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Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 3
Views: 4,138
Posted By mgreen
Carbon is now my new best friend

Hey;

Iíve had my tank from new for two months now and the filter was due for a clean. I have an external filter with ceramic, carbon and sponge media. The water before I cleaned the filter was a...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 2
Views: 4,154
Posted By mgreen
Changing filter media on my Interpet EF350

I have an Interpet 350 filter, i brought it new in September, after two months (now) i need to do something with it but ive lost the manual, does anyone know what i need to do. Do i need to change...
Forum: General Freshwater Chats ,
Replies: 5
Views: 5,281
Posted By mgreen
Re: Mail-order fish on EBay

So do you think the fish are any more stressed begin transported this way. In my mind i can see the packages being thrown into the back for a truck by a delivery driver that has no experience with...
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 27
Views: 8,708
Posted By mgreen
Re: GRRRR My tank wont cycle

Good idea Sharon, ill test the tap water when i get home :)

The guppies still look very happy, one of the females are heavily pregnant which isnt good. I was hoping that this wouldnt happen until...
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 27
Views: 8,708
Posted By mgreen
Re: GRRRR My tank wont cycle

Sorry guys, I meant I have Nitrites of 0 and Nitrates of 15ppm, I always get the two mixed up lol.

I was hoping that some of the dirt in the gravel and driftwood would have contained some...
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 27
Views: 8,708
Posted By mgreen
Re: GRRRR My tank wont cycle

I have no Nitrate readings at all, my Nitrite readings are 15ppm.

Maybe the tank has cycled already? Its been a month now, the substrate I put in was very dusty and the drift wood had a lot of dead...
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 27
Views: 8,708
Posted By mgreen
Re: GRRRR My tank wont cycle

I only took the corys back, i still have 3 guppies. They seem to be doing great, im certain that they will be able to survive. Guppies were the most versatile fish I had when i used to keep fish.
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Forum: Bettas ,
Replies: 15
Views: 8,045
Posted By mgreen
Re: New Aussie Member in Need of Some Help

Ive just read the entire thread and cant beleive he's fine all of a sudden, thats fantastic new, congrats :D

I think Salza the best name out of the two :cool:
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 27
Views: 8,708
Posted By mgreen
Re: GRRRR My tank wont cycle

I have no ammonia in the water, which means the cycle hasnt even begun yet!

Its been nearly 4 weeks now, I think it may be the filter I have. Ive got an Interpet 350 used for tanks up to 350litres,...
Forum: General Freshwater Chats ,
Replies: 5
Views: 5,281
Posted By mgreen
Mail-order fish on EBay

Im not sure if its the same elsewhere in the world but in the UK there is a huge EBay section selling fish, you buy them then they mail you the fish through a local courier. You can buy anything from...
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 27
Views: 8,708
Posted By mgreen
Re: GRRRR My tank wont cycle

I have returned the fish. I know the guy at the LFS really well, he has put them in a holding tank for me :D so i can go and collect them in a few weeks time. They looked like they were really...
Forum: Tetras ,
Replies: 12
Views: 18,873
Posted By mgreen
Re: Diamond tetras

ok cool, unfortunately I only have 1, i think ill be getting a school of around 10 or so :)
Forum: Bettas ,
Replies: 27
Views: 10,513
Posted By mgreen
Re: New Betta

Why isnt this new betta respected in breeding cirlces? I always thought bettas were all the same?
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 27
Views: 8,708
Posted By mgreen
Re: GRRRR My tank wont cycle

Yes the tank has been up for 3 weeks and the fish have been in there for a week now.

Its good to hear from someone that hasnt lost any fish during cycling, makes me feel a little better lol :)
Forum: Lighting and Heaters ,
Replies: 15
Views: 13,393
Posted By mgreen
Re: Back-up heater?

It sounds like these generators, apart from the expensive ones, only run small amounts of wattage. I still maintain that the best ones to go for are the ones that run off gas, they seem to run longer...
Forum: Topics for Debate ,
Replies: 20
Views: 19,342
Posted By mgreen
Re: Betta Cruelty

Dano, no-one, from what I can see, is 'having a go at you'. Personally I enjoy posts such as these as they induce some great discussions on certain topics. You canít expect to post such personal...
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 27
Views: 8,708
Posted By mgreen
Re: GRRRR My tank wont cycle

Ill get one this evening. I cant imagine the ammonia is very high because the fish doing great. Ill let you know

Thanks
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 27
Views: 8,708
Posted By mgreen
Re: GRRRR My tank wont cycle

Ok i will be taking the fish back this evening and re-introduce them once the water is ok, ive grown quite attached to them now :(

I havent got an ammonia testing kit, i only have one that measure...
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 27
Views: 8,708
Posted By mgreen
Re: GRRRR My tank wont cycle

I read that peppered corys are very hardly fish that will be able tocope withthe cycling process. Thats the problem with the internet, there's so much conflicting information :confused:

Im worried...
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 27
Views: 8,708
Posted By mgreen
GRRRR My tank wont cycle

I set up my 40gallon tank 3 weeks ago, last week i brought 3 guppies and 6 peppered corys. They are all doing fine, i take readings everyday and my Nitrite levels have not registered yet. The fish...
Forum: Tetras ,
Replies: 6
Views: 9,103
Posted By mgreen
Re: My first Tetras!

What are Diamond tetra like to keep Greensleeves? I got 6 peppered corys from my LFS and they accidently put a diamond tetra in the bag so i have one on its own. Im thinking of getting a small school...
Forum: Lighting and Heaters ,
Replies: 15
Views: 13,393
Posted By mgreen
Re: Back-up heater?

The suitcase generators run for 5hours PER TANK, as long as you have a supply of petrol you can make it go as long as you want it to. I would suggest keeping a barrel in the garage or something in...
Forum: Topics for Debate ,
Replies: 20
Views: 19,342
Posted By mgreen
Re: Betta Cruelty

I TOTALLY AGREE Sharon!!!
Forum: Tetras ,
Replies: 6
Views: 9,103
Posted By mgreen
Re: My first Tetras!

Great, have you got any pics :D

99cents....thats like 50p here in London, thats a great price. Tetras here cost around £1.50 each which is like $2.50!!!!
Forum: Lighting and Heaters ,
Replies: 15
Views: 13,393
Posted By mgreen
Re: Back-up heater?

Are they not expensive?
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