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  1. A Starting Point

    1. Announcements

      Important stuff about this forum and associated websites

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    2. Welcome

      New here? Tell a little about yourself. Everyone is welcome here!

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    3. FNZAS & Afflilated Clubs

      Federation of New Zealand Aquatic Societies and affiliated clubs. Issues and announcements

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    4. Beginners Corner

      Just starting out with fish keeping? Or you're an old hand but want to try something new. You've come to the right place.

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  2. The Community Tank

    1. Coldwater

      This forum is to discuss cold freshwater aquaria and ponds

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    2. Freshwater

      This forum is to discuss freshwater aquaria

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    3. Saltwater

      This forum is to discuss saltwater aquaria

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    4. Technical

      Discuss equipment and the more technical stuff here

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    5. DIY Section

      Do it yourself information to help others with the hobby

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    6. Diseases

      A place to ask for help, offer remedies and talk about sick fishies in general.

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    7. Private Trade and Exchange

      Private individuals trading aquarium related items such as fish, plants, equipment along with reptiles and amphibians. For Sale and Give Away are all welcome.

      Please include location in your post so others can see if it is local or not.
      Please use the Wanted to Buy forum for specific items you are after.
      Joining the local aquarium club (and the FNZAS) will be appreciated

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    8. Wanted to Buy

      Private individuals wishing to buy aquarium related items such as fish, plants, reptiles and amphibians and related equipment.

      Please include location in your post so others can see if it is local or not..

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    9. Commercial Trade and Exchange

      Sellers of aquarium related products selling in commercial quantities and/or at retail prices and breeders selling fish on a regular basis can use this forum to discuss their products.
      A donation towards maintenance of this site is always welcome.

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  3. Members Tanks

    1. Freshwater Members Tanks

      Display your tanks here.
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    2. Saltwater Members Tanks

      Display your tanks here.
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  4. The Specialist Corner

    1. General Breeding

      This forum is for general discussions about breeding fish

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    2. New Zealand Natives

      The place to discuss all native New Zealand Aquatic Organisms

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    3. Aquatic Plants

      Growing and propagating of aquatic plants

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    7. Rare and unusual fish

      A place to show off your oddball fish. You know, those hard to describe, hard to find, "what is it? Is it a fish?" species. All oddball tropical fish, freshwater or marine. Any rare and unusual fish

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    11. Mollusc and Crustaceans

      An area where users can post and discuss Mollusc and Crustaceans

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  5. Other Business

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    3. Fun

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  • Posts

    • I spoke to someone who lives in ChCh and used to breed these. If you still need help by the end of the week, let me know and I will contact her again but she is at a conference this week so unable to help until she gets home.
    • I have never had a tank without fish but know a lot of people use root tabs successfully. Why not add a fast growing plant, like water sprite/Indian fern?
    • My tank has water! Finally there is something to do other than killing off some specific bacteria.   Aquarium system 2.0 now has plants, a Hydrocotyle (pennywort) species and a Nymphoides indica (snowflake lily). They've put on healthy leaves since being submerged. They're going to need to provide cover for my fish, so they've still got some growing to do before any animals go in. They're in a new system without much available "stuff" to use for this, and their new growth is slowing down and looking weaker. They seem to be especially struggling with nitrogen and iron, but the idea of putting a complete fertilizer the water column is making me nervous about algae blooms. Is it worth adding root tabs to my plants to get them the missing nutrients? And is there a way to add small amounts of usable nitrogen to my water?
    • Yes you will need to alter it and possibly add magnesium and calcium 
    • I was planning on using the saltwater for a tropical tank, as in 1.024 - 1.026 sg, if the salinity is too high should I just dilute with rodi water?
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