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Forum: UK/Europe 01-12-17, 15:07
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Posted By Pete
Pier Aquatics

Just for interest for UK people this shop is still as good as ever
I made the trip up the other day for some barbs for the community tank but had a good look at the plecos
They had a good...
Forum: Tropical Fish Chat 15-08-17, 03:07
Replies: 7
Views: 4,411
Posted By Pete
Hope the tank is going ok Just to add if you...

Hope the tank is going ok
Just to add if you don't want to use normal plants java moss is very easy to grow and really helps water quality mine grows like mad and have to keep trimming it
Forum: Feeding your Pleco 15-08-17, 02:53
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By Pete
Hi I'm not sure about balsa wood but I'm the UK...

Hi I'm not sure about balsa wood but I'm the UK we get two types of imported bogwood for aquarium use mopani which is a very hard wood which isn't really eaten by my panaques and a softer dark wood...
Forum: Pleco Chat 15-08-17, 02:45
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By Pete
I'm not familiar with pitbull plecos never kept...

I'm not familiar with pitbull plecos never kept them but the only thing I thought was that the pitbull pleco may compete for the algae in the tank that the ottos eat as far as I know algae from...
Forum: Inverts 15-08-17, 02:34
Replies: 14
Views: 8,177
Posted By Pete
Thanks very much I'm pleased how it's going the...

Thanks very much I'm pleased how it's going the Plecos are doing well too grown to a good size now :clap:
Forum: Aquarium and set up/issues 06-08-17, 20:06
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Pete
I assume that as you are mixing RO and HMA water...

I assume that as you are mixing RO and HMA water that you don't have to add any mineral powders to your water to get the right TDS
I found when I was using RO it was sometimes difficult to get a...
Forum: Aquarium and set up/issues 06-08-17, 20:02
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Pete
Hi Chris sounds good I'm lucky that the water out...

Hi Chris sounds good I'm lucky that the water out of the tap here in north wales is the correct hardness
Forum: Aquarium and set up/issues 05-08-17, 23:45
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Pete
Now using HMA instead of RO water

Hello everyone is anyone still using RO water or do most people now use HMA ?nearly 3 years ago I changed my water for adding to the tank from RO with added minerals ect to HMA
Thought I'd post a...
Forum: Inverts 05-08-17, 22:39
Replies: 14
Views: 8,177
Posted By Pete
Hi really sorry I missed this post I haven't...

Hi really sorry I missed this post
I haven't got any other shrimp my other tank has barbs so shrimps would not be a good idea
I noticed today that the amano shrimps are still alive which is...
Forum: Inverts 16-09-16, 19:09
Replies: 14
Views: 8,177
Posted By Pete
Thanks yes amazing :clap:

Thanks yes amazing :clap:
Forum: New Members 24-08-16, 08:50
Replies: 4
Hi
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Posted By Pete
Thanks Chris :)

Thanks Chris :)
Forum: New Members 23-08-16, 17:01
Replies: 4
Hi
Views: 799
Posted By Pete
Hi

Hello I'm not really a new member but a lapsed one
The last time that I posted was 2012 sorry about that
For some reason I thought that the forum had folded but just found it again by accident...
Forum: Inverts 23-08-16, 16:57
Replies: 14
Views: 8,177
Posted By Pete
Hello I've just found the forum again I thought...

Hello I've just found the forum again I thought that it had folded glad that it's still going strong
The amano shrimps are still alive and well
Judging from my original post the amanos must be 8...
Forum: Aquarium and set up/issues 23-08-14, 22:04
Replies: 26
Views: 18,802
Posted By Pete
Just realised that this is an old thread ! ...

Just realised that this is an old thread !
never mind:)
I have had the ex1200 for a few years and until recently its been fine apart from a leaking tap housing a couple of years ago
but now its...
Forum: Aquarium and set up/issues 23-08-14, 21:54
Replies: 26
Views: 18,802
Posted By Pete
Mine has started leaking too I've ordered an...

Mine has started leaking too
I've ordered an Eheim 2217 can't chance it dumping water all inside tbe cabinet
I have had it for quite a while and its been fine, just took it apart to replace a...
Forum: Tropical Fish Chat 23-04-14, 23:54
Replies: 4
Views: 2,759
Posted By Pete
Still feeding spinach at least twice every week ...

Still feeding spinach at least twice every week
The barbs seem to be doing well on it
I have noticed that the plecs don't seem to bother with it they want more solid food I guess but it's not left...
Forum: Pleco Chat 23-03-14, 05:25
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By Pete
I haven't measured him exactly but think he's...

I haven't measured him exactly but think he's about 7inches maybe a bit more:)
Forum: Pleco Chat 23-03-14, 04:48
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By Pete
Hi I've had mine for a while now not sure exactly...

Hi I've had mine for a while now not sure exactly but about the same time as this site started
Was tiny when I got him but is fully grown now still a stunning fish yellow spots on a black background...
Forum: Tropical Fish Chat 12-12-13, 23:21
Replies: 4
Views: 2,759
Posted By Pete
Yes just boiled it for a minute:)

Yes just boiled it for a minute:)
Forum: Tropical Fish Chat 12-12-13, 20:46
Replies: 4
Views: 2,759
Posted By Pete
tried spinach today

Tried something new today fed our barbs and tetras spinach they loved it :clap:

I have been giving them the frozen veggie food cubes occasionally but can no longer get it so tried spinach

Just...
Forum: Aquarium and set up/issues 12-12-13, 20:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By Pete
Thanks Darrel that explains it :) thanks for...

Thanks Darrel that explains it :)
thanks for the links as well:clap:
Think you are right they probably added a small amount of salt as a preventative
In the first link its uncanny finding a...
Forum: Aquarium and set up/issues 12-12-13, 15:49
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By Pete
is a TDS reading of 800 unusual?

Hi I've noticed that the water at my local fish shop has a far higher TDS level than my tap water even though its only a mile away from home
I have been getting some new fish lately from our local...
Forum: Aquarium and set up/issues 30-11-13, 16:54
Replies: 1
Views: 1,038
Posted By Pete
that's amazing :clap: very fast water flow

that's amazing :clap:
very fast water flow
Forum: Aquarium and set up/issues 25-11-13, 11:15
Replies: 3
Views: 1,751
Posted By Pete
thanks for posting very interesting :) Its a...

thanks for posting very interesting :)
Its a real shame that LFS still sell gibbies I wish they didn't as most people are not equipped to house them when they grow up
our local pets at home still...
Forum: Aquarium and set up/issues 25-11-13, 11:03
Replies: 12
Views: 2,742
Posted By Pete
I'm on my second ebay TDS pen they work very well...

I'm on my second ebay TDS pen they work very well just don't drop it in the tank:lol:
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