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    Hi Krissy! I'm excited to follow your journey...

    Hi Krissy!
    I'm excited to follow your journey with this, the cabinet looks lovely and the sump looks technical lol Ive only just got use to canister filters and I thought that was technical enough!...
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    Your very welcome, good luck and please call back...

    Your very welcome, good luck and please call back to let us know how you get on :)
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    Thanks Sayid, Good luck FeGrl! I hope things...

    Thanks Sayid,

    Good luck FeGrl! I hope things go well and your fish returns to health very soon.
    Just a quick note on the Nitrate test, I assume you are using the API master test kit? If so, make...
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    Hello FeGrl, Welcome to the boards here! I...

    Hello FeGrl,

    Welcome to the boards here!

    I am confused if your tank is 2 years old why it would have no Nitrate reading? Please confirm your nitrate reading, it should be 5.0 - 20ppm. I don't...
  5. Thread: My Discus 2018

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    lol I guess we are a bit topsy tervy to you Brits...

    lol I guess we are a bit topsy tervy to you Brits :p

    Thank you Hollowman, yes I could have gone bare bottom but I didn't, between cleaning everyday and the Cories I think it should be ok though :)
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    No idea why my photos are turing out upside down...

    No idea why my photos are turing out upside down guys, there is also a youtube video of each tank under the photos for you to watch :)
  7. Thread: My Discus 2018

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    My Discus 2018

    Hi all,
    Thought id start a new thread as the other thread applied to my old Discus from over 12 months ago..

    So I have started to keep discus again this year, I had a break for 12 months as I...
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    Sorry to read this Sayid, what a stunning fish....

    Sorry to read this Sayid, what a stunning fish. Sounds like you are doing everything you can for him. Good luck hun
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    Turns out I only needed to do one large water...

    Turns out I only needed to do one large water change to bring the Nitrate down. I changed just over 100 liters of water, that's 26 gallons. My nitrate is now 10-20ppm, I am happy with that. Its been...
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    Hi, Only one of the plants is fake, the others...

    Hi,
    Only one of the plants is fake, the others are live. I have been doing regular water changes but they have not been big ones, only around 40% each time, which I thought was enough, but maybe...
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    Hello again, My readings were as follows last...

    Hello again,
    My readings were as follows last night:
    PH 7.0
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 40
    KH 35.8
    GH 107.4
    I tested the nitrite again in the morning to double check I had not lost the cycle,...
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    Hi guys, Just finished a 35% water change, with...

    Hi guys,
    Just finished a 35% water change, with your advice I changed the Carbon/Floss cartridge to a new Carbon/Floss cartridge as that's what I had handy, the pet store was closed and I couldn't...
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    Hello Hollowman and Sayid!! Thank you both for...

    Hello Hollowman and Sayid!!

    Thank you both for the replies. Yes very busy raising these babies, lots of water changes and feeding. Everything is going great so far, fingers crossed it stays that...
  14. Thread: Dead discus

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    Sorry to hear this happened Krissy, glad you...

    Sorry to hear this happened Krissy, glad you found the problem tho!
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    Hello, There seems to be no water flow what so...

    Hello,
    There seems to be no water flow what so ever in that tank from the photos above, you need to have a filter that breaks the sureface of the water and its also good to have a couple of air...
  16. Thread: Discus fever

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    Hi Krissy! Lovely to see you here :) Well a lot...

    Hi Krissy!
    Lovely to see you here :)
    Well a lot has happened since I posted this thread back then. I didn't end up getting discus at that stage, I ended up doing a community tank with neon's, rams...
  17. Thread: Discus fever

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    Hollowman, thank you :) The main reason for...

    Hollowman, thank you :)
    The main reason for putting my discus project off besides the tank size was the cost of 5 discus in one hit, I just don't have the money right now to fork out for 5 at once,...
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    lol Sayid I know, I went over board with...

    lol Sayid I know, I went over board with decorations!

    I have made a decision not to get Discus right now, I'm going to get them in the future, I would really prefer to have a 6 foot tank rather...
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    The Swords and Blue Strictas are live plants :D...

    The Swords and Blue Strictas are live plants :D
    Here is a video guys!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG_XxAh906k
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    Hi Sayid, I removed the Cories days ago as...

    Hi Sayid,

    I removed the Cories days ago as Steve advised me too... So they are happy now :)

    I havnt added any other chemicals to change PH GH KH levels, that's just what they are at the moment....
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    Hi Sayid, Thank you again for your reply, I am...

    Hi Sayid,
    Thank you again for your reply, I am remaining clam now, I jumped the gun with adding the Cories I know. The reason I ordered the Seachem Purigen is I had got advice it was the best stuff...
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    Thank you Hollowman :)

    Thank you Hollowman :)
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    Please note, the ammonia above does not foam or...

    Please note, the ammonia above does not foam or have any bubbles when its shaken up. I'm reading that cloudy ammonia has soap in it but I don't think the above one does have any soap.

    EDIT: I am...
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    HI guys, Is this ok? It says on the side...

    HI guys,

    Is this ok? It says on the side Contains: Ammonia 20g/l... But its called cloudy ammonia?
    It was all I could find, I went to the hardware stores and they only had the cloudy ammonia...
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    Also, Prime has been added to the tank last week,...

    Also, Prime has been added to the tank last week, which on the instructions for ammonia fishless cycle it says not to add it.. Am I going to be wasting my time trying to now start the ammonia...
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