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  1. oddn0ise

    When assassins need to be assassinated

    My assassin snails have done a great job, and have extinguished the nasty snail infestation I had. But they've got on so well they've now breed and I have hundreds of small assassins snails, if anyone would like some, or have some Crypts to swap for them, let me know. Can send 10 small ones at...
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    Help, Help, Help!

    Hi, Have just come home to a tank full of dead fish. Glowlights and Kitty Tetras all dead. Have just lifted 3 Corydoras out and after floating up side down for a while have now moved to the bottom of a bucket of fresh water. My red shrimp all seem OK, there are now no snails on the glass, and...
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    green algae taking hold - help please

    After taking some close-up pictures I can see the green algae taking hold. Although the colours do look really nice, it's time to get it under control. The tank is over 15 years old, 270L, and when changing scape (August '18) I retained the original Amazonia soil, and to me the tank just feels...
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    Bushy plant suggestions

    Hi UKAPS, my tank is settling down now after a growth stint of algae, and snails. But the plants are now settling down and taking shape, the crypts are waking up and it's been the shift to a spray bar that has helped things along. I'd like to grow a nice plant to fill out the back left and...
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    Eheim3 Filter HELP

    My Eheim3 350 is 2/3 years old and runs well. The flow was slowing and it felt time to take out the Purigen and have a quick clean. After a swift filter change, I got everything back together and then switched the filter on and could hear there was water moving in the filter, but it wasn't...
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    Any way of helping get these eggs to hatch safely? There are three sets of eggs (two are visible in pic), the bigger two are similar and others (bottom left) are much smaller. The bigger ones look like Corydoras eggs, and appeared after a large water change which seems to be their style. The...
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    is the flow right?

    Hi, have placed the wood exactly in the right position, visually, but the flow from the filter is aiming at the wood. Should flow be quite strong, through the tank or does it help plants and CO2 to restrain the flow? There's plenty of it, but, it's not flowing through the tank. Any thoughts...
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    The art of patience...

    I’ve started work on a new 270L scape, my first for a few years, and I can’t wait to point out the need for patience… as it is so critical. I like to get the water in and filter running as quickly as possible in a new scape but this urge to fill quickly makes planting especially fine grass like...
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Hi all, after a recent holiday to Costa Rica I came back all inspired and have set about a new aquascape. After almost 15 years my 270L tank feels like it is nearing the end of it’s life, so this may well be my last scape in this tank. It has served me well with a top 300 ranking in the ADA...
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    Helping or hindering

    One of my Amano shrimps is full with grey eggs. There a group of shrimps all around is that OK, or is it danger? Sorry for the pics, it's a close as I could get the iPhone.
  11. oddn0ise

    Holiday fish feeders

    Does anyone have a good recommendations for a 7-day fish feeder. The JBL looks good but I have a braced tank with a low lid and looks like it will be too big and bulky. Any helpers?
  12. oddn0ise

    Staurogyne lake 270L - return of oddn0ise

    Previous scape can be seen here and new scape journal below New set up: 270L tank, Ehiem Pro3 350 filter (Mech, Substrat Pro, Torf, Lav) JBL 602 CO2 Unit, Sera glass CO2 Disperser, 2 x 600 Growbeams (on from 2pm to 10.30pm), 1 x 42inch T8 tube (on from 4pm to 8pm), Amazonia soil Plants...
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    Sudden appearance of parasites

    After a major 50% water change yesterday, I found one of my Corydoras today, dead. I checked him out with my magnifying glass (one of my best purchases) and there were three parasites on him. About 4mm long and just under 1mm wide, worm like with a slight head shape, can anyone help with...
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    Is Purigen safe?

    I noticed a lot of aquascapers in competitons using Purigen to clean the water. Is it safe to go in an existing tank to clear the water or will it effect other things? Any advice would be appreciated but I drop a sachet into my filter.
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    Is pearling and good thing?

    Pearling is a rare sight in my tank but have increased the CO2 bubble rate a fraction but also added a little EasyCarbo after a major water change. Several plants are pearling and although it's an exciting sight does it mean my levels are right or a little high?
  16. oddn0ise

    oddn0ise - 270L planted rebuild - IAPLC entry

    Here's my previous tank before work commenced: Tropical fish/plant layout June11 by oddnoise, on Flickr# I’ve been keeping tropical fish for about 15 years now and over the last seven years I have focused on creating planted layouts but with a fair share of non plant friendly exotic fish. In...
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    oddn0ise 270litre rebuild + Cory collection

    Hi, I'm new to the site, but signed up after seeing the stand at Aquatics Live. This is my 270 litre tropical tank, it's nearing ten years old now and am getting nervous about the seals... It houses a couple of cracking L-number Plecs, a couple of Clown Loaches to control the snails, several...