01/12/2012 07:48:00 AM
In the Big Tank now, I had Fish Fighting a lot of the Time, at that Time I was not Sure why this was Happening!
I had a Aulonocara Tangerine Beaten up very Badly, so I moved that out of the Tank, I also had a Peacock, Fighting all comers, this was Strange as it was a very quiet Cichlid, plus as usual the 3 Auratus were Fighting each other!
The Tangerine Cichlid was floating Upside-Down for 60 Hours, I treated it, but I was sure it would Die, but it didn't, and it is doing Great now, 2 Months l [..]
01/09/2012 08:23:00 AM
If you have Read my Previous Posts, you will know I had 6 Salousi Cichlids in my Tank, 2 Male and 4 Females, these were my Original Cichlids!
One of the Males was the Boss of my Tank (I had about 25 Fish in there), the other Male I called the "Underdog" they were Lovely Fish, but over the time, the Female's Changed from a Lovely Bright Orange to a Dirty Brown in Colour!
I tried to find out the Cause, but as usual in Fish Keeping "Everybody tells you Differently" So I have come to the conclus [..]
12/16/2011 07:34:00 AM
As I have mentioned in my Previous Posts, I have had a Problem with a Cloudy Tank of Late!
I have tried many Different things to Cure it, one thing I had not tried and thought of "Did I have too many Cichlids/Fishes in the Corner Unit Tank" but around the same time, I had an Illness amongst a few the Cichlids, it was Malawi Bloat or Hole-in-Head (or Both) Disease (I checked this out Online)!
This incidentally was the First Time I had something wrong with the Cichlids, whatsoever, so it was Ha [..]
12/08/2011 07:21:00 AM
As I said in Previous Post, during Last Summer I knew I had to go into Hospital around Early September time, so during the early Summer I started to experiment with Changing the Tank Waters!
At an Earlier point I was Changing about 20% of the Water Every Week and having a good Clean-Out every 2 weeks, but with the Hospital date coming up, I started Changing the water Less and Less.
The Reason behind this was, when I came out of the Hospital, I knew I would not be able to use my Left Arm for a [..]
11/29/2011 07:18:00 AM
Carrying on from my Previous Post, I had a bit of Money given to me from My kids and grand-kids for Father's day, so I decided to buy a Few things from Ebay for the Fish!
I had about ¬£40, so I brought about 6 different kinds of Fish Food (Flake, Pellets for Cichlids and Plecs, Sticks and Wafers), some Filter Pads (Wool and Carbon) and a twin Pack of Aqua Plus and Cycle.
Fish Keeping is Quite Expensive and All these purchases soon mount up, so I decided to keep a List of everything I Spend [..]
11/15/2011 06:33:00 AM
On 19th June it was Father's Day, so of course, I had a Few presents off my Kid's and Grand-Kids, the Wife said she would Buy me some New Cichlid's for the Tank.
So we went to One of the Better Tropical Shop's in Norfolk, UK, thats Swallow Aquatics in East Harling, Norfolk, that's about 43 Miles from where we Live, so about an Hour's Journey!
It's a Great Place with Plenty of Choice in Fish and Everything Else concerning Fish-Keeping!
They had a Great Selection of Cichlid's, the only Complai [..]
07/29/2011 13:49:00 PM
After about 4 Weeks in the tank, I decided to Buy some baby Cichlids to go with the Cory's, I knew the Smaller Cichlids wouldn't be Bulling them, I brought 2 OB peacocks and 3 Kingsizei, I again got them from Adam of Reedham.
The Male Kingsizei can be a Lovely Shade of Pale Blue in colour, although when Small, they have hardly any Colour (same as the females)!
They all got on Fine in the tank together and No Fighting!
One day I was looking around my Local tropical Shop, when I saw what I t [..]
06/22/2011 14:08:00 PM
I had 4 Cory's in the Tank, which the Cichlids seemed to get on with, but after about 3 Months I noticed the Cory's had little pieces of their Fins missing, so it was about time I got a Smaller tank, in case of Emergencies, such as the Cichlids Picki
05/06/2011 08:17:00 AM
I got 13 Cichlids from Adam in Reedham (for ¬£20) on that Saturday Afternoon, which was a Great bargain, the Fish were:
Sp 44 x 2, Bumblebees x 2, Aurtaus x 3, Avlonocara Tangerine x 3, Hap Electra x 3.
