Fair play to Roman abromavic too, whatever anyone thinks of him it's a good thing he's doing with the Chelsea fc hotel too.
I don't suppose any knows any plants that will grow semi submerged and won't get eaten by a turtle in the future?
Popped some in, can only improve water quality quicker and looks nice, gives a nice swampy feel.
I am more worried if it could be poisonous to them, do not have the turtles yet so it would have a while to grow and to help cycle the tank.
As title ^^
Is it safe to use salvinia natans with musk turtles?
Will get a turtle still but prob only one and not until the thing is cycled/ready for life, dumped some substrate from my main tank in so far to...
I have been reading the exact same thing, thankfully we have no turtles yet despite the guy trying to sell us 2 there and then, quite shocking...
Ref the terrarium, they should be ashamed giving people the terrible filter that comes with these kits, ordered a u3 for now.
Got 5 as like you said due to age was impossible to tell.
We got a terrarium kit too :S
Once I make sure its sorted will be getting 2 musk...
What is the best way tell when they are juvenile?
What about bristlenoses, how many of them could I keep?
If anyone could answer because I am thinking of going to maidenheads later today.
Well the cave is quite long, the whole ceiling of the cave is made from redmoor wood, there is a small gap at the back of the cave but could...
So, I have all the hardscape sorted and have made a very nice cave made from landscape rock and redmoor wood.
I was looking over the pleco's...
Just to add to my last post, they are great characters too, always come to the glass when I go near the tank, one even let me brush its fins with...
Angelfish look great in that tank btw, I have a pair that look great in it.
@alto told me the tanks height suits the angelfish and he was not...
Ok so this tank has been stripped down to the substrate as I move to a new adventure.
All the livestock are ok, doing good.
I am planning on...
It really varies from fish to fish with Betta's, some are great community fish, some just want space and to be left alone, mine was fine with the...
you could try harlequin rasboras, they are more of a shoaling fish than a schooling fish.
A possible alternative to a betta is a pair of pearl...
I think that is a roma 600 if I am correct, I had one, I also had neon tetra's and a betta in it and I agree with Kalum, I saw very little...
Will do, will not be for a month or 2 yet anyway, stripped the tank down to just the substrate today and did a big water change, gonna do another...
Thanks for those links Edvet.
Very interested in the species, from what I have read I will be the one doing the cleaning
Also why I am willing to redo the tank to make a...
Thanks for the imput, in truth I am thinking about moving away from a heavily planted tank and going minimal mainly using floaters.
I am planning to redo my tank later this year and was wandering what the biggest pleco I could get away with in a 200l would be? I have...
Hard to get them both sideways because they always look at the phone haha
The two Angelfish I got are still actively swimming together, very very little aggression shown, could I assume I have got lucky and have a pair...
Currently feeding flake food supplemented with pellets every now and again.
Could I try feeding the wafer at night?
I should probably cut back on portion size, I already feed once every 2-3 days.
They are all very greedy though, eat the food I put in for them...
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Some pictures from the new phone.
Hey, so the tank is just over a year old now!
Everything is growing really well now, I did remove the arch with the trident on top as it was...
If any bad aggression does show up what would be the best options?
I was only going to get a single angel but kept reading how social they are...
And cleaning the piping, The one part of having an internal that I like haha
So I went with 2 juvenile Angels for now, will watch how they do, so far they are swimming happily together exploring the tank.
Thanks for the very detailed reply @alto , how many angels do you consider a group?
How big do the phantom tetra get?
I will tell you a story, a few months ago I sent my girlfriend to pick up an angel fish from the lfs(she...
I prefer the Congo tetra for looks, but wasn't sure how suitable they are.
I am looking at adding a group of either of these fish in my roma 200 and wondered what you guys think.
I currently have around 16...
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A few more pictures.
I have never come across that site once while searching and researching so thank you very much, my afternoon just got better :)
Wow, long time with no updates :p
What an up and down journey, BBA is my nemesis still, slowly fighting it and holding it back for...
Ended up with 6 Amano shrimp instead mainly because the cherry shrimp tank looked like a death zone.
ok, well only have 6 fully grown platies, nice bushy ferns and some crypts in the tank (200l) and a bunch of platy fry.
I was only thinking of...
Ahhh in that case then I may look at more Amano shrimp instead.
