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Post by MarcG on 19/1/2012, 18:02

thats also what i do kevin
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Post by Guest on 19/1/2012, 22:21

Teesside koi was good, quite alot of stock but its all the same, 5 tanks full of albino kribs, looked really nice.

Peter Barrets proper pissed me off, went in for a test kit and they said they had none left and wont be getting no more stock. I queried their customer service and informed them I knew their boss (general manager) their tune changed but still useless.

Ended up back at paddock farm n treat myself to some pearl danio's, which are now very active in the tank.

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Post by mrsbiffster on 20/1/2012, 01:23

Good choice of fish. Why not get some harlequins, glowlight tetras or some lemon tetras.

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Post by k3vinjam3s on 20/1/2012, 06:51

Get a test kit off ebay, loads cheaper. Peter barrets are soon to be maidenhead aquatics so can understand them running their stock down. Might be having some good offers on if they need to shift the stock before the take over so keep an eye out. Out of curiousity who was the bad member of staff? I don't get on with one of the dudes there either.
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Post by blooper on 20/1/2012, 09:17

i bet it was one of the older guys ones very friendly the others just ignorant think he knows it all

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Post by k3vinjam3s on 20/1/2012, 10:16

Yep, two old men, one tall grey hair, lovely fella. One shorter, grey hair and a tool!
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Post by Guest on 20/1/2012, 14:00

Short grey hair, Jack the lad and the other lad was young (curly hair) looked like screech from saved by the bell lol

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Post by Guest on 24/1/2012, 08:18

Things are really starting to get moving now. Visited Mick on monday and got some lovely cory's bronze and peppered, sure theirs at least one female in each group of three (think i'll invest in another female of each).

Thanks to dude 👍 who didn't take all Mick's fish I ended up back on tuesday night after work and collected the small Red-tailed black shark (I defo need a mick-o-meter as my small is different to micks and I like the idea of saying to our lass, it's only small and bringing a monster home lol) and the worlds smallest clown loach. Which is now confused to what it actually is as its swimming with a shoal of tiger barbs lol it seems fairly happy so lets leave it be.

Todays plan is to try and get my hands on some slate so that I can start to build a structure comprising of breeding sections and tunnels for all different fish that need them. How high do you recon its worth going? bare in mind its going to be one solid structure as I'm going to bond it together.

I'll load some photo's up tonight.

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Post by Guest on 4/2/2012, 09:14

Sorry for the delay in posting but I've been busy with other things, here's an upto date image of where we are at.


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Post by Guest on 5/2/2012, 09:55

looks well what with the slate and the background mate, but where are the bristlenoses??? and that massive clown loach???
nice work richard

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Post by ado_boro on 5/2/2012, 10:33

Looking good! You gonna get some plants?
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Post by Guest on 5/2/2012, 11:34

Yeh I'm wanting to go ahead with some plants next, been looking at a dennerle Co2 system, but stumbled across an arcadia over tank 54w 4tube unit which i couldnt resist on the cheap. So having to put it back slightly now.

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Post by Guest on 8/2/2012, 12:10

Going to collect the Over Tank Luminaire tomorrow. However I believe its hung from the ceiling and doesn't have the brackets at the side to hold in to the tank. If this is the case I will advertise it for what I paid for it....VERY CHEAP....and I'll just swallow the cost of the fuel.

The baby Bristlenose's are getting more active, however I can only find two of the L144's but can find all 3 of the larger brown ones that I got off Kev.

I've got some tank maintenance planned for this afternoon, when I get back from the Hospital. So will update with stats and if I've found the other L144 in the external.

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Post by Guest on 11/2/2012, 22:28

Need some more help folks with my gone mad project which was designed to be a small feature of the house which is taking over lol.

With my recent purchase of a ceiling hung over tank arcadia luminaire, I now need to replace a couple of tubes. Currently it has two bright white (marine) tube and two marine blues, of which one of the blues is shot and need replacing. Am I ok to use the marine whites and replace the worn out tube? My other thoughts were will they be good enough or too good for my community? Other than that I'm starting to stock plants and I've heard of Pink tubes, what are they?

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Post by Ian on 11/2/2012, 23:56

pinks are tropical plant growth tubes they help with plant growth not always as bright as the marine whites but help grow your plants they all are ok with your fish i quite like the marine tubes the lights are a bit more harsh but that works with the structure like slate in your tank and the blue tubes bring out the colours in the fish but so far your tank is looking really good

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Post by Guest on 12/2/2012, 08:40

So would yo suggest just to buy one pink tube? Or should I get more with paddock having the offer?

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Post by D13H4RD on 12/2/2012, 08:43

mick the fish wrote:normally the same price
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if you get 30 posts on here you get 10% off at paddoxs

Yup I mentioned the forum yesterday and they gave me 10% discount : )
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Post by Guest on 12/2/2012, 09:12

Paddock are running an event this weekend. Basically a 25% saving for people who bought light stock, I think it's mainly Arcadia and JBL that are in the offer. There's a topic on here about it (special announcement - I'm sure the topic is called) if your interested.

I really don't know whether to just get on tube as that's wat I need or get a couple to take advantage.

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Post by ado_boro on 12/2/2012, 16:46

Have you managed to set the new light unit up then? Would be cool to see.
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Post by Ian on 12/2/2012, 21:47

have a lok see what effect the ones they have maybe ask james or who ever to show you the different types

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Post by Guest on 12/2/2012, 22:13

No haven't had chance as of yet with work, nappies, feeding, cleaning and cooking thats needed doing. I really dont know whether to directly hang it from the ceiling or put a shelf up and drill through it, run the cables and secure it with a pin. Has anyone used one before that could advise? Still need to sort the tubes out as I just haven't had 5mins to look.....driving me insain

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Post by Guest on 21/2/2012, 15:50

Light has been put on standby for now. Just needing to spend the time to find out where the joists are in the roof.

Big move foreward stock wise now:
6 Odessa Barbs
4 Angles (2 Golden, 2 Blue)
9 Pearl Danio's
6 Bronze Cory's
6 Peppered Cory's - Currently for sale in classfield
2 Clown Loach
Red Tail Black Shark - Currently for sale in classfield
Male Fighter
3 Common Bristlenose
3 (L144 Lemon) Bristlenose

And tonight I get my new addition 6 Sterbai Cory's plus a load of chunky slate - Things are going to look great.

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Post by D13H4RD on 21/2/2012, 16:17

Sounds great matey Very Happy
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Post by Guest on 18/5/2012, 20:53

****Update****

Tank has been massively neglected over that last few weeks, but I suppose it is helping it mature. The good news is something must be right because my pure gold Koi Angle and my Black and Blue Angle have laid eggs and have successfully laid eggs.

Typically I have to strip the tank next week in order to move house. Wonder if many will survive?

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Post by Guest on 14/10/2012, 21:51

Its been a long time since I updated this...Heres some upto date photos of what Im Stocking:




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