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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-16-2013, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Dovie
My tank now after three months.

Plants are growing like mad, had to cut them back during the last water change as they were blocking out the light.

I took out the big hollow plastic rock as it trapped and killed my apple snail,...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   06-13-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By Dovie
No just small snails and the eggs have gone...

No just small snails and the eggs have gone already.
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Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   06-12-2013, 01:00 PM
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Views: 830
Posted By Dovie
I was wondering if they are snails eggs.

I was wondering if they are snails eggs.
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   06-11-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,907
Posted By Dovie
Caught it! Dropped the water level to 1/4 and...

Caught it!
Dropped the water level to 1/4 and it came out of hiding.

Dovie
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   06-11-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By Dovie
Fish eggs spotted.

Hi,

I have just spotted some fish eggs on the underside of some of the leafs. I am not sure from which family. ( zoom into LH leaf in photo to see eggs )
Can someone give me advise on how to look...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   06-10-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,907
Posted By Dovie
That's what I thought Jeff, If you want to catch...

That's what I thought Jeff, If you want to catch all the fish a big 2 ltr bottle wood be good.
By the way one of my platty's died, I think its the female, but on the other hand a baby platty has...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   06-08-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,907
Posted By Dovie
Apparently they get to big and are messy. However...

Apparently they get to big and are messy. However I have just returned home and tried the bottle trap idea.

I cut off the top and inverted it inte the bottle put a bit of food in and within five...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   05-31-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,907
Posted By Dovie
It was after I posted the question that thought...

It was after I posted the question that thought of a snail trap.

I will give it a try when I get home next week.

Dovie
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Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   05-30-2013, 02:32 PM
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Views: 3,907
Posted By Dovie
Hi Jeff I had thought about that, but all...

Hi Jeff

I had thought about that, but all the tall plants fall down and that makes it even more difficult.

I have quite a lot of plants in the tank now and they grow quite fast so I guess I...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   05-30-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,907
Posted By Dovie
How can I catch a Siamese Algae eater

Does anyone know how to catch a Siamese Algae eater without disrupting the tank plants etc.

I had 4 of these fish and was advised to return them to the lfs. I caught 3 of them without problems,...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   05-15-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By Dovie
Thanks for your input, I'll ad the extra fish as...

Thanks for your input, I'll ad the extra fish as soon as I can.

Dovie
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   05-15-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By Dovie
Thanks Byron, I have 125 ltr (27 gal imp)...

Thanks Byron,

I have 125 ltr (27 gal imp) tank 50x50x50 and its pretty full of plants which are growing like mad. I reset my tank about 2 months ago when I switched from goldfish to tropical, the...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   05-13-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By Dovie
I have just found out that the Impaichtys Kerri...

I have just found out that the Impaichtys Kerri are called Blue Emperor Tetra
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   05-13-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By Dovie
River Hatchet fish and Impaichtys Kerri

I have just introduced 2 Gasteropelecus Sternicula (Hatchet fish) to my tank and I have also added 3 Impaichtys Kerri. Does anyone have any advise concerning these fish.
I like the colors and my LFS...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-19-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,142
Posted By Dovie
Thanks for all the info. I have softened...

Thanks for all the info.

I have softened water and have to put in a bit of JBL Aquadur to bring up the hardness.

Have you any thoughts on "Tetra Aqua Easy Balance" I have heard this brings the...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-18-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,706
Posted By Dovie
Thank's Jeff, I will look into it. I did...

Thank's Jeff,

I will look into it. I did see a reverse osmosis unit in one of the LFS think I might invest in one. Bit pricey around €80. I can get the RO water from the shop but its too heavy...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-18-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,706
Posted By Dovie
It looks like it could be the the source water,...

It looks like it could be the the source water, cant say I noticed it before though, the dip test was always in the green zone. Just checked it and its starting at 10d and i'm reading about 15d in...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-18-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,706
Posted By Dovie
I am amazed how clean tropical fish are..

Hi,

Its about 6 weeks since i restarted my tank, I returned the Pleco to the LFS. about 3 weeks ago and added 4 Guppies, 1 male and 3 female. Unfortunately the male died after a about 5 days. I...
Forum: Water Chemistry   03-13-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,957
Posted By Dovie
I have a Eheim Ecco Pro 2034 which is good for...

I have a Eheim Ecco Pro 2034 which is good for 22-44 imp gal. its been running for 4 years and is easy to strip down clean and re-prime. Its very quiet and does a good job. just be careful of the...
Forum: Water Chemistry   03-13-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,957
Posted By Dovie
I have a Eheim Ecco Pro 2034 which is good for...

I have a Eheim Ecco Pro 2034 which is good for 22-44 imp gal. its been running for 4 years and is easy to strip down clean and re-prime. Its very quiet and does a good job. just be careful of the...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-12-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By Dovie
Hi Jeff, I did zoom in a bit, the sponge is...

Hi Jeff,

I did zoom in a bit, the sponge is about 5" diameter, but the deflector does give a gentle more natural movement of the plants and surface rather than the water racing across the surface...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-12-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By Dovie
Bioflow Aerobic Filter

I have just started using the bio wheel shown in the photo. I have had it some time and tried it on my starter tank about 4 years ago but found it took up too much room. Now that I have my 120 ltr...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-11-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,706
Posted By Dovie
Thank you for you reply, I will keep you posted...

Thank you for you reply, I will keep you posted in about 4 weeks with the progress.

Don
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-11-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,706
Posted By Dovie
I can see your point, the C02 set up was not...

I can see your point, the C02 set up was not expensive and I hope it will help get the plants established.

Concerning the wheel breaking the surface, I was under the impression that the surface...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-11-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,706
Posted By Dovie
Simple bio wheel and C02

I have read that C02 is good for fertilizing the plants and if the plants grow well there is less chance of algae starting. I have used a Dennerle C02 BIO 120 which cost about 35€. not an expensive...
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