The Platies are already established and breeding.
Hi, is it ok to keep cherry shrimp with platy?
Am planning on picking a bunch up tomorrow and did not want to ask the staff because there is...
I get what you are all saying, I just want as little disruption to the fish and shrimp as possible hence why I will slowly put gravel on top with...
200L tank, I have around 20 neon tetra, 6 grown platy a bunch of platy fry, 2 amano shrimp and 5 oto.
Think I will just use root tabs and very...
Emptying the tank would probably not work due to fish, planning on adding more balansae and some hygro polysperma and some smaller crypts, would...
At the moment most of the substrate in my tank is plain sand but I am thinking of adding more plants and am trying to come up with a...
Can anyone recommend a good syphon/sand cleaner for a 200 litre 50cm deep tank?
I was using one from all pond solutions but both have stopped...
I think you guys misunderstood what I meant.
I have one of those syphons Zozo, a few hours after water change though there tends to be more poop...
I have slowly got my tank down to a water change every 3 days but am noticing alot of fish poop still sits on the sand afterwards...
So I discovered that the sponges that come with the U4 are not very good at clearing particles from the water.
I replaced the standard sponges...
Are the tips of the hairgrass brown?, they tend to eat dead and decaying plant leaves etc.
Just drop a single algae wafer in there.
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I added some media from my old tank and am still doing daily water changes.
1 wendtii and some...
Yes it does but not as deep, would likely have to cut into the lid to make it fit.
One of the reasons I really want to keep the internal is for...
I have a Roma 200 that has been set up for a week so far using seeded media from my external from my other tank.
I am planning on stripping...
It is a shame, James's video's were what made me start my first ever planted tank 3 years ago and the reason I found this great website....
Tank is doing ok.
I know the wood was going to get fungus but is it normal to get it on the glass too?
Tank clearing up alot this morning, and the fungus on the wood has landed, no diatoms yet though.
I am going to leave updates for the next week...
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They are better pictures.
I will try and get a better picture before bed tonight.
Thanks for the tips for the reflections.
The fog is slowly going away, I am thinking of rinsing the sponges from the filter in tank water during...
[ATTACH] Todays weather forecast is slightly less foggy
edit: any tips for getting rid of reflections?
Received an order of plants yesterday and wanted to say thank you as they were all very healthy!
Now to wait for the fog to clear...
Planting in progress :nailbiting:
A bit cloudy this morning.
I am assuming it is because of sand getting shifted from this area by the flow.
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Tank filled for now, new sponges and media swirled and left to soak for 2 minutes in water with mulm from old media.
So there is no other way apart from either adding ammonia or adding a few fish.
Question I was considering flooding the tank today so I can get the equipment sorted and get the temp stable before the plants come tomorrow.
Thanks for the feedback
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edit: sorry for reflection.
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Plants ordered for Wednesday.
Crypt Petchii x2
Crypt Wendtii Green x2
Crypt Balansae x2
Crypt Nevellii x1
Crypt Lucens x1
Microsorum Trident x2...
Thank you for that alto, stones are soaking now.
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With new pebbles
What is the best way to algae off old stones? I have some pieces of mini landscape rock and tried power washing them but it did not work.
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A few shots of the substrate and hardscape so far.
Is the size in the description a typo? 22cm...
edit: nope it is my dodgy reading :confused:
Nah I shot it with a super soaker and it fell apart like a paper lantern.
Can confirm it is a wasp nest.
It is not very big though, probably in between the size of a golf ball and a tennis ball.
Out of curiosity could that be some kind of hornets nest ir wasp nest instead of a spider nest?
I just read that spiders tend to be a similar size to the egg... that is a big spider lol
What would be the best way to get rid and to clear the rest of the spiders out?
So like this a bit?...
Considering how light the sand I am using is, would you use grey pebbles or darker pebbles?
Well the tank and cabinet are coming tomorrow, gonna be another week before I start to set it up though, kids off school for a few days and a bit...
I just got a bottle of quick start by accident (sent missus for tap safe while she was out) and she came home with interpet quick start :banghead:...
Ok so 3 pumps a day instead of 2 (weekends off)
Optimal as in EI or optimal as in what it says on the bottle?
well at least it will be limited to only the crypts :lol:
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