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@waretrop ...Barb I was keeping it all males for simple reasons plus the cleanness of the tank...the one that just died had a Gravid spot that I did notice but thought it was in her colouring and the more I over load that tank then more Algae and more water changes from the constant sh*t they do...good job I feed them every other day....now I will be looking at 10am when the light goes on plus the lights have been dimmed with plastic attachments....I told me hubby what you said about females last night and he said well you'll need 6 females in there to stop any fighting and to tell you the truth I've forgotten how many fan tailed guppies I have myself with two dying. Recount needed :whistle:

Thanks for explaining though and adding the pic's for me to see it better what your on about :)
2 males at least to every female
Kazza this is what the chap said up the Hollybush to keep them carm and with no fighting.....the females are a bit greedy in my eyes :LOL:
 
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do you have any good recommendations for a good filter but for a turtle?,i have a canister one but my water is no way near as clear as yours is most days..think my tank is a just little bigger than yours but no idea on gallons
Hi Joolz, i'm with Amazon but you can buy the same filters else where and I came across this link of a person who as small turtles plus as added all this info and links plus video's to help people....view the filters on Amazon and always go for the best reviews...both my tanks had bio rings, ceramic rings and also filtration replacements with sponge and inside them activated carbon and and zeolite.


My set up is easy to keep on top as you can see from my pictures but my new tank doesn't come with bio balls but that will be altered when they arrive from amazon and if you go along this line...I don't mind helping you on how to keep on top of them :)

Small tank 20 litres

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@Gail_68 are you going to put any blue dwarf gouramis, platties, mollies or swords in your new tank? All are good community tank fish.
@kazza i'm not sure yet just waiting for this tank to settle it self besides my fish before I think of getting more as I don't want to over load it and @waretrop and kazza when I put the light on at 10 this morning I checked how many I have in guppies 6 fan tailed ones but lost two and Barb I checked them all for the Gravid spot and nothing....thank god :happy:
 
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Hello Gail,
After watching your last video, I don't think the yellow tail is being chased anymore than it's chasing the others, they're just playing in my opinion. You should see my Danios, they race around all day chasing each other and trying to get the Tetras to join in. And they love to chase my finger against the glass.
 

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Hello Gail,
After watching your last video, I don't think the yellow tail is being chased anymore than it's chasing the others, they're just playing in my opinion. You should see my Danios, they race around all day chasing each other and trying to get the Tetras to join in. And they love to chase my finger against the glass.
Hi Johnny, you've just said what my hubby said only last night when he looked and when I looked he was chasing two others but those small Endlerguppies keep them on also...it's like bulling and i'm forever looking at their tails for damage and then hubby says they're fine stop worrying but the ones guppy was slightly damaged when I got home the first time I brought two but it's been a good one with stilled bottled water in the small tank, then moving to the other.

I'm trying to help Joolz as she asked me this question - do you have any good recommendations for a good filter but for a turtle?,i have a canister one but my water is no way near as clear as yours is most days..think my tank is a just little bigger than yours but no idea on gallons
 
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I use only the aquaclear hang on back filters, I love them for their durability, never had one break down on me, and you can really stuff them with filter media.
 

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I use only the aquaclear hang on back filters, I love them for their durability, never had one break down on me, and you can really stuff them with filter media.
Cheers I'll look those up for her...i'll be on later going for my tea :)
 

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@kazzawazza and @johnny canoe went out today and got some filtrations for when they need changing and this morning took a sample of my water before removing 3 buckets out and re-added the same back with stresscoat / Zyme.

Reading's came in ok again so the cycle is running nicely on 3 times a week change.
pH 7.6
Ammonia 0.25ppm
Nitrite 0.50ppm
Nitrate 5,0ppm
 
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@Gail_68 Why are you doing 3 water changes a week :unsure:

Unless you are over-feeding, have a heavily stocked tank or both, once a week should be fine. If your readings are high during cycling, you could up that to twice at 10% water removal.
 

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@Gail_68 Why are you doing 3 water changes a week :unsure:

Unless you are over-feeding, have a heavily stocked tank or both, once a week should be fine. If your readings are high during cycling, you could up that to twice at 10% water removal.
Hi Kazza, I've been doing it 3 times weekly because of it still going through it's cycle and no over feeding here ;) every 2 days and when I do it only 10% moved plus since I skimmed the kitchen roll across the top which was recommended from that link you gave me nothing otherwise mate.
I have had hubby remove the 4 Endlerguppies they was leading my fan tail guppies a dogs life :rolleyes: so the shop near we took them in and hubby came back with two lovely fan tailed guppies, so that's 8 in the tank :love:
 
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I've been having a mess around with my fish tank recently , I am bored can't play outside with my outdoor plants it an annual thing for me :LOL:. Picked up a few more plants yesterday from Pets at home which made it easier than buying online ( they may freeze in the post at the moment ) , did a bit of cleaning / trimming some of the plants and removed some vallis so I can plant the new plants.

I wanted some cardinal tetra but my PH isn't really suitable for them, my PH is 7.5 cardinal tetra want acid water. Its a shame really cause the water round here runs off the moorlands which are mostly peat I believe ( peat acidic ) , it then got things added to the water cause its to acidic hence why my PH 7.5 alkaline with generally soft water. I used to have neons in the past but I find them a bit boring and they dull down a lot when they get older.
 
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@Gail_68 I bet if you dropped it to 2 water changes each week at 10% each time, there would be very little, if any difference. This is also what you did with your other tank :)
 

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Hi @Perki how are you darling :)….Perki do you have Guppy fan tails as they're beautiful in the tank and is Pets at home any good with their fish?

I bet if you dropped it to 2 water changes each week at 10% each time, there would be very little, if any difference. This is also what you did with your other tank
Kazza it's funny you on about it but brains told me to do it tonight also besides wanting to fish my tank :nailbiting:
 
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We have a Pets at Home near us. The fish are delivered on a Friday morning and are in quarantine (can’t be sold) for 24 hours, which is not long enough. I’ve been in on a Friday and seen fish with white spot and sometimes fish that are dead on the bottom of the tank. I also bought plants from them and despite washing them, a snail always managed to sneak in. Next thing you know, your tanks full of them.
 

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