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Post by timmy74 on 15/2/2012, 18:43

now i normally put cucumbers in for me plecs but the other fish (guppies) seem to be eating it too. does this mean im not feeding the fish enough?

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Post by Ian on 15/2/2012, 19:01

no mate the guppies wont eat that much were the plecs will strip it to the skin just remember to take it out when its striped or it will go funny and soil the tank

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Post by D13H4RD on 15/2/2012, 19:04

Yer it will make your water go cloudy Shocked
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Post by Guest on 15/2/2012, 20:28

I think thats the problem I have at the minute, how do I remove the cloudiness?

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Post by timmy74 on 15/2/2012, 20:32

ive removed the green skin off my last bits and dropped it in. the guppys are picking at em too like.

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Post by D13H4RD on 15/2/2012, 20:36

I've used accuclear in the past, seems to work well. You could do a couple of big water changes over 3-4 days. That should clear it up Very Happy
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Post by Guest on 15/2/2012, 20:37

I've give that a go.....ps are you guys aware of the live chat box at the bottom of the main forum page?

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Post by D13H4RD on 15/2/2012, 20:40

Yer not gave it a go yet like Embarassed
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Post by Guest on 15/2/2012, 20:45

Theres a load of people on i'd get yourself on.....sorry for high jacking the treat, back to topic....

So you recon I could use a clearing solution or some big water changes to clear my tank?

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Post by ado_boro on 15/2/2012, 20:49

It could be a bacteria bloom, they usually clear them selves in a couple of days. Often happens shortly after adding things like stress zyme etc.
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Post by Guest on 15/2/2012, 20:58

Its been there about 12days lol

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Post by ado_boro on 15/2/2012, 21:04

Haha well can't be that then, are your water parimiters ok? Do you have any fish that like to sift the sand allot.
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Post by Guest on 15/2/2012, 21:13

No not really, no fish that are digging, I havn't check the parameters for about 3weeks, I've neglected it really. I'm doing maintenance in the morning tho so will check then.

Plus have n fish with issues

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Post by Enigma on 29/2/2012, 10:09

I give my plec cucumber regularly and it's never caused my water to go cloudy. I always remove it once the fish have had their fill of it. Almost all my fish like to have a nibble on it but as Mick said, they literally just nibble, the plec strips it clean

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Post by D13H4RD on 29/2/2012, 10:55

The reason it don`t go cloudy, is cos you are removing it when they have had their fill (Which is what you should do) Very Happy
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Post by Enigma on 29/2/2012, 11:16

yeah i know, just an earlier post mentioned people getting cloudiness from it

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Post by Tjknox on 4/3/2012, 23:22

I put cucumber in my tanks, the plecs don't seem to be too fussed, the other fish seem to have a pic at it instead

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Post by timmy74 on 5/3/2012, 20:58

Yeah mine like it like, the baby plecs are feeding on em too.

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Post by Guest on 5/3/2012, 21:52

if your water's getting cloudy try courgette instead sold in aldi very reasonable and has a lower water content mind you should never leave veg in too long as any veg will foul the water eventually

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Post by timmy74 on 5/3/2012, 21:57

had a look in aldi today mate couldnt get any.

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Post by timmy74 on 5/3/2012, 21:58

i know a few gardeners im gunna ask em if i can have any disfigured courgettes, cucmbers etc.. what else will they feed on?

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Post by Enigma on 5/3/2012, 22:43

I managed to find some in Asda today. Im also told tesco and Morrisons are selling them

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