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Shayla

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  1. Hi, We have 2 Angelfish, 1 is getting bullied by the other one constantly. We purchased them as youngsters through Smiths Aquarium in October last year. We have tried several things to stop the behaviour but it’s not working and we don’t think it’s fair on the fish. We would like to re home one of the Angelfish, it’s the gold one that’s the dominant one and the black one that’s being bullied. We don’t mind which one we re home as long as it goes to someone that will take care of it. The black one is a little shabby due to the bullying, it has nipped fins. Neither have had any health issues. Please let me know if you can give one of our fish a good home. Collection from Deagon. Regards Layla
  2. Hi all, I've read that turbulent water or bubblers can strip the water of Co2, I have tried to reduce this in my tank as I don't think the plants are getting enough Co2. I have done this by only using my bubblers overnight when lights are out and I have my spray bar submerged so it only ripples the surface - not breaking the surface. My problem is my Angelfish keep gulping for air. My main question is; If I set my spraybar to break the surface to help increase the O2 levels, will the easy carbo be enough of a carbon source for my plants with the spray bar potentially depleting some of the tanks natural Co2?Also; is the Co2 dropper responsive to easy carbo? TIA Shane
  3. 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
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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