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  1. @aquaholic99 vinegar eels arrived today.....thanks again
  2. dunno if hes still around, i thought about it once in one of my drunken moments of insanity.....theres a heap of info on it on google
  3. wow your goldfish could breakdancr,all i could train my fish to do was base jump wothout a parachute
  4. when this forum was raging there was about a million years of knowledge, not saying that the knowledge still isnt there it just takes a bit longer to get the answers you want so many of the guys the got out of the game either due to costs in running fish rooms or age ,or purely from life and situation changes others sell on facebook because of the ease of selling there. but facebook no likey selling live animals so people have moved on to another platform now which seems to be working pretty well. anyway just ask anything is what i was originally going to say,,the answer will get back sooner or later and dont forget to cycle that tank
  5. its only a guide but just google the fish you like and their care ,most the time it gives you water perameters like ph,hardness and temperature
  6. Would solar powered pond pumps work or not enough flow?
  7. Rummy nose and tiger barbs both dont like hard alkali water
  8. Tell them theyre too expensive and throw a brick at them
  9. it all depends on what fish you are putting in the tank if it is coral or another calcium based rock like texas holey rock it can and will raise your ph and hardness of your water,,,,exactly what you want if you are keeping cichlids if youre not and are going down the softer acidic water loving fish its not for you holey rock ,obviously in larger quantities has the potential to raise and buffer your water to about 8 .2 if not getting cichlids you really want an inert rock which doesnt leach anything ,as with all river sands/rocks/pebbles that are what most substrates are made from you can test it by putting it in a bucket and just covering it with water check ph and hardness of water before putting rocks in, leave it for a week then test the water if the ph and hardness doesnt change all is good if it does and you dont want ph to go in that direction , put the rock at the front door, leave it there for about 3 weeks ,must be out of direct sunlight so cover it up , after 3 weeks check carefully that the rock hasnt changed at all and hasnt started to soften or crumble... Then after 3 weeks throw it at the first person that comes to your door selling electricity plans, solar panels or religion or wanting you to donate to some 5th world country soft items dont deter anybody Or you could chech if the rock is calcium based the easy way just get some white vinegar and pour a little on the rock. if it fizzes its calcium based, if it doesnt its not and can be used in any non cichlid tank
  10. Try using a sieve of some sort or kitchen collander if its only a kilo or so, dunk it in a bucket of water a few times then run the hose thru it
  11. yep theyre out there, gotta be careful, its not just the small builders that take short cuts and do dodgy shit, i could name a very large company that i wouldnt even trust to put a wrecking ball through a house , but obviously you can get away with anything if you grease the palms of the right people with $$$$$$ i could name them but wont,knowing my luck one of the owners are on here and i dont feel like a law suit
  12. youre also assuming the brick wall is level,,that could be a big mistake,,,im a bricky and am ashamed to say not all bricklayers are as worth the money they charge
  13. do yourself a favoufill it with wateroutside and leave it for a couple of days and see if it leaks,,sometimes old silicone lets go a bit
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