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Lovely VM the WCMM's look in really good condition.

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They are looking good. :)
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Looking really nice :)
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Looking great! Bet they are loving the live plants.
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Thanks everyone. It's nice to see a more natural tank each day! The gH seems to be behaving as expected too so we're now at 7dgH. One more increase to a definite 8 and we'll be all set. The girls will have birthday money these next couple of months to spend on fish if they like.

Down to 12 chili's in the tank. Saw one last night lurking at substrate level, pale and gasping. Sadly floating this morning. The ones I can find (damn that flourishing Amazon sword!) look good.

I had a good friend visiting today. She lives 2.5 hours away so we've actually not seen each other in about 18 months. But she made it up and admired the tank. They have what sounds like a Fluval of maybe 60L. Bad design as they've had a few jumpers! What amazed me was that she couldn't say exactly what fish they had. With prompting she could say Harleys and a couple of Otto....baffles me that someone can keep a pet but not know what kind it is (wouldn't happen with a dog!).
Starting over July 2020
29L kitchen tank: sand, some planting. Cycle started 26/06/2029
Fluval flex 57L: fully planted with any luck!
Soft soft water.
Previous owner of a 240 Roma with breeding rummynose tetra 🥰

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Hello!
Been a few weeks but I'm back. Sadly only the minnow tank remains but the 240L and all occupants went to a local fish keeper as a complete set-up. He's experienced and made the whole thing go a little less painfully. He even messaged the next few days to let me know they were OK and sent a photo. He'll also do me a good deal if I'm ever in a situation to set up again.
Sadly that won't happen for now. I've moved me and my boy into a 2 bedroom council flat (3 weeks from applying to getting the keys so can't complain!). We've been here 2 weeks now and starting to feel a bit more like home. But no space for a large tank and couldn't afford to run it anyway as I'm on Universal Credit with a pre-pay meter! However, the minnows all survived the move and I'm arguing with the girls over whether to get endlers or guppies to join them! The girls can't stay over as much (we're sharing a bedroom) but we're in the same town now so they come after school 3 days a week.
The move was a bit scary as I stupidly moved all the nets into the new place before the tank (I was doing a car load here and there, with toddler underfoot as it was his nursery half term!). But I jugged 3 of them and #4 just had to stay in the tank in an inch or so of water. I managed to transfer around 20L of their own water with us so that helped. Water here is virtually identical so all has gone well and we're now totally switched over to local supply. Bonus is that it's a combi boiler so no more boiling kettles to warm the buckets to the right temperature!
Still hardening the water to 8gH for whatever species we go for in the end. Might look this weekend at the garden centre.
So; still here, still fish keeping!
Starting over July 2020
29L kitchen tank: sand, some planting. Cycle started 26/06/2029
Fluval flex 57L: fully planted with any luck!
Soft soft water.
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Glad to hear your ok VM, i was wondering if you were ok the other day strangely enough :)
Also glad the fish are ok and you found a home for the big tank. I had to look up the universal credit thing, as soon as i seen my brain just went “oohh! That load of ......” :D
Anyway glad to see you back :)
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Glad to hear you're getting sorted, and that the fish are ok. ;) :D
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Nice to hear from you VM! Been wondering how you’ve been getting on.

Hope you settle in to your new place - glad they council came up trumps and got you somewhere quickly.

Take care x


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Good to see you on here again Stacey, you have been missed. Glad you are starting to get settled again. Sad about the tank that had to go though. :(  

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