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post #41 of 174 Old 12-01-2013, 08:57 AM
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yeah the "tea water" is kind of blah if you ask me. I was wondering..... My HOB penguin 350 has added space for another set of cartridges (room for 4 total) maybe adding 2 more will help. I suppose it doesnt hurt to try haha.
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post #42 of 174 Old 12-01-2013, 09:39 AM
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P@h rams are iffy willow ma mate keeps a large tank with a large head of rams, they openly told him the quilty difers from week to week more times than not there poor.but they do have a good range of foods dry and frozen, you cant go wrong with the frozen food nice and cheap, my 6 rams love bloodworm So you have a lucky pair there mate, colouring up for a of bit of cuddle time i would say. Looking forword to the pictures.
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post #43 of 174 Old 12-01-2013, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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i know i took a chance…i've just always tried to keep them,
always wanted them,i thought..well..one last time..
fingers crossed they'll be ok…i must say the young lad was awesome!
he actually keeps reptiles as a hobby,but really takes an interest in tropicals,
and looks after the tanks there,you always know when he's not on duty !
i picked the day when he was in,and he took so much time chatting to me,
real conversation !
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when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #44 of 174 Old 12-01-2013, 10:03 AM
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WILLOW!!!! *hugs*
I'm sorry to be so out of the loop here - just catching up and MY how this tank has grown since last I checked it! It's gorgeous!!! You must be thrilled with the way things have come out - great job!!!

Your pictures are pretty! I don't understand why you're unhappy with them? Bummer that you've found that you don't prefer tannin-stained water. Many people would agree with you on that - I personally find a light stain to be lovely - and for me, it seems to make photography easier! ^__^ (though I may just be imagining things ;)) Either way - nice shots, gorgeous tank - everything looks to be coming along wonderfully - I'm so happy for you! <3
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post #45 of 174 Old 12-01-2013, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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i think it's just me,i like crystal clear water.
here are a couple of pics pre water change.
the last pic is the corys only came out because i put pellets in.
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when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
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something seeded for you next filter.

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post #46 of 174 Old 12-01-2013, 10:33 AM
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I have bronze cories too, and they also hide all the time.
I don't even see them when I feed, unless I sit very still for 2 or 3 minutes.
It's quite disappointing, but I read an article the said that they are very timid in the wild as well, even when in giant shoals, so I guess that they're just exhibiting their natural behavior.
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post #47 of 174 Old 12-01-2013, 11:30 AM
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The falkirk branch has a well educated tropical guy there, he keeps discus, and like your self i only deal with him, he lets me know when new stock due and set me up with my 15barbs last week. Keep a eye out for there big plump gbrams the get in now and again. I know they have tryed to up there quilty,they only switched to led light what makes a visial differance instead of hair algae everywhere.
Cracking pictures mate you got to love corys.!!!
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post #48 of 174 Old 12-01-2013, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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well i guess there's a lesson to be learnt then(smack my hand)for research !
i didn't…i just presumed they would be like the albino and pepper that i
have kept before,that would be absolute clowns !
not a problem as i still like them when i see them that is
after water change.
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when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
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something seeded for you next filter.
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post #49 of 174 Old 12-18-2013, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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hmmmmpffffffff tea water hanging on for dear life,so tomorrow
while i do a water change i'm going to take out the wood i suspect
is the culprit ! and as much duck weed as humanly possible,spooky
how it grows so fast !

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #50 of 174 Old 12-19-2013, 08:35 PM
I think perfectly clear water can show nice coloring on fins a little nicer,..and it really is a pretty thing, but tannins can be okay, don't fret.
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