a large, new aquarium. Do you use some sort of treated tap water, or do you buy bottled water, or what? Forgive my ignorance. I'm new at this. (And I'm thinking of getting a 29 gallon tank.) -- 8^)~~~ Sue (remove the x to e-mail) ~~~~~~ "I...
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January 11th 06 04:52 AM
by NetMax Go to last post
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Male Bettas by sb
Hi all, Sorry if this is not the correct forum for posting. I currently have a male betta in a tank on his own. Can anyone suggest fish he *might* like as I'm worried he might get lonely or bored. I know they are quite sociable and that 2 bettas together tend to fight so obviously wasnt thinking...
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March 26th 05 10:53 AM
by anemone Go to last post
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MTS out of control by Eric Schreiber
Quite some time ago (a year or more) I was given a handful of Malaysian Trumpet snails by a local fish store. I counted perhaps a hundred. Most went into my heavily planted 20 gallon community tank, where they've done quite well for themselves. Quite well, indeed. I estimate I now have several...
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October 23rd 04 05:33 PM
by NetMax Go to last post
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Losing fish...any ideas appreciated by Gill Passman
Hi All, This is really a continuation from the Sick Mollie in my son's tank and subsequent loss of two Mollies last weekend. I did my normal check this morning and now one of the Rosy Barbs is on her way out. Checked the water pH 8 (normal for our tanks), 0 Ammonia and Nitrites and Nitrates are at...
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June 10th 05 08:07 PM
by Gill Passman Go to last post
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What does everyone like best about keeping fish? by Gill Passman
Hi All, I was sitting down this morning just quietly watching the fish in the new big tank (130g)....a Panda Cory was sitting on a piece of driftwood looking like he was delivering a lecture to three, very attentive Clown Loaches sitting on the substrate facing him - then I saw the Pl*c glide in...
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May 16th 06 03:45 PM
by -ED Go to last post
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Fishless Cycling part two by Mandy
I can't seem to post anymore in the other thread... Day 15 evening - ammonia back down to zero, nitrite 5.0 Going to add a table spoon of ammonia and see how it looks tomorrow. Don't want to lose all those sweet litlle ammonia eating bacteria! And if it's too much? So what, I've got at least a...
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February 2nd 05 01:32 AM
by Larry Blanchard Go to last post
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