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Started by Wildfisher, August 07, 2023, 11:26:08 AM

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Wildfisher

Quote from: Fishtales on August 12, 2023, 08:58:31 PMNothing really new in that. I have run tanks with no filters over the years. I also have had tanks with potting compost under the gravel, plant growth was through the roof :) I also add dried leaves to the tanks that I collect through the autumn which slowly dissolve into the water.

Exactly what the modern whippersnappers are doing Sandy. Looks like  you were well ahead of the game.

Wildfisher

After days of research I think I'll order one of these to get started. 150 ltr. Not a bad deal and a complete kit. Bear in mind I have no gear at all. I could fit 2 of these into my living room but will start with one.

https://aquacadabra.com/collections/tank-only/products/superfish-start-150-tropical-aquarium-kits?variant=32497773871170

SoldierPmr

It's worth keeping an eye on Gun tree. You can usually get a good deal on tanks and equipment

Wildfisher

Liam, do you add salt to the water in your Lab / Hap tank? I seem to remember all the Malawi keepers I new did this back in the day,

SoldierPmr

No they have been perfectly healthy without it. If I see signs of ick or fin rot then I would add it.

Fishtales

Quote from: admin on August 12, 2023, 09:56:28 PMLiam, do you add salt to the water in your Lab / Hap tank? I seem to remember all the Malawi keepers I new did this back in the day,

Add some limestone rocks and that will slowly dissolve and keep the PH high. Test your tap water and the ground water at the reservoir that it comes from if you can and see what it is set at, the water companies try to keep it at 7.0 , neutral, but the base water might be low acidic or high alkaline and it will slowly change. I replace the water I remove with tap water using the garden hose and add water treatment to remove the  chlorine. The tap water is 7.2 PH but one side of the tank sits around 6.8 PH and the other side 6.4 PH, no idea why as they both have the same substrata, plants and wood, and they are fed the same food :)
Don't worry, be happy.
Sandy
Carried it in full, then carry it out empty.
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