All were roughly a couple of inches in leng
04/08/2011 08:57:00 AM
The Tank has been Running on the Fluval 205 External Filter and an Fluval U3 Internal Filter for about 3 Weeks now, and everything was Fine, I have been Lucky so far, the Tank has only ever been Cloudy very occasionally and never stays Cloudy for lon
03/25/2011 14:55:00 PM
I gave my external Fluval 205 Filter a partial clean for the First Time after that had been going for about 1 Month, I did this at the same time a did a Small water change, so I could Clean it with water which I gotten out of Tank, I only
03/14/2011 14:07:00 PM
After about 1 week with the Tank Running with about 14 Fishes, you need to start cleaning up after the Fish, as I said previously, I brought a gravel Cleaner which you worked by hand, this turned out to be no Good, so I brought a Battery Operated one
03/03/2011 14:00:00 PM
After the Tank had been running just over 3 Weeks, got my First Cichlids and a Couple of Small Plecs, I got these from a Friend I had met Online, I had visited his House before to see his Tanks/ Fish (please see Page, at top) and to ask him a few Que
02/25/2011 09:13:00 AM
After a Week of the Tank running, I had used both Nutrafin Aqua Plus and Cycle Medications, I thought I would buy my First Fish, it was a Large Plec!
It was a bit Bigger than the one I thought I had brought, but he was the First Fish, so I alwa
02/23/2011 12:35:00 PM
Everything was Ready to go and all sockets were plugged in, I used an Upright 10 Gang Socket Column, which was placed in Fish Tank cabinet, right at the Back!
I Turned on the Electric, and Whoosh, the External Filter started to fill up, this takes
02/15/2011 13:14:00 PM
After I rinsed with Water the External Filter and all its Parts and Media , it was putting it all back together, then I put it in its place under the Tank in the Unit, it seemed fairly straight forward, connecting the Inlet and Outlet Hos
02/08/2011 08:45:00 AM
Things were going Great, the next thing I had to do was wash 2 x 25 kg Bags of Coral Sand, I had worked out, with Advice from what I had read on Forums, that I would need about 30 kg of Coral Sand!
This is a long tedious job, washing the Sand, I us
02/04/2011 13:26:00 PM
Around 12/01/2011, I Telephoned ArkOnline to ask when was the Coral Sand coming, they said it would be there the Following Monday 17/01/2011, A full 10 days after Tank had arrived!
So I had to wait until the following Monday,I had no choice!
02/01/2011 09:07:00 AM
The Day after I started putting the Fish Tank Unit together, I finished it off, it took about another half an hour, but then I had to Mend the Broken Plastic Lug.
How I did this was, I made the hole a bit bigger where the Plastic Lug went, and put
01/30/2011 03:41:00 AM
The Tank arrived on 07/01/2011 @ 4pm, as ArkOnline said it would, there was only one Problem, the Driver said "No Coral Sand" it would be Delivered the following Week, this meant I couldn't get the Tank Set-Up yet!
I was a bit Jarred off by this, a
01/25/2011 08:46:00 AM
On 07/01/2011 the Tank was Arriving, but before that arrives, I had been Busy on Internet looking for People in our Area Selling Items Related to Fish and Fish Tanks (I Needed some Rocks, Bog Wood, Plants, Ornaments, etc etc) I found a Few and
01/20/2011 13:25:00 PM
As I said in Previously, I joined a few Forums/Fish Websites, This is the Best Way to go for Advice etc, speak to People who have Fish, most of them are only to willing to Share their Knowledge, I have found one or two People through this way and the
01/17/2011 14:00:00 PM
I Finally Ordered the New Tank (Fluval Venezia 190) on 02/01/2011, I got it from Ark Online Superstore (in Kent), I also brought a few more items, including 2 Bags of Coral Sand, a Scenery for the back of the Tank, mine was a large p
01/13/2011 07:27:00 AM
The First Corner Unit to Interest me was the "Juwel Trigon 190" they worked out at about ¬£480, but this included Filter, Pump, lighting System and Heater, it also had Free Postage, but for that sort of Money, it should be Free!
I searched the Inte
01/11/2011 10:48:00 AM
This Past Christmas, Present wise, all I asked for off the Family was Cash, this was for my New Tank, It was a Simple and Short Christmas, I think I had 3 Presents to open, the Rest being Cash Envelopes!
I knew I wanted a Brand-New Tank (and not Se
01/07/2011 08:49:00 AM
I believe My First Tank came to an End Early 1978, this was the Year I got Married and left Home, so I packed up the Tank and put it in Storage!
We did not have our First Home together until 1979, thats when I got my Tank out of Storage and took it
01/04/2011 10:25:00 AM
I have had Tropical Fish on and off since about 1973!
I Remember my Father had a Fish Tank built in to his Drinks Bar and another in the Middle Room, this must have been around 1973 Time, so I suppose I must have got the Attraction to Tropical Fish