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  1. Thanks for the suggestions, guys - with the past few days of nice weather, temperatures in the tanks have all been bang on target, consistently, but I'll definitely need to look at insulation. Brenton, it's a rental, so unfortunately I can't do too much that would permanently alter the place. Drafts under the floor is likely our main culprit as directly below is our cellar and there's only floorboards between us. I'll look into how to insulate a part of the room, at least - currently some of my tanks are in a wardrobe... which sounds weird but it looks cool when it's all open (and prot
  2. Got appropriate wattage per litre. 150w in the 135 litre. 100w in the 75 litre. 55w in each of the the 30 litres. Heaters are all set up beside the filter and the water flow is good. The temperature is consistent throughout each tank - it's the tank as a whole that is fluctuating, because of the outside temperature, I guess.
  3. Hey guys - I've got a few tanks set up and I'm really struggling to maintain a good, stable temperature in them. My house can get a bit cold and with the weather being pretty chilly lately, it hasn't helped, but so far none of my tanks have been able to reach beyond 25°C. I've tried to keep the temperature stable at around 24°C at least but overnight it keeps dropping to as low as 22°C. What's the best way to keep a stable temperature (other than heating the room, which I'd rather not do as my dogs also sleep in there and they can overheat easily)? Would I need a more powerful heater or mu
  4. I've forgotten which model number it is but it was the biggest one they had - just maybe not big enough, I guess? I'll have a hunt for a bigger one and see how I go with that now that I know it should do the trick. Cheers, Brenton.
  5. Hi guys, I have a 2.5 foot planted tank that I want to have a Betta sorority in but I'm struggling with what filter might be best for it? I did have a sponge filter in there and it just wasn't getting the job done but the spare Eheim filter I have seems to be way too strong - even when I direct it against the glass to try and reduce the flow (though it is doing the job of filtering well). Is there a better filter out there or would two sponge filters do the job?
  6. They're awesome. Love the Marble pair especially.
  7. Oh dear. I think leaving my two apple snails in a tank together for those two days a couple of weeks ago was a bad idea. Hope everyone wants apple snails for Christmas!

    1. Hazell


      I want apple snails for christmas! :D

  8. Chceked the rubber ring yesterday, did the whole vaseline shebang, and it's still leaking. <_<
  9. Yep. Brand new. Well, out with the new and in with the newer...
  10. So we ended up getting an Eheim Classic. It's been a few weeks... and it is now leaking. Any ideas on how to fix it? The water is coming out from where the lid sits on and latches (it's all sealed up as it always has been and we've looked it over several times but can't see what the problem is).
  11. That's what I had thought, Yan, but someone told me I'd stress them out. I did kinda wonder cos, they'll see each other 24/7 in their tank anyway so... seemed to have all the logic of a chocolate fireguard.
  12. Hi guys, I need some advice on introducing these girls to the tank together. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get anymore girls right now, but I'm anxious about leaving them in the jars for much longer, when there's a nice big tank waiting for them. Their jars have been sitting next to each other ever since I got them but for the most part, there is cardboard between them, so they don't get too stressed. I've been removing it a lot more frequently and leaving it for longer until I put them back. They still flare at each and zip around the jar like it's Christmas in July. When do I kn
  13. I have a little gravel vac thingymagig... so, instead of a complete 100% water change every day, should I be doing maybe 75% (that way, being able to leave the fish in the jars)? I worry that I'm gonna do 'em damage by moving them so much.
  14. Thanks, guys. I'm so happy with them. Managed to get a short video of them flaring, really shows off their colours, though the jars kinda distort them a bit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InhdDmqCTPs Also, I may as well ask this here, how do people do the daily water changes (when they're jarred) without disturbing them too much? I'm no psychic but I predict a frustrated me and a frustrated BLT this time tomorrow. Also, is it worth putting bits of IAL in there for them or is it pointless considering all the water will be changed out on a daily basis?
  15. My three HM Girls from Jha arrived this morning! I've decided to call 'em Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato (the BLT Sorority) and they're in their jars till I can finish cycling the new tank (and hopefully grab another couple of females to lessen the potential of fights). Oh - and I suck at photographing fish. Bacon Lettuce Tomato Got 'em right next to my desk so I can stare at them all day. :3
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