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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
  16. That looks brilliant. Beautiful fish.
  17. Thank you, Yan. No Bettas in this tank (just in every single other tank I have/will be getting!). :blush:
  18. Thanks guys. I take it that Aqua One and EHEIM are two of the best brands for aquarium stuff?
  19. Okay, so we have a four foot tank that holds about 180 litres. I'd posted a photo and was advised the filter it came with is a bit pants (as suspected) and it was said an external cannister filter would do the job correctly. So... I'm now a little confused as to which brand to get? I've been looking on eBay for something and there price and product range is just all over the shop. I'm really confused as to which brands to look out for and which ones to avoid - though, obviously, would like to grab a deal if possible. Can anyone help me out with what I should be looking for?
  20. Got a clearer photo (still trying to master the art of Fish Photos!). They seem to be getting on great and I'm surprised how active Martha is. One minute she's in a coma, the next she's at the top of the tank. Blink and you miss her. I've got another tank cycling for either a sorority or a flashier male - a Halfmoon this time.
  21. Okay, so I bit the bullet and got a fish that will forever be known as Flamingo Splendazzmo (and Martha the Snail). Apologies for the rubbish photos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk-dQ7KUXFk He's not what I was originally after (think this is a Veil Tail?) but I couldn't resist his colour... and he looked very active. So him and Martha the Snail are currently exploring their home, right beside my desk.
  22. Yeah, water comes out of the spray bar and then at the end of it... but only comes out of one bit into the actual tank. I'm aware none of this may make any sense so I'll grab some photos tomorrow. The current from above... eh, it's strong. It was actually moving my IAL around when I put it in. I can see the water flow's pretty strong and would definitely not suit a Betta - which is exactly why I got it (before realising I should've gone for a better tank/filter/brand).
  23. That's pretty much it - but I have no blue tube. It drips onto the filter media and then rolls out the right hand side like a waterfall. :(
  24. Yes! Spray bar that goes over the top and the water just flows in like it's nobodies business. :/
  25. Thanks for all the tips. Got some plants for the big tank today but still haven't really arranged it. I'm basically just gonna wait till I've got to a place where it's enough, and then sort it all out! I do have a question though. Before I got the big tank and the Aqua One, I got this tank (link). The filter's too much to keep Bettas in... what do I need to do lower the flow? I think someone mentioned it would make a good sorority tank - how many girls would be comfotable in there? Cheers.
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