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  1. Hello everyone, I bought a peice of driftwood last Thursday and it was dry as a nuns. I was told it had been in an aquarium for six months and saw pictures of it on the bottom. I put it in the bath full of water and it didn't sink. Yesterday I put it in my aquarium because I'm a little impatient. It is still floating and I was wondering if anyone can tell me how long it takes to sink? Kind regards, Andrew. Sent from my D5833 using Tapatalk
  2. Hi, I purchased some Bettas the other day, and got one floating (on his side) one for free in the hopes that I can recover it. Between the abdomen and tail on the lower part there seems to be protrusion of air, and I am guessing this is SBD, apparently he had been like this for a while. What I have done so far, given him a nice bath in IAL water, raised the temp in the tank (he is more active trying to swim normal and is actually righting himself much more than before). I haven't been feeding him for the last two days, and gave him some pea yesterday which sinks so he can't get it even though the water level is low (about two inches). Anyone else got and ideas on how I can save this lovely fella, I am concerned about starving him too much. Thanks Dan
  3. Can anyone recommend some low light floating plants for my indoor pond? It gets sunlight for around 2-3 hours a day and ambient light all day. I'm not using any aquarium lights and I don't plan on using any in the future. Cheers!
  4. .Hi Guys, I recently purchased a few large pieces of Lava Rock from a Gold Coast pet store but i cant seem to get them to sink lol. They have been floating in my tank for the last 3 days with no signs of sinking, Any idea's on how i could get it to sink?? Cheers..
  5. Hi , Can anyone tell me how I might go about making a floating moss ball ? I am finding my java moss a bit messy and out of control ! Am thinking a bio ball, moss covering it and possibly some sort of netting to hold it in place and finally attaching a bit of fishing line to anchor it ? (Assuming it will float of course !!! LOL ) anyone got ideas that will share ?
  6. I have a snail that is floating around the top of my tank, Im 98% sure its still alive as its coming out of the shell still occassionally.. what is going on with it, will it sink back down or find the glass? Help plz!
  7. Hey everyone, I was inspired to do this when i visited Paul's aquarium at Oxley... i simply used some Styrofoam balls which cost .59c and some pop rivets along with some fishing line and a heavy sinker. painted with NON-toxic water proof aquarium paint with two coats, different colours and it came out looking somewhat amazing! i was thinking to make it more unique purchase some thin plastic chain from somewhere? what do you reckon? http://imageshack.us/a/img837/89/ctv3.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img580/3370/6vha.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img189/4538/itnl.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img203/4260/wug0.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img850/5576/gxqg.jpg
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  9. Hey guys, this is my tank Im looking at getting some floating plants to make my apisto pair (trifasciata) and green neons more comfortable. As you can see the neons prefer to sit at the back of the tank (in the photo). My aim is to make these guys more active . What other alternatives are there to duck weed?
  10. peeps this here is a classic and the reason im posting it is because its staggering how many fishkeepers do their heads in with trying to weigh down plastic airstones with clamps, suction cups and even rocks lol, An experienced fish keeper on a group a few months ago was one of many who thanked me for this coz he was weighing his down with rocks to lmao, and I cant laugh really coz it took me over a decade battling the same thing until i looked at some ceramic rings and thought to myself, ''hey this might work'' and it worked a treat.If you already know this trick then fine, just helping out the many like myself who didnt see this very simple solution to this tooth grinding drama played out in my fishroom for too damn long ay too many fishkeepers keep too many of their tricks of the trade secret i reckon, and its pointless to do so. Now you can place these things where you want em with ease, enjoy the relief
  11. take me hat off ta ya dff, sat back over the last few months reading your posts here their n everywhere , quite a bit knowledge in that their head of yours , plants to fish to marine to tropical throw in filtration and im still reading , just saying impressive and good to see others such as yourself so into this great little hobby/passion thats my 2c worth
  12. I have a shubunkin, which I posted a thread a while ago about how it seemed to have bloat or was constipated as it would float to the top. Anyway, after feeding some peas this seemed to clear him up. Was good for a few days. The extra fibre seemed to have worked. But now nearly everytime I feed him (peas, pellets whatever) he gets a little "floaty". 12 hrs later after food has been digested he's fine. Can anyone explain whats going on inside this fish??? And if anything can be done??
  13. My red devil is floating at the top of the tank on his side. I think he has SBD and I wanted to see if anyone else has had and cured a similar problem in the past? I have read that peas / cod liver oil is a good combo to get his guy functioning properly but it seems a little unsupported so far. So, if you have had this problem and cured it, please let me know what you did. FYI - all tank parameters look good but the tank is running a little cool at the moment - maybe around 22degrees. I plan on adding another heater today and get it up around 26degrees. Mick
  14. I just put 3 pepermint b/n with deformed tails in a tank and they seem to be floating but they are still breathing (a bit heavily) do I put them in the tank they were previously in?
  15. doing a water change today i noticed i was sucking up these white floaty things, HEAPS of them, they seemed to move under their own power and look like a larve of some sort. the tank is covered. the only thing "live" that has ever gone in it apart from fish was some elodia that brought the snail scourge with it. any idea what they could be? are they dangerous to my fish? or will they happily sift the rocks and have a munch?
  16. Our much loved pleco, who is at least 5 years old seems to be floating to the top of the tank, he will swim down to his caves but seems to just float back to the top and rest there. is this a swim bladder problem?? any adviced would be really appriciated as this fish is part of the family. cheers. Craig & Kristy
  17. Hey everyone, I bought some frogbit the other week for my 4ft tank to help control algae, and over the past couple of days I've noticed an outburst of small bugs living all over the top of nearly every individual plant. You can see: IMGP0396.JPG[/attachment:265o8g03] I don't know what they are, but I'd just like some advice on how to get rid of them. I've got quite a lot of plants floating on top so if there's something I can just dip them all in at once that wont harm the plants then that'd be great. cheers
  18. i was thinking of the problem may be to much oxygen in him so he floates any suggestions? he just floates at the top of the water and chills there and tries to swim down but floats up plz help
  19. Here we go again Smiley gave us some lovely hoplos and last night we saw them floating at the top. It looked like they were sleeping so we thought that it was normal. When we touched the water they seem to wake up and swim to the bottom and act normal. This morning one is dead and they are still doing it. We have camellanus worm in our tanks and we are starting treatment today (we were waiting on some info from the vet). Could the worm take these fish out so quick or is it something else? Water tests: Ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 5.
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