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that got me in the place i was a few months ago,and probably help towards
the diabetes :-( however i am proud to say i am nearly two stone lighter :-D
and i sit peddling away on my exercise bike and watch the fish:lol:
That's an excellent idea! I may just snatch it. lol
 

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wakey wakey :-D
well pics will follow...but things have changed a little.
lost fish,lost moss and twigs,lost heart,:sick: however chugging along
planted some new plants(fingers crossed) ,got a new fluvial 406 filter,
 

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Good seeing you!

:-DGood to see you, Willow..don't mean to barge in, but it cheered me up to see you still out and about! I just got out of the hospital for to cure my cancer,..just getting my tanks going, and fiddling around. May get some rams..
 

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thanks guys :-D
so glad you're on the mend,and managing to potter around,:mrgreen:
and feel free to barge in anytime and tell more about what you're doing!

i have some clown loach behaviour going on and i'm not sure what's
happening...my biggest is sort of swimming around and being followed
by a much smaller one,which shimmys against the bigger one,then they diss
apear under the rocks.....i guess i'm not used to seeing them any more,as they hide
so much,the last time i kept loaches,i was used to goofy behaviour and the
playing dead...this is new to me.
 

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nitRate won't go down :-(
there is no ammonia according to liquid test kit,
tiny amount of nitrIte.
is planting disturbing the tank too much,?
admittedly i've not stirred the substrate as much as i should,and now planting
i'm guessing it's kind of my fault,however......i've done around 50-60%
water change this week,and going to do another change of around 20%
today.
 

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No clue. But it sounds like your cycle is about finished.
What's your nitrate at? I like to keep mine between 10 and 20ppm. It won't go any lower than 10ppm anyhow. Haha
 

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mini cycle ? perhaps.:dunno:
 

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just a pickie :)
the plants have really taken off since this picture was taken,even the hair grass
has grown.
any tips for pruning ? :-D
 

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aww thanks mate. :-D fish seem to really like the plants,and although
in that picture there appears not to be any fish lol there is.
i have since bought some platys for a splash of colour,male and female fully
knowing that there will be fry,and i am shamefully
going to admit i have gone against the fish keepers code and i have made an
impulse purchase of :oops: a couple of jewel cichlids.
i also have incresed the number of zebra danios.
 

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Good looking aquarium you got there Willow. Love the Aquascaping you've done over time.

:-D
 

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thank you James.
it's been re done again,and i now have black sub straight,
natural wood,and a couple of fake plants, it wouldn't be my tank
if it didn't have any :p
 
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