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  1. That would not be a permanent solution. If you have algae on your plants it is because the conditions are perfect for the algae to grow. Your tank is probably receiving too much light. You could cover your tank with a blanket for 3 days, leave the light off for that period. Once you take the blanket off all the algae should be gone
  2. Unfortunately, i didn't hear back the last time that i emailed. I tried to get hold of the vet that works with the Kusuri UK products. No response as yet
  3. For the time being I still have my tropicals though and will still drop in to Koko's every now and again.
  4. For Scottish members. I have an Aqualantis 150 Litre Cube tank (39 US Gallons) plus Eheim Air pump and 2 air difussers for sale for £150. I also have an Eheim Pro III 2080 Canister filter for sale, this has a max flow rate of 1700 lph but with media fitted 1210 lph. Filter comes with all media and tubing. £150 also. These are pick up only. PM me for more details. Alistair.
  5. £20 is not really going to be enough for a goldfish filter, even if you can get one second hand. You could try ebay or gumtree for a second hand one. I would recommend Eheim, Rena or Fluval. The stingray filter i would avoid, they really aren't designed for goldfish although some filtration is always going to be better than none.
  6. The only thing that stands out to me is that you are underfiltered. With an Eheim caninster i would suggest that you are processing your whole tank 4-6 times per hour. I don't think that your filter is capable of any more than 2 times per hour and that is being generous. If you can leave your water for 3 weeks and still have a reading of 0,0,40 i am beyond impressed. Also can i ask why you remove your fish for a water change ? 4 inches of gravel is quite alot. Do you dig in to it with each water change ?
  7. If you are going to do a water change do a large water change, your fish will thank you for it
  8. I stand by my original post. Perhaps using "Die off" was the wrong choice of words. I was trying provide a simple answer to the question in a way that it would be easy to understand. Not everyone (myself included) has a degree in biology.
  9. Did you add the bit about feet on later ? The leeches i had definately didn't have feet
  10. Could it be a small fresh water leech ? I had 2 hitch a ride in buried deep inside moss balls. They can be tricky to catch.
  11. In an large outdoor eco system like a lake or large pond i can see this being a big factor. However, in a small artificial eco system like an indoor tank i can't see the difference between and newly cycled filter and a long running one. If the newly cycled filter is for example keeping a 60 gallon tank with 4 fancy goldfish at 0, 0, <20 each week then 2 years later that same filter is keeping the same tank 0, 0, <20 is it really so much better due to the fact that it is well established ?
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