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mlaser

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  1. Water storage Container....

    OOo want it but wife is sick of me driving around on the weekend for fish stuff.
  2. What condition is the fx6 in?
  3. How much cover? How much sun is too much when it comes to ponds? Sent from my D6653 using Tapatalk
  4. Cheers for the suggestion, I like the idea of natives over goldfish etc. Tempted to do some soil capped in gravel.
  5. Afternoon People, Scored a freestanding pond yesterday for $0. It's 1400 x 320 mm (round). I want to try a no pump, no filter pond and have read a bunch of stuff and just after some recommendations on how much plant mass I will need. Also for a pond this shallow what fish would be suitable and in what sort of quantities as I imagine a filter-less pond you don't want to overstock. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. cheers
  6. Evening People, One of my tanks cracked and I've had to move them into my main tank. Want to make sure I'm not overstocked for my tank now. Annoyingly I was just about to order 10 x Pygmy Cory's but I'm afraid I'm at capacity. Fish: 3 x congo tetras 3 x black widow tetras 15 x cardinal tetras 7 x cherry barbs 3 x ottocinclus??? saw two the other night but I saw 3 a while back. 4 x SAE 5 x Zebra Danios 5 x Common bristlenose - 1 x adult, 4 x jueviniles 1 x peackock eel Tank: AR980T - 240L Filters: Eheim 2217 and Otto PF1200N Plants: Medium to Heavily Planted. CO2: Yes Ferts: EI method Food: Everyday - newlife spectrum thera A+ (small fish), twice a week - hikari algae wafers, once a week - frozen blood worm, once a week - zucchini, every 3 - 4 weeks live blackworm. Cheers
  7. Moss ID

    Just checking that this is Java moss and not something else like a type of algae (even though it looks like there is algae on whatever it is) Cheers
  8. Light Conversion Help

    Hi Julli, I've got an AR980 and you can fit 4 x MML tubes in the original hood. Only "mod" I did was cut some more vent holes in the hood to let out more heat. I plan on replacing the hood just so that I can spread the lights out more and because I've already replaced the filter with a canister filter (old top filter is currently storage for fish stuff I don't want the kids getting at). Any questions let me know. Cheers
  9. Building a pond in our frontyard

    That's awesome, love it.
  10. I'd love some colour but not surely lighting would promote it. I'll look into the one you suggested. I showed my wife's website and she picked every difficult high light plant despite me saying bright plants might not work.
  11. Hi All, Wife tells me she doesn't like the Val in my tank. So after some recommendations for replacement. I recently removed a large Aponogeton Crispus which was blocking alot of light and also removed a large marble queen which also was blocking alot of light. So suddenly my wife tells me she doesn't like the Val. Can't remove it without a replacement as the tank would look rather bare. I'm considering Limnophila sessiliflora and Rotala sp. 'Green'. I'd like Syngonanthus sp. 'Belem' but apparently needs high light. I'm running injected CO2 and using a 100cm dee LED light 42W, plus two extra 50cm LED strips just to bring it up to 54W total light. (they fit in the enclosure so I hooked them up.) Cheers
  12. Stock levels - planning ahead

    Sorry took tank dimensions from website which must include the filter at the top. More like 60h than 70h, width is 98cm and depth is 47cm. The 240L is also from the aqua one website. I don't plan on adding anything for a while. Just planning ahead as I just don't want to end up in the situation where I would like a certain number of fish and end up not being able to as my stock levels have reached their limit. Made mistakes of rushing in to begin with and want to be properly planned ahead. I've also got a decent sized quarantine tank (standard 2ft) that I will set up for two purposes. One to grow some plants that keep multiplying from the main tank and also as a quarantine. It will have a filter in there for flow only and another one which will be loaded with seeded filter medium when needed to be used as quarantine or hospital tank. Filters I'm running at the moment in the main tank are a Eheim 2217 and an Otto PF800N. The otto is mainly for water agitation and water polishing.
  13. Hi all, I'm trying to figure out what sort of stock level I'm at. I've had some losses and want to figure out what I want to put in one the tank has been good for a while. I'll start with what I have andfollow with what I might add. Tank is 240l - 98w x 47d x 70h 7 x cherry barbs 4 x cardinal tetras 3 x congo tetra 3 x black widow tetra 2 x ottocinclus 1 x common bristlenose 1 x spiney eel (maybe 10cm) What I would like to add. 2x sae Dwarf loach maybe 5 3 x common bristlenose Is that overstocked? Cheers
  14. Hi all, I'm trying to figure out what sort of stock level I'm at. I've had some losses and want to figure out what I want to put in one the tank has been good for a while. I'll start with what I have andfollow with what I might add. Tank is 240l - 98w x 47d x 70h 7 x cherry barbs 4 x cardinal tetras 3 x congo tetra 3 x black widow tetra 2 x ottocinclus 1 x common bristlenose 1 x spiney eel (maybe 10cm) What I would like to add. 2x sae Dwarf loach maybe 5 3 x common bristlenose Is that overstocked? Cheers
  15. I did a 50% water change 5-6 days prior to the ammonia spoke. I normally only do 20-30% water changes but might change it to 50% weekly for a while.
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