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Shayla

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  1. Hi all, So my husband has dosed the tank for 3days now with Pimafix and Melafix, as well as turning the temp of the tank up to 29. I’ve come to take photos of the affected fish this morning and I can barely see the spots anymore - they defo wouldn’t be visible on a photo. Ive uploaded a picture of our first fish that contracted something “fungal” looking - I euthanised that one as he was suffering. The ones affected now had white spots (kinda raised and furry looking) one yellow ram had 3 white dot lesions on its pectoral fin all slightly different sizes but not much bigger than a pin head. An the other yellow ram had developed red marks on his body behind his pectoral fins 2 weeks ago (I thought this was his colouring coming through) the he has developed the white pin head raised furry looking spots over that reddish area. They both appear well. From what I can see non of the others look affected yet. Our LFS advised formalin malachite so we have ordered some. Would you be using this if the treatment we are using seems to be working? Regards Layla
  2. What steps should we take? My husband has gone out and bought Pimafix and Melafix and is treating the tank with that? This morning. Should we be isolating it?
  3. Hi, We have a recently new aquarium. 45gall, 3ft, Fully fishless cycled, freshwater, fluvel 305, fluvel LED (8hrs light, 2 hours blue light) gravel, fully planted, 3 Rams, 3 yo-yo loach, 3 sae, 1 brittlenose, 6 Congo tetra, 2 angels. Amm 0, nitri 0, nitra 40 (25% water change done), ph 7.5, temp 26. I have used profida fertiliser 4 times over 6 weeks at half strength for the plants, stressguard each time we added fish. We added the fish weekly, The water levels have been good since the tank cycled - and fortnightly 25% water changes have been done. Two weeks ago we found our Blue Ram dying with what seemed to be a fungal/bacterial infection (it looked like cotton wool/ mould) on his body) Today I have found my little Gold Ram has white dots appearing on the tips of her pectoral fin - they weren’t there yesterday. Is it likely to be fungal? How should we treat it? What about the other fish in the tank? I really don’t want to loose another fish. Thanks in advance Layla
  4. Help with struggling plants

    The crypts and Java fern where the first plants we planted around 7weeks ago, the anubious and the swords have been in there around 3 weeks
  5. Help with struggling plants

    Thank you for replying The leaves developed brown patches that looked like they where ‘burnt’ from the light. I read that it was better to underdose the fertiliser than overdose and that I should only add 1/2 the recommended amount.
  6. Hi all, This is our first tank, 45gallon, freshwater, fluvel 305 filter, Carib sea Flora max gravel, 2 airbubblers, Fluvel LED freshwater light set at a mid brightness (it’s on a dimmer so hard to give actual amount) - 8hrs white light, 2hrs blue, planted with; Anubius, crypts, swords, java fern, blue strictor, baby tears, pearl moss. Stocked with;3 yo-yos, 3 Rams,6 Congo tetras, 3 SAE, 1 bristlenose, 2 Angels. Water parameters; Amm 0ppm Nitri 0ppm Nitra 40ppm Ph7.5 Temp 26 25% h20 change with prime added weekly Pro fito Fert used as needed at half strength (no more than once weekly) My husband has been watching the plants carefully, the crypts leaves had started to go a browny grey washed out colour, the swords had started to develop brown dots (?light burn), tips of Java look glassy - so we fertilised 1/2 dose and dimmed the light slightly 2 days ago. Today the anubious leaves have started curling, the crypts and swords leaves are slightly wavy, the new leaves on the swords are going translucent, and the crypts are going dark. Please see photos attached - NOTE- that my iPhone camera is saturating all the photos, the plants are not that green lush looking in real life they are more of a yellowly, washed out green, some leaves on the crypts are almost browny green. We are at a loss? More fertiliser? Too much? Do we need to add Co2 ? Any help to get this tank looking healthy would be great. TIA Layla and Shane
  7. Hi all, This is our first tank, 45gallon, freshwater, fluvel 305 filter, Carib sea Flora max gravel, 2 airbubblers, Fluvel LED freshwater light set at a mid brightness (it’s on a dimmer so hard to give actual amount) - 8hrs white light, 2hrs blue, planted with; Anubius, crypts, swords, java fern, blue strictor, baby tears, pearl moss. Stocked with;3 yo-yos, 3 Rams,6 Congo tetras, 3 SAE, 1 bristlenose, 2 Angels. Water parameters; Amm 0ppm Nitri 0ppm Nitra 40ppm Ph7.5 Temp 26 25% h20 change with prime added weekly Pro fito Fert used as needed at half strength (no more than once weekly) My husband has been watching the plants carefully, the crypts leaves had started to go a browny grey washed out colour, the swords had started to develop brown dots (?light burn), tips of Java look glassy - so we fertilised 1/2 dose and dimmed the light slightly 2 days ago. Today the anubious leaves have started curling, the crypts and swords leaves are slightly wavy, the new leaves on the swords are going translucent, and the crypts are going dark. Please see photos attached - NOTE- that my iPhone camera is saturating all the photos, the plants are not that green lush looking in real life they are more of a yellowly, washed out green, some leaves on the crypts are almost browny green. We are at a loss? More fertiliser? Too much? Do we need to add Co2 ? Any help to get this tank looking healthy would be great. TIA Layla and Shane
  8. The poor thing was still alive in this pic. Just laid on the bottom struggling big time, I put her to sleep to stop the suffering - sad times. Nitrites were at 0. I’m hoping we haven’t got a bully fish in the tank. Ive been recommended to try low dose antifungal and antibacterial supplements as prevention each time a water change is performed. Gunna try that and hope for the best. Sad times- I liked “lil Bluey” a lot
  9. Appreciation of The Tech Den

