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ellnbea

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  1. I guess just be patient, your tank will cycle eventually! I know what it feels like...thinking that its never going to happen. but it will.....maybe the danios are producing very little ammonia and you are not getting big readings, I'm not too familiar with these fish but I think a lot of tropical fish make less waste than goldies. but really that shouldnt matter much.
  2. funny thought, but an excellent idea for getting ammonia, never thought of that one!
  3. I nearly always by my plants online, and when they get here they are always in bad shape, however like everyone else has said, with a little care they soon bounce back! just make sure to remove any rotten leaves and stalk first.
  4. thanks for all your help.i'm going to get those kits, I tested again and ph is still 6.8 but I'd just feel more comfortable if it was a bit higher and well buffed.
  5. right I dont have tests for gh and kh, and the only place I can get these is online and they are gonna take a while to be delivered if I order them. but the last time I tested the hardness of my tap water the test strip said...moderatly hard, think I tested it about a month ago with a quick dip strip. and I am living in a hard water area.Is it a posibility that something was added to the water supply by the council or something like that, Think I will ring them to find out. by the way I did another 20% water change.
  6. ok i'll wait and keep testing.....but i'm just worried about my fish they are acting a bit wierd! I'll try and get the coral gravel tomorrow
  7. yeah but its the jump from 7.6 to 6.8 thats worrying me, cause isnt that like 100 times more acidic or something???cant get to petshop for coral gravel today so is there anything else I could use???what about baking soda can i use that??if so how much do I put in??
  8. cute pics...I love chubsey........love ranchus......sigh... wish I had room for more fish!
  9. hi I'm having some worrying ph problems I noticed that my fish were acting a little less alert than usual and after measuring parameters in the tank, I have amonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 5 to 10 ph 6.8 ph from tap 7 last water change was yesterday, but only changed about 20% water now the worrying thing is my ph usually measures 7.6 the ph from tap has obviously gone down for some reason, what do I do, should I do annother water change straight away or will I add something to the tank such as limestone rock or something????????????
  10. amazing, so beautiful.....pity you cant use the budda statue, it is so nice
  11. ok thanks ranchugirl will try those things
  12. yep this is the plant releasing o2, it happens with anarchais and other oxegenating plants.
  13. I do believe that having water and plants inside the home increases good chi. having a fish tank is like bringing the natural world inside, and thats definately good
  14. hi Ive noticed my female fish has been nudging and chasing at the male, I presume she wants to mate and is trying to get him to chase her or something, her belly is really big and her vent is sticking out, however the male is not chasing back. Now I am just a bit concerned because what if she doesnt release these eggs and they get infectected inside her or something ???? should I try and strip her by hand to get the eggs out??? has any body any ideas or experience of this.
  15. what about minnows????
  16. ya he was probably just attracted by the pond.
  17. here is the water lilly flowering. it is so beautifull it closes up in the evening and opens in the morning.
  18. ya i see those freshwater shrimp in natural water streams, there is a stream near me and anytime we go 'pond dipping' we get loads. and i get those bloodworm in my barrel pond
  19. Worms in your aquarium. The worms in your aquarium are most likely to be one or both of the following. (a) nematodes, which appear as thin thread like white worms, that swim in a wiggling s-shape in the water when disturbed, they may also be found on the glass and surfaces and gravel of the aquarium (b) planaria, which are a short flat worm found crawling on the glass and other areas of the tank. Both types of worm are a non parasitic worm which are harmless to adult fish and there is no evidence that they pose any threat to humans. Although they could attack unhatched fish eggs but are harmless once fry are free swimming and even provide a source of food for the young fish. They can be found in both fresh and saltwater aquariums. They vary in size from microscopic to a few millimetres. Nematodes and planaria thrive in a situation where there is an excess of uneaten food accumulating in the gravel bed of the tank, typically in tanks with messy eaters. They are feeding on the resulting bacteria being produced by the decaying food. Some evidence suggests that the worms are introduced via live food and could possibly even survive in freeze dried preparations. They can also be found within the filter media, and so they can be introduced into another aquarium if media from the infested tank is used to seed another tank. They reproduce and multiply very quickly and their rate of reproduction increases as water temperature increases. Medications and chemical treatments are not necessary and not a desirable method for getting rid of nematodes and planaria. The best method of riding the aquarium of these unsightly creatures is increased gravel vacuuming and cutting down on feeding, as their food source decreases so too do the worms. They will eventually die off although it may take some time and vigilance, feeding less and vacuuming the gravel will decrease their numbers. Fig 1; outline drawing of a nematode worm. Actual size 5mm Fig 2; outline drawing of a planaria worm. Actual size 3mm It must be remembered that these worms exist in all natural ecosystems, and there is nothing abnormal as such about their presence in the aquarium. They are simply the sign of too much waste collecting in the tank, and since the aquarium is a somewhat unnatural environment and they quickly reproduce then it is preferable to eradicate them. This post has been promoted to an article
  20. Worms in your aquarium. The worms in your aquarium are most likely to be one or both of the following. (a) nematodes, which appear as thin thread like white worms, that swim in a wiggling s-shape in the water when disturbed, they may also be found on the glass and surfaces and gravel of the aquarium (b) planaria, which are a short flat worm found crawling on the glass and other areas of the tank. Both types of worm are a non parasitic worm which are harmless to adult fish and there is no evidence that they pose any threat to humans. Although they could attack unhatched fish eggs but are harmless once fry are free swimming and even provide a source of food for the young fish. They can be found in both fresh and saltwater aquariums. They vary in size from microscopic to a few millimeters. Nematodes and planaria thrive in a situation where there is an excess of uneaten food accumulating in the gravel bed of the tank, typically in tanks with messy eaters. They are feeding on the resulting bacteria being produced by the decaying food. Some evidence suggests that the worms are introduced via live food and could possibly even survive in freeze dried preparations. They can also be found within the filter media, and so they can be introduced into another aquarium if media from the infested tank is used to seed another tank. They reproduce and multiply very quickly and their rate of reproduction increases as water temperature increases. Medications and chemical treatments are not necessary and not a desirable method for getting rid of nematodes and planaria. The best method of riding the aquarium of these unsightly creatures is increased gravel vacuuming and cutting down on feeding, as their food source decreases so too do the worms. They will eventually die off although it may take some time and vigilance, feeding less and vacuuming the gravel will decrease their numbers. Fig 1; outline drawing of a nematode worm. Actual size 5mm Fig 2; outline drawing of a planaria worm. Actual size 3mm It must be remembered that these worms exist in all natural ecosystems, and there is nothing abnormal as such about their presence in the aquarium. They are simply the sign of too much waste collecting in the tank, and since the aquarium is a somewhat unnatural environment and they quickly reproduce then it is preferable to eradicate them.
  21. the bloodworms are midge larve, not mosquito larve and there are freshwater shrimp, they are probably the shrimp in your pond, maybe the eggs came in on plants.
  22. elodea is great and it grows so quick, you can almost see it grow and then you just keep planting the cuttings back in the gravel, pretty soon one plant can turn into lots.
  23. I really like the square shape of the pond, its quite classy. will look really great when your plants grow. the frogs are huge
  24. the water wisteria is lovely, and I love your betta, what a beautiful turquoise colour she is.
  25. thanks for the link about the scoria rock, had never heard about it or seen it anywhere...but would like to find some....I love the holes in it, dont worry jeanna727 I wont be using the coal, anyway Id never do anything i wasnt sure about without checkin' with the fish experts here!
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