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    Hi All,
    Anyone keep tropical fish, breed them etc.
    Nice to have a few pics of tanks up here, i am in the process of moving so the two three foots a 2ft and a 5ft have all been partially taken down, not happy, would love to see your fish.
    Regards,
    Denis

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    I`m lucky enough to live near The Green Machine in Wrexham so have no trouble getting top Quality plants in just a 5 min walk



    http://www.thegreenmachineaquatics.com/

    Mark and Jim from The Green Machine are both very helpful
    Last edited by allanw; 08-03-2010 at 12:30 PM.
    Allan
    When in doubt - THINK!

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    When you move to streete come over to my house
    I have a massive marine tank
    Paddy

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    We have this:

    (At startup)



    (Two months later, algae issues sorted)



    It's actually a bit more overgrown now and needing a trim, I'll get some more photos once I've done a bit of maintenance.

    We also have this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Walker View Post
    We have this:

    (At startup)



    (Two months later, algae issues sorted)



    It's actually a bit more overgrown now and needing a trim, I'll get some more photos once I've done a bit of maintenance.

    We also have this:

    Hi, what makes the tank and how did you sort out the algae problem, i have a similiar tank and have an algae grown growing off practically everything, cheers ck

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadakid View Post
    Hi, what makes the tank and how did you sort out the algae problem, i have a similiar tank and have an algae grown growing off practically everything, cheers ck
    Usually, a high plant biomass (including fast-growing stem species such as Hygrophila) will help combat any algae problem, providing the tank isn't exposed to natural sunlight. Contrary to popular belief, high nutrient levels (nitrate and phosphate) isn't a problem in a well planted aquarium. Many people will also suggest carrying out more water changes, however test your tapwater before hand as this is often laden with nutrients, you may have to filter the water through and RO unit to improve its purity.

    Anyway, back to the original question, I've kept fish for several years now, and have ventured into the likes of Malawis, Tanganyikans, rare L and LDA no's, Marines (I've bred Clownfish in the past), Koi and the usual tropicals such as characins, catfish, livebearers etc. I'm starting to get into reptiles more, and hope to obtain a pair of Lygodactylus or Phelsuma laticauda day geckos by the end of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadakid View Post
    Hi, what makes the tank and how did you sort out the algae problem, i have a similiar tank and have an algae grown growing off practically everything, cheers ck
    The tanks are both Juwels - the algae issues were sorted by fiddling with the light, CO2 injection and fertilizer regimes, by the addition of four Amano shrimp and two Siamese algae eaters and by giving the plants time to get properly established.

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