    I want to say a big thanks to the team at The Tech Den. We live at Deagon 30-40 min drive to TD, but still choose to go there over the LFS. We were put on to them by the guy we purchased our second hand tank from. They have helped me (a complete beginner) set up my tank from scratch. I always go in with my little book of questions and get great honest advice that doesn’t always involve them trying to sell me something. The team are always happy to talk me through things, help with stocking advice, plant advice and I even called up today as I have had a sick fish and once again got useful advice over the phone. I cant speak highly enough of these guys and I’m always passing their details on to others. Well worth the drive regards Layla
  10. Hi, We have a recently new aquarium. 45gall, 3ft, Fully fishless cycled, freshwater, fluvel 305, fluvel LED (8hrs light, 2 hours blue light) gravel, fully planted, 4 Rams, 3 yo-yo loach, 3 sae, 1 brittlenose, 6 Congo tetra, 2 angels. Amm 0, nitri 0, nitra 40 (25% water change done), ph 7.5, temp 26.7. I have used profida fertiliser 3 times over 5 weeks at half strength for the plants, stressguard each time we added fish. We added the fish weekly, The water levels have been good since the tank cycled - and fortnightly 25% water changes have been done. Today I found my little blue ram dying on the bottom of the tank. I took him out and he looked like he had mould coming out of his bottom (please see picture). I called my LFS and they said it sounded like fungal infection possibly from an injury. Please could you confirm this ? Thanks in advance Layla
  11. Il give that ago! I'm not a very good land gardener but fingers crossed I can pull off being an 'aqua' gardener (I'm sure there's a better word). Thanks for the advice
  12. We have an external Fluval 305 filter and 2 air bubblers that suction to the side of the tank. We have just purchased a Fluvel LED strip lamp for freshwater planted aquariums and we have it on light for 10hrs (dimmed) and then blue light for 2. I bought a brittle nose and 3 Siamese flying foxs today and tried to pick the worst off using tweezers, the Siamese guys also got in there and cleaned a bit up. It looks as though it's the only plant that's affected. i was told by the LFS that nitrates under 80 were ok, but I was planning on doing a 25% water change weekly and it will be due on Saturday. Should I be aiming for lower? It's hard on the test kit to tell the difference between the 10 and 20 ppm. Regards
  13. Ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 10-20 ph 7.5 temp 26 i used Easy care ProFida last week as my plants were dull and grey looking, I read that it's better to under dose than overdose on fertilisers so I only put in half the recommend amount. thanks again
  14. Hopefully I'm in the right forum. Hi all, my 1st aquarium has been going for around 7weeks, the plants went in 2 1/2weeks ago and the tank was fully cycled and fish added 1 week ago. Each day I am finding baby tears broken off and floating in my tank. One bunch is covered in a brown substance and is falling apart and the other bunch looks great and is thriving. Please could you check out the photos and give me some advice on what it could be and what I can do about it? One photo shows the affected plant and the other shows the thriving one (they are from the same plant that I split). TIA - Layla
  15. Hi, We have our first freshwater Aquarium cycled and up and running, it is 3ft (45gal). It is planted with java fern, baby tears, anubious and crypts in CaribSea gravel substrate. I have a few caves, a gold pine knot and some mangrove wood for decoration. I've have done a fair bit of research as we want a variety of fish in our tank - colourful and fun to watch for our son (and us). My Planned list is; 2 x Angelfish (put in last), 4 x Rainbow fish or Congo tetra, 8 x Danios, 4 x Rams (2 blue, 2 yellow), a few Corys, yoyo loaches and a sucker fish. The plan is to add a species weekly as long as everything is going ok -adding the Angels last in the hope they don't cause any trouble. Today we purchased 3 x yoyo loaches and the 4 x Rams, we were going to get Corys but I researched last night and found out they don't do well with gravel in the tank and they can get picked on by Yoyos. I would really like some more bottom dwellers but I don't know what would be suitable? I looked at Pictus catfish but it said min tank size 50 gall. Ideally something that cleaned algae would be great (not that we have any yet). Never had a fish tank before so any advice would be great. Tank stats this AM amm -0ppm nitri - 0ppm nitra - 10-20ppm ph - 7.2 temp 26 Everyone's looking pretty happy so far apart from only 1 set of Rams have paired and they are 1 gold and 1 blue. TIA Layla
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