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Yeah I appreciate it's not that simple, but it seems at least that most the bacteria are keeping up well with what they have to cope with.

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Did some more accurate measurements now I have the tank

It's it's pretty much bang on 3ft wide, 2ft tall and 2ft deep

Before I was Guessing a bit to just make it to approx the right volume, so now aqadvisor makes me at about 53% stocked when the current fish are moved.

Taken some pictures this is my really small tetra which I only see sometimes, and my biggest (maybe pregnant?) Tetra



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Wiggles wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 22:10 pm
Taken some pictures this is my really small tetra which I only see sometimes, and my biggest (maybe pregnant?) Tetra

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If talking about the Cardnal Tetra, yes I would suggest she full of eggs, just right for spawning.
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Si4geckos has successfully spawned and raised cardinals if you need some tips.

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Tbh I will only have one tank so no room for a separate tank for the fry etc so I'll probably just let nature take its course, see if any make it with no interference .

I imagine the rams might find the fry a bit tasty though

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Is your water hard or soft?

Needs to be soft, if it is soft feed lots of live foods.
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According to Welsh water my water is "slightly hard"


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That's almost soft! ;)
They do need it slightly softer I believe for the fry to survive, but it's certainly not out of the question.......

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Went away for a few nights, just got back and the Tetra still looks as rotund as when I left. Currently one Gourami down on my count so far :huh: unless it's just Hidden somewhere.

Everyone else is accounted for
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Started to look at all the stuff that came with the new tank, the sump especially is very dirty so going to need to clean it before think about anything else... However this is all easier said than done with a tank that weighs so much... Thinking about hooking up the return pump to a hose in the garage so I can have water flowing through it while I give it a scrub.

Tbh I'm slightly regretting my decision to get this tank even though it was a bargain, it's going to be a lot of work to get it cleaned, set up etc it's a bit overly complicated for what I want to be honest. Came with a a sunsun return pump, enheim heater, wave maker and controller and also a light controller and 2 tubes


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