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KarenMick

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    Me and my partner Mick love breeding fish and trying new species to breed
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    Fish, birds & cars
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  1. So wondering would there be any issues with having a tank 4x15x15 with 9-10 elec blue breeders sitting at 30 degrees same with our yellow tank same size and approx same amount of fish. We run 3x sponge filters in each tank and they seem fine swimming happily but just wondering if it will do them any harm as we are having issues with our heater and need to re calibrate and can't figure out how with the stupid instructions so until we can get to AOA then it is sitting at 30. Thanks for the help Karen
  2. From this: To this: And now the most recent photos: Running the following tanks 3x 6x2x2 5x 4x15x15 16x 2x460x400 And two custom baby tanks each 900x460x200 split into 5 sections for growing up fry All runs off of 2 large air pumps as no room to sump the system. Disregard the mess as we are in the process of setting up still and changing over to cal carb gravel
  3. Sitting about 7.8-8.0 roughly Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  4. Hi we went with the 2 or 3mm nice and small for the Africans Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. same here my biggest is a 6x2x2 so no where near the biggest by far
  6. In that scape have you thought about australian natives? Crimson spotted rainbows, empire gudgeons, etc would look awesome and very natural
  7. $60 - Marbled Eye Biter brought 1 male and 1 female from Kev at Exotic
  8. Thanks for all the help we went with Cal Carb due to the look decided i liked the white gravel look better
  9. Yeah I got about 7-8 pieces about 15-20 cm in size plus heaps of other smaller ones do you think that would be enough? Or will they breed with a high pH it says they can go up to 7.8
  10. So we have a fish room and breed Africans what I want to know is if I have a tank with calcium carb (cc) as substrate (approx 2-3cm layer) if I put big pieces of driftwood in there will the pH go down? The reason I ask is I am about to setup a 6ft for bristlenose to breed in but want to have cc as the substrate to match the rest of the room and don't want the ph too high. Thanks in advance Karen
  11. Wow can't wait to see the final setup! Amazing thread!
  12. Ok so I have searched the forum and can't find anything on this so I shall ask........ What is better for keeping ph up calcium carbonate or a crushed coral sand mix? Need to do the following tanks: 3x 6ft 5x 4ft 15x 2ft Thanks for all the help Karen
  13. Ours is pretty obvious I'm Karen my partner is Mick, thought it's generally me on here posting
  14. 4 Simple Ways To Lower Aquarium pH Naturally | Home Aquaria hope that helps
  15. we find no substrate and no ornaments so that there are no fighting between males as there is no specific "territory". just ensure that you wash all filters in tank water so that you dont kill the good bacteria as for breeding types i dont think you could go wrong with the "bread and butter" fish like elec blues, elec yellows, mpangas, etc then once you get the hang of it you can branch out into more exotic types eg tropheus, frontosa, etc. we find it is also good not to breed fish that look similar that way it decreases the chance of cross breeding so because we have elec blues we dont breed any peacocks because the females look too similar. I may be wrong in the types to breed and there are far more experienced people on here that will be happy to help and give you advice. a good person to talk to would be [MENTION=57]DFishkeeper[/MENTION] or [MENTION=6066]webmaster[/MENTION]. Hope that helps you Cheers Karen
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