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by platty252
Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: Hints and Tips
Topic: Akvastabil Tank Condensation Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 10889

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Dont let the drips from your lid get you down.
Just remove the lid and stick DRAFT EXCLUDER (avalable at all hardwares) to the inside edge were the glass would normaly sit.
I use this on all my tanks with no problems.
by platty252
Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Ro or declorenated tap water?
Replies: 12
Views: 3605

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Unfortunitly i dont have a holding tank, i'm using buckets for my water.
I've try'ed a ph buffer from a bottle but it had no effect.
I have just added some crushed shells to a canaster filter on 1 of my tanks and i will see how i get on with that.
Thanks for your help everybody. :)
by platty252
Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Ro or declorenated tap water?
Replies: 12
Views: 3605

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I leave my water sitting for 3 days min. and airated before useing it for water changes. Its just the routine i keep. I was testing before i airated the water but i will change that now. Thanks for the tip Tom. I have heard about putting shells or coral in your filter before but i have never tried i...
by platty252
Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Advice on books
Replies: 6
Views: 2847

thanks

Thanks kimbo, I will look into them.
by platty252
Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Ro or declorenated tap water?
Replies: 12
Views: 3605

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The water from the tap here is as follows. ph. 7 kh. 0 gh. less than 3 - 6 (veariable) So i have verry soft water but i had a problem recently were the ph. from the tap was 9 and i did a water change the tank crashed down to 5. I used to check the tap water erery 2 weeks now i do it weekly. Luckily ...
by platty252
Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Advice on books
Replies: 6
Views: 2847

Advice on books

Can anyone advise me on any good books on pleco.
Not so much quick reference books, but more indepth.
Ideal conditions, feeding,breeding ect.
Any advice will be greatly appreceated. D.
by platty252
Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Dublin
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Thanks for the welcome.
by platty252
Tue May 31, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Ro or declorenated tap water?
Replies: 12
Views: 3605

Ro or declorenated tap water?

I was woundering what is prefeared for keeping zebras. Ro water or tap water.
If Ro is used how dose this work. Do you mix with old tank water, tap water or chemicals.
How do you messure the pureity of the water and how pure should it be?
Thanks, Darren in Dublin.
by platty252
Tue May 31, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Dublin
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Hello from Dublin

Hello everyone and greeting from Dublin, Ireland. I have no Zebras "yet" but i need to learn a little more about them first. At the moment i breed Killi fish and keep a selection of other fish ( fat sleeper gobies, oto's, deworfe ornate, weather loaches, frogs etc.) and some tiger,lepord and sail fi...