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Post by MarcG on 11/12/2011, 23:13

Hopefully thats the problem so you can solve it mrs biff.
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Post by carpguru on 13/12/2011, 20:02

as you all know i have been having a touch
of bother well got my filter still running in another
tank so will have a mature filter and hopefully
my other one will be well on its way so i'm resetting
my first tank up with sand as a substrate and when
i get everything moved in to there i will rip my other
tank down and do that with sand as well i will let you
know i get on
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Post by MarcG on 13/12/2011, 20:21

Good biff this should end your bad luck Very Happy
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Post by carpguru on 13/12/2011, 20:38

hope so Mr G other wise i will be very angry
slow start this time more plants less co2
and see how it goes mind you the pH was
reading right so there cant of been to much
co2 but once more
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Post by MarcG on 13/12/2011, 20:46

Dont blame you id be angry too. All the work then these random things happen.
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Post by carpguru on 13/12/2011, 20:56

cheers mr G and all the others that have
been giving word of encouragement
its just starting a fresh
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Post by mrsbiffster on 14/12/2011, 02:51

I have never had so much bad luck with starting up again. I've washed some sand and put a good layer in about 2". I've filled the tank up with cold water through the HMA filter. Put the heater back in and the filter plus a piece of bogwood and redwood which is floating. I'm not going to be in a hurry to put fish in at the moment as i'm a bit apprehensive of buying fish.

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Post by MarcG on 14/12/2011, 08:46

Ilike starting fresh every so often. Also keeps me intrested thinking what aquascape to have etc.
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Post by carpguru on 14/12/2011, 10:36

well the bog wood is still floating :atomic:
so i dont think plants and fish will be going
in today looks like our lass will be getting the
drill out and brass screws and we will be sorting
some slate
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Post by carpguru on 25/12/2011, 12:41

well all my tanks now seem to have settled
with water changes and fannying about
they are all looking ok now so might think
about putting a bit more stock in after the new year
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Post by Fish dude on 25/12/2011, 12:47

Good to know Smile
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Post by carpguru on 25/12/2011, 13:20

it is will stock very very slowly
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Post by Fish dude on 25/12/2011, 13:53

wat you putting in it
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Post by Guest on 25/12/2011, 14:30

would you like to try it with 4 juvenile plattys mate? can oblige when you're ready like

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Post by carpguru on 25/12/2011, 14:35

some plattys and two bristle nose cats
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Post by mrsbiffster on 26/12/2011, 02:35

Bristle noses would be nice in both tanks. The stats are back to normal which i'm glad about. The tanks badly need a clean up crew.

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Post by carpguru on 26/12/2011, 10:58

cheers ian i will take you up on that
but we need to do some water changes
and things first
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