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Adrienne

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  1. No question is ever stupid Welcome back - I'm currently in the own no fish stage.
  2. Have you looked on the plant database at the top of the page? Swords can be very difficult to ID unless they flower. https://aquariumworld.nz/databases/1-plants/
  3. I was about to recommend Stockers, but then I read they no longer stock it. Try trademe?
  4. Livingart - you should run DIY fish keeping classes.
  5. The trick will be trying to get a courier company to pick up in the afternoon rather than earlier in the day. Perhaps you could arrange it through a local shop?
  6. Six days isn't that long but are your test kits within expiry still? Give the flakes sitting on the substrate a good stir up and see if that provides the impetus for an ammonia increase.
  7. NZRK Capitations list and payment for caps and levy put through today.
  8. Adrienne

    Heater problem

    Whitespot has a 21 day cycle so bringing it down slowly as is happening won't be detrimental in that respect and will be less stress than dropping it rapidly. It's good to see you are still keeping fish after all this time
  9. Adrienne

    Heater problem

    Is it actually coming on? Could it be your house is too warm and that is keeping the temp up? Was the tank at 26 before you turned it up?
  10. Have you tried the likes of Hollywood Fish Farm, Mt Roskill or Albany. They generally have some stock of anubias, ferns etc - the ones that grow well with CO2 injection.
  11. Try joining this facebook group which is affiliated to the FNZAS, who runs the aquarium world website https://www.facebook.com/groups/nzreefkeepers/
  12. I very much agree with Caryl in that adding other fish has upset the tank balance. What size is the clown knife compared to the other fish? Generally clown knife and oscar's do not make the best tank mates. If nitrates are high then either too much is being fed or the current filters are not coping with the bioload being placed on them.
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    Salt Water

    No issues as long as you follow good collection guidelines. 'I also went down to the Takapuna Boat Ramp and collected natural salt water, ran it through a 100 micron filter to get rid of nasties, diluted it a bit to get the salinity level suitable for my tank and used that. '
  14. Adrienne

    Salt Water

    10% is sufficient each week. RODI is not really negotiable, depends on the TDS out of your tap really but best to have a reading of 0 TDS to control algae outbreaks etc. Some people use pure dew bottled water. Re how long should a bucket of salt last - thats like asking how long is a piece of string. It depends on the salinity level you are wanting in your tank and the type of salt you use as not all salt is created equal. You will also need a refractometer to check the salinity level of the water you mix as it is rare that following the directions on the label you will get exactly what it says. I made up artificial salt water using RODI water and buckets of salt. I also went down to the Takapuna Boat Ramp and collected natural salt water, ran it through a 100 micron filter to get rid of nasties, diluted it a bit to get the salinity level suitable for my tank and used that. You can do this if you go within half an hour each side of high tide on days when there hasn't been rain for at least 24hrs and the swell is not too heavy. Sea water has salinity of 1.027, most marine tanks run at 1.025.
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