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post #11 of 29 Old 01-20-2012, 10:19 AM
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hi gwen
yes, i think live plants would be my first choice, to create a more natural environment. anything to keep the fish happy and content. will certain plants be better for certain fish? if so, i will find out what type of fish im going to be inheriting is. or maybe the fish inheriting me? ;)

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You may want to start with "easy" to grow plants. There are plenty of those. You need to post what type of bulb you have and it's wattage. You need to know if you should select low/moderate or high light plants.

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post #12 of 29 Old 01-20-2012, 01:28 PM
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what part of the world are you in ?

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 #13 of 29 Old 01-21-2012, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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i'm in the U.K, and also i found out what kind of fish it is, its a catfish.
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post #14 of 29 Old 01-21-2012, 02:56 PM
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don't keep us in suspense then lol what catfish is it ?

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 #15 of 29 Old 01-22-2012, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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ok i have the tank,. its an aqua one ar-620t with 2 18w sunlight bulbs. it has a tetratec 1000 and also external filter, though having just googled it, it would seem i can get a fitted filter that sits in the lid. apparently. oh and i just had to order a ceramic rod because the tetratec one has snapped. i am going to investigate the fitted filter as this looks very easy to maintain.
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post #16 of 29 Old 01-25-2012, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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i think my cafish is a tiger catfish, it doesnt have a shovel nose but the markings are very similar. i may have to give him away as i want nice looking fish, this thing is just ugly.
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post #17 of 29 Old 01-26-2012, 08:35 AM
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take him back and see if they will give you something in exchange.

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 #18 of 29 Old 01-28-2012, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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i had to laugh, for four days i was researching catfish, pictures and allsorts, but i still couldnt find anything that looked like mine. until i happened upon a website that mentioned loaches.
so now my catfish is a yoyo loach!! i felt a right tit.
so i investigated further, and was a bit concerned that being the only loach he may try and give it the big one to my guaramies, (first addition) but he seems fine amongst them.
onto another note, i have a new filterto bed in, whats the best way?
can i do a 50/50 type thing with the filters and noodles? or is it best to run new and old at the same time for a while?
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post #19 of 29 Old 01-28-2012, 02:45 PM
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he would be much better in a group,if he;s bothering other fish,he could
be trying to bond with them,i saw an article in PFK magazine about it,
the filter you can run alongside your one for a couple of weeks,or just transfer the media over.

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 #20 of 29 Old 01-28-2012, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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i must admit he's not the kind of fish i would keep, however bar finding him a new home, i may add two more to cheer him up. otherwise its just unfair on him. i'll keep an eye on how he gets on. thanks for the filter advice, thats good info. also has anyone used the tetra aqua balance stuff? i know i know, shudder, but i have heard it can be quite useful, especially if im breaking in a new filter, or i have to go away and leave a novice in charge. not that im planning to. just thoughts going through my head.
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