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Recent content by dean

  1. dean

    Advice when shipping live shrimp?

    These are what you need They are lined with polystyrene then a thermal bag inside that and a heat pack Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Small Plec

    There are a few genius that you can look at Paraotocinclus, Hypancistrus, Chaetostoma and Peckoltia Here’s a few examples to look up Parotocinclus spilosoma Hypancistrus sp. L471 Hypancistrus sp. L136 Chaetostoma formosae Peckoltia compta Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Questions about Ponds, Tapwater Topups, & Dying Frogs - Ranavirus

    Perhaps there needs to be more plants and hiding places for the tadpoles so whatever is catching them has a much harder job But only a very small % survive anyway to keep everything in balance Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Collected Branches - Go/No Go?

    What you listed is safe except pine n fir You can also use wood from any fruit trees Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Bulkhead fittings

    I can’t see the point of connecting them together through the sides You won’t get a flow around the tank and the last tank will be cooler than the first Why not use a sump system ? The sump can be on the same level it doesn’t have to be underneath Drill each tank at the rear and take a pipe...
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    Tips for a beginner in photography

    Happy belated Birthday Don’t be afraid of it You can’t break a camera by pushing buttons Take it out of automatic mode I’m a canon user so can’t help with your model Look for a local camera club Or maybe do a basic qualification such as an NCFE level 1 in photography- it’s for beginners...
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    2,000L High tech BEAST

    I had an idea you were crazy now you’ve definitely confirmed it [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Hope you didn’t put sun tan lotion on Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Sucker cups frustrating me😠

    Hard to find good ones They all go hard and brittle eventually Can you show me how the suckers attach to the filter as I may have an idea for a permanent solution Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    DIY sponge filter.

    I’ve made loads over the many years of fish keeping from my own box filters to koi pond filters and complete filters systems for recirculating aquarium systems To be honest yours will work they are cheap but it’s a big blue thing in a small tank I would of looked for something more inline...
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    Feeding tips for slow fish or shrimps

    Shrimp feeding dish Sinking food for the shrimp while feeding fish floating food Feed them at opposite ends of your tank Or feed shrimp at night Live daphnia disperses so all fish have the same chance to catch it Or you keep feeding bit at a time until all the fish have fed enough...
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    Bottom Dwellers for Carpeted Tank

    A really nice small loach are Rosey Loaches Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Bottom Dwellers for Carpeted Tank

    What about these ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    DIY Wabi Kusa Spaghnum

    Did you make the base of this yourself as it looks like an IKEA light Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Bamboo/wood shrimp

    They will eat most foods that they can catch in their fans even large items such as bloodworms A good frozen food that I like to use on them and small fish is cyclops Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Grown Up Birthday Tank + Stocking Plan = Rasbora/Cory advice

    I think the bigger the tank the easier it is I use a hma filter attached to my shower I have 10metres of pipe with a tap on the end Connect it all up Take pipe to my tank hook it over turn tap and sit back So so easy [emoji106][emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk