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Nickyboy

3,707 posts

114 months

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Saturday 1st September 2012 quote quote all
I added wood when i first got my tank and even though i soaked it for week before hand it still produces tannins and turns the water yellow, i do a 30% water change every week and it keeps it under control. Try adding charcoal to your filter system, that helps.

y2blade

52,436 posts

95 months

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Saturday 1st September 2012 quote quote all
Nickyboy said:
I added wood when i first got my tank and even though i soaked it for week before hand it still produces tannins and turns the water yellow, i do a 30% water change every week and it keeps it under control. Try adding charcoal to your filter system, that helps.
What he said^^^^

I have quiet a bit of bog wood in mine, as said above I soaked it for ages (about 4 weeks, refreshing the water it was soaking in every few days).

Also I'm Currently toying with setting up a Malawi Cichlid Community, in a second 48" tank.

megapixels83

155 posts

31 months

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Saturday 1st September 2012 quote quote all
Seachem purigen, add 100ml in the correct bag to your filter and within a few hours your water will be crystal clear, it lasts 4 to 6 months but can be renewed with a bleach soak. If you get it either buy it bagged or spend the money seachem want for their bag. I tried it in the smallest holed filter bag at the shop and it just fell through the holes.

y2blade

52,436 posts

95 months

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Friday 14th September 2012 quote quote all
otolith said:
We have a small 60 litre frameless cube I originally bought as a hospital tank but which I've been meaning to rebuild as a planted tank for a while. Finally got round to it last week - got hold of a very small pressurised CO2 system and a 24W compact t5 luminaire.

I've planted with java fern and crypt trimmings from the other planted tank, and will probably leave it at that. Current inhabitants are amano shrimp and kuhli loach. Next additions will be Asian glass catfish and then finally something a bit more active and mid-water orientated.
















Very neat cool

y2blade

52,436 posts

95 months

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Friday 14th September 2012 quote quote all
LeightonBuzzard said:
Anybody have an pictures of a cichlid tank? I'm thinking of uprading to a 180-250l tank max. I think I will prefer to stick with tropical but this time with cichlids. Can anybody tell me pro's cons with them and any past experiances?
Tom
I have recently changed my set-up to Lake Malawi Cichlids.

What sort of Cichlids do you have in mind?
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y2blade

52,436 posts

95 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Heads-up:
TV Show called "Fish Tank Kings"
I caught three episodes over the weekend.
with the further three being shown over the next three weeks on Friday nights at 21:00.





Mr Trophy

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4,988 posts

83 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
y2blade said:
Heads-up:
TV Show called "Fish Tank Kings"
I caught three episodes over the weekend.
with the further three being shown over the next three weeks on Friday nights at 21:00.




Hi,

Do you have the channel?

Thanks,

Raverbaby

807 posts

66 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
After a quick google it looks like Nat Geo Wild.
Thanks for the heads up, looks like its on tomorrow, 2nd October at 9pm.

http://natgeotv.com/uk/fish-tank-kings

y2blade

52,436 posts

95 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Mr Trophy said:
y2blade said:
Heads-up:
TV Show called "Fish Tank Kings"
I caught three episodes over the weekend.
with the further three being shown over the next three weeks on Friday nights at 21:00.




Hi,

Do you have the channel?

Thanks,
Raverbaby said:
After a quick google it looks like Nat Geo Wild.
Thanks for the heads up, looks like its on tomorrow, 2nd October at 9pm.

http://natgeotv.com/uk/fish-tank-kings
Ah sorry, yeah it is Nat Geo....The ones shown until Friday are reruns, Friday night is the new one, then the next two Friday nights too at 21:00 (6 episodes in series one)

Series two has been announced and will be aired in spring 2013 cool

stickyr6

573 posts

49 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Not mine but good idea! smile

englisharcher

1,607 posts

44 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
My small 95L tank


englisharcher

1,607 posts

44 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
One of my fighters, ignore the water, I had just fed them brine shrimp.




y2blade

52,436 posts

95 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Nice fighter, something i've never kept.

Wouldn't mind setting up a betta tank sometime.

Rib

1,587 posts

69 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
free convict I rescued from being sent down the toilet, I had a spare tank incase he didnt get on with the malawi's but he seems to be settling in well, helps that hes about the biggest in the tank





My Betta name foo, very happy in his tank with some Minnows, probably going to be selling the tank with the fish to feed my cichlid addiction but only if it goes to a good home.

A bit more hide and seek, unsure of what this one is


y2blade

52,436 posts

95 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Rib said:
free convict I rescued from being sent down the toilet, I had a spare tank incase he didnt get on with the malawi's but he seems to be settling in well, helps that hes about the biggest in the tank





My Betta name foo, very happy in his tank with some Minnows, probably going to be selling the tank with the fish to feed my cichlid addiction but only if it goes to a good home.

A bit more hide and seek, unsure of what this one is
Great pics of your Malawis. How long have you been keeping them?
I've had my Malawis for about a month now.... Fantastic fish, such great characters.

Rib

1,587 posts

69 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
2 weeks and 2 days lol I have been wanting them ever since I got into a fish a few months back now but started with the small tank with some danio's, minnows then the fighter (removed the danios then too)

this then came up on ebay complete with fish, stand, ocean rock and lava rock and made a cheeky offer and collected it the same night. only problem was he lived at the top of a block of flats so was fun carting all the water and tank down the stairs! hehe

couple more pics:



A rather scared looking fish!



y2blade

52,436 posts

95 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
y2blade said:
Heads-up:
TV Show called "Fish Tank Kings"
I caught three episodes over the weekend.
with the further three being shown over the next three weeks on Friday nights at 21:00.




Just watching this week's show now. cool


y2blade

52,436 posts

95 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Rib said:
2 weeks and 2 days lol I have been wanting them ever since I got into a fish a few months back now but started with the small tank with some danio's, minnows then the fighter (removed the danios then too)

this then came up on ebay complete with fish, stand, ocean rock and lava rock and made a cheeky offer and collected it the same night. only problem was he lived at the top of a block of flats so was fun carting all the water and tank down the stairs! hehe

couple more pics:



A rather scared looking fish!


lol yeah I bet that was interesting getting those from up there.


Good looking fish you have there...yellow lab, Blue Johani, Johani hybrid and Rusty.
I have given up trying to take photos of my lot hehe they are nosy as feck UNTIL you get the camera put.

I have a little video clip of them on my iPhone though.
MissB chose the decor, the fish love it.
http://youtu.be/fy0DmBeN6JA

Rib

1,587 posts

69 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
just had a good look over them this morning and it looks like one of the labs is holding!! eek that was quick! like bloody rabbits!

Rib

1,587 posts

69 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
nice choice of fish you have there hehe I love the rusty (i'm guessing thats the purpley/bluish one with yellow belly and fins), very understated and the yellowing has come on so much after the initial stress of moving the tank. lovely looking tank you got there!
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