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Fish Keeping

Discussion in 'Gravel Trap' started by Greenlantern101, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

    The clear slime jelly stuff is a fungi and is totally harmless to fish. Some fish will actually eat it. Just keep rubbing it off, it will stop after a month or 2.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2016
  2. Titch

    Titch Champion Elect Premium Contributor

    Thanks Greenlantern101 . She's running around like a headless chicken at the moment.

    :D
     
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  3. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

    The new fish tank is starting to look good now the plants are growing in.
    tank1.jpg
     
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  4. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

    So I've come home tonight to find I am now the proud owner of a 350 litre fish tank with half a dozen Malawian Cichlids swimming about. An early Christmas present from the family.
     
  5. Speshal

    Speshal World Champion Valued Member

    I use an old home brew kit for my weekly water changes, all properly cleaned of course :D
     
  6. Titch

    Titch Champion Elect Premium Contributor

    My Grandson (3) asked me on the phone today, if I had a fish tank, fish tanks and fish keeping being the new big thing in their house. I only live round the corner ( well down a hill and a few corners), but due to chicken pox, they haven't been to my house for just over a week now. I had to say no, but he sounded so disappointed I've rectified that.
    I now have three. One with sponge and coral, another with a shark or two, and the third with colourful small fish. I could watch them all day.
    :D

    Wonderful things, Screen savers, and Granny savers.

    PS. Greenlantern101 my daughter is now on a hunt for plants that sit on top with roots that hang down, she's very impressed with your tank.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2016
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  7. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

    Last edited: Oct 19, 2016
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  8. Titch

    Titch Champion Elect Premium Contributor

    Thank you I shall pass that on.
     
  9. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

    Anyone got any advice on keeping down the growth of algae? My Cichlid tank gets a build up on the glass meaning I have to clean it once a week. It's not a big deal to keep scrubbing it off but I'd rather it didn't build up so quickly.
     
  10. Titch

    Titch Champion Elect Premium Contributor

    I think my daughter has some fish that clean the algae of the tank. I think.!
     
  11. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

    Cichlids aren't very friendly with other fish. One of the foods recommended in the books I have is guppies. I'll have a hunt about and see if there are any algae eaters who might survive.
     
  12. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

    Armoured plecostumos might be OK. Just check your water chemistry is compatible. They get big though.
     
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  13. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

    Hmmm, found this advice on armoured plecostumos - African cichlids will eat their eyeballs
     
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  14. Titch

    Titch Champion Elect Premium Contributor

    Nice.
    If Cichlids are so unfriendly why did you make your life so difficult ?
     
  15. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

    They came with the tank.
     
  16. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

    Do cichlids eat snails? Nerite snails are good algae eaters.

    You should check your waters phosphate content as well. Algae loves phosphate.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2016
  17. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

    Looking at some of the advice on line algae in a Cichlid tank is quite a good sign (?) as it means the water is good for the fish. I think snails might be the best option. Looks like a trip to the local fish shop is on the cards.
     
  18. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

    Snails are way cheaper on eBay.
     
  19. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

    Brilliant news, the Practical Fish Keeping forum has been saved and is being modernised on Tuesday.

    Huge knowledge base saved. :)

    Practical Fishkeeping Forum
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2017
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  20. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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