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  • Registered Users Posts: 668 ✭✭✭ m4r10


    get yourself into tesco and pick up a couple of their 5l mineral water for like 2 quid. the plasstic container is ideal for water changes.

    I use two if them to store water in for a few hours and empty the tank with a 2l milk bottle

    cheap and effective :D

    I have some big plastic bottles that I fill for the water change. If the water stays for ~1 week, do I still need the likes of Seachem Prime when I do the water change?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 16,700 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Silverfish


    WIZE wrote: »
    Can all chat be moved to a new thread

    Its kinda defeating the purpose of the thread title:o

    I've asked the mods :)


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 16,700 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Silverfish


    m4r10 wrote: »
    I have some big plastic bottles that I fill for the water change. If the water stays for ~1 week, do I still need the likes of Seachem Prime when I do the water change?

    Yep, as the only thing that will change is the chlorine will dissipate, but the metals and minerals in the water will remain. Also, the Prime helps reduce negative effects of nitrates and helps keep the fish healthy.

    That said my dad has an 8 year old goldfish that's never had any water treatments whatsoever, but his water is weird :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,500 ✭✭✭✭ Sleepy


    Can spring water be used in the tank? Obviously wouldn't do it all the time but bought two 5L bottles to use for getting the water to the right temp but since the mineral water is already at room temperature thought it might be a nice short-cut!?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 16,700 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Silverfish


    Sleepy wrote: »
    Can spring water be used in the tank? Obviously wouldn't do it all the time but bought two 5L bottles to use for getting the water to the right temp but since the mineral water is already at room temperature thought it might be a nice short-cut!?

    Read somewhere it was not a good idea to use for fish, but tbh, I have no clue why this is. I'd imagine it wouldn't be an issue as a once off, and added as a 25% change, it'd be diluted enough with the remaining tank water.

    Rough guess, I will not be held responsible for any fish death, mutation or developing of super powers.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ Jen Pigs Fly


    I use RO/DI water ... although with the marine system with the SPS and LPS I can't be cutting corners when it comes to water!

    I fill around 80litres of RO/DI water and mix with D+D salt, leave it to sit for 2 days with heater and aerator running, after 2 days it's ready for a water change.

    I'm currently doing a water change once every 2/3 weeks. Skimmer gets cleaned out when needed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,500 ✭✭✭✭ Sleepy


    Lost another minnow yesterday :(. 25% water change done. Test readings taken an hour after:

    PH - 8
    Ammonia - Trace (lighter colour than lowest but not perfectly clear)
    Nitrite - Between 0.01 and 0.025
    Nitrate - Trace (extremely light colour).

    Another 25% change planned for tonight, water treated last night and bottled in the room to get temp up for use tonight.

    Getting a mildew buildup ono the tank ornaments. Anything I can add that would kill that that's harmless to the fish?


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,500 ✭✭✭✭ Sleepy


    I use RO/DI water ... although with the marine system with the SPS and LPS I can't be cutting corners when it comes to water!

    I fill around 80litres of RO/DI water and mix with D+D salt, leave it to sit for 2 days with heater and aerator running, after 2 days it's ready for a water change.

    I'm currently doing a water change once every 2/3 weeks. Skimmer gets cleaned out when needed.

    RO/DI?
    SPS?
    LPS?
    D+D?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,656 ✭✭✭ norrie rugger


    Guys, this is a picture thread.
    You will get more replies if you use the forum for questions


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,500 ✭✭✭✭ Sleepy


    I've asked the Mods but not had any response...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ Jen Pigs Fly


    Sleepy wrote: »
    RO/DI?
    SPS?
    LPS?
    D+D?


    I'm a marine keeper :D

    RO/DI - reverse osmosis/deionised water
    SPS - Small Polyp Stoney (Hard Corals such as acropora where the polyp's (heads) are 'small')
    LPS - Large Polyp Stoney (Hard corals such as Brain Coral and candy canes where the polyp's are large.)
    D+D - just the brand of salt I use, it's a brilliant brand, their test kits are brilliant!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 15,863 paddy147


    Mine,as of today.:)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 900 ✭✭✭ m8


    Smashing setup Paddy147 looks fantastic.

    What are the foreground plants and is that java moss on the wood?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 15,863 paddy147


    m8 wrote: »
    Smashing setup Paddy147 looks fantastic.

    What are the foreground plants and is that java moss on the wood?


    Java moss on the woods allright.

    The rest.....havent a bloody clue,as my girlfriend bought the plants and set the tank up.

    I did the really hard work though,I made the tea and took the pics.:D


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 16,397 ✭✭✭✭ Degsy


    My oscars..very hard to photograph!!

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    My tank with tetras and barbs


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,597 WIZE


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,841 ✭✭✭ fred funk }{


    Nice tank WIZE. What type of light have you got there?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,597 WIZE


    there's a white light at the back ad UV light at the front , . I need to get a stronger white light

    I also want to get some spots like the ones you had if you know where i can buy them


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,841 ✭✭✭ fred funk }{




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,597 WIZE


    New Marine T8 light and Moon spots in the Tank

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,001 ✭✭✭ LawlessBoy


    Only started keeping fish last week in my new 100L tank So not much in it hoping to get some plants etc in soon, shop had none in stock.(Not sure hot to show picture in post.)[[IMG][/img]IMG_2655.jpg[IMG][/img]IMG_2656.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,500 ✭✭✭✭ Sleepy


    WIZE, those pics don't nearly do your tank justice!


  • Registered Users Posts: 264 ✭✭ keithb93


    Hey guys heres my pride and joy, its not finished yet though ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,500 ✭✭✭✭ Sleepy


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    Dory's new 100l tank (think WIZE has a pic of the same tank with a very different setup a few pages back on this thread!).

    Had 50l of water from the tank that cracked along with substrate, ornaments and a live filter which will hopefully ensure a quick cycle (cleaned the tank with a razor blade and some tank water to avoid adding any dangerous chemicals). Testing fine at the moment but will be keeping a close eye on it due to having to add Dory in so fast (certainly preferable to the bucket she was in though!)


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,500 ✭✭✭✭ Sleepy


    WIZE, did you use the same moonlights as fred funk }{ posted above?

    Yours seem more directionally used than the ebay ones...


  • Registered Users Posts: 247 ✭✭ fguinan


    My First aquarium is a second hand 120ltr juwel rekord. I'm currently cycling, hope to start off with an angel fish and tetras fairly soon...
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,597 WIZE


    fguinan wrote: »
    My First aquarium is a second hand 120ltr juwel rekord. I'm currently cycling, hope to start off with an angel fish and tetras fairly soon...
    aquariumr.jpg

    Uploaded with ImageShack.us

    where are you living


  • Registered Users Posts: 247 ✭✭ fguinan


    WIZE wrote: »
    fguinan wrote: »
    My First aquarium is a second hand 120ltr juwel rekord. I'm currently cycling, hope to start off with an angel fish and tetras fairly soon...


    where are you living

    In Maynooth.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,597 WIZE


    i can give you an Angel fish . im in Celbridge . its about 4 inches


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