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  1. Great work @Aubrey That's exactly what it is. Thank you so much And these are fine to be in there? As cute as that little guy is in your video, I do hope they're some free live food!
  2. They do indeed.. I have three Julii and three Sterbai and they've all been doing the mating behaviour. Gorgeous Corys!
  3. Ooh.. thank you.. they're definitely more fast moving slug, than out of control water snake (awesome descriptions btw) but it's more like a leech with that 'stretch and contract' movement. I'll have a look at nematodes. Thanks again
  4. Hey all.. I'm hoping someone could help me identify the worm type things that have appeared in my tank... Theres quite a lot of them on the glass. They're tiny, 2mm long and a bit thicker than hair but not by much. You cant really see detail on my pic but they're long and thin.. have a end that's definitely the head end.. the move by contracting and stretching and they have a thicker section in the middle. My tank is a 27 gal tall 6 neon, 6 cherry shrimp, 6 Cory's and at least 6 cory fry. All inhabitants went in two weeks ago and the fish shop said they all been quarantined for the last month to 6 weeks. Any help is greatly appreciated
  5. They're either Sterbai or Julii.. I think Julli because there was a fat one. Theyce all been doing the mating type behaviour though. It's super exciting. I've only had them 2 weeks today
  6. Here's my first ever fry. So far I've spotted 6 at the same time. I was beyond excited 😁
  7. I tested my tap water. No nitrites but nitrates are around 20-30.
  8. I have baby tears/ HC growing, and doing extremely well so far.. i was wondering if I need to use aquarium salt in the future if it will harm the plants? I can't seem to find the answer myself and wondered what your experience is
  9. Hi All I'm getting my first fish today in my 28 tall tank. I have lots of moss, baby tears and dwarf chain swords that are all thriving... as is my algae. I only fed liquid ferts the day i made the tank and have been doing easy carbon every day. I have a hob filter with course foam, activated carbon and fine foam and all seemed well. I've been testing with the tetra test strips and had nitrate 50, nitrite 1, chlorine 0... (no ammonia test at this point) for a little while after the initial high readings (i added some floating plants to eat up some nitrates) I then got my API master test kit ready for my fish and shrimp, and seachem prime. I've done a 10% water change each day for the last few days, with prime to try to get rid of the nitrite but when i tested today I have 2 nitrite and i'm guessing 30 nitrate (its in between the colours)... so my question is this Will my fish and shrimp be ok going into this tank? Does the nitrite still show but is now detoxified by the Prime? my ammonia and chlorine are both 0. Many thanks
  10. Hi.. I set up my new tank 7 days ago, and within 4 days I had a fine dusting of bright green algae. I was wondering if anyone knows why and how this has grown so fast in this tank. The tank and everything in it is brand new. All of my plants are lab grown tissue culture. I added a pinch of fishfood right away, did one dose of fertiliser and have been using easycarbon at the higher end of the dosing every day, as per the instructions. My filter is a hob, with course foam, super fine foam and activated carbon. 600lt/hr on a 90lt tank. I have no snails or fish yet. I didn't really want an explosion of bladder snails in this tank if I can help it... Although I do have plenty on hand. I was wondering what the best route to go to get this cleared up would be
  11. @H.K.Luterman I actually bought the tree and added the moss... It's a Superfish Bonsai tree and was £40. Now I've had a good look at it I think I'd have a go at making them in future. It's a main piece of driftwood that's the trunk then a few pieces stuck together, then it seems that the joins are smoothed over with some kind of resin and sand combination... It's pretty cool really. Looks grippy and like it will age well. Then the small branches are attached.. possibly with superglue, although I can't see any residue or resin (unlike my fingers which were absolutely covered by the time I'd finished!) I've attached a few pics so you can see the details
  12. Hi. I wanted to share my second go at aquascaping.. I got a 90lt/25 US gallon tall tank for Christmas with the intention of filling it with driftwood and all the extra plants that have popped up everywhere in my nano tanks. However, at the last minute I decided to do something totally different. I wanted a whole tiny landscape, carpeting plants, perspective trickery, crystal clear water and eventually a shoal of tiny fish to swim through the sky. I spent a long time choosing the plants I wanted and settled on Hemianthus callitricoides 'Cuba' as my carpeting plant... I didn't realise this was baby tears 😬 so, we'll see how that does with liquid carbon and not as much light as it would like!😂 I don't actually mind if it doesn't carpet, I think it looks cool tufty. I went for Helanthium tenellum for my grassy Tufts. Christmas moss on top of the rocks and Taxiphyllum on the tree. I used the same Tropica substrate, because I had such great groeth with it before. All the plants I used were in-vitro tissue culture plants and I love them. Unfortunately two pots of the Taxiphyllum wasn't enough to finish the tree so I'll have to order more.. just going to wait a week or so and see what happens with the baby tears. Thanks for stopping by to check it out 😁
  13. I love those photos your Dad sent, they're very beautiful... it looks like it goes back forever. And "It needs more plants".... I think this has become your catchphase! and it truly is the answer to everything
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