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  1. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    My cousin is planning to purchase a red-eared slider hatching. Now, in order to keep algae growth in check, he wants to get an algae eating fish that has a fairly good chance of surviving if it's made to share a large tank (300 gallons or so) with a slider. Previous turtle forums I've browsed...
  2. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey All, Just wanted to say thanks to those that helped me get the right setup for our musk tank! I'm happy to say that we've now got a pair of musks which seem pretty happy! :) Here's some pics! I've a couple of questions now they've settled in, and the water goes through it's cycle: I'm...
  3. Fish Keeping
    Hiya, I have quite a number of odd thing in the tank. It's a size of a rice, it's hollow inside, white, but outside it's covered with green algae. Not sure if it's algae, worm, sponge or if it's good or bad. Can anyone guess from my description what it is? Will try to post picture tomorrow (too...
  4. Fish Keeping
    Hi, my hubby started a reef tank about 6 months ago. Now he's working away for another 3 months. I have my chore list of what to do, yet I didn't imagine I will have to fiddle with it on daily basis (which annoys me a little because I have child and lizzards and dog to look after too). I have no...
  5. Fish Keeping
    We have a big custom built fish pond in our garden (approx 12ft at the longest, by 6ft at the widest and about 3.5ft deep at the deepest point) which has been well established for about 5 years now. I think my dad said he worked out the capacity to be about 1000gallons being that the depth and...
  6. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I have had my turtle 4 almost 5 months now and the last few weeks I have been developing some kind of black algae online a lot of people have said it's overfeeding but I was told to feed his once a day everday adding a little more than you do as he grows, how much is recommended? I am hoping...
  7. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi guys, Having been interested in turtles for a while now and finally having a new home to have the space to house one ive decided after a good year or so of reading and just being a forum browser i have decided to go out and re-home a side neck turtle. I have been informed that she is a...
  8. Fish Keeping
    I am wanting to convert my unheated tank to heated so I can keep corydoras. First a few details about my tank. - 15 gallons - Bioflow mini filter - Currently unheated (temp around 22.5 degrees celsius) - Currently have 5 White cloud mountain minnows & 5 old danios - Latest water test results...
  9. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Two questions, Any advice would be welcomed. We set up an eheim 2217 filter two weeks ago, we also introduced some fish the next day. Since then we have developed a brown algae outbreak. We are cleaning it off the side and some if the rocks but haven't yet removed things and cleaned them. Will...
  10. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    My reeves turtle is about 6 months old. I feed him 2-3 pellets daily. I hope this is right. Also once a week I clean his tank and give him vitamins. However recently I have noticed green spots on his back, I took two pictures when I was cleaning his tank last. If anybody could look at them and...
  11. Fish Keeping
    Hello all! Im having a problem with algae in my setup. It's a tropical 3 ft tank with a uv tube. It's the algae that's in the water thatcim trying to get rid of. I've tried a binding chemical with cotton wool around my filter and an air stone which has worked before but it seems the algae has...
  12. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Anyone have any good tips on getting rid of algae from my musks tank, Ive had them 3 years now and have never had a problem with algae, until I moved their tank to the conservatory, thinking they would enjoy the extra light. Now im having to change the water every few days, but would rather...
  13. Fish Keeping
    We built our pond about 2 years ago and purchased a Fish Mate 5000 filter and fountain March-April 2011. Since then our pond has matured and we have loads of aquatic invertibrates and tadpoles. Nearly 2 months ago we purchased pond plants. In a couple of weeks we hope to stock Sarasa Comets and...
  14. Lizards
    what it is, is that i have a bit of bog wood from a old fish tank and if has a bit of algae on it i have got most of it off but some of it is too hard to get to. is algae dangerous to lizards/reptiles? thanks matt
  15. Fish Keeping
    just have to share this with you....i found it funny... my pleco is like addicted to algae discs...but he has picked up a bad habit of lying on his back eating them...well i put a algae disc in and he goes right to it..starte munching on it but gets so ingrosed in it he ends up lying on his...
  16. Amphibians
    Hi, My OH and I have two axolotls in a 4ft tank and are having big problems with rapid growing algae, it's even on the surface of the water. You can clean the glass and it'll be back in a couple of days, the sand and the logs are also covered in it. The tank is in our front room and opposite...
  17. Fish Keeping
    ok so i turned off my lights and only had them on 3-4 hours a night. This helped a little.... but not much. So i decided to have a look at fish available to withstand a malawi. Plecs are ok, i already have one that does nothing. But they are just too messy in a sand tank... so i bought 4...
  18. Fish Keeping
    ok need some suggestions - algae fast growing in my tank atm, green algae. Full of tufa/moon rock. Community is Malawais and one small plec. Substrate is coral sand. Someone suggest a decent hard working algae eater that wont get munched.... (have had previous luck with snails, might get them...
  19. Amphibians
    Can anyone give my sister any more advice than I have? She has 1x 4year ols Albino Clawed Frog whose tank goes green with algae within a couple of days of a water change - the gravel, ornaments and glass get covered :-( I've checked she's not over feeding; that's she's using water...
  20. Fish Keeping
    My neighbor today has given me their fish tanks as they have lost interest in their own fish. I also recived some rocks and a castle. However, they are covered in algae and muck. I was wondering if there is a way that I could clean them up. I have tried scrubbing but it's a very long and not...
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