54L UK Aquarium

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    Thanks, it's really green. I also think it's great, just months of patience and restructuring til it's perfect. I gotta be honest, it's the first time I've stopped moving things around and etc...
     
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    Feeding the fish

     
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    Just looked at a video of glowlight tetras dropping eggs - I am not sure if I have glowlight tetra eggs as I have a lot of white spots all over the wood... I know they eat their own eggs but those spots have been left alone so not too sure.

    I have one female that has always looked fat after feeding then she's skinny the next day - I am pretty sure she's the one who is dropping the eggs or something.

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    That looks like nerite snail capsules to me
     
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    Interesting. I don't even have a nerite snail in my tank. Only ramshorns and they came from the ferns that I bought from Pets At Home, though the petshop does keep nerite snails for sale.
     
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    Hi I have a 50 liter tank and my heater is struggling to heat the tank and I need a filter upgrade but I don't now that pump.
     
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    Hi @Christo beeslaar
    I suggest you start a new thread for that question as it might be high jacking @Rainstorm ’s thread. Or did you have a specific question for her seeing that you have a similar sized tank? Not clear
     
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    No I am struggling with my filter and I don't really now how to use tasa.
     
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    Ok thankyou very much because today is my first day on this group.
     
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    If you're seeing new ones pop up then it could be something else then. Unless the wood came with it. I have a single nerite that lays all over the wood in my tank
     
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    I did some research last night and this morning, I came to one option I could try as a last resort as I’m trying to avoid using panacur as it’ll mess up with the established water parameters that I’ve been maintaining for the last 6 months.

    Endlers.

    I went to the pet shop and had a look around. I know they have endlers and I happened to see some otocinclus fish too.

    I went and bought 6 endlers and 4 Otos!!!

    The endlers are stunning. I asked for males only and they are so amazing. By 10pm, all of them hunted down a couple of detritus worms and gobbled up all the planeria on the glass.

    So it has turned out well and I’m keeping them.

    Otos have already started working on the established algae. Hoping they will all settle down.

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    I laughed at how the tetras were trying to make friends with the endlers while they were acclimiting (sp?) to my tank water temperature and once I put them in with the tetras, they all started schooling together.

    Now my fish tank is busy with all the fish going to places and having parties together.
     
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    I also assumed that as the one wood had been left outside for a while and it got boiled before I put it back in the tank - the same for the tree piece. It could just be something else like you said. I doubt they are eggs at all but then again, it could be snail eggs, who knows? My ramshorns are breeding like rabbits and hopefully the endlers will keep them in check.
     
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    Love the new additions to the tank.
     
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    Fantastic looking Endlers :thumbup:

    Good luck with them, and the Otttos
     
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    I agree, I couldn't believe how stunning they looked when I had the tank lights off - their coat has an iridescent glow and the colours showed up even better in the low light refraction from the front room window (it has blinds covering it) but we open them partially when my partner is at home.

    I caught two of the ottos cleaning the ferns so those two should be ok. I have put in some blanched cucumber slices in but none of them are having it at the moment. I think they're not used to being fed greens. I'll have to go out and get some algae wafers and see if they'll take to it. Otherwise I'm gonna have to find a way to grow some algae in a tub or grab some from the canal and use that as a starter to start growing it.

    My window side upstairs is a good place to start as I have managed to grow algae in a spray bottle for my orchid which now has gone into the bin as it developed a disease and there was no way I was able to save the orchid (it was already dying off). I could just pop a few rocks in a mayonnise jar bottle and just leave it standing in the water but it could take up to a month before I see anything that can be useable.
     
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    Get an assassin snail or 2 and you will see your snail population go slow
     
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    Very nice scape :)
     
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    I read they burrow under the gravel and I can’t have that because I have DHG carpeting on the gravel
     
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    I have Mts and assassin's with Monte Carlo and they are fine
     

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