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  1. Thanks!! Any other ideas/suggestions that I may not have thought of??
  2. Thanks!! I'll stick with black and/or Micky mouse mollies, tetras or wcmm, and Corys in that case. Adding them slowly, with my qt tank up and running too, of course!! I had thought of plecos, I had a bn with my Goldies a few years ago but she never touched the algae. I'll definitely get some more plants and gravel. Hidr, I remember you from when I was a regular in 2006/2007!! Lovely to see a familiar name
  3. Perhaps some otocinclus catfish?? Or are they too similar to Corys??
  4. Thanks. I was thinking of getting a few Corys so I'll get some gravel. I like Mollies and tetras. Would that be a good combo? Are there enough "levels" of fish there (top, middle and bottom of the tank) and do they all get along in the same temp?? What about some kind of algae eater? Thanks :)
  5. Hi there Well it's been a very long time since I last logged onto Kokos! I used to be a regular years ago! Hi to anyone who remembers me Have kept Goldies for nearly 10 years now but have just lost my last one So I'm left with a 30gal tank with a fully cycled filter which I'm keen to turn tropical for the first time ever!!! I've got a heater ready to go and the tank's got a few plants and driftwood. (But no gravel - do trops need a bit of gravel?) I'm wondering where to start and looking for stocking suggestions please! Ideally I'd like several pretty, bright coloured fish that are fairly easy for a new tropical keeper (but a seasoned Goldie keeper!)if possible. What would you do??
  6. thanks guys, i am doing regular water changes so yes i can still see the fish hehe! and now i have got used to the green i quite like the way it looks!!
  7. Before, when it was first set up. clear water, sparkly tank! Now, after a few very sunny months, having been put next to a big window! The fishies LOVE the green water!!
  8. aah he's cute, and that big tank is lovely!
  9. thanks Koko - I was just worried that it would hurt or compete with the nitrafying bacteria that i've spent so long cultivating in my filters! But if it's not harmful to the filter then I wont take any measures to prevent it occuring in the tank
  10. Hi As you might have seen from my other thread, i am at the end stages of cycling my tank (ammonia 0, nitrites 1, nitrates 20) however, my tank is by a big window and is getting a lot of sunlight. so far all this has meant is that i've had to keep spot cleaning the brown algae as it's growing a lot on the tank, but today doing a water change i noticed that the water is actually now getting cloudy and green. I dont now what do to! I have had a green water tank before and it was amazing, my fish grew so much and were clearly nourished by the green water. So i'd love to let it go green and benefit my two goldies. But I have 2 filters going in this tank and I have SO nearly got my cycle finished - will green water kill my cycle? in my old green tank i didnt have a filter, just an air pump, as the green algae acts as a filter. Can i keep my filters going and will the bacteria survive??? i suppose if i dont want the green water i will have to keep changing the water even more frequently!! Any suggestions? thanks!!
  11. I use their equipment - my filters, sponges, airpumps etc are old but I'm pretty sure they are from Interpet. nothing wrong with thier products, been working perfectly well for 6 years now! I haven't used much from their chemical range although it is such a common brand in UK pet shops that if I ever needed ick treatment I'd probably buy their one.
  12. Hi again Right Ammonia is now 0!! woo hoo! Before water change: Nitrites = 2 Nitrates = 20 After a big change Nitrites are down to 1 so I'll prob need to keep changing the water fairly frequently to keep them down below 2. Fish are still happy - Zeb's lost all his black apart from his moustache and they are both eating and swimming happily
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