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  1. Hello all I perfomed a water change yesterday and just noticed that the fish are gasping heavily any ideas whats going on ??? thanks in advance
  2. Today i added 20 pencil fish to my tank but it was established and should deal with that bioload easily. I did a water change this afternoon as well and have noticed the pencils at the top of the water gasping for air, my apisto's and cory's breathing heavily. Just checked water and ammonia and nitrite are sitting at 0. I added a sponge and moved the spray bar sot hat it airrates the surface more, i am freaking out. Hopefully the extra filter and the airation helps. ANy other suggestions?? Cheers
  3. currently doing a bit of experiment with one of my tanks in a 4*1.5*1.5 i've got an eheim 2213 with altered media. instead of the original media i've pretty much filled the basket with bio balls and tubes. so no sponge in the filter apart from the piece dividing the two different bio carriers. Where the intake of the canister is i've used coarse sponge to block any debris from even entering the canister so that there won't be any debris built up in the canister. at the same time i'm running a 2000lph internal with sponges only to mechanically filter the water. theoretically the 2213 despite being a very low flow rate canister should still take care of the bio part of the filteration and the internal filter will do the mechanical part. the idea is that the bio filter should never ever need a clean as long as the sponge at the intake's cleaned daily to prevent blockage. then the internal can be cleaned as many times as i want even under tap water cuz i don't need it to carry any benefitial bacteria at all. wonder what you guys would think of this idea.
  4. Hi, I have a 170lt aquarium with a range of small tetras & other similar size tropicals. I've had success with about 8 plants & some java moss(I think). My question is if I really start to ramp up the plants for the tetras it will make gravel cleaning a real pain so the plants don't get damaged etc. Can water changes be done without cleaning the gravel & disturbing all the plants? ie surface water changes. cheers Davo
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