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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. Hidr, I agree that it doesn't look like hole in the head disease. It is a very clean wound. Mikey, my parameters are 0,0 and less than 20ppm. Tank size 65 gallons, 25 degrees C. 2 x large Eheim Ecco canister filters. Prime used as water treatment. No meds added. Fish fed on veggie and tuna gel foods.
  3. Hello Mikey, thanks for answering. My parameters are all good. It do not believe that it is a water quality issue. Hidr, I always check under the Mopani wood when I move the pieces for gravel cleaning. There are no ornaments in the tank. I was worried that the gravel may have done it if he was under the wood when I moved it.
  4. Hey guys, one of my bristle nose plecs has a large gaping hole behind its right eye. Julie noticed after I did a water change yesterday. I have added a picture. Anyone seen this before ? Thanks
  5. 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
  6. For the time being I still have my tropicals though and will still drop in to Koko's every now and again.
  7. 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.
  8. £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.
  9. 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 ?
  10. If you are going to do a water change do a large water change, your fish will thank you for it
  11. 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